The compound winners of the 2021 National Tour Final are announced.
The women opened up the day for the compound finals, starting with the quarter-finals. Second-ranked Layla Annison met seventh-ranked Sarah Moon. Annison threw down a 146 with a four point lead to Moon's 142 to take the win.
Up next was myself against Susan Corless where I won the match with an eight point lead, 144-136. Then fourth-ranked Sarah Prieels met fifth-ranked Lizzie Foster. Prieels shot a 147 to Fosters' 136 to take her to the next round.
And the final match for the quarter finals saw first ranked Ella Gibson and eighth ranked Grace Chappell have a close fight for the semi-finals spot. Going into the last end, Chappell was 1 point up, however Gibson finished with a 30 to take the win 145-141.
In the semi finals, Annison and myself were against each other for the coveted gold final match place. We were tied going into the last three arrows, and in the end, it came down to the very last shot. Layla took the match by one point 146-145.
The second semi-finals match saw Gibson and Prieels meet each other. After a very close match throughout, they had a great performance, and it was Gibson who took the win 147-145.
For the bronze final, myself and Prieels were both aiming for the win. In the end, Prieels shot the highest score out of all the women today with 148 to my 135, winning her the bronze medal.
In the gold final, Gibson and Annison, first and second seeds, shot it out for the title. It all came down to the very last arrow by Gibson, but unfortunately, her 144 was not enough to beat Annison's 145. This is Layla Annison's very first National Tour Final win.
The afternoon saw the start of the compound men's final, kicking off with the quarter finals. Last year's winner, Adam Carpenter, met second ranked Adam Ravenscroft where he shot a 148 to Ravenscroft's 142.
Next was Kai-Thomas Prause and Oskars Lock, both first time National Tour finalists. It was Thomas-Prause who went on to the semi-finals with 138 to Lock's 136.
We then saw Neil Bridgewater and Chris White shoot where White ended with a 145 to Bridgewater's 141.
First ranked Domagoj Buden met last minute addition to the finals and eighth ranked Simon Scott. The match came down to the last end, but it was Buden who took the win 146-145.
In the first semi-finals, Carpenter and Thomas-Prause fought to the very last arrow, and the victor was Carpenter with 145-144.
Next up, Buden and White matched each other in almost every end in the fight for the remaining spot in the gold finals. In the end, Buden took the match 145-144.
White and newcomer Thomas-Prause went head to head for the bronze. This match saw the first shoot-off of the day after a 146-146. White took the win with a 9* to Thomas-Prause's 9.
Finally, in the gold medal match, Carpenter and Buden shot it out for the title. In the last end, Carpenter managed to extend his lead by two points to take the match 148-144, defending his title from 2020.
Full results can be found here.
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