The UK may have seen the best Summer in years, but the weather broke this weekend. It was cold, wet and windy. However, we crowned our 2018 British Target Champions.
Despite some archers deciding to head home early due to the weather conditions, commitment and experience paid off with Duncan Busby and Adam Ravenscroft taking first and second respectively in the Compound Men's division for Mybo, with junior Matthew Wong in third place. This meant that Ravenscroft walked away with an extra 730 ranking points to help with his National Tour final standing.
In the compound women, Belgium's Sarah Prieels took first place with two first places and a second place for the H2Hs when facing Layla Annison, however, was unable to be crowned British Champion. That honour went to Ella Gibson after shooting a credible 1373 in the wind and rain on Sunday for the 1440 round. Lucy Mason came in a close third claiming 557 ranking points after a second place, fifth place and third place.
Tom Hall and Bryony Pitman led the way for the recurve divisions by taking first place throughout the weekend in all three rounds. Making Bryony the Indoor and Outdoor National Champion for 2017/2018.
Teammates, Alex Wise and Sarah Bettles also made it onto the podium in third and second place respectively after strong performances from both. Tom Barber made a strong comeback after a couple of years out of competitive archery and placed second overall, increasing his national ranking points. Youth archer Lizzie Warner also made the podium this weekend in third place, emulating her third place at the Indoor National Championships last December.
This weekend also saw the barebow and longbow champions named. Sheila Hudson, who is no stranger to the podium at National events took gold in the ladies longbow, making her both the Indoor and Outdoor champion! Alex Newnes also claimed gold in the gents division, Alex will be competing in the European 3Ds later this year.
In the barebow division, Darran Cooke took third and looked elated on the podium collecting his medal, along with Ian Casewell in second and Daniel Tibbles became the British Target Champion. In the ladies, Carol-Anne Seez took gold after a hard-fought weekend in the women's division. In second place was Sarah Hubbard who had the highest 1440 score of 1029 and Karen Atkins in third place.
All in all, a great weekend for the archer, judges and work party! Archery GB would like to thank our sponsors of the event, Win&Win, Doinker, Mybo, Shibuya, and Hoyt. Without whom, we would not be able to run such great events.
Results can be found here: