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WIFBSC/GuyanaNRA 150th Shoot: Fullbore captain Persaud stays ahead despite shaky day

September 19, 2020

first_imgFULLBORE captain Mahendra Persaud can afford no mistakes today when the final day of the Individual competition in the West Indies Full Bore Shooting Council (WIFBSC) Championships and GuyanaNRA 150th Anniversary shoot recommences at the Timehri Rifle Ranges.The local ace leads the overall aggregate for the X class shooters after two days by one point with 264 points and 27 Vs over Ireland’s David Calvert with 263 and 24 Vs and second day winner and Irishman Alexander Gill.Gill shot a possible 135 and 11 Vs over the three ranges of 500, 600 and 1000 yards to draw level with Calvert at the end of the second day yesterday.Persaud was a sneeze shy of Monday’s performance, finishing with a total of 130 and 13 Vs to Calvert’s 132 and 14 Vs and Gill’s possible.At the 500-yard range it was Andrew Paul William Daw of England who took the top shot with 35 and Vs. Calvert, England’s Bruce Joseph Winney and Persaud finished second, third and fourth on countbacks after each man fell just a V short. Gill finished one V bull short.Onto the 600 and Gill shot a 50 with 4 Vs ahead of Canada’s Gary Cassidy who posted a 49 with 4 Vs while Guyana’s Lennox Brathwaite finished third just two Vs behind.Calvert with a 48 and 6 Vs was fourth with Charlotte Alice Staples of England fifth with Persaud finishing 46 with 4 Vs down the order at 10th.Fullbore captain Mahendra Persaud holds a slim lead heading into today’s third day of the WIFBSC/GuyanaNRA 150th Anniversary shoot. (Stephan Sookram photo)At the 900-yard ranges, National vice-captain Dylan Fields made the best use of the tricky Timehri ranges to come out on top with a 50 and 7 Vs.He pipped Jack Alexander of Ireland who was just one V short (50, 6Vs) with Gill (50, 4Vs) third, Phillip James Chapman-Sheath of England fourth (50, 1V) and Persaud fifth (49, 5Vs).In the O class, Trinidad’s Varma Rambarran leads the way with 251 and 17 Vs while Roberto Tiwari sits second with 248 and 10 VsThe third day starts today at 09:00hrs at the 300-, 600- and 1000-yard ranges.last_img

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