Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Indoor ..... Outdoor and Branch Indoor Titles

Namoi Valley Archers has been focusing on Indoor archery over the last few weeks holding an IFAA Indoor event at their last club shoot with some good scoring on the day as members warmed up for the Northern NSW Branch Indoor Titles at Inverell. Stuart Dolbel recorded the highest score of the day missing a perfect score by just 2 points as he dominated the Sighted contest with Greg Donovan just edging out his son, Sebastian, by 1 point in the battle for minor placings. Wade Hudson was the dominate Compound archer in his final hit out before the World Titles in Argentina, scoring a comprehensive win from Karen Hudson with Ann Stubbs in second place and Sharon Boyd in third. Peter Stubbs showed the benefit of some recent Indoor competition to score a great win in the Traditional contest with Darrell Hudson in second and Alistair Wall in third. Scores Sighted - Stuart Dolbel 298, Greg Donovan 290, Sebastian Donovan 289, Gordon White 285, Mark Stevenson 252, Brad Mulherin 196. Compound - Wade Hudson 268, Karen Hudson 239, Ann Stubbs 210, Sharon Boyd 174, Amy Stubbs 154, Kate Harris 66, Alisha Hayes 30. Traditional – Peter Stubbs 228, Darrell Hudson 222, Alistair Wall 37, Bernice Hart 34. Junior Open – Lachlan Boyd 243, Junior Compound – Gordon Harris 100. Mark and Denise Stevenson returned from the Northern NSW Branch Indoor Championships with gold medals in their respective divisions. Mark won the Freestyle Recurve event shooting personal best scores while Denise Stevenson won the Freestyle Limited event also recording a PB on her way to victory. The Stevensons have been regular competitors at the Gunnedah PCYC Indoor competition which is gaining momentum and attribute their good form to the experience gained under competition pressure at these monthly events. The focus returns to field archery this Sunday with the very popular 3D targets in use with a 2 round event starting with registration at 8.30am. Course designers , Greg Donovan and Gordon White, have been hard at work revamping the range and installing new back up butts on the range. There will be a sausage sizzle lunch and a club meeting will also be held on the day.