The Guyana National Rifle Shooting Association (Guyana NRA) and the International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC) held its first awards presentation following the first year of IPSC sanctioned shooting
The occasion was held on Friday evening last the Crown Mining Supply Roof Gardens, Middleton Street, Campbellville and was graced with the presence of Chief of Staff of the Guyana Defence Force, Brigadier Mark Phillips, MSM, who is also President of the Guyana NRA.
Regional Director of IPSC (Guyana), Mr. Harold Hopkinson thanked Brigadier Phillips, members and the many sponsors who would have contributed through the year for their support which made the year a successful one.
This year marked the first time in history of Guyana NRA that there were three Level One shoots under the IPSC rules, Hopkinson noted while stating that for 2016 they are aiming for at least one competition per month as well as a level 2 competition. IPSC and the Guyana NRA also hosted Range Officers Course.
Following are the names of the awardees and the categories which they won:
Standard (Higher Quality – As much as 22 rounds in magazine) – 1st Vidushi Persaud, 2nd Mohamed Qualander, 3rd Gordon Richards, 4th Lawrence Layne, 5th Azaad Hassan, 6th Harold Hopkinson, 7th David Dharry, 8th Murtland Smith, 9th John Ferreira, 10th Randy Sarjoo.
Production (Normal Gun – only 15 rounds in magazine) – 1st Ryan McKinnon, 2nd Rajiv Latchana, 3rd Surujbali Persaud, 4th Romesh Latchana, 5th Shawn Smith, 6th Roberto Tewari, 7th Fabian Stuart.
Among the IPSC sponsors for the year were Industrial Safety Supplies Inc., Queensway, Secure Innovations and Concepts Inc. Guyana’s Première Aviation Security Specialists and firearm Dealer, General Marine Company Limited, Hakeem Mohammed General Store – licensed firearm dealers, Dr. Karen Persram – Optometrist.
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