Goodluck wins GNRA first round recorded shoot
Top Guyana and Caribbean rifleman Ransford Goodluck won Sunday’s Recorded Shoot to start the Guyana National rifle Association (GNRA) 2011 season on a winning note at the Timehri Rifle Ranges.
Competing over 300, 500 and 600 yards ranges in relatively sunny conditions with rapidly changing winds, Goodluck recorded 146 points and eight V-bulls out of a possible 150. He shot 49:4 at 300 yards, 49:2 at 500 and 48:2 at 600 yards.
Current National champion Mahendra Persaud placed second with 144 points and 11 V-bulls with scores of 47:4 at 300 yards, 49:4 at 50 and 48:3 at 600.
Third place went to Ryan Sampson whose overall total was 138:9 with 48:4 at 300, 47:3 at 500 and 43:2 at 600.
In the ‘O’ Class, Lt. Col. Terry Stuart recorded 126:5 to edge out Charles Deane who recorded 126:4, by a single V-bull.
Persaud who is also Fullbore captain disclosed that the recorded shoots form part of Guyana’s preparation for the upcoming West Indies Fullbore Shooting Championships to be held in Antigua from May 2nd to 10th.
Guyana, are the defending Champions for both the Long and Short Range Championships.
In Antigua, Guyana will be seeking to make it an unprecedented five in a row, for the Short Range title having won it for the last four consecutive years – 2007 in Guyana, 2008 in Jamaica, 2009 in Trinidad and 2010 in Barbados.
The local shooters will be attempting to be the first team to win in Antigua & Barbuda which will be hosting the West Indian Championships for the first time since becoming a member of the West Indies Full Bore Shooting Council.
Final results Sunday:
Place Name 300 500 600 Total
1st Ransford Goodluck 49:4 49:2 48:2 146:08
2nd Mahendra Persaud 47:4 49:4 48:3 144:11
3rd Ryan Sampson 48:4 47:3 43:2 138:09
4th Lt. Col Terry Stuart 44:1 43:3 39:1 126:05
5th Charles Deane 42:2 44:1 40:1 126:04