Sunday, November 28, 2004

Aussie Field Round Finishes 2004 Year

Thirty six archers took to the "Outback" range at the Wondobah Rd Archery Field to to compete in the last club shoot for 2004. Although a few ailments persisted in both body and equipment some good scores were posted. The Aussie Field round makes use of a simple black centre (5 points), a white inner ring (4 points) and then another black outer ring (3 points) target. With only 15 points possible on each target a miss or a low score can generate some close competition.

Even with the hot conditions and after effects of the annual awards and AGM night all archers had a good day. Although Steve Jaegers temporary stint in barebow compound may have exacibated his already throbbing head. More to come and plenty of blackmail pics of the awards night soon.

Wade Hudson Boy Junior Compound 235
Ben Irwin Boy Junior Compound 210
Jordan Carter Boy Junior Compound 137
Shaun Andrews Boy Junior Compound 121
Cameron Hill Boy Junior Compound 85

Sam Bates Boy Junior Open 288
Josh Dolbel Boy Junior Open 231
Jamie Thompson Boy Junior Open 149

Ben Stubs Boy Junior Traditional 75

Michael Romer Cub Boy Compound 252
Damian Woodward Cub Boy Compound 83

Sebastian Donovan Cub Boy Open 173

Shane Thompson Cub Boy Traditional 146
Matt Bates Cub Boy Traditional 110

Emelia Dolbel Cub Girl Compound 72

Stacey Woodward Girl Junior Compound 148

Stuart Dolbel Mens Bowhunter Limited 263
Rob Porter Mens Bowhunter Limited 241
Greg Donovan Mens Bowhunter Limited 219
Norma Culley Mens Bowhunter Limited 135

Ken Thompson Mens Compound 238
Philip Porter Mens Compound 220
Ken Hill Mens Compound 161
Steve Woodward Mens Compound 159
Max Romer Mens Compound 149
Steve Jaeger Mens Compound 98

John Clark Mens Open 286
Bryen Bates Mens Open 286
Ben Ireland Mens Open 282
David Buckingham Mens Open 255

Darryl Hudson Mens Traditional 201
Peter Stubs Mens Traditional 80

Cassie Neuendorf Women Bowhunter Limited 151
Lisa Buckingham Women Bowhunter Limited 90

Karen Hudson Womens Compound 138
Helen Woodward Womens Compound 54

Sunday, November 21, 2004

3 Arrow Round

On the 21st Namoi Valley Archers took to the range to complete a simple three arrow club event after the recent run of IFFA rounds leading up to and including the state titles on the 6th and 7th of November. A small field enjoyed an almost perfect day as high level cloud kept the temperatures down for the entire shoot.
The round consisted of 20 ABA animal target and was scored with each of three arrows being counted. A kill equaled 20 points, wound 15 points and a hit equaling only 10 points, the maximum score for the round being 1200 points after all sixty arrows were shot.
Wade Hudson Boy Junior Compound 820
Cade Rowland Boy Junior Compound 645
Shaun Andrews Boy Junior Compound 460
Jordan Carter Boy Junior Compound 375
Sam Bates Boy Junior Open 1070
Josh Dolbel Boy Junior Open 875
Robbie Porter Boy Junior Open 635
Jamie Thompson Boy Junior Open 595
Damian Woodward Cub Boy Compound 390
Sebastian Donovan Cub Boy Open 665
Shane Thompson Cub Boy Open 600
Mathew Jauja Cub Boy Open 465
Stacey Woodward Girl Junior Compound 520
Stuart Dolbel Mens Bowhunter Limited 1005
Matt Krug Mens Bowhunter Limited 765
Greg Donovan Mens Bowhunter Limited 725
Ken Thompson Mens Compound 790
Steve Woodward Mens Compound 455
John Clark Mens Open 1115
Bryen Bates Mens Open 1050
David Buckingham Mens Open 990
Steve Jaeger Mens Open 910
Helen Woodward Womens Compound 340
Karen Hudson Womens Compound 315

Next shoot will be on Sunday the 28th of November, the last before the Christmas holidays. Remember to contact a club official to confirm your attendance at the AGM the day before, the 27th.

Friday, November 19, 2004

IFFA State Titles

Namoi Valley Archers were a dominant force in the recent state titles shot on the clubs rarley used IFFA ranges. The IFAA style of archery is very different from the more common ABA type rounds shot at the club. IFFA, in some instances could be percieved as being easier as the distance to the target is given at each target, unlike ABA were this esential hunting skill is honed by the need to accurately guess the distance to each target, but in saying this you must admit that 28 targets, four arrows at each target, and distances out to 80 yards can also be testing even for the most experienced archer.
IFFA is a true test of form and consistancy and can generate some very close competition as only one point splits the difference between bullseye, second ring and then to the outer score zone, 5,4,3 respectively.
Although a small field hit the range for the two day shoot some of the best archers in NSW were there to stake their claim and get in some much needed IFFA practice before the world titles in 2006 being held in Qld.

Cub Girl Bowhunter C
Jodi Stiles 368 361 729

Cub Boy Bowhunter A
Michael Romer NVA 429 457 886
Ben Mortimer 425 447 872

Cub Boy Bowhunter Limited B
Joel Boorer NVA 385 434 819

Cub Boy Bowhunter Limited C
Shane Thompson NVA 201 248 449

Junior Girl Bowhunter C
Stacey Woodward NVA 153 175 328

Junior Girl Freestyle Unlimited C
Erin Finch 367 367 734

Junior Boy Bowhunter B
Dean Thompson NVA 323 318 641
Wade Hudson NVA 298 341 639
Cade Rowland NVA 308 296 604

Junior Boy Bowhunter Limited C
Jamie Thompson NVA 260 226 486

Junior Boy Bowhunter Unlimited B
Josh Dolbel NVA 309 339 648

Junior Boy Bowhunter Unlimited C
Robert Porter NVA 349 344 693

Junior Boy Freestyle Unlimited A
Sam Bates NVA 507 516 1023

Junior Boy Freestyle Unlimited C
Orry-Beau Fairhall 435 454 889

Adult Women Barebow C
Lisa Buckingham NVA 226 260 486

Adult Women Bowhunter Limited B
Reyna Derrick 418 395 813
Vera Coote 383 362 745
Irene Jennings 315 274 589

Adult Women Bowhunter Limited C
Cassie Neuendorf NVA 292 337 629

Adult Women Freestyle Unlimited B
Lynne Fairhall 435 393 828

Adult Male Bowhunter A
Ken Thompson NVA 372 348 720

Adult Male Bowhunter B
Paul Courtney 275 256 531

Adult Male Bowhunter C
Les Maher 282 267 549
Stephen Woodward NVA 243 229 472
Ken Hill NVA 237 219 456
John Stiles 226 215 441

Adult Male Bowhunter Recurve B
Darrell Hudson NVA 271 226 497

Adult Male Barebow A
Phillip Porter NVA 363 391 754

Adult Male Bowhunter Limited B
Stuart Dolbel NVA 461 462 923
Darren Boorer NVA 385 395 780
Robert Porter NVA 350 391 741

Adult Male Bowhunter Unlimited A
Keith Derrick 461 462 923
Michael Billiet 456 450 906
Gary Nichols 479 418 897

Adult Male Bowhunter Unlimited Veteran
Jeff Jennings 449 428 877

Adult Male Freestyle Limited Recurve A
Tynan Fairhall 477 442 919

Adult Male Freestyle Limited A
David Buckingham NVA 468 472 940
Stephen Jaeger NVA 440 401 841

Adult Male Freestyle Unlimited A
Chris Billiet 523 516 1039
Ben Ireland NVA 511 514 1025

Adult Male Freestyle Unlimited B
Peter Fairhall 510 508 1018
John Clark NVA 494 499 993

Monday, November 15, 2004

Measurers Day

An ABA measurers course was recently held at the Gunnedah range. Club representatives from as far away as Newcastle and Gosford converged to learn more about their favourite passtime, hunting the feral animals that continuously damage the Australian native landscape. The day was focused on the the record keeping process and methods used to accurately measure and claim game killed. Many species were covered, pictured is a set of buffalo horns taken from Northern Australia.