THE Bowmen of Rutland held a Combined FITA Tournament with more than 80 archers taking part at Casterton Business and Enterprise College on Sunday.
A Combined FITA tournament includes shooting at 25m and 18m with a round consisting of five dozen arrows and records were broken.
Becky Martin from Trent Valley Archers set a new national record for the Junior Lady Recurve for the Combined FITA with a score of 1,132.
The highest score of the weekend was shot by Welland Valley Archer’s compound archer James Farmer with 1,147 from of a maximum 1,200 - an impressive feat considering that to score a maximum 10 for an arrow, the archer must hit a gold target the size of a 10 pence piece.
Several of the Bowmen of Rutland members competed with Susan Custance 10th with 837 in the Ladies Recurve and Fiona Parker just behind in 11th with 798.
In the Gents Recurve, Dave Goodwin finished 16th with 988, Bob Clark was 21st with 952, Steve Merton was 24th with 912, Steve Dudley was 26th with 888, just one point behind in 27th was Ritchie Wileman, and Carl Harding was 30th with 624.
In the Gents Compound, Peter Fox was 13th with 1,019 and Gordon Parker was 14th with 915.
At the end of the two day tournament the Lord Patron for the shoot, the High Sheriff of Rutland, Peter Lawson presented the trophies and medals to the winners.
l TO mark the opening of their new indoor venue at Oakham’s Catmose College, the club will hold an open afternoon on Saturday, March 31 from 2pm to 4pm.
The next indoor beginners course starts on Monday, February 27, with an outdoor course in May. To find out more call Chrissie Mortlock on 01780 450305 or visit www.b-o-r.org.