Friday, 09 December 2011 11:13
The 2011 national competition of the Philippine Practical Shooting Association (PPSA) fires its initial salvo at the Seagull shooting range in Davao del Sur with the arrival today of participating range officers coming from all over the country, including foreign competitors.
The event, dubbed DUREZA CUP is hosted by former Mindanao official, Lawyer Jess Dureza and co-presented by PPSA national president Congressman Jack Enrile, featuring 18 exciting match stages. Competition proper is set December 9 to 11. Pre-match events at the Guihing, Hagonoy firing range start today, December 7.
Gun enthusiast Jesus "Jay" Dureza, Jr., PPSA area director for Mindanao and the over-all spark plug of the event said shooting competitors from South Africa, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia and Hongkong are coming in addition to Philippine shooters. This is the 2nd time Mindanao is the venue of the PPSA nationals and in both cases Seagull Resort firing range as the chosen site. It was last held in Davao five years ago in 2006.
Davao del Sur Governor Douglas Cagas, himself an avid sportsman to be joined by other guests will lead in the ceremonial shoot on December 9. Congressman Enrile will grace the awards night on December 11.
About 400 to 500 participants are expected to fire their way with 333 rounds to honors in several classes and divisions in specially designed courses, Jay Dureza said.
The event is open free to the public. Due to the nature of the event, certain area restrictions to ensure safety of the spectators and participants will be enforced.
You can visit PPSA website ( www.ppsa.org.ph) for other information.
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