Masters turn on a thriller at indoor champs

Relaxed atmosphere at Gisborne venue but comp did get 'quite intense'.

Relaxed atmosphere at Gisborne venue but comp did get 'quite intense'.

AIM IS TRUE: Gisborne Archery Club’s Chloe Underdown takes careful aim during the Eastern Central Bay of Plenty Archery Association Indoor Championships, held simultaneously at four venues, including the Gisborne Archery Club hall. Underdown, whose father Chris is in the same picture in the background (right), won the senior women’s compound title while Anderson won the senior women’s recurve. Anderson is pictured alongside fellow Gisborne archers Joel Walker, who was second in the teen recurve section, and Colin Marshall. Pictures by Paul Rickard
Justine Anderson also takes careful aim during the Eastern Central Bay of Plenty Archery Association Indoor Championships.

Gisborne's master men provided the tussle of the tournament at the Eastern Central Bay of Plenty Archery Association Indoor Championships last weekend.

The Gisborne Archery Club hall was one of four venues that simultaneously hosted the championships.

The others were Hamilton club River Glade, Napier and Rotorua.

While the Gisborne venue had a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere, club president David Croskery said competition did get “quite intense”, no more so than in the master men’s compound division where the lead changed hands every other end.

At the end of the three shoots, Dean Williams topped the division with a score of 1125.

Croskery was just four points behind in second, with Chris Underdown third on 1119 and Colin Marshall fourth on 1102.

All four are Gisborne members.

Chloe Underdown won the senior women’s compound title with 1134, a score that would have been good enough for second in the senior men’s division.

Cambridge’s Darryl Mills won that with 1137, while Gisborne’s Will Halliday was third on 1123.

Justine Anderson won the senior women’s recurve with 606 and Joel Walker was second in the teen recurve with 677.

Croskery said the tournament went well.

“It was good to see some of our newer members taking part and pushing themselves along.”

Gisborne's master men provided the tussle of the tournament at the Eastern Central Bay of Plenty Archery Association Indoor Championships last weekend.

The Gisborne Archery Club hall was one of four venues that simultaneously hosted the championships.

The others were Hamilton club River Glade, Napier and Rotorua.

While the Gisborne venue had a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere, club president David Croskery said competition did get “quite intense”, no more so than in the master men’s compound division where the lead changed hands every other end.

At the end of the three shoots, Dean Williams topped the division with a score of 1125.

Croskery was just four points behind in second, with Chris Underdown third on 1119 and Colin Marshall fourth on 1102.

All four are Gisborne members.

Chloe Underdown won the senior women’s compound title with 1134, a score that would have been good enough for second in the senior men’s division.

Cambridge’s Darryl Mills won that with 1137, while Gisborne’s Will Halliday was third on 1123.

Justine Anderson won the senior women’s recurve with 606 and Joel Walker was second in the teen recurve with 677.

Croskery said the tournament went well.

“It was good to see some of our newer members taking part and pushing themselves along.”

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