Crispin Duenas, Brady Ellison tie on 593 to top ranking in Rome

Crispin Duenas​ and Brady Ellison scored 593 out of a possible 600 points for the 60-arrow 18-metre ranking round to tie in the lead of recurve men’s qualification at the 2018 Roma Archery Trophy, the third event of the 2019 Indoor Archery World Series.

“I’m really happy with my score. I have been shooting a little higher in practice, above 595, so to do this with the pressure of a big event like Rome is satisfying,” said Duenas.

The Canadian world number 13 has not historically competed at many indoor tournaments.

“I have been trying to expand my indoor international experience and this definitely helps,” he added. “I’m really liking the atmosphere here in Rome and the tournament has been a pleasure to shoot.”

Duenas received the top seed and Ellison number two after a coin toss. 

Kim Chaeyun (590) was the high-scoring recurve woman, Mike Schloesser (598) top compound man and So Chaewon (594) the leading compound woman.

World champion barebow archers David Garcia Fernandez (551) and Cinzia Noziglia (546) led the barebow events.

Faith Miller broke the compound junior women’s world record early in qualification at the Roma Archery Trophy with 594 points, one more than the previous mark set by Erika Jones back in 2006.

The top 32 qualifiers advance to the matchplay phase at indoor tournaments.

The recurve men’s cut in Rome was 563 points, recurve women’s 530, compound men’s 585 and compound women needed 568 to advance.

Competition continues with elimination and finals matches on Sunday at the Roma Archery Trophy.

The Roma Archery Trophy is the third stage of the 2019 Indoor Archery World Series.