Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Eco Shoot

Namoi Valley Archers debuted a new concept at the range on Sunday holding a round of Australian Eco Shoot. This concept involves clubs all over the country holding a round at their home range during August with all scores forwarded to the National score recorder with the highest pointscorers in each division receiving medallions. Greg Scott set a cracking pace in the Sighted division turning in two excellent rounds with Gordon White also shooting well to grab second place from the rapidly improving Nathan Murrell. Karen Hudson was the top pointscorer in the compound division with Wendi Murrell taking second place and Jarrod Stubbs in third. Darrell Hudson was in great form taking the Traditional event by a big margin from Peter Stubbs and Michael Patrick. Lachlan Scott shot superbly to win the Junior Sighted event with Zac Hayne and Sebastian Donovan grabbing the minor placings. Stacey Scott was the pick of the Cub compound archers with Haylee and Kaytlyn Murrell filling the minor placings. The next club shoot will be held this Saturday afternoon with registration at 12.30 pm


Sighted – Greg Scott 1558, Gordon White 1540, Nathan Murrell 1530, Matt Sinclair 1520, Stuart Dolbel 1518, Greg Donovan 1512, Jodi Dolbel 1412, Bernie Hayne 1418, Darren Loftus 1400, Denise Stevenson 1164, Mark Stevenson 1048.

Compound – Karen Hudson 1238, Wendi Murrell 1068, Jarrod Stubbs 1134, Ann Stubbs 952.

Traditional – Darrell Hudson 1320, Peter Stubbs 1058, Michael Patrick 944, Steve Jaeger 648, Andrew Springall 630.

Junior Sighted – Lachlan Scott 1564, Zac Hayne 1498, Sebastian Donovan 1492, Ethan Mansfield 1372, Adam Loftus 1276, Meg Jaeger 730.

Junior Compound – Jackelyn Patrick 606.

Cub Compound – Stacey Scott 1196, Haylee Murrell 1132, Kaytlyn Murrell 962, Emylie Murrell 332.

Cub Sighted – William Loftus 1324.

Cub Traditional – Sammy Patrick 450.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

EcoShoot Sunday 28th August 9am

Half IFAA Round

Namoi Valley Archers held a 14 target IFAA round on Sunday with the windy conditions keeping scores down. The IFAA round requires competitors to shoot 4 arrows at each target with all distances marked at the shooting peg.

Darrell Hudson turned in the top barebow round of the day with an impressive performance in the Traditional event, with Peter Stubbs in second and Sharon Boyd in third.

Karen Hudson led the field home among the Compound shooters after putting together a tidy round with Wendi Murrell in second and Ann Stubbs taking third.

John Clark did just enough to finish on top in the Sighted contest with a very tight battle for the minor placings with Stuart Dolbel and John Finn finishing in a dead heat.

Brothers, Adam and William Loftus also returned good scores in their respective divisions.

The club has added an extra event to the shoot calendar this Sunday with the 2011 Australian Eco Shoot to be contested. The Eco shoot is a new innovation with clubs all round Australia conducting a shoot at their own venue in August with the results to be sent in to the National score recorder and overall winners decided. The format will see archers shooting 2 x 20 target rounds on the day with 2 scoring arrows at each target.

The shoot set down for Saturday 3rd of September will proceed as normal.


Traditional – Darrell Hudson 193, Peter Stubbs 123, Sharon Boyd 66.

Compound – Karen Hudson 187, Wendi Murrell 145, Ann Stubbs 130.

Sighted – John Clark 246, Stuart Dolbel 240, John Finn 240, Nathan Murrell 238, Gordon White 237, Bernie Hayne 221, Anthony Morris 206, Darren Loftus 200, Peter Bush 188, Mark Stevenson 160, Denise Stevenson 140.

Junior Sighted – Adam Loftus 147, Lachlan Boyd 121, Kye Morris 66.

Cub Sighted – William Loftus 228, Nick Smyth 201, Taylah Jones 71.

Cub Compound – Haylee Murrell 215, Kaytlyn Murrell 136, Emylie Murrell 94.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

State 3D Wrap up

Namoi Valley Archers hosted a highly successful NSW State 3D Championships over the weekend attracting a quality field of 109 competitors for the 2 day tournament. Tournament director, Peter Fairhall, lavished praise on the Gunnedah club for the organization of the event rating the ranges the best he had seen for a 3D event in this country.

Course designers, Greg Donovan and Stuart Dolbel provided 2 ranges that required maximum concentration on every shot with meticulous target placement making clever use of the varying terrain. The difficulty of the courses resulted in the last group walking of the range after the second round on Saturday at 4.45 pm in fading light. Shoot organizers were forced to change Sunday’s program to a 2 arrow round due to the slow progress on the range to get the event finished on time.

Local archers performed extremely well with many outstanding performances.

Highlights included Wade Hudson continuing his unbeaten run in major tournaments in 2011 scoring a very hard fought win in the Mens Masters division after a spirited contest with Rob Salter from Maitland. Salter held a narrow 2 point lead after the first round but Hudsonresponded to ease in front after the second round and was too consistent over the closing round to secure the win.

Other Compound winners included Karen Hudson in Womens Masters and Ann Stubbs scoring a great win in Womens A grade shooting a score that would have won the Mens event.

Darrell Hudson finished as the top Recurve archer scoring a fine win in A grade with Michael Patrick winning B grade.

The club showed the incredible depth it has after an amazing performance in the Mens Bowhunter Unlimited event with Stuart Dolbel shooting brilliantly all weekend to finish with the State Title in the top division Flight 1, with club mates Lloyd Jauja and John Finn taking the minor placings.

The club repeated the clean sweep in Flight 2 with Greg Scott shooting superbly to take top spot with youngster James Bush and Nathan Murrell completing the trifecta.

Lachlan Scott and Adam Loftus continued the run in Junior Boys Bowhunter Unlimited taking the gold in Flight 1 and Flight 2 respectively.

The standout performances among the Cub ( under 13) archers came from Haylee Murrell who turned in a stunning display to finish as State Champion in Girls Compound A grade and William Loftus who shot with great precision to win the boys Freestyle Unlimited crown in his first ever tournament.

Namoi Valley Archers Placegetters

Mens Masters - Wade Hudson 1

Womens Masters – Karen Hudson 1

Mens A – Steve Jaeger 2 (happy now)

Womens A – Ann Stubbs 1, Wendi Murrell 3

Mens B – Ken Hill 3

Womens B – Amy Stubbs 2

Recurve A – Darrell Hudson 1, Phillip Greenwood 3

Recurve B – Michael Patrick 1

Mens Freestyle Fl 2 – Gordon White 1, Bernard Hayne 3

Womens Freestyle Fl 2 – Jodi Dolbel 1

Freestyle Recurve – Mark Stevenson 1

Womens Freestyle Limited – Denise Stevenson 2

Mens Bowhunter Unlimited Fl 1 – Stuart Dolbel 1, Lloyd Jauja 2, John Finn 3

Mens Bowhunter Unlimited Fl 2 – Greg Scott 1, James Bush 2, Nathan Murrell 3

Mens Bowhunter Limited Fl 2 – David Buckingham 2

Junior Bowhunter Unlimited Fl 1 – Zac Hayne 2, Sebastian Donovan 3

Junior Girls A grade – Jackelyn Patrick 1

Junior Girls Freestyle Limited Fl 2 – Meg Jaeger 1

Junior Boys Bowhunter Unlimited Fl 1 – Lachlan Scott 1

Junior Boys Bowhunter Unlimited Fl 2 - Adam Loftus 1, Ethan Mansfield 2

Cub Girls A Grade – Haylee Murrell 1

Cub Girls B Grade – Emily Murrell 2

Cub Girls C grade – Kaytlyn Murrell 1

Cub Girls D grade – Emylie Murrell 1

Cub Girls Recurve C grade – Sammy Patrick 1

Cub Boys Freestyle Unlimited Fl 2 – William Loftus 1

Cub Girls Freestyle Unlimited Fl 2 – Stacey Scott 1

Cub Boys Freestyle Limited Fl 2 – Lachlan Boyd 2

Cub Girls Freestyle Limited Fl 2 – Sophie Donovan 1

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

3D Shoot 7/8/11

Namoi Valley Archers held a 2 round 3D event on Sunday with a big field taking to the range with competitors taking the last chance to prepare for the 2011 NSW State 3D Championships to be hosted by the club this weekend.

The day saw showers sweep across the range with competitors taking the conditions in their stride with some excellent scores posted including new club records from Stacey Scott and Haylee Murrell.

Tamworth archer and 3D specialist Brad Smith was in superlative form scoring a brilliant win in the Sighted division shooting with incredible precision on the testing layout. Gordon White was another archer in good form staging a very tense battle with Greg Scott grabbing second place by just 2 points.

Another Tamworth archer, veteran Neville White, scored a good win in the Compound division showing a clean pair of heels to the chasing pack to score a memorable win. Steve Jaeger and Wendi Murrell couldn’t be separated in the race for the minor placings finishing tied after the 40 targets.

Darrell Hudson showed he will be right in the mix for a State title this weekend scoring a fine win in the Traditional contest with Phillip Greenwood taking second with Peter Stubbs in third.

Lachlan Scott finished the day as the top Junior Sighted archer after putting together 2 fine rounds with Sebastian Donovan in second and Stacey Scott shooting well to finish third.