Archery Guyana’s first segment of the 2018 Outdoor Archery Championships was held on Sunday 11th November, 2018 at the Carifesta Sports Club Ground with 15 archers competed in the ranking rounds of Men, Women and Junior Women classes.
The Official Competition started after the Opening Ceremony with Remarks from President Mr. Mohamed Khan and reminders for the day from Head Coach Mr. Nicholas Hing. The Action started at 12:00 noon after the official equipment checks, practice rounds and sighting-in for competitors were completed. Competitors were classed as: Individual Women, Individual Junior Women and Individual Men all shooting a 300 ranking round (a 300 round is 30 arrows shot with a possibility of scoring all 10s).
Excitement was in the air and the competition was intense as everyone braved the blistering heat trying to gain top scores against each other whilst battling with the wind. The ladies and Junior women started off the Individual categories followed by the Men’s individual and the Mixed teams (Round 1)
RANKING ROUND RESULTS – INDIVIDUAL
1st place – Narda Mohamed 160 points
2nd place – Shereeda Yusuf 81 points
3rd place – Samira Duncan 64 points
4th place – Vidushi Persaud-McKinnon 47 points
JUNIOR WOMEN’S INDIVIDUAL
1st place – Talitha Kissoon 70 points
2nd place – Jessica Callender 57 points
1st place – Sean Duncan 211 points
2nd place – Nicholas Hing 191 points
3rd place – Anand Mangra 186 points
4th place – Ryan McKinnon 167 points
5th place – Umasankar Madray 148 points
After the Individual rounds were completed, athletes were paired for the mixed team ranking rounds, whereby the highest scoring male paired with lowest scoring female and vice-versa. Seven mixed team contested for the top (4) four spots, as the excitement grew. The first four mixed teams will move on to the semi-finals and finals to be held on Sunday 16th at the Carifesta Sports Club Ground, Carifesta Avenue from 11:00 am.
RANKING ROUND RESULTS – MIXED TEAM (ROUND 1)
1st place – Narda Mohamed & Robert Singh 177 points
2nd place – Ryan McKinnon & Talitha Kissoon 151 points
3rd place – Umasankar Madray & Shereeda Yusuf 147 points
4th place – Anand Mangra & Samira Duncan 122 points
Archery Guyana would like to thank the Honourable Minister Norton, National Sports Commission and the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport for their kind permission for the use of the Carifesta Ground. Special thanks also to the Management of Infotrans Guyana Inc., the official sponsors for this Inaugural Outdoor Championship.
In Photos below:
- Participants in the Outdoor Archery 2018 Championships on November 11, 2018
Photos from the Mixed Teams and Individuals below:
Right hand and Left hand Female Archers competing at the Outdoor 2018 Championships: