Barnes tops Cridland Memorial
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.
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