The Crawfish Cup is back! After Covid-19 forced the cancellation of the Crawfish Cup in 2020, and damages to the range prevented us from holding the Crawfish Cup in 2021, we are excited to announce the Crawfish Cup will return on Friday and Saturday, April 22 & 23! For the first time, we will be holding the Louisiana Action Pistol State Championship on Friday and the Crawfish Cup Regional Championship on Saturday. So two registered matches in two days, both with the same four traditional Bianchi Cup events. This is a great warm-up for those planning to attend the Bianchi Cup in May. As you can see in the attached program, the range is open for practice Monday through Thursday prior to the match.

There are multiple ways to enter the match.


To see the video "Road to the Crawfish Cup" click: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJ-FCev1YFU


Link to printable program & entry form 2022 Crawfish Cup Program_Final.pdf

  • Complete the entry form and snail mail it with a check.
  • Complete the entry form, scan or photograph it, email it to crawfishcup@att.net, and then pay with PayPal using crawfishcup@att.net
  • At this time, entry is not available on Practiscore.

If you have questions:




The 2022 Crawfish Cup

Presented by:

Midsouth Shooters Supply

Louisiana Action Pistol

State Championship

Friday, April 22, 2022

and

Region IV Action Pistol

Championship

Saturday, April 23, 2022

Official Program


SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA

RIFLE & PISTOL CLUB, INC.

P.O. Box 518,

Lake Charles, Louisiana 70602

www.thecrawfishcup.com


Special Notices

Eye and ear protection must be worn by all competitors and spectators on or around any firing line.

A Function, Cleaning & Repair Range is located on Range 9, the Rifle Range. The Rifle Range will be provided for practice draws, function firing, cleaning, and repair.

Table of Contents

  • 1.     Schedule of Events
  • 2.     Logistics
  • 3.     Registration/Entry Information
  • 4.     Tournament Conditions
  • 5.     Championship Matches
  • 6.     Awards
  • 7.     General Information
  • 8.     Maps

Schedule of Events

All times are subject to change. All events at the range unless specified otherwise.

Monday, April 18

9 am – 5 pm    Practice available on all ranges

Tuesday, April 19

9 am – 5 pm    Practice available on all ranges

Wednesday, April 20

8:30 am           Range Staff and Hardship Grants may compete for score

9 am – 5 pm    Practice available on all ranges but must yield to Staff Competition

11 am – 3 pm  Competitor Registration

Thursday, April 21

8:30 am           Range Staff and Hardship Grants may compete for score

9 am – 3 pm    Practice available on all ranges but must yield to Staff Competition

9 am – 5 pm    Competitor Registration

3:30 pm           All ranges closed for match preparation

Friday, April 22          Louisiana Action Pistol State Championship

7:00 am           Competitor Registration & Briefing

8:00 am           Competition begins

12:00 pm         Lunch

3:30 pm           Competition Complete

5:00 pm           Awards Ceremony

Saturday, April 23     Region IV Action Pistol Championship                 

7:00 am           Competitor Registration & Briefing

8 :00 am          Competition begins    

12:00 pm         Lunch             

3:30 pm           Competition complete, break down the ranges

4:30 pm           Prize Table Drawings

5:00 pm           Awards Ceremony


Logistics

Inquiries

  • ·        Contact George Mowbray at 337-304-1920 or crawfishcup@att.com.

Championship Range

  • ·        The SW Louisiana Rifle & Pistol Club Range is in Holmwood, LA at 5720 Old Camp Road near its intersection with Louisiana Highway 27. The address to be used with most GPS units is 5720 Old Camp Road, Holmwood, LA (may show up as Bell City, LA in some GPS units, but the range is located at Holmwood, LA) This is NOT a mailing address.
  • ·        The range is equipped with portable toilets. There is no running water.
  • ·        Drinking water will be provided on practice days.
  • ·        Water and soft drinks will be furnished on match day free of charge.
  • ·        No alcoholic beverages are allowed on the premises.

Local Hotels

There is not a designated “Match Hotel”, but there are numerous hotels in the Lake Charles area. Hotels along I-210 (Lake Charles Loop) are closest to shopping, restaurants, and casinos, and are about 20-25 minutes from the range. Suggestions:

  • ·        Various Marriott Brand hotels
  • ·        Various Hilton Brand hotels
  • ·        Various Holiday Inn Hotels including a full-service Holiday Inn on Lake Street.
  • ·        Various Casino Hotels

Registration & Entry Information

Open to

  • ·        The Regional Championship and the Louisiana State Championship are open to all U.S. citizens, and non-U.S. citizens who are members in good standing of their respective National Shooting Federations.
  • ·        Competitors under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Entry Information

  • ·        Competitors may compete in one Firearm Division in the State Tournament and one Firearm Division in the Regional Tournament.  It is not required to fire the same Firearm Division in both tournaments.
  • ·        Entries in each Championship is limited to 96 competitors, not including Range Staff.
  • ·        Hardship requests to shoot for score early, with the Range Staff, must be requested in advance, in writing, (email requests accepted). Granting of requests is not guaranteed.
  • ·        Mail entries to: George Mowbray, 3649 Burton Ln, Lake Charles, LA 70605

Entry Closing Dates

  • ·        Entry closes at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, April 20, 2022.
  • ·        Hardship requests must be received no later than Friday, April 1, 2022.

Firearm Divisions:

  • ·        Open, Metallic Sight, Production, Production Optic (Centerfire Only)
  • ·        Rimfire (Open, Metallic and Production Rimfire will compete together)

Squadding

  • ·        Squadding will be at the discretion of the Match Officials to improve efficiency and operations. Specific requests to squad with another competitor should be submitted with entry form or via email to crawfishcup@att.net. Competitor packets at registration will contain the final squads and shooting times.

Classification

  • ·        Rule 19.1 Classified Competitors: NRA Action Pistol Classification will be used.
  • ·        Rule 19.2 Unclassified Competitor: Shooters that are unclassified in any discipline will compete in Master Class.
  • ·        Rule 19.4 Temporary Classification or Rule 19.6- assigned Classification may be used.

Special Categories

  • ·        Special awards will be given in the following special categories in the Regional Championship only.
  • o   High Junior
  • o   High Senior
  • o   High Grand Senior
  • o   High Woman
  • o   High Law Enforcement (Active, Full-Time LE Only Please. Furnish proof)

Louisiana State Championship Entry Fees

  • ·        Regular Entry: $60
  • ·        Junior Entry: $25
  • ·        Match Volunteer Entry: $25

Regional Championship Entry Fees

  • ·        Regular Entry: $110
  • ·        Junior Entry: $50
  • ·        Match Volunteer Entry: $50

Practice Fees

  • ·        $10 per day. Payable at the range. Targets are available for purchase.

Cancellations and Refunds

  • ·        Cancellations received in writing or email prior to April 15, 2022, will receive a full refund. No refunds will be issued for cancellations after April 15, 2022.

Tournament Conditions

Rules

  • ·        Current NRA Action Pistol Shooting Rules for will govern but may be modified by this program.
  • ·        Match Staff and Granted Hardship Requests may shoot on Wednesday, April 20th or Thursday, April 21st.

Official Bulletin Board

  • ·        The Official Bulletin Board location will be under the pavilion, outside the Stat Office. Preliminary bulletins on all matches and all official notices will be posted on the Official Bulletin Board.

Firearms Allowed

  • ·        See NRA Action Pistol Rules Section 3. Firearms on the range must be in a holster or case.
  • ·        Unloaded firearms may be transferred from a parked vehicle to a holster or case. There shall be no other handling of firearms except on the firing line or in the safe area.
  • ·        Substitution of pistols (except under provision of NRA Action Pistol Rule 9.1) will result in disqualification.
  • ·        Revolvers and semi-automatic pistols compete together.

Holsters

  • ·        Rule 3.12: holsters must be practical, safe, and serviceable and suited to the pistol used. Holsters must retain the pistol during any activity.
  • ·        Competitors may not use holsters that violate safety considerations, such as shoulder, chest, cross-draw, or other such designs.

Ammunition

  • ·        Minimum Caliber in the Centerfire Division is 9mm.
  • ·        Ammunition in the Centerfire Division must meet a power factor of 120,000.
  • ·        Competitors in the Centerfire Division must provide a sampling of ammunition from a magazine, speed loader or bag upon request of a Championship Official for testing at the Chronograph.

Competitor’s Duties

  • ·        Competitors will be required to act as Observers on alternate relays of their squad.

Sight Pictures

·        Sight pictures will be permitted only at the firing line and at the direction of the Range Officer.

Targets & Target Equipment

·        Rule 4.2: NRA AP-1 cardboard targets will be used on the paper events.

  • ·        Rule 4.3: 8” diameter round steel plates, .375” thick plates will be used in the Centerfire Falling Plate Event. The target must be knocked down to score as a hit.
  • ·        Rule 4.3.2: Alternate Falling Plate Target Rimfire – The target will be an 8” diameter round target, made from ¼” thick steel. The target must be knocked down to score as a hit.
  • ·        The Practical and Barricade Ranges are equipped with Turning Targets.
  • ·        The Moving Target Ranges are equipped with two identical rail moving target mechanisms.
  • ·        The Centerfire Falling Plate Range is equipped with four locking plate racks.
  • ·        The Rimfire Falling Plate Range is equipped with two non-locking plate racks. Sound-actuated electronic shot timers will be used on each individual competitor.
  • ·        Fired targets are the property of the SW Louisiana Rifle & Pistol Club and shall not be removed or retained by the competitors.

Scoring & Challenges

  • ·        Scoring for Matches I, II, and III will take place in the Central Scoring Area.
  • ·        Scoring for Match IV will take place at the rear of the range. Competitors must check and sign their scorecards prior to leaving the range.
  • ·        For expedience in recording scores, scores will be entered into the database prior to competitors signing their scorecard and may be posted in preliminary bulletins.
  • ·        Competitors must report to the Target Review Table under the small pavilion to review their targets.
  • ·        If a competitor feels a shot fired by himself or another competitor has been improperly evaluated or scored, they may challenge the ruling.
  • ·        In the event of a challenge, write the word “Challenge” above the competitor’s signature line and inform the Target Review Official. An Official Referee or three-person Jury will be summoned to rule on the challenge. Upon completion of the ruling, the competitor must sign his or her score card.
  • ·        All unsigned scorecards become final thirty minutes after the final shot of the tournament.

Ties

  • ·        Ties in Matches I, II and III will be broken by following NRA Action Pistol Rules 15.2. In Match IV, ties will be broken following NRA Action Pistol Rule 15.12

Challenges Fees

  • ·        The fee to challenge one’s own target is $10.
  • ·        The fee to protest another competitor’s target is $20

Protests - A competitor may formally protest:

  • a)     Any injustice which he feels has been done him except the evaluation of a target, which he may challenge as outlined in Rule 16.1
  • b)     The conditions under which another competitor has been permitted to fire.
  • c)     The equipment which another competitor has been permitted to use.

Protest Procedure

  • ·        A competitor must initiate a protest immediately upon the occurrence of the protested incident. Failure to comply with the procedures outlined in Rule 16.3 will automatically void the protest.

Firing Times

  • ·        Squad firing times are listed in the squadding schedule included in the competitor packet. All times are subject to change. Squads should be prepared to begin firing any specific match earlier than the time posted, if the range is available. The whole squad will be required to begin.

Equipment Malfunctions:

  • ·       In the event of a malfunction which cannot be repaired, an electronic timer will be used.

The Louisiana State Championship

This is a Squadded Individual Match which will consist of an aggregate four of the following events.

  • ·        Match I: Practical Event
  • ·        Match II: Barricade Event
  • ·        Match III: Moving Target Event (Mod)
  • ·        Match IV: Falling Plate Event

Awards

Number of awards are based on three competitors per award to a maximum of three

Open Firearm

  • ·        Louisiana State Champion: Plaque
  • ·        2nd Place Overall: Plaque or Medal
  • ·        3rd Place Overall: Plaque or Medal

Metallic Sight Firearm

  • ·        Louisiana State Champion: Plaque
  • ·        2nd Place: Plaque or Medal
  • ·        3rd Place: Plaque or Medal

Production Firearm

  • ·        Louisiana State Champion: Plaque
  • ·        2nd Place: Plaque or Medal
  • ·        3rd Place: Plaque or Medal

Production Optic Firearm

  • ·        Louisiana State Champion: Plaque
  • ·        2nd Place: Plaque or Medal
  • ·        3rd Place: Plaque or Medal

Rimfire Firearm

  • ·        Louisiana State Champion: Plaque
  • ·        2nd Place: Plaque or Medal
  • ·        3rd Place: Plaque or Medal

The Region IV Championship

This is a Squadded Individual Match which will consist of an aggregate of the following:

  • ·        Match I: Practical Event
  • ·        Match II: Barricade Event
  • ·        Match III: Moving Target Event (Mod)
  • ·        Match IV: Falling Plate Event

Awards

Number of awards are based on three competitors per award to a maximum of three

Open Firearm

  • ·        Winner: NRA Regional Gold Medal, Open Regional Champion trophy & cash
  • ·        2nd Place: NRA Regional Silver Medal, plaque & cash
  • ·        3rd Place: NRA Regional Bronze Medal, plaque & cash

Metallic Sight Firearm

  • ·        Winner: NRA Regional Gold Medal, Metallic Sight Regional Champion trophy & cash
  • ·        2nd Place: NRA Regional Silver Medal, plaque & cash
  • ·        3rd Place: NRA Regional Bronze Medal, plaque & cash

Production Firearm

  • ·        Winner: NRA Regional Gold Medal, Productions Regional Champion trophy & cash
  • ·        2nd Place: NRA Regional Silver Medal, plaque & cash
  • ·        3rd Place: NRA Regional Bronze Medal, plaque & cash

Production Optic Firearm

  • ·        Winner: NRA Regional Gold Medal, Productions Regional Champion trophy & cash
  • ·        2nd Place: NRA Regional Silver Medal, plaque & cash
  • ·        3rd Place: NRA Regional Bronze Medal, plaque & cash

Rimfire Firearm

  • ·        1st Place: Plaque
  • ·        2nd Place: Plaque or Medal
  • ·        3rd Place: Plaque or Medal

Special Awards

  • ·        High Lady: Plaque or Medal
  • ·        High Junior: Plaque or Medal
  • ·        High Senior: Plaque or Medal
  • ·        High Grand Senior: Plaque or Medal
  • ·        High Law Enforcement: Plaque or Medal

Class Awards - The Top Three competitors in each Gun-Type will not be eligible for Class Awards.

  • ·        Winner, High Master Class:    Plaque or Medal
  • ·        Winner, Master Class:             Plaque or Medal
  • ·        Winner, Expert Class:             Plaque or Medal
  • ·        Winner, Sharpshooter Class:  Plaque or Medal
  • ·        Winner, Marksman Class:       Plaque or Medal

Merchandise Prize Table

·        It is anticipated that there will be a merchandise prize table for the Regional Championship only. Some special qualifications or placements may get first pick of the prize table and then the remainder of the table will be awarded by random drawing.

Local Flavor

  • ·        An exciting airboat tour on the Atchafalaya Swamp, along I-10 about 80 miles east of Lake Charles, is highly recommended and may be arranged individually. We recommend the airboat tour operated by www.basinlanding.com. The Lake Charles area is a very popular fishing destination. Guided trip recommendations are available upon request.

Map to Range

Directions to Range

Range address for use with GPS: 5720 Old Camp Road, Bell City, LA This is the address to be used with GPS; the range entrance is actually located at Holmwood on Old Camp Road 800 feet west of its intersection with LA Hwy 27 at Holmwood, LA.

From Lake Charles, exit I-210 at LA 14; go South on LA 14 approximately 10 miles to Holmwood; continue straight, now on LA, 27 ½ mile to Old Camp Road (look for a white sign with a red bullseye.) Turn right onto Old Camp Road, and then right at sign “5720”

From East of Lake Charles, exit I-10 at exit 36; go South on LA 397 until it intersects with LA 14. Turn left and head East on LA 14, toward Holmwood, and follow the directions above

Entry & payment Information

Entries may be mailed or emailed to George Mowbray at the appropriate address below:

George Mowbray

3649 Burton Lane

Lake Charles, LA 70605

(337) 304-1920 cell

crawfishcup@att.net

If paying by check, make checks payable to: SW LA Rifle & Pistol Club-Action Pistol Acct

If paying by PayPal use: crawfishcup@att.net

Squadding requests not submitted on Entry Form may be emailed to crawfishcup@att.net.


The 2022 Midsouth Shooters’ Crawfish Cup Entry Form

Competitor Information

First Name _______________________ Last Name___________________________

Note: If you have entered the Crawfish Cup previously and there are no changes to your competitor information since your last entry, you may write “same” in the spaces.

Address ______________________________________________________________

City __________________________ St ____ Zip __________ Country ___________

Home Phone _________________________ Mobile Phone ____________________

NRA Number ____________________________  Gender:   Male           Female

Email address ________________________________________________________

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Special Category: (circle all that apply)    

Lady     Sub-Jr   Intermediate-Jr    Junior    Senior     Grand Senior    Police (Active, Full Time)

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Louisiana Action Pistol State Championship: Classification & Firearm Type

  • ·        NRA Action Pistol Classification:

High Master   Master   Expert   Sharpshooter   Marksman   Unclassified

  • ·        Firearm Type and Division:            
  • ·        Centerfire:

Open   Metallic Sight             Production     Production Optic

  • Are you Distinguished in this Gun Type? Yes      No
  • ·        Rimfire:

Open               Metallic Sight             Production

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Region IV Action Pistol Regional Championship: Classification & Firearm Type

  • ·        NRA Action Pistol Classification:

High Master   Master   Expert   Sharpshooter   Marksman   Unclassified

  • ·        Firearm Type and Division:
  • Centerfire:

Open                  Metallic Sight             Production     Production Optic  

Are you Distinguished in this Gun Type?                Yes      No

  • ·        Rimfire:

Open               Metallic Sight             Production

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Entry Fees    

Louisiana State Action Pistol Championship

Regular Entry: $60        Junior Entry: $25           Match Volunteer Entry: $25                    $__________

Regional Championship

Regular Entry: $110      Junior Entry: $50           Match Volunteer Entry: $50                    $__________

One T-shirt included in Entry Fee. Additional T-Shirts $15 each            $__________

                                                                        Total enclosed            $__________

One T-shirt is included in entry fee. Indicate total number of shirts in appropriate size box:

  • ·        Extra T-shirts are $15 each if ordered at time of entry. State number and size(s)

Small _____    Medium _____    Large ____    X-Large _____   XXL _____   XXXL_____

Request to squad with ______________________________________________________________



Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 518, Lake Charles, LA 70602

Range Address for use with GPS:

5720 Old Camp Road, Bell City, Louisiana 

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