Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Outback Range Tested

Namoi Valley Archers held a 3 arrow animal round on Sunday with competitors taking to the Outback range in perfect weather conditions. Peter Stubbs continued his recent good form to finish the day as the top Traditional archer scoring a hard fought win over Michael Patrick with Lloyd Jauja finishing third. The Mens Open contest was particularly hard fought with John Clark just doing enough to shade Stuart Dolbel with Steve Jaeger finishing third. Wade Hudson delivered another outstanding round to score a comprehensive win in the Compound division with Karen Hudson grabbing second after a close contest with the improving Ann Stubbs. The next club shoot will be held on August 31st.

Traditional – Peter Stubbs 505, Michael Patrick 485, Lloyd Jauja 345.
Open – John Clark 1130, Stuart Dolbel 1115, Steve Jaeger 1055, Gordon White 800.
Compound – Wade Hudson 1035, Karen Hudson 495, Ann Stubbs 465, Ben Stubbs 290.
Olympic – Ken Thompson 740.
Junior Open – Matthew Jauja 1005.
Junior Compound – Jarrod Stubbs 660, Amy Stubbs 425.
Cub Compound – Christopher Patrick 520, Jackelyn Patrick 245.
Cub Traditional – Sammy Patrick 170.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

On Target At Branch IFFA

Namoi Valley Archers was represented by a four member team at the Northern NSW IFAA Championships held in Gloucester over the weekend, with the team having a 100 percent success rate, returning with four gold medals. Competitors enjoyed reasonable weather on Saturday but things turned dramatically on Sunday with extremely cold temperatures and high winds making precision archery very difficult. The IFAA event is a very technical round with competitors required to shoot 4 arrows at 28 targets each day at marked distances ranging from 11 yards to a maximum of 80 yards.
Ann Stubbs scored a memorable victory in Womens Bowhunter Compound holding her composure to edge out Narelle Bailey and Amanda Huckstadt with a fine performance. Ann Stubbs has been making steady improvement in the last couple of months and the weekend victory is just reward for her hard work at the practice butts. Peter Stubbs proved far too good in the Bowhunter Recurve contest putting together two very consistent rounds to take the gold in am impressive performance. Matthew Jauja did just enough to secure the win in Junior Freestyle Unlimited in his first IFAA tournament and showed signs that he will quickly come to grips with this discipline in the future. Amy Stubbs finished the weekend as the top Junior Bowhunter Compound competitor with a typical hard working performance to finish well clear of her nearest opponent. Stubbs goes about her archery with a minimum of fuss and continues to rack up an enviable record in Branch tournaments.
The focus returns to club activities this Sunday with a 3 arrow animal round scheduled at the club’s Wandobah Road facility.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

IFAA Animal Round

Namoi Valley Archers held an IFAA animal round on Sunday with competitors shooting in perfect winter weather conditions. Ken Thompson, Karen Hudson and Jess Sinclair all set new club records with Sinclair smashing the old Cub Girl Open mark by 100 points in a very impressive display. The IFAA animal round is a 28 target marked distance round with archers allowed up to 3 shots at each target with the first scoring arrow counted. The talking point of the day was target 10, which due to a target placement mix up had archers shooting at a very small target set at 28 yards. The archers who successfully negotiated this very tough target returned with very broad smiles indeed. The round was scheduled to provide club members attending this weekend’s Branch IFAA Championships in Gloucester with valuable match practice and was followed by a social IFAA Hunter round.
Wade Hudson was in great form returning a very solid round to lead the compound archers home with Karen Hudson shooting brilliantly to grab second place with Ann Stubbs just edging out Keen Hill for third. John Clark had a great day hitting the centre of all 28 targets to return a perfect score in the Open contest. The battle for the minor placings was extremely intense with Steve Jaeger, Stuart Dolbel and Matt Sinclair finishing the day in a triple deadheat. Amy Stubbs finished the day as the top junior compound archer with Jarrod Stubbs in second and Hayden Riordan third. In the Traditional battle Peter Stubbs showed he is right on track for a good performance at the Gloucester tournament scoring a well earned win over fierce rival Darrell Hudson. The next club shoot will be held on August 17th.

Compound – Wade Hudson 520, Karen Hudson 486, Ann Stubbs 390, Ken Hill 370.
Open – John Clark 560, Stuart Dolbel 546, Steve Jaeger 546, Matt Sinclair 546, Matt Wittman 540, Lloyd Jauja 536, Jodi Dolbel 510, Gordon White 510.
Traditional – Peter Stubbs 448, Darrell Hudson 406.
Olympic – Ken Thompson 486.
Junior Compound – Amy Stubbs 320, Jarrod Stubbs 320, Hayden Riordan 272.
Junior Open – Matthew Jauja 530, Shane Thompson 482.
Cub Open – Jessica Sinclair 454, Meg Jaeger 380.
Cub Compound – Curtis Riordan 272.