Barnes tops Crid­land Memo­rial

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORTS - Shayne Fair­man Gleaner Writer

REIGN­ING NA­TIONAL shot­gun cham­pion Shaun Barnes showed imperious form to hit a High Over­all (HOA) score of 94 and win the 2016 Bernard Crid­land Memo­rial Sport­ing Clays tour­na­ment at the Ja­maica Skeet Club last Sun­day.

The five-time na­tional shot­gun cham­pion dom­i­nated a field of 98 shoot­ers, fin­ish­ing two points ahead of run­ner-up Bruce Duques­nay, 92, and A Class first, Ruel Chung, 92.

Barnes, who won the 2016 Na­tional Shot­gun 200 Sport­ing Clays in July this year, re­turned after a three-month break to win again, con­vinc­ingly, like he never left.

The event wit­nessed a turnout of 98 shoot­ers, and ac­cord­ing to Ja­maica Skeet Club Pres­i­dent Khaleel Azan, this was “10 per cent more than 2015, it’s great for the sport and the Ja­maica Skeet Club joins the Friendly Lodge 239 in thank­ing all the par­tic­i­pants for their sup­port”.

He noted that the con­sis­tent per­for­mance of Barnes “must be con­grat­u­lated”.

Azan added that Oneal Brown and his team was set­ting a course to­tally on their own for the first time.

“The con­sen­sus was that it was an ex­cel­lent first at­tempt that sat­is­fied the wide cross sec­tion of shoot­ers; A to Hun­ters’ Class, Ladies, Ju­niors and Sub Ju­niors,” he noted.

Mean­while, there were class pro­mo­tions for Omar Fran­cis, to C Class and Jonah Subaran (13 years) to D Class.

Matthew Morin was pro­moted to the E Class, while win­ners in the C, D and E classes all shot in the 80s.

WIN­NERS

HOA Shaun Barnes

94 R/U Bruce Duques­nay A Class Ruel Chung Robert Yap Foo Er­rol Ziadie B Class Kings­ley Chin Ni­cholas Ben­jamin Jor­dan Th­waites C Class Bran­don Laing Matthew Josephs (Jr) Mark Har­ris D Class Omar Fran­cis Jor­dan Sa­muda Danzell Knight (Jr) E Class Jonah Subaran (sJr) 92

92 89 89

87 87 84

84 84 83

83 79 79

81 Cameron Phang Sang (Jr) Mark Ben­jamin Hun­ters Matthew Morin Zaniel Knight (sJr) Niko­lai Azan (sJr) Ladies Re­nee Rickhi Mar­guerite Har­ris Is­abelle Chin (Jr) Ju­niors Matthew Josephs Peter Mah­food Cameron Phang Sangh Sub Ju­niors Jonah Subaran Mark Des­noes Ro­man Tavares-Fin­son 80 77

78 72 70

74 68 63

84 82 80

81 79 79

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