On Sunday November 4, Archery Guyana held its first of 4 competitions to end the year with its 2018 Championships at the National Gymnasium. The indoor recurve competition began with 14 competitors in the ranking rounds of adult male, adult female and youth female categories vying for top spots.
After the Opening Ceremony and remarks by President of Archery Guyana, Mr. Mohamed Khan, the action began at 11:00am with 8 men in the Adult Male Individual category shooting in the 300 ranking round, followed by the Ladies in the Adult Female Individual and Youth Female Individual categories also shooting in their ranking round of 300 (a ranking round of 300 is where an archer shoots 30 arrows with a possibility of scoring all 10s).
After the Individual rounds were finished, athletes were paired for the mixed team ranking rounds, with the highest scoring male paired with lowest scoring female and vice-versa.
RESULTS SO FAR ARE AS FOLLOWS:
RANKING ROUND RESULTS – INDIVIDUAL
ADULT MALE INDIVIDUAL
1st place – Umasankar Madray 225 points
2nd place – Anand Mangra 198 points
3rd place – Sean Duncan 174 points
4th place – Ryan McKinnon 164 points
5th place – Latchman Singh 89 points
6th place – Mohamed Khan 82 points
7th place – Jeewanram Persaud 80 points
8th place – Nicholas Hing 76 points
ADULT FEMALE INDIVIDUAL
1st place – Samira Duncan 104 points
2nd place – Narda Mohamed 101 points
3rd place – Shereeda Yusuf 65 points
4th place – Vidushi Persaud-McKinnon 29 points
YOUTH FEMALE INDIVIDUAL
1st place – Talitha Kissoon 102 points
2nd place – Jessica Callender 21 points
In the first round of Team Shooting, the results were as follows:
1st place – Sean Duncan & Vidushi Persaud-McKinnon 137 points
2nd place – Umasankar Madray & Nicholas Hing 123 points
3rd place – Jeewanram Persaud & Talitha Kissoon 93 points
4th place – Ryan McKinnon & Shereeda Yusuf 91 points
5th place – Anand Mangra & Jessica Callender 73 points
6th place – Samira Duncan & Mohamed Khan 73 points
7th place – Latchman Singh & Narda Mohamed 63 points
The top 3 Scoring Teams moved on to the Eliminations Rounds and all the other Teams got a chance to battle it out for a final spot in the Elimination Round. The Results were as follows:
1st place – Anand Mangra & Jessica Callender 126 POINTS
2nd place – Ryan McKinnon & Shereeda Yusuf 121 points
3rd place – Samira Duncan & Mohamed Khan 92 points
4TH place- Latchman Singh & Narda Mohamed 69 points
The Part 2 of the Indoor Championships will be held on Sunday 2nd December, 2018 when the 4 Teams will compete for Gold, Silver and Bronze in the Semi-Finals and Finals.
The next event (the outdoor recurve competition) will be held on Sunday 11th November, 2018 at the Carifesta Sports Club Ground, Carifesta Avenue from 11:00 am.
Archery Guyana would like to thank the National Sports Commission and the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport for their kind permission for the use of the National Gymnasium and Carifesta Ground.
In photo below: Participants pose for a picture after the 1st part of the Indoor Recurve 2018 Championships