Tulsa, Oklahoma (July 18, 2010) – Smith and Wesson shooter Jessie Abbate won the Women’s Open Amateur and Women’s Limited Amateur Titles at the Pro-Am event at the National Shooting Academy in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Abbate also finished second overall in Limited and third overall in Open. This marks Abbate’s 11th title of the shooting season.
The Pro-Am is a steel match with a simple scoring system. The raw score is the number of targets down on a stage after the competitor has fired the last shot. The stage score is the raw score minus any applicable penalties. The match score is the combined total of all stages. In the Limited Division, Abbate shot a score of 182 – good enough for second overall. In the Open Division, she shot a score of 185 – good for a third place overall.
Abbate said that the Pro-Am is a great match and is fun to shoot. “This match,” said Abbate, “is a lot of fun. It is quick, exciting, and presents different challenges in the area of steel shooting. This is a great match for shooters of all skill levels.” Abbate returned to the match this year as the defending women’s champion from 2009.
The Pro-Am title is Abbate’s third major championship of the 2010 shooting season (unless noted, all championships are Women’s titles). She started the season with championships in the Open ,Rimfire, and Limited and was the Steel Master at the Steel Nationals in Titusville, Florida in March. She followed that with a National Championship at the Bianchi Cup in May. Her career shooting resume includes World Speed Shooting Championships (Steel Challenge) in 2007, 2008 (Ladies Limited only), and 2009; USPSA Production National Championships in 2007, USPSA Limited and Limited 10 Championships in 2008, and USPSA Production and Limited Championships in 2009; a Pro-Am Championship in both Limited and Open in 2009 and 2010; Steel Challenge National titles in Limited, .22 Open and Open in 2007, Steel Challenge Nationals Limited Champion and Lady Steel Master in 2008, Steel Challenge National s .22 Open Champion, Limited, Open and Steel Master in 2009 and 2010; USPSA MultiGun Tactical Division titles in 2007 and 2008; Western 3 Gun World Cup titles in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008; and numerous USPSA Area championships and titles in Single Action Shooting.
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JESSIE ABBATE’S EQUIPMENT LIST:
Abbate’s Gun Sponsor is SMITH & WESSON – an American legend and premier firearms manufacturer
Abbate’s Bullets are from HORNADY – maker of the finest bullets available
Abbate’s optical sight is from LEUPOLD – optics that are renowned for their unchallenged ruggedness, absolute waterproof integrity, and their vastly superior optical quality
Abbate’s ammunition is from ATLANTA ARMS AND AMMO – maker of dependable, high quality ammunition that you can count on
Jessie Abbate is represented by August Sports Promotions – a Maryland/Washington, D.C. based sports representation agency that specializes in representing athletes from the outdoor sports. For information about Jessie Abbate, please contact the offices of August Sports Promotions.
Industry Contact: Russell C. Stott
August Sports Promotions