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.