Wednesday, August 04, 2010

3D Round Challenges Local Archers

Namoi Valley Archers held a 2 round 3D event on Sunday with a big field competing in perfect winter weather conditions. Course designers Lloyd Jauja and Greg Donovan set a very challenging course with the main talking point the very realistic crocodile target which was set right on the edge of the waterline in a dam.

Any archer going low on this target saw their arrow end in the water. Ann Stubbs turned in a superb performance to finish the day as the top compound archer with a very impressive score. Wendi Murrell was another archer reveling in the conditions shooting a personal best to finish second with Ken Hill grabbing third place. John Clark proved too steady in the sighted contest putting together 2 tidy rounds to score the win from Stuart Dolbel who just held off fast finishingTamworth visitor, Andrew Springall, in a close battle for the minor placings.

Darrell Hudson was in fine form in the traditional contest scoring a big win with Greg Scott grabbing second place after a very tense battle with Peter Stubbs.

Lachlan Scott was another archer in fine form scoring a great win in a very competitive junior sighted division. Jack Shepherd pipped Sebastian Donovan by just 2 points in a great contest for the minor placings. The next club shoot is set down for August 22nd with a 9.00am start.


Compound – Ann Stubbs 618, Wendi Murrell 574, Ken Hill 560, Nathan Murrell 526, Karen Hudson 506.

Sighted – John Clark 770, Stuart Dolbel 746, Andrew Springall 742, Warwick Shepherd 738, Greg Donovan 734, Gordon White 732, Lloyd Jauja 726, Matt Sinclair 708, Andrew Stubbs 704, mark Stevenson 672, Michael Urquhart 668, Brian Whittaker 626, Bernie Hayne 600, Denise Stevenson 526.

Traditional - Darrell Hudson 608, Greg Scott 454, Peter Stubbs 436.

Junior Sighted – Lachlan Scott 744, Jack Shepherd 728, Sebastian Donovan 726, Zac Hayne 698, Jess Sinclair 338.

Junior Compound – Katelyn Fuller 610, Rannon Fuller 440.

Cub Compound – Stacey Scott 468, Lachlan Boyd 462, Haylee Murrell 384, Kaytlyn Murrell 344, Jake Whittaker 344, Ben Wilkinson 292, Josh Riley 278.

Little Archers – Emilee Murrell 590.

Gunnedah’s 3 representatives at the World Field Archery Championships in Germany are performing well after 2 days of competition. Matt Wittman competing in Freestyle Unlimited is a very respectable 29th in a field of 94. Matt had a slow start in the first round but had a much improved second round. It was a similar story for Ken Thompson who is competing in Freestyle Recurve, a much improved second round has him lying 27th in a field of 43. Shane Thompson, competing in Junior Freestyle Recurve is currently 4th but will have to shoot exceptionally well to overtake the third placed archer.