Archers hit tar­get at chal­lenge

Benalla Ensign - - News -

Be­nalla’s North East­ern Archers held its an­nual Save the Day­light Chal­lenge event re­cently.

Ninety scor­ing ar­rows were shot by each archer, with 26 par­tic­i­pants from three clubs in at­ten­dance.

Shoot-off prizes were awarded to both com­pound and re­curve di­vi­sions, with a team tro­phy and over­all club cham­pion award also on of­fer.

NEA thanked its mem­bers and vol­un­teers for run­ning the suc­cess­ful event for a sec­ond year in a row, as well as giv­ing thanks to vi­s­i­tiors who en­terred the com­pe­ti­tion, with plenty of new and old faces present.

Lunch was a catered bar­be­cue, which was a big hit.

Win­ners for the day were:

1st: Anastasia Anag­nos­tou, from Sher­brooke Archers with a to­tal score of 1083. 2nd: Maria Wong-Brown, two time place get­ter from Sher­brooke Archers, with a to­tal score of 995. 3rd: Shel­ley McFadzean, from North East­ern Archers with a to­tal score of 983.

Teams con­sisted of three archers with at least one archer be­ing a ju­nior.

The win­ning team, ‘‘SLP’’ from North East­ern Archers, con­sisted of Shel­ley McFadzean, Liam Cur­tis and Paul Start who took the per­pet­ual tro­phy by five points with a to­tal score of 2801.

The over­all Club Cham­pion is the aver­age score from each club’s par­tic­i­pat­ing archers.

North East­ern Archers were happy to re­ceive this award, tri­umph­ing over Di­a­mond Val­ley Archers by 10 points.

The shoot-off com­pe­ti­tion was con­ducted at 40m for com­pound and 30m for re­curve/long­bow archers, with archers shoot­ing fur­thest from cen­tre be­ing elim­i­nated in a last man stand­ing sce­nario.

The club con­grat­u­lated Au­gus­tus Anag­nos­tou from Sher­brooke tak­ing out the com­pound di­vi­sion and Penny Turzyn­ski also from Sher­brooke tak­ing re­curve di­vi­sion.

Sher­brooke Archers thor­oughly en­joyed a day of archery at North East­ern Archers, and said they could not wait for next year’s event, promis­ing to bring a big­ger bus.

Di­a­mond Val­ley archer David Downie also shot a new per­sonal best.

Be­ing the only Di­a­mond Val­ley archer in at­ten­dance on the day, he did well to edge out the 11 Sher­brook archers to give Di­a­mond Val­ley a sec­ond place in the over­all club cham­pi­onship.

All Archers that at­tended com­mented how much they en­joyed the day, say­ing they loved the coun­try hos­pi­tal­ity. the

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