Win­ter sol­stice shootout

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

ARCHERS trav­elled from as far away as Townsville to com­pete in the Moss­man Archery Club’s win­ter sol­stice shoot last week­end.

The com­pe­ti­tion was held in near per­fect con­di­tions over two days for the Moss­man club’s sec­ond in­ter­club tour­na­ment.

Most archers shot a 70-me­tre rank­ing round on both days with the ju­nior archers shoot­ing shorter dis­tances.

One cross­bow shooter shot a benchrest round in prepa­ra­tion for the up­com­ing world cham­pi­onships.

While the lo­cals showed plenty of skill, Townsville’s Peter Mul­li­gan proved too good in the master men’s di­vi­sion with a score of 1966.

In the open men’s di­vi­sion, Neil Stal­lard from the Table­land Co of Archers fin­ished on top with a score of 1955 ahead of Moss­man Archery Club’s Chris Thomas and Mike Wilkin­son.

Sue Stal­lard from the Table­lands won the mas­ters women’s di­vi­sion with He­len Bo­chow, also from the Table­lands, won the veter­ans women’s and Ge­orge Neil­son from the Table­lands the veter­ans men’s.

Moss­man’s Bryce Fabi­ani flew the flag with vic­tory in the cub boys’ com­pe­ti­tion.

The Moss­man Archery Club is hold­ing an open day this Sunday for any­one who would like to try archery for a cost of $5 with all equip­ment and tu­ition sup­plied.

There will be a bar­be­cue and drinks avail­able with com­pe­ti­tions and give­aways.

Shoot­ing will start at 9.30am at the Moss­man Ri­fle Range which is lo­cated 4.4km north of the Port Dou­glas turn-off on the Cap­tain Cook High­way.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion call Chris Thomas 0419 806 642.

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