WIFBSC Short Range Championships 2016 preparations…
Team Jaguar edged Team Lion by three points when members of the Guyana National Rifle Association (GNRA) continued practice ahead of this month’s West Indies Fullbore Shooting Council (WIFBSC) Short Range Championships in Antigua from May 16-22 this year.
The four-man team shoot was held to assist members to improve their competitiveness ahead of what is anticipated to be a very competitive Caribbean championships with the likes of Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados and Bermuda keen on wresting the title from the defending champions, Guyana.
Competition was at the 300, 500 and 600 yards ranges on a day that was overcast resulting in eventual rain which saw a halt in
proceedings at the 500 yards range for about one hour before the action resumed.
Team Jaguar member Leo Romalho enjoyed a near perfect day, having dropped a single point at the three contested ranges. Caribbean Individual Champion Lennox Braithwaite was also in good form dropping four points, while national vice-captain and Team Lion member Dylan Fields was five points off a perfect day.
Coaching Team Jaguar to victory were Braithwaite and Paul Slowe, while at the helm for the Lion were Fields and local Individual Champion, Ransford Goodluck. Fullbore Captain Mahendra Persaud was unavoidably absent from the shoot.