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Chung bags Christmas Hamper

Published:Thursday | December 24, 2015 | 12:00 AMShayne Fairman

Bobby Chung shot his way to top honours with an impressive 96 birds in the Jamaica Skeet Club's grand finale, the CB Christmas Hamper competition, which was held at the Jamaica Skeet Club in Portmore recently.

En-route to what could be considered a memorable victory, he upstaged national shooting champion Christian Sasso, who shot a second-best 90 birds.

Despite not closing out the year on a winning note, Sasso was pleased with his performance and believes he "could have done better after missing some easy birds".

The reigning national champion noted that he is looking forward to intensive training and preparation to defend his championship in 2016, as well as some overseas-based tournaments.

Next year, he has three such tournaments lined up for February in the United States.

PRIZES

A total of 95 shooters competed from 13 stations. The prizes included hams, gift baskets and certificates.

Jamaica Skeet Club president, Khaleel Azan, said the turnout was bigger than last year.

"We are extremely proud of the progress we have made this year. I hope that we can grow from what we did this year, and if we do, it would really be a major success because the growth in 2015 is far beyond what we expected."

In other action, Robert Subaran shot 85 birds to take the B Class, Jake Therrien 86 (Class C), Roman Tavares-Finson 78 ( Class D), Nicholas Benjamin 81 (Class E), and Jonah Subaran 66 (Class F).

Renee Rickhi was the sole female winner, and took Class F with 59 birds.