Surujbali Persaud and Rawatte Shiwdin did enough to separate themselves from the competition and emerge as top senior and junior shooter respectively, when the Smallbore Section of the Guyana National Rifle Association (GNRA) held a .22 Precision Pistol Match on Saturday last at the Tactical Services Unit Range of the Guyana Police Force, Eve Leary.
Competition staged in the 5m, 7m and 10m ranges respectively turned out to be intense, especially for second and third positions. Persaud tallied 145 points to win the senior class ahead of Michael Tang (135/1) and Chad Melville, who were edged out on 135 points.
Smallbore Captain Dale Hing informed that unlike the traditional ‘Bulls Eye Target’, Saturday’s target was a 2-inch circle at all three distances; therefore any shots outside the circle didn’t count. This accordingly made the competition very challenging for both categories.
Hing further informed that there was need for a shoot-off between the three senior shooters (Tang, Melville and Joshua Ramlakan) for the 2nd and 3rd place placements, since they were all tied on 135 points.
A similar situation existed for the 3rd place placement between juniors Jason Cox and Clayton Charles, who were tied on 90 points each. The former eventually prevailed, as he also had one ‘V’ bull.
This category was won by Rawattie Shiwdin, who had 110 points; with 2nd place going to Vyvian Crandon, who managed 95 points.
The next match on the calendar will be an Action Pistol Shoot at the Timehri Ranges on Sunday, April 28. Only 9mm pistols will be used.