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Windsor Weekend, 2nd & 3rd May 2015

Brighton Bowmen Windsor Weekend 2015

The results from our 2015 Windsor Weekend can be downloaded by clicking this link.

Many thanks to everyone who took part.  Despite the typical Bank Holiday weather – not to mention the amazing evaporating target faces on Sunday morning – good humour prevailed and it proved to be an enjoyable weekend for everyone involved.

There were several notable performances from the juniors taking part.  On the Saturday, Chris Cooper (Hellingly Archers) left the rest of the Gents Recurve field in his wake, while the host club’s Amaury Salomon and Natasha Homer both recorded nice scores in their first outdoor competition. Not to be outdone, Nathan Sutlieff (Holbrook Archers) recorded his third first class score of the season on Sunday, while Isla Millington-Latham of Chichester Bowmen provided an excellent demonstration of how to shoot well in wet and windy conditions.

Among the adults, Chris Jones (Newhaven AC) and Chris Fitzpatrick (Brighton Bowmen) took second and third places in the Gents Recurve on Saturday.  Emma Ferris (Ladies Recurve) and Jordan Moores (Gents Longbow) from Holbrook Archers, Jennifer Mankin (Ladies Barebow) and Ray Thomson (Gents Compound) took the awards in their divisions.

Also worth a mention was the appearance of Alex Smith, who became the first member of Brighton University AC to take part in a tournament.  Well done, mate!

Paul West of Rayleigh Town AC took the Gents Recurve honours on Sunday with 862.  Shooting his first tournament, Chris Latham (Chichester Bowmen) followed in second place, while Chris Jones added a second top three finish to his second place on Saturday.

Also on Sunday, in the Ladies Recurve Georgie Williams and Verena Betts of Newhaven AC took the honours, while Spider Coles (Fox Archers) prevailed in the Gents Barebow.

A final and special mention goes to the youngest and oldest archers in the field.  This was the first tournament for Brighton Bowmen members Levi Benison (10) and Len Godfrey (undisclosed), who have been shooting for less than a year between them.  Gentlemen, you did well and we look forward to seeing you at many more tournaments in the future.

Big thanks to those who made the tournament work.  Candidate judge Debbie Horn had to make a couple of tricky calls during the weekend and did so to the satisfaction of all.  She’s going to make a very fine judge very soon.

Brighton Bowmen’s Chairman, Roger McMullan, and Official Photographer, Warren Mason, performed their field captaincy duties with good humour and great energy.  Ray Thomson, Alex Smith and Khaled Salem did the donkey work in setting up the field on both days. And, as ever, our Lady Paramount, Zillah McMullan, kept us fed, watered and smiling throughout the weekend. Thanks, everyone.

More photos from the tournament can be found on our Facebook page.  Hope to see everyone again soon.

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