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Barnes tops Cridland Memorial

Published:Wednesday | October 26, 2016 | 10:00 AMShayne Fairman

Reigning national shotgun champion Shaun Barnes showed imperious form to hit a High Overall (HOA) score of 94 and win the 2016 Bernard Cridland Memorial Sporting Clays tournament at the Jamaica Skeet Club last Sunday.

The five-time national shotgun champion dominated a field of 98 shooters, finishing two points ahead of runner-up Bruce Duquesnay, 92, and A Class first, Ruel Chung, 92.

Barnes, who won the 2016 National Shotgun 200 sporting clays in July this year, returned after a three-month break to win again, convincingly, like he never left.

The event witnessed a turnout of 98 shooters, and according to Jamaica Skeet Club president Khaleel Azan, this was "10 per cent more than 2015, it's great for the sport and the Jamaica Skeet Club joins the Friendly Lodge 239 in thanking all the participants for their support".

He noted that the consistent performance of Barnes "must be congratulated".

Azan added that Oneal Brown and his team was setting a course totally on their own for the first time.

"The consensus was that it was an excellent first attempt that satisfied the wide cross section of shooters; A to Hunters' Class, Ladies, Juniors and Sub Juniors," he noted.

Meanwhile, there were class promotions for Omar Francis, to C Class and Jonah Subaran (13 years) to D Class.

Matthew Morin was promoted to the E Class, while winners in the C, D and E classes all shot in the 80s.

Winners

HOA Shaun Barnes 94

R/U Bruce Duquesnay 92

A Class

Ruel Chung 92

Robert Yap Foo 89

Errol Ziadie 89

B Class

Kingsley Chin 87

Nicholas Benjamin 87

Jordan Thwaites 84

C Class

Brandon Laing 84

Matthew Josephs (Jr) 84

Mark Harris 83

D Class

Omar Francis 83

Jordan Samuda 79

Danzell Knight (Jr) 79

E Class

Jonah Subaran (sJr) 81

Cameron Phang Sang (Jr) 80

Mark Benjamin 77

Hunters

Matthew Morin 78

Zaniel Knight (sJr) 72

Nikolai Azan (sJr) 70

Ladies

Renee Rickhi 74

Marguerite Harris 68

Isabelle Chin (Jr) 63

Juniors

Matthew Josephs 84

Peter Mahfood 82

Cameron Phang Sangh 80

Sub Juniors

Jonah Subaran 81

Mark Desnoes 79

Roman Tavares-Finson 79