Five keen members travelled the 5 ½ hours to the
first C Branch interclub shoot for 2010 to be included in the 76 shooters at Gympie Field Archers for the weekend.. Uncertain of what to expect due to recent rain, heat and humidity they focussed on being able to shoot
for the first time in 2010 (as our own ranges have been to wet to use) and socialise with fellow archers from C branch
The Gympie ranges as per previous years provide challenging
hill shots as well as challenges at times of just getting around the range. With the intense humidity and heat concentration
was hard to maintain. For two members participating in this shoot, it was their first away shoot from the club and they performed
very well. Bryce Winter grading for the first time in Junior Boys Compound B Grade on Saturday, then excelling further with
an A grade score on Sunday that sealed his first place in Junior Boys Compound B for the weekend. His father Jeff also shooting
away for the first time had a fierce competition of 13 in Mens Bowhunter Unlimited Flight 2, and while he shot some of his
best scores for the weekend was not quite able to get his way into the top 3. Whitey, a veteran (so to speak) of ABA archery
also found the competition in Mens Bowhunter Unlimited Flight 2 to be hard going. Sharon McFadzen found concentration hard
on the Saturday, being placed 3rd at the end of the day in Ladies Compound A, however picked up her game on Sunday to move
up a position and take home 2nd place. Mark McFadzen also found lack of match fitness affecting his performance however held
onto 3rd place in Mens Compound B grade.
All members had an enjoyable time and are looking forward to practicing this weekend at their own club and start
preparing for their C Branch 3 D Titles being held at Capricorn Field Archers on 6th and 7th March.
6th & 7th March - 3D Titles @ Home
Capricorn hosted the C Branch 3D Titles... more to come on this.
May Day Weekend - QLD State Titles @ Charters Towers
Sixteen members of the Capricorn field archers hit the road for the Queensland titles held at Charters Towers
on the Labour Day weekend. With 127 shooters state wide embarking the event it was soon very packed in the shoot groups. Whilst
the groups were packed, two of the four available ranges were in use.
With the ranges proving to be rather open and dry, these being similar conditions to those ranges at the Capricorn
club. The members excelled themselves shooting very solid scores. Rising star Shannon Vale blew everyone away with her personal
best shooting an Advanced score, 658 points out of the available 800 points on offer. Shannon was not the
only member of the Vale family to come away with gold. Her brother Lawson, sister Karly as well as mum Debbie also took gold.
Other members of the club also placed in the top 3 Bryce Winter and Sharon McFadzen taking first. Dwayne White and Courtney
Tadgell second and Barbara Thring came third.