Medals haul for county archers

Winners at the Bowmen of Rutland county championships

Winners at the Bowmen of Rutland county championships

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THE Bowmen of Rutland Archery Club were on top form at the Leicestershire and Rutland County Championships at the Phoenix Archer’s ground near Smeeton Westerby.

The men shot a York round of six dozen arrows at 100 yards, four dozen at 80 yards and two dozen at 60 yards while the women shot a Hereford round, which is the same number of arrows but at 80, 60 and 50 yards.

The windy conditions were challenging for the archers but Rutland’s archers brought back a bagful of medals.

Dave Goodwin had a particularly successful day, winning the Open Title and the County Recurve title with a score of 937, including 41 golds. He received the Leicester Daily Mail Trophy and County Cup and the Ron Smith Memorial Trophy for the highest score at 100 yards.

Kirsty Davies became the Ladies Compound Champion, winning the Phipps Trophy with a score of 1,152. With 88 golds. Kirsty beat her mother, Anne into second place.

Andrew Hudson became the Gents Compound Champion with a score of 1,044, 142 hits and 59 golds, winning the Squires Trophy.

The Welland Trophy, awarded to the highest scoring mixed compound team, was also won by the Bowmen of Rutland team of Andrew Hudson, Kirsty and Anne Davies.

The tournament included an inter-county match against Lincolnshire which Leicestershire and Rutland won with a score of 20,202 against Lincolnshire’s 19,130. The county team included Kirsty Davies, Goodwin and Hudson from Rutland.

The club is now preparing for their Outdoor Club Championships in September and the forthcoming indoor season. To find out more call 01780 450305.