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On Thursday the 25th of April, J. Pepe Fanjul with his lovely wife Emilia Fanjul hosted the “Pre-Shoot Cocktail Party & Dinner” at the Casa de Campo Yacht Club for participants and guests of the 26th annual Sugar Shooting Tournament.
This year the Sugar Shooting Tournament began on Tuesday the 28th of April with the “100 targets” tournament shot at the Casa de Campo Shooting Center and the first European-style Driven Bird Shoot at Rancho Peligro – and yet it wasn’t until Thursday evening that the “Pre-Shoot Cocktail Party & Dinner”, essentially the welcome event, was celebrated at the Casa de Campo Yacht Club. And whilst this may seem a little odd – the “Pre-Shoot Cocktail Party & Dinner” has always taken place on the Thursday of the event – and is in fact a nod to the tournament’s history.
You see when J. Pepe Fanjul founded the tournament 26 years ago the Casa de Campo Shooting Center was smaller – with the Sporting Clays circuit, two pigeon rings, and a skeet and trap facility, meaning the Sugar Shooting tournament was shot over just 4 days. 15 years later however, following the appointment of new Director of Shooting; Shaun Snell, the new shooting facility at Rancho Peligro for European Style Driven Bird Shooting was opened – thus growing the tournament from a 4-day event to the 6-day event it is today.
And so having already enjoyed the impressive Casa de Campo Shooting Center facilities and Rancho Peligro, the participants, family and friends spent a pleasant evening enjoying cocktails and good food, whilst chatting and speculating about who may be crowned the tournament champion. With so many world-class players in the group there was also much talk about shooting worldwide and the different styles of shooting found across the world.
Andres Fanjul poses with friends at the Casa de Campo Yacht Club
The following collection of photos was taken at the Welcome Dinner for the 26th annual Sugar Shooting Tournament hosted by J. Pepe and Emilia Fanjul at the Casa de Campo Yacht Club:
From the 23rd to the 28th of April, J. Pepe Fanjul hosted the 26th annual Sugar Shooting Tournament at the Casa de Campo resort.