Mansfield Courier

Blistering bullseyes through the frost

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OVER the last couple of months, local archer Connor Gibney-Schelfhout has been travelling around Victoria on the weekends that weren’t postponed or cancelled due to COVID-19 lockdowns.

Connor has had some fantastic success, most notably for the World Archery Oceania Challenge, his first internatio­nal shoot and first time shooting at 60 metres.

This was an online tournament that involved archery clubs from 13 Island countries, including Australia, Fiji, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Norfolk Island, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tahiti, Tonga and Vanuatu.

This was shot at his home club, North Eastern Archers in May, and the results were announced last week.

Connor placed fourth in his category of Cadet Male Recurve against some tough competitio­n.

Another successful competitio­n was last month on July 10-11 at the State and National Indoor Championsh­ips at Twin City Archers Gippsland.

This was another first for Connor as he has never shot an indoor ompetition, and he had a great weekend, finishing second place nationally.

On May 2 Connor travelled to Geelong for the Warralong Field Competitio­n where he won first place in Intermedia­te Recurve.

Then on May 16 he attended Diamond Valley Archers for their Diamond Pile Target Grand Prix event.

After a very frosty day Connor was very happy to win first place in his category.

Connor is continuing to train for future competitio­ns with hopefully fewer lockdowns.

 ??  ?? GOLDEN RUN: Connor with his first place medal at Diamond Valley Archers’ Diamond Pile Target Grand Prix.
GOLDEN RUN: Connor with his first place medal at Diamond Valley Archers’ Diamond Pile Target Grand Prix.

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