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including administration and scorecard design.
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Saturday Working Bee 24/04

A working bee was held on Saturday 24 April to complete maintenance to the Field
Course and Indoor targets. A huge amount was achieved and archers worked strongly
together to get the jobs done.


Coaches downed the tools for a while to conduct our regular ‘Come and Try’ session
and then picked up the tools again afterwards – great effort.

Thanks to all those who attended, including those from Committee, and the following
non-committee: Mick and Riley Austin, Peter Hill, Dave Reid, Alex Nesic. Huge
efforts – please accept the Clubs thanks!

Autumn Indoor League Rounds 7 & 8

Archers are enjoying the Autumn Indoor League and some very pleasing results were
recorded.

 

On Friday 23 April both Mick Austin and Gerard Ivander recorded PB’s – well done to both! 

 

Alex Nesic showed glimpses of his highly impressive recent form. Whilst Lex was
disappointed with his scores on the night, he finished very strongly. We all realised
why he is amongst the best compound archers around – some will say ‘The Best’ but
Lex modestly won’t have that.

 

The Indoor League provides a relaxed and supportive atmosphere to test and improve
your archery skills.

Archers are already putting their minds to the Winter Indoor League – details to
follow – why not join us? Ask next time you are at the club, and we’ll happily provide
details.

Summer Indoor League – Rnd 5 & 6 Results

Friday night saw the running of rounds 5 & 6 of Archers of Warrnambool Summer Indoor League.

Numbers were low but competition was high, with visiting archer Mark Southall leading the way with his trusty longbow. This traditional archer shot a personal best on both rounds of competition, taking the points in his division on each of the 30 arrow events.

Club Captain Dave Reid was also in red hot form in the A grade division with scores of 272 and 279. Reid, shooting his backup bow, managed to win both his rounds just ahead of Alex Nesic, despite a complete miss in each event.

Competition was fierce in the B grade division with Chris Densley, Mick Austin and Peter Hill battling for points. Densley took top honours in round 5 with Mick Austin leading the way in round 6 and again shooting a personal best on the night. Austin is quickly gaining a reputation as one of the top recurve archers in the region, evidenced by regularly shooting mid 200s on the indoor range.

The next round of AoW indoor league will be Friday 22/1/21 at 7pm sharp.

Field Shoot 12-12-20

Field archery returned to the district with the marked 24 target World Archery competition at Duram Park, Allansford over the weekend. Competition was fierce over the four divisions as the  blustery conditions played havoc with both arrow and archer.  Strong winds, gusting up to 40kmh, made sure that the course record was in no danger of being bested on the newly refurbished layout of the John Goodwin Field Course.

Club Captain Dave Reid won his division by the barest of margins from Connor Barbary and Alex Nesic, although all archers submitted scores that were considerably lower than expected.

Mike Clark is all concentration as he shoots the notorious 23rd target
Dave ‘Chopper’ Reid is impervious to the ocean views as he draws down on the 60m seventeenth target.
Jess Reid and Mike Clark take aim on the 18th, a particularly difficult shot due to the steep uphill placement of the target.

2019 Recurve Shooter of the Year Paul Minifie continued on his winning way in the recurve  division, confirming his place as one of the top recurve archers in the district.

President Mike Clark, shooting the new course layout for the first time, showed that he can still find the gold under any conditions with a convincing win in his division.

Jess Reid was the best of the ladies despite returning a scorecard well below her personal best. Reid, shooting a Quest Radical compound bow, said that the wind was “strong enough to blow the milk out of her coffee” after losing an arrow on the 16th target.

Chris Densley, sporting a custom armguard, lines up the gold with his Mathews Tactic. Densley showed why he was one of AoW’s most improved shooters, posting good scores despite losing 4 arrows on the day.
Jess Reid aiming for redemption after losing an arrow on target 16. Reid easily won her division, consistently hitting the gold even with the strong northerly winds.

Chris Densley also had a day to forget. Densley, one the the most improved archers over the last eighteen months, made the switch from being a barebow recurve archer to shooting a brand new Mathews Tactic compound bow and lost four arrows on the very challenging course. He has vowed to do better when the club hosts it’s next field shoot on January 2 next year. Based on Densley’s improvement over the last year in particular, that course record may be in danger after all.