Archery Guyana Inc. for the 4th consecutive year, partnered with the Ministry of Indigenous People’s Affairs to host the 2018’s Heritage Games archery competition.
The competition followed the usual traditional archery format, with the archers coming from the various regions (both male and females) using their own equipment, together with those provided by Archery Guyana.
Eliminations were held on the Saturday, September 22 and began at 12:00 noon with over 50 registered participants in 6 divisions; Under 12 female, Under 12 Male, Youth Female 13-17, Youth Male 13-17, Adult Female 18+ and Adult Male 18+. Targets were set at 25metres for the Adult males while Adult females and Youth divisions shot at 15 metres. The Under 12 males and females shot at 10 metres. 5 ends of 3 arrows were shot for qualifications.
The hotly contested trophies saw the finalists vying for top spots on Sunday September 23 which began at 2:00pm with targets set at 3 different distances to be shot at (10m, 15m, 25m & moving target 10m – 5 ends of 3 arrows per target). Last year’s Adult male winner Mr. Ivor Williams retained his title to beat Daniel Leacock and Ronnie Lewis, while Brenette Gordon came out on top for the Adult females ahead of Michelle Shuman and Joanna Samuels.
At the conclusion of the competition, the participants and general public were given a special treat with an Olympic Archery demonstration by the members of Archery Guyana to showcase the types of equipment, shooting form and range discipline. As usual, excited members of the public also came to try the sport of Archery for themselves.
The scores for the winners are as follows:
Adults (male) 18+: Ivor Williams, Region 1 (67pts); Daniel Leacock, Region 10 (48pts); Ronnie Lewis, Region 6 (30pts).
Adults (female) 18+: Brenette Gordon, Region 4 (17pts); Michelle Shuman, Region 4 (14pts); Joanna Samuels, Region 3 (13pts).
Youth (male) 13-17: Michael Hing, Region 4 (44pts); Elroy Jacobs, Region 4 (41pts); Joshua Sandwell, Region 4 (33pts)
Youth (female) 13-17: Alliyah LaCruz, Region 4 (10pts); Serena Clenkian, Region 4 (8pts); Rochelle Dundas, Region 4 (4pts).
Under 12 (male): Ranilo Kanhai, Region 2 (28pts); Nelon Lucas, Region 1 (13pts), Stephon Pearson, Region 2 (4pts).
Under 12 (female): Athena Stanley, Region 1 (42pts), Isabelle Ramjohn, Region 9 (27pts)
Archery Guyana would like to express thanks to the Ministry of Indigenous People’s Affairs for their partnership and confidence in the running the competition successfully for the fourth consecutive year, and is always ready and willing to help make the Heritage games a success.
Female Adult Winner Brenette Gordon of Region 4 and Male Adult Winner Ivor Williams of Region 1
Archery Guyana officials overseeing the competition