Wilfredo “Tootsie” Anglo and Jannette Gonzaga of the Negros Sports Exchange Gun Club displayed their sharp shooting skills to secure their place on top among the world's best during the USPSA Asia Pacific Championship II held Nov. 28 to Dec. 3 in Batangas.
Anglo was champion in the Carry Optics Division Senior category while Gonzaga reigned in the Ladies Limited Division and finished second runner-up in the Limited Division Senior category.
“There were just a handful of us from Bacolod who joined in the tournament and we happy with what we have achieved,” Gonzaga told the DAILY STAR.
With her husband Andy, placing second runner-up in the Open Division Senior category, and Texas-based Bacoleño Rori Songco, who topped the Carry Optics International event and finished third overall in the Carry Optics Division , Gonzaga said they are proud to have joined the prestigious tournament.
Organized by the Philippine Shooters and Match Officers Confederation, Inc. (PSMOC), event was another one of the epic shooting competitions that drew a record-breaking number of participants.
Considered as the biggest match ever put together by PSMOC, the competition was held at the Front Sight Shooting Range, LPL Ranch Estates, Summit Point in Batangas, the largest shooting range in the country.
The tournament was Level 5 PSMOC-sanctioned match with 36 handgun stages, 36 practiced rimfire stages, and 12 shotgun stages.
“The top shooters from the US and Asian countries along with world champions and legendary shooters were there,” Gonzaga said.
Among the world champions and international grandmasters who attended were 7-time world champion Eric Grauffel, 2017 World Champion in Classic Division Elias Frangoulis, Fil-Am international grandmaster and several times World Shootfest silver medalist JJ Racazam, 2017 World Champion Open Division Jorge Ballesteros, and Tori Nonaka, one of the top lady shooters from the US. *NAB
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