Skeet shooters 'fired up' in Florida

February 24, 2017
Banks

Jamaica skeet shooters had one of their most successful performances, winning a number of categories at the third annual Gator Cup clay shooting competition last week, at Quail Creek Plantation, in the United States of America.

The Jamaican team was the second-largest contingent behind hosts United States during the highly rated competition which ran from February 15-19.

FIRST WIN

Last Thursday's preliminary prize winners for Jamaica were led by veteran marksman Ian Banks, who shot an impressive 93 birds, leading the way for the Jamaicans' first win in the preliminary AA class.

National Shotgun champion Shaun Barnes won the A Class with a score of 90.

In the C Class, Jeffrey Panton shot 84 birds to finish runner-up.

Roman Tavares-Finson shot 87 birds to claim E Class top spot, while runner-up went to Jordan Samuda who shot 79.

In the sub-junior class, Roman Tavares-Finson shot 87 to clinch third place.

CLEAN SWEEP

Last Friday's second day saw the Jamaicans take a clean sweep in the Preliminary Red Course prize with, top three finishers in the AA Class.

Geoffrey Ziadie took first place with 89, followed by runner-up Damien Moe 89, and Ian Banks copped third with a score of 85, respectively.

There were other top finishers in the A Class for Shaun Barnes, who finished runner-up with 81, while Jeffrey Panton (78) took third in C Class.

In the E Class, Alex Cunningham (77) and Jordan Samuda (76) finished second and third respectively.

Also, in Friday's Preliminary Blue Course prize winners were Paul Burke 72, followed by runner-up Ryan V Chung 69.

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