Thursday, April 21, 2005

IFAA Animal Round

A perfect day at the range saw some very good scores posted in the popular IFAA Animal round, everyone likes the big score zones but the distances tend to make them look small on some of the longer targets. John Clarke shot well dropping 2 points for the 28 targets. Wade Hudson also had a blinder. Ken Thompson also showed his liking for these targets posting a personal best and a club record for the barebow compound grade. Rob Porter dusted off old faithfull and showed that an good old bow is still a good bow, regardless of the colour !!. ??.
Next club shoot is May 1st.

This weekend see's Tuggerah Lakes Field Archers hosting a branch invitational ABA shoot at the Yarramalong Valley range, if you like a challenge head down, the Black Range has bought many a bowman to greif.

Directions to the Yarramalong Valley Range

Heading south on the Expressway take the Wyong exit south of the Caltex Service centre. Turn right across the expressway for approx. 20km to Yarramalong Village. Turn left up Bramble Hill Road for 5km. Turn left into Forest Road. Range entry is approx. 1km on left

Weekend Score IFAA Animal
Namoi Valley Archers

Lisa Buckingham Womens Open 508
Jodi Dolbel Womens Open 472

Karen Hudson Womens Compound 340

Norma Culley Women Bowhunter Limited 410

Darryl Hudson Mens Traditional 396
Michael Patrick Mens Traditional 386

John Clark Mens Open 558
David Buckingham Mens Open 552
Steve Jaeger Mens Open 548

Ken Thompson Mens Compound 532
Philip Porter Mens Compound 506
Ken Hill Mens Compound 458

Stuart Dolbel Mens Bowhunter Limited 540
Rob Porter Mens Bowhunter Limited 474

Jackelyn Patrick Cub Girl Traditional 246

Emelia Dolbel Cub Girl Compound 62

Lucas Edmonds Cub Boy Traditional 316
Avery Edmonds Cub Boy Traditional 210
Christopher Patrick Cub Boy Traditional 148

Hayden Riordan Cub Boy Open 216

Ben Stubs Boy Junior Traditional 402

Sam Bates Boy Junior Open 550
Josh Dolbel Boy Junior Open 496
Robbie Porter Boy Junior Open 404
Jamie Thompson Boy Junior Open 340
Glen Culley Boy Junior Open 152

Wade Hudson Boy Junior Compound 504
Cameron Hill Boy Junior Compound 342
Keegan Patrick Boy Junior Compound 288

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Directions To Namoi Valley Archers Range

Follow the Coonabarabran signs to the roundabout just past the South St silo, next to the show ground. Turn south down View St, drive past the Longmuir playing fields on the Western side of the showground, just past a divider in the middle of the road is a turn off to the right, follow Wondobah Rd about 18kms South of town, the turn off to the range is just over the crest of a hill so keep an eye out for it. On bigger shoots the ABA signs will be out.

Check the website for the shoot calander, all are welcome to club shoots, if you have no equipment that's ok as long as you contact someone before coming out, that way we can make sure you have a club bow and a few arrows for the day.

The next branch shoot is the 23rd & 24th of July 2005, the ABA Branch Titles. Club shoots are every second Sunday as a guide.

17th April – Club Shoot 9.30am
23rd & 24th April – Tuggerah Lakes Field Archers (Yarramalong Valley) ABA Invitation

1st May – Club Shoot 9.30am
15th May – Club Shoot 9.30am
14th & 15th May – Southwest Slopes Field Archers (Tumut) NSW State IFAA Titles
21st & 22nd May – Hunter Archery Centre (Newcastle) Branch Indoor Titles
29th May – Club Shoot 9.30am

5th June – Club Shoot 9.30am
10th/11th/12th/13th/14th June – Wide Bay Archers (Hervey Bay) National IFAA Titles
19th June – Club Shoot 9.30am

3rd July – Club Shoot 9.30am
17th July – Club Shoot 9.30am
23rd & 24th July – Namoi Valley Archers (Gunnedah) Branch ABA Titles

7th August – Club Shoot 9.30am
21st August – Club Shoot 9.30am
27th & 28th August – Moonterra Archers (Wyong) Branch 3D Titles

4th September – Club Shoot 9.30am
18th September – Club Shoot 9.30am
25th September – Club Shoot 9.30am

1st &2nd October – Avon Valley Archers (Gloucester) NSW State ABA Titles
9th October – Club Shoot 9.30am
23rd October – Club Shoot 9.30am

5th & 6th October – Namoi Valley Archers (Gunnedah) Branch IFAA Titles
20th November – Club Shoot 9.00am

4th December – Club Shoot 9.00am
*Please be at the range to register for shoot 30 minutes before advertised start time

Sunday, April 03, 2005

Hunting Score Update

3 Arrow Round: 3rd April 2005

The club round this weekend used the Aussie style targets on the outback range, many good scores were posted and some 3 arrow club records broken on the day. The weather was perfect with a bit of breeze to keep you guesing.
Wade Hudson Boy Junior Compound 900
Jordan Carter Boy Junior Compound 680
Cameron Hill Boy Junior Compound 395

Robbie Porter Boy Junior Open 880
Josh Dolbel Boy Junior Open 785

Michael Romer Cub Boy Compound 1000
Damian Woodward Cub Boy Compound 235

Mathew Jauja Cub Boy Open 485
Sebastian Donovan Cub Boy Open 440

Shane Thompson Cub Boy Traditional 550

Emelia Dolbel Cub Girl Compound 285

Meg Jaeger Cub Girl Traditional 380

Stuart Dolbel Mens Bowhunter Limited 1085
Gerry Culley Mens Bowhunter Limited 780
Greg Donovan Mens Bowhunter Limited 770
Scott Porter Mens Bowhunter Limited 620

Philip Porter Mens Compound 850
Ken Thompson Mens Compound 845
Steve Woodward Mens Compound 665
Ken Hill Mens Compound 620

Ben Ireland Mens Open 1165
Steve Jaeger Mens Open 1045

Darryl Hudson Mens Traditional 620

Sam Bates Olympic Junior Boy 910

Norma Culley Women Bowhunter Limited 600

Karen Hudson Womens Compound 435
Helen Woodward Womens Compound 165

Cassie Neuendorf Womens Open 810
Jodi Dolbel Womens Open 735

Janice Jaeger Womens Traditional 360

Charleville 05: Namoi Valley Archers Too Strong

Namoi Valley Archers team members have returned from the 2005 Australian Field Archery Championships with a record medal haul of seven gold medals across the two championship events contested in the outback Queensland town of Charleville over the Easter weekend. Over 375 archers and their families descended on the area for the weekend with competitors enjoying fine weather over the four days of the championships with the Charleville club receiving high praise for their efforts in staging the tournament although most competitors are still trying to shake the legendary red bulldust from their gear.

The Australian ABA Championships attracted a field of 375 archers for the four round tournament with competitors shooting twenty paper targets per round featuring hand drawn feral animals such as goats pigs, deer and buffalo at unmarked distances. Steve Jaeger confirmed his rating as the best Freestyle Limited shooter in the land with his third consecutive win in this event turning in four consistent rounds to leave the opposition floundering in his wake with another outstanding performance. Ben Ireland finished fifth in the 2004 championships and has been working incredibly hard since then with everything coming together just at the right time as he won his first Australian championship in the ultra competitive Freestyle Unlimted division with the top competitors shooting scores in excess of 390 points out of 400 in each round making the margin for error extremely slim. Ireland finished the tournament with the highest overall score of any competitor at the event and brings the prestigious title of Overall Sighted Champion to the local club for the first time. Sam Bates confirmed his potential winning his first Australian title in the Junior Freestyle Unlimited event with a top class performance. The unflappable Bates handled the pressure of being favourite for the event shutting out his opposition with high quality archery from the very first target with his hard work at the practice butts prior to this event proving the difference. The club’s youngest competitor at the championships Jackelyn Patrick showed she has a big future in the sport with a gold medal in Cub Girls Recurve D grade turning in a courageous performance over the four rounds. Stuart Dolbel finished with the silver medal in Bowhunter Limited with son Josh Dolbel also winning silver in Junior Bowhuntter Unlimited in a great family double. Michael Patrick added to the medal haul with the silver medal in the Recurve D grade to round out a great tournament. The teams event is always a very hard fought affair with the Northern NSW Branch winning the bragging rights for the next twelve months for the first time in many years with local club members Steve Jaeger, Ben Ireland, Stuart Dolbel and Bryen Bates all part of the winning team. In the junior teams event the Northern NSW Branch finished second with Sam Bates, Cade Rowland and Josh Dolbel part of this team.

The Australian 3D Championships were also conducted over the weekend with over 250 competitors shooting four rounds of twenty targets, featuring lifesize animals made of a special high density foam set at unmarked distances. Steve Jaeger showed his all round ability winning the Freestyle Limited title in this event at his first attempt outclassing his opposition with another outstanding performance. Sam Bates also scored double gold adding the Junior Freestyle Unlimited championship to his win in the ABA event confirming him as the best junior sighted shooter at the championships. Josh Dolbel scored his first Australian gold medal with a gritty performance in Junior Bowhunter Unlimited in a fantastic result for this quietly spoken young archer. Ben Ireland finished with the silver medal in Freestyle Unlimited after a titanic battle with 3D specialist Simon Gallen and Stuart Dolbel added a second silver medal with a fighting performance in Bowhunter Limited.

National coach, Gary Nichols described the achievements of Namoi Valley Archers at these championships as simply outstanding with the club now having the Australian senior and junior Freestyle Unlimited champions as well as the senior Freestyle Limited champion. Nichols also pointed out that that Namoi Valley Archers provided the backbone of both the winning senior team and the junior team which finished runner-up in the team event.

As well as the archery events competitions are also held in Axe throwing and Knife throwing. Steve Jaeger showed he had the Midas touch over the weekend winning the Australian Knife throwing event in front of an enthusiastic and noisy crowd using a knife he designed and built himself. A great finish to a memorable four days of competion for this popular club member.

Welcome to Charleville.

Everyone is keen so it's of to the practise butts.

Like everyone else

The 3D range was tyering, and then you got to it, 1.6km through the bulldust to the first target.

With the first round of the 3D out of the way it was time for sleep and then the start of the ABA, a 3arrow and 1arrow round followed by a one arrow 3D round to pull the day up, rise and shine everyone.

The ABA ranges were very testing with the flat country and tunnel like shots through the Mulga very deceptive, plenty of maximums in all groups too.

Bryan Bates, although not in the medals for a change, was one of the happier archers at the lunch break, coming in with a 398 out of 400 for the round, not bad for a guy shooting an entry level bow hahahaha.....who was the wanker who said that.

When the dust settled the story above says it all, here are the happy archers.
Ben Ireland

Sam Bates

Mick Patrick

He's smiling.....really.
Steve Jaeger

Josh Dolbel

Stuart Dolbel

See you next year at Orange, no dust just doona's for 2006.