Caribbean shooters assemble for Spectrum Handgun Championship in Kingston

By Sports Desk April 28, 2023
Bramwell eager to give of his best on Saturday. Bramwell eager to give of his best on Saturday.

Seventy-three of the Caribbean’s best shooters are set to battle for honours at the Spectrum Handgun Championship set for the Jamaica Rifle Association’s shooting range on Mountain View Avenue in Kingston, Jamaica on Saturday, April 29.

Shooters from Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago and the Cayman Islands will be competing at the Level III IPSC event, Jamaica’s first major international pistol match and highest-ranked competition to be staged since the Covid-19 pandemic emerged in 2020.

"Everyone is looking forward with great anticipation to the upcoming Spectrum Handgun Championship 2023 at the JRA,” said Match Director Paul Shoucair.

“We'll have all of Jamaica's top shooters versus top shooters from other islands in the Caribbean and the Ladies Division is looking pretty hot so looking forward to it and expecting some great stages."

The top gunners will compete in four divisions - Open, Standard, Production Optics and Production, which features the use of unmodified guns. The breakdown of the entry list shows eight overseas based shooters, eight female shooters and 57 local based male shooters are down to compete.

Among them is top-ranked master class shooter Ryan Bramwell.

"This match will in effect be a Caribbean championship and I am looking forward to competing against the best local and regional talent,” he said.

“The match itself promises to be a great event and I am really looking forward to doing my best on Saturday."

Among the other shooters vying for honours across the various divisions are Master Shooter Andy Yap and Darin Richards, and among the women, Alpha Angels Yeonie Campbell, Shayon Francis and Renee Rickhi.

 Competition on the twelve-stage range will get underway at 10:00 am.

 

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