This weekend saw the first national competition of 2021, the British 3D Championships, held at Pentref Bowmen in Wales.
2021 British 3D Championships
Covid restrictions meant that this year's British 3D Championships was a very different affair from the usual British Championships. The Championships were hosted at Pentref Bowmen
Saturday morning saw the Longbow and Instinctive classes shooting the 24 target 3D course set out at Pentref Bowmen. Barebow shot on Saturday afternoon. Unfortunately, the weather was not the best in the morning with heavy showers which thankfully became lighter as the day went by.
Compound archers battled it out on Sunday morning. Thankfully in better weather. The course was a challenging mixture of slopes with most shots set out in the woods amongst the bluebells. With a few out in the open field.
British 3D Championship winners
Longbow winners: Richard Powell and Emily Williams
Instinctive winners: Jed Cullen and Sarah Monteith
Barebow winners: James Annall and Carol-Ann Seez, Ollie Woodward and Amelia Thomas, Ruby Davies
Traditional winner: Ceri Thomas
Compound barebow winner: Gary Hart
Compound unlimited winners: Tom Duncan and Lizzie Blackmore
Recurve winner: Adrian Woodward
For the full results of the Championships, see below. Congratulations to all the medal winners. British 3D Championship medals will be posted out to winners. Thank you to all who took part, there were many smiling faces around the course. Also, we would like to thank all who were involved in putting on this great shoot!
Carol-Anne Seez, Barebow women's winner explained, "Lockdown has been extra hard and doctors orders to go and shoot! I think I've fulfilled my prescription. With support from my family and my field family we did it!!
"This was my second 3D shoot, last one being British in Scotland. You can't beat wandering round a muddy slippy forest searching out animals and then trying to get them to catch your arrows. I love it! Archery is the best therapy ever. Even better when everything goes right and and the scores show the hard work that you have put in! Thank you to everyone who made it possible."
In just a few weeks, we will see the British Field Championships take place at Overton Black Arrows. For more information, see here