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Top Shooters Set For May Pen
Ainsley Walters, Gleaner Writer
JAMAICA's top pistol shooters will be matching targets at this Sunday's Emancipation Pistol Championships at Woodleigh Shooting Range in May Pen, Clarendon.
Grand Master Lesgar Murdock and Master Class Shooter Anthony Johnson are among the top guns in the Open Division, going up against Infinity Firearms-sponsored Grand Master Ronald Brown Jr and range owner Howard Brown.
Murdock and Johnson are down to represent Jamaica later this year at the World Shoot Championships in Greece.
Ryan Bramwell is expected to dominate A-Class action. However, Andy Yapp, although hot off wins at the Florida Open 2011 and the Jamaica Rifle Association's (JRA) 2011 Jamaica Invitational Champion-ship, in February and April, respectively, could be hard-pressed to stave off the ever-improving Lenny Moulton in Class B.
Mandeville's Ron Richards Jnr, who stamped his class in his first international match by winning both the Junior Division and D Class at the Florida Open, is expected to outclass some of his senior rivals with his patience and disciplined approach.
In a show of support for the event, the JRA has cancelled its monthly match and has encouraged its membership to make their presence felt in May Pen.
Woodleigh has drastically reduced the price of ammo and the competitors' entry fee for Sunday's match.
Spectators have also been given a 50 per cent reduction to watch the day's action, which gets under way at 9:30 a.m.