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Bajans on target in shooting event

RACHELLE AGARD, rachelleagard@nationnews.com

Added 07 December 2017


Sean Banfield with his awards at the Trinidad and Tobago Police Combat Shoot. (GP)

Barbadian shooters copped a plethora of awards at the recently concluded Trinidad and Tobago Police Combat Shoot in the twin-island republic.

The six-member team battled 62 other competitors from across the region en route to emerging champions.

Competing in this type of shooting discipline for the third time, the local shooters still managed to be victorious despite their small contingent.

This discipline of shooting is quite similar to that of the International Pistol Shooting Confederation, but is based on time. The winners are determined by the team with the fastest time overall. 

Sean Banfield stole the show as he dominated the entire competition. Banfield, competing in the standard service pistol (SSP) expert class, gained a score 175.01 seconds and amassed the fastest time in the competition.

Not only did Banfield win the expert division, he also won the overall competition and was the highest placed overseas competitor.

Placing second in the SSP master class was Adrian Marshall, who completed his course in 242.74 seconds. In the enhanced service pistol (ESP) expert class, Ryan Best came third with a time of 246.63 seconds.

Veteran shooter Kevin ‘The Enforcer’ Grant finished seventh in the enhanced service pistol master class with a total of 312.77 seconds.

Also competing in this competition were beginner shooters Ayoub Suttle and Shari Layne Elibox. Suttle placed eighth in ESP marksman amassing 409.76 seconds, while Elibox, also in ESP marksman, was sixth with 372.35 seconds. (RA)


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