Hundreds of archers at venues across Wales, N Ireland, Scotland and England competed on Sunday in the Annual British Barebow Championships and we are delighted to report that our 2 archers did amazingly well!
Ella Gibson top scored in the Junior Ladies Section winning comfortably by over 40 points! Her score was so good that she would have finished just outside the medal positions in the Ladies section.
Having recorded that score in the morning in Somerset, Ella raced back to compete in the Gloucestershire Junior Championships, where she recorded another excellent score to win that event! She has also beaten the County Barebow junior and senior records with 538 on a Portsmouth.
Ella will compete again next weekend at the National Championships before trying her hand at compound!
John Dalton also put in a great performance, after a slow start finishing in 5th of 100 competitors and was actually the highest scoring ‘Master’! Despite this John was disappointed as he did not shoot quite as well as he has been recently, so the good news is that there is more to come!
Gloucestershire Junior Indoor Championships
A few good performances in what was a generally disappointing turn out, with most of the archers representing just 2 clubs, Cleve Archers and Deer Park. Some of the spare spaces were filled by adults taking the opportunity to shoot a formal round. In fairness there were a few archers missing as the date clashed with Academy sessions, never the less attendance was disappointing. In the event Deer Park secured 14 of the 19 titles with Cleve 3 and Cheltenham and Tyndall one apiece.
The compound scores were dominated by ourselves with James Howse top scoring with 589, Lucy Mason 583 and Holly Clifford 577 leading the scoring.
Will Gore, Molly Peters and Ella Gibson also winning with solid scores.
We should also mention Andy Clifford (adult recurve) who recorded a personal best of 569 which was a great effort!
This was an ideal opportunity to prepare for next weekends British Indoor Championships where we have a good number of members shooting, so good luck to them and all the archers from Gloucestershire.