A very busy day of competition at 3 venues, the Club held a Portsmouth Target shoot and it was fully booked, 17 archers went to the GWAS Regional FITA18 Indoor Championships and Lucy went to the Evesham World Record Status FITA18 event.
Our compounds yet again stole the show, Lucy Mason top scored with 577 winning the Senior Ladies category (she is only 15) and beating a number of international archers in the process! This is a senior GB qualification score.
James Howse won the Senior Gents Regional Championships with a score of 574, again a tremendous score.
While a smaller representation from Deer Park this year at the Regional Championships, there was a good mixture of young and old, and all styles of bow types.
As normal Deer Park performed well coming way with a handful of titles, most notable being the Junior Recurve team consisting of Riley Spencer-Nice, Joshua Uzzell and Rachel Lucas winning and in the process beating teams who managed to put in 4 archers to make up a full team.
Our Longbow Gentleman also had a titanic battle all the way through with only a few points in it and only on the last end were the positions decided and John Craigie triumphed by just 7 points!
Winners were as follow;
James Howse – Adult Compound with 574
Phoebe Pine – Junior Ladies Under 18 compound with 530
Holly Clifford – Junior Ladies under 14 Compound with 535
Riley Spencer-Nice – Junior Gentleman under 12 recurve with 423
Rachel Lucas – Junior Ladies under 16 Barebow with 445
Holly also won the overall Junior Ladies title.
Josh Uzzell finished in 2nd place with a new personal best and Ben Humphries finished 3rd.
Club Portsmouth Target Shoot
The online booking system was used again, 32 members half shooting their first indoor competition did really well and there was a host of personal bests and lots of scores to use in the November Challenge.
The gents recurve was won by Andy Cramb with a score of 573, Simon Faulkner the Gents Compound and Roger the Gents Longbow although neither score was worth writing home about!
Rachel Orr won the ladies Barebow with a credible score of 410 using a very low poundage club bow in her first competition.
Fin Cummins won the junior gents compound with 539 and Megan Phelps top scored in the junior ladies Recurve, and Ella Gibson won the junior ladies Barebow with 471.
There was a big feeling of satisfaction with the shoot and everyone is keen to do the next competition!
We host the County Junior Championships next weekend.