Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Taree Branch Championships: NVA Medal Haul.

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. Hudson also received the honour of being elevated to the elite Grand Master Bowmen status after this shoot. This highly sort after award is given to barebow archers who shoot over 700 points at 3 consecutive official shoots, a very rare feat.

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.

Namoi dominated the Bowhunter Unlimited event with John Finn shooting brilalliantly to win the Flight 1 contest with Lloyd Jauja turning in a griity performance to grab the silver.

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 Gloucester in Freestyle Limited.

Lachlan Scott finished with the silver after a very tense contest with Newcastle archer, Jarrod Morrissey, in the Junior Bowhunter Unlimited event. Scott held a narrow lead after the first 2 rounds but Morrissey just did enough during the last round to edge in front.

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 ABA event set down for a 9.00am start with a sausage sizzle between rounds.