Persaud is top-shot on day one as WIFBSC opens

first_imgTHE prestigious West Indies Full Bore Shooting Council Championships (WIFBSC) and Guyana National Rifle Association (NRA) 150th shoot opened today in Guyana with National captain Mahendra Persaud leading the way.The Guyanese was in top form after the aggregate of the day’s 300-, 500- and 600-yard flights yesterday, amassing 134 points with 14 V bulls.He was followed closely with 133 points (10 Vs) by England’s Nigel David Stangroom and Guyana’s Lennox Brathwatie third on 132 points with 13 Vs. England’s David Calvert finished fourth (131, 10 Vs) with countrywoman Charlotte Alice Staples fifth (130, 13 Vs)The first event of the day at the 300-yard range, Guyanese Sherwin Filicien lost on a countback to Britain’s David Calvert after both men shot 35 (5 Vs). Kimberly Pope of Ireland finished third on account of equal points but with two less Vs while Stangroom finished fourth with 2 Vs.At the 500-yard, Staples tied on a countback against full-bore captain Persaud with both shooting 50 points with 6 Vs. England’s Henry Albert Day shot a similar number of points with three less Vs.Shooters line up at the 300-yard detail for the first shoot of the day.At the 600 yards is where Persaud showed his dominance, managing the same score while compatriot Brathwaite finished second and Stangroom third; a V bull separating the three top finishers.Meanwhile, at the launch during the morning period, the ranges were officially reopened after a brief period for renovation.Speaking at the opening, president of the GuyanaNRA Brigadier Patrick West contended that it was a great day for the sport.“Words cannot explain but this is a milestone event for the GuyanaNRA. I think as we celebrate 150, this competition here puts us in a position where the rest of the world is showing us that we are celebrating with you,” the Chief of Staff added.“We anticipate as well with the better range that we’ll have more competitions this year and in the years to come because of the facilities we have to offer.”The opening shot was fired by Brigadier West in the absence of Club Patron, H.E Brig. David Granger.last_img read more