Amidst the COVID-19 Lockdown, Archers from around the world recently got together and competed in a novel Virtual Online Archery Competition.
Archery Guyana is pleased to announce that in its 7th stage held on Sunday 17th May, 2020, our very own Archery Guyana member, Ms. Winnette Lawrence, competed as the first Compound Archer to represent our country internationally in Archery.
This Competition includes participation by over 1200 participants in various categories from all around the world. The competition spanned over three sessions because of the space limitation and also to allow for the time differences in the 22 countries participating in the Compound Archery Category which included representation from countries such as Belgium, Russia, France, USA, Pakistan, Finland, Trinidad, Australia, Philippines, Ireland, BVI, Indonesia, Rep. of South Africa, Great Britain, Brazil, Spain, Greece and Norway. Ms. Lawrence in addition to 16 other competitors competed in Session 3.
Competing from a remote location in the Virgin Islands, Ms. Winnette Lawrence competed against 12 other competitors at the distance of 30 meters coming in 9th out of 13. Scoring 652 out of 720 Ms. Lawrence is still working to represent Guyana.
In case you are wondering how it really works, Ms. Lawrence indicated to us, using technology again in these times: “registration had to be done online and we had to choose which session we would shoot, and distance, because of lockdown some persons had to scale down their target face to suit a distance. For inspection of the bows we had to take a picture of it as well as the target face and send online. They also send a QR code for you to log on and send scores, after every end we had to send a pictures of arrows in target for scoring. I shoot a 2019 Hoyt prevail compound bow 40-50 lbs. with 600 spine McKinney 11 arrows.”
The competition is ongoing and now entering its 8th stage. Archery Guyana congratulates and wishes Winnette Lawrence all the best and to stay safe and well.
In pictures attached:
- Standing in front of her target
- Taking aim with her compound bow
- Nocking an arrow