Wednesday, December 05, 2012
Heatwave Conditions Prove Challenging
Namoi Valley Archers held a 3 arrow ABA round at their last club shoot with a big field taking to the Boundary range in extremely hot conditions . The club had originally scheduled a 2 round event but organizers decided to shoot only 1 round due to concerns about the excessive heat. Despite the extreme weather conditions some outstanding rounds were recorded. Greg Donovan turned in a superb performance to record a big win in the Sighted division missing the bullseye just 3 times over the 20 target round. Lloyd Jauja and Gordon White finished a thrilling tie for the minor placings. Wade Hudson was in a class of his own in the Compound event streeting the field to score a massive win with Karen Hudson taking second and Wendi Murrell third. Darrell Hudson was in top form dominating the Traditional contest after recording a brilliant round with Phil Greenwood doing just enough to grab second from Peter Stubbs in a close contest. Haylee Murrell won the Cub Compound division after a close battle with sister, Kaytlyn, with Emylie Murrell taking third to make it an all family affair. In other club news, John Finn and Lloyd Jauja scored the quinella at the Northern NSW Branch 3D tournament held at Singleton recently. Finn won the event by just 2 points with a great come from behind performance. The pair were level after round 1 with Jauja easing to a 4 point lead after the second round but Finn would not be denied in the final round doing just enough to score the win. Krystal Jauja also shot well to take the Junior Girl Bowhunter Unlimited title shooting extremely well. The club will be holding the AGM and presentation night at the range this Saturday with the AGM starting at 5.00pm. Sunday will see the final club shoot for the year with a novelty event to be shot. Further details can be obtained by ringing 67423220. Scores Sighted - Greg Donovan 394,Lloyd Jauja 382, Gordon White 382, Craig Mansifield 380, Sebastian Donovan 378, James Bush 378, Bernie Hayne 374, Nathan Murrell 372, Peter Bush 372, John Finn 370, Stuart Dolbel 368, Ethan Mansfield 368, Matt Sinclair 366, Brad Mulherin 364, Denise Stevenson 344, Mark Stevenson 332. Compound - Wade Hudson 376, Karen Hudson 338, Wendi Murrell 328, Ken Hill 276, Sharon Boyd 240, Amy Stubbs 232, Kate Harris 162. Traditional – Darrell Hudson 340, Phil Greenwood 282, Peter Stubbs 270, Alistair Wall 208, Bernice Hart 206. Junior Sighted – Krystal Jauja 338, Lachlan Boyd 336. Cub Compound - Hayley Murrell 338, Kaytlyn Murrell 330, Emylie Murrell 250. Little Archer – Connor Wheatley 328. Ungraded - Brett Wheatley 364, Ben Hope 344, Andrew Hope 194, Alisha Hayes 100, Rory Chambers 78.