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Pistols to blaze at Woodleigh's Fast & Furious

Published:Saturday | November 26, 2016 | 11:00 AMAinsley Walters
Kevin ‘Fastfoot’ Cheung moving through a stage at the recent Jamaica Cup/Emancipation tourney at Woodleigh.

Woodleigh's 2016 Fast & Furious Pistol Championship will be a blazing affair tomorrow when the island's top shooters clash in a test of speed and accuracy at the May Pen, Clarendon, range over 12 stages, shooting more than 200 rounds.

United States-based Lesgar 'Speedy' Murdock could lead the charge in Open Division alongside Lennie 'Aggressive' Moulton, Kevin 'Fastfoot' Cheung, Bernard Lawrence and resident shooter, Howie Brown.

Cheung warmed up by recently beating Moulton at The Jamaica Rifle Association and is hoping that the winning trend will continue at Woodleigh, which will feature open targets, set at from five to 10 yards with no penalty or steel plates to slow shooters.

The championship will be the first Level-Three match being held by an affiliate club in Jamaica and sanctioned by the International Practical Shooting Confederation, match director Harry Chin Hing told The Gleaner.

STANDARD DIVISION

Ronald Brown Jr is fresh off a recent win at the Aruba Open Championship two weeks ago and will be going all out to take the Standard Division, which will also be keenly contested by JRA's Andy Yapp and Mandeville Rifle and Pistol Club's Orville 'Reds' Henriques.

Meanwhile, the ever-improving Greg Henry, David Lazarus and recent Monster Match winner, Patrick Evelyn, will ensure the favourites are extended.

"Either way you take it, it will be a fast one because I am boosted and will be hosing all the way through," said Henry.

PRODUCTION DIVISION

The biggest group of shooters should come from Production Division in which senior veteran, Anthony 'TJ' Johnson will be gunning to stamp his class and take the President's Medal. However, Master Class Ryan Bramwell may very well be the fly in the ointment.

Chris Hart, Darin Richards, Ryan Grala, Chris Nunez and Paul Shoucair have all been putting in trigger time and must be aiming for a top podium spot. Michael Bradshaw has been figuring prominently lately on the score sheets and has to be watched.