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 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.
NAC shooter, Susan Corless has been crowned National Indoor Champion for Ladies Compound 2016 with a 142 win over Layla Annison’s 139 at the NEAC at Stoneleigh Park held on 4th December. Absolutely fantastic. Also shooting compound at the championships was Kerys Knight of Northampton who narrowly missed the cut of the top 32 (the top 32 go through to the head 2 head matches). Well done ladies.
On the same day NAC archers also did brilliantly at the Targetcraft 10th Annual Record Status Portsmouth Tournament at Rothwell. George Bond came first in the Junior Gents Compound, whilst Senior Recurve shooter, Dean Edwards took second place in his class. NAC was also represented by Dave Docker (recurve), Mark Dalley (longbow) and Hazel Dalley (junior barebow). NAC came second in the team awards. A fantastic day all round.
NAC compound bow archers, James Mason and Susan Corless (our Vice-Chair) shot fantastically at the final round of the National Series of shoots held at Wollaton Hall, Nottingham on the 24th September. The Gents Compound bronze medal was decided by a shoot-off. Simon Frogatt and James, who had seen off quarter final challenges from Carl Richards and Matthew Arnold respectively, ended their match at 140-140. James (on right of picture) edged it with a 10 and took the medal.
In the quarter-finals for ladies, second seed Lucy Mason beat last year’s silver medallist Andrea Gales by four points and then went up against Susan in the semi’s, who had seen off a Pauline Burfitt’s challenge. Lucy beat Susan 139-128 and went on to take gold. Susan unfortunately missed out on a medal in the battle for bronze against Hope Greenwood.
James and Susan ended up ranked 3rd and 4th respectively nationally. Brilliant.