Archery championships hit the target in Framlingham

Archers compete in the 65th annual East Anglian Archery Championships in Framlingham on Sunday, 23 A

Archers compete in the 65th annual East Anglian Archery Championships in Framlingham on Sunday, 23 August. - Credit: Su Anderson

Framlingham Bowmen hosted the 65th East Anglian Championships, which saw 36 archers from Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk competing in four different bow classes.

The competition started in the morning with the gents’ 90m, ladies’ 70m and juniors’ 50m, under sunny skies, but with a strong wind blowing across the targets.

At 3pm there was heavy rain throughout the 30m distance, making it a wet end to a long day’s shooting.

Despite the conditions, most archers enjoyed their day’s shooting with the excellent facilities available at the Framlingham Sports Club ground.

The competition winners for the 1440 gents round were:-


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Recurve bow: Stephen Hall of Wymondham Archers with a score of 1081.

Compound bow: Jason Pretlove of Phoenix Archers with a score of 1288.

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Longbow: Les Weinert of Norfolk Bowmen with a score of 441.

Barebow: Steve Morris of Colchester & District AC with a score of 756.

The competition winners for the 1440 ladies round were:-

Recurve bow: Claire Morris of Colchester & District AC with a score of 883.

Compound bow: Sally Palmer of Wymondham Archers with a score of 1225.

The competition winner for the Metric 3 junior ladies round was Alicia Spendlove (Recurve Bow) of Phoenix Archers with a score of 753.

Colchester & District AC won the club team trophy with a score of 1639. Essex won the county team award with a score of 3016.

Organiser Alan Drinkwater said: “Many thanks to all who played their part and we look forward to next year’s event which we have provisionally booked for August 21, 2016.”

Anyone wishing to know more about the sport should contact June Drinkwater on 01728 724653.

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