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Pines NHS, UB archers join 5,000 others in world series

Pines City High School archers train at tge Baguio archery range at the Baguio athletic bowl for the 3 day online Indoor World Series starting tomorrow Friday. -Pigeon Lobien

Some 14 archers form the Pines City National High School and University of Baguio Cardinals archery teams will see action in the 18 Meter World Series 3 Tournament at the Baguio archery range at the Baguio athletic bowl.

PNHS said that they have 14 players from the Pines City Archery Club (composed of PNHS students) and the UB Cardinals Archery Club seeing action in the online event that starts tomorrow, January 15 until the 16th.

“This is the first time we join the event online, since we have to study the system of the online/virtual competitions,” Villamor told the RNG.

He said that the games of the 14 Baguio players will be live streamed where apps will be used for scoring.

The Baguio teams were invited to join by Rosendo Somono, secretary general of the World Archery Philippines.

In his January 12 letter to PNHS principal Whitney Dawayen, through Villamor, Somono invited the school team to the event that “can be held in your prepared venue or club archery range.”

The event organized by the World Archery is for recurve and compound. Somono added that the teams had been invited as they had been registered thru International Federation online Wareos registration system.

The World Series Online was first staged on Nov. 21 to 22 in Wohlen, Switzerland where Felix Wieser took the gold in men recurve, followed by South Korean Oh Jin Hyek and Frenchman Thomas Chirault.

In the distaff side, Jung Ah Oh took the top podium followed by Aida Roman of Italy and Dayouing Jung also of South Korea.

In compound men, Stas Nodic of Norway took the gold, followed by Enzo Ackx of Germany and South Korea’s Choi Yonghee.

Germany has a gold podium anew in compound women with Sarah Prieels winning. Frenchwoman Marcella Tonioli and Brazil’s Jane Karla Gogel took the silver and bronze medals.

In barebow men, Norwegians Erik Johnson and Fredrik Lundmark took the 1-2 spots, while French Christian Trolese finished third.

Cinzia Noziglia of France won the gold in barebow women, while Norwegians Lina Bjorklund and Maria Dahlen ended up second and third, respectively.

In the second leg, Ellison Brady of the United States shot 598 points in recurve men to edge South Korea’s Oh Jin Hyek, his second silver finish. Chirault was a point down to finish third anew in the tournament that drew 1,090 including Baguio City High School archery coach John Hongitan, who wound up at 745th spot.

Wi Nayeon had 596 points to rule the distaff side. Tatiana Andreoli and Lisa Barbelin took the second and third places with 592 and 591 points.

The compound men was topped by Dave Cousins after shooting 600 to edge out compatriot Kyle Douglas and Mike Schloesser, who both finished with 599 points.

United Kingdom’s Bayley Sargeant topped the women’s side with 595 points, two up on Elham Ghadimpour and another point on Sanne de Laat.

In the barebow category, Erik Johnson topped the event with 577, while Bjorklund ruled this time the women’s side with 554 points.

The silver went to Grayson Pertlowe (573) and Noziglia who earlier topped this category, while the bronze medals went to Ferrucio Bert with 571 and Lena Terning, who came up with 534 points.

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