Wednesday, March 28, 2012

3D Range Tested Local Archers

Namoi valley Archers held a 2 round 3D event on Sunday with a big field taking to the range in perfect weather conditions.

This was the final chance for competitors to compete on the 3D course before the Australian Championships to be held in Mildura over the Easter weekend.

Course designers, Greg Donovan and Gordon White, provided an exceptionally challenging range with scores well down on previous events as archers struggled with the exacting layout. The designers made very clever use of the terrain placing targets in shaded areas, using narrow shooting lanes and the natural gully system to make distance judgement very difficult. One of the highlights was a shot at the dam with archers required to shoot off a floating pontoon which provided plenty of comment among competitors.

Husband and wife duo, Nathan and Wendi Murrell, dominated the day with Nathan scoring his second consecutive win in the Sighted division after putting together 2 consistent rounds to edge out Stuart Dolbel with Peter Bush shooting well to take third place.

Wendi Murrell finished the day as the number one Compound archer after scoring a very hard fought win with Jarrod Stubbs continuing his recent good form finishing in second with Karen Hudson grabbing third.

Phil green wood led the Traditional archers home with John Woolaston taking second and Darrell Hudson third.

Sebastian Donovan proved too strong for his opposition in the Juniopr sighted contest with Adam Loftus finishing second and Meg jaeger third.

The club will be back in action this Sunday with a 2 round ABA event set down. Registration closes at 9.00am for a 9.30am start on the range.

Mark and Denise Stevenson tasted success at the Northern NSW Branch ABA Invitational tournament held at Taree recently. Mark Stevenson scored the gold in Freestyle Limited Recurve with a dominating display while Denise Stevenson made it a golden weekend for the duo taking out the Freestyle Limited Compound division.