Ziadie claims skeet shooting top prize

April 13, 2016
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Calm under pressure, despite his rivals breathing down his neck, Geoffrey Ziadie came out the top marksman of the 2016 Toyota Cup 100 Sporting Clays, courtesy of a clever 90 of 100 birds shot at the Jamaica Skeet Club, Portmore, St Catherine.

Ziadie captured the HOA Championship Trophy one point ahead of challengers Ian Banks, Leighton Sasso and Bobby Chung with scores of 89 each.

Banks, however, earned second-best runner-up position in a shoot off.

Competition for top honours and bragging rights now seems more intense than ever at the Jamaica Skeet Club, with four different shooters triumphing at the last four different championships.

Shaun Barnes won the Driftwood title, followed by Spectrum Shoot title going to David Subaran, the NCB Cap Markets to Craig Simpson and Sunday's Toyota Cup won by Ziadie.

Khaleel Azan, Jamaica Skeet Club president, credited the growth of the sport.

"Eighty one shooters participated across the classes, A to Hunters, with Geoffrey winning this event. We now have four different winners in as many shoots, which is great for the sport and leaves one to wonder who will be our national champion this year," the president said.

He credited the course set by Errol Ziadie and assistants Oneal and his team. The course had 15 stations of interesting targets, using new traps and the new tower as well.

Upcoming events on the shooting calendar the NSC Five Stand and Fitasc on April 23 and 24, followed by the JNGI 100 Sporting, May 1.

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