Parkfield/CAA End of Season Handicap Western Shoot
On Sunday 7th October seven Ely Archers made the short trip to the Parkfield/CAA end of season shoot at Wimblington. For early October it was a perfect day with hardly no wind and sunshine.
Most of us chose to shoot the Western round (60 and 50 yards) although a Long Western was on offer (80 and 60 yards). Iain Snare preferred the Short Western which was (50 and 40 yards). The first longer distance was shot before lunch and it gave Mel and Daniel their 252 scores for 60 yards. After an hour for lunch we shot the 2nd shorter distance.
There was one arrow fatality with Daniel’s ACE arrow being hit dead centre from behind (it didn’t survive, see image below) whilst the other arrow that hit it was found on the floor perfectly OK.
As this was a handicap round there was no knowing of who had won any medals until the results were read out, but Team Ely did OK.
Mel shot really well and claimed a new Western club record (beating the record Daniel set the week earlier at club) with a score of 764 and a 252 60 yard club record of 280.
Louise also shot a brilliant score of 686 (a 1st class score) and new club record.
Iain Snare scored 535 and this was also a new Short Western club record.
Ely Archers Medal Results
Louise Tapp – Silver (Ladies Recurve)
Mike Williamson – Silver (Gents Recurve)
Rob Edson – Silver (Gents Barebow)
Parkfield Team Award and CAA Team Award – Silver (Mel Tang Richardson, Mike Williamson, Louise Tapp and Rob Edson)
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