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January 17, 2013
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Henriques shrugs of no-shoot to take tournament
Richard Bryan, Star Writer


Henriques

Orville Henriques shrugged off a rare no-shoot, on a stage, to win the Manchester Rifle and Pistol Club's new year's first major tournament at its Lincoln range.

Speed, generally his strength, led to his downfall on Stage 3 where he recorded no points, as did three others, on a stage labelled 'As strong as you are.' Henriques was fastest shooting in a mere five seconds, but dropped all 30 points. However, he was too good on the other five stages, winning on points, time and stagecraft. In the end, he merely dropped 18 points over the next five stages, tallying 322 points out of a possible stage maximum of 370.

"It was a good workout and my fitness was up. Just one stage was a messed up but the good thing is that the points I missed came on one of the smaller stages," Henriques told Star Sports.

The weekend tournament was the final one available as he gears up for the next international shoot, Frank Garcia's Florida Open, from February 14-17 at the Universal Shooting Academy in Frostproof. Already the registration site suggests a lot of local shooters will be taking part. Henriques reckons, he is on track to do well there.

Top local female shooter Sue Henriques was second amassing 76 per cent.

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