Saturday, April 03, 2010

Local Records Fall As Archers Ready For The Nationals

Namoi Valley Archers held a 2 round ABA event on Sunday with a big field taking to the Outback range with many competitors taking the final opportunity to gain valuable match practice before the Australian Championships to be held in Charleville over the Easter long weekend. Some top class scores were recorded on the day with Karen Hudson, Ken Thompson and Sophie Donovan all setting new club records in their respective divisions. Matt Wittman continued his recent good form to score a brilliant win in the Sighted division missing the bullseye just 5 times over the 40 target competition to just shade John Clark with Stuart Dolbel shooting well to hold off Greg Donovan for third spot. Wade Hudson tuned up for the National titles with a superb score to score the win in the Compound division with Karen Hudson returning a Masters score to finish second with Ann Stubbs in third. Sebastian Donovan also showed he will be a strong contender at the Nationals shooting a top class score on his way to the win in Junior Sighted with Zac Hayne just edging out Lachlan Scott and Shane Thompson in a tense battle for second place. The Traditional contest was a torrid affair with Michael Patrick and Peter Stubbs finishing tied for top spot with Darrell Hudson and Mick Sinclair filling the minor placings.


Sighted – Matt Wittman 790, John Clark 788, Stuart Dolbel 778, Greg Donovan 774, Gordon White 760, Warrwick Shepherd 754, John Finn 742, Bernie Hayne 734, Ken Thompson 724, Greg Scott 734, Steve Jaeger 732, Peter Bush 696, Denise Stevenson 598, Lloyd Jauja 380.

Compound – Wade Hudson 760, Karen Hudson 656, Ann Stubbs 530.

Traditional – Michael Patrick 560, Peter Bush 560, Darrell Hudson 544, Mark Stevenson 382, Mick Sinclair 324.

Junior Sighted – Sebastian Donovan 778. Zac Hayne 708, Shane Thompson 702, Lachlan Scott 702, Jack Shepherd 696, Jess Sinclair 290.

Junior Compound – Christopher Patrick 586, Jackelyn Patrick 286.

Cub Sighted – Sophie Donovan 590, Krystal Jauja 280, Samuel Jauja 246.

Cub Barebow – Sammy Patrick 334, George D’Marchos 214, Stacey Scott 186.

Namoi Valley Archers was represented by a 9 member team at the Maitland 2 day tournament held recently with the club winning 5 gold, 2 silver and a bronze medal. Greg Donovan shot extremely well to win Freestyle Unlimited with Mark Stevenson taking out the Longbow event. Darrell Hudson and Peter Stubbs scored the quinella in the Recurve contest with Denise Stevenson taking bronze in Freestyle Limited. Sebastian Donovan showed he is among the top juniors in the Northern NSW Branch scoring the win in Bowhunter Unlimited. Karen Hudson celebrated her well deserved promotion to Compound A grade scoring the gold medal while Ann Stubbs was another archer to earn promotion moving into B grade and finishing the weekend with the silver medal