Sussex County Championship 2019 Featured
Once again Worthing members had a very enjoyable and successful weekend at the Sussex County Archery Association Championships.
On Saturday 20th July, the team comprising Dan Mitchell, Nicky McDowell and Mike Ellis (competing in his very first external competition), were challenged by a very tricky, blustery wind and some very competent opposition. Dan and Nicky shot a WA70 (70m) and Mike Ellis shot a Metric 122-30m (barebow). Both Dan and Mike won Gold in their respective categories and Nicky was just outside the medals in 4th place.
On Sunday 21st July, the team comprising Dan Mitchell, Nicky McDowell, Gavin Sutherland, and Dan Sutherland took up the challenge of a WA1440 round (Dan S shooting the Junior Metric 5). After 144 arrows over 4 distances, Nicky earned a Bronze medal in the Sussex Ladies Recurve, a Bronze medal for 3rd highest combined score over both days, and a Bronze team medal in partnership with Dan Mitchell. Gavin Sutherland earned a Silver medal in the Gents Compound, having spent much of his time trying to keep track of his son's progress at the other end of the shooting line!
But Sunday really was a day about two Dans. Huge congratulations must go to 8 year old Dan Sutherland, who not only won the Junior Gents Compound Metric 5, but also had the highest score of ALL the archers taking part (Juniors and Adults), with a whopping 1333 out of a possible 1440. (49% of his arrows scored X or 10) An incredible achievement, well done Dan.
And last but not least, Dan Mitchell, already riding high on his success on Saturday, romped home with a resounding win in the Gents Recurve, the Gents two day combined, a Bronze team medal, and the SCAA Gents Recurve Championship medal.
Congratulations to all on a superb performance.