[www.inewsguyana.com] – Guyana’s Rifle contingent produced a masterful performance to cop some 64 prizes at the just concluded West Indies Full bore Championships (WIFSC) 2014.
Held at the Tuckenham Park, ranges in Jamaica, Lennox Braithwaite led the podium appearance taking the regional individual title for a third consecutive year following his success in Guyana in 2012 and Barbados last year.
The champion also secured the overall aggregate on days one and two as well as the overall short range aggregate in ‘X’ Class and the prestigious Wogart Trophy which is given to the leading scorer in the Short Range Team match in which Guyana won.
US-based Guyanese Sigmund Douglas was second overall in ‘O’ Class with a grand aggregate of 358 and 17 V-bulls edging out compatriot, Leo Romalho who had 358 and 15 V-bulls.
The winner was Karen Anderson of Jamaica with an overall score of (361.13).
Debutant Sherwin Felicien (342.13) was second in the Tyro (Beginners Class) finishing behind Jamaican Dwayne Forde (351.18).
Ransford Goodluck was the top shooter overall at the 1000 yards range, Terrance Stuart won the ‘O’ Class event number two at 600 yards range, John Fraser won the ‘O’ Class at 900 yards – (event number three) while Felicien won the Tyro at that range.
Goodluck also had the Highest Possible Score (HPS) in the Milex Cup, the long range team match over 900 and 1000 yards.
Ryan Sampson won (event number 6) ‘O’ Class over 500 yards while Mahendra Persaud and Dylan Fields secured two second places and Peter Persaud one.
Meanwhile, seven Guyanese (Braithwaite, Mahendra Persaud, Ransford Goodluck, Douglas, Dylan Fields, Sigmund Douglas and ACP retired Paul Slowe as (manager) were named in a 16-member West Indies team to prepare for international competition.
The captain is Major retired John Nelson of Jamaica. Guyana won the team long and short ranges title for an unprecedented fourth time on Jamaican soil.