Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Archery Over The Last Fortnight

Namoi Valley Archers dynamic duo, Darrell and Karen Hudson travelled to Wagga Wagga for the NSW State 3D Championships with both archers showing their class scoring comprehensive wins. The courses were extremely tough with the very icy conditions making top quality archery difficult. Despite the conditions both archers produced top class performances. Karen Hudson won the Masters Compound title finishing as the overall top compound archer, showing her male counterparts how it is done. Darrell Hudson won the A grade Recurve title also finishing as the top recurve archer overall with another quality performance. At the last club shoot competitors took to the Outback range for a 2 round ABA event in excellent weather conditions. Wade Hudson dominated proceedings in the Compound division shooting brilliantly to score a big win from Karen Hudson with Jarrod Stubbs holding off some determined challengers for third. Darrell Hudson and Peter Stubbs were locked for the lead after the first round but Hudson shot extremely well in the second round to secure the win from Stubbs with Brett Wheatley in third in recurve. John Clark scored a very narrow win in the Sighted contest after a very close battle with Greg Donovan with Steve Jaeger also shooting well to take third. The next club shoot will be held on September 9th and will be an IFAA event. This will be the final opportunity for archers travelling to Tuggerah for the Branch IFAA Titles to gain valuable match practice. ABA Scores Compound - Wade Hudson 754, Karen Hudson 584, Jarrod Stubbs 550, Amy Stubbs 538, Ann Stubbs 536, Wendi Murrell 300, Alistair Wall 176. Traditional - Darrell Hudson 604, Peter Stubbs 538, Brett Wheatley 124. Sighted - John Clark 780, Greg Donovan 778, Steve Jaeger 770, Sebastian Donovan 758, Gordon White 736, Mark Stevenson 686, Denise Stevenson 580. Junior Compound - Hayley Murrell 324. Cub Compound - Kaytlyn Murrell 304, Emylie Murrell 216. Cub Traditional - Rhegan Jaeger 256. Novice – Luke Edwards 362, Jess Griffen 316. A new concept was trialled at the Gunnedah PCYC last Thursday with 12 archers competing in an IFAA Indoor event. The night was rated a huge success by organisers and the plan is that the IFAA Indoor event will be shot monthly. Organisers are looking at the possibility of starting the night 30 minutes earlier to allow for an extra round to be completed. The event gave archers a chance to enjoy a new discipline with many surprised how intense this style of archery can become. Greg Donovan recorded the highest score on the night with an impressive 197 out of 200. Indoor Scores Greg Donovan 197, John Clark 193, Craig Mansfield 191, Gordon White 189, Sebastian Donovan 182, Ethan Mansfield 180, Will Loftus 172, Adam Loftus 169, Denise Stevenson 168, Darren Loftus 161, Peter Stubbs 157, Mark Stevenson 114