Jamaica dominates Caribbean Cup pistol championships

By November 11, 2019
Jamaica’s Yeonie Campbell-Simpson (left) and Tony Campney (right) of Cayman, show off their trophies as they pose with President of the Jamaica Rifle Association (JRA), Major John Nelson at the awards ceremony of the 2019 Caribbean Cup Pistol Shooting Championships which was held over the weekend at the JRA headquarters in Kingston.  Campbell-Simpson, who scored 669, was the top female shooter, while Campney won the Open Division with 1045 points. Jamaica’s Yeonie Campbell-Simpson (left) and Tony Campney (right) of Cayman, show off their trophies as they pose with President of the Jamaica Rifle Association (JRA), Major John Nelson at the awards ceremony of the 2019 Caribbean Cup Pistol Shooting Championships which was held over the weekend at the JRA headquarters in Kingston. Campbell-Simpson, who scored 669, was the top female shooter, while Campney won the Open Division with 1045 points.

 Jamaican shooters dominated the Caribbean Cup Pistol Shooting Championships held at the Jamaica Rifle Associations headquarters over the weekend.

With more than 70 shooters in contention, Team Jamaica won two divisional titles, the Ladies’ category and all three senior categories for a stellar showing at the prestigious regional contest. 

Darrin Richards topped the Production Division with 1013 points while Chris Hart scored 923 to take second and Ryan Grala made 921 to place third.

The local shooters also had the edge in Standard Category where Ryan Bramwell won gold with 941 points ahead of teammate Greg Henry who took silver with 911. Gerard Gill of Barbados claimed bronze with 846.  

Caymanian Tony Campney prevented a Jamaican divisional sweep by winning the Open competition with 1045 points.

Local favourite Kevin Cheung who scored 1005 for the silver medal while Kevin Grant of Barbados won the bronze with a score of 812. 

However, on the strength of their showing in the three divisions, Jamaica amassed 2870 points to emerge as regional champions.  Cayman was second with 2629 points; while Barbados scored 2172 to place third and Trinidad and Tobago were fourth with 2027.

In the Ladies’ competition, top local female shooter, Yeonie Campbell-Simpson stamped her authority on the field scoring 669 points.

Her teammates Rene Rickhi and Tena-Shay McMorris scored 433 and 299 to place second and third respectively.

Then in the Seniors category, Jamaica’s David McMorris topped the Open competition with 708 points. Christopher Nunez won the Production title with 838 points and Owen Campbell took the Standard competition with 756 points.

Tournament Director, Lennox “Lenny” Moulton expressed satisfaction with the high standard of shooting and sportsmanship throughout the competition and the brilliant display by Team Jamaica.

“We had a high turn out with more than 70 shooters from four countries entering the championships and they put on a display which underscored why they are some of the best shooters in the Caribbean,” he said.

“Of course, we were particularly proud of Team Jamaica for winning the competition overall and for the strong showing across all categories.  Our shooters have been training hard and competing consistently both locally and overseas and I think the effort they put into their preparation definitely paid off,” Moulton added.

 

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