Albion Against Chichester Bowmen Featured
Sunday 29th September saw us shooting against Chichester Bowmen at our home ground.
The day started overcast with a few showers in the early morning and by the time everyone arrived at the field to set-up there was a cool nip in the air and the sky was full of grey clouds. Fortunately this did not last and it wasn't long before the sky was blue and the temperature increased making it a very pleasant days shoot. Assembly took place at 10:30am where Isla, our club secretary, explained the order of the day and read out the target list. Two rounds were being shot, an Albion and for those not yet ready to shoot at 80 yards, a short Windsor. Shooting the Albion for Worthing were Terry Kennard, Paul Kennard, Deb Pasley, Gavin Sutherland and David Philips. Worthing archers shooting the Short Windsor were Vernon Hawkes, Stuart Judd, Oliver Johnson, Isla Bezencon, Karolina Wakulinska, Callum Day & Richard Day.
After the first 3 dozen arrows at 80 yards, thanks to the sterling work of Julian Apperley with assistance from Andy Hunt who we greatly thank, a barbeque was held with enough food to ensure that even the hungriest of archers would be satisfied. After this break, shooting continued at the remaining two distances.
In the end Chichester secured victory with a score of 3412 over our score of 3219 but our very own Gavin Sutherland had the highest individual score of the day with 926. Dave Wakeford of Chichester Bowmen scored 101 golds on his way to scoring 858 overall. In the short Windsor, Karolina Wakulinska took first place and a new PB with a score of 798, Isla Bezencon came second, also setting a new PB, with a score of 789, whilst Oliver Johnson came third with a score of 770.
Whilst the scores were being checked everyone enjoyed lots of tea and delicious cakes that had been very generously provided by several members. After the scores had been read out a potential invite from Chichester was offered in the form of a friendly Frostbite round to be held at their ground. If this goes ahead we will be sure to let you all know and hopefully we might be able to even the scores.
We would like to thank everyone who not only shot on the day but everyone behind the scenes who helped set-up the field, made cakes, made our guests feel welcome and most of all made the day such a success and very enjoyable for all. Without the hard work of you all it would not have been possible and we would like to also thank Gary Kinghorn, Frank Hollis, Gail Johnson, Karolina Wakulinska, Rose Potter & Graham Whittington.
Photos from the day can be viewed below.