Archery Canada names four recurve athletes to the 2019 World Championships, with potential to add two more.
OTTAWA, ON — The Archery Canada Selection Approval Panel (SAP) has ratified the selection of the 2019 World Archery Championships Recurve Men’s team. Crispin Duenas, Brian Maxwell and Eric Peters will compete for Canada at the event, which takes place form June 10-16th in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands. Conner Sorley will be the team alternate.
The SAP also ratified the selection of Virginie Chenier who will compete in the Recurve Women’s category at the Championships. To date, Chenier is the sole women to have met the women’s minimum criteria, having achieved it multiple time during the 2018 season and once already in 2019. Two spots remain open on the women’s team with the final deadline for qualification closing on May 26th, 2019.
“We have a few women that are really close to making the minimum criteria and we wanted to provide them every opportunity to meet the standard. With several events being shot across the country in the next couple of weeks, I think there is certainly potential for Canada to field a full women’s team” Said National Coach Shawn Riggs.
Chenier, Duenas, Maxwell and Peters will travel to Lileshall UK, immediately following the Antalya Word Cup, for a training camp along side archers from Great Britain. The team will then move on to Schindel NL for its final preparations before the World Championships.
Crispin Duenas is the veteran of the team, having competed in the last seven World Championship events. Chenier returns to the team for her third World Championships after a hiatus in 2017. Meanwhile the 2019 World Championships will be the second for Maxwell and the first Senior Worlds for Peters. Although new to senior competition at the world level, Peters represented Canada at the 2014 Youth Olympics.
“Our primary goal for the World Championships will be to secure spots at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. We believe we’ve got a strong chance to earn spots via a top 8 finish in the team competitions and in the individual competitions” said Riggs. “we’ve been strategic in our preparation for this event, and we believe our athletes will be well prepared and properly rested to achieve our objectives.”
The World Championships will take place in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands from June 10th-16th.
Results and event details may be found here:
Where to watch: Live on World Archery’s Facebook and YouTube platforms
- Monday June 10: Qualification and Mixed Team Elimination
- Tuesday June 11: Individual Eliminations
- Wednesday June 12: Team, Mixed Team and Individual Eliminations
- Thursday June 13: Individual and Team Eliminations
- Friday June 14: Olympic Secondary Qualification Tournament for Tokyo 2020
- Saturday June 15: Compound Finals
- Sunday June 16: Recurve Finals