Guyanese duo Braithwaite, Goodluck place 11th, England take gold

Queen’s Prize Pairs Finals - Day 2

Lennox Braithwaite

Guyanese Lennox Braithwaite and Ransford Goodluck managed to hold their own for 11th position when the Commonwealth Games Fullbore Championships – Queen’s Prize Pairs Finals concluded, yesterday at the Belmont Full Bore Range.

According to a press release, on a very challenging day which brought with it switching winds on multiple occasions during the 900 and 1000 yards shoot, none of the shooters, which included the best marksmen in the world was able to secure a possible and just two persons shot a 74.

Guyana’s final total after the final two ranges were shot was 563:48 which was also the best Caribbean score, the Guyanese pair finishing just ahead of the Falkland Islands which ended on 547:34 for 12th position.

Ransford Goodluck

Jamaica was 13th (530:18) followed by Barbados 524:25), Antigua and Barbuda 524:23 and Trinidad and Tobago 500:20 in 16th place.

The gold medal was taken by the English pair of Parag Patel and David Luckman (584:61) with silver going to Chris Watson and Gareth Morris of Wales (582:58) and bronze to Scotland’s Alexander Walter and Ian Shaw (582:49).

South Africa placed 4th (581:53), New Zealand 5th (581:50), Australia 6th (580:54), Northern Ireland 7th (579:49), Canada 8th (579:47), Guernsey 9th (575:45), Jersey 10th (572:36).

The Individual Championships will shoot off today with competition at the 300, 500 and 600 yards ranges, the same ranges would be repeated tomorrow before the marksmen engage in a practice session on Friday at the 900 and 1000 yards ranges before the final day of the Individual competition on Saturday at the same 900 and 1000 yards, the release stated.

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