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.