Namoi Valley Archers dominated the Northern NSW Branch 3D Championships held at Taree recently winning 8 gold, 7 silver and 4 bronze medals. The club scored double gold in the Bowhunter Unlimited division with Lloyd Jauja turning in his best performance of the year to win the elite Flight 1 putting together 3 quality rounds with Warwick Shepherd taking the bornze. Greg Scott also shot a personal best to win Flight 2 in the same division. Greg Donovan received the good news that he had achieved promotion to Freestyle Unlimited Flight 1 at the start of the shoot and justified the promotion with a fine display of archery to earn the bronze medal in a crack field. Wade Hudson had to work hard for the win in Mens Masters but eventually pulled away from his competition to score the win. Nathan Murrell was another archer to really hit from when it mattered scoring the silver medal in a very competitive A grade Compound contest. Karen Hudson was in a class of her own scoring the win in Womens Masters with club mates, Wendi Murrell and Ann Stubbs taking the silver and bronze medals in A grade compound. Darrell Hudson dominated the A grade Recurve event showing his class to score an all the way win with Peter Stubbs taking the B grade title after a tense contest with Taree local Karl Peck. Stubbs celebrated the win by being promoted to A grade for future events. The club’s Junior archers performed extremely well with Sebastian Donovan scoring the silver in Freestyle Unlimited Flight 1. The club swept the board in Freestyle Unlimited Flight 2 with Zac Hayne holding off a strong challenge from Lachlan Scott to secure the win with Jack Shepherd grabbing third. Jarrod Stubbs finished second in a top class A grade compound event with Stacey Scoot also shooting well to finish second in Cub B grade compound. Kaytlyn and Emylie Murrell rounded out the medal haul with a 1-2 finish in Cub Compound D grade.
Namoi Valley Archers held a 3 arrow animal round on Sunday with a good field taking to the Boundary range in perfect conditions. Karen Hudson proved too strong in the Compound contest scoring the win from the improving Wendi Murrell with Nathan Murrell grabbing third. Darrell Hudson was in superb form in the Traditional division scoring a comprehensive win with Peter Stubbs finishing second with Greg Scoot in third. John Clark turned in a steady round to win the Sighted contest with Chris Paull shooting well to finish second with Greg Donovan in third. Zac Hayne has really improved over the last few events and he continued his recent great form to secure the win in Junior Sighted with Sebastian Donovan in second and Shane Thompson in third.
Shane Thompson Boy Junior Compound 1010 Jarrod Stubbs Boy Junior Compound 690 Zac Hayne Boy Junior Open 1090 Sebastian Donovan Boy Junior Open 1050 Leif Simeon Boy Little Archer 495 Callum Urquhart Cub Boy Open 565 Lachlan Boyd Cub Boy Open 515 Hayley Murrell Cub Girl Compound 505 Kaytlyn Murrell Cub Girl Compound 280 Emylie Murrell Cub Girl Compound 160 Sophie Donovan Cub Girl Open 1030 Stacey Scott Girl Junior Compound 485 Nathan Murrell Mens Compound 520 Ken Thompson Mens Olympic 850 John Clark Mens Open 1120 Chris Paul Mens Open 1095 Greg Donovan Mens Open 1060 Bernie Hayne Mens Open 910 Andrew Springall Mens Open 880 Garry Urquhart Mens Open 795 Gordon White Mens Open 760 Chris Usher Mens Open 670 Greg Scott Mens Open 415 Darrell Hudson Mens Traditional 725 Peter Stubbs Mens Traditional 575 Gordon MacAulay Ungraded 705 Sharon Boyd Ungraded 220 Karen Hudson Womens Compound 715 Wendi Murrell Womens Compound 635 Ann Stubbs Womens Compound 490 Denise Stevenson Womens Open 510 Chris Simeon Womens Traditional 270