Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Boundary Range Harder To Handle Than A Dead Possum In A Water Tank......well nearly.

Namoi Valley Archers held a 3 arrow club event on Sunday with a good field taking on the Boundary range in hot and windy conditions.

Stuart Dolbel was in scintillating form scorching round the course to record an impressive victory in the Sighted division. Greg Scott and john Clark had a close battle for the minor placings with Scott doing just enough to grab second place by the narrowest of margins.

Karen Hudson proved too strong in the Compound contest recording a dominant victory with Ann Stubbs in second and Ken Hill taking third.

The Traditional division was a very close affair with Peter Stubbs shooting consistently to take top spot by just 10 points from Darrell Hudson with John Woolaston in third. This was the first time John Woolaston has shot in several years and he was not far off the pace in his comeback shoot suggesting he will be competing for top honours in the very near future.

Ethan Mansfield confirmed his growing reputation with an impressive performance in winning the Junior Sighted division with Sebastian Donovan in second and Zac Hayne in third.

The final club shoot for the year will be held on December 11.

The AGM and presentation night is set down for December 10. Club members seeking further information can ring Peter Stubbs on 67431559.


Compound – Karen Hudson 735, Ann Stubbs 660, Ken Hill 580, Wendi Murrell 485, Sharon Boyd 155.

Sighted – Stuart Dolbel 1135, Greg Scott 1105, John Clark 1100, Gordon White 1030, Matt Sinclair 1025, Nathan Murrell 1025, Greg Donovan 1020, Bernie Hayne 1000, Lloyd Jauja 945, Denise Stevenson 745, Mark Stevenson 715, Mel Sinclair 675, Matt Wittman 610, Matt Kersley 300.

Traditional – Peter Stubbs 685, Darrell Hudson 675, John Woolaston 620.

Junior Sighted – Ethan Mansfield 1000, Sebastian Donovan 945, Zac Hayne 925, Lachlan Boyd 435.

Cub Compound – Haylee Murrell 800, Kaytlyn Murrell 470, Emylie Murrell 155.

Cub Sighted – Stacey Scott 730, Sophie Donovan 560.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

NNSW 3D Titles: Great Result for NVA

Namoi Valley Archers was represented by a 20 member team at the Northern NSW 3D Championships held at Singleton.

The Singleton club was hosting a 2 day tournament for the first time and competitors praised the testing 3D layout and hospitality of the club. The tournament was conducted over four tough rounds with Namoi Valley Archers winning 7 gold, 6 silver and 2 bronze medals in a powerful display.

Karen Hudson scored a dominant win in the Womens Masters compound event shooting well over the four rounds with clubmate, Wendi Murrell, taking the bronze in a very competitive A grade contest.

Jarrod Stubbs also finished with bronze in the Mens A grade contest.

Darrell Hudson had to work extremely hard to secure the win in A grade Recurve division. Hudson trailed fellow Gunnedah archer, Peter Stubbs, at the conclusion of the first 2 rounds, held on Saturday, by 84 points. Hudson surged during the third round to cut the deficit to just 10 points and then put together a brilliant final round to score a memorable win with Stubbs having to settle for silver.

Bernie Hayne showed great character to finish with the silver in Freestyle Unlimited Flight 2 after easing past Kempsey archer, Glenn Freeman, by just 6 points in a spirited battle for the minor placings.

Lloyd Jauja also shot exceptionally well over the 2 day event to secure the silver medal in Bowhunter Unlimited Flight 1 while Nathan Murrell was thrilled with his silver medal in Flight 2 holding off Ed Hayes from Tuggerah Lakes by a very narrow 4 points.

The club’s young archers performed extremely well with Lachlan Scott shooting with incredible precision on his way to top spot in Junior Bowhunter Unlimited Flight 1 while newcomer Adam Loftus scored a memorable win in Flight 2 with a consistent performance over the 4 rounds.

Zac Hayne finished with silver in Junior Freestyle Unlimited after running into a red hot archer from Singleton in Jake Collins who recorded a perfect score in the final round.

The Murrell girls were in fine form with Haylee winning Cub A grade Compound, Kayltyn grabbing silver in B grade and Emylie winning D grade. Haylee Murrell continues to show great improvement returning the best score by a Cub compound archer by a significant margin.

William Loftus rounded out the medal haul scoring an impressive win in Cub Freestyle Unlimited with a superb performance across the four rounds.

The focus returns to club activities with a 3 arrow round set down for this Sunday.