The GNRA to host West Indies Fullbore Championships in October
The Guyana National Rifle Association (GNRA) will host the West Indies Fullbore championships during the second week in October.
The tournament is expected to attract shooters from Antigua/Barbuda, Barbados, Bermuda, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana.
Jamaica are the defending champions following their narrow two-point win over Guyana in the short range team match in Antigua last year. Guyana, however hold the long range title which they won in Barbados in 2010.
Meanwhile, the National shooters will start their preparation tomorrow with a Practice Shoot at the Timehri Rifle Ranges starting at 10:00 hours. The shoot will be over 300, 600 and 900 yards ranges.
National Fullbore captain Mahendra Persaud said Recorded shoots will start from next week, while at the start of September training sessions will be held twice weekly. Persaud said the lineup will include Ransford Goodluck, Lennox Braithwaite, Richard and Dylan Fields, Dane Blair, Charles Deane, Claude Duguid and Peter Persaud.
Retired ACP Paul Slowe and Ryan Sampson two other members of the team will miss training due to overseas engagements.
The West Indies championships will run for five days with three days set aside for individual competition while the final two days will be the team matches.
Guyana last hosted the championships in 2007 where they won the short range title, but was edged out by Trinidad and Tobago in the long range match.
Meanwhile, The GNRA Handgun section will be having a pistol practice session at the same venue tomorrow starting at 09:30hrs.
Participants are reminded that eye and hearing protection is mandatory.