Jamaica cart off BWIA trophy
- despite Goodluck’s efforts
By Michael DaSilva
Stabroek News
April 28, 2003

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Despite a remarkable showing from top shot Ransford Goodluck, Guyana failed to recapture the BWIA Cup (short Range) when the West Indies Fullbore Shooting Championships concluded yesterday at the Timehri Rifle Ranges.

Goodluck who shot 149 points with 20 V-Bulls (149.20), which included perfect scores of 50-8 at the 300 and 50-6 at the 600-yard ranges, failed to save Guyana’s bid of retaining the BWIA Cup which they won a few years ago.

Team captain Mahendra Persaud, who coached Goodluck, registered 50-6 at the 600-yard range and ended with 145-19.

For Jamaica, the lone female Valarie Newman came out on top with 145.9, scoring her first international possible at the 300-yard (50.2). She also finished third in the hunt for the Woogart trophy behind Goodluck and Persaud. She however promised to beat the two next time the championships are staged.

Trinidad and Tobago finished second in the three-team short range team shot behind Jamaica.

The Jamaicans carted off the BWIA trophy with 1121 points with 83 V-Bulls, three points ahead of Trinidad on 1118 points with 84.

Triniadian Norris Gomez led Trinidad with a total 143.15.

Goodluck was due to head the list of awardees at last night’s presentation ceremony that was billed for the Bank of Guyana building.

Guyana’s Lennox Braithwaite won the individual long-range shoot, while Ryan Sampson was the top shooter on the long range in the `O’ Class category.

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