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Conditions make archery tough

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April 05, 2017

North Eastern Archers held their annual Presidents Cup Shoot on Saturday.

North Eastern Archers held their President’s Cup round on Saturday.

In total, 19 archers took part in the event, four of whom were visiting North Eastern Archers from Sherbrooke Archers in Ferntree Gully.

The round consisted of 10 targets filling the field, spreading the archers to mostly two per target and leaving everyone plenty of shooting room on the line.

The participants included all ages and bow types contending for the monthly club round title, shooting at distances ranging from 15m to 50m.

The first half of the round took flight once the practice ends were completed and the President’s Cup shoot was under way.

All archers were rhythmically knocking and shooting their arrows at the targets. Before long, the first break arrived after 36 arrows were shot.

The wind picked up by the time the second half was under way. Everyone was shooting with the strong cross wind, blowing the arrows off centre and forcing sight adjustments midway through the competition.

Eventually the last arrows were shot and the event finished before lunch, which was a welcoming sausage sizzle.

North Eastern Archers appreciate the help from Woolworths Benalla for its sponsorship of the lunch.

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