Round - Fita 18m (40cm face, 5 dozen arrows, shot in 6 arrow ends)
A well deserved win to Gilbert Jamieson this month, who smashed his previous personal best to turn in a score of 532, leaving the rest of us to compete on excuses (a large repertoire of excuses is invaluable for archery, to keep you going through bad patches – “I was rubbish” gets a bit repetitive).
|Gilbert Jamieson||Recurve||532||C||None required – a new PB|
|Donald McIntosh||Recurve||510||D||I've been on holiday, my archery muscles have atrophied!|
|Kevin Young||Recurve||487||D||My arrows are the wrong kind!|
|Mark Cook||Recurve||472||D||My limbs are stronger than marked and my shoulder hurts!|
|Charlie Struthers||Recurve||439||D||I'm still getting over the change from compound!|
|Dennis Harle||Recurve||I don't shoot them small targets!|
|John Cockburn||Recurve||I wasn't here!|
|Aileen Landles||Recurve||I am still working on the Portsmouth!|
|Bill Mackay||Compound||It's Hallowe'en!|
The club record for this round is 558 by Murray Elliot, set on 27/01/10.
The monthly medal competition for November will be a Worcester – there is no club record for a Worcester round, so an opportunity for lasting glory here for someone.
The Worcester is not a usual round at Balbardie; it is 5 dozen arrows shot in 5 arrow ends at 20 yards (18.28m, so pretty much “normal” distance for us); in a Worcester round two faces are placed vertically on the boss, with each archer shooting initially at either the top or bottom, and then switching every 6 ends (2.5 dozen arrows). The Worcester is a 16 inch face on a black background, using 5 zone scoring (i.e. inner "gold" is 5 points, outer ring is 1 point, maximum score 300). That centre spot is about the same size as the 9-10 “gold” on a Fita 40cm face.