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.