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Canadian Archer Stands on the Podium at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games

Canadian Archer Stands on the Podium  

at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games  

Ottawa, August 27, 2014 – Eric Peters of Ottawa won bronze in international mixed team archery, an event unique to the 2014 Youth Olympic Games held in Nanjing, China. Peters teamed up with Finland’s Mirjam Tuokkola to beat a pair from Guatemala and Belgium in the bronze medal match. Peters rebounded from his loss in the round of 16 of his individual event, the men’s recurve bow.

“I was coming into the team event fairly disappointed with how I did as an individual. It was good fun, it was something really different, something great for this event,” said Peters.

The 2014 Youth Olympics Games ran from August 16th – 28th. The archery competition finished August 26th.

“It has been an honour to represent my country and Archery Canada at the Youth Olympic Games,” said Peters. “It was a tremendous experience.”

For full results, visit: http://www.worldarchery.org/EVENTS/Games/Nanjing-2014

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Archery Canada is the national sport organization responsible for the promotion and development of the timeless sport of archery in a safe and ethical manner. Archery Canada supports the achievement of high performance excellence in archery in all categories and the development of a national archery infrastructure to promote archery participation across Canada in cooperation with the provincial/territorial archery associations.

 

Canadian Archer Stands on Podium at Pan American Olympic Festival

Canadian Archer Stands on Podium at Pan American Olympic Festival  

Toluca, Mexico, July 21, 2014 – Two-time Canadian Olympian and 2013 World Championship bronze medallist, Crispin DUENAS of Toronto captured the silver medal in the men’s recurve bow (Olympic) individual event on Sunday at the 2014 Pan American Olympic Festival in Toluca, Mexico.  A field of 35 of the top male recurve bow archers from the Americas region, competed in this first qualifier event for the 2015 Toronto Pan American Games. As the host of the 2015 Pan American Games, Canada has secured the maximum allowable three spots in the men’s individual recurve bow event.

Duenas finished the qualification round in second place behind Brady Ellison of the USA with a season best score of 677 in the double 720 round which is shot in both the Olympic Games and the Pan American Games.  In the single elimination match competition, Duenas had to win seven tied sets and two tied matches to advance to the gold medal match against the American Ellison.  These clutch performances in the elimination match competition, served Duenas well in the gold medal match.

Despite gusty wind conditions that kept the scores low, Ellison jumped to a 4 - 0 lead after the first two sets of the gold medal match. Duenas fought back with a win in the third set and tied Ellison in the fourth set. In the 5th and final  set Duenas’ first arrow shot was caught by a gust of wind and scored an eight (of possible 10). Despite shooting well on his second and third arrows, Duenas couldn’t close the gap on Ellison and finished in the silver medal position. Pedro Vivas of Mexico captured the bronze medal. 

Ellison is the 2011 World bronze medallist and the 2011 Pan American Games champion. Duenas was second to Ellison at the 2011 Pan American Games. Duenas and Ellison will go head-to-head again at the Pan American Games next summer in Toronto.    

Joan McDonald, the 2012 Olympic Head Coach, reflected on the Pan American Olympic Festival stating that: “This was a strong showing for our archers against top athletes from the  Americas. This bodes well for the 2015 Toronto Pan-American Games.”

Interviews can be arranged by contacting Scott Ogilvie, Executive Director, Archery Canada, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

About Archery Canada

Archery Canada is the National Sport Organization responsible for the promotion and development of the timeless sport of archery in a safe and ethical manner. Archery Canada supports the achievement of high performance excellence in archery in all categories and the development of a national archery infrastructure to promote archery participation across Canada in cooperation with the Provincial/Territorial Archery Associations.

 

Birth Announcement: Ryder Wills

Birth Announcement: Ryder Wills

Al Wills (President of Archery Canada) and his wife Mary are pleased to announce the birth of their first grandchild - Ryder Wills. Ryder was born July 7th at 4:00pm (Pacific time). He weighed in at 7 pounds, 12 ounces.  Gramma and Grampa Wills are ‘over the moon’ about the addition to their family! CONGRATULATIONS Al and Mary and a BIG warm welcome to Ryder!

 

Canadian Para-Archers Stand on Podium in Czech Republic

OTTAWA (July 3, 2014) – Canadian para-archers Karen Van Nest (South Bruce Peninsula, ON) and Kevin Evans (Jaffray, BC) brought home the bronze medal in the mixed team event (open compound bow category) at the Czech Target international para-archery tournament held in Nove Mesto nad Metuji, Czech Republic, June 23rd – 30th. The Canadians faced the team from Korea in the bronze medal match. Sweden and Italy faced off in the gold medal match with Italy beating Sweden.

The prestigious Czech Target para-archery tournament was a World Ranking Event and drew a strong field of world class para-archers in all categories. The tournament was the first major international competition of the 2014 season.

“I am really pleased with the podium finish achieved by Karen and Kevin. There was a strong and deep field in this team category. Karen and Kevin proved again they are always in the hunt for gold.” said Team Leader, Nancy Littke (Spruce Grove, AB).

The National Para-Archery Team will gather again in Lac La Biche, Alberta from August 7th to 10th to compete at the fully integrated Canadian Archery Championships. The next major international competition for the Team is the Parapan American Archery Championship in Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 18-25, 2014.

The athletes and staff that represented Canada in the Czech Republic are as follows:

* Alec DENYS (Douro-Dummer, ON)

* Kevin EVANS (Jaffray, BC)

* Norbert MURPHY (Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC)

* Karen VAN NEST (South Bruce Peninsula, ON)

* Nancy LITTKE (Spruce Grove, AB) – Team Leader

* Phil Henderson (South Bruce Peninsula, ON) - Team Support Staff

* Vladimir KOPECKY (Kimberley, BC) - Team Support Staff

About Archery Canada

Archery Canada is the National Sport Organization responsible for the promotion and development of the timeless sport of archery in a safe and ethical manner. Archery Canada supports the achievement of high performance excellence in archery in all categories and the development of a national archery infrastructure to promote archery participation across Canada in cooperation with the Provincial/Territorial Archery Associations.

 

Archery Canada News – June 27, 2014

1. Archery Canada National Office Closed June 30th & July 1st 

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1. Archery Canada National Office Closed June 30th & July 1st  

 

The Archery Canada national office will be CLOSED on Monday, June 30th and Tuesday, July 1st.? The office will re-open Wednesday, July 2nd.??  

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2. 2014 Canadian 3D, Field & Target Outdoor Championships  

 

The Lakeland Archers of Lac la Biche, Alberta is hosting all three 2014 Canadian Outdoor Championships. The 3D Championship will be held the August long weekend, 2nd – 4th. The Field and Target Championships will follow the 3D Championship, with the Field Championship taking place first. For the full schedule, including the national meetings, visit: http://www.2014nationals.ca/register/schedule   

 

For full details on the Championships, visit: http://www.2014nationals.ca/ 

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3. New Canadian Championship (CC) and Canadian Open (CO) Records 

 

Master Women’s Hunter: Janet Normand, St. Albert, AB in a FITA 1 round with a score of 578. 2014-05-04 

 

Master Women’s BH Open: Charlene Parlee, Sussex Corners, NB in a FITA 1 round with a score of 590. 2014-04-12 

 

Cub Girl’s Barebow: Elissa Foley,Surrey, BC in an indoor 18m round with a score of 495. 2014-04-19 

 

Cadet Women’s Compound: Kaitlyn Horlock, Ajax, ON in a CDN 900 round with a score of 294 at 45m and 299 at 35m. 2014-06-08 

 

Junior Men’s Recurve: Gabriel Vézina-Boucher, Lasalle, QC in a 70m? round for recurve with a score of 645. 2014-06-01 

 

Master Men’s Recurve: Sergey Bolutenko, Victoria, BC in a CDN 900 round with a score of 269 at 55m, 277 at 45m and a total score of 836. 2014-05-25 

 

Master 60+ Men’s Compound: Rick Scammell, Coquitlam, BC in a 50m round for compound with a score of 666. 2014-05-10 

 

Master 60+ Men’s Compound: Rick Scammell, Coquitlam, BC in a CDN 900 round with a score of 296 at 45m and a total score of 881. 2014-05-11 

 

Senior Para Women’s Open Compound: Karen Van Nest, South Bruce Penninsula, ON in a 50m round for compound with a score of 666. 2014-06-08 

 

Pre-Cub Girl’s Recurve: Sophie Breckenridge, Maple Ridge, BC in a CDN 900 round with a score of 215 at 30m, 235 at 25m, 240 at 20m and a total score of 690. 2014-06-08 

 

Congratulations to all! 

Christiane Murphy 

Canadian Records Coordinator 

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4. Canadian Train to Shoot (CT2S) 900 Round 

 

Rationale: At an Archery Canada Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) planning meeting held in March, 2013, a gap was discovered in the tournament offerings for developing archers in the Train to Shoot stage of the LTAD. The transition from indoor to outdoor competition requires many archers to go directly from 18M in an indoor round to 55M for a Canadian 900 round. While some archers may be prepared to make this large step, it is too big a challenge for others. Consequently, a new round was developed to enable new archers to experience outdoor tournament competition while still being able to achieve positive results. 

 

The Canadian Train to Shoot (CT2S) 900 Round was designed to meet a number of requirements: 

  • Provide a challenging and fun distance and target configuration 

  • Generate a reasonable increase in quantity of arrows from indoor events 

  • Be a logical progressive step towards a Canadian 900 or World Archery round 

  • Be easily run alongside current tournaments on the same field 

  • Include distances and sight marks relevant to other events 

  • Create a fun and positive tournament experience 

 

Using these criteria, the Canadian T2S 900 Round was developed to be a stepping stone event for archers shooting light bow weight or who are new to outdoor tournaments.? 

 

Round Definition: The Canadian T2S 900 Round consists of 30 arrows shot at each of 35M, 30M and 25M at an 80 cm target face. The new round has been piloted at a small number of clubs and with much success. The Canadian T2S 900 Round is now ready for wider implementation across Canada. For more information, contact the Archery Canada national office. 

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5. Archery Canada Scoring Template 

 

The Archery Canada Scoring Template has been updated to reflect new Archery Canada / World Archery rounds and other ‘bug’ fixes. The template can be downloaded at the Forms section of the 

Website at: http://www.archerycanada.ca/forms?lang=en . It is in zipped format due to the macros.  

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6. 2014 Outdoor Mailmatch Program: Officially Underway 

 

2014 marks the second year of the Outdoor Mailmatch Program. The 2014 version officially began June 24th and will run until September 30th.  

 

The Outdoor Mailmatch is yet another way for archers from across the country to come together in competition without the need for travel beyond your home Club. The Outdoor Mailmatch is an excellent opportunity for the archer who cannot get to any of the larger tournaments during the summer months but still wants to test his/her skills against competitors from across the country.  It also gives the archer an idea as to how other archers are shooting by comparison.  This competition also provides a great practice format for tournaments but under less stressful conditions. 

 

Competitors may shoot a maximum of one World Archery 720 Round (AC 4.5.1.5 to 4.5.1.7 – 72 arrows shot from 70, 60, 50 or 30 meters outdoor dependent on category and division) per week for 18 weeks.? These scores are sent to the Outdoor Mailmatch Coordinator who will send out monthly updates of scores and averages.? At the end of the 18 weeks the six best scores for each individual archer are averaged and medals awarded in two ways: i) under the Archery Canada categories and divisions (Gold, Silver and Bronze); and ii) by the listed Outdoor Mailmatch classifications (only Gold is awarded to the top score in each classification if a Gold has not been awarded in the Archery Canada Category and divisions).? 

 

If you wish to join the Outdoor Mailmatch contact your Club President or Secretary.  If they don’t have the information, please contact Darcy Dean, Archery Canada’s Outdoor Mailmatch Coordinator at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   

 

For details about the Outdoor Mailmatch and rules, visit the Archery Canada website.

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7.         2014 Youth Olympic Games

The winner of the recently held Canadian selection trials for the 2014 Youth Olympic Games was Eric Peters of Ottawa. Subsequently, Eric has been nominated to the Canadian Olympic Committee for the one spot earned by Canada in the men’s individual archery category at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games. The Games will be held in Nanjing, China from August 16th to 28th. Archery will take place August 21-26. Eric was a member of the Canadian Youth Team that competed at the 2013 World Youth Championship in Wuxi, China.

The Trials were hotly contested. Six athletes qualified and competed at the Trials. Joining Peters in the competition were the following athletes: Joël Vézina-Boucher, Jean-Vincent Charbonneau, Paul Kim,

Ji Dam Lee and David van der Spek. The top three results were: Peters, van der Spek and Vézina-Boucher.

Eric will be accompanied by his father Chris Peters in the capacity of team leader. As such, he will be a member of the Youth Olympic Team. 

Congratulations Eric and all the best at the Games!

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Decision of Archery Canada Hearing Panel

Decision of Archery Canada Hearing Panel: Incident at Youth Olympic Games Selection Trials (Sunday, June 15th, Markham, ON)

Complaint: Unsportsmanlike conduct by an athlete competing at the Youth Olympic Games Selection Trials on Sunday, June 15th in Markham, Ontario.  

Decision: Upon review and deliberation of the evidence before it, the Hearing Panel ruled th e incident a minor infraction under Archery Canada’s Discipline Policy.

Sanctions: Appropriate sanctions were applied by the Hearing Panel.

 

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