GNRA fires off WI Full Bore Championship
By Treiston Joseph
The Guyana National Rifle Association (GNRA) on Monday morning fired off the 2017 edition of the West Indies Full Bore Shooting Championship at the refurbished Timehri Rifle Ranges.
Some of the best rifle shooters in the region and a few from around the world are in Guyana for the prestigious event.
President of the GNRA, Brigadier Patrick West, who declared the event open with an on target shot, was pleased to host the region’s highest shooting event, especially with the association celebrating 150 years of existence.
“The Rifle Association is privileged and honoured to host this event as part of the West Indian Full Bore championships; we take note of the fact that many of you have travelled from far and wide to be here and to help us celebrate this activity here in Guyana,” Brigadier stated.
Brigadier West also noted that the hosting of the event is a testament to the association’s hard work over the years.
“This association continues to work hard and over the years we have established ourselves as one of the leading teams or competitors in the sport of rifle shooting and that is why I believe we are here today to host this competition,” Brigadier West mentioned.
Former President of the West Indies Full Bore Shooting Council Norris Gomez spoke on behalf of the current president Major John Nelson of Jamaica on the championships being held in Guyana.
“This event speaks volume of the high standard; this shoot has been in planning for some 18 months and to have countries from the region and some from around the world is a gigantic operation. The GNRA saw the possibilities and went ahead and were able to extend their range from 12 to 24 with the help of the GDF and the completion of the puzzle the range just represents a piece of the puzzle of this great undertaking which saw commitment from Chief of Staff Patrick West,” Gomez stated on behalf of Nelson.
The event will run for the entire week at the Timerhi Rifle Ranges with Guyana expected to place high in the championships. (EDITOR’S NOTE: More photos can be seen on News Room’s Facebook page)