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On Saturday April the 28th the 25th annual Casa de Campo Sugar Shooting Tournament came to a close with a dinner party and prize-giving ceremony hosted by Pepe and Emilia Fanjul at their oceanside Casa de Campo estate, Casa Grande.
Enjoying cocktails at Casa Grande, Casa de Campo
The intimate event of less than 100 guests, including Casa de Campo VIP’s, as well as the tournament shooters and their families, who enjoyed cocktails on the terrace, whilst the fun-loving group spoke fondly of the tournament, memories of past tournaments and favorably compared the Casa de Campo shooting facilities with those they have experience across the world, with many declaring the Casa de Campo Shooting Center to be as good if not better to shooting in Britain and other popular shooting destinations.
Dinner was served under the stars, overlooking the villa’s beautiful private beach, following which Pepe Fanjul and Shaun Snell, Casa de Campo Director of Shooting led the prize-giving ceremony, when the winners of each of the individual events received their prizes.
Dinner under the stars at Casa Grande, Casa de Campo
The winners of the 25th annual Casa de Campo Sugar Shooting Tournament were as follows:
100 SPORTING CLAYS:
• JAMES GUBELMANN (class AA)
• ALEX AUERSPERG (class A)
• DANIEL CULNEN (class B)
• GREGORY BATTLE (class C)
• PATTY SCHECHER (class D)
100 PIGEONS: Jaime Bonetti
HANDICAP: Roberto Echevarria
COLOMBAIRE PIGEON RACE: Chris Meigher
DRIVEN PHEASANT AND PARTRIDGE SHOOT “HIGH GUNS”:
• Day 1: Robert Crompton
• Day 2: Chris Meigher
HIGH OVERALL “GUBELMANN CUP”: Andres Fanjul Jr.
HIGH OVERALL CUP: Pepe Fanjul
• The High Overall “GUBELMANN CUP” is awarded to the shooter with the highest overall shooting score in the events based at the Casa de Campo Shooting Center (does not include the Driven Pheasant and Partridge Shoot at Rancho Peligro.)
• The High Overall Cup is awarded to the shooter with the highest overall shooting score in ALL the events
• Shooters cannot win more than one event
As the host of the Casa de Campo Sugar Shooting Tournament, Pepe, whose passion for the sport founded the Casa de Campo Shooting Center, was incredibly proud to be celebrating the 25th annual tournament, an occasion which marks more than a quarter of a century of world class shooting at Casa de Campo.
In 1984, as co-owner of the Casa de Campo resort, Pepe proposed that a world-class shooting center be created within the resort, however it was decided that the Casa de Campo Shooting Center should be kept as native Dominican countryside, rather than a well manicured grass area. And so the 245 acres of dense foilage, when it opened it 1986 became the most comprehensive shooting facility in the Caribbean.
The following photos were taking during the dinner and prize-giving for the 25th annual Casa de Campo Sugar Shooting Tournament on saturday April the 28th 2012: