Archers hit target at challenge
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