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NHRSA hosts final shoot out

17/11/2017
by   Rodney Pienaar 
Sports

Namibia Hunting Rifle Shooters Association (NHRSA) hosted the Sven Ahrens Memorial Shoot on farm Zonnewaldt in the Stampriet district this week. 

Best shooters of the year were awarded medals for their hard work, loyalty and commitment and taking part in competitions all year round the spokesperson of the association Karola Woortman has said.

“The association has successfully hosted all the national and international competitions and has plans to organise more international tournaments next year. It has been a great year and we are looking forward to the next year this was an awesome experience and we again saw why Namibia and Namibian people are complimented for participation in sports,” she said.

She added that the shooting competition was open to the public, and different regions entered their teams.

The day was won in the individual shoot by Walter Kinnear in the men’s division and Cornel van der Westhuizen in the ladies’ division. 

The 1st range was Stein buck on 160m with a hay bale, with a distance of 150m the participants aimed at the Impala standing with a 3leg shooting sticks.

On the 3rd range the Oryx were waiting at 200m with short synthetic shooting sticks in a kneeling position. Range 4 with long synthetic shooting stick was the short Gong range, between 150-250m. 

The long range with 180-325m was range 5; there the shooter had a wood cross on a trailer. The last range no 6 was zebras over a water hole at 175m lying.

Winners for Penkoppe category are JC Pretorius; Joubert Engelbrecht and Mike Baartman respectively and the junior’s category was toped by Willem Visagie; Renee Maritz and Alex Opperman. The veteran’s category was won by John F Kannemeyer; Seniors category by Francois Marais; Wathy van der Wath and Andre du Toit respectively. 

Last month, the association hosted the International Test Shoot between the Namibian and South African teams in the riverbeds at Lake Oanob Resort near Rehoboth.

Each country was represented by 3 teams - a National team, a President’s team and for the first time, a Ladies Team. 

The team-shoot that took place was an open day competition and 104 entries were received. The men’s teams and their managers started the day after a briefing of the range and introduction to the range officers.