Summer Indoor League 2020

Rounds 5 and 6 of Archers of Warrnambool summer indoor league was postponed for 1 week and held Friday 31st January. It appears the delay may have had a negative effect on our A grade shooters because many archers shot well below their average. Elliot “The Splinter” Riley did manage to equal his personal best of 294, but followed it up with a 279. This is well below par for AoW’s 2019 Compound Shooter of the year. Both Daniel Baker and club captain Dave Reid were also off their game, with “Bakes” shooting 279 and 284 and Dave “Chopper” Reid posting 251 and 268.

Fortunately the traditional archers were able to show how it’s done. Brendan Hyland and Chris Densley shot personal best scores of 118 and 84 respectively. Chris Nesic, shooting compound, also bettered his previous best with a 255. His new Tank 23 arrows from Urban Archery are definitely doing the trick. Well done Lex!

 

Final scores were;
Elliot Riley – 294* – 273
Daniel Baker – 288* – 279
Dave Reid – 271 – 251
Alex Nesic -236 – 255*
Denise Burrell – 165 – 161
Brendan Hyland – 118* – 80
Chris Densley – 84* – 76

 

Brendan, left, with Chris after shooting personal best scores.

Rounds 7 and 8 of Archers of Warrnambool summer indoor league are scheduled to be shot on Friday 14-02-2020.
It is still not too late to join the competition. All 3DAAA, ABA and AA Members are welcome.

Summer Indoor League 2020

Friday the 10th of January saw the running of rounds 3 and 4 of Archers of Warrnambool’s Summer Indoor League. Commencing at 7.30pm and held at the indoor range of the Duram Park Target Complex at 200 Buckleys Road, Allansford, 10 Archers competed in two 18m Australian Indoor Rounds.
Elliot Riley continued his good form by shooting the top score in each round. Mark and Sophie Southall visiting from Yering District Archers also shot well, both shooting personal best scores. Club members Alex and Chris were also able to shoot PBs  on the night.
Some very happy archers with many new personal best scores achieved

Final Scores were;
Elliot Riley – 293 – 285
Dave Reid – 264 – 274
Alex Nesic -246* – 225
Sophie Southall – 230* – 231*
Jess Reid – 177* – 191*
Denise Burrell – 167 – 199
Mark Southall – 143* – 124
Jim Burrell – 136* – 101
Brendan Hyland – 86 – 85
Chris Densley – 65 – 60

*Denotes personal best scores.

Rounds 5 and 6 are scheduled to be shot on Friday 24-01-2020 and as archers will not be allocated a division until 6 rounds have been shot, it is still possible to join the competition. All 3DAAA and AA Members are welcome.

Awards Presentation 2019

The end of year trophies were presented at the Archers of Warrnambool Christmas barbecue held Saturday 21st of December at Duram Park, Allansford.

The awards for best male and female junior archers went to Riley Austin and Bethany Medwin, with Elliot Riley and Paul Minifie taking out best compound and best recurve archer respectively.

Dave Reid presented the Club Captain’s Award for most improved archer of the year, which was a closely contested prize with the laurels to Michael Medwin who improved his scores over the year to finish with a PB of 271. A great achievement for Michael when you take into account that less than six months ago he was shooting scores of around 60.

This year was the first year that the John Goodwin Memorial Award was given to the most outstanding club member as decided by the president of the club. This perpetual shield is in memory of John Goodwin, the founder of Archers of Warrnambool, and the man who worked tirelessly to keep the club alive. Sadly John passed away a few years ago. The first recipient of this honour was Club Captain Dave Reid. Reid, a member of the trust maintenance committee, has spent countless hours working to build the club’s profile, build targets for the club and performing many other tasks around the club, including mowing the outdoor range every week.

The award winners with president Mike Clark. (left to right) Michael Medwin, Bethany Medwin, Elliot Riley. Mike Clark, Dave Reid and Riley Austin
Club Founder John Goodwin

 

Congratulations to all recipients, you thoroughly deserve to be recognised.

Bethany Medwin accepts her trophy for Best Junior Female Archer.
A very happy Elliot Riley with his Best Compound Archer Trophy.
Michael Medwin collecting his award from club captain Dave Reid for Most Improved Archer.
Riley Austin is awarded his trophy for Best Junior Male Archer.
Some of the club members looking on.

Summer Indoor League 2019

Friday the 12th of December saw the running of rounds 1 and 2 of Archers of Warrnambool’s Summer Indoor League. Commencing at 7pm and held at the indoor range of the Duram Park Target Complex at 200 Buckleys Road, Allansford, eight Archers competed in two 18m Australian Indoor Rounds.
Competition was fierce with both Elliot Riley and Daniel Baker shooting personal scores on the night with 294 and 288 respectively out of a possible 300.

Final Scores were;
Elliot Riley – 294* – 288
Daniel Baker – 280 -288*
Dave Reid – 274 – 276
Alex Nesic -207 – 207
Jim Burrell – 126 – 110
Denise Burrell – 114 – 152
Brendan Hyland – 98 – 54
Kai Van Kempen – 45 – DNS

*Denotes personal best scores.

Rounds 4 and 5 are scheduled to be shot on Friday 27-12-2019 and as archers will not be allocated a division until 6 rounds have been shot, it is still possible to join the competition. All 3DAAA and AA Members are welcome.

Club Clout Shoot

Saturday the 12th of December saw the club hold it’s first clout shoot for the year.

Dave Reid shot from 145m with his Mathews Compound bow, he fired 6 arrows and lost them all.

The other archers moved up to 100m and were successful in that no arrows were lost. The winner of the shoot was Super-Coach Mike Clark who shot a 47. Well done Mike, see, even a blind squirrel gets the occasional acorn. 😂😂
Dave sent out a search party for his arrows and eventually 5 of the 6 were found, all around 150m from the Lake 😮