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Aysen Holds Off Golob for 4th Straight Revolver Title
Team Smith & Wesson’s Annette Aysen claimed her fourth consecutive Women’s Limited division title at the 20th Annual Smith & Wesson International Revolver Championship.
The Thibodaux, La. shooter won eight of 14 stages in the women’s match but found herself fending off Golob who took the lead from Aysen twice in the match. Last year Golob won the Women’s Open title but switched to Limited division competition this year.
Ultimately Aysen won the title, again, with a final time of 368.29 seconds. Golob finished 20.51 seconds behind Aysen in second place with two stage wins and a time of 388.80.
“This was a close match pitting two of the top women revolver shooters in the country against each other. The last minute decision by Julie to switch to the Limited contest certainly put added pressure on Annette, but she managed to put in another strong, winning performance to take her fourth straight title,” said Ron Joslin of ICORE.
Rounding out the top five were Team Apex’s Lisa Farrell of Los Osos, Calif. in third with two stage wins and a final time of 394.52, Teddi Edington of Renton, Wash. in fourth with a time of 444.93 and Barbara Thibodaux of Thibodaux, La. in fifth with one stage win and a time of 489.37 seconds.
Organized by the International Confederation of Revolver Enthusiasts (ICORE), and held at Hogue Action Pistol Range at the San Luis Obispo Sportsmen’s Association, the 20th Annual Smith & Wesson International Revolver Championship drew more than 230 top revolver shooters, representing 26 states and three foreign nations. Titles were awarded in the Open, Limited or Classic ibtas divisions with scoring based on time and accuracy where time penalties are accrued for misses and shots outside the x-ring.
For further information on ICORE and the 20th Annual Smith & Wesson International Revolver Championship, visit http://www.ICORE.org, follow @ICORE_Shooting (http://twitter.com/
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The International Confederation of Revolver Enthusiasts (ICORE) was founded in 1991 by Mike and Sharon Higashi, long time active shooters in all the handgun sports and was designed as a revolver-only competition format.