Former Kenya Open Bielsy champion Sanford Otundo affirmed his prowess to claim the Brian Hawkins and Simon Ekeno titles during shooting championships at the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) Shooting Range Laikipia last weekend.
Otundo downed 542 points comprising 31 vee-bulls to lift the Simon Ekeno Memorial Trophy, before carding 550 points with 39 vee-bulls to complete the double with the Brian Hawkins Trophy victory.
The championships that attracted over 100 firers featured a short range contest from 300m, 500m to 600m and a long range of 800m and 900m.
The firers repeated the distances twice to count for each of the competition.
At the Brian Hawkins event, Otundo from General Service Unit (GSU), brought 96.10 over 300m, 96.8 at 500m and 95.8 at 600m for his short range before his long range of 135.0 at 800m and 124.4 over 900m.
“The wind was strong and kept changing directions hence making things difficult,” said Otundo.
“I am happy to have read the situation well to put good scores on the board.”
Railway’s Ihugo won the Super X class of the Brian Hawkins contest, downing 530.37, beating Daniel Mutunga on 529.33.
GSU’s Peter Muli brought 525.33 to win X Class, beating Solomon Letoiya on 517.32, while Stephen Muthoka won O Class on 516.24, beating Joel Warui on 509.26.
Nune Bonaya from Kenya Defence Forces claimed T Class on 514.26 after seeing off Christopher Mulongo on 495.19.
Grace Rantile emerged the best lady with a score of 517.27.
In the Simon Ekeno contest, Otundo outclassed Kenya Open Bisley champion Christopher Saina by five points hence relegating him to Super X Class. Saina shot 545.41 to win Super X Class, beating John Ihugo to second on 519.30.
Mercy Ngaira showed her grits, downing 526.31 to win X Class, edging Letoiya on 525.26 in the hotly contested event. Sarah Sintoi was the best lady on 519.25.
Muthoka went for O Class on 530.23 where Joel Warui settled second on 497.22 as Shadrack Emongere brought 495.10 to win T Class, beating Bonaya on489.27.