Pan Am qualifications are wrapped in Santiago
SANTIAGO, CL – Qualifications have concluded at the Pan Am Championships in Santiago, Chile. The shooting line saw able-bodied archers yesterday from across the disciplines; the Parapan Am Championships saw archers having their official practice today and their qualification round will take place today. It was one of the hottest days that the archers have seen all year in competition. The winds also varied quite a bit throughout the day, it was off and on regularly throughout the ends.
The recurve men kicked off the day. Devaang Gupta was the top-ranked Canadian in this group and shot his best score of the year at 664 and earned a 6th place ranking. Brian Maxwell was right behind him, finishing 7th and with a total of 663 points. Eric Peters landed in the 10th spot on the ranking list, with a score of 658. Andrew Azores rounded out the men’s recurve group with a 26th spot in the rankings and a score of 637. Gupta and Maxwell received byes to the 1/16 elimination round; Azores and Peters earned themselves a bye to the 1/24 round. While it has yet to be determined who Peters will shoot against, Azores will be shooting against Luis Jaquez of Dominican Republic. The next matches for this group will take place on November 24, starting at 9:00 am local time (7:00 a.m. EST).
The Canadian male recurve team landed third, only 11 points behind the leader with a combined score of 1985. They will shoot against 14th-ranked Peru in the ⅛ elimination round on November 23 at 9:20 a.m. local time (7:20 a.m. EST). This event serves as an important qualifier for the Pan Am Games late next year and the top 5 teams at the end of the recurve competition qualify, so Canada is sitting in a good spot right now. The women’s team earned the 4th spot with a combined score of 1841; they’ll face off against the team from Panama, who ranked 13th in qualifications, in their first team match on Wednesday afternoon at 1:50 p.m. local time (11:50 a.m. EST). The recurve mixed team, which will be made up of the top Canadian scorers Brug and Gupta, were 6th after qualifications and their first opponent will be Ecuador. That match will take place on Saturday, November 26 at 10:15 a.m. local time (8:15 a.m. EST).
Eleanor Brug was the top-ranking female Canadian recurve shooter, and shot a score of 621. This tied her for 8th place along with two other archers from Colombia and Mexico. Stephanie Barrett earned herself the 15th spot with a 611 and Virginie Chénier shot 609 points, which landed her in the 16th spot behind her teammate. The final Canadian archer in this group is Natalee Chan, who shot a score of 541 and has a 34th-place ranking. Due to some tied scores, this group will have some shoot-offs to determine final placements on Wednesday afternoon.
The compound men also took to the shooting line in the afternoon. Jordan Adachi earned the highest Canadian ranking in this division, with a score of 697 and the 11th place. Austin Taylor ranked 20th, shooting 72 arrows to get a final score of 693. Tristan Spicer-Moran and Cameron Palichuk earned the 31st and 35th spots with scores of 679 and 675, respectively. Just like the recurve women’s group, the compound men need to have some tie-breaker shoot-offs before final rankings can be determined.
“The venue and people here in Santiago have been great. The heat and wind got the better of a few of us,” commented Taylor after the day of qualifications. “It’s time to refocus and get ready for the team and individual matches in the coming days.”
Two barebow archers represented Canada in the women’s division. Brooke Daigle and Angela Foley were placed 15th and 16th, respectively. Daigle finished the 720 round with a score of 452; she faces off against Fawn Girard of the United States in her first elimination round on Thursday. Foley shot a score of 436 and will shoot against Chilean Nicole Tolmo. The match was originally scheduled to happen in the late afternoon of Tuesday, but due to technical issues the match was postponed.
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