Daniel and Mel both attended the Autumn shoot at the Jolly Archer’s on Sunday 16th September. Both archers chose the hardest round of the day – the York round. This consists of shooting 72 arrows at 100 yards, then 46 at 80 yards and 24 at 60 yards. So that’s 144 arrows in total plus sighters. The ends were shot 3 arrows at a time then you swapped and then shot another 3. So it was a full day of shooting.
It was a warm day with the odd light shower and an average amount of wind, a lot less wind than was expected.
Mel finished with a score of 692. Daniel score 814 and came 4th in the York recurve gents category out of 9 archers. As Daniel had shot an age appropriate round and scored over 800 he got to claim an Archery GB White Rose Award which comes direct from Archery GB.