Wednesday, December 03, 2008

I Killed Darth Vader

Namoi Valley Archers finished the 2008 season on Sunday with a good field taking to the Outback range for a 3 arrow round. The last shoot of the year traditionally has a fun element and this year Wade Hudson and Ben Stubbs set a new standard with the day having a Star Wars theme. All targets for the day featured characters from the Star Wars movies with the range taking on a whole new look with the unusual targets, ewoks, storm troopers, R2D2 etc. How surreal! As the shoot groups were announced the Star Wars theme music began to play, a brilliant touch which summed up a superb day. Special mention must be made of the outstanding effort of Amy Stubbs who turned complete with Princess Leia hair style. Club members gave the day the big thumbs up with plans already underway to find a fun theme for the final shoot for 2009. Even though the day had a fun feel there was some serious competition on the range. In the Open contest, results from last weeks shoot turned around with John Clark skipping away with the win while Matthew Wittman slipped under the guard of Steve Jaeger and Stuart Dolbel to take second. Jaeger and Dolbel were paired together and had a titanic battle with Jaeger just easing past Dolbel in the concluding stages to finish third. Peter Stubbs finished the year on a high downing close friend and rival, Darrell Hudson in the Traditional division with Michael Patrick finishing third. There were no surprises at the top of the Compound ranks with Wade Hudson finishing a clear winner. The battle for the minor placings was very tight with Ken Hill doing just enough to grab second while Ann Stubbs just pipped Karen Hudson for third. James Boxsell finished the year in spectacular fashion reaching the 1100 point mark for the first time to finish on top in Junior Open with Cameron Boxsell finishing third with Sebastian Donovan third. Sam Snape proved too good in the Junior Compound division with Jarrod Stubbs second and Amy Stubbs in third. The club will be in recess during December and January resuming activities in February, 2009.

Open – John Clark 1150, Matthew Wittman 1110, Steve Jaeger 1105, Stuart Dolbel 1095, Mark Stevenson 1070, Greg Donovan 1030, Lloyd Jauja 995, Matthew Jauja 900, Denise Stevenson 805.
Compound – Wade Hudson 940, Ken Hill 595, Ann Stubbs 585, Karen Hudson 580, Ben Stubbs, 535, Taylah Snape 340.
Traditional – Peter Stubbs 715, Darrell Hudson 590, Michael Patrick 430.
Olympic – Ken Thompson 825.
Junior Open – James Boxsell 1100, Cameron Boxsell 1005, Sebastian Donovan 985.
Junior Compound – Sam Snape 740, Jarrod Stubbs 710, Amy Stubbs 550, Hayden Riordan 350, Sam Zelinski 290.
Junior Olympic – Shane Thompson 825.
Cub Open – Sophie Donovan 610, Meg Jaeger 330.
Cub Compound – Curtis Riordan 335. Christopher Patrick 235.
Cub Traditional – Emily Jaeger 270, Sammy Patrick 175.