Tournament ends season

THE Bowmen of Rutland marked the end of their indoor season with their annual Indoor Club Championships at Casterton Business and Enterprise College.

It proved to be a very successful afternoon with more than 30 members taking part. Members of the club shot recurve, compound or longbow. The gentlemen patron for the shoot was the club’s equipment officer Bob Clark.

A Portsmouth round was shot, which is five dozen arrows at a 60cm target from a distance of 20 yards and judge for the shoot was club chairman, Richard Custance.

After the shoot a buffet tea was enjoyed and the Mr Clark presented the awards. A raffle was also held to raise money for club development

The ladies’ recurve winner was Fiona Parker with a score of 502, Julie Taylor was second with 482 and Susan Custance was third with 469. The ladies’ longbow winner was Chrissie Mortlock with a score of 216.

In the gents’ recurve event, the winner was Dave Goodwin with a score of 552, Michael Lark was second with 539 and Tony Naylor was third with 528.

In the gents’ compound competition, the winner was Andrew Hudson with a score of 548.

Daniel Johnson won the junior gents’ recurve with 393. Harri Rendell was second with 344 and in third place was Jack Gill with 317.

The junior gents’ barebow winner was Ethan Orlowskyj with a score of 185 and the junior gents’ compound winner was Connor Orlowskyj with 78.

The Newcomers’ Trophy went to Steve Merifield with 491. In second was Alex Orlowskyj with 474 and Carl Harding was third with 453.

The Pairs Trophies went to Andrew Hudson and Bob Clark with a combined score of 1,041. The Handicap Trophy for the highest handicap adjusted score went to Steve Merton with an adjusted score of 1,500, with Michael Daymond in second with 1,462 and Dave Goodwin third with 1,458.

The Mary and Paul Sproson Trophies are awarded to an unrewarded lady and gentlemen with the highest number of golds. The Mary Sproson Cup was awarded to Graham Jones and the Paul Sproson Cup was awarded to Jane Lark.

l THE Bowmen of Rutland have now started to shoot outdoors at their Greetham ground.

The club meets three times each week and welcomes new members with a beginners course in May. For details call 01780 450305 or e-mail info@b-o-r.org.