Christian Sasso is National Shotgun Champion A Second Time Around

Jamaica Sports News: Sasso, who won the National Sporting Clays 200-target, all Jamaica tournament for the first time in 2015, once again got the better of defending champion Shaun Barnes and former champion Ian Banks, to claim the title on the weekend, at the Worthy Park Estate in St.Catherine.

In Saturday’s opening round he scored 82 and returned on Sunday to shoot 87, to advance into the super-6 shootout with a competitive score of 169, over the 16 stations.

Sasso was outstanding in the three-station shoot-off to decide the overall champion. He picked up a further 21 points of a possible 25, to finish with a winning 190 total.

The new champion finished six shots better than Chad Ziadie, whose overall tally of 185, included19 points from the super-six.

Defending champion Shaun Barnes and six-time champion Ian Banks, failed to make it into the super-six, after posting scores of 158 and 151 respectively.

Wendy McMaster

The female title went to Wendy McMaster for the third year in a row. She was on target with 128 birds over the two days. This was one better than her nearest rival Toni Barnes, while third spot went to junior shooter Yasmin Ayre on102.

The top three in the other classes were:

A class – Bruce DuQuesnay 183, Geoffrey Zaidie 179 and Ray McMaster 178.

B class – Andrew Hopwood 156, Ryan Chen 155 and Zachary Chen 147.

C class – Danzel Knight 146, Rick DuQuesnay 142 and Mark Desnoes 141.

D class – Nathan Chin 143, Toby Hugh 141 and David Wong 138.

E class – Richard Todd 128, Rajhir Dacosta 122 and Damien Sawyers 117.

Juniors – Roman Tavares-Finson 146, Toby Hugh 141and Mark Desnoes 141.

Sub Juniors – Nathan Chin, David Wong and Zaniel Knight.

Hunters or Beginners – Gordon Bucknor 120, Zachary Josephs 116 and Gordon Clarke 110.

The outstanding competitors will be presented with their awards on Tuesday evening at the Pegasus Hotel.

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