Guyanese Compound Archer competes in historic online competition


Amidst the COVID-19 lockdown, Archers from around the world recently got together and competed in a novel Virtual Online Archery Competition.

In a release, Archery Guyana said the seventh stage was held on May 17 with its member Winnette Lawrence competing as the first Compound Archer to represent Guyana internationally.

The competition attracts participation by over 1200 Archers 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,” Archery Guyana said.

Competing from a remote location in the Virgin Islands, Lawrence was up against 12 other competitors at the distance of 30 meters, coming in ninth out of 13, with a score of 652 out of 720.

Lawrence explained how the competition works: “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.”

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