Super Six match-ups to blaze JRA - Jamaica Observer

2022-05-28 19:51:08 By : Ms. Winnie Ye

With over 80 shooters registered, the Super Six Carry Gun Nationals has already shattered the number of participants in matches at the Jamaica Rifle Association (JRA) over the past five years. The competition, which begins 10:00 am today, is expected to be a treat.

With stages designed to capture real-life scenarios on the streets and world-class shooters swapping high-capacity and feather-trigger race guns for their everyday carry guns, excitement is expected to reach fever pitch.

To add more fun to the event, a number of teams have entered with shooters coming together and forming teams of six among themselves. These include Team Construction, Ardenne Old Boys, Domino Players, Rifle Shooters, Jamaica Customs, and Department of Correctional Services.

Dennis Titus, Dwight Bancey, and Thomas Hall, some of the very few shooters at the club who shoot their carry guns in regular competition, are threatening to put the more accomplished shooters to the test. However, the dangerous Darin Richards, Owen Campbell, and Ryan Brammwell will have other ideas.

Richards, whom it is said shoots his carry gun with similar aplomb to his competition gun, will have Bramwell, Sanjay Welsh, and Chris Hart for company in a very formidable-looking Team Construction.

Club President Major John Nelson, one of the most accurate shooters at the club, will lead a very competitive rifle team, which will include medical doctor Derek Mitchell, Sean Pierre, Alex Clarke, and national champion Captain Dwayne Ford.

Another team that cannot be overlooked is Domino Players, which has in its ranks the impressive Michael Wilkinson, Master Class Shooter Andrew Yap, and Adrian Randle. Bad Bwoyz, with the nimble Michael Bradshaw, Owen Campbell, Els Dixon, and Mohan Pai are hell-bent on walking away with the top prize.

The most excitement, however, should surround the all-female squad which will include the elite Super Six shooters. Florence Golding from Western Jamaica and Jody Gayle should also feature in that squad.

According to Match Director Robin Rickhi, the bantering, which started two months ago, will end at 10 o’ clock when the first shot is fired down range to indicate the start of action.

Detective Corporal Sasha Mullings, captain of the Super Six team, is encouraging spectators to turn out for this unique event.

“Our team has been working for months to have this event, which will give our shooters the opportunity to do something different, now it is time for action,” she said.

The all-female shooting team, which was formed last October to participate in the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT) Round-up, has been selected to represent Jamaica at the Pan American Shooting Championships. They are using this match to raise much-needed funds.

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