Rifle shooters to compete in first recorded shoot today
The first recorded shoot organized for the national rifle shooting squad will take place today at the Timehri rifle ranges starting at 10:00 hours.
The shoot will be at 300, 600, and 900 yards ranges.
The shooters expected to compete are National captain Mahendra Persaud, Ransford Goodluck, Lennox Braithwaite, Richard and Dylan Fields, Dane Blair, Charles Deane, Claude Duguid, Peter Persaud, retired Assistant Commissioner of Police Paul Slowe and Ryan Sampson.
Three overseas-based Guyanese shooters are expected to join the squad for the West Indies fullbore championships to be hosted by Guyana during the second week of October.
The regional championships will attract shooters from Antigua/Barbuda, Barbados, Bermuda, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and host 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 holds the long range title which they won in Barbados in 2010.
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.
In 2007 Guyana last hosted the regional event when they shared the team matches title with Trinidad and Tobago.