BVI Well Represented in Dominican Republic – 13 Medals
After three hot days of shooting, the VI Developmental Team shines and brings home 13 medals. In archery there are different aspects of shooting that take place at a tournament. Once you arrive and get settled in, there is one day of official practice and inspection. The next day after 2-3 ends of practice, there is the Qualifications of 72 arrows shot to determine placing, then the work begins. Your placing determines just how much shooting you will have to do. For the CDC 2019 many of the young archers had Eighth-finals, Quarter Finals, and semi final and finals and that is just for the individual shoot, all to do this again at the team event. Below is the list of achievements for our young archers. They displayed our mantra “BVI Strong”.
Exceptional Beginners 15 Meters
For our two youngest archers Kasadiyah Baird (9) won the Gold for Qualifications and Jaydian Smith (9), shooting with a broken finger, took the silver then came back in the Gold medal match and won Gold (6-2) while Kasadiyah took the silver.
Beginner Recurve Cub Men
Creightlee Brewley 13, originally placing 4 after qualifications, shooting in the Cub-division came back and won his first match (6-2) against Hamlet Tayshaun of Trinidad and Tobago and made it to the semifinals. Lost the second match then competed in the Bronze medal match and lost by one point to Jared Lee of Trinidad and Tobago and ranking 4 out of 7.
Beginner Recurve Women
Javlyn Frett after winning gold in her division in qualifications received a bye in the quarterfinals, won her match in the semifinals and proceeded to the gold medal match where she won against Camila Perez of DR (6-4).
She also partnered with Robert Singh of Guyana in the mixed doubles. They made it to the Gold medal round losing 6-2 and taking the Silver medal.
Beginner Compound Cub Men, Compound Cadet Men, Compound Men and Compound Cub Women
KMouy Pickering, KMaury Pickering and Jahmeel Jones all shot in the individual Cadet elimination matches. KMouy Pickering received a bye after winning silver in his qualifications to move on the Semifinals where he won his first match against Jose Alverez of DOM Rep and moved on to the Gold medal match where he lost 144 to 133 and took the Silver. K’Maury a Pre Cub at only 11 years, won his gold at his qualifications then shooting up 2 divisions in the Cadet Division, against Jahmeel in the quarterfinals won and moved on to the Semifinals where he lost to Alan Valerio of Dom Rep a Cadet at 17 years old. He then shot again in the Bronze medal match but then lost to Jose Alverez a Cadet at 16 years old.
Kmaury Pickering and Kendise Brewley won their match in the quarter finals against Jahmeel Jones of VI and Lucia Cordero of DR where they moved on to the semifinals and went on to the Bronze medal match. They then lost to KMouy Pickering of the VI and Esterina Alverez of DR.
Kendise Brewley shooting with a soar shoulder placed first in the compound Cub women receiving a gold medal.
Jahmeel Jones – Compound Men compete only after joining the team (3) three months ago and shooting for only shooting for 1 1/2 months did exceptional well winning his gold medal.
The VIAA would like to thank CCT for sponsoring our travel shirts and the tents that gave he team shade while preparing for competition, Kenny T’s for our logos on our Uniforms, the NOC for their financial contributions, towards the event, VI Government for their continued support, all supporters who sponsored by purchasing shirts and supporting the athletes personally, Conyers Staff, Khoys Mailing service, David Abednego, Kareem Nelson Hull, Tammy David (BVI Tourist Board), the coaches, Patrick Smith of HLSCC, Ritseeniyah Georges of Kobre and Kim and Winnette Lawrence of Tortola Pier Park, for working with the youth and giving them that support when they needed it and last but not least the parents for trusting and believing in us.
Standings after 72 Arrows