June 3rd, 2016

Doug Koenig, King of the Bianchi Cup, Wins 17th Championship

Doug Koenig Bianchi Cup 2016 Pistol Shooting Competition

Doug Koenig earned a record-setting 17th Bianchi Cup Championship last week, winning High Overall and High Open titles at the 2016 NRA Bianchi Cup in Columbia, Missouri. Koenig had the lead going into the Championship Final with a perfect score of 1920-183X. His combined Match X and Championship Final Aggregate score was 3840-361X, two points higher than runner-up Troy Mattheyer.

Mr. Perfect — Koenig won his first Bianchi Cup in 1990, and he was the first to finish the prestigious match with a perfect score. Since then, he has achieved a perfect score in all but one match.

This Video Profiles Doug Koenig, King of the Bianchi Cup:

Koenig Triumphs in New ‘Championship Round’ Format
New this year was a second “Championship” round. After completion of the match’s 192-shot, 1920-point Aggregate, the top 36 competitors fired an additional 192-shot Championship Round. Scores from the Championship Round combined into an overall Aggregate to determine each category’s champions.

The NRA Bianchi Cup, established in 1979, consists of four separate, fixed time matches: Practical Event (with shots fired from 10-50 yards), Barricade Event (shots taken from behind simulated cover), Falling Plate Event (banks of six 8″ falling plates), and the Moving Target Event (shots fired at a moving target exposed for six seconds).

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