IT'S all systems go for the 1st Mayor Inday Sara Cup Level 2 Rifle & Pistol Kadayawan Shooting Competition that fires off on August 20 to 22 at the CPR Shooting Range along Diversion Road.

Organizer Maikee Aportadera said the event aims to attract at least 200 participants from all over the country.

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"Some 40 rifle and pistol shooters from Cebu are coming while Jethro and Magno teams from Manila are also expected to compete. The Philippine National Police (PNP), Philippine Navy and Philippine Air Force will also send delegates while some 100 civilians will also show their wares," Aportadera told members of the Davao Sportswriters Association (DSA) during their weekly forum at the Tower Inn Thursday.

He said the pistol category will be a seven-stage competition while the rifle division will be a six-stage event. Both are sanctioned by the Philippine Practical Shooting Association (PPSA).

The shootfest is an official event of the 25th Kadayawan sa Dabaw Festival. (MLSA)