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Archery Report

Wed, 04 Dec 2013  10:58


The IoM Archery Club Met on Sunday to shoot a Portsmouth round as part of the Club’s Handicap League. Fifteen archers turned up over the course of the day.  Among them Josh Trafford was looking to build upon the excellent personal best score he set the previous week and Danny Cowin was breaking in a new set of heavier limbs on his bow.

The highest scratch score for Compound came from Kirsten George, while Tony Hartley high scored for the Recurves. Whilst the standard of the Portsmouth round was generally high, only two archers managed to record new personal best scores: Josh Trafford and Danny Cowin. Josh added 17 points to his pb to break the 500 barrier for the first time. After his score was adjusted by handicap he secured the win for the second week in a row.

 Danny, whose new limbs were only set up during Thursday’s Club Night, had an extra 6 pounds of weight to draw and was starting to feel it by the end of the day. However he added 10 points to his pb which after adjustment put him into joint second place.

The archers who stayed on into the afternoon session elected to shoot a Fita 3 Spot to get some practice in ahead of the UK National Championships in Coventry on the 8th of December. Of those shooting, Karen Lott stood out as the only archer to set a new personal best. Karen added 21 points to her previous best to break the 500 barrier for the first time and looks to be in excellent shape for the UK Championships.

Results Portsmouth Handicap :-1. Josh Trafford 1488 (59 508 17)pb,  2.Danny Cowin  1442 (60 520 18)pb, =2 Kirsten George 1442 (60 577 37), 4. Charlotte Harris 1436 (60 519 13), = 4. Dave Moore 1436 (60 566 28), 6. Joy Gough 1435 (60 561 21), 7. Pete Mumford 1434 (60 569 29), 8. Sarah Rigby 1432 (60 576 36), 9. Barbara Harris 1431 (60 548 24), 10. Billy Lightfoot 1430 (59 555 25), 11. Tony Hartley 1429 (60 554 22), 12. Karen Lott 1428 (60 533 14), 13. Bradley Layton 1417 (60 507 17), 14. Colin Moore 1394 (60 542 14), 15. Bod Boland 1389 (60 454 7).

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