Qualifying results from Caribbean world ranking event in Santo Domingo

Archers during qualifying at the Copa Merengue in 2022.

The Dominican Republic’s Ysmarlin Ramos shot a career-best 689 to top compound women’s qualifying today on home soil at the Copa Merengue as the Caribbean-focused world ranking event got underway in Santo Domingo.

Andres Aguilar (660), Elizabeth Rodriguez (647) and Brandon Gonzalez (697) also collected top seeds.

Cuba swept the pole positions in the three recurve team events, while Costa Rica (men and mixed) and the Dominican Republic (women) split the top positions in compound team qualifying. 

This eighth edition of the Copa Merengue is the first to take place since the international hiatus in 2020. (The event was last held in 2018.) Many of the 120 archers competing this week are representing islands of the region, including the Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Cuba, Guadalupe, Martinique, Trinidad and Tobago, the US Virgin Islands – as well as the host country.

The event is also a qualifier for next year’s Central American and Caribbean Games.

As well as the world ranking event, which started today and concludes with individual finals on Sunday, Santo Domingo hosted the Caribbean development championships over the past few days. That tournament includes divisions for simple bows, competing over short distances, for emerging archery nations.

Competition at the Copa Merengue continues with team finals on Thursday.

Top seeds: 2022 Copa Merengue