On November 10 and 11, 2018, Guyanese Archer, Mr. Dwayne Grovesnor joined Archers from Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados, Martinique, Guadeloupe and Bahamas in Bridgetown, Barbados for the 3rd Annual BOA Independence Invitational Games which was hosted by the Barbados Olympic Association at two different locations; Coverlet Terrace and Carrington College, in Bridgetown.
Recurve and Compound Men and Women shot over 4,000 arrows at a distance of 50 metres. The tournament began where competitors shot 12 rounds consisting of 6 arrows in each end total number of 72 arrows with a maximum score possible of 720 points. Conditions were not the best for shooting because of overcast skies for most of the morning session, but archers pressed on to the very end.
After the ranking round Archery Guyana’s representative, Mr. Dwayne Grovesnor finished in 6th place
1 (MTQ) Christian Comte 618 points (bye)
2 (TTO) Sherwin Francis 607 points
3 (TTO) Kamil Sadahanan 602 points
4 (TTO) Mondol Riaz 569 points
5 (TTO) Rollin Betrand 549 points
6 (GUY) Dwayne Grovesnor 539 points
7 (BAH) David Rahming 370 points
When the scores were posted Archers were informed which other archer he/she would be paired with for match play elimination rounds whereby Archers shoot 5 rounds of 3 arrows each with a top score of 30 points. In Guyana’s Match Play against Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana took the first set 24 to 23 but Trinidad came back to win the next set 24 to 21, as Guyana could not find the form that won the first set and lost Sets 3 & 4 missing out on a spot in the finals thus making it an all-Trinidad finals.
Archery Guyana commends the organisers of the BiiG Tournament and congratulates all the winners as the Caribbean as a whole moves forward to promote Archery as a sport.