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2001 World Blank Elimination Championships
Bearspaw, Alberta, Canada - July 14 - 15, 2001

The World Elimination Championships was a Traditional Style contest that saw the fastest guns in the sport compete for the 2001 world title. This was a 3-out-of-5, 3X contest, meaning that you had to beat your competitor 3 shots, and you had to loose 3 rounds of shooting before being eliminated from the contest. The contestants were split into 3 divisions for women, and 3 divisions for men (AA, A & B) depending on their speed classification, with AA being the unlimited, fastest class.

Contest Site

The contest site of the 2001 World Elimination Fast Draw Championships.

Men's AA division finalists
Men's "AA" division finalists Howard Darby (left) and Bob Mernickle.

Women's AA division finalists
Women's "AA" division finalists Nicole Franks (left) and Peggy Franks.

Men's A division finalists
Men's "A" division finalists Tye Faw (left) and Jim Yager.

Women's A division finalists
Women's "A" division finalists Anita Burnham (left) and Terri Evans.

Men's B division finalists
Men's "B" division finalists Bill Caravello (left) and Ralph Howell.

Women's B division finalists
Women's "B" division finalists Shauna Frey (left) and Linda Benedictson.

Score Keepers and spectators
Scorekeepers, clock operators and spectators
Top row (l-r): Ray Thielke, Christine Blinn, Clara Thielke
Bottom row (l-r): Sherrie Mernickle, Suzie Vonfeldt, Jim Vonfeldt, Ted Blocker

Trophy winners
The trophy winners at the World Elimination Championships.

Division winners

Division winners (clockwise from top): Tye Faw (A Men), Anita Burnham (A Women), Howard Darby (AA Men), Nicole Franks (AA Women), Shauna Frey (B Women), Bill Caravello (B Men).

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Competition start Introduction and first shots of the 2001 World Blank Elimination Championship
(37 second clip, 470 Kb)
Competitor interviews Some interviews and coverage of the Women shooters
(42 second clip, 515 Kb)
Competition finals Finals of the Championship
(53 second clip, 659 Kb)

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