Annual Outdoor Championship 25th August 2013
The Crieff Archery Club held its 21st championships at the Ardvreck playing fields 25th August. The weather turned out to be ideal and resulted in a number of the archers recording their best ever scores.We had a number of different bow styles shooting on the day in the contest. Alan Walker – an experienced “long bow” archer recently joined the club and shot his bow to good effect during the day. This was a first for the club and added to the day. We also now have recurve and compound bows competing and all recording very good scores.
The club invited Brian Strachan from Banchory club to join us as a guest. Brian is one of the foremost experts in compound archery in Britain and is one of around 1000 archers in the world to hold the coveted 1350 F.I.T.A. Star Award. Brian shot very well to record 806 points out of a possible 810.
The tournament was an “American Round” which consists of 90 arrows shot over 60,50 and 40 yards. The maximum possible is 810 points. The club would like to thank Richard Harvey (Headmaster Ardvreck) and Chloe Walker for their support.
We had a good turnout of archers shooting with an age range of over 60 to Jamie Cargill who is only 7 years of age! All archers agreed at the start that in the event of a draw there would be a shoot-off with one arrow deciding the winner. As it happened David Cargill and his father Alex tied in the compound division with 790 points. This added some “spice” to the end of the shoot with Alex’s arrow winning by a narrow margin.
Allan McDougall the clubs vice president donated classification badges to members who had qualified during the year—Alex Cargill 1st class, Allan McDougall 2nd class, Marcin Haisz 2nd class, Emma Borrie, 2nd class, Roisin Butcher 2nd class and Ron Clark 2nd class.
A special Handicap Trophy was donated last year by Rose and Roisin Butcher in memory of Nick Butcher who was club Vice President. Nick’s daughter Roisin presented the trophy to this year’s winner Allan McDougall. All in all the day was a great success and shot in a great spirit with all members having a good days shooting. Allan McDougall’s partner Tammy came along and presented prizes as Lady Paramount and spent the day at the tournament which was much appreciated. Special congratulations to Desiree and Leigh Ross two of our members who recently got married!
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American Round (possible score 810 points )
Overall Recurve Champion Marcin Haisz 748
Overall Compound Champion Alex Cargill 790
1St Gent Marcin Haisz 748
2nd Gent Allan McDougall 732
1st Lady Emma Borrie 516
2nd Lady Roisin Butcher 479
1st U/12 Jamie Cargill 599
1st Long Bow Alan Walker 425
1st Gent Alex Cargill 790
2nd Gent David Cargill 790
3rd Gent David George 784
Nick Butcher Handicap Trophy
Winner Allan McDougall 1474
1st Visitor Brian Strachan 806
Best Gold Lady Emma Borrie
Best Gold Gent Brian Strachan
Improvers medal Jamie Cargill