Wednesday, December 12, 2007

2007 Wrapped Up

Namoi Valley Archers wrapped a hugely successful 2007 season on Sunday with a twenty target Rabbit Run shoot in the morning followed by the AGM and Presentation of trophies in Sunday evening. The Rabbit Run novelty event proved very popular with the Group One Rabbit target face normally shot at only 7 metres placed on all twenty targets with the longest shot of the day at 48 metres.

The 2007 season results show Namoi Valley Archers club members performed with distinction at National, State and regional level making the club one of the current powerhouses in Australian Field Archery. The club’s performance at the Australian Field Archery Titles held in Wagga Wagga in April resulted in an unprecedented haul of 16 gold, 3 silver and 8 bronze medals with seven club members scoring gold in both the ABA and 3D events. At the NSW State Titles held on the Central Coast over the October long weekend the club again dominated to score a total of 16 gold, 12 silver and 4 bronze medals in the ABA and 3D disciplines. On the local scene the club won both legs of the inaugural Interclub Challenge with the Tamworth club and this rivalry looks set to become one of the most keenly contested events on the club calendar with the Tamworth club’s rapidly improving strength sure to test the Gunnedah club in 2008.

Stuart Dolbel was awarded the prestigious Club Person of the Year trophy for his outstanding efforts in 2007. Dolbel in his role as Range Captain provided club members with quality ranges all year and his imaginative range designs provided a great challenge for archers of all abilities. Dolbel was also heavily involved in club administration in his roles as club treasurer and score recorder as well as providing the club with a first class internet site.

Greg Donovan added his name to the elite group of bowhunters winning the Bowhunter of the Year trophy for the first time. Donovan also win the trophy for best pig while Lloyd Jauja picked up the awards for best goat, hare and fox underling his ability in the field.

Matthew Whitman was awarded the Handicap Shield which goes to the most improved archer of the year. Whitman has worked very hard on his archery in 2007 and has benefited enormously from the help of the club coaches developing into a top class competitor and looks set for a great 2008 season.

Namoi Valley Archers has thrived in 2007 offering members a varied shoot program with plenty of competition through the various divisions and a very enjoyable social atmosphere. To reflect the fun side of the club’s activities the inaugural Party Animal of the Year shield was awarded to Ann Stubbs and Steve Jaeger for the efforts in 2007. Namoi Valley Archers will be resuming activities in February with a big year planned for 2008.

Mens Open - 1st – Stuart Dolbel, 2nd – Steve Jaeger, 3rd – Ben Ireland

Womens Open - 1st – Jodi Dolbel, 2nd– Cassie Ireland, 3rd – Janice Jaeger

Mens Compound - 1st – Wade Hudson, 2nd – Phillip Porter, 3rd – Ken Hill

Womens Compound - 1st – Karen Hudson, 2nd – Ann Stubbs

Bowhunter Limited - 1st – Greg Donovan, 2nd – Cameron Hill, 3rd – Ben Stubbs

Traditional - 1st – Darrell Hudson, 2nd – Peter Stubbs, 3rd – Michael Patrick

Mens Olympic - 1st – Ken Thompson

Junior Boy Open - 1st - Josh Dolbel, 2nd - Matthew Whitman, 3rd – Matt Kersley

Junior Boy Compound - 1st – Keegan Patrick, 2nd – Jarrod Stubbs, 3rd – Hayden Riordan

Junior Girl Compound - 1st – Amy Stubbs

Cub Boy Open - 1st – Sebastian Donovan, 2nd – Matthew Jauja, 3rd – Cameron Boxsell

Cub Girl Open - 1st – Meg Jaeger, 2nd – Jessica Sinclair, 3rd – Sophie Donovan

Cub Olympic - 1st – Shane Thompson

Cub Boy Compound - 1st – Christopher Patrick, 2nd - Brody Waterford

Cub Girl Compound - 1st – Jackelyn Patrick

Cub Girl Traditional - 1st – Samantha Patrick, 2nd – Katie Taylor

Little Archers - Emily Jaeger

Encouragement Awards - James Boxsell, Jackson Howes

Club Person of the Year – Stuart Dolbel

Handicap Shield – Matthew Whitman

Party Animal of the Year – Ann Stubbs & Steve Jaeger

Bowhunter of the Year – Greg Donovan
Goat – Lloyd Jauja
Pig – Greg Donovan
Hare – Lloyd Jauja
Fox – Lloyd Jauja

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

3D On Difficult Range

Namoi Valley Archers held a 3D event on Sunday with a good field competing in perfect conditions. Range Captain, Stuart Dolbel, combined clever target selection with excellent use of the natural terrain to set a very challenging course for the two arrow round. Wade Hudson proved too good in Mens Compound returning a top class round with Phillip Porter taking second place with James Finlay in third. John Clark won the Mens Open division returning a consistent round with Stuart Dolbel in second and Steve Jaeger grabbing third from a fast finishing Matt Sinclair. Mitchell Finlay turned in a blazing round to score a big win in Cub Boys Compound with Brody Waterford just holding off Hayden Riordan in a tense battle for the minor placings. Sebastian Donovan was another archer in hot from as he scored a great win in Cub boys Open with Cameron Boxsell and Matthew Jauja filling the minor placings. The next club shoot is set down for November 25th with a three arrow round on the program.

Mens Compound – Wade Hudson 704, Phillip Porter 652, James Finlay 482, Ben Stubbs 282.
Womens Compound – Karen Hudson 502, Ann Stubbs 206, Shelly Porter 178.
Mens Open – John Clark 776, Stuart Dolbel 768, Steve Jaeger 756, Matt Sinclair 744, Andy O’Donnell 486.
Womens Open – Diana Finlay 448.
Bowhunter Limited – Greg Donovan 736.
Traditional – Darrell Hudson 460, Lloyd Jauja 214.
Junior Open – Matthew Whitman 750, Matt Kersley 588, James Boxsell 448.
Junior Boy Compound – Jarrod Stubbs 422.
Junior Girl Compound – Amy Stubbs 512.
Cub Boy Compound – Mitchell Finlay 716, Brody Waterford 444, Hayden Riordan 438.
Cub Girl Compound – Krystal Jauja 404.
Cub Boy Open – Sebastian Donovan 736, Cameron Boxsell 714, Matthew Jauja 640.
Cub Girl Open – Jessica Sinclair 692, Meg Jaeger 462.
Cub Traditional – Curtis Riordan 402.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

ABA Round

Namoi Valley Archers held a two round ABA event on Sunday with competitors taking the opportunity to prepare for the Tamworth ABA Invitation tournament to be held this weekend. A good field took to the Outback range with competitors battling very warm conditions which eventually turned to light rain showers at the conclusion of the second round. Ken Thompson and Sebastian Donovan both set new club records for their respective divisions on the day.
John Clark led the Male Sighted shooters home putting together two solid rounds with Stuart Dolbel finishing strongly to take second place with Greg Donovan also shooting well to take third. Phillip Porter was the standout in the Male Barebow ranks with an outstanding performance. Ken Hill put together two very tidy rounds to finish in second place just edging out Darrell Hudson by four points. Karen Hudson was a runaway winner in Female Barebow with Ann Stubbs in second and Shelley Porter in third. Matthew Whitman continued his recent good form shooting with great consistency to finish on top in Junior Boy Sighted with Shane Thompson grabbing second place with a polished performance with Josh Dolbel in third. Sebastian Donovan was in brilliant form in Cub Boy Sighted scoring a big win from Jackson Howes with Matthew Jauja in third. The next club shoot will be held on November 11th with club members reminded that shoots now earlier with muster at 9.00am.

Male Sighted – John Clark 774, Stuart Dolbel 764, Greg Donovan 740, Lloyd Jauja 718, Matt Sinclair 634, Ken Thompson 586, Steve Jaeger 392, Cameron Hill 282, Rob Steele 262.
Female Sighted – Jodi Dolbel 364.
Male Barebow – Phillip Porter 656, Ken Hill 574, Darrell Hudson 570, Michael Patrick 220.
Female Barebow – Karen Hudson 502, Ann Stubbs 228, Shelly Porter 116.
Junior Boy Sighted – Matthew Whitman 760, Shane Thompson 616, Josh Dolbel 370, Matt Kersley 326.
Junior Boy Barebow – Jarrod Stubbs 516.
Junior Girl Barebow – Amy Stubbs 256.
Cub Boy Sighted – Sebastian Donovan 754, Jackson Howes 668, Matthew Jauja 376.
Cub Girl Sighted – Jessica Sinclair 536, Sophie Donovan 60.
Cub Boy Barebow – Christopher Patrick 306.
Cub Girl Barebow – Jackelyn Patrick 160, Sammy Patrick 132.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Delta Round Tests Archers

Namoi Valley Archers kicked off the new pointscore season on Sunday with a 20 target Delta round. The full colour Delta animal targets always provide a challenge with the smaller score zones making high scores hard to come by. Range Captain, Stuart Dolbel added an extra degree of difficulty with a clever mixture of target selection on the Boundary range. Darrell Hudson, Jodi Dolbel, Amy Stubbs and Jessica Sinclair all showed they were up to the challenge setting new club records in their respective divisions.
Darrell Hudson was in brilliant form in the Traditional contest scoring a very impressive win with Michael Patrick also in good form shooting well to take second place with Peter Stubbs in third. John Clark continued his recent good run to take out the Mens Open Division from Stuart Dolbel with a fast finishing Lloyd Jauja grabbing third with an impressive display. Greg Donovan was in unstoppable form in Bowhunter Limited scoring a big win with Cameron Hill and Ben Stubbs filling the minor placings. Sebastian Donovan won a keenly contested Cub Open division from Matthew Jauja and Jackson Howes.
The next club shoot to be held on October 28th will be a two round ABA event with a sausage sizzle lunch. This event will give valuable practice for the Branch ABA Invitation tournament to be held at Tamworth on November 3rd and 4th.

Traditional – Darrell Hudson 630, Michael Patrick 575, Peter Stubbs 390.
Bowhunter Limited – Greg Donovan 900, Cameron Hill 550, Ben Stubbs 280.
Mens Open – John Clark 1060, Stuart Dolbel 995, Lloyd Jauja 875, Matt Sinclair 835, David Buckingham 835, Rob Steele 410.
Womens Open – Jodi Dolbel 915.
Mens Compound – Wade Hudson 840, Ken Hill 520.
Womens Compound – Karen Hudson 550, Ann Stubbs 335.
Junior Boy Compound – Jarrod Stubbs 565, Keegan Patrick 550.
Junior Girl Compound – Amy Stubbs 520.
Junior Open – Josh Dolbel 925.
Cub Boy Open – Sebastian Donovan 845, Matthew Jauja 735, Jackson Howes 680.
Cub Girl Open – Jessica Sinclair 525, Sophie Donovan 470.
Cub Boy Compound – Christopher Patrick 375.
Cub Girl Compound – Jackelyn Patrick 260.
Cub Traditional – Sammy Patrick 165.

Friday, August 17, 2007

NVA Invitational

Namoi Valley Archers hosted a highly successful Northern NSW Branch ABA Invitation tournament over the weekend with archers from Newcastle, Maitland, the Central Coast, Taree, Gloucester, and all over the North-West and New England competing. The two day tournament was held under clear blue skies with Branch officials and competitors enthusiastic in their praise of the club facilities and ranges. Range captain Stuart Dolbel delivered two high quality ranges for the weekend which offered a real challenge to all archers competing.
The tournament was conducted over three rounds with the Saturday program featuring a three arrow round in the morning and the high pressure one arrow round in the afternoon. The event concluded on Sunday with a two arrow round. Each round featured twenty hand-drawn animal targets set at unknown distances ranging from 7 metres to 48 metres in natural bush settings.

The battle for the Mens Freestyle Unlimited crown was an absolute nail-biter with the top three competitors separated by just 6 points. Ben Ireland won the event after turning a 6 point overnight deficit into a narrow 4 point winning margin compiling a brilliant round on Sunday morning to edge past overnight leader, Steve Jaeger. Jaeger held on to second place by just 2 points from Newcastle archer, Adam Tilbrook in one of the closest contests seen at the club in many years. Namoi Valley Archer’s reputation as the best in the Branch was underlined as the club swept to victory in all the sighted divisions with Jodi Dolbel (Womens Freestyle Unlimited), Stuart Dolbel (Mens Bowhunter Unlimited), Greg Donovan (Mens Bowhunter Limited), Cassie Ireland (Womens Bowhunter Unlimited), Diana Finlay (Womens Bowhunter Limited) and Ken Thompson (Recurve Freestyle Limited) all won their respective divisions.

The local club also showed the way in the barebow divisions with Wade Hudson having a massive weekend scoring a stunning win in Mens Masters Compound. At just 17 years of age Hudson received the news before the start of competition that he had been promoted to the elite Masters division following his outstanding form at the 2007 Australian Titles where he won both the ABA and 3D A grade crowns. The weekend just got bigger for Hudson with the Branch officials confirming he will be awarded Grand Master Bowmen status after he shot over 700 points on the first day of his last three consecutive tournaments. The title of Grand Master is extremely difficult to achieve but the talented Hudson has achieved it in just his first year as a senior archer. Phillip Porter added to the local charge winning Mens Compound A grade, Darrell Hudson won a very keenly contested Mens Recurve battle with arch rival Bruce Sherwood from Tamworth and Karen Hudson won Womens Compound C grade with an impressive performance.

The club’s talented group of junior archers were also prominent with Matthew Jauja winning a tense Cub Freestyle contest with teammate Sebastian Donovan while Josh Dolbel was too good for the members of the Hunter Academy of Sport in Junior Freestyle Unlimited. Amy Stubbs won the Junior Girls C grade Compound event and Mitchell Finlay was extremely impressive as he stormed to victory in Cub Compound A grade in his very first tournament.

Sunday, August 05, 2007

3 Arrow All Count

A cold windy day didn't stop a good turn out at the Wondobah Range for a quick 3 Arrow all count round this Sunday. Thirty Eight shooters took to the Outback range to check out some of the recent changes made in preparation for the two day invitational shoot being held next weekend. Good feed back on the range included comments like "tell me just how far target 13 reallt is" and "surely we aren't expected to shoot between those trees".

There is also some "nice" changes to the Boundry range but they will remain a surprise until the two day shoot.

The biggest competition for the day was the battle for Mens compount with Wade and Phillip both finishing on the same score after 60 arrows.

Keegan Patrick 545 Boy Junior Compound
Jarrod Stubbs 485 Boy Junior Compound
James Boxsell 450 Boy Junior Compound

Josh Dolbel 1070 Boy Junior Open
Shane Thompson 705 Boy Junior Open

Mitchell Finlay 635 Cub Boy Compound
Christopher Patrick 515 Cub Boy Compound
Brendan Howes 455 Cub Boy Compound
Hayden Riordan 280 Cub Boy Compound

Sebastian Donovan 1120 Cub Boy Open
Cameron Boxsell 860 Cub Boy Open
Mathew Jauja 850 Cub Boy Open

Curtis Riordan 320 Cub Boy Traditional

Jackelyn Patrick 140 Cub Girl Compound

Jessica Sinclair 485 Cub Girl Open
Sophie Donovan 355 Cub Girl Open

Sammy Patrick 190 Cub Girl Traditional
Emily Jaeger 160 Cub Girl Traditional
Katie Taylor 115 Cub Girl Traditional
Cassie Taylor 75 Cub Girl Traditional

Amy Stubbs 585 Girl Junior Compound

Greg Donovan 1025 Mens Bowhunter Limited

Philip Porter 870 Mens Compound
Wade Hudson 870 Mens Compound
Steve Taylor 275 Mens Compound

Ken Thompson 625 Mens Olympic

Steve Jaeger 1165 Mens Open
John Clark 1140 Mens Open
Ben Ireland 1120 Mens Open
Stuart Dolbel 1025 Mens Open
Matt Sinclair 970 Mens Open
Lloyd Jauja 915 Mens Open

Darrell Hudson 655 Mens Traditional
Michael Patrick 560 Mens Traditional
Peter Stubbs 485 Mens Traditional

Karen Hudson 605 Womens Compound
Ann Stubbs 350 Womens Compound

Cassie Ireland 740 Womens Open

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Mid Winter 3D

A cold morning gave way to an almost perfect winters day for a 20 target ABA 3D shoot at the Wondobah Range.

Steve Jaeger won the mens open convincingly with a blistering first round creating a large enought buffer to see him easily take out the day.

A number of club records were set on the day and special mention should be made to:
Hayden Riordan, Jessica Sinclair, Amy Stubbs, Janice Jaeger, Karen Hudson, and Ann Stubbs who all shot records in the their divisions.

Charlie Howard from Dubbo rode his bike 3 hours to make the shoot, on a frosty morning that's definately dedication. It was also good to see a few new faces, with everyone enjoying themselves.


Matt Kersley 592 Boy Junior Compound
Dean Pickett 500 Boy Junior Compound

Josh Dolbel 740 Boy Junior Open
Mathew Whitman 682 Boy Junior Open

Brody Waterford 596 Cub Boy Compound
Mathew Jauja 680 Cub Boy Open

Hayden Riordan 478 Cub Boy Traditional

Jessica Sinclair 648 Cub Girl Open
Meg Jaeger 328 Cub Girl Open

Katie Taylor 320 Cub Girl Traditional
Emily Jaeger 208 Cub Girl Traditional

Amy Stubbs 522 Girl Junior Compound

Cameron Hill 554 Mens Bowhunter Limited
Ben Stubbs 530 Mens Bowhunter Limited

Ken Thompson 700 Mens Compound
Wade Hudson 674 Mens Compound
Steve Taylor 400 Mens Compound

Steve Jaeger 784 Mens Open
John Clark 772 Mens Open
Stuart Dolbel 762 Mens Open
Charlie Howard 740 Mens Open
Matt Sinclair 666 Mens Open
Lloyd Jauja 360 Mens Open

Darrell Hudson 556 Mens Traditional
Peter Stubbs 442 Mens Traditional

Aiden Rodstrom 526 Ungraded

James Turner 254 Ungraded
Geordie Clark 200 Ungraded

Janice Jaeger 536 Women Bowhunter Limited

Karen Hudson 590 Womens Compound

Ann Stubbs 480 Womens Traditional

The next shoot is next weekend, July 1st and will be an ABA in order to give everyone a bit more practice before the branch ABA titles at Taree the following weekend.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Mid Winters 3 Arrow

Twenty six archers braved the elements after a cold week to take in a three arrow all count round on the Wondobah Range on Sunday. The wind and rain stayed away but it was definately not t-shirt weather.

Steve Jaeger found some form after a being on the sidelines for while with a back injury to take out the mens open in a convincing manner.
The Mens Traditional division, although down a key competitor was a close battle with Peter Subbs just edging out Darrell Hudson in a high scoring round.

The next major shoot it the Branch Indoor at Tamworth next weekend, see you there.


Matt Kersley 420 Boy Junior Compound
James Boxsell 390 Boy Junior Compound

Josh Dolbel 1120 Boy Junior Open
Cameron Hill 500 Boy Junior Open

Jarrod Stubbs 490 Cub Boy Compound
Brendan Howes 235 Cub Boy Compound

Sebastian Donovan 960 Cub Boy Open
Cameron Boxsell 840 Cub Boy Open
Jackson Howes 770 Cub Boy Open

Jessica Sinclair 460 Cub Girl Compound

Meg Jaeger 390 Cub Girl Open

Emily Jaeger 140 Cub Girl Traditional

Amy Stubbs 460 Girl Junior Compound

Greg Donovan 1035 Mens Bowhunter Limited

Wade Hudson 980 Mens Compound
Ken Hill 680 Mens Compound
Ben Stubbs 595 Mens Compound

Steve Jaeger 1155 Mens Open
Stuart Dolbel 1140 Mens Open
John Clark 1135 Mens Open
Matt Sinclair 900 Mens Open
Lloyd Jauja 315 Mens Open

Peter Stubbs 705 Mens Traditional
Darrell Hudson 675 Mens Traditional

Janice Jaeger 590 Women Bowhunter Limited

Karen Hudson 655 Womens Compound

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Interclub Challenge

Tamworth Field Archers V’s Namoi Valley Archers
May 13, 2007

Tamworth and Gunnedah went head to head in the first of what is sure to develop into a hotly contested inter club challenge event in the future. TFA designed a challenging ABA course for the mornings 3 arrow ABA round and then laid on a great 3D range for the one arrow round after a scrumptious BBQ lunch.

Ben Ireland found some serious form (after yet another release aid purchase and some fine tuning) to come in with first round honors with a smoking hot 398 in the mens open division. Ben eventually took out the day after a 388 in the 3D but John Clark wasn't too far behind, John obviously took a liking to the Tamworth layout and showed he's still a hot contester in the ABA style of archery.

The teams event, which consisted of a sighted and unsighted junior and senoir from each club was a one sided event with Gunnedah trouncing TFA convincingly to take home the trophy for the first time.

Thanks have to go to John Clark and Jason Smith of TFA who have taken this event from a simple concept discussed after a two day shoot in November last year to making it happen, without the likes of Jason and John archery wouldn't be enjoying the revival it is of late, thanks again from everyone.

Novice Mixed
1. Ann Stubbs 584
2. Dean Germon 298

Cub Girls BB Compound
1. Jackelyn Patrick 252
2. Krystal Jauja 136

Cub Girls BB Recurve
1. Sammy Patrick 272

Cub Boy BB Compound
1. Mitchell Finlay 708
2. Jarrod Stubbs 650
3. Brodie Waterford 544
4. Christopher Patrick 532

Cub Boy BB Recurve
1. Curtis Rionden 246

Cub Boy Freestyle Limited
1. Sebastian Donovan 758
2. Cameron Boxsell 664
3. Matthew Jauja 656

Junior Girls Bare Bow Recurve
1. Katie Patrick 128

Junior Boy BB Compound
1. Keegan Patrick 542
2. Matt Kersley 514
3. Grant Peel 462

4. Aden Cassidy 446
5. Robert Blanch 412
6. James Boxsell 368
7. Michael Davidson 218

Junior Boy BB Recurve
1. Hayden Riorden 338
2. Michael Sherwood 302

Junior Boy BH U/Ltd
1. Alex Jones 686

Junior Boy Free U/ltd
1. Josh Dolbel 762

Womens BH Ltd
1. Kay Humphries 540

Womens BH U/Ltd
1. Cheryl Jones 634
2. Cassie Ireland 588

Womens Free U/Ltd
1. Jodie Dolbel 748

Mens BB Recurve
1. Bruce Sherwood 520
2. Peter Stubbs 456
3. Michael Patrick 432
4. Andrew Springall 330

Mens BB Compound
1. Wade Hudson 712
2. Phillip Porter 640

3. Ben Stubbs 470
4. James Finlay 184

Mens BH Limited
1. Greg Donovan 766

Mens BH U/Ltd
1. Stu Dolbel 768
2. Robert Jones 760
3. Steve Anderson 708
4. Jason Smith 706
5. Kymble Sollars 700
6. Laurie Riordan 670
7. Lloyd Jauja 318

Mens Free Style U/Ltd
1. Ben Ireland 786
2. John Clark 778
3. Graeme Harris 714

Monday, April 30, 2007

ABA On The Boundy Range

Thirty Five archers took to the Boundry Range in what could only be described as the perfect Autumn day for archery. The wind wasn't strong enough to make it through the forest and the previous days rain had the soil soft underfoot. Two rounds were shot across the one range and after 40 arrows Mens Open came in with the top three placegetters all with the same score.

Wade Hudson was in awsome form, I asked him at lunch how he shot the first round, "Wade howd you shoot the first round"..............Wade's only reply with a mouthfull of greasy BBQ sausage was a muffled "Awsome", if his first round was awsome than I don't know how to describe his second round which beat his first round by over 10 points, a 388 from a barebow compound shooter off the red peg is a score to be very proud of and something only a handful of archers have witnessed. Wade destroyed the old club record on the day and set a benchmark only a few will ever have a chance of beating.

Amy Stubbs also smashed the club record for her division in a blistering performance. Amy has been improving greatly over the last few months and will undoubtedly be a great compound archer as she gains more experience.

The next shoot to look out for is the invitational at Tuggerah this weekend and then after that the Inter Club Challenge between Tamworth Field Archers and Namoi Valley Archers on the 13th of May.

Following that there is a club IFAA shoot penciled in for the 27th of May leading up to the Australasian Championships at Sale June long weekend.


Keegan Patrick 586 Boy Junior Compound
James Boxsell 318 Boy Junior Compound

Josh Dolbel 744 Boy Junior Open
Cameron Hill 588 Boy Junior Open

Christopher Patrick 476 Cub Boy Compound

Sebastian Donovan 730 Cub Boy Open
Shane Thompson 648 Cub Boy Open
Cameron Boxsell 642 Cub Boy Open
Jackson Howes 608 Cub Boy Open
Mathew Jauja 534 Cub Boy Open

Hayden Riordan 370 Cub Boy Traditional

Jackelyn Patrick 190 Cub Girl Compound

Sammy Patrick 194 Cub Girl Traditional
Imogen Carlin 164 Cub Girl Traditional

Amy Stubbs 506 Girl Junior Compound

Greg Donovan 762 Mens Bowhunter Limited

Wade Hudson 764 Mens Compound
Philip Porter 646 Mens Compound
Ken Thompson 582 Mens Compound
Ben Stubbs 530 Mens Compound
Ken Hill 486 Mens Compound
Jack Carlin 474 Mens Compound

Stuart Dolbel 786 Mens Open
Ben Ireland 786 Mens Open
John Clark 786 Mens Open
Matt Sinclair 680 Mens Open
Lloyd Jauja 366 Mens Open

Darrell Hudson 566 Mens Traditional
Michael Patrick 454 Mens Traditional
Peter Stubbs 448 Mens Traditional

Karen Hudson 478 Womens Compound
Shelly Abra 338 Womens Compound

Cassie Ireland 712 Womens Open

Ann Stubbs 326 Womens Traditional

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Delta Targets

A small group of local archers enjoyed the tough and challenging Delta targets on the Outback range on Sunday. Delta targets are basically coloured photo type animal paper targets with score zones in the exact spot and size as the vitals on that particular animal. This means that a score zone for a 48mtr target could be the size of a tea cup, not exactly an easy target to hit.

A number of club records were broken on the day, maybe the new look before you shoot bino rule helped for these targets or maybe the quality of the field is just stepping up to the challenge. These targets are unforgiving, a number of them only allowing a "C" score for a 1" deviation from the "A" zone and some offering a miss for anything greater than that 1" deviation.

Steve Jaeger shot exceptionaly after a week of tuning his bow after some tips at the Nationals, closley followed by John Clark, Mr "Play it safe" and go for consistency.

The record breakers.

Greg Donovan
Wade Hudson
Steve Jaeger
Peter Stubbs
Sebastian Donovan
Christopher Patrick
Jacklyne Patrick
Meg Jaeger
Sammy Patrick
It should be noted that many of the second and third place getters on the day were also breaking the previous club record, fantastic shooting by everyone.

The Scores

Keegan Patrick 645 Boy Junior Compound
Matt Kersley 620 Boy Junior Compound

Josh Dolbel 945 Boy Junior Open

Christopher Patrick 625 Cub Boy Compound
Brody Waterford 545 Cub Boy Compound

Sebastian Donovan 950 Cub Boy Open
Mathew Jauja 930 Cub Boy Open

Jessica Sinclair 465 Cub Girl Compound
Jackelyn Patrick 295 Cub Girl Compound

Meg Jaeger 495 Cub Girl Open
Sophie Donovan 420 Cub Girl Open

Sammy Patrick 430 Cub Girl Traditional
Katie Taylor 325 Cub Girl Traditional

Amy Stubbs 435 Girl Junior Compound

Greg Donovan 955 Mens Bowhunter Limited

Wade Hudson 860 Mens Compound
Jack Carlin 615 Mens Compound
Ben Stubbs 520 Mens Compound
Steve Taylor 280 Mens Compound

Steve Jaeger 1070 Mens Open
John Clark 1050 Mens Open
Stuart Dolbel 990 Mens Open
Matt Sinclair 805 Mens Open

Peter Stubbs 625 Mens Traditional
Darrell Hudson 560 Mens Traditional
Michael Patrick 535 Mens Traditional

Karen Hudson 445 Womens Compound

Ann Stubbs 470 Womens Traditional

The next shoot is an ABA round on the 29th of April, THIS WEEKEND.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

ABA National Titles Wrap Up

Namoi Valley Archers reputation as one of the most successful clubs in Australia was enhanced after an outstanding performance by the twenty two member team who attended the 2007 Australian Field Archery Championships held in Wagga Wagga over the Easter weekend. Two disciplines were contested over the four day tournament with over 350 competitors participating in the ABA National round which was held over four rounds and 280 competitors participating in the Australian 3D round which was also held over four rounds making this tournament the largest gathering of archers in the Southern Hemisphere in 2007.
Namoi Valley Archers returned with 8 gold and 4 bronze medals in the ABA National round and 8 gold, 3 silver and 4 bronze medals in the Australian 3D round. Seven local archers finished the tournament with gold in both disciplines, the ‘magnificent seven’ include senior archers Wade Hudson and Greg Donovan, juniors Josh Dolbel, Cameron Hill and Katie Patrick, cubs Sebastian Donovan and Christopher Patrick.
Namoi Valley Archer’s status as the top club in Northern NSW was underlined with Wade Hudson, Ken Hill and Stuart Dolbel, being selected in the winning Northern NSW Branch ABA team, and Wade Hudson, Steve Jaeger and Jodi Dolbel being selected in the winning Northern NSW Branch 3D team.

Competitors at the Australian Championships rated the ranges used for the tournament among the most difficult and highly technical they had encountered with designers making every shot a real test of the archers mental and physical ability with competitors who competed in both events faced the exhausting task of shooting two rounds of ABA and one round of 3D on both the second and third day of the tournament.

ABA National Round
Wade Hudson scored a stunning win in the Compound A grade division winning his first Australian title as a senior archer with an incredible 130 point winning margin. Hudson was 2 points behind the leader after the first round then unleashed an incredible second round to leave the field floundering in his wake. Hudson built on his lead over the final two rounds to become the first senior barebow archer from the club to win the national A grade crown. With this win Hudson has stamped himself as one of the elite barebow compound archers in the country, a remarkable achievement for an archer still only 17 years of age. Greg Donovan scored his first Australian title in Bowhunter Limited producing a top class performance to grab the gold showing outstanding mental toughness in his first outing at a major tournament. The unassuming Donovan only took delivery of a new bow ten days before the tournament but quickly adapted to the new equipment and based on this performance has taken his archery to a new level. Michael Patrick called on all his experience to win the Recurve C grade crown turning a overnight deficit into a very narrow 8 point win in a gritty battle over the final two rounds.

Jodi Dolbel finished with the bronze in Ladies Freestyle Unlimited after a very tense battle. Dolbel was with leaders over the first three rounds with the top two only pulling away on the final round.

The club’s outstanding group of young archers turned in a superb performance to claim a swag of medals. Josh Dolbel led the way with a brilliant performance to win Junior Freestyle Unlimited shooting with incredible consistency to hold of a strong challenge from members of the Hunter Academy of Sport to grab a very well deserved win.

Cameron Hill showed his liking for the big stage scoring an impressive win in Junior Bowhunter Limited with a very consistent performance. Katie Patrick was never headed on her way to winning the gold medal in Junior Girls Recurve D grade while Amy Stubbs collected her first Austraslian medal with bronze in Junior Girls Compound C grade with an encouraging performance. Sebastian Donovan simply blew the opposition away scoring a massive win in Cub Boys Freestyle Limited. Donovan would have still won the title by a good margin even if he didn’t contest the last round such was his dominance. Christopher Patrick added to the gold rush with a good win in Cub Boy Compound C grade with Meg Jaeger, Cub Girl Freestyle Limited and Sammy Patrick, Cub Girl Recurve D grade also winning bronze medals.

The Australian 3D Round
Wade Hudson scored his second gold medal for the tournament with a hard fought win in Compound A grade. Hudson held the lead after the first round only to slip behind after round two but a fine third round had Hudson back in the lead. Showing maturity beyond his years Hudson then shut the gate on his opponents with the best barebow round of the competition to storm to a brilliant victory. Hudson has made the difficult look easy making an effortless transition from the Junior ranks to the Senior ranks and left many seasoned competitors stunned with his performance these Australian Championships. Greg Donovan also scored his second National Title with another very consistent performance across the four rounds in Bowhunter Limited. Amazingly Donovan scored three rounds of 370 and one round of 362 to leave the field in his wake with a superb performance.

Jodi Dolbel showed fantastic mental toughness to score a very hard fought win in Ladies Freestyle Unlimited. Dolbel had to fight off a very strong last round challenge fro 3D specialist, Linda Wagner to claim a very cherished Australian Title in a memorable performance. Darrell Hudson was another archer who toughed it out over the final two rounds to grab a bronze medal in Recurve B grade while Michael Patrick grabbed silver in Recurve C grade. Ken Hill turned in the performance of his life to grab the bronze medal in the always competitive B grade Compound division with a very consistent showing across the four rounds in a wonderful result on the national stage.
Josh Dolbel blitzed the opposition to grab his second gold for the weekend in Junior Freestyle Unlimited with his trademark consistency while Cameron Hill also achieved the double winning Junior Bowhunter Limited with a top class performance. Katie Patrick finished with her second gold in Junior Recurve D grade as did younger brother Christopher in Cub Compound C grade. Amy Stubbs shot extremely well to finish with a bronze in Junior Compound C grade. Sebastian Donovan was unstoppable as he stormed his second gold in Cub Freestyle Limited in another high class exhibition of archery with Jackelyen Patrick grabbing a silver in Cub Girls Compound D grade with a determined showing. Sammy Patrick won the silver in Cub D grade Recurve and Meg Jaeger the bronze in Cub Girl Freestyle Limited. Special mention must be made of the performance of Steve Jaeger who has only made the switch to the ultra competitive Freestyle Unlimited ranks. Jjaeger shot extremely well to finish sixth in the ABA event and fourth in the 3D event and as he gains more experience in this division he will become a major contender at future National tournaments.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

ABA, Before Nationals

A small group of local archers took to the Wondobah Range to get some last minute practice in before the Nationals at Wagga this weekend. The Boundry Range was chosen for an ABA paper target round and proved favourable for a couple of the locals.

Greg Donovan shooting his new Prestige was in blistering form in the first round shooting a 388 before lunch, Greg's second round let him down leaving him just short of the club record.

Karen Hudson was another in great form smashing the old barebow club record for ladies.

Ben Ireland came up with a convincing win in the open division and should help him gain confidence and form for the Nationals.

Namoi Valley Archers will be sending a strong team of shooters to the Nationals this year and will also help represent Branch E in the hotly contested branch team event.

Father and sone team Darryl and Wade Hudson also won their respective divisions putting them in good form for what is usually a very hotly contested division at the nationals.


James Boxsell 458 Boy Junior Compound

Josh Dolbel 778 Boy Junior Open
Cameron Hill 576 Boy Junior Open

Christopher Patrick 416 Cub Boy Compound

Mathew Jauja 722 Cub Boy Open
Cameron Boxsell 690 Cub Boy Open
Sebastian Donovan 526 Cub Boy Open

Jackelyn Patrick 168 Cub Girl Compound

Imogen Carlin 234 Cub Girl Traditional
Katie Patrick 124 Cub Girl Traditional
Sammy Patrick 56 Cub Girl Traditional

Greg Donovan 740 Mens Bowhunter Limited

Wade Hudson 700 Mens Compound
Jack Carlin 574 Mens Compound
Ken Hill 484 Mens Compound
Ken Thompson 358 Mens Compound (one round only)

Ben Ireland 786 Mens Open
John Clark 778 Mens Open
Stuart Dolbel 776 Mens Open
Lloyd Jauja 692 Mens Open
Matt Sinclair 604 Mens Open

Darrell Hudson 580 Mens Traditional
Peter Stubbs 486 Mens Traditional
Michael Patrick 414 Mens Traditional

Jessica Sinclair 222 Ungraded

Karen Hudson 544 Womens Compound

Jodi Dolbel 728 Womens Open
Cassie Ireland 666 Womens Open

See you at Wagga

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

3D Range Makes For Good Competition

A large field (42) of local archers took to the modified 3D range to get one last practice at the ABA style 3D before the Nationals at Wagga this easter. Mens open was hotly contested with the half way scores meaning little to the final outcome.
There were a number of records broken on the day, Sebastian Donovan continued his dominance in the Cub Open division and smashed the old club record along the way to an easy win.
Another outstanding cub was Meg Jaeger, shooting her new bow Meg put the head down to fight off fatigue in the second round to come home with a huge win and a new club record that will take plenty to beat.
Ladies barebow compound was also another record breaking division, the shrill cryies of joy arising from Karen Hudson's group could be heard across the entire range, either she had beated Darryl or she was hitting the odd foam animal, well she hit plenty of foam and came in with a new club record for her efforts too.

There is an ABA shoot scheduled in for this Sunday, one last chance to practice before the Nationals on the 6th.

Results for the 3D shoot.

Matt Kersley 550 Boy Junior Compound

Josh Dolbel 762 Boy Junior Open
Mathew Whitman 666 Boy Junior Open

Jarrod Stubbs 622 Cub Boy Compound
Christopher Patrick 526 Cub Boy Compound
Dan Morris 362 Cub Boy Compound

Sebastian Donovan 752 Cub Boy Open
Cameron Boxsell 720 Cub Boy Open
Shane Thompson 714 Cub Boy Open
Jackson Howes 690 Cub Boy Open
Mathew Jauja 360 Cub Boy Open

Hayden Riordan 408 Cub Boy Traditional
Kurt Riordan 390 Cub Boy Traditional

Jackelyn Patrick 260 Cub Girl Compound

Meg Jaeger 642 Cub Girl Open

Katie Patrick 352 Cub Girl Traditional
Sammy Patrick 242 Cub Girl Traditional
Cassie Taylor 198 Cub Girl Traditional

Amy Stubbs 516 Girl Junior Compound

Greg Donovan 706 Mens Bowhunter Limited
Neal Morris 558 Mens Bowhunter Limited

Wade Hudson 734 Mens Compound
Ken Thompson 722 Mens Compound
Philip Porter 704 Mens Compound
Ben Stubbs 608 Mens Compound
Ken Hill 560 Mens Compound
Steve Taylor 350 Mens Compound

Ben Ireland 786 Mens Open
John Clark 782 Mens Open
Steve Jaeger 780 Mens Open
Stuart Dolbel 778 Mens Open
Matt Sinclair 664 Mens Open

Darrell Hudson 572 Mens Traditional
Michael Patrick 558 Mens Traditional
Peter Stubbs 500 Mens Traditional

Mitchell Finlay 670 Ungraded
James Boxsell 580 Ungraded
Diana Finlay 412 Ungraded
Jessica Sinclair 282 Ungraded

Karen Hudson 474 Womens Compound

Jodi Dolbel 732 Womens Open
Cassie Ireland 602 Womens Open

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Northern Region Invitational, Locals Clean Up

Namoi Valley Archers hosted a very successful Northern NSW Branch ABA Invitational tournament on the weekend with competitors from the Central Coast, Newcastle, Kempsey, Taree, Maitland, Gloucester, Dubbo, Inverell, Armidale and Tamworth. Tournament organizers had to cope with a rush of late entries with 110 competitors registering for event which was conducted over three rounds. Included in the high class field were multiple Australian champions and several World champions as well as a strong junior contingent from the Hunter Academy of Sport archery program.

Overcast conditions greeted competitors for the start of the Saturday morning three arrow round but the skies cleared by lunchtime with the remainder of the event conducted under brilliant blue skies. The newly redesigned ranges used for the tournament received great praise from archers and administrators with Northern NSW Branch Controller, Jeff Jennings, acknowledging the role of club range captain Stuart Dolbel. Jennings also praised the local club for their ability to deliver a top class tournament making special mention of the catering team led by Margaret Heagney.

The contest in Mens Freestyle Unlimited division provided plenty of high class action as expected with Steve Jaeger winning in his first tournament in this division. Jaeger, a World Champion 3D champion in the Freestyle Limited division, has made the move into the Unlimited ranks for 2007 and shot extremely well to relegate the current Australian ABA Champion Ben Ireland into second place. Jaeger and Ireland were neck and neck after the first round but Ireland uncharacteristically missed a target in the high pressure one arrow round to give Jaeger the advantage which he held to the finish. Maitland’s Adam Tillbrook came in third. Jodi Dolbel made it a double for the club winning the Womens Freestyle Unlimited division with a polished performance. The local club’s strength in the sighted divisions was underlined with Stuart Dolbel shooting brilliantly to win Bowhunter Unlimted in a canter with the club taking the trifecta in Bowhunter Limited with Greg Donovan, Scott Porter and Neil Morris shutting out the opposition.

The club’s barebow archers were also right in the thick of the action with Ken Thompson winning the Masters compound division and Wade Hudson turning in a fine exhibition of archery to take the A grade compound event. Karen Hudson won the D grade Womens division and based on her recent performances looks set to move up the grades in the near future. Darrell Hudson scored a very sweet win over arch rival Bruce Sherwood of Tamworth in Mens Recurve B grade with Peter Stubbs grabbing third while Michael Patrick also shot well to take first place in Recurve C grade.

The club’s younger archers also performed well with Josh Dolbel winning Junior Boys Freestyle Unlimited, Keegan Patrick winning Juniors Boys Compound B grade and Amy Stubbs Junior Girls Compound C grade. In the Cub divisions Jarrod Stubbs won Boys Compound A grade and Christopher Patrick C grade and Krystal Jauja D grade. Sammy Patrick added to the medal haul with a win in Recurve D grade. The club dominated the Cub sighted divisions with Sebastian Donovan, Matthew Jauja, Shane Thompson, Dan Morris and Meg Jaeger all winning their respective divisions.

The novelty events were also keenly contested with Kim Jauja winning the Ladies Axe throwing, , Ken Thompson the Mens Axe throwing. Stuart Dolbel won the Knife throwing. Shane Thompson won the Junior Axe event. A new addition this year was the moving target with Peter Stubbs winning the adult section and Jarrod Stubbs the cub section.

Mens Compound Barebow A Grade
Hudson Wade 716 744 1460
Huckett Robin 702 722 1424
Salter Robert 680 682 1362
Scott Ronald 654 662 1316
Porter Phillip 634 674 1308
Stubbs Benjamin 588 430 1018
Lucas Keith 506 436 942

Mens Comound Barebow B Grade
Fairbairn Shane 506 586 1092
Stiles John 472 588 1060
Hill Kenneth 492 442 934
Burns Zac 452 456 908
Courtney Paul 490 380 870
Smith Ken 436 426 862

Mens Barebow Compound C Grade
Martin John 392 416 808
Dein Daniel 368 382 750

Mens Barebow Compound Masters
Thompson Ken 652 662 1314

Mens Barebow Recurve B Grade
Hudson Darrell 588 516 1104
Sherwood Bruce 470 502 972
Stubbs Peter 456 416 872

Mens Barebow Recurve C Grade
Patrick Michael 408 426 834
Morris John 318 250 568

Mens Freestyle Unlimited F1
Jaeger Stephen 778 786 1564
Ireland Benjamin 766 782 1548
Tilbrook Adam 776 744 1520
Clark John746 7241470

Mens Freestyle Unlimitd F2
Nichols Gary 746 750 1496
Smith Karl 740 754 1494
Apps Cecil 726 718 1444
Smedley Alastair 746 698 1444
Harris Graeme 626 592 1218
Freeman Glenn 616 538 1154
Martin Andrew 534 604 1138

Mens Lowbow
Wall John 246 270 516

Woman Barebow Compound C Grade
Salter Noeline 334 136 470

Woman Barebow Compound D Grade
Hudson Karen 378 454 832

Woman Barebow Recurve D Grade
Sander Louise 368 226 592
Dein Julie 110 138 248

Woman Bowhunter Unlimited F2AWA
Hudson Lea 708 676 1384
Fairhall Lynne 694 708 1302
Ireland Cassie 532 634 1166

Woman Freestyle Limited
Vigenser Barbara 478 420 898

Woman Freestyle Unlimited
Dolbel Jodi 744 718 1462
Burgess Rebecca 580 680 1260
Smedley Karen 566 602 1168

Cub Boy Barebow Compound A Grade
Stubbs Jarrod 656 526 1182

Cub Boy Barebow Compound B Grade
Salter Brendon 692 510 1202

Cub Boy Barebow Compound C Grade
Patrick Christopher 418 416 838
Blanch Robert 438 256 694

Cub Boy Barebow Compound D
Peel Grant 220 248 468

Cub Bow Barebow Recurve D
Phanoraj Peter 342 294 636

Cub Boy Bowhunter Limited F2
Donavan Sebastian 702 744 1448
Morris Daniel 588 568 1156

Cub Boy Freestyle Limited F1
Juaja Matthew 716 732 1448

Cub Boy Freestyle Limited Recurve
Thompson Shane 724 726 1450

Cub Girl Barebow Compound C
Salter Laura 440 432 872

Cub Girl Freestyle Limited
Jaeger Meg 526 496 1022
Donavan Sophie 496 426 922

Cub Girl Barebow Compund D
Juauga Krystal 192 172 364
Patrick Jackelyn 108 136 244

Cub Girl Barebow Recurve A Grade
Quilter Serene 652 614 1266

Cub Girl Barebow Recurve D Grade
Patrick Samantha 136 64 200

Junior Bow Barebow Compound A
Salter Timothy 584 568 1152

Junior Boy Barebow Compound B Grade
Patrick Keegan 504 464 968
Mowbray Liam 502 420 922

Junior Boy Barebow Compound C Grade
Markham Alex 444 370 814
Tuckett Drew 392 380 772
Caslick Kurt 432 284 716
Kersley Matt 366 320 686

Junior Boy Barebow Compound D
Cassidy Aden 330 210 540
Shaw Taylor 204 174 378
McLeod Andrew 234 122 356

Junior Boy Barebow Recurve B Grade
Sherwood Michael 558 410 968

Junior Boy Bowhunter Limited
Griffith Rowan 728 640 1368
Anderson Christopher 658 624 1282
Hill Cameron 624 642 1266
Ainsworth John 450 280 730

Junior Boy Bowhunter Unlimited F2
Cummins Daniel 768 780 1548
Hanrahan Ben 732 754 1486
Burns Cain 696 746 1442
Munns Tom 736 684 1420
Connerton Bayden 582 572 1154

Junior Bow Freestyle Limited Recurve
Vigenser Tim 532 652 1184

Junior Boy Freestyle Unlimited F2
Dolbel Joshua 778 746 1542
McGuiness Christian 724 758 1482
Younger Chris 710 688 1398
Finley Thomas 626 594 1220
Scriven Alex 494 526 1020

Junior Girl Barebow Compound A
Stiles Jodi 592 410 1002

Junior Girl Barebow Compound C Grade
Stubbs Amy 352 348 700

Junior Girl Barebow Compound D Grade
Edwards Sarah 344 438 782

Junior Girl Barebow Recurve D Grade
Maile Lorrin 236 122 378
Patrick Katie 128 110 238

Mens Bowhunter Limited F2
Donavan Gregory 726 720 1446
Porter Scott 660 652 1312
Morris Neil 524 588 1112
Vigenser Chris 522 486 1008

Mens Bowhunter Unlimited F1
Dolbel Stuart 772 786 1558
Jennings Jeffery 742 730 1472

Mens Bowhunter Unlimited
Bell Shane 714 768 1482
Allen Timothy 748 732 1480
Bonanno Michael 710 742 1452
Smith Jason 742 702 1444
Allen Paul 700 692 1392
Fairhall Peter 650 714 1372
Anderson Steven 688 662 1350
Buckingham David 670 650 1320
Weir Simeon 532 628 1160

Mens Freestyle Limited Recurve F2
Moffat Reade 662 526 1188
Quilter Jim 526 588 1114

Mens Veterans
Allen Kevin 754 706 1466
Swan Milton 620 674 1294

Monday, March 12, 2007

ABA Shoot Feb 4th

Archery took to a very hot Outback range to warm up for the two day invitational shoot to be held on the 10th and 11th of this month. The round was a considered a grading round to help local archers set their grade prior to the Nationals in April.

Keegan Patrick 530 Boy Junior Compound
Dean Pickett 524 Boy Junior Compound
Matt Kersley 430 Boy Junior Compound

Josh Dolbel 772 Boy Junior Open
Cameron Hill 588 Boy Junior Open
Mathew Whitman 556 Boy Junior Open
Jamie Thompson 74 Boy Junior Open

Christopher Patrick 358 Cub Boy Compound

Sebastian Donovan 700 Cub Boy Open
Cameron Boxsell 584 Cub Boy Open
Mathew Jauja 346 Cub Boy Open

Jackelyn Patrick 162 Cub Girl Compound

Sophie Donovan 250 Cub Girl Open

Katie Patrick 240 Cub Girl Traditional
Sammy Patrick 168 Cub Girl Traditional
Krystal Jauja 140 Cub Girl Traditional
Imogen Carlin 120 Cub Girl Traditional

Amy Stubbs 326 Girl Junior Compound

Greg Donovan 718 Mens Bowhunter Limited

Philip Porter 714 Mens Compound
Wade Hudson 702 Mens Compound
Ken Thompson 676 Mens Compound
Jack Carlin 356 Mens Compound

Stuart Dolbel 778 Mens Open
John Clark 778 Mens Open
Steve Jaeger 772 Mens Open
Ben Ireland 770 Mens Open
Matt Sinclair 336 Mens Open
Lloyd Jauja 334 Mens Open

Darrell Hudson 508 Mens Traditional
Michael Patrick 344 Mens Traditional
Peter Stubbs 340 Mens Traditional
Richard Henry 170 Mens Traditional

Janice Jaeger 452 Women Bowhunter Limited

Karen Hudson 510 Womens Compound

Jodi Dolbel 734 Womens Open
Cassie Ireland 570 Womens Open

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

3 Arrow Tests Revamped Boundry Range

Namoi Valley Archers conducted a three arrow animal round on Sunday with a good field on hand to compete in very warm conditions. Range captain, Stuart Dolbel, had plenty of surprises for competitors as they shot the redesigned Boundary range for the first time. Target 18 was the talking point among competitors after several archers came to grief on this extremely intimidating and difficult shot. Wade Hudson finished on top in Mens Compound after compiling an impressive round but Ken Thompson continues to hound Hudson and this intriguing contest will be one to watch during the year. Phillip Porter shot consistently to grab third spot from Ken Hill. Darrell Hudson proved far too good in the Traditional division with Michael Patrick shooting well to take second place with Peter Stubbs in third. Josh Dolbel was in devastating form in the Junior Open contest scoring a big win with Cameron Hill in second and Jamie Thompson third. The Cub Boy Open division provided some very close competiton with Shane Thompson shooting brilliantly to score a good win from Sebastian Donovan with Matthew Jauja also shooting well to take third.
The club will be holding a working bee on March 3rd commencing at 9’30 am to prepare for the upcoming two day tournament. The next club shoot will be a two round ABA event to be held on March 4th.

Mens Compound – Wade Hudson 935, Ken Thompson 905, Phillip Porter 865, Ken Hill 710, Jack Carlin 585, Ben Stubbs 530.
Womens Compound – Karen Hudson 385, Shelley Abra 375.
Mens Open – John Clark 1125, Stuart Dolbel 1100, Steve Jaeger 1085, Matt Sinclair 800, Simon Marquett 710, Lloyd Jauja 320.
Womens Open – Jodi Dolbel 995, Janice Jaeger 335.
Bowhunter Limited – Greg Donovan 880, Neal Morris 570.
Traditional – Darrell Hudson 665, Michael Patrick 470, Peter Stubbs 420.
Junior Open – Josh Dolbel 1095, Cameron Hill 610, Jamie Thompson 200.
Junior Boy Compound – Matt Kersley 320, Keegan Patrick 145.
Junior Girl Compound – Amy Stubbs 355.
Cub Boy Open – Shane Thompson 1015, Sebastian Donovan 825, Matthew Jauja 810, Jackson Howes 720.
Cub Girl Open – Meg Jaeger 590, Sophie Donovan 385.
Cub Boy Compound – Jarrod Stubbs 755, Brody Waterford 470.
Cub Girl Compound – Jackelyn Patrick 55.
Cub Girl Traditional – Katie Patrick 120, Sammy Patrick 85, Imogen Carlin 80, Emily Jaeger 35.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

New Year / New Range

Namoi Valley Archers kicked off the 2007 season with a big field in attendance for a three arrow animal round on the completely redesigned Outback range. New range captain, Stuart Dolbel, presented archers with a challenging course that makes outstanding use of the elevated terrain with the assembled archers praising the new layout. The hot weather added to the challenge but the earlier start time meant the round was finished before the worst of the conditions. Ben Ireland showed he is ready for a big year taking out the Open division after returning a high class round. Steve Jaeger who has moved into the Freestyle Unlimited ranks showed great form with his new bow pushing Ireland all the way to take second and based on this display he will be a major force in 2007. John Clark just edged out Stuart Dolbel in a tight battle for third place. Wade Hudson scored a very narrow ten point win in Mens Compound after a tense contest with Ken Thompson with Ben Stubbs in third place. The Traditional contest was a lively affair with Darrell Hudson coming out on top from the improving Peter Stubbs with Michael Patrick in third place. Jodi Dolbel was in sensational form in Womens Open scoring a good win from Cassie Ireland in second and Janice Jaeger in third. The Cub Boy Compound division was won by Jarrod Stubbs who returned an excellent round with the improving Brody Waterford in second and Christopher Patrick third. The next club shoot will be held on February 18th with all archers reminded that muster is at 8.45am sharp.

Mens Open - Ben Ireland 1145, Steve Jaeger 1130, John Clark 1110, Stuart Dolbel 1105, Simon Marquett 575, Lloyd Jauja 285.

Womens Open – Jodi Dolbel 1070, Cassie Ireland 690, Janice Jaeger 355.

Mens Compound – Wade Hudson 915, Ken Thompson 905, Ben Stubbs 570, Steve Woodward 495, Steve Taylor 230.

Womens Compound – Karen Hudson 580.

Bowhunter Limited – Greg Donovan 970, Neil Morris 600.

Traditional – Darrell Hudson 580, Peter Stubbs 465, Michael Patrick 425.

Junior Open – Josh Dolbel 995, Matthew Whitman 365.

Junior Boy Compound – Keegan Patrick 670.

Junior Girl Compound – Amy Stubbs 495.

Cub Boy Compound – Jarrod Stubbs 775, Brody Waterford 575, Christopher Patrick 480.

Cub Girl compound – Jackelyn Patrick 190.

Cub Boy Open – Sebastian Donovan 910.

Cub Girl Open – Meg Jaeger 610, Sophie Donovan 380.

Cub Boy Traditional – Kurt Riordan 255, Hayden Riordan 190.

Cub Girl Traditional – Katie Patrick 280, Sammy Patrick 80.

Little Archers – Krystal Juaja 275, Katie Taylor 220, Emily Jaeger 185.