Braithwaite, Goodluck to spearhead Singer Cup defence
By Michael DaSilva
April 26, 2003
Lennox Braithwaithe and compatriot Ransford Goodluck, will spearhead Guyana's defence of the Singer Cup when action in the West Indies Fullbore Shooting Championship continues today at the Timehri Rifle Ranges.
Braithwaithe, who on Thursday edged Goodluck by a single V-Bull to win the Individual title, will be seeking to maintain his form over the 900 and 1000-yard ranges.
Goodluck on the other hand will be hoping for better conditions over the two ranges.
Goodluck had blamed his poor showing on Thursday at the 1000-yard range on the wind which kept changing directions from left to right. He had also blamed the light saying the elevation kept popping up.
When they shot on Thursday, Braithwaithe returned 88.0 at the 100-yard range while Goodluck registered 85.1.
On Wednesday however, Braithwaithe recorded 99 points with four V-Bulls (99.4) from a possible 100 points while Goodluck scored a possible 10.4.
Apart from the two, much will depend on Team Captain Mahendra Persaud who registered 95.2 from the 1000-yard range on Thursday and 93.4 from the 900-yard range on Wednesday.
Up to press time, Guyana's eight-member team for the team competition which ends tomorrow was not announced, but from all indications, the team could include Dane Blair, Derek Narine, Richard Fields, John Fraser and Dylon Fields.
Blair shot 82.2 and 99.4 at the 100 and 900-yard ranges respectively on Thursday and Wednesday, while Naraine shot 94.4 at the 900 on Wednesday and 90.0 a the 1000 on Thursday.
The experienced Richard Fields on the other hand scored 95.3 at the 900 on Wednesday and 80.1 at the 1000.
Fraser recorded 98.1 at the 900 and 81.1 at the 1000.
Keen competition is expected from the Trinidad team which could include 1999 individual champion Norris Gomez, Clarion Tang-Choon, John Fong-Yew, Marc Homer and Justin Lall.
Jamaica is expected to be represented by Carl Smith, David Rickman, Keith Hammond, Canute `CC' Coley, John Nelson, Gregory Clement and Paul Martin.
Tomorrow the teams will do battle over the 300 and 500-yard ranges.