Namoi Valley Archers scored 9 gold, 6 silver and 3 bronze medals at the Northern NSW Branch ABA Championships held at Taree over the weekend. The championships were held over 3 rounds with competitors shooting in light rain during Sunday’s closing round.
Wade Hudson started the event as a strong favourite to win the Masters Compound division and showed all the attributes of a champion to win by 76 points after putting together 3 superb rounds.
Karen Hudson was the standout female barebow compound archer winning the Womens Masters event in style in a welcome return to form. Officials believe this is the first time a mother and son have won the Masters divisions at a Northern NSW Branch championships.
Ann Stubbs shot well to take the silver in the Womens A grade compound event with Jarrod Stubbs finishing with the bronze in the Mens A grade contest.
Wendi Murrell scored a convincing win in the B grade division and must be on the verge of promotion to A grade in the very near future.
Ben Stubbs added to the medal haul taking the silver in C grade.
Darrell Hudson was pushed all the way by Taree’s Karl Peck but pulled away for an impressive win in Recurve A grade with Peter Stubbs taking the bronze. Mark Stevenson won the Freestyle Recurve division with a consistent performance over the 3 rounds.
Greg Scott defeated some quality archers to take top spot in the Flight 2 section and will be moving up to Flight 1 based on this performance.
Denise Stevenson finished with the bronze after a spirited contest with 2 archers from
Lachlan Scott finished with the silver after a very tense contest with
Haylee Murrell shot well to finish second in Cub Compound B grade with sisters, Kaytlyn and Emylie finishing first and second in D grade.
Stacey Scott rounded out the medal haul with a fine win in Cub Freestyle Unlimited after 3 solid rounds.
The club will be back in action this Sunday with a 2 round