Namoi Valley Archers kicked off the 2010 season on Sunday with a big field taking to the Outback range for a 3 arrow round with senior competitors trying the newly introduced Hunter peg for the first time. This new innovation will be used on all ABA ranges in 2010 and it is hoped it will prove popular with the hunting fraternity and see an increase it shoot numbers at both club and branch events. Despite light raining falling during the round some very good scores were recorded with visiting archer Pat Tydings recording the highest score for the day on his way to winning the sighted division just holding off Stuart Dolbel in a very close contest with Matthew Wittman just a few points away in third. Wade Hudson was in scintillating form scoring a decisive win in the Compound contest with
Sighted – Pat Tydings 1165, Stuart Dolbel 1160, Matthew Wittman 1150, Gordon White 1120, Ken Thompson 1120, Greg Donovan 1110, Matt Sinclair 1095, Andrew Avard 1085, Matthew Jauja 1045, Peter Bush 1035, Bernie Hayne 1005, Denise Stevenson 805.
Compound – Wade Hudson 1110, Neville White 1005, Karen Hudson 885, Amy Stubbs 725, Ann Stubbs 720, Wendi Murrell 650, Taylah Snape 525, Nathan Murrell 360.
Traditional – Darrell Hudson 865, Peter Stubbs 710, Michael Patrick 580, Mark Stevenson 455, Lloyd Jauja 385.
Junior Sighted – James Bush 990, Shane Thompson 985, Sebastian Donovan 940, Zac Hayne 735, Jess Sinclair 430.
Junior Compound – Jarrod Stubbs 695, Jackelyn Patrick 400, Christopher Patrick 225.
Cub Sighted – Sophie Donovan 660.
Cub Compound – Haylee Murrell 525, Kaytlyn Murrell 170,
Cub Traditional – Sammy Patrick 220.
Little Archers – Emilee Murrell 400.