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.