The Guyana Sport Shooting Foundation will be hosting the first Costume Steel Challenge Shooting Match on Halloween, Saturday 31st October, 2015 at the GDF Timehri Range. The themed competition has been exclusively sponsored by B.M Soat Auto Sales and is expected to be a keenly contested one. Participants invited are expected to take part donning costumes of their liking.
Costumes can range from very simple such as funny hats, special shoes, to the more elaborate and even terrifying in keeping with the theme. The rules of the Steel Challenge Shooting Association a sister body of the United States Practical Shooting Association are expected to be adhered to along with safe firearm handling throughout.
This action-packed handgun shooting sport presented by the GSSF attracts Guyanese pistol shooters from all around the country on a regular basis and on the 31st October it will be no different as various ‘characters’ will come out to participate.
Steel Challenge Shooting is considered to be the fastest practical shooting competition in the world. The upcoming competition promises to be an exciting one. It will consist of three stages where competitors will shoot at 5 individual steel targets per stage. Shooters will be scored using an electronic timing device, penalties of added time are applied for any misses and the total time resultant is used for score. Ultimately the shooter with the lowest time recorded overall in the match will be declared the winner.
At the small ceremony at the Showroom of B.M. Soat Auto Sales, located at Lot 9 Croal Street, Georgetown, President of the GSSF, Ms. Vidushi Persaud, in accepting the kind sponsorship, conveyed thanks to Mrs. Priya Mohamed, Manager of B.M. Soat Auto Sales.
The Foundation’s match organising committee reported that everything is all set for Saturday’s Match. Thanks to B. M. Soat Auto Sales, trophies have been secured for two SCSA Divisions: Wildcat and Limited. The prizes will be awarded to the top three overall in each division. Wildcat Division will see competitors using .32ACP and other calibre pistols lesser than 9mm while those in the challenging Limited Division will shoot 9mm or higher calibre hand guns.
In Photo below, Mrs. Priya Mohamed of B.M. Auto Sales hands over sponsorship funds to GSSF President, Ms. Vidushi Persaud (center left) in the presence of GSSF Secretary, Mr. Steve Ninvalle (right) and Assistant Secretary/Treasurer, Mr. Ryan McKinnon (left).