On Saturday, North Eastern Archers had its inaugural Save the Daylight Challenge shoot.
The event included an overall individual handicap first, second and third placing as well as a team component.
The event had archers from Melbourne clubs attend alongside those from the North East. A total of 32 archers shot in the event, ranging in age from children to the seasoned veteran.
The challenge event consisted of 72 arrows shot at distances ranging from 20m to 60m.
The day started off with heavy clouds and a light shower over the competitors just before official practice. Braving the challenging winds, sight adjustments were necessary. With no more rain in sight, the event proceeded without further interference.
Immediately following the main event a small elimination competition took place for token prizes, divided into recurve and compound.
The compound elimination match came down to closest arrow to centre, Willam Toop from Sherbrooke archers and Charlie Leggio from North Eastern Archers, the call went to Toop, by a mere 10mm.
The last two remaining recurve archers were Toby Nunn and Penny Turzynski of Sherbrooke Archers. Nunn took a clear victory.
Individual handicap results
First: Gregory Brown (Sherbrooke Archers) — 908
Second: Maria Wong Brown (Sherbrooke Archers) — 817
Third: Zachary Graham (North Eastern Archers) — 813
Toby Nunn (Sherbrooke Archers) — recurve
William Toop (Sherbrooke Archer) — compound
Team: ‘‘Green Wood’’ consisting of Gregory Wong Brown, Maria Wong Brown and Tony Kenyon.
North Eastern Archers have regular come and try sessions, please make a booking on 0400403037 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org