These are the results from the recently concluded 45th Target Archery Nationals
There were 7 entries in the compound division and 14 in the traditional Olympic recurve division, 21 in total.
Day One results were very encouraging, from a possible 1440 points available.
Dirk De Bod from Namibia scored an impressive 1326 in the compound Men
Huma Poonja, Zimbabwean broke his personal best to achieve 1016 points in the men’s recurve.
In the cadet recurve women Namibian Quinn Reddig scored a fantastic 1256 points followed by Zimbabwean Chelsey Hunter then Shania Bartosz.
Cub recurve boys U15, Omer Ohana scored 1181 and Bryce Hill in the U13 recurve scored 1183, showing there is some very talented young men coming into archery.
In the Novice recurve division, Stephan Tafireyi 920 points closely followed by Juliet Magomana headed their division and in the beginners an outstanding young boy Ryan Ellis scored 1159 Points
Day Two saw more entries in the compound field.
The 720 ranking round we see archers compete for the best possible position, highest points, to then go head to head in eliminations for their category. The 7 compound entries all releasing arrows at 50m on a 60cm target challenged each other for top spot. Gold Medal went to Ian Dalton of X10 Archery Club, Silver to Daniel Jackson and Bronze to Dean Green.
The battle of the recurve cadet women at 60m Gold to Quinn Reddig from Namibia, Silver Chelsey Hunter and Bronze Shania Bartosz.
The novice recurve archers 30m Gold went to Stephan from Harare City Shooting Club, Silver Juliet and Bronze Andrew.
Gold medals in their own divisions, Huma Poonja Recurve Men, Candice Dawe Compound Ladies, Rob Jackson Master Compound Men, Daniel Jackson Cadet Compound Men, U15 Recurve Omer Ohana, U13 Recurve Bryce Hill and Beginners Ryan Ellis.
Great spot prizes (arrows closest to the centre) we given by kind sponsors, Saturn Zimbabwe, Sabai Thai, and Delicious Sam Village.
Ground, event sponsors and stationary was assisted by – Sign Creations, The Concierge, Extreme Archery, Safe Guard, Title Stationers, Sawpower, Beds & Beyond.
The Zimbabwe Archery Association would like to thank The ZOC President Mr. Admire Masenda for opening of the 45th Nationals and releasing the first arrow. The weekend saw great comradery, the first time competitors had a super tournament to start their archery lifestyle in, a lot of knowledge sharing from all especially the Namibian Coach Frank Reddig, . Here’s to the next Nationals – great practice, competitions before we all meet again with more visiting and local archers in September 2019.