It seems like just a few weeks ago Kyle and I were in Missouri for the2011 MidwayUSA & NRA Bianchi Cup. But flashforward seven months to mid-December, and it’s time to start getting ready for the 2012 Bianchi Cup. The crew upstairs in Competitive Shooting is busy working on sponsorship and finalizing celebrity guests for 2012, and they’ve sent me the famed Bianchi Cup poster to share with our readers.

While it may just be a poster to some, there’s a little known tradition surrounding the NRA Bianchi Cup poster each year. During registration, staff, volunteers, and competitors are asked to sign Bianchi posters in silver, with those who have won the coveted cup signing their name upon it in black. Here’s a look at the 2012 MidwayUSA & Bianchi Cup poster, featuring 2011 Champions Doug Keonig and Jessie Harrison.

Set for May 23-26, 2012 at the Green Valley Rifle & Pistol Club outside Columbia, Missouri, the Bianchi Cup is known as the richest and most prestigious shooting tournament in the world. With the generous support of title sponsor MidwayUSA and major sponsors such as ColtSIG SauerUniversal Coin & BullionAction TargetSmith & Wesson, and Safariland, the 2012 Bianchi Cup promises to live up to it’s reputation.

Stay tuned, because we’ll have exciting Bianchi news about new and returning sponsors, prizes, and celebrity shooters for you in the coming weeks.

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