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From Tuesday April 21st until Sunday April 26th, J. Pepe Fanjul will host the 28th Casa de Campo Sugar Shooting Tournament as part of the “Sugar Event” comprised of the Casa de Campo Sugar Golf tournament and the Sugar Shooting, both annual events held inside of the Casa de Campo facilities; La Romana Country Club, and the different golf courses in Casa de Campo, and Casa de Campo Shooting Center along with its outside of the resort extension at Rancho Peligro.
The whole “Sugar Event”, both the Sugar Golf tournament and the Sugar Shooting tournament has fundraising purposes, to raise funds for the Fundación MIR which provides a high level education for children in need in the greater La Romana.
While the Sugar Golf tournament hosted by Alfy Fanjul has already been celebrate, the Casa de Campo Sugar Shooting tournament consists of numerous different shooting tournaments; the Live Pigeon Shoot, the Colombaire and the Sporting Clays, as well as the European Style Driven Bird Shoot. And although the tournament presents prizes to the winners of each category there are also 2 trophies for the overall winners; the High Overall “GUBELMANN CUP” won by Mason Berry and the High Overall Cup won by Andres Fanjul Jr. in last year’s event.
The last Sugar Shooting included more than 35 shooters from across the globe, all J. Pepe Fanjul’s personal friends, who took part in the series of shooting tournaments during an entire week, all held at the Casa de Campo Shooting Center, as well as at Rancho Peligro, a beautiful wilderness reserve owned by the Central Romana Corporation.
The first Casa de Campo Sugar Shooting Tournament took place in 1988, hosted by J. Pepe Fanjul in celebration of the opening of a new and improved Shooting facility; the Casa de Campo Shooting Center, which, was originally located near to the Casa de Campo Polo Fields, had just re-opened with a Sporting Clays circuit of more than 200 stations, two pigeon rings, and a skeet and trap facility. 15 years later, following the appointment of new Director of Shooting; Shaun Snell, a new shooting facility at Rancho Peligro for European Style Driven Bird Shooting was opened, allowing the tournament to grown from a 4-day event to a 6-day event. Today, this prestigious occasion incorporates the Live Pigeon Shoot, the Colombaire and the Sporting Clays, as well as the European Style Driven Bird Shoot at Rancho Peligro, all accompanied by various cocktail parties and dinners.
Andres Fanjul Jr. crowned champion of 27th Casa de Campo Sugar Shooting Tournament
On Saturday April 26th, Andres Fanjul Jr., the nephew of J.Pepe Fanjul was crowned the champion of the 27th annual Casa de Campo Sugar Golf Tournament, as the winner of the High Overall Cup.