Dig­i­cel Cup sport­ing clays ju­nior tour­ney set for Sun­day

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORTS -

THE FOURTH Dig­i­cel Cup Inter-Schools Sport­ing Clays Tour­na­ment shoots off on Sun­day at the Ja­maica Skeet Club in Port­more with the high­est num­ber of com­peti­tors to date.

As many as 78 shoot­ers drawn from nine schools across the is­land, in­clud­ing Manchester High, Ja­maica Col­lege, Cam­pion Col­lege, Wolmer’s, Hil­lel Acad­emy, the Amer­i­can In­ter­na­tional School of Kingston (AISK), and Sts Peter & Paul Prep.

The be­gin­ners, or youngest shoot­ers, start­ing from age nine, will take to the 14-sta­tion course at 9 a.m. af­ter which the of­fi­cial open­ing cer­e­mony will be held.

The tour­na­ment fea­tures 50 tar­gets for all shoot­ers. The top six shoot­ers will com­pete in the Su­per Six for the high­est over­all to­tal and the cham­pi­onship trophy. The Su­per Six will in­volve 18 tar­gets. (The Su­per Six com­prises the six high­est scores at the end of the reg­u­lar stage).

A new cham­pion will be crowned this year as Jake Ther­rien will not be de­fend­ing his ti­tle.

Ac­cord­ing to Khaleel Azan, Jake Ther­rien ... will not de­fend his ti­tle.

pres­i­dent of the Ja­maica Skeet Club, “It is great to see the in­creased num­ber of shoot­ers who have reg­is­tered for the tour­na­ment, which has grown sig­nif­i­cantly since it started in 2013. This year, we have seen a big in­crease in the fe­male shoot­ers, mov­ing up to 12 from seven last year. All the

shoot­ers are well pre­pared for this year’s Dig­i­cel Cup, hav­ing com­peted in sev­eral tour­na­ments lead­ing up to this com­pe­ti­tion. We are ex­pect­ing a big crowd, in­clud­ing fam­i­lies and friends of the shoot­ers.”

Azan also said that the large field au­gurs well for the sport in Ja­maica as the fu­ture is se­cure, with a very good crop of young shoot­ers com­ing through.

The spon­sors are Dig­i­cel, Wata, Reg­gae Jam­mins, Best Dressed Chicken, True Juice, Hawk­eye, St Mary’s Banana, Bigga, Tin Grin­ners Club Ja­maica, and Arts & Photo Im­pres­sions.

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