Sport

DuQuesnay shoots to summit of rifling tourney

BY SHERDON COWAN

Thursday, June 26, 2014    

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WITH a few weeks left before an overall champion is crowned in the ACDelco 2014 Shotgun Championships, Bruce DuQuesnay shot to the summit of the standings with a superlative performance at the Woodleigh Shooting Range in Clarendon on Sunday.

The championship, which began in January, is now approaching its conclusion, and things are heating up as all shooters are keeping their "eyes on the target". Shaun Barnes, Ian Banks, Richard Azan Jr, and Geoffrey Ziadie amongst others will ensure that the leader is kept honest all the way through.

Bruce DuQuesnay shot 39 out of 50 birds to finish joint second with Andrew Azan, who also shot 39 in the FITASC, as Joey Chin (40/50) claimed the top spot. Robert Reid (38) and Jeffrey Panton (38) were not to be outdone as they ensured that they were right up there.

DuQuesnay was HOA in the Five-Stand event, hitting 44 of his 50 targets. Richard Azan Jr (43) finished just one bird behind, with Joey Chin (41) and Shaun Barnes (41) also posting excellent scores.

The current Five-Stand HOA is Geoffrey Ziadie (four) with Bruce DuQuesnay (five) as Runner Up. Richard Azan Jr (eight) and Joey Chin (eight) will have a shoot off for A1/A2, while Shaun Barnes (nine) and Ian Banks (nine) will have a shoot off for A3.

Jeffrey Panton (10) tops the B class ahead of Ruel 'Tuffy' Chung (12) and Isaac Mair (16). The C class winner was Andrew Hopwood (18), with Nickolai Clarke (21) and Jordan Thwaites (22) claiming the minor places.

Jake Therrien (28) took the top class D spot, followed by Brian Richardson (29) and Diallo Richardson (31), while Zachary Chen (33) won E class, Andre Holung (40) places second and Asaf Keren (42) third.

The current FITASC standings see DuQuesnay (one) as HOA with Robert Yapp (four) in the Runner Up. Joey Chin (five) and Errol Ziadie (five) will shoot of for A1/A2, while Chad Ziadie (six) claims the A3 spot. Jeffrey Panton (13) tops the B class in this discipline as well. B2 and B3 will be decided between Gerry Chin (20) and Albert Chow (20) in a shoot off.

The winner and runner-up in the C class will also be decided in a shoot off between Andrew Azan (14) and Andrew Hopwood (14), as Ricky DuQuesnay (20) takes the third spot.

Sub-junior Danzell Knight (27) wins D class, with Giovanni Hui (29) taking the runner-up slot, while Dominic Simpson (34) and Michael Wehby (34) will shoot off for third place.

The E class is topped by Zachary Chen (35), followed by Asaf Keren (37) and sub-junior D'Andre Simpson (41) finishing third.

The next National Sporting Clays Sub Events of Skeet and Trap are scheduled to take place

on Sunday.

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