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.
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.
Well done to all who shot in the Interclub Challenge, run outdoors this season between four clubs in the County. Northampton AC came third overall, and it was great to see archers shooting rounds they had never tried before. 22 archers from NAC took part.
After the American round (Round 1) at Wellingborough we were down in 4th place, behind the leaders, Long Buckby AC, with Wellingborough OAC 2nd and Kettering AC in 3rd. Mick Lovell was our top scorer with 646, coming 3rd overall behind two Compound archers, so great shooting from Mick.
The Field shoot at Daventry (Round 2) was hosted by LBAC. Here we did a lot better and came first with 260 points in front of LBAC, with KAC in 3rd and WOAC in 4th. This raised us to 3rd overall, only 4 points behind 2nd place. Dave Quemby shot the highest score of the day with a 193. The Clout, Round 3, saw NAC in 2nd place behind KAC, LBAC in 3rd and WOAC in 4th. This left us still in 3rd place overall – now 28 points behind second place, and 412 points behind first place. NAC’s young Hazel Dalley, showed up all the Northampton crew by shooting the highest score for the team with 103, which was 8th overall and maybe a county record. Excellent shooting Hazel. In the final round – the Pope Young, at our home ground – Sywell, Northampton AC did well coming in 2nd – 253 points behind Kettering, the winners of this round. LBAC were in 3rd and WOAC in 4th. There was outstanding shoot from NAC’s top shooter for the day – Paul Walters with a score of 156 – 2nd overall by 2 points.
In the final reckoning the archers from Kettering shot extremely well and took the Top Spot by only 23 points, with the overall positions: First – Kettering 6284, Second – Long Buckby 6261, Third – Northampton 6003 and Fourth – Wellingborough 5216, Congratulations to Kettering. It was an excellent series and everyone enjoyed the fun of the challenge. Look out for next years, hope you will enter again. Thanks to Dave Q for the write up.
Congratulations go to NAC Junior Compound Archer, George Bond who has been selected to represent the County for the first time at “The Sydney Bond Tournament’ to be held on Sunday 23rd July 2017 at Lincoln Archers, Washingborough, Lincoln. He will be shooting Bristol Rounds at this Record Status Shoot. All the best George.
In the meantime at The Archery GB National Series – Stage 3 hosted by the County of Surrey Archery Association at Kingston University, Surrey from 08-07-2017 to 8-07-2017, Susan Corless senior compound of our Club won stage 3, and is now sitting 3rd in the overall rankings – there are two more stages to go. Well done Susan.
Well done to the NAC archers selected to represent the club at the first leg of the Inter Club Competition hosted by WOAC on Saturday 27th May. The NAC team was made up of David Quemby, Karen Rolfe, Bez Tabberner, George Bond, Callum Howes, Ian Howes, Mick Lovell, Frazer Cross, Paul Walters and Mark Dalley.
The round shot was an American which was 2.5 dozen at 60 yards, 50 yards and 40 yards. Whilst the day was warm and sunny it was incredibly windy so a massive well done for showing team spirit throughout!
The results remain a firm secret with the second leg being hosted by Long Buckby Archery Club on 18th June which will be a 16 Target Field shoot. Dave Quemby will be in touch regarding the team soon. (thanks to Susan for the write-up and Simon Wright for the photo)
By normal standards NAC sported fewer than its usual number of entrants at the County Indoor Championships held at Rothwell on 12th March. That doesn’t mean to say the club faired badly – quite to the contrary. Of the five club entrants, four came away with trophies or medals. Both George Bond (junior gent compound) and Susan Corless (senior lady compound) are County Champions for their respective categories. Kerys Knight (senior lady compound) came away with silver and Dean Edwards (senior gent recurve) won a bronze. Mick Lovell (senior gent recurve) narrowly missed a medal – being just six points away from Jeremy Beasley’s (Banbury Cross) championship score of 571. A closely fought battle. Well done – all of you. The full results are here.
Round two of the new Inter Club Challenge, a field shoot at Daventry on Saturday 11th June, hosted by Long Buckby Archery Club was another great success with a full team taking part from NAC. This new event is proving to be a popular and fantastic idea. The next round is a Clout hosted by Kettering Archers on Sunday 24th July, with the final round on 30th July, being a Pope Young. NAC will be the hosts. The results so far are being kept top secret.