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During the 27th annual Casa de Campo Sugar Shooting Tournament we were given the opportunity to shadow J.Pepe Fanjul as he took aim at Rancho Peligro and the Casa de Campo Shooting Center.
The opening event for the prestigious shooting tournament hosted by J.Pepe Fanjul himself was the first day of the European-style Driven Bird Shoot on Tuesday April 22nd.
Arriving to Rancho Peligro in two helicopters, the eight international competitors, referred to as “guns” were greeted by the beautiful Dominican wilderness shining in the sunlight.
Rancho Peligro, a private wilderness reserve owned by the Central Romana Corporation is where the Casa de Campo villa owners residents and resort guests can go horseback riding, as well as take part in an exciting bird shoot of pheasant, partridge and mallards.The shoot area at Rancho Peligro, created by Shaun Snell and J. Pepe Fanjul, has six different drives, all planted with game crops that are located on the tops of the valleys for showing the best possible birds.
Shooting alongside J.Pepe Fanjul of the first day of the European-style Driven Bird Shoot was; British Open Champion, Richard Brittan-Long from the UK; Andres Fanjul Jr., the nephew of J.Pepe Fanjul who won the High Overall Cup in the tournament, as well as Mason Berry, winner of the High Overall “GUBELMANN CUP”.
The European-style Driven Bird Shoot then continued on Wednesday and Thursday April 23rd and 24th. The “High Guns” were; day 1: Richard Britten-Long; day 2: J. Pepe Fanjul; and day 3: Lawrence Berry.
The following photos were taken at Rancho Peligro during the 27th annual Sugar Shooting Tournament hosted by J. Pepe Fanjul:
And while the 27th annual Casa de Campo Sugar Shooting Tournament continued with a variety of different shooting contests at the Casa de Campo Shooting Center, we also joined J.Pepe Fanjul for his round on the Sporting Clays.
The Sporting Clays facility at the Casa de Campo Shooting Center boasts one of the world’s tallest “tower”, which at 110ft shoots sporting clays up to 135ft into the air and is every year the focal point of the Sporting Clays event of the annual Casa de Campo Sugar Shooting Tournament
The Sporting Clays event took place on Friday and Saturday the 25th and 27th of April, with those taking part shooting 100 targets on day 1 and 100 targets on day 2, to achieve a total high score out of 200.
The Casa de Campo Shooting Center, centered around the formidable red and white tower boasts more than 200 different stations, which catapult the clay targets into the air at different heights, speeds and angles, each one designed to represent the movement of different animals such as pheasants and rabbits.
On each day, the shooters toured around the Shooting Clay course on golf carts and visited 10 of the 200 different stations, shooting 10 targets at each, with each day being a totally different course.
The following photos were taken on the Sporting Clays round with J.Pepe Fanjul at the Casa de Campo Shooting Center during the 27th annual Sugar Shooting Tournament hosted by J. Pepe Fanjul:
The 27th annual Casa de Campo Sugar Shooting Tournament came to a close on Saturday April 23rd with the prize-giving dinner hosted by Emilia and J.Pepe Fanjul at Casa Grande, click here for photos.