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Nov

2nd FITA 18 Tournament, 3rd and 4th November 2012

Final scores from the tournament can be downloaded by clicking this link.

Thanks to everyone who took part in the tournament, especially those who travelled from outside Sussex in appalling weather conditions. Hopefully you found the journey worthwhile and enjoyed your shooting.

No records this time, but there were a number of people who made scores that were enough to gain selection for the England team at this year’s Indoor Home Nations match. This was the stated purpose of the tournament and it’s nice to report that it worked out so well.

For the record, Gavin Sutherland (Worthing AC), Sam Baldwin (Bowmen of Burleigh) and the Mayflower Archers trio of David Fall, Daisy Clark and Sophie Brown will wear the national vest in the Senior match, while Chris Woodgate (Woking AC), Pip Taylor (Lichfield Archers), Bryony Pitman (Worthing AC), Jamie Cole (Chichester Bowmen) and Daisy Clark have been selected for the Junior match. Good luck to you all on 1st and 2nd December.

Awards

By dint of their efforts, the following have a free entry to one session in our next tournament (click here for details and entry forms):

  • Bryony Pitman (Worthing AC)
  • Daisy Clark (Mayflower Archers)
  • Karen Tippins (CMO Bowmen)
  • Gavin Sutherland (Worthing AC)
  • Jamie Cole (Chichester Bowmen)
  • Jason Meehan (CMO Bowmen)
  • Rene Le Bouedec (Eastbourne Archers)

Please note that these awards are valid for our next tournament only and are subject to availability. Given that the entries for February 2013 are already more than one third full, it would be advisable to book your place now.

Prizes (scratch cards) will be posted to their winners within the next few days.

Thanks

Thanks as ever to Karen Hodgkiss at GNAS, the staff at St Aubyns and our judges, Roger McMullan and Paul Clark.

Field crew duties were performed by Nick Cole and Gary Kinghorn, while Zillah McMullan and Julia Tucknott kept everyone fed and watered while tidying up behind the Tournament Organiser by doing all the small jobs that need to be done at every tournament. Thanks also to our Treasurer, Roger Wolff, who hasn’t been in the best of health recently but still found the time and energy to pitch up and help out.

A special mention for Malcolm Wright, who helped avert a near disaster on the evening before the tournament by turning out at the last minute to transport the target equipment to St Aubyns. If you ever need a man with a van, you won’t go far wrong by calling Malcolm on 07889 752748.

And, finally, big thanks to Pip Tucknott for all his efforts, ranging from helping to promote the tournament to building our new target stands, getting everything to the venue, helping to set up the range and handling a plethora of other tasks that needed doing. Cheers, big fella.

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