Tuesday, October 24, 2006

For Sale: Apex 7

Sam Bates is selling his Apex7 for $1000.
30" Draw.
This bow is in immaculate condition and is currently shooting around 290fps.
Sam is off to Ag College and needs the money for gro....books.
The only mark on this bow is a small screw mark from the arrow rest lock screw. Red to black, one of the best looking and most accurate bows on the market.

Contact Bryan Bates on 0428 421689.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

3 Arrow All Count On IFAA Hunter Faces

Steve Jaeger kept the field guessing when he layed out IFAA Hunter target faces on the ABA Boundry Range this weekend. The target configuration is being accepted by the local archery as a way of encouraging all shooters to compete in unmarked distance shooting. The Hunter faces have a much larger "C" zone than a traditional ABA aninmal face thus archers new to the sport have a larger opportunity to score whilst the actual "A" zone on a IFAA Hunter target is somewhat smaller than and ABA Animal target making it just that little bit more challenging for the more experienced archer. Scoring was kept simple with the 20 - 15 - 10 rule applying for an "A", "B" and "C" respectively.

Some good scores were handed in with the following member beating the club records set in their division.
Sebastian Donovan, Shane Thompson, Meg Jaeger, Katie Patrick, Emily Jaeger, Karen Hudson, and Jodi Dolbel.

Ben Ireland shot consitently to take out the Mens Open.
The club would like wish Ben and Cassie all the best for their wedding next weekend.

Photos courtesy of the Port Macquarie papratzi.

The rostered shoot for next weekend is cancelled.

Keegan Patrick 780 Boy Junior Compound
Aydan Wharton 575 Boy Junior Compound

Josh Dolbel 1060 Boy Junior Open
Cameron Hill 800 Boy Junior Open
Mathew Whitman 425 Boy Junior Open

Sebastian Donovan 1055 Cub Boy Open
Jackson Howes 910 Cub Boy Open
Mathew Jauja 820 Cub Boy Open

Shane Thompson 900 Cub Boy Olympic Recurve

Brody Waterford 740 Cub Boy Traditional
Jake Upfield 380 Cub Boy Traditional

Meg Jaeger 770 Cub Girl Open

Katie Patrick 510 Cub Girl Traditional
Emily Jaeger 465 Cub Girl Traditional
Imogen Carlin 375 Cub Girl Traditional
Jackelyn Patrick 165 Cub Girl Traditional
Sammy Patrick 155 Cub Girl Traditional

Greg Donovan 990 Mens Bowhunter Limited

Ken Thompson 1025 Mens Compound
Wade Hudson 965 Mens Compound
Philip Porter 955 Mens Compound
Ken Hill 780 Mens Compound
Ben Stubbs 705 Mens Compound
Jack Carlin 670 Mens Compound

Ben Ireland 1135 Mens Open
Stuart Dolbel 1120 Mens Open
John Clark 1095 Mens Open
Steve Jaeger 1040 Mens Open
Lloyd Jauja 320 Mens Open

Michael Patrick 745 Mens Traditional
Darrell Hudson 690 Mens Traditional
Peter Stubbs 625 Mens Traditional

Janice Jaeger 645 Women Bowhunter Limited

Karen Hudson 750 Womens Compound
Shelly Abra 445 Womens Compound

Jodi Dolbel 1070 Womens Open
Cassie Neuendorf 940 Womens Open

Friday, October 20, 2006

Steve Jaeger On Top Of The World

Gunnedah Archer, Steve Jaeger has just returned from Hungary with a coveted World Title after competing in the International Field Archery Association 3D World Championships. The 3D World Championships which attracted a field of over five hundred archers were held in Sopron, Hungary. Jaeger, competing in the Freestyle Limited division won his first ever World Championship after four days of competition with Hungarian, Armand Herczog in second place and Ian Dean from England in third. Jaeger set up his win with a strong showing on the very first and second days. The Hungarian competitor and Jaeger returned the same score for the third round but with a good lead Jaeger was still in control. The fourth round turned into a tense affair with Jaeger not shooting as well as he struggled with equipment problems but showing plenty of mental toughness Jaeger covered his opponent all the way to claim the gold medal in a magnificent performance.
The quality of this win can not be underestimated with Jaeger on a limited travel schedule arriving in Venice, then travelling to Budapest with only two full days to overcome jet lag and acclimatise to the conditions before the tournament. The 300km trip from Budapest to Sopron was a memorable one with Jaeger travelling with his hosts in a Lamborghini sports car. The venue for the event was a Horse Sports complex with the range designers making excellent use of the surrounding Birch and Pine forest with a combination of steep uphill shots, targets placed in very dark areas of the forest and shots placed out in lush open meadows making shooting very difficult. To add to the challenge Jaeger had to quickly adapt to 3D targets he had never shot before and reacquaint himself with the IFAA rules of shoot which are different to those used in Australia. The language barrier was another challenge with Jaeger the only Australian at the event, fortunately all announcements for the tournament were delivered in three languages, Hungarian, German and English making things a little easier. The event was blessed with great weather over the four days with maximum temperatures of 24 degrees, the only blemish was an early morning fog on the last day of competition.
Hosts, Csaba Szamosvolgyi and Ference Csaszar showed plenty of local hospitality to Jaeger renewing a friendship which was established when they competed at the 2004 Australian Championships in Charleville. ‘Aussie Steve’ made a lasting impression in Sopron both on the ranges and the after shoot social activities. Winning the World 3D title has capped off an extraordinary year for Jaeger in which he won three Australian titles. Jaeger was also selected in the seven man Australian team to contest the World Field Archery Championships held in Hervey Bay in June in which he finished fourth in the individual event and won a silver medal in the teams event.

Getting to and from the event in Steve's hosts meager transport was no problem.

The practice butts, competitors had their choice of 3D target, butts or 3D pop up's.

There is always one at a shoot that needs a second look.

Steve taking aim on a beaver.

Yes Steve, we know you shoot with a feminine pink fletch.

Regardless of the colour of his flights Steve cleaned up the Freestyle Limited division by a considerable margin to take the honors and a world title.

As the only Aussie competitor and divisional winner things could only digress quickly.

Steve's host and overall winner.