BROWNTOWN OVAL STILL CLOSED DUE TO FIRE EMERGENCY 2/1/20
Due to the still current fire emergency, Browntown Oval is still being used as a staging point for RFS crews, appliances and helicopters. Mountain Archers will be officially closed until the emergency is declared over. We will have to postpone our Tibetan Archery Festival until later in 2020.
NOVEMBER COMP A 25M ON 60CM FACE, 24TH NOV
NICE DAY FOR A 90 ARROW SHOOT
We had a beautiful 20 degree day with calm, occasionally cool breeze for our comp today on the 27th of October. We shot a Perth 70/60/50m, others shot Junior Canberra 40/30/20m, and Grange 40m. Most results on Archers Diary, a couple more will be put up once we collect their scoresheets.Thanks to Joseph Pritchard for the photos.
TIBETAN ARCHERY FESTIVAL TO BE HELD AT MOUNTAIN ARCHERS, BROWNTOWN OVAL, JANUARY 6-7, 2020
Mountain Archers,Sydney Tibetan Archers and Newcastle Tibetan Archers would like to invite all registered Archers across the country to the 1st Australian Tibetan Archery Competition in 2020.
To be held January 6th and 7th,at Brown Town Oval,Mt Victoria, NSW.
Competitions will be held at 80 meters,face folded into a quarter triangle target, apex at top target butt on the ground. Compound, Recurve, Tibetan Horse Bow and Longbow. Release aids and stabilizer bars are allowed. Putting off fellow competitors using good natured verbal play from outside the safety box allowed. All unsighted according to the Tibetan traditional archery culture.
Matchplay scoring will be used.2 arrows per archer,at least 3 archers per team.Closest arrows to the x within scoring zone per team will score 1 point per arrow. First team to 10 points wins the match.
Matches will be:
9-10am on both days: Tibetan culture performances followed by speakers from both sides.
10-12pm on both days: All Archers are mixed,Team/Club Play eg. Mountains versus Boolaroo Bowmen, followed by Brisbane versus Sydney etc.
Lunch 12-1pm/delicious Tibetan foods and drinks will be served.
1pm-2pm Kids and Women’s Matchplay, this may include foam animal shooting for the kids.
Individual Matchplay 2pm-3pm on both days.
Individual Matchplay with sights 3pm-4pm on both days.
Medal presentation 4-4:30pm on the second day, Cleanup 4:30-5pm.
We also have Tibetan traditional activities including group folk dance, marathon race, rope pulling and other talents etc.
20/10/19 test FIELD COMP, 27/10/19 PERTH, JUNIOR CANBERRA and a GRANGE
SEPTEMBER COMP BROUGHT FORWARD DUE TO SCHOOL HOLIDAY BEGINNERS CLASSES
BATHURST ARCHERY FESTIVAL HAILED A SUCCESS AS COMPETITORS FROM OUTSIDE REGION JOURNEY TO THE CITY/ story courtesy of WESTERN ADVOCATE writer Alexander Grant
Photo of Mountain Archer Andrew Betts competing at Bathurst Archery Festival, photo Phil Blatch
DISCUSSIONS about the next Bathurst Archery Festival are already underway after the raging success of the inaugural event over the weekend.
Bathurst Archers held the event over their new field course and welcomed more than 80 competitors to the city over a busy Saturday and Sunday of action.
On top of the competition there were a number of archery exhibitions, including a horseback display from Maydaan Archery Club.
Bathurst Archers president Steve Olive said the hectic two days of archery was a proud moment for the club and its members.
Everyone was really impressed and enjoyed the formats we did.Steve Olive
"There were some amazing displays. We had around 80 competitors across the two days as well as the displays so it was quite successful," he said.
"People were really excited about it and they really enjoyed it. There's a lot of talk between our club members, Traditional Archery Australia and Maydaan Archery Club to make it all happen again next year."
The competition was a chance to show off the club's recently completed field course.
The course has been a labour of love for Olive and members who have spent months on end revitalising the club's facilities.
"The mayor came out for a visit on Sunday and he was really keen to have us keep council notified about what is happening at the club because this brought in so many people from outside the area," he said.
"Everyone was really impressed and enjoyed the formats we did. We had people from outside the area wondering how we could have all these amazing facilities.
"There's been lots of hard work and saving of money to make that happen. There were comments from people who shoot all over the place saying it's some of the best field courses they've been on."
AUGUST COMPETITION DETAILS
Our August competition was a great success with fourteen archers competing, see results on Archers diary.
Declan Maguire aka THE DOMINATOR broke the 500 points barrier at 70/60/50m
Cody Buck got an ultra consistant Master Bowman score with 817/900 at 40m.
Peter Staton got a 9.69 arrow average at 20m shooting Open Compound.
Warwick Yeo got 9.17 arrow average at 20m shooting Recurve.
2 MORE JUNIORS WIN MEDALS
Mountain Archers President, Ian O'Neill, with Secretary Mat Bagley and Adam and Josh, with their medals.
11 BEGINNERS PASS JULY COME 'N TRY LEVEL 1 COURSE
Congratulations to the following people, Marleah Geopano, Mikayla Goodwin, Marites Geopano, Leo Geopano, Vinan Handley, Taz Handley, Faithe Handley, James Teare, Rilka Oakley, Mars Fraser and Rome Fraser. They all completed Level 1, Archery Come 'N Try Course with Club Coach, Mat Bagley and Club Coach (in training) Cody Buck. Please come and get your certificates this week and we will see you for a couple more weeks for your temporary membership and hopefully a few of you will join our club with full membership in the next week or two!
16 COMPETE AND 30 MOUNTAIN ARCHERS on the SHOOTING LINE FOR WINTER HANDICAP 28/7/19
Photos of the comp and winners thanks to Josheph Pritchard.
Thomas, Eva, Stewy and Scotty taking home some medals today! Well done guys and some good scores shot in the still winter air. PBs (Personal Bests) to Cody Buck and Peter Staton. Scores available on Archers diary.
MOUNTAIN ARCHER COMPETES TIBETAN STYLE
Mountain Archer, Loga Lijia, pictured above recently went up with a group of friends and family, to compete in a Tibetan Style tournament with Boolaroo Bowmen at Fassifern on Friday the 5th of July. Loga has been training both Aussie style (with sight/ unlimited freestyle compound and Tibetan style) A great time was had by all and Loga won two ends, but the Newcastle based group won the overall match. The Tibetan tournament is done at a distance of 80 - 100 metres, with a triangular target the same area as a 60cm FITA target folded into a standing eighth section. It is done barebow compound, they are able to use release aids, or shoot traditionally with thumb release. You may roar to the ears of a rival, pat his shoulder before the bow is drawn or boo him. Those that can keep inner peace amid distractions shoot the target accurately. They get a thumbs up according to a Tibetan archer called Yangge. Mountain Archers will invite the Boolaroo Bowmen to a match in summer.
WINTER SHOOT FOR MEDALS
JUNE CLUB SHOOT
MAY CLUB SHOOT DETAILS
Note to club members if you want to shoot and haven't entered a tournament before, please speak to Jean Hampton, our Club Recorder, prior to the day of the event so she can register you on the AA database to enable you to score on your phone.
LITHGOW IRONFEST 2019 A BRAVE SUCCESS!
One of our youngest members Princess Merida at our successful and popular Ironfest stall , photo; Brigette Grant photograpy. She is shooting our newest Bear beginners bow which we recently bought from our mates at Jameson Archery http://www.jamesonarchery.com.au . Thanks to all our wonderful members for their help this year at Ironfest. Our swinging pendulum target thanks to Andrew Betts was a crowd pleaser.
Nelma enjoying shooting at Andrew Bett's pendulum target; photo Bags
ANOTHER JUNIOR ARCHER COMPLETES HIS OZBOW CERTIFICATE 14/4/19
Congratulations to the youngest club member to shoot their qualifications in all distances up to 45m in the Ozbow Certificate. Well done Tom! Photo thanks to Josh Dodson.
EASTER BUNNY BINGO SHOOT
Also a reminder to club members who have paid for t-shirts to bring your money for the shirts this weekend 14/4/19.
ALBINO GOAT WILL TRAVEL TO IRONFEST
Our new albino goat target, photo thanks to Peter Staton, purchased by club President IanO'Neill from Abbey Archery this week is a bit of a club favorite already.
Matula senior and junior, photo thanks to Peter Staton, Michael Matula (senior) completed his Ozbow certificate up to 45m, last week at very high standard with recurve. He has now switched to compound.
A DOZEN ARCHERS COMPETE IN MARCH COMP
Photo of arrow at 50m on full face target with Mat Bagley, Kane Smith and Scott Springs arrows, photo thanks to Peter Staton.
A dozen Mountain Archers competed at our monthly competition last weekend with results able to be found at Archers Diary, most of them are up at time of writing. Scores of archers are improving with congratulations going to Michael Matula for being the third Mountain Archer to complete his Ozbow certificate.
Kane Smith got a pretty notable score, getting 804 out of possible 900, shooting a Perth, 90m,70m and 50m on full face 122cm target. His arrows are the blue ones in the photo, just a 58/60 for this end.
Congratulations also, to Scott Spring who is picking up an award at Archery NSW Presentation night for achievement in longbow, Male Masters target award.
Commiserations and get well soon mate, to Ian Wallace who in an innocuous trip whilst putting a target away managed to do a job on his shin and ankle.
MOUNTAIN ARCHERS FEBRUARY CLUB SHOOT MOVED TO MARCH
Due to a bunch of us Mountain Archers wanting to go down and shoot field at Penrith City Archers on Feb 24th our normal end of the month shoot has been moved to the beginning of March.
Eva Shoots a Perfect
Photo of Eva Matula, by Peter Staton
Many of us archery nuts know that it is a seriously good feeling to get your first perfect score and so it was for Eva Matula last weekend who shot her first perfect score 60/60 at 30m. Eva was the second person in the club to complete her Ozbow Certificate, at all ranges up to 45m, and has been a diligent practicing archer for about 2 years now. They say practice makes perfect and they may be right...
Photo of Andrew Betts thanks to Peter Staton
One of our Mountain Archers, Andrew Betts has invented a new kind of archery target. It is called a "Strangelope" It rotates as arrows hit it. Is better suited to recurve or longbow than compound. Prices start as low as $450. Contact Andy at https://andrewsjoinery.com.au.
Andy is holding a prototype ski bow. It is a takedown recurve bow that utilises a pair of old Fischer skiis as limbs. String is made by our own stringmaker Michael Matula.
Mountain Archers Congratulates 2018 President's Cup Winner Cody Buck
On 16th of December our Archery club held our annual Presidents Cup shoot. Club members shot at 60/50/40m for sighted adult compound and recurve archers, 50/40/30m for sighted intermediate and senior compound and recurve, and adult barebow and longbow, 40/30/20 for junior sighted compound and recurve archers.
Cody shot a 798, which was a personal best.
Our club record was smashed by Kane Smith (2016 Champion) who shot 864. This bests our previous club record by 10 points.
Encouragement awards were also given to Eva and Tom Matula, these archers are shooting better scores each time they compete; well done!
Our January Club shoot details are as follows:
All AA members welcome, we may just run the WA 70 if we don't get more than one entrant for the WA 90. As the notice says please register for the shoot prior to the day LATE ENTRIES NO LONGER ACCEPTED