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The 35th Sugar Shooting Tournament: Driven Pheasant and Partridge Shoot at Rancho Peligro

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The Sugar Shooting Tournament hosted annually by J. Pepe Fanjul has quite the number of games for shooting enthusiasts, and the 35th-anniversary edition commenced earlier this week. Invited guests are able to enjoy Casa de Campo’s world-class shooting facilities as they participate in Sporting Clays, Colombaire, and Partridge & Pheasant Game Shooting, the latter of which takes place at Rancho Peligro, a 10,000-acre beautiful wilderness reserve owned by the Central Romana Corporation.

Sugar Shooting Tournament

The first Sugar Shooting Tournament took place in 1988 and continues today as an honored tradition along with the Sugar Golf Tournament, hosted by Alfy Fanjul, to fundraise for the Fundación MIR. The week-long tournament began on Tuesday, April 26th, and will play through the weekend. Prizes within each category will be presented to the winners at the annual Awards Ceremony and dinner/dance party at La Marina Yacht Club this Saturday with two trophies for overall winners: High Overall Shooting Center Champion – the Gubelmann Cup and the All-Around Championship High Overall – A participant cannot win more than one trophy. 

Rancho Peligro

Thursday morning we were able to witness the 200 Partridge & Pheasant Shoot, attended by top shooters who travel yearly from Texas, California, and the U.K to name a few to compete. In attendance were Mason and his father Lawrence Berry, William and Stewart Burkland, Chris Meigher, Daniel Culnen, and Antonio and Jason Batallan.

Participants flew in by helicopter, a short ride from the Casa de Campo resort, for a scenic view of the Dominican Republic’s rolling hills and breathtaking landscape. Over the warm morning, shooters took up their positions at two different hills. For the event, William says the best part of the Partridge & Pheasant Shoot was, “The beautiful presentation of birds and great backdrop, as well as the company of good friends and reconnecting.” 

Below a gallery of photos taken by Laura Perdomo at Rancho Peligro during the second day of the Sugar Shooting Tournament:

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