October 19, 2017

Snipers gearing up ahead of WIFBSC 150th anniversary shoot

National Full-bore skipper Mahendra Persaud said he’s backing his marksmen to shine in the upcoming West Indies Full Bore Shooting Council (WIFBSC) championships/Guyana National Rifle Association (GNRA)’s 150th Anniversary which gets underway from October 8 and concludes on October 15.

From left: Ransford Goodluck, Mahendra Persaud,Ryan Sampson, Dylan Fields and Lennox Braithwaite during Wednesday’s GNRA press conference at Crown Mining Head Office

According to Persaud, the upcoming shoot will feature by far the largest concentration of snipers from; Antigua, Bermuda, Trinidad, Barbados, Jamaica, the Falkland Islands, the United States, Britain, Ireland and Scotland, who have already, began to pour in by the numbers ahead of what is being called the biggest gathering of professional shooters for a single tournament.
Speaking on the schematics of the shoot as well as the details, Persaud explained “After the end of the grand aggregate for the three days, we are going to be taking the 60 shooters who will then shoot together in one detail at 300, 500 and 600 yards. After lunch on that day, they will take the top 30 shooters who will move onto the 900 and 1000 yard ranges where the winner will be crowned the 150th Anniversary champion”.
Also, shooters will undergo two days of team competition at both the short (300,500 and 600 yard) and long (900 and 1000 yard) ranges to determine both long and short range country champions.
Despite a GY 14M amount needed to proper prepare for the tourney, Persaud said the team was still nevertheless focused and are aiming to put their best foot forward. Activities commence from Friday with a WIFBSC meeting, while Saturday will see shooters take part in the Milex/Crown Mining long range shoot followed by Sunday’s WIFBSC short range trophy.
Meanwhile, the first shot is expected to be fired first by President David Granger who will officially mark the start of the tournament.