Hopkinson takes senior top spot

Guyana NRA Smallbore Practical Pistol Match…

‒ Merriman, junior/beginners

Harold ‘Top Gun’ Hopkinson was unstoppable on Sunday last when the Guyana National Rifle Association (Guyana NRA) Smallbore Section held a Practical Pistol Shoot at the Timehri Rifle Ranges.
Although he did not win any of the three stages, Hopkinson did enough to end as the overall winner with a total of 133 points. Winner of stage three, Azaad Hassan, ended 2nd overall with a total of 125 points; and Smallbore Captain Dale Hing, winner of stages one and two, ended third on 122 points.
Gordon Richards, Smallbore Vice Captain, ended 4th with 100 points; while Surujbali was 5th on 80 points.
This three-stage match consisted of falling plates and steel poppers. Using the IPSC scoring system, shooters were required to gain as much points as possible in the fastest time from 15 and 20 metres.
From the three stages, results among the seniors were as follows: Stage 1 – Dale Hing, Harold Hopkinson, Surujbali Persaud. Stage 2 – Dale Hing, Harold Hopkinson, Gordon Richards. Stage 3 – Azaad Hassan, Harold Hopkinson, Gordon Richards.
Colin Merriman, who won stage three and was 3rd in the first and second stages, came out overall winner in the juniors/beginners category with a tally of 48 points, just one ahead of the second-placed Jamaine Braithwaite.

Participants at Sunday’s Guyana NRA Smallbore Practical Pistol Match pose with their trophies and medals after the presentation

Two points back in 3rd was Michael Tang, Glendon Fogenay was 4th with 22 points and Kevin Fields 5th on 17 points.
Results from the three stages are as follows: Stage 1 – Michael Tang, Kevin Fields, Colin Merriman. Stage 2 – Jamaine Braithwaite, Michael Tang, Colin Merriman. Stage 3 – Colin Merriman, Jamaine Braithwaite, Michael Tang.
Hing disclosed that the next event will be a Precision Pistol match at the Tactical Service Unit of the Guyana Police Force (TSC) Range on June 17th, followed by another Practical Pistol match in July.