The Canadian Men placed fourth in the Recurve Team competition at the Berlin 2019 Hyundai Archery World Cup Stage 4 this weekend. The team of Aaron Cox (Alberta), Brad Fulsang (Ontario) and Remi Gervais (Quebec) had advanced to the Bronze medal match against the USA earlier this week after having defeated India, and Solvenia. The US went home with the Bronze medal, defeating Canada 6-2.
“We are very proud of the entire recurve team,” said the team staff Linda Price and Trevor Gibson. “They have faced and overcome several challenges out of their control. This experience has further prepared them as stronger competitors for future events.”
One of the primary challenges faced had been delays in the arrival of luggage, including the equipment for two athletes. Although one of the missing cases did arrive in time, Mariessa Pinto’s did not make it to Berlin at all. Thanks to the helpful staff of Win&Win Archery, Mariessa was able to be equipped for the week. Pinto advanced to the second round of eliminations, defeating Olivia Hodgson of NZL, but fell to Gabriela Bayardo of NED. “This event was the perfect training opportunity to test my resilience in the face of uncontrollable and unforeseen circumstances,” said Mariessa. “I am pleased with the results and look forward to bringing what I have learned forward to future events.”
For the Men, the week provided a great experience. “I was very happy with the team throughout the week. We definitely performed well together,” said Brad Fulsang. “Our team dynamic on the shooting line worked really well, always lots of time to get an arrow off. It was tough shooting. We kept pushing through all the wind, but everything felt good.”
--- L'équipe canadienne masculine s'est classée quatrième à l'épreuve par équipe de la Coupe du monde de tir à l'arc Hyundai 2019 de Berlin, disputée en fin de semaine. L'équipe, composée d'Aaron Cox (Alberta), Brad Fulsang (Ontario) et Rémi Gervais (Québec) s'était qualifiée pour le match pour la médaille de bronze contre les États-Unis après avoir gagné contre l'Inde, et la Solvénie plus tôt cette semaine. Mais les États-Unis ont remporté la médaille de bronze en l'emportant par 6 à 2 sur le Canada.
«Nous sommes très fiers de toute notre équipe d'arc recourbé» ont déclaré Linda Price et Trevor Gibson, membres du personnel de l'équipe, qui ajoutent «Ils ont fait face à plusieurs défis hors de leur contrôle et ils ont réussi à les surmonter. Cette expérience les a préparés à devenir encore plus forts à l'avenir.»
L'un des principaux problèmes auquel ils ont été confrontés a été le retard dans l'arrivée des bagages, et notamment de l'équipement de deux athlètes. Bien qu'une des valises manquantes soit arrivée à temps, celle de Mariessa Pinto n'est jamais arrivée à Berlin. Mais, grâce à l'aide précieuse du personnel de Win&Win Archery, Mariessa a pu être équipée pour la semaine. Et Pinto s'est qualifiée pour le deuxième tour éliminatoire, en battant la Néo-Zélandaise Olivia Hodgson, mais elle s'est par la suite inclinée devant la Néerlandaise Gabriela Bayardo.
«Cette compétition a été pour moi a été l'occasion parfaite de mettre à l'épreuve ma résilience face à des circonstances incontrôlables et imprévisibles», a déclaré Mariessa, qui poursuit : «Je suis satisfaite de mon résultat et j'ai hâte d'appliquer ce que j'ai appris lors des prochaines compétitions.»
Du côté masculin, cette semaine s'est avérée une expérience très fructueuse. «J'ai été très satisfait des performances de l'équipe tout au long de la semaine. Nous avons vraiment bien performé ensemble» a dit Brad Fulsang, qui ajoute : «Notre dynamique d'équipe sur la ligne de tir a très bien fonctionné, si bien que nous avons toujours eu beaucoup de temps pour décocher les flèches. C'était dur de tirer car il a toujours fallu faire face au vent, mais tout a bien été.» ... See MoreSee Less
Aaron Aaron Cox and Jamie Brehaut Qualify for World Cup Stage 4 in Berlin.The first day of qualifications has ended for the Berlin 2019 Hyundai Archery World Cup Stage 4. Aaron Cox (Alberta) was the Canadian Men’s Recurve leader qualifying in 52nd place with 616, followed in 65th by Brad Fulsang (Ontario) with 599 points and Remi Gervais (Quebec) in 67th with 597 points. All three archers will shoot again tomorrow in the first round of eliminations with Cox facing off against F. Musolesi (ITA), Fulsang against Germany’s J. Vetter and Gervais against A.Tsybikzhapov (RUS). The Canadian Men’s team will face India in the first round of Team competition.
In Women’s Recurve, Mariessa Pinto (British Columbia) ranked 46th with 585 points followed by Stephanie Barrett (Ontario) who ranked 53rd with 578 points. Both will move on to round 1 of eliminations with Pinto facing O. Hodgson (NZL) and Barrett facing S. Derin (TUR). Canada does not have a full Women’s team, but will field a Mixed team who will shoot against Spain.
Canada’s lone male Compound archer, Jamie Brehaut of Alberta faired well to rank 49th with 645 points earning himself a bye through the first round of eliminations. He will face 16th ranked M. Vavro (CRO) in the second round. ... See MoreSee Less
If you aren't heading to 3D Provincials and you like sticks, strings and feathers you might want to check out The Annual Jack Kempf Traditional Only 3D Shoot hosted by Sherwood Park Archery Club this Saturday. There are some awesome prizes and tonnes of fun to be had. ... See MoreSee Less
It's been a good couple of weeks for Jason Doherty considering he has broken another provincial record for Senior Men's Barebow but this time in Field when he was at Carstairs this past weekend. Jason shot a new record score of 259. Great Job Jason! ... See MoreSee Less
We don't often get to congratulate anyone on achieving a new record in the discipline of Field, but this past weekend in Carstairs, Cadence Punchinger reached a new high mark in Cub Female Compound with a score of 386. Congratulations Cadence! ... See MoreSee Less
Welcome to the 2019 Alberta Masters Games Hosted by Rocky Mountain House and Clearwater County. Open to athletes aged 30+, of all abilities. 4 days of competition 14 sports 17 venues 1200 participants...
Team Canada had a good second day of the World Archery Para Championships in the Dutch city of ’s-Hertogenbosch. Our qualification took place yesterday evening with Kyle Tremblay finishing as the highest ranked Canadian male with a score of 662 for a current rank of 50 of 79 athletes. In his first Para World Championships, Rhys Leidal was the second ranked Canadian athlete at 55 of 79 athletes with a score of 660. Rounding out the men's competition, Kevin Evans finished his qualification with a final score of 645. In the Compound women open qualification Karen Van Nest was the top ranked Canadian female athlete with a rank of 20 of 50 athletes and a score of 667. Shelby Smith ranked 31 of 50 athletes with a score of 644 (8 points of a personal best of 652) in her first world para championship.
As they entered Day two, Karen and Shelby both won their first round matches. Karen won over L. Kuncova of CZE 140 to 137 and will now face O. Cure (TUR) in her second round match. Rookie Shelby Smith won her match against H Selina of Germany 134-132 and will meet Great Britain’s J. Grinham in her second round.
In Team competition, Canada’s Men have won their first round match against Japan and will face USA for their second round. Canada also won their first round in the Mixed team against Sweden to meet Great Britain in the second round. ... See MoreSee Less
With Barebow now being officially recognized by World Archery as a bow style for Target, it's with great fanfare that I get to congratulate Jason Doherty on his Open record of 494 in Senior Male Barebow! ... See MoreSee Less
Congrats. I had the pleasure of scoring with him, Jason you shot amazing that day, 3 ends of above
50points. It was an amazing evening for shooting. I know your going to crush the record again this summer.🏹💪
Great shooting Jason!
Has the Barebow 50m round been accepted by Archery Canada or approved for use in a registered tournament? I have not seen an announcement.
We have been asked to contact the archery community to seek an expression of interest.
The Alberta Masters Games runs from August 22 - August 25 in Rocky Mountain House. Currently our Master's Age bracket starts at 50 years of age to qualify for participation. If we were to drop that to 40 years of age and over would you be interested in participating?
Details about the outdoor shooting event can be found on the website
Lethbridge Bowbenders Target Event - May 25th and 26th, beginning at 9:00 am. Double 720 each day, $30 per day registration fee. Youth 17 and under are free. To register email: Neige Smith - email@example.com ... See MoreSee Less