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Archery Report

Tue, 12 Nov 2013  15:58


With a squad of archers away at a competition in Penrith, only a small number of club members turned out on Sunday. The standard however was quite high with half of those competing recording personal best scores. The round of the day was a Fita 18 shot as part of the handicap league. The scores on the day are adjusted using a fiendish set of tables which gives the archers an additional allowance according to their individual handicap.

Still fresh from winning bronze medals at the Junior World Championships, sisters Kirsten and Aalin George were on good form. Both girls recorded personal best scores but Aalin was on fire and produced a scratch score of 574 to set a new club record for the Ladies Compound.

The only junior to shoot on the day, Bradley Layton also shot well to record a new personal best for the round. Barbara Harris returning to shooting after suffering from a bout of flu was delighted with her form. Harris added 14 points to her pb to break the 500 barrier for the first time.

Club Recurve Champion Tony Hartley elected not to shoot the round of the day and instead broke out his Mongolion Horse Bow. He used this to good effect to shoot a Portsmouth round and added 35 points to his previous best.

After adjustment the results were as follows:- 1. Danny Cowin 1448 (59 454 10), 2. Aalin George 1444 (60 574 34)pb + NCR, 3. Kirsten George 1437 (60 560 21)pb, 4. Barbara Harris 1430 (60 512 15)pb, 5, Sarah Rigby 1427 (60 558 21), 6. Bradley Layton 1422 (58 466 12)pb, 7. Colin Moore 1421 (60 532 10), 8. Karen Lott 1397 (60 461 7), 9. Bod Boland 1387 (60 393 1). Traditional Bow Portsmouth Tony Hartley 59 397 5 pb.

Congratulations to Joy Gough, Pete Mumford and Billy Lightfoot who did so well at the Northern County Championships at the weekend.

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