Sporting Clay season ends on high note
Shayne Fairman, Gleaner Writer
There were eight overall winners in the respective categories at the CB Foods Christmas Hamper Sporting Clays held at the Portmore Range in St Catherine on Sunday.
The event climaxed the 2014 season, where a total of 82 shooters participated.
In the A class, masterful shooting by Khaleel Azan and Bruce DuQuesnay ensured a tie for first, with 92 points. Richard Azan Jr was next with 91 points.
In B class, Stafford Hyde won with 88 points, while Zachary Harris (87) was second and Evan Thwaites (84) third.
The C class was won by Howard McKenzie with 82 points. Recent Digicel Clay shooting champion boy, Nickolai Clarke of Hillel, was second with 78. Fellow junior, Andrew Azan, was third with 78.
The D class event was won by André HoLung, 79 points, while Michael Wehby was second with 77. Junior shooter Aidan Ingledew clinched third with 73.
Adam Harris topped E class with 71 points, while sub-junior John Paul Asher was second with 63, ahead of Khristian Marley on 57.
In ladies competition, Carolyn Chuck won with 79 points, while Laila Azan was second with 61.
The top shooters in the girls' were: Alysia Evans, 54, Marguerite Harris, 51, and Leanne McMaster, 51, while Cassandra Chin finished with 43 points.
In beginners' class, Sebastian Levy shot an impressive handicap score of 69 points. The next best finishers were Amir Azan, 55, Brandon Gooden, 53, and William Wildish, 47.
The Hunters class went to Andrew Stanigar with 70 points, while second place went to David Sherman, 54.
Tournament organiser and president of the Jamaica Skeet Club, Khaleel Azan, praised the sponsors and supportive members for a good event.
"The Jamaica Skeet Club would like to thank all the sponsors and competitors for making 2014 a year for the record books," Azan said.
Sunday's event also paid tribute to the late Tony Kelly, founder of the Jamaica Skeet Club.
The 2015 season will begin with the Driftwood Gun Club Sporting Clay Open on January 18.