Namoi Valley Archers held a 3 arrow animal round on Sunday with competitors taking to the Outback range in the perfect winter weather conditions. Darrell Hudson was in top form scoring a good win in a typically spirited Traditional contest with Peter Stubbs shooting well to finish second over Michael Patrick in third. John Clark turned in a solid round to grab top spot in the Open contest from Stuart Dolbel who bounced back to form to edge out Steve Jaeger in a tense battle for the minor placings. Wade Hudson scored a comfortable win in the Compound division over Phillip Porter with Karen Hudson shooting particularly well to grab third from the rapidly improving Ann Stubbs who returned a personal best score. Jarrod Stubbs returned a very solid round to edge out Amy Stubbs in Junior Compound with Hayden Riordan in third. Matthew Jauja
Turned in another consistent round to finish on top in Junior Open with Sebastian Donovan finishing second and Ethan Thompson third. In a first for the club this Sunday will see a 20yd round staged at the range. Competitors will be required to shoot 60 arrows from 20 yards for seniors and juniors with cubs shooting at 10 yards. The round will be broken into 3 games of 20 arrows with 5 arrows shot each end. This is the format for the Northern NSW Branch Indoor Championships which is to be held on July 12th and 13th at Tamworth and club officials have scheduled this round to help club members prepare for the upcoming Indoor tournament.
Traditional – Darrell Hudson 685, Peter Stubbs 550, Michael Patrick 380, Lloyd Jauja 270.
Open – John Clark 1145, Stuart Dolbel 1115, Steve Jaeger 1090, Matt Sinclair 1065, Matthew Wittman 1000, Mark Stevenson 980, Rob Steele 865, Gordon White 835, Denise Stevenson 685.
Bowhunter – Greg Donovan 1020.
Compound – Wade Hudson 1010, Phillip Porter 805, Karen Hudson 605, Ann Stubbs 555, Ben Stubbs 495, Taylor Snape 300, Shelley Porter 240.
Junior Open – Matthew Jauja 1010, Sebastian Donovan 895, Ethan Thompson 520.
Junior Compound – Jarrod Stubbs 575, Amy Stubbs 540, Hayden Riordan 485.
Junior Traditional – Sam Snape 300.
Cub Compound – Jackelyn Patrick 180.
Cub Traditional – Curtis Riordan 215.
Novice – Samantha Stevenson 130.