SWB Barebow Challenge
SWB Barebow Challenge is over & it was exactly what it said “A Challenge”. Thanks to Clay for setting up a pretty challenging course with a mixture of ABA, pest patrol & 3D targets. Scoring was slightly different as the old ABA score zones were brought back in… with a twist. No liners. If you hit a line you got the lower score. Too bad if you hit the 16 line you got 0 (as I did on a few occasions). Not too many of the graded barebow shooters shot their grade & surprisingly those sighted shooters that picked up a recurve or longbow for the first time did very well, even in 35 degree heat.
Special thanks to Steve Linaker & the Bunbury Drilling Company for sponsoring the shoot with $1000 in prizes & also for donating the raffle. The prizes were awesome from LED lights, camp ovens & gas stove’s. A watch for the oldest shooter & lollies for the kids.
Jeff Taylor 1st 654
Ross McKay 2nd. 584
Jeff Pye 618
Mike Mills – Borley 616
Shane McLean 606
Ben Scholten (cub) 530
Ken Hart 440
Jack Rice 414
Robin Kraut (first time recurve) 406
Ivan Harrison 360
Tina Pye (first time recurve) 222
Ian Ramsdale (first time recurve) 198
The “William Tell” shoot was a real hit with William (Yogi ) starting out at 20 mtrs. Not an easy task trying to hit a 3D apple off the head of the standing bear without hitting him. It took an hour until we got down to 4 in the shoot off. During the shoot off William stepped back about 1 mtr or more after every hit. Until finally at just over 30mtrs it was Jeff & Clay neck & neck. Jeff had 2 arrows in the apple & Clay one & it was up to Clay with his last arrow, but sadly he shot over. Jeff was presented with the 3D apple & a dinner for 2. Great shooting guys. Thank you to all those that attended.