t r o Sp Local marksmen aim for success as GNRA hosts Windies Fullbore Championships The deafening barks of high powered guns will rent the air this morning when Guyanese rifle shooters join their Caribbean counterparts vying for shooting honours when the Guyana National Rifle Association (GNRA) hosts the West Indies Fullbore Shooting Championships starting at 09:00hrs this morning at the Timehri Rifle Ranges. Patron of the GNRA, President Donald Ramotar, will fire the first shot to start the proceedings, while President of the GNRA, Commodore Gary Best, will also be in attendance for the symbolic opening ceremony. The last time these championships were held,
Guyanese shooters had started out as the short range champions, over 300, 500 and 600 yards ranges, but when the smoke had cleared, Jamaica had relieved them of the accolade. The local marksmen have signaled their intention of regaining the accolade and the competition over the next few days is expected to be scorching. Local marksmen will also be defending the long range title over 900 and 1000 yards. They will be required overwhelm six other regional teams from Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Bermuda, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago. Continued on page 19
Vice Captain of the Guyana squad, Dylan Fields (extreme left), joins the other Captains for a photo opportunity at the function last evening. Others in the team (from left) Christopher Joseph (Antigua and Barbuda), David Dumont (Bermuda), John Nelson (Jamaica), Norris Gomez (Trinidad & Tobago), and Richard Arthur (Barbados) (Bottom) Guyana's rifle shooters during recent practice will hope for an outstanding performance on home turf. (Troy Peters).
Bolts I, Westside Progressive qualify in Den Amstel Bolts I and Westside Progressive qualified for the Super 12 of the Mackeson Smooth Moves 3-on-3 Basketball Competition Sunday night in Den Amstel when the two teams emerged on top of a preliminary group that include four teams. Bolts' I composition of Ossie Headley, Lennis Alves, Michael Clarke and Severn Austin played unbeaten in the group, therefore coming out on top. Bolts 1 defeated Melanie Patriots 'A' 12-11 in their first game, setting them on course for a last 12 berth. They then defeated Westside Progressive, who had earlier clobbered Bolts II 10-3, in what was a deciding game 12-8 to rack up their second win of the night. Westside Progressive beat Patriots 'A' on freethrow shootout after the game ended in a 7-7
d e a d l o c k . We s t s i d e Progressive ended with two wins and a loss from their games in the group. Bolts I took the leader position in the group after they defeated Bolts II 10-9. The two teams will play two teams from Georgetown tomorrow night to determine which two teams advance to the Super Six that is the Grand Finale scheduled for Saturday. Meanwhile, Linden's lone survivor in the competition Jets #1 with Kevin 'Two Feet' Joseph, Shane Webster and Leonard Caleb will meet Shot Droppers, Sheldon Thomas and his Full Clip and Street Ballers from Berbice in a Super 12 playoff in Albouystown tonight. Two teams will advance to the Super Six Grand Finale after this playoff. Simultaneously, Continued on page 19
- Super 12 Contest starts tonight in Albouystown
Bolts 1 Michael Clark is unguarded as he puts up a baseline floater Sunday night during the Mackeson Smooth Moves 3-on-3 Competition in Den Amstel.
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