Thursday, February 12, 2009

NVA Performs Well At First Major Of The Year

Namoi Valley Archers sent a 10 member team to the Northern NSW Branch 3D Titles held on the Central Coast on the weekend returning with 4 gold, 4 silver and a bronze medal. Over 90 competitors braved the extremely hot conditions to contest the two day tournament hosted by the Moonterra club who provided two top class ranges for the event. The ranges located in coastal rainforest provided a real challenge with the range designers making excellent use of the steep terrain.
Wade Hudson finished the weekend as the top compound archers scoring the win in the Masters division with a superb performance across the 2 days of competition. Amy Stubbs caused a huge boil-over in Womens Compound B grade with a brilliant performance to take the gold medal in her first tournament as a senior archer. Stubbs made the transition from the Junior ranks in style relegating highly rated club mate Karen Hudson to second place to give the club a great 1-2 result. Ann Stubbs added to the medal haul showing great determination to grab the silver medal in Womens Compound C grade while outstanding junior compound archer Jarrod Stubbs was in a class of his own scoring a big win in B grade. Darrell Hudson turned in an outstanding two days of archery to score a dominant win in the Recurve event with Peter Stubbs fighting hard to take second place as the club underlined its’ dominance in this style of archery. Denise Stevenson scored the silver medal in Womens Freestyle Unlimited with a typically determined performance while Mark Stevenson continued his recent run of good form taking the bronze medal in Mens Freestyle Unlimited shooting particularly well on the second day.

Monday, February 09, 2009

First Shoot For 2009

Namoi Valley Archers launched the 2009 season on Sunday with 38 archers braving the hot conditions to compete in a 2 arrow 3D round. This round gave club members their only opportunity to prepare for the 2 day 3D tournament to be held at Moonterra on the Central Coast this weekend. Course designers, Greg Donovan and Lloyd Jauja prepared a very challenging 20 target range which provided plenty of tough shots through clever use of terrain and target choice. Jackelyn Patrick found the course to her liking setting a new Cub Girl Compound record on the day. The Open division had a big field with John Clark edging out Stuart Dolbel for top spot in a close contest. Gordon White showed the benefit of some hard work at the practice butts over the off season to grab third spot from some highly rated archers. Wade Hudson turned in an impressive performance to finish the day as the top Compound archer with Karen Hudson shooting well to take second spot with Ken Hill in third after a solid round. Darrell Hudson scored a great win in the Traditional contest with visiting Tamworth archer, Andrew Springall taking second place and Michael Patrick third. James Boxsell returned the highest score of the day with a sensational round on his way to winning Junior Open with Cameron Boxsell filling second p[lace and Sebastian Donovan third. The next club shoot will be held on February 15th with muster at 8.45am.

Open - John Clark 766, Stuart Dolbel 758, Gordon White 728, Steve Jaeger 700, Greg Donovan 700, Matthew Wittman 698, Mark Stevenson 668, John Muller 646, Terry Lynch 608, Denise Stevenson 462, Bernie Hayne 388.
Compound – Wade Hudson 690, Karen Hudson 518, Ken Hill 480, Ann Stubbs 434, Ben Stubbs 432, Keegan Patrick 354, Amy Stubbs 332, Carly Beazley 262, Taylah Snape 86.
Traditional – Darrell Hudson 532, Andrew Springall 492, Michael Patrick 476, Peter Stubbs 452, Lloyd Jauja 302.
Junior Open – James Boxsell 774, Cameron Boxsell 698, Sebastian Donovan 658, Matthew Jauja 644, Hayden Riordan 420.
Junior Compound – Jarrod Stubbs 542, Christopher Patrick 420, Brody Waterford 348.
Junior Traditional – Zac Hayne 50.
Cub Compound –Curtis Riordan 534, Jackelyn Patrick 444.
Cub Traditional – Sammy Patrick 232, Emily Jaeger 68.