The Guyana Sport Shooting Federation (GSSF) in commemoration of its first Anniversary will be hosting a Steel Challenge Shooting Match tomorrow at the GDF Timehri Range.
The match which has been exclusively sponsored by El Dorado Trading is anticipated to be an eagerly contested affair. As an affiliate of the Steel Challenge Shooting Association, a sister body of the United States Practical Shooting Association, the GSSF over the last year has been organising matches following their strict safety policies.
This simple, yet action-packed shooting sport attracts Guyanese pistol shooters from all around the country on a regular basis. Steel Challenge Shooting is considered to be the fastest practical shooting competition in the world.
Competition will consist of four (4) different stages where competitors will shoot at 5 individual steel targets per stage. Shooters will be scored using an electronic timing device, penalties of added time are applied for any misses after the designated stop plate is shot and the total time taken is the score: all while being closely monitored by the Federation’s Range Safety Officers.
The shooter with the lowest time to hit all the plates overall in the match will be
the winner. Tomorrow’s Match which will see shooters competing in two SCSA Divisions: Wildcat and Limited.
Prizes will be awarded to the top three overall shooters in each division. Wildcat Division will have competitors using .32ACP and any other calibre lesser than a 9mm while those in the Limited Division will shoot 9mm or higher calibre hand guns.
To add to the prestige of this GSSF’s First Anniversary Match, members who will be shooting full power handguns (Limited Division) will be competing for the rights to hoist the El Dorado Trading Steel Challenge Cup.
Managing Director, Mr. Tamesh Jagmohan, indicated that this Cup will be a Challenge Trophy which the winner will have to defend annually in the month of June to commemorate the anniversary of the Federation.
Each year the winner’s name will be inscribed on a plaque attached to the Cup’s base. At the small ceremony at the headquarters of El Dorado Trading, located at Lot 136 Young Street, Kingston, Georgetown, President of the GSSF, Ms. Vidushi Persaud, in accepting the kind sponsorship, conveyed thanks to Messrs. Tamesh and Pavasky Jagmohan of the company.
Ms. Persaud in her capacity as Match Director noted that “Steel Challenge is the perfect way to introduce new shooters to the safe sport of steel shooting because of the easy to understand rules and scoring coupled with the satisfaction gained from the instant audible “ping” heard when the bullet hits the steel plate”.
More information can be found on the GSSF website which is www.GuyanaSportShooting.com
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