Saturday 21 July, 2018

Yap Foo, McMaster win inaugural Summer Sporting Clays Classic

Robert Yap Foo (right) and Wendy McMaster (centre) pose with the main prizes following the Jamaica Skeet Club's inaugural Summer Sporting Clays Classic  at the Woodleigh Shooting Range in Clarendon on Sunday. At left is Evan Thwaites, president of the Jamaica Skeet Club.

Robert Yap Foo (right) and Wendy McMaster (centre) pose with the main prizes following the Jamaica Skeet Club's inaugural Summer Sporting Clays Classic at the Woodleigh Shooting Range in Clarendon on Sunday. At left is Evan Thwaites, president of the Jamaica Skeet Club.

Robert Yap Foo and Wendy McMaster were crowned champions of  the Jamaica Skeet Club's inaugural Summer Sporting Clays Classic on Sunday, at the Woodleigh Shooting Range in Clarendon.

They came out ahead of 100 shooters.

Yap Foo and three other top shooters picked off 92 of the 100 birds on the course.  This led to a shoot-off among Yap Foo, Ray McMaster, Bruce DuQuesnay, and nine-time national shotgun champion Ian Banks. 

In the first shoot-off Banks and DuQuesnay bagged two of the six birds while Yap Foo and McMaster got three each. 

DuQuesnay and Banks went on to another shoot-off to determine the Class champion, which went to DuQuesnay who shot two from four to Banks' one from four.

Yap Foo and McMaster were then involved in another three rounds of shoot-offs.  At the end of the third and tense round, Yap Foo was the one celebrating as the highest overall winner of the inaugural Summer Classic as he prevailed over McMaster after getting two from four birds while McMaster dropped all four birds.

Yap Foo said "I feel very good.  It was a very challenging course with a lot of people in the shoot-off and I came out on top.  The birds in the shoot-off were really challenging, they set some really tough birds and it showed in the shoot-off."

McMaster shot 82 to win the ladies championship. She also took the D Class section.

McMaster said "today feel really good.  Today was a great shoot.  It feels really good to win the ladies section especially the D Class because I am shooting against some shooters that have been shooting a long time now and to be shooting for the second time in the eighties, it feel really good.  It's not many occasions that a female shoot in the eighties consistently."

President of the Jamaica Skeet Club Evan Thwaites said that the club "decided to create this really nice tournament and held it at Woodleigh Shooting complex this year and the members have embraced it.  This is the first of a continuing series of tournaments." 

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