Goodluck in fine display at Postal shoot
Stabroek News
April 17, 2003

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Ransford Goodluck warmed up for the West Indies Fullbore Shooting Championships with an impressive 159 points with 19 V-Bulls (159.19) from a possible 160 points recently, to spearhead Guyana’s bid to retain the Gaskin and Jackson’s Postal Trophy.

Goodluck had scores of 74.9 at the 300-yard, 35-6 at the 500-yard and 50.4 at the 600-yard ranges.

Mahendra Persaud who had scores of 70.9, 35.4 and 50.3 at the 300, 500 and 600-yard ranges respectively for a total of 155.16, placed second.

Dane Blair placed third with 151.11, while Lennox Braithwaithe ended fourth with 146.12.

Derick Narine with 136.6 rounded off the five-man event.

Guyana ended with a total of 747.64 from a possible 800 points.

Gaskin and Jackson started its sponsorship of this trophy back in 1996, when, with their participation, Postal Shooting was revived in the West Indies, after being dormant for approximately 10 years. Guyana has won the Trophy for six of the seven years.

In the Jamaica Rifle Association sponsored West India Cup postal, Guyana scored 1093.86 from a possible 1200 points with Goodluck leading the way with 149.15. Blair scored 143.14, Braithwaithe 137.11, Claude Dugid 138.7, Paul Slowe 138.7, Narine 127.10 and Ryan Sampson 117.5.

The Canada Cup sponsored by the Trinidad Rifle Association, saw the Guyana team shooting 1177 from a possible 1280. Goodluck again led the way with 159.17 from a possible 160, while Persaud scored 155.15, Blair 151.12, Braithwaithe 147.13, Dugid 149.9 Slowe 147.5, Narine 141.11 and Sampson 128.7.

According to a GNRA release, these postal shoots form part of the preparation by the local rifle men, for the West Indian Championships slated for the Timehri Rifle ranges from April 20-27.

Guyana will be hosting teams from the Caribbean.

Coming out of these championships, a team to represent the West Indies at the World Long Range Individual and Team Championships at Bisley, England, in July, will be selected.

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