NAC Archer, Susan, brings home success from Archery World Cup in Berlin

Congratulations to Susan Corless who brings home a silver medal from Stage 4 of the World Cup in Berlin. The ladies compound team, comprised of Susan Corless, Ella Gibson and Sarah Moon who before this week hadn’t shot together as a team.

After tough conditions they qualified in third place and defeated New Zealand 230-217 and Germany 227-221 to book a title showdown with Turkey. It was a hard-fought match but Yesim Bostan, Gizem Elmaagacli and Ipek Tomruk gradually edged ahead to secure gold with a 232-221 win.

Individually Susan qualified in 28th place out of 42. Taking her into 1/24 match play. Winning this first match against Jennifer Wenzl of Germany, then in the 1/16 winning 143-140 against Tanja Jensen. She was unable to defeat New Zealand’s Elizabeth Randle with 141 to her 143.

This was Susan’s second World Cup event and not only her first International medal but also the first time she had won an international head 2 head match.

There was more success for the British compound team in the mixed team event, Ella Gibson and James Mason took gold after an incredibly strong finals match!

Congratulations to the whole team.

Notice of Extraordinary General Meeting

Notice is given of an Extraordinary General Meeting of the Northampton Archery Club to be held at 2.30pm on Saturday 30th June 2018 at Sywell Range, Kettering Road, Sywell Northants. NN6 9TE to discuss and decide on the following items:

1. To Elect a Secretary
2. To Elect a Competitions Officer
3. To Consider and decide on a Proposal regarding Family Membership Fees.

NAC beaten by Uni of Northampton in Portsmouth Challenge

Photo – thanks to Nicol Parajova (UON)

NAC was beaten by the University of Northampton Archery Team (Stallions) at a Portsmouth shoot held at Everdon Hall on 14th April 2018. The teams – consisting of 12 archers – had to shoot against each archer’s personal best. The personal best score was deducted from 600 resulting in a handicap which was then added to final actual scores. This overcame the issues of  different bow styles, gender and age categories, and made for a less cluttered final array of positions.

Victorious Monika poses – watched on by a perplexed James of NAC. Photo – thanks to Nicol Parajova (UON)

The overall individual winner was barebow archer Monika Prchalova of UON with a calculated score of 622, an actual score of 481 – beating her previous personal best of 451. NAC’s best archer of the day was barebow archer, Paul Walters, with a final calculated score of 615, beating his previous best of 425 by 15 points. He took third position having been beaten by Kelly Brown – barebow archer of UON. The team result showed a similar picture, with UON’s top three archers of Monika, Kelly and Hetty O’Donaghue achieving a score of 1848 against NAC’s Paul Waters, Andy Hiscocks and Paul Dwyer score of 1790. The ladies ruled the day!

After the shoot everyone convened to the students bar for a good lunch and presentation of medals. The event was brilliant fun, competitive, but relaxed – with some flamboyance! Thanks to Caroline Chant (NAC and UON member) for organising and judging the event and  to Nicol Parajova for taking some great pictures soon to be published on our web-site. The full results can be found here. Perhaps NAC will do better next year in a further Uni Challenge.

A Very Wet and Muddy Start to 2018’s Outdoor Season

2018’s outdoor season got off to a very wet and muddy start at Sywell on on Saturday 31st March. Despite this the Club had a good turn out from members, many of whom helped move all our targets and equipment from John Ashby Sports Hall to the boggy range. Heavy rain accompanied by large pools of water on the field did not put the hardy club off, and once all was off loaded and ready to go – Diane warmed everyone up with a fish and chip lunch. Most welcome. All we can hope for now is a dry spell – which does not seem to be forthcoming at present. Thanks to Diane and all who “mucked in” – literally – and made the day one to remember.