Namoi Valley Archers held a 2 round 3D event on Sunday in very windy conditions. Adding to the challenge competitors were shooting on a newly constructed 3D range which featured some very challenging uphill and downhill shots which made high scoring very difficult.
This event was the last opportunity for competitors to gain valuable practice leading into the 2011 World Bowhunter Championships to be held in Wagga Wagga with Ken Thompson and Haylee Murrell showing their preparation is right on track with both setting new club records in their respective divisions.
Wendi Murrell scored a confidence building win in the Compound contest with Karen Hudson taking second and Ann Stubbs third.
Darrell Hudson finished the day as the top Traditional archer after compiling two tidy rounds with Matt Sinclair shooting well to take second and Mark Stevenson shooting a personal best to finish third.
Stuart Dolbel led the field home in a hotly contested Sighted division securing the win by just 2 points from John Clark with Lloyd Jauja also shooting well to finish third.
Zac Hayne was the best of the Junior Sighted archers with Sebastian Donovan just 2 points away in second with rapidly improving newcomer Ben Martin in third.
Haylee Murrell secured a big win in Cub Compound with Kaytlyn Murrell in second and Stacey Scott in third.
Compound – Wendi Murrell 604, Karen Hudson 582, Ann Stubbs 458.
Traditional – Darrell Hudson 598, Matt Sinclair 506, Mark Stevenson 486.
Sighted – Stuart Dolbel 764, John Clark 762, Lloyd Jauja 732, Greg Donovan 730, Phillip Porter 726, Scott Crouch 726, Gordon White 722, Greg Scott 716, Jodi Dolbel 714, Bernie Hayne 700, Adam Laws 680, Ken Thompson 674, Nathan Murrell 662, Kyle Ridley 640, Travis Marr 640, Caleb Bullock 602, Denise Stevenson 548, Shelley Porter 360, Gordon MacAulay 318.
Junior Sighted – Zac Hayne 716, Sebastian Donovan 714, Ben Martin 674.
Junior Compound – Stephanie Everson 494, Thomas Everson 248, Samuel Jauja 182.
Cub Sighted – Sophie Donovan 352, Krystal Jauja 314.
Cub Compound – Haylee Murrell 628, Kaytlyn Murrell 394, Stacey Scott 272, Emylie Murrell 214, Kaitlyn MacAulay 66, Cody MacAulay 42.