Jamaican Nunes out front in production division
Jamaica's Christopher Nunes ended the first day as the top individual in the production division, as the locals rebounded after a poor start in that section on the opening day of the Pan American Handgun Championships at the Woodleigh Complex in Clarendon yesterday.
Nunes ended the day with a score of 1645.0320, which places him ahead of Estonia's Dmitri Udras (1507.5366), who was 91 per cent complete, and another Jamaican Paul Shoucair (1435.3298), who was 87 per cent complete.
Veonie Campbell-Simpson (1202.3626) was seventh with 75 per cent completed.
The other Jamaicans in the division, Richard Darin was 28th, Anthony Johnson was 29th, Michael Bradshaw 31st, Ekpedeme Otuokon 36th, and Sanjay Welsh 42nd.
Jamaica's production team captain, Ryan Bramwell, noted that they had a bad start but recovered to end the day strong.
"The first day is always a nervy day. Everybody was a little nervous on the first stage, but we shot it solid. I had a little equipment issue to start with, but I got through and picked up at the end," Bramwell said.
"But we got through those first two stages solid and with six stages down, I think we are in a good standing. We are feeling much more confident," he said.
He added: "The US is strong, the Canadians are strong, and so are the Argentinians, but once we get solid performances from everybody, we will definitely challenge and get a good placing," he added
Over in the Open division, Jamaican ace, Lesgar 'Speedy' Murdock (505.0000), hold third spot with 35 per cent of stage completed. He ended the day behind Australia's Joseph Sullivan (1413.3707), who completed 100 per cent and US' Carol Moreland (1007.3028), who has done 71 per cent.
Jamaica Howard Brown (372.9428) also sits 13th and Kevin Cheung (365.5394) 14th.
In the Standard division, Richard Yap (483.2733) is the highest placed Jamaican at sixth. That section is led by Richard Oh (1603.6053) of Canada, followed by Juan Diaz (1447.1505) and Daniel AldeCosea (1172.2325) of Uruguay.
The next best Jamaican in the division are Greg Henry (418.6718) at 15th and Paul Dixon (363.5887) at 20.
In the Classic division, where Jamaica does not have a team, Richard McNamus of the US leads with 1467.7844, with Regenyi Kund (1337.8479) of Hungary in second and Roberto Gomes (535.0000) of Brazil in third. Jamaica's Steve Sherman, competing as an individual, was placed 19th with a score of 145.0000, with nine per cent of stage completed.