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At the 2010 European Handgun Championships in Belgrade, Serbia, Eric Grauffel from France, achieved another European Open Division win. Eric first won the Europeans in 1998 and also in 2001, 2004, 2007 and now 2010. Five European Open Division Championship wins in a row is something that has never been done before!
Eric Grauffel, is known for having an unprecedented winning streak. The 30-year-old native of France has won 177 President Medals and is four times World Champion of the International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC).
For his competitive shooting, Eric uses only the best material. "If your equipment is not perfect, it is like killing yourself in competition," said Eric. Since 1995 Eric estimates he shot 3 million rounds.
During his run of an estimated 177 straight victories against the top shooters in the world, Eric has amassed four-teen French National Championships, two U.S. Championship, five European championship titles and four World Championship Titles. As an international competitor, Eric has represented France in the last five International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC) World Shoots and returned home each time with medals. He will again represent the nation in Rhodes, Greece at the 2011 World Shoot.
Born and raised in Quimper, France (on the west coast), Eric still resides there when he is not traveling the world competing. He began shooting with an air gun at the age of eight. At age 10 he shot his first pistol and within a year Eric was competing. He won his first French National Championship at age 15 and his first world title at 18.
Eric dedicates as many as three hours a dayfive days a week in preparation for his sport. Each day he goes through a regiment of shooting and physical training. "This sport is basically technique, to be as skilled as possible you need to be like a thinking-robot,"In practical shooting, competitors are required to take shots from all different positions, locations and angles. Shots often come on the move or at moving targets. Because all shooters are highly skilled, any edge one of the top competitors can get through physical training is very important.
In addition to several practice sessions, Eric also spends several hours reloading each day. Grauffel says reloading his own ammo is much more cost-efficient and many competitors do this because it allows them to personally control everything about their ammunition.
Results:At this date Eric won 191 IPSC President Medals, and won over 250 competitions (including local, national and internation events)

*2011:

** Winner of the French Open Nationals, Metz - France

** Winner of the Infinity Open, Philippsburg - Germany

** Winner of the Masters France, Ecot - France

** Winner of the Med Cup, Cavaillon - France

** Winner of the IR Nord Standard Qualification, Arras - France

** Winner of the IR West Production Qualification, Cholet-Aubigne - France

** Winner of the IR South Open Qualification, Nice - France

*2010:

** Winner of the Gti Match Production Division, Flers - France

** Winner of the National Italian Steel Challenge Open Division, Agna - Italy

** Winner of the National Italian Steel Challenge Production Division, Agna - Italy

** European Champion Open Division, Belgrade - Serbia

** European Champion Team Open Division, Belgrad - Serbia

** Winner of the STAR Match, Aubigné-Racan

** Winner of the International Match, Production Division. Suomussalmi - Finland

** Winner of the French Nationals, Production Division. La Tremblade - France

** Winner of the Czech Extreme Euro Open. Hodonice - Czech Republic

** Winner of the Infinity Open. Philippsburg - Germany

** Winner of the Master's. Coudray-Monceaux - France

** Winner of the Med Cup. Cheval-Blanc - France

** Winner of the IR North, Open Division. Coudray-Monceaux - France** Winner of the IR West, Standard Division. Cholet - France

** Winner of the IR South East, Production Division. Nice - France*2009:
** Winner of the GTI La Tremblade - France
** Winner of the GTI Quiberon - France
** Winner of the Angry Moose, Norwegian Open Nationals, Loeten - Norway.
** Winner of the French Open Nationals, Nice - France.
** Winner of the Czech Extreme Euro Open, Hodonice - Czech Republic.
** Winner of the STI Euro Open, Philippsburg - Germany.
** Winner of the Master Tir Club France, Metz - France.
** Winner of the West French Area Qualification, La Tremblade - France.
** Winner of the Med Cup 2009, Open Division, Cavaillon - France.
** Winner of the Grand Prix d'Ecot, Open Division, Ecot - France.
**Winner of the Montbeliard Championship in Fort La Chaux, Production Division, Montbeliard - France.
** Winner of the South East French Qualification, Production Division, Lyon - France.
** Winner of the Cholet's Match, Open Division, Cholet - France.
** Winner of the Grand Prix de la Drette, StandardDivision, Nice - France.
*2008:
** Winner of the World Shoot XV Open Division, Bali, Indonesia.
** Winner of the Camp Karingal Match, Quezon City, Philippines.
** Winner of the Armscor Monthly Cup, Marikina, Philippines.
** Winner of the Ontario Provincials, Canada.
** Winner of the Open Delta Cup, Belgrade, Serbia.
** Winner of the British Open, Kells, Northern Ireland.
** Winner of the French Open Nationals, Metz, France.
** Winner of the Extreme Euro Open, Hodonice, Czech Republic
** Winner of the 7th STI Open, Philippsburg, Germany.
** Winner of the Second French Selection, Cholet, France.
** Winner of the Athens Cup, Malacasa, Greece.
** Winner of the first french selection, Nice, France
** 2nd Place at Florida Open, Frostproof, Florida, USA.
*2007:
** Winner of the European Handgun Championship in Cheval Blanc, France.
** Winner of the Shoot-off of the European Handgun Championship.
** Winner of the European Championship in Team, Open Category.
** Winner of the Open Delta Cup in Belgrade, Serbia.
** Winner of the Lithuanian Open in Kaunas, Lithuania.
** Winner of the French Open Nationals in La Tremblade.
** Winner of the 6th STI Euro Open in Philippsburg, Germany.
** Winner of the Master Tir Club France in Metz.
** Winner of the 2nd french national qualification in Cholet.
** Winner of the 1st french national qualification in Nice.
*2006:
** Winner of the Asean League Championships, Cebu, Philippines.
** Winner of the Delta Open Cup, Belgrade, Serbia.
** Winner of the 2nd Montenegro Open, Podgorica, Montenegro.
** Winner of the Cracow Open, Poland.
** Winner of the French National Championship, Arcachon, France.
** Winner of the Arminedas Oksalis 2006, Kaunas, Lithuania.
** Winner of the Med Cup, Cheval Blanc, France.
** Winner of the Second French Qualification, Nice.
** Winner of the First French Qualification, Montbéliard.
** Winner of the Florida Open, Frostproof, USA.
** Winner of the Columbus Cup in Panama.
*2005:
** Winner overall of the first Montenegro Open, Podgorica, Montenegro.
** Winner of the World Shoot XIV, Guayaquil, Ecuador.
** Winner of the World Shoot Open Shoot-Off, Guayaquil, Ecuador
** French National Champion, and winner overall of the French National Championship, Metz, France.
** Match Winner of the Med Cup, Cheval Blanc, France.
** Match Winner of the Columbus Cup in Costa Rica, San Jose.
** Match Winner of the French Qualification in Ecot, France.
** Match Winner of the 1st French Standard National Selection, Vertus, France.
** Match Winner of the 2nd French Open National Selection, Vernon, France.
** Winner of the 1st French Open National Selection, Cholet, France.
*2004:
** Winner of the Australasian Championship, Bali, Indonesia.
**Winner of the Hellenic IPSC International Match, Athens, Greece.
** Winner of the US Open Nationals, Barry, USA.
** Winner of the European Championship Open, Tabor, Czech Republic.
** Winner of the German Open Nationals, Philippsburg, Germany.
** Winner of the French Open Nationals, La Tremblade, France
** Winner of the Euregio Open, Sprimont, Belgium.
** Winner of the Swiss National Championships, Solothurn.
** Winner of the 2nd French Standard Qualification in Montbéliard, France
** Winner of the First French Standard Qualification in Arras, France
** Winner of the 2nd Annual Tropheo della Sicilia, Gela, Italy
** Winner of the Second French Qualification, Nice, France
** Winner of the Florida Open, Frostproof, USA
** Winner of the First French Qualification, Cholet, France
** Winner of the GTIAO, La Tremblade, France
** Winner of the Open Wintercup Sissach, Swiss
*2003:
** Winner of the Pan American 2003, Guayaquil, Ecuador
** Winner of the US Open Nationals, & Shoot-off winner, Bend
** 4th Place at the US Limited Nationals at 98,5% , Bend
** Winner of the French Standard Nationals, Arcachon
** Winner overall of the Czech Euro Open Extreme Match, Czesky Krumlov
** Winner overall Of the German Open National Championship, Philippsburg
** Winner of the French Open Nationals, Vannes
** Standard Winner of the Tropical Cup, San Jose, Costa Rica.
** Standard Winner of the Grand Prix of Coudray-Montceaux, France
** Overall winner of the Med Cup 2003, Cheval Blanc, France
** Overall winner of the First French Qualif, Exincourt, France.
** Standard & Overall winner of Tremblade's Match, France.
** Overall winner of the Sicilia Open 2003, Gela, Italy.
** Overall winner of the Florida Open 2003.
** Overall winner of the GTIAO Cholet, France.
*2002:
** Overall Winner of the Ecuadorian Nationals, Guayaquil, Ecuador.
** World Champion XIII, South Africa.
** Overall Winner of the French Open Nationals, Cavaillon.
** Overall Winner of the Norwegian Championship 2002, Oslo.
** Overall Winner of the French Standard Nationals, La Tremblade.
** Overall Winner of the 3rd Round South African Nationals, Pietersburg.
** Overall Winner of the Hungarian Open, Debrecen.
** Overall Winner of the French Grand Prix of Cholet, France.
** Overall Winner of the Mediterranean Cup, Cavaillon, France.
** Overall Winner of the Grand Prix de Vannes, France.
** Overall Winner of the CEL Slovak Match, Komarno, Slovakia
** Overall winner of the Grand Prix de Nice, France.
** Overall winner of the Grand Prix de Metz, France.
** Overall Winner of the Grand Prix de Provence, Cheval Blanc, France
** Overall winner of the Sicilian Championship, Gela, Italy
** Overall winner of the GTIAO Cholet, France
** Overall winner of the GTIAO La Tremblade, France
*2001:
**Overall Winner of the american Handgunner postal Match in Open & Standard Class
**Overall Winner of the French Open Nationals, Arcachon
**Overall Winner of the French Standard Nationals, Metz.
**Overall Winner of the European Championship, European Open Team Champion, & Winner of the open Shoot-Off!
**Overall Winner of the Czech Euro Open, Czesky Krumlov
**Overall Winner of the Spanish National Championship, Madrid
**Overall Winner of the Czech National Championship, Tabor.
**Overall Winner of the Swiss Open 2001, Sissach.
**Overall Winner of the 5th French Grand Prix, Arras
**Overall Winner of the Hungarian C.E.L. match, Budapest
**Overall winner of the 4th French Grand Prix, Coudray
**Overall winner of the Mediterranean Cup, and winner of the Shoot-Off, Cheval Blanc
**Overall winner of the 3rd French Grand Prix, Tremblade
**Overall Winner of the 2nd French Grand Prix, Grenoble
**Overall Winner of the 1st French Grand Prix, Nice
**Overall Winner of the Florida Open in Frostproof.
**Overall winner of the GTIAO in Tours.
*2000:
**Overall winner of the Grand Prix d'Arcachon.
**Overall winner of the Grand Prix du Fort de la Drette, Nice
**Overall winner of the 20ème CCCB Match, Suisse
**Overall winner of the Grand Prix de Cholet
**Overall winner of the Swiss Open 2000, Solothurn
**Overall winner of the CEL Hungarian Championship, Budapest
**Overall winner of the French Standard Nationals, La Tremblade
**Overall winner of the French Open Nationals, La Tremblade
**Overall winner of the Grand Prix d'Arras
**Overall winner of the German Open, Berlin
**Overall winner of the Czech Euro Open, Czesky Krumlov
**Overall winner of the Dutch Open, Tiel
**Overall winner of the C.E.L. Championship
**Overall winner of the African Championship 2000 level IV, Pretoria
**Overall winner of the Belgian Open, Fort-Lier
**Overall winner of the American Handgunner Postal Match
**Overall winner of the 3rd French West Cup
*1999:
**Overall winner of the 3rd GTIAO, Tours
**Overall winner of the Grand Prix du Fort de la Drette,Nice.
**Overall winner of the Grand Prix de la Tremblade.
**Overall winner of the Trophy Cholet.
**Overall winner of the Dutch Open, Holland.
**Overall winner of the Grand Prix de Metz.
**Overall winner of the Solothurn Match,Swiss.
**Overall winner of the Belgian Open,Fort Lier.
**Overall winner of the Grand Prix d'Exincourt.
**Overall winner of the Metal Trophy, La Tremblade.
**Overall winner of the Grand Prix du Bassin d'Arcachon.
**Best French Shooter over the season.
**Overall winner of the Czech Euro Open
**Overall winner of the German Open.
**3rd overall at the US Open.
**Overall winner of the Philippines Open Nationals, Manille.
**Overall winner of the Marikina Open, Manille.
**Overall winner of the World Shoot XII.
*1998:
**Overall winner of the 1st French Qualification, Cholet.
**Overall winner of the 2nd French Qualification Nice.
**Overall winner of the Metal Trophy in Coudray.
**Overall winner of the Greek International, Greece.
**2nd place at the 3rd French Qualification, Exincourt.
**Overall Winner of the Swiss Nationals, Biel.
**Overall winner of the 4th French Qualification, Alençon.
**Overall winner of the Belgium Nationals, Fort Lier.
**Overall winner of the 5th French Qualification, Lyon.
**2nd Place Aera III, USA.
**4th Place overall & 1st Junior at North American Championship (Level IV) ,Barry,USA.
**Overall winner of the 6th French Qualification, Metz.
**Best french shooter over the season.
**Overall winner of the Westfriesland Challenge, Holland.
**Overall winner of the French Nationals, La Tremblade.
**Overall winner of the European Championship. Junior & Team Junior European champion
**Overall winner of the Fun-shoot in Eurotir, Paris.
**9th overall at the Us Nationals, and winner of the Shoot-off, Las Vegas.
**Overall winner of the 1st GTIAO, La Trembalde.
**Overall winner of the Schlewig Holstein Match, Germany.
**Overall winner of the 2nd GTIAO, Alençon.
**Overall winner Open and Standard of the Steel Challenge, Cholet.

*1997: **Overall winner of the 2nd, 3rd, 6th and 7th Fench Qualification
**2nd overall at the Home Countries Championship, England
**Overall winner of the metal Trophy, La Tremblade
**Overall winner of the French Nationals.
**Best French over the season.
**2nd at the Speed Plate Championship, St Louis (USA)
**3rd at the US Nationals, 1st Junior, Barry (USA).
**Overall winner of the 1st French West Cup, Tours.
**Overall winner of the 2nd French West Cup, La Trembalde.
**Overall Winner of the American Handgunnner Postal Match.
**Overall winner of the Latin American Championship 1997 (Level IV) , Caracas.
**Overall winner of the Steel Challenge in Cholet.
**Overall winner of the Pin Shooting in Cholet, and new personal record: 1.61S.
**Overall winner of the IV Phase Copa Presidente, Spain.
*1996:
**Best French over the season
**Overall winner of the French Nationals
**Overall winner of the British Open
**Overall winner of the Swiss Open
**Vice Junior World-Champion,Junior Team World-Champion, 20th at the overall
**Personal record in Pin-shooting: 1.73S
*1995:
**Vice Junior French Champion
**Junior European Champion

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