Club Report 3rd July 2022

Club members were in action at home and abroad over the weekend. Nathan Kinrade travelled to Lilleshall to take part in the Junior National Championships. Nathan was shooting in the u18’s category for the first time having gone up an age group. The competition is run over two days: a full metric round on the first day and a full Imperial round on the second. The conditions were not great but the rain stopped just in time for Nathan to start shooting on day 1 where he finished in 7th place. Day two was windier and wetter. Heavy rain knocked out the electrics, which meant no tannoy, timers or buzzers. Instead, the organizers had to resort to flags and whistles, but with a hockey match going on on one side of the archery field and a football match being played on the other side, there was a certain amount of confusion. However, Nathan dug deep and manage to come a very creditable 9th.

Meanwhile father and son Dave and Rhys Moore had travelled to Wetherby to take part in a two day competition hosted by Yorkshire Archery Association. This event was also affected by rain and gusty wind conditions, but they made light of it with Rhys coming 2nd and Dave 3rd in the WA 1440 round on the first day. The Moores came 1st in the Compound Team event and Dave was the winner of the highest distance total at 30m. The second day’s shoot consisted of a double WA 720 round. Rhys took the win in the morning round with Dave coming 2nd. In the worsening conditions of the afternoon, the positions were reversed with Dave taking the win and Rhys in 2nd, with the pair again winning the Team Compound event. All in all, a very successful trip.

At Greeba conditions were slightly better, the rain holding off until the lunch break. After a poor start Barbara Harris managed to put in a solid Bowman score in the Ladies Recurve. Joy Gough missed out on a Bowman score by just 3 points in the Compound. Pete Mumford and Stan Gorry went head to head in Gents Barebow, with Pete taking the win. Colin Moore turned up for the afternoon session and shot a pb for the Short Metric with his Trad bow. Danny Cowin put in a guest appearance but gallantly allowed the Records Officer to carry on using his chair. James Hill continued to get used to his new bow ahead of the Senior Club Championships on the 10th. Star of the day however was Erin Hainge. Erin was shooting all day for the first time and thoroughly enjoyed herself adding 50 points to her pb for the Long Metric V of the morning to break 600 for the first time. She carried her good form into the afternoon’s shorter distances to finish with an overall score for the Metric V of 144/1265/37/16. This was, of course, another personal best score for Erin.