Wednesday, June 18, 2014

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Tuesday, June 03, 2014

New range performing well

Namoi Valley Archers have had two shoots now of the new “phoenix range” at their rebuilt Wandobah Road club house, with the range holding up well, needing only a few tweaks to get it to competition standard, in time for the clubs hosting of the ABA branch shoot in July. The second range renamed the “blackstump range” is nearing completion and should be finished in the coming weeks. The first shoot at the range on the weekend of the 18th May saw a three arrow round completed, with some good scores recorded on a fine day for shooting, with Greg Capper and Greg Donovan leading the way in their respective divisions. The same could not be said of the latest round, with overcast skies and showers limiting both the shooting to just the one round and the number of competitors to only the very keen or foolish, as the case may be. Despite the weather Wade Hudson recorded an excellent round, showing good form leading into the branch shoot, with Peter Stubbs just edging out Greg Capper by the smallest of margins. The club will be having a 3D round as well as a sausage sizzle on the weekend of the 15th June, with a muster at 9:00am and a start set down for 9:30am, which will precede an extraordinary club meeting to discuss clubhouse options, with a steel price rise imminent. For any information regarding club activities please contact president Peter Stubbs on 026743 1559 18.5.14 Open division: 1115 Greg Donovan, 1085 John Clark, 1065 Matt Kersley, 1005 Gordon White, 985 Craig Poeschl, 975 Todd Albertson, 920 Cameron Taylor, 895 Denise Stevenson, 880 Simon Taylor, 730 BJ Cahill, 310 Lloyd Juaja Traditional division: 670 Greg Capper, 650 Peter Stubbs, 545 Bernie Hayne, 520 Mark Stevenson, 395 Norm Webster, 205 Sarah Holder Junior division: 610 Callan Webster, 580 Paul Webster, 445 Harrison Capper Compound division: 1055 Wade Hudson, 740 Ann Stubbs, 730 Brian Taylor, 310 Sharon Boyd 1.6.14 Open Division: 384 Greg Donovan, 382 Daryl Phillips, 368 Peter Bush, 358 Gordon White, 348 Leanne Moore, 334 BJ Cahill Compound division: 374 Wade Hudson, 338 Brian Taylor, 314 Ann Stubbs Traditional division: 292 Peter Stubbs, 290 Greg Capper, 244 Norm Webster, 272 Harrison Capper, 208 Callan Webster

Monday, August 26, 2013

Namoi Valley Archers Host Hugely Successful State Titles

On the weekend of the 17 – 18th August Namoi Valley Archers hosted the 3D state archery titles at their Wandobah Road range. The weekend was an outstanding success, despite the threat of rain on the Saturday morning, with nearly 150 shooters in attendance for the two challenging ranges shot over both days. Northern branch controller Mike Potter said that he can’t remember such a large turnout at a NSW branch shoot in over 6 years. The ranges were put together by Greg Donovan and Gordon White who, along with other club members, have put in big weekends getting the ranges ready in time for this important date on the archery calendar. The club had shooters attend from all over the state, but most notably from as far south as Adaminaby and Batemans Bay, who along with Wagga Wagga, Canberra, Orange, Forbes and Lithgow all sent a large contingent of archers up from the southern club’s to contest the titles over the weekend, with some staying camped over at the range for some sightseeing at Ag-quip. Along with the southern clubs, our northern neighbours Maitland, Singleton, Gloucester, Newcastle, Gosford, Taree, Kempsey, Inverell, Dubbo and Cobar all sent members over to make the weekend, not only a success in respect of numbers but also a truly memorable weekend of 3D target shooting. The Namoi Valley Archery club had some stand out success against the best shooters in the state, all competing for the chance to be crowned state champion. Wade Hudson has continued his recent good form with a win in the men’s compound masters division, beating Rob Salter from Maitland and turning the tables on his rival who had the wood on him at their recent trip to Argentina for the world IFAA championships. Another outstanding win went to Darrell Hudson in the men’s recurve A grade division, not only did Darrell shoot well to secure a narrow win over his Taree counterpart but Peter Stubbs, another Namoi Valley archer and club president, finished in 3rd position. James Bush who hails from Murrurundi, along with his father Peter, have been travelling over to Gunnedah to compete with Namoi Valley Archers for several years now and all the practice has paid off with James taking out men’s bow hunter Unlimited flight 2 division with 3 dominant rounds of shooting. This is James first notable win in archery and the young man was ecstatic with his performance. Brian Taylor was likewise exuberant with his win in men’s compound B grade, he has been away from archery for some time, with this being his first appearance at a shoot in years. Brian was quite surprised at not only his performance but his achievement in taking home the silverware with the smile impossible to wipe from his face. Other notable performances from the club included a first place to Amy Stubbs in women’s compound C grade, a win to Phil Greenwood in men’s recurve ungraded, and a 2nd and 3rd place finish in men’s freestyle unlimited flight 2 from Bernie Hayne and John Clark. While Benjamin Stubbs, Ann Stubbs, Stuart Dolbel and Greg Donovan all finished with a 3rd placing in their respective divisions. A big thank you to all the members who sacrificed time to help set up on Friday, set out the ranges, work in the kitchen and generally helped to keep things running smoothly. Without a concerted team effort the weekend would not have been the success it was. The clubs next shoot will be on the 8th September and will be an IFAA style round with a muster scheduled for 9:00 am and a start followed shortly thereafter.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

NSW State 3D

NSW State 3D titles Namoi Valley Archers last shoot was conducted in preparation for the hosting of the upcoming state 3D archery titles to be held at the Wandobah Road range on the weekend of the 17 – 18 August. A working bee was conducted on the Saturday before the club shoot to ready the range and facilities for the influx of shooters expected. The club is hoping for good weather over the weekend with a stockpile of fire wood and plenty of hot water to ease aching muscles, with a story or two to be told, and embellished, around the campfires. The weekend will consist of shooting at 20 3D animal targets on two ranges, with a 3 arrow round in the morning and a one arrow round in the afternoon on the Saturday, followed by the, always exciting and lively, knife and axe throwing in the evening. On the Sunday there will be a two arrow all count in the morning over 20 targets, followed by the presentations and awards. Greg Donovan is again back in top form, taking out the sighted division over the weekend with Lloyd Jauja and Bernie Hayne filling out the placings. With the state shoot so close Peter Stubbs has had a morale boosting win over Darrell Hudson in the traditional division, while Karen Hudson showed glimpses she is returning to her best form in the women’s compound. Open division: 758 Greg Donovan, 750 Lloyd Jauja, 744 Bernie Hayne, 742 Tim Hayes, 728 Gordon White, 720 Craig Poeschl, 714 Peter Bush, 710 Brad Mulherin, 576 Terry Lynch, 380 John Clark, 372 James Bush, 358 Sebastian Donovan, 354 Matt Kersley Compound Division: 570 Karen Hudson, 482 Ann Stubbs, 244 Brian Taylor, 208 Sharon Boyd Traditional Division: 548 Peter Stubbs, 514 Darrell Hudson, 462 Greg Capper, 186 Norm Webster Junior division: 666 Jed Hayes, 458 Callan Webster, 282Connor Poeschl Ungraded: 698 Cory Barber, 498 BJ Cahill, 264 Beau Bryun, 246 Raymond Spradbrow The State 3D titles are on this weekend 17 – 18th August, don’t forget to get there early Saturday for gear checks and sign in, followed by muster, start time will be approximately 9:30am. The club will have lunch and dinner available at reasonable costs. If you would like any information call the president Peter Stubbs on 0267431559 or secretary John Clark on 0267423220

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Magic Murrell scores momentous milestone.

Sunday saw a good turnout of archers at the Wandobah Road range, with a full ABA round on the cards and a sausage sizzle provided to fill the hungry bellies. The days shooting consisted of a 3 arrow first to score round and then a one arrow only round on 20 animal targets staged on the skilfully laid out boundary range on what was a great day of archery which saw a club record broken. Young Kaytlyn Murrell, showed glimpses of her future potential on her way to a new club record score of 664 in cub girl compound, stepping out of her sisters shadow, and eclipsing Haylee’s previously held record by a mere 2 points. A very pleased Murrell said putting in some good practice through the week with her new, super tuned, bow was the difference between mediocrity and a meteoric performance. In other results James Bush scored a surprise win in men’s sighted , putting together two good rounds of shooting to just edge out John Clark, with Peter bush rounding out the top three placings. Wade Hudson continues his dominance of the male compound division with the closest competitor being a whopping 250 points in arrears. Wendi Murrells return has seen her take top billing in the ladies compound with a solid performance. Sighted division: 776 James Bush, 774 John Clark, 766 Peter Bush, 762 Greg Donovan, 756 Bernie Hayne, 752 Nathan Murrell, 748 Zac Hayne, 736 Josh Whitbread, 718 Luke Trickett, 642 Ken Thompson, Compound division: 752 Wade Hudson, 626 Wendi Murrell, 556 Sharon Boyd, 546 Karen Hudson, 506 Ann Stubbs, 502 Ben Stubbs, 496 Jarrod Stubbs, 428 Brian Taylor Recurve division: 622 Darrell Hudson, 356 Greg Capper, 244 Norm Webster Junior recurve: 348 Callan Webster, 298 Harrison Capper, 238 Paul Webster Cub compound: 664 Kaytlyn Murrell, 646 Haylee Murrell, 248 Jacob Newcombe Ungraded: 384 BJ Cahill, 330 Cory Barber

Thursday, June 27, 2013

May The Force Be With You

Sunday morning saw a cold start at the Namoi Valley Archers Wandobah Road clubhouse, with things soon heating up out on the range with some scorching shooting in the men’s open division. The club has been in a forced recess of late, with the rain causing a cancellation of the last shoot and their being a three week break in between the 2 latest club events. Last Sunday saw a good turnout for what was an enjoyable novelty shoot using star wars targets, expertly and accurately designed by club members, which saw archers trying to rid the galaxy of such nefarious and villainous characters like, Darth Sidious, Jabba The Hutt, Boba Fett and Darth Vader. While trying to remove rebel alliance scum like Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda and the like, with ‘the force’ no doubt being the reason some found it hard to score on these targets. John ‘mighty overlord’ Clark, finally broke through for a win, ‘the force is strong with this one’, shooting a perfect round, with Nathan Murrell also sharing the glory on this occasion, with the two of them unable to be separated at the end. The two shooters were going shot for shot, with both competitors trying various Jedi mind tricks to upset the other and remove them from ‘the zone’, in the end it came down to the last arrow from Murrell, who scored a bullseye on a difficult target to draw level with Clark and finish with equal billing. Following closely behind the two leaders was Stu Dolbel in second place and James Bush rounding out the placing. In the compound division Wade Hudson proved too strong once again, finishing well clear of the field with Karen Hudson in second and Ann Stubbs breathing down her neck in third spot. Darrell Hudson continues to dominate in the recurve division, leading the field home in what is getting to be a predictable outcome for the veteran, seeing Hudson shooting left handed or blind folded seems to be the only hope for the rest of the group at this stage, who must, by now, be totally demoralised with the ease at which Hudson continues his strangle hold on the top spot. Phil Greenwood, recent survivor of the fires at Coonabarabran, came in a valiant second placing with Bernie Hayne and Peter Stubbs tying for third spot. Open division: 400 John Clark, Nathan Murrell, 395 Stuart Dolbel, 390 James Bush, 385 Peter Bush, 320 Brett Wheatley, 205 Greg Capper Compound division: 380 Wade Hudson, 355 Karen Hudson, 350 Ann Stubbs, 300 Brian Taylor, 275 Sharon Boyd Re curve division: 330 Darrell Hudson, 300 Phillip Greenwood, 295 Bernie Hayne, Peter Stubbs, 160 Norm Webster Junior boy archer: 310 Jim Pease, 280 Callan Webster, 250 Jacob Newcombe, 240 Connor Wheatley, 230 Harrison Capper, 200 Ethan Newcombe, 190 Corbin Davis, 125 Paul Webster Ungraded: 270 Peter Bishop, 250 Connor Bishop, 175 Vonda Newcombe, 135 Breanna Newcombe

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Apprentice surpasses the master’s.

At the recent ABA shoot on the Namoi Valley Archers Wandobah Road range, on what was another sublime day for archery, young Sebastian Donovan has put the old guard to the sword with a commanding performance, in the men’s open division. This recent shoot saw a full ABA 20 target round consisting of a 3 arrow followed by a 1 arrow round, with the maximum points scored being 800.Donovan shot faultlessly to record a narrow win over John ‘number two’ Clark, who seems to have come to grips with his new bow and is always ready to capitalize on inconsistent shooting. Filling out the no3 spot is Sebastian’s dad Greg Donovan who has been the leading shooter at the club of late, and he might have to ‘point the bone’ at Sebastian, as it were, to ensure his continued dominance if the young gun can continue with this style of quality shooting. You could have thrown a blanket over the top 5 spots in the sighted division, with Murrurundi shooter James Bush coming in at no.4, and the Narrabri top dog, John Finn, at no.5. Wade Hudson turned in another polished performance to completely tyrannise his opposition in the compound division, while his dad Darrell has stepped back into the ascendency, after an enforced layoff, in the traditional division. While new comer, young Jack Ross, has recorded a big score in the boy’s compound division. The next shoot will be on the 21 April, which will be a Delta round on the boundary range, this is the harder style American targets with the realistic placement of scoring corresponding with the vital zones of the animal, muster will be at 8:30 with a 9:00 am start. Don’t forget to call in at the Namoi Valley Archers site at the Gunnedah show, whether you are an existing member or just want to see what it is all about. Club members will be on hand to answer all your questions. This will be followed on the 20th April with a “come and try “day for all who are interested. Sighted division: 768 Sebastian Donovan, 764 John Clark, 762 Greg Donovan, 758 James bush, 752 John Finn, 744 Peter Bush, 742 Brad Mulherin, 726 Craig Poeschl, 714 Trent Ross, 678 Denise Stevenson , 672 Greg Capper, 658 Michael Rule, 632 Tracey Redgrove, 604 Kate Hamilton, 592 Mark Gardiner, Mark Stevenson, 338 Brett Wheatley Compound division: 740 Wade Hudson, 646 Karen Hudson, 522 Ann Stubbs, 458 Sharon Boyd, 434 Brian Taylor Traditional division: 652 Darrell Hudson, 592 Peter Stubbs, 202 Kathleen Gardiner, 192 Norm Webster Junior compound: 600 Lachlan Boyd, 556 Zachary Gardiner Junior traditional: 434 Callan Webster, 256 Paul Webster Cub compound: 704 Jack Ross, 568 Matt Ross, 432 Connor Poeschl, 414 Jacob Newcombe, 264 Connor Wheatley Cub traditional: 316 Ethan Newcombe, 278 Harrison Capper, 100 max Gardiner