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Shaun, Toni Barnes take Bernard Cridland Sporting Clays Memorial

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

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Defending champion Shaun Barnes and his cousin were named the overall champion and ladies champion, respectively, of the Bernard Cridland Sporting Clays Memorial on Sunday at the Jamaica Skeet Club in Portmore.

Shaun Barnes shot 92 to retain the championship, which he has now won three times straight. The runner-up Tommy Smith shot 87.

Barnes said: “It was a very interesting course. You couldn't make any mistakes on this course. It required a lot of focus and I am happy I was able to focus from start to finish.”

He described winning as “an unexplainable feeling every time it happens”.

Barnes was also happy for his cousin Toni Barnes who won the ladies section, saying that she had a lot of potential and will do well as long a she sticks to the sport.

Toni was very pleased with her win ahead of some experienced shooters. She said that the last time she shot competitively was way back in 2012.

“It feels really good... my aim was really just to have fun, to try and concentrate and get back into the game — so winning is really very nice,” she noted.

The shoot boasted 90 gunners spread across 14 stations.

According to Evan Thwaites, president of the Jamaica Skeet club, “everybody had a fantastic time”.

“We had a great course and Shaun, our perennial winner, won it again with a score of 92 – a really good score,” said Thwaites. He also had high praisefor the Ladies Champion Toni.

The memorial was sponsored by Sasco Distributors, Toyota Jamaica, Pure Country, Pure National Ice, Edgechem, Wray & Nephew, MGI Brokers, Walkerswood and Alto Copy. The beneficiaries of the event were Worthley Home, Consie Walters Hospice, Marie Atkins Shelter and Jamaica Masonic Benevolent Association.

Category winners

A Class - Gerry Chin 86, nine- time National Champion Ian Banks 85 and Greg Chung 83.

B Class - Jamaica Skeet Club Secretary Jordan Samuda 86, Zachary Chen 78 and Peter MaFood 76.

C Class - Ryan Chen 84, Brandon King 81 and Danzell Knight 79.

D Class - Brian Richardson 71, Cameron Pangsang 69 and Kirk Miller 67.

E Class - Markk Benjamin 68, Winston Quest 67 and Nathan Chin 66.

Hunters' Class - Toni Barnes 71, Jordan Wong 67 and Damien Sawyers 65.

Ladies' Class - Toni Barnes 71, 2016 champion Renee Rickhi 65 and perennial Ladies Champion Marguerite Harris 60.

Juniors - Danzell Knight 79, Jonah Subaran 73 and Cameron Pangsang 69.

Sub-Juniors - Roman Tavares-Finson 72, Mark Desnoes 68 and Nathan Chin 66.

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