Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Weekend Roundup.

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

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

3D Round Attracts 60 Shooters

Namoi Valley Archers held a 2 round 3D event on Sunday with the biggest field in club history in attendance. Organizers were swamped with entries with archers from Tamworth, Moonbi, Manilla and Murrundi boosting numbers to over 60 for the day. Course designers, Greg Donovan and Lloyd Jauja delivered a top class layout for the day with archers tested by targets cleverly placed in the natural terrain. Tamworth archers dominated the Sighted contest with Ben Mc Culloch showing his 3D prowess scoring a very narrow win over renowned hunter, Brad Smith with Robbie Austin grabbing third in a hotly contested division. Karen Hudson turned in another brilliant performance to win the Compound event putting together 2 top class rounds with veteran Tamworth archer, Neville White taking second from Ann Stubbs who finished third. Darrell Hudson was another archer in fine form scoring a decisive win in the Traditional division with Peter Stubbs returning to form to take second place with Sharon Boyd finishing third. Zac Hayne scored a great win in the Junior Sighted beating home a crack field after scoring well in both rounds just edging out Lachlan Scott in a very tight contest with Sebastian Donovan in third. The Cub Sighted division was won by Sophie Donovan with Callum Urquhart taking second with Lachlan Boyd just doing enough to finish third. The next club shoot will be held on November 21st.


Sighted – Ben McCulloch 774, Brad Smith 770, Robbie Austin 768, Andrew Stubbs 758, Greg Donovan 750, Matt Wittman 748, Lloyd Jauja 732, James Bush 730, Stuart Dolbel 728, Matt Sinclair 724, Chris Paull 720, Greg Scott 714, Peter Bush 702, Brandon Thrift 696, Josh Whitbread 690, Bernie Hayne 668, Michael Rulen 666, Brian Whittaker 642, Andrew Morris 626, Gary Urquhart 624,Gordon Malaulay 620, Corey Squires 614, Simon Taylor 598, Tom Welsh 596, Jack Sheppard 586, Kim Jauja 524, Warwick Shepherd 498, Leslee Mordue 408, Kane Morris 264.

Compound - Karen Hudson 628, Neville White 604, Ann Stubbs 554, Wendi Murrell 536, Nathan Murrell 478, Stewart Mordue 262.

Traditional – Darrell Hudson 608, Peter Stubbs 498, Sharon Boyd 116.

Junior Sighted – Zac Hayne 750, Lachlan Scott 744, Sebastian Donovan 702, Rannon Fuller 620, Patrick Cameron 548, Kaytlyn Fuller 388, Hayden Riordan 344, Jack Jordon 192.

Junior Compound – Kye Morris 340, Stacey Scott 242, Jarrod Stubbs 170.

Cub Sighted – Sophie Donovan 652, Callum Urquhart 558, Lachlan Boyd 394, Krystal Jauja 384, Jake Whittaker 288, Curtis Riordan 242.

Cub Compound – Haylee Murrell 258, Emylie Murrell 186, Kaytlyn Murrell 146, Haylee Mordue 146.

Mark and Denise Stevenson have just returned from the Pan Pacific Masters games held on the Gold Coast. Over 11,000 athletes converged on the Gold Coast for the games with over 30 sports represented. Mark Stevenson finished with the Gold medal in the Longbow division for archers 50-60 years while Denise Stevenson also won Gold in the Freestyle Limited division for archers 50-60 years. Competition was held over 5 rounds with a mixture of ABA and 3D rounds.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Big Field For The Tough Delta Round

Namoi Valley Archers held a 20 target Delta round on Sunday with the biggest field of the year taking to the Outback range. Some excellent scores were returned on the day with Darrell Hudson, Kaytlyn Fuller, John Clark, Karen Hudson, Haylee Murrell and Sophie Donovan all setting club records in their respective divisions. Karen Hudson led the field home in the Compound division setting a new club record on her way to victory. Wendi Murrell continued her recent good form posting an impressive score to finish second with Ken Hill grabbing third with an encouraging performance. John Clark finished the day on top in the Sighted contest with Greg Donovan taking second place while Gordon White just edged past a big pursuing pack to grab third. Darrell Hudson was in a class of his own posting a big win in the Traditional division with Mark Stevenson shooting very well to finish second with Peter Stubbs in third. Sebastian Donovan turned in the top score in the Junior Sighted divison with Kaytlyn Fuller and Rannon Fuller filling the minor placings. The club will be back in action this Sunday with the very popular 3D targets making their final appearance for the year.


Compound – Karen Hudson 740, Wendi Murrell 685, Ken Hill 640, Ann Stubbs 505, Nathan Murrell 455.

Sighted – John Clark 1095, Greg Donovan 1005, Gordon White 975, Stuart Dolbel 960, Matt Sinclair 960, Warwick Shepherd 910, Bernie Hayne 885, Greg Scott 860, Gary Urquhart 840, Jodi Dolbel 835, Peter Bush 835, James Bush 805, Andrew Morris 795, Jack Shepherd 740, Denise Stevenson 735, Chris Usher 715, Kim Jauja 535, Andrew Stubbs 354, Kim Stubbs 326, Josh Whitbread324, Lloyd Jauja 310.

Traditional – Darrell Hudson 720, Mark Stevenson 440, Peter Stubbs 415, Andrew Springall 340.

Junior Sighted – Sebatsian Donovan 925, Kaytlyn Fuller 865, Rannon Fuller 825, Jessica Sinclair 555, Jack Jordan 550, Patrick Cameron 340.

Junior Barebow – Stacey Scott 490, Kye Morris 445.

Cub Sighted – Sophie Donovan 860, Liam Donaldson 705, Callum Urquhart 545.

Cub Barebow – Haylee Murrell 440, Emylee Murrell 210.