BAA crowns new champs
Two new champions were crowned at the end of shooting on Independence Day at the Barbados Archery Association (BAA)’s annual outdoor national championship.
In the preliminaries Paulette Klasicki of the Bowbenders Club won the beginners’ female group with 570/720, with her teammate Rebecca Lashley copping second place with 558 points and Jennifer Millar of BAA third with 517 points.
Nickeem Boyce of BAA shot the high score for the day with 589 points, beating Jason Millar of BAA into second position with 378 points in the men’s beginners group.
Kirk Smith won the compound section with 548 points, beating Roger Gall who shot 487.
In the Olympic recurve section Charlene Goddard, fresh from the CAC Games where she shot her personal best, won the women’s section with 511 points. Purusha Godddard of Bowbenders Archery (BBA) was second in 485 points and Raveena Mahabir third with 481points.
In the men’s recurve the battle was between the two national representatives Dwight Hagley and Brandon Field. Hagley continued his rich form and shot 586 points, beating Field into second position with 557 points.
Paulette Klasicki won her final against Jennifer Millar and Rebecca Lashley won the bronze medal. Nickeem Boyce held on to beat Jason Millar in the men’s beginners section. Kirk Smith won his finals match against Roger Gall.
In the women’s recurve, Purusha Goddard won gold from her match, upsetting Charlene Goddard in the finals. Raveena Mahabir got a bronze medal in the final, beating Martha Padmore. Hagley had to settle for silver as Field won gold in this men’s recurve match.
The archers will continue training as they prepare for the second Pan Am Games qualifier in March 2015 in the Dominican Republic. The team of Dwight Hagley, Brandon Field and Charlene Goddard had failed to win a place at the first qualifier shot in Argentina in October.They will be hoping if selected to give a better performance in the Dominican Republic. (PR)