Wednesday, February 22, 2012

3 Arrow on Outback Range

Namoi Valley Archers conducted 3 arrow club shoot on Sunday with competitors taking to the Outback range in hot and fine conditions. The day had a retro feel with Range Captain, Stuart Dolbel, opting to use the older style black and white ABA targets which added a different dimension to the round with no one breaking the 1100 point barrier on the day.

Greg Scott returned the highest score of the day to win the Sighted division with a polished performance with Narrabri’s John Finn just edging out John Clark in a tense battle for the minor placings.

Karen Hudson scored a very hard fought win in the Compound division after a titanic struggle with Wendi Murrell while Jarrod Stubbs edged out the chasing pack to grab third.

Haylee Murrell reasserted her dominance in the Cub Compound contest scoring a good win from sisters Kaytlyn and Emylie Murrell.

The next club shoot will be held on March 4th with registration at 8.30am for a 9.00am start on the range.

Sighted – Greg Scott 1090, John Finn 1075, John Clark 1070, Stuart Dolbel 1050, Greg Donovan 1030, Matt Sinclair 1030, Sebastian Donovan 1020, Bernie Hayne 1015, Gordon White 1010, Nathan Murrell 1010, Peter Bush 1005, Brendan Simmons 965, Melissa Sinclair 775, Denise Stevenson 710.

Compound – Karen Hudson 705, Wendi Murrell 695, Jarrod Stubbs 570, Ben Stubbs 550, Ann Stubbs 520, Ken Hill 435, Amy Stubbs 395, Sharon Boyd 240.

Traditional – John Woolaston 700, Peter Stubbs 545.

Junior Sighted – Lachlan Boyd 480.

Cub Compound – Haylee Murrell 665, Kaytlyn Murrell 575, Emylie Murrell 235.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Branch Newsletter Feb 2012 Edition

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

New Year Underway

Namoi Valley Archers kicked off the 2012 season with a 2 arrow handicap event with competitors venturing out onto a completely redesigned Boundary Range. Range designers, Bernie Hayne and Nathan Murrrell spent many hours over the summer break on the range and their efforts were obvious as they presented a testing layout which made maximum use of the varying terrain. With a starting time for the event of 4.30pm the range was made even more difficult with the late afternoon sun making some targets extremely tricky to judge with the last group coming off the range at 7.30pm. Greg Donovan led the sighted shooters home with a very well compiled round with John Clark grabbing second place while Matt Sinclair and Gordon White finished tied for third. Wade Hudson scored a brilliant win in the Compound division scorching round the course in a superb display of archery with Karen Hudson just edging out Wendi Murrell in the battle for the minor placings. John Woolaston’s comeback to archery continues to gather momentum after he scored an excellent win in the Traditional contest with Darrell Hudson finishing second and Phil Greenwood third. The overall winner on the day after the handicaps were applied was youngster Katylyn Murrell, shooting a personal best score on the day. Murrell made a mockery of her handicap to finish 138 points in front of her nearest rival. The next club shoot will be held this Sunday with the traditional daylight saving time start with registrations at 8.30am with archers taking to the range at 9.00am.