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TRC hosts successful ‘All Steel’ shooting tourney

SHOOTERS: Participants take instructions before competing in the Tobago Rifle Club’s Annual All Steel Pistol Shooting Competition on April 28, at the TRC Range, at Bay leaf Hill, John Dial, Tobago.

THE Tobago Rifle Club (TRC) held its first Annual All Steel Pistol Shooting Competition on April 28, at the TRC Range, at Bay leaf Hill, John Dial, Tobago. This was the largest All Steel match that has ever taken place in the country. The steel targets were fabricated by Rojas Engineering.

The event attracted 42 competitors comprised of members of the TT Defence Force Shooting Team (TTDF), TT Police Service Shooting Team (TTPS), TT Cadet Force (TTCF), Trinidad Rifle Association (TRA), South Trinidad Rifle Association (STRA), and local members of the TRC. The event even saw participation from Mr Harold “Hondo” Hopkinson, IPSC regional director from Guyana, as well as his team-mate Sherrard Williams, both from the Guyana Rifle Association (GRA). Also present was the IPSC regional director of Barbados, Kevin Grant, who proudly represented the Barbados Rifle Association (BRA). Of the many competitions hosted by the TRC, this was the first time the club saw participation from its regional associates. From the success of the event, next year’s competition is expected to be even more patronised. Competitors came out to show their skills in various categories. The Courses of Fire while challenged the skills of even the best of the best. The winners of the various categories include:

OPEN DIVISION

1st Anthony Bailey

2nd Gifford Wright

3rd Marlon Moses

STANDARD DIVISION

Master

1st Gerard Persad

2nd Kevin Grant

3rd Ramadhin Ramnarine

B Class

1st Nicholas Thomas

2nd Jude Gordon

3rd Christian Chandler

C Class

1st Randal Luces

2nd Lester Johnson

3rd Wayne Mystar

D Class

1st David Maharaj

2nd Abon Khan

3rd Kareem De Freitas

PRODUCTION DIVISION

Master

1st Nigel Marchand

A Class

1st Dale Singh

B Class

1st Avesh Phagoo

2nd Jason Mills

3rd Aneel Ramjit

C Class

1st Gideon Nicholls

2nd Kristian Khan

3rd Donovan Mohammed

D Class

1st Adrian Peterson

2nd Adisa Alleyne

3rd Sherrard Williams

The TRC broke boundaries and certainly raised the bar with this event and has sparked great interest and enthusiasm in the sport of pistol shooting.

The TRC’s next major pistol event will be the TRC Championship Pistol Shoot which is a Top Gun Qualifier event scheduled to take place on October 27.

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