Mahendra Persaud takes Bronze Bar at Bisley shooting championship
National Fullbore Captain Mahendra Persaud won a Bronze Bar when he placed 37th overall in the Daily Mail tournament at the Annual Bisley Rifle Shooting Championships in Great Britain. The top 40 shooters received the Bronze Bar.
Persaud recorded 75 points with 7 Vs to secure the Bronze Bar shooting the X Class which has all the top shooters in the world. In the A or O classes, Persaud would have medaled, one point or one V can displace you by 25 spots down the chart, a Bisley knowledgeable disclosed.
The first place in the event was shared by MCJ Button and P Patel who both shot scores of 75 with 14Vs.
Another outstanding performance was Persaud’s shoot in the St. George First Stage where he shot 73.7 with the cut off to progress to the St. George’s Second Stage being 73.9. According to Persaud the weather in Great Britain has also affected his performance.
The Bisley regular described the weather as raining and cold. Last year, Persaud performed creditably in the St. George’s international shooting Match, finishing 40th overall from a field of 875 shooters in the prestigious tournament which attracts the world’s leading marksmen. He had shot 73:8 at 900 yards for a total of 148:15 to place a creditable 40th place and was elevated to Class “X” moving from his previous “A” classification.
The national rifleman is expected to lead Guyana’s challenge in the West Indies Fullbore Championships to be hosted here later this year at the Timehri Rifle ranges.
The regional tournament will attract teams from Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Barbados, Antigua/Barbuda, Bermuda and host Guyana in one week of shooting action including two days of team competition.