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Published on Thursday, 7 November 2019

SA Archers Excel at National Championships

2019 State Team

Our State Team of Greg Opie, Graham Potts, Rory Blake, Atilla Balla, Chris Drown (back row), and Chris de Mello,  Shirley Biggs, and Ian Dall (front row), Michael Blake (Team Manager) and Norman Biggs (Assistant Team Manager) were joined in Morwell by Harrison Balla and John Vine Hall for the 2019 National Championships 2st - 6th November.

Our relatively small contingent did well to bring home a total of 17 medals (9 gold, 2 silver and 6 bronze). Congratulations to our medal winners:

     Target  Field Short Distance
Clout
Rory Blake
Open Male Compound
   
 Gold  
Chris de Mello
Open Male Recurve



 Gold
Atilla Balla
Master Male Compound



 Bronze
Graham Potts
Master Male Compound
       Silver
Chris Drown
 Master Male Recurve
 Gold      Bronze
Greg Opie
 Master Male Recurve

Bronze
 Bronze  Gold
Shirley Biggs
 Veteran Female Compound
Gold Bronze Gold  Gold
Ian Dall
 Veteran Male Recurve
 Bronze  Silver  Gold  Gold

 

A very special mention to Rory Blake who at 16 years old, shooting in the Open Male Compound class, won the Short Distance event.

Congratulations also to Greg Opie who was  Best All Round Master Male Recurve archer and Ian Dall was Best All Round Veteran Male Recurve archer.

A full team consists of 4 Male and 4 Femaie archers in each discipline (compound and recurve). We only had one female archer so we had a serious handicap in the inter RGB team competition and were only able to place 3rd in both competitions. Next year ...

 

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