Ladies Weekend!

The Junior National Outdoor Championships 1st/2nd  July 2017

Lilleshall NSCC

Day 1 was the all-important Metric rounds with Deer Park having the second highest number of entries and we did not disappoint!

It was mostly a day for our junior ladies with 3 winners in the compound category and a silver in the barebow.

James Howse & Lucy Mason did not shoot as they are preparing for consideration for a series of important events including the European Cup (Croatia), World Junior Championships (Argentina) & Senior World Championships (Mexico).

Ella Gibson continued her ever improving great form winning the Ladies Under 18 Compound with a score of 1382 and repeated that victory the following day scoring 1272 on a Bristol 2 Round and securing the British Championship Title.

Ella Gibson - 2 wins at the British Junior Championships weekend!
Ella Gibson – 2 wins at the British Junior Championships weekend!

Holly Clifford won the Ladies under 16 compound with a very impressive 1396 and finished 5th in the Bristol 2 round on the Sunday.

Holly Clifford, impressive score on the Saturday.
Holly Clifford, impressive score on the Saturday.

Chloe A’Bear completed a hat trick of wins by taking the Ladies under 14 event with another impressive score of 1410 in a close encounter with Bowmen of Pendle & Samlesbury archer Hallie Boulton by just 2 points. The positions were reversed on the Sunday with just a 4 point difference recording 1286 on a Bristol 4. These are great results and she has another year in that category and with such a high level of dedication and commitment holds great potential for the future.

Chloe A'Bear another great weekend at the British Championships!
Chloe A’Bear another great weekend at the British Championships!

Imogen Colenutt secured silver in the ladies under 16 Barebow category with 853 and repeated that performance on the Sunday, which were very well deserved with all the hard work she has invested!

Imogen Colenutt, well deserved silver medals on both days of the British Championships.
Imogen Colenutt, well deserved silver medals on both days of the British Championships.

Riley Spencer-Nice, shooting above his age group finished 9th, Alex Parker 4th, Will Gore 18th, Josh Uzzell 10th and Molly Peters 16th.

Sunday again saw Deer Park with the second highest number of entries with Alex Parker finishing 5th but with a massive personal best, Will Gore 19th, Riley Spencer-Nice 9th, Josh Uzzell 8th, Molly Peters 19th, Rosie Preece recorded a personal best and a 6 gold end to finish 4th. Grace Chappell finished 4th with 1272 and received an award for the highest unrewarded score in the competition.

Other tournament news

Grace Chappell (right) celebrating an earlier success with Chloe A'Bear.
Grace Chappell (right) celebrating an earlier success with Chloe A’Bear.

Amelia Williams competed at Swindon Supermarine in a WA1440, finishing second and recording another personal best of 1291 & Lynn Benfield won the ladies longbow at Cheltenham Archers Summer Tournament!

Amelia Williams (Centre) making great progress.
Amelia Williams (Centre) making great progress.
Lynn Benfield won the Cheltenham archers Summer Shoot Longbow
Lynn Benfield won the Cheltenham archers Summer Shoot Longbow

It is no surprise that our ladies are doing so well, for whatever reason we have a much larger female representation in our membership, a third of our coaches and 60% of our committee!

It was an excellent weekend for the club and for Archery GB and especially our ladies, well done to all!