Archery Guyana debuted appearance at the 3rd Annual Caribbean Beginners and Developmental Championships held in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic was historic in many ways. It the first time the Golden Arrowhead was hoisted by a Guyanese in an Archery Competition in that country and also realized Guyana’s first archery medals at an international competition.
The championships held over the last weekend, on June 28-30, 2019 were contested by participants from eight countries: Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Colombia, British Virgin Islands, St Kitts & Nevis, Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago and Guyana. These Championships were organised as a stepping stone to prepare for World tournaments and games for Caribbean Archers who have not competed in a World Ranking event.
Guyana’s sole representative Archer – Mr. Robert Singh secured medals in all of the events. On the first day with 72 arrows Qualification Round, our Guyanese Archer secured the second position with 292 points trailing by 3 points behind Dominican Republic’s first place.
Robert Singh held his own amongst all the archers displaying excellent form and marksmanship as he threatened the contestants in the qualifying round with 576/720 losing the Gold by a mere 11 points behind the Gold Medalist Jeudy Santos (Dom) and 92 points ahead of the 3rd placed contender Moises Llopart (Dom).
He then went on to secure a Bronze medal in the Beginners Male Individual Category Match. The eventual silver medalist was Franklin Alcantara (Dom). The bronze was contested against Jonathan Ward (SKN).
In the Team Matches, Guyana’s Robert Singh was then placed with Javlyn Frett from the BVI. Under the excellent guidance and coaching by Guyanese born Wynette Lawrence, internationally ranked Compound Archer living and coaching in the BVI, the Team walked away with a 2nd Place silver medal.
The Board of Directors of Archery Guyana wishes to convey heartiest congratulations to its member, Mr. Robert Singh for securing three (3) Medals for Guyana.
Photos below (Photo credit: Ms. Wynette Lawrence)
- Robert Singh taking aim in Individuals in Santo Domingo 2019
- Robert Singh on left securing 2nd Place Medal in Qualifiers
- Robert taking aim in Mixed Doubles Match
- The Line-up of Archers in Santo Domingo
- Robert Singh and Wynette Lawrence
- Group Photo of Archers in Santo Domingo