Wednesday, March 12, 2008

New 3D Targets & Range Layout

Namoi Valley Archers held the first 3D event of the season on Sunday with the biggest field of the year on hand to compete in perfect weather conditions. Sunday’s two round event was the first opportunity for club members to try the club’s recently upgraded selection of 3D targets and range designers Lloyd Jauja and Greg Donovan added to the challenge with a completely redesigned 3D range. The new range proved a big hit providing challenging shots while still giving archers the security of safe backdrops for any overshot arrows.
The new range proved no barrier to good scoring with six club records set on the day with Ken Thompson, Amy Stubbs, Shane Thompson, Jackelyn Patrick, Katie Taylor and Jessica Sinclair all setting new records in their respective divisions.
Steve Jaeger showed all his international experience with a brilliant first round to set up the win in the Open Division with John Clark taking second and Stuart Dolbel grabbing third after holding off a determined challenge from Lloyd Jauja and Matt Sinclair. Ben Stubbs scored a narrow win in the Compound division just edging out Ken Hill with Karen Hudson in third. Greg Donovan was in top form in the Bowhunter contest with Scott Porter shooting well to take second with Cameron Hill third. The Traditional contest was a typically hard fought affair with Michael Patrick coming out on top after first round leader Darrell Hudson struggled through the second round with Peter Stubbs third. Amy Stubbs showed her liking for 3D scoring a big win in Junior Compound in a superb performance with Jarrod Stubbs and Hayden Riordan filling the minor placings. The Junior Open contest was very keenly contested with Sebastian Donovan grabbing the win from Matthew Jauja with Cameron Boxsell turning a top class second round to finish third.
The next club shoot will be held this Sunday with a two round ABA event scheduled. This will be the last opportunity for club members to gain valuable practice before the Australian Championships to be held in Hervey Bay, Queensland over the Easter weekend.

Open – Steve Jaeger 782, John Clark 772, Stuart Dolbel 752, Lloyd Jauja 750, Matt Sinclair 746, Kim Solars 718, Matthew Wittman 712, Josh Dolbel 668, Mark Stevenson 680, Phillip Porter 672, Denise Stevenson 456.
Compound – Ben Stubbs 544, Ken Hill 538, Karen Hudson 466, Ann Stubbs 430, Steve Taylor 386.
Bowhunter – Greg Donovan 748, Scott Porter 688, Cameron Hill 558.
Traditional – Michael Patrick 506, Darrell Hudson 488, Peter Stubbs 432.
Olympic – Ken Thompson 648.
Junior Compound – Amy Stubbs 660, Jarrod Stubbs 566, Hayden Riordan 492, Keegan Patrick 458.
Junior Open – Sebastian Donovan 724, Matthew Jauja 706, Cameron Boxsell 694, James Boxsell 684, Matt Gibson 680, Ethan Thompson 488.
Junior Olympic – Shane Thompson 686.
Cub Compound – Christopher Patrick 658, Dylan Solars 626, Jackelyn Patrick 438.
Cub Open – Jessica Sinclair 682, Sophie Donovan 640.
Cub Traditional – Katie Taylor 446, Sammy Patrick 400, Curtis Riordan 214.