GUYANA National Rifle Association’s Fullbore captain Mahendra Persaud has left Guyana to attend the 146th Imperial Meeting in Bisley, England. Persaud flew out on Tuesday to attend the event which features the top shooters from around the globe. According to reports, Persaud is likely to enter the National Rifle Association’s Imperial Meeting at the Target Rifle event in the Individual category, set to commence later today at the National Shooting Centre (NSC) in Bisley. The meeting ends on July 9.
He is also likely to enter the HM (Her Majesty) Queen’s Prize contest, also set for the NSC. This prestigious match is shot at 900 and 1000 yards on the final Saturday of the Imperial Meeting.
The top 100 competitors will shoot for the most coveted prize in Target Rifle shooting. In 2013, Persaud finished in the top 100 of the Queen’s Trophy.
This competition is seen as an individual warm-up for the West Indies Fullbore team that will compete at the World Long Range Championships, commonly called The PALMA Match, at Camp Perry in Ohio from August 1 to 14 and will be shot over 800, 900 and 1 000 yards.
Secretary of the GNRA, Ryan Sampson, joined the rest of the association and Persaud’s team mates in wishing him the best of luck at the Championships in England. (Stephan Sookram)