GNRA ready to host WI Full Bore Championships


The Guyana National Rifle Association (GNRA) is ready to host the West Indies Full Bore Championships as part of its 150-year anniversary, despite financial constraints.

At the press conference held on Wednesday at Crown Mining’s Roof Garden, Full Bore Captain Mahendra Persaud said, “It will not hamper us, we took a loan to buy our ammunition and we hope persons come onboard, this executive deserves a lot of credit for the success of this event.”

In addition, he also noted that their will we a few “differences” to the format of the event that will determine the new West Indian Champion.

The GNRA will also be boasting a revamped shooting range at Timerhi with Committee Member of the association, Lennox Braithwaite, noting that everything from the targets to the yardage, as well as washroom facilities have been totally “redone.”

Meanwhile, Persaud also shared that the Guyanese team is ready to perform and defend the title come Sunday.

“We had some interruptions because of the work that was being done on the range, but I feel comfortable with what we have done and we will have one last rinse off on Saturday. I am confident in all of our guys and whoever comes out the best on the day will win the trophy,” Persaud stated.

Guyana will have 14 shooters to choose from for the competition with each category utilising eight-member teams.

Twelve countries are expected in Guyana for the major event, including Ireland, Canada and United Kingdom. The competition will start on Monday with President David Granger expected to fire the first shot.

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