2015 Gloucestershire Junior Championships

Big 3 Clubs dominate once again!

On a blustery but mainly dry day excellently hosted by Cheltenham Archers and superbly organised by Deer Park Archers the day was again dominated by the big 3 clubs with Cleve and Cheltenham winning 3 county titles each and Deer Park 12 but one of the big disappointments was the lack of entries from the other Gloucestershire Clubs.

Plenty of parent volunteers to help with the scoring.
Plenty of parent volunteers to help with the scoring.

Deer Park also won the team trophy and Parent and Child with Holly Clifford and Andy Clifford, Holly had completed her SJ National round with a perfect score and Lucy Mason who was also our Lady Paramount for the day recorded 634 on the National round breaking her own British Record!

Lucy Mason who was Lady Paramount receiving her award from Roger Crang for winning the County Title and breaking anothertBritish Record.
Lucy Mason who was Lady Paramount receiving her award from Roger Crang for winning the County Title and breaking another British Record.

The Cotswold Head to Head was fiercely fought and Austin Whitmarsh from Cheltenham Archers ran out a worthy winner just beating Deer Park’s Rachel Lucas in the Grand Final and Cleve’s Tallulah Kelly in 3rd .

Austin Whitmarsh from Cheltenham won the Mixed Recurve/Barebow Head to Head.
Austin Whitmarsh from Cheltenham won the Mixed Recurve/Barebow Head to Head.

In the Compound H2H the prize winners were all Deer Park with Phoebe Pine taking the big prize, Holly Clifford in 2nd and joint 3rd were Fin Cummins and Lucy Mason.

Deer Park also won the mixed Team Award.

Deer Park won the Team Trophy. Holly, Rachel and Will.
Deer Park won the Team Trophy. Holly, Rachel and Will.

From a Deer Park perspective 4 of our new archers made great debuts in their first County Competition, 3 of them shooting their first Competition!

Harry Faulkner & Grace Chappell shot well.
Harry Faulkner & Grace Chappell shot well.

Grace Chappell took bronze in the SJ National recurve with 480 and Polly Young was not far behind with 468. Megan Phelps matched that score in the Junior National Recurve and Ella Gibson won the Junior National Barebow with 456.

There was an excellent return to competitive shooting for Nicole Deasy scoring 428 and it is great to see her back! At the moment it is true that ‘Girls Rule’ and to recognise the number of females in the club we have planned some all female development sessions as part of our winter programme!

Judges did a great job.
Judges did a great job.

We would like to again record our thanks to Richard Jones and Adrian Gifkins, our judges for the day who helped

tremendously to make the day a success. Well done to everyone.