Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Hayne is 3D King

Another fantastic turnout of archers complemented what was a challenging 3D shoot , the targets were set out with cunning intent by range captains Greg Donovan and Gordon White , with help setting up from club members, the result of which saw a total of 54 competitors participate on what was a splendid day for shooting . With archers coming from far and wide including such places as Mudgee, Tamworth, Barradine, Murrurindi and even a visitor from Tasmania, to test their mettle against the Gunnedah course. In what was his final shoot before the upcoming national titles at easter which is to be held at Alice Springs, Bernie Hayne scored a hard fought narrow victory from the ever present John Clark with James Bush rounding out the top 3 spots in the hotly contested sighted division. Hayne , like a pressure cooker, has been slowly building over the last 6 months, recording some respectable scores, with this win no doubt boosting his confidence for his endeavours at an attempt at a national title. The entire Hayne family is making the pilgrimage to the red centre for what should be a great shoot, with both Bernie & son Zac looking to impress on the score card, the club wishes them all the best. In the bare bow compound division Karen Hudson led from start to finish in a dominant display, with daylight second ,the only one with any answer to Hudson’s dazzling repertoire of shots was the old warhorse himself , Neville ‘nifty’ White , who still continues to produce quality scores, Ann Stubbs rounded out the placings with a serviceable third. Jed Hayes led the junior’s home, with the rest finding the going tough, with Lachlan Boyd 2nd and Jack Ross in 3rd, which was the result of some unaccommodating target placement. The new shooters at the club are performing well and recording some pleasing scores, with this being, for a lot of them, their first 3D shoot from the standard paper target game they have been accustomed to. The clubs next shoot will be this weekend 17/3/13, consisting of a 3 arrow round on the boundary range. Results: Sighted division: 750 Bernie Hayne, 746 John Clark, 742 James Bush, 734 Sebastian Donovan, Brad Mulherin, 730 Zac Hayne, 724 Gordon White, 724 Peter Bush, 722 Stuart Dolbel, 722 Michael Rulen, 702 Brandon Thrift, 692 Tim Hayes, 688 Mark Daley, 656 Craig Poeschl, 650 Brendon Footit, 634 Simon Taylor, 606 Trent Ross, 590 Mark Stevenson, 588 Denise Stevenson, 582 Kate Hamilton, 546 Mark Gardiner, 348 Matt Kelly, 328 Tracy Redgrove, 308 Richard Redgrove, 256 Matt Kersley Compound division: 630 Karen Hudson, 580 Neville White, 514 Ann Stubbs, 494 Brian Taylor, 368 Sharon Boyd, 218 Kate Harris Recurve division: 556 Peter Stubbs, 308 Norm Webster, 296 Phill Greenwood, 218 Andrew Poeschl, 192 Kathleen Gardiner Junior sighted division: 678 Jed Hayes, 612 Lachlan Boyd, 592 Jack Ross, 500 Matt Ross, 494 Zachary Gardiner Junior compound division: 502 Gordon Harris, 452 Jacob Newcombe, 438 Connor Poeschl, 188 Tristan Poeschl Junior recurve division: 398 Callan Webster, 356 Paul Webster, 182 Jim Pease, 76 Jade Gardiner, 66 Gillian Harris62 Max Gardiner Ungraded: 266 Peter Bishop, 232 Connor Bishop, 134 Peter Curwen

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Outback Range Challenges Local Archers

Fine weather ensures good turnout. The clubs recent shoot was conducted on a dry but storm damaged course, with the range captains Brad Mulherin and Stuart Dolbel having a lot of work to do to bring the range up to scratch with wind and water causing considerable damage, again, to what was a challenging course ensuring that no big scores were recorded. Another excellent turnout of round 50 archers lined up for the starters whistle on what was an enjoyable day of shooting .With archers from Tamworth, Barradine and Murrurundi making the trek over and a large contingent of local and junior archers ,the Gunnedah club has witnessed , in the last few months, an influx of new archers bolstering their numbers considerably. The most exciting aspect of all this is the number of junior and cub archers joining the ranks of the initiated, ensuring good future prospects for the club as a whole. The last time archery member numbers were seen to increase over the norm was due to the Sydney Olympics popularity, with Simon Fairweather winning gold and consequently inspiring people to take up the bow over the more mainstream sports. With the release recently of many movies and television shows, Hunger Games , Brave , Arrow etc.. , possibly being the impetus behind this new found desire to share in what is an ancient practice of launching pointy sticks at things, be they targets or in its more traditional form , that of hunting. Meg Jaeger led the way in the junior sighted division, giving the boys a dust up, with some excellent shooting, Lachlan Boyd and Zach Gardiner couldn’t be separated in a tie for second, with Jack and his brother Matt Ross following very close behind. Haylee and Kaytlyn Murrell went shot for shot with Haylee just edging out her sister to record the win in the cub compound division, with new bowman Connor Poeschl giving a good account of himself to finish a gallant third. A much improving Mark Stevenson clawed a victory over Ken Thompson in what is an ongoing struggle between the two. Wade Hudson is shooting back at his best, with a comprehensive victory in the compound division followed by Karen Hudson and Wendi Murrell fighting it out for the placings, with karen just edging out her rival in a narrow win. The ‘old man’ of the range Darrell Hudson scored another win in barebow recurve over long term rivals Phil Greenwood and Peter Stubbs, who are both shooting very well but have been unable to dethrone Hudson in his almost ‘zen’ like ability to score points. A huge field of archers in the men’s sighted division saw Greg Donovan again victorious over a much improved Brad Mulherin with Peter Bush third, followed by a raft of shooters breathing down their necks. Special mention must got to new shooter Trent Ross who, on only his first outing at the club recorded a truly remarkable score beating out some old hands in the process. The next shoot will be this weekend 10/3/13 consisting of 2 3D rounds with a BBQ lunch, muster will be 8:30 with a 9:00am start. Sighted compound – 386 Greg Donovan, 384 Brad Mulherin,380 Peter Bush,376 Micheal Rule, 374 Bernie Hayne, Nathan Murrell, Steve Jaeger, Sebastian Donovan,372 James Bush, Brandon Thrift, 368 Trent Ross, 364 Gordon White, 348 Craig Poeschl, 344 Mel Sinclair, 334 Mark Daley, 330 Matt Sinclair, Greg Capper, 310 Matt Kelly, 308 Denise Stevenson, 264 Brian Taylor, 188 Mark Gardiner Sighted recurve – 320 Mark Stevenson, 310 Ken Thompson Bare bow compound – 368 Wade Hudson,334 Karen Hudson, 328 Wendi Murrell, 278 Ann Stubbs, 232 Sharon Boyd Bare bow recurve – 324 Darrell Hudson, 310 Phil Greenwood, 306 Peter Stubbs, 232 Norm Webster, 166 Kathleen Gardiner Junior compound – 328 Meg Jeager, 288 Lachlan Boyd, Zach Gardiner, 282 Jack Ross, 260 Matt Ross Cub compound – 310 Haylee Murrell, 302 Kaytlyn Murrell, 236 Connor poeschl, 204 Emylie Murrell, 194 Emily Jaeger, 180 Jacob Newcombe Cub recurve – 186 Harrison Capper, 182 Rhegan Jaeger, Callen Webster, 162 Jade Gardiner, 140 Paul Webster, 104 Max Gardiner