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Top Shooters For Woodleigh Emancipation Pistol Champs
Woodleigh Shooting Range in May Pen, Clarendon, will next weekend host the biggest pistol tournament held in Jamaica to date.
Dubbed the '2011 Woodleigh Emancipation Pistol Championship', it is expected that more than 60 of Jamaica's top competitors in the sport, from grandmasters to beginners, will be testing their skills on six challenging courses of fire requiring a minimum of 100 rounds.
Set for Sunday, July 31, Grand-master Lesgar Murdock, and master class shooter Anthony Johnson, both of whom will be representing Jamaica later this year in the World Shoot Championships in Greece, will be up against some stiff competition from the likes of the Infinity Firearms-sponsored Grand Master Ronald Brown Jr, and master tactician and range owner Howard Brown, in the Open Division.
Hot off wins at the Florida Open 2011, and the Jamaica Rifle Association's (JRA) 2011 Jamaica Invitational Championship, in February and April , Andy Yapp will be hard pushed to stave off the ever-improving Lenny Moulton in 'B' Class, with Ryan Bramwell expected to dominate 'A' Class.
Mandeville's Ron Richards Jnr stamped his class in his first international match by winning both the junior division and 'D' Class at the Florida Open, and with his patience and disciplined approach is expected to outclass some of his senior rivals.
In a show of support for the event and the general upliftment of the sport in Jamaica, the Jamaica Rifle Association has cancelled their monthly match, and has been encouraging its membership to go out and make their presence felt at the Woodleigh range.
In light of the present economic climate, Woodleigh has reduced the price of ammunition and the competitors' entry fee for this match, while spectators will benefit from a 50 per cent discount to watch the day's excitement.
The action gets under way at 9:30 a.m.