The Northants junior team finished 3rd overall, after winning 5 of the categories. David Forster of Nene Bowmen finished 1st in the gents recurve Bristol 1 round with 1144. Jon Bull of Targetcraft also finished 1st in the gents compound Bristol 1 with 1181. Bradley Denny of AOR finished 1st in the gents recurve Bristol 2 round with 1117. Josh Hall of WOAC won the gents compound Bristol 2 with a fantastic 1249 (with a miss!). And Leonie Allen of Targetcraft won the ladies recurve Bristol 3 with 1080.
Katherine Langton of Wicken Archery Club finished in 4th place in the ladies recurve Bristol 5 round with 1022. Alex Ross of Long Buckby AC was 3rd in the gents recurve Bristol 4. John Dows of Targetcraft came 4th in the gents recurve Bristol 3 with 947. Katie Bayliss and Lauren Philips both of AOR came 4th and 5th respectively with 928 and 921.
Great weather throughout the day meant good scores were achieved including confirmed county records for Martin Ross (gents compound) of LBAC 862 and Dean Edwards (gents recurve) of WOAC 817.
Frances Bull of Targetcraft aslo shot a new ladies recurve record with 751. Angela Bray of Kettering Archers set a new ladies barebow record of 341. Jude Hall of WOAC took the ladies compound record with 825. Jon Bull of Targetcraft broke the long standing junior gents compound record with 847. And Leonie Allen of Targetcraft set a new junior ladies recurve record with 541.
Well done to county junior archer David Forster for winning the Saturday Gents Recurve head to head knockout event at the Clophill FITA Fest. In tricky windy weather, David scored 600 points in the qualifying 70m round seeding him in 5th place. In the semi finals David beat GB team member Sean Evans 6-4 to reach the final, where local archer Jamie Adams was David’s opponent, who he beat 6-4 to win.
Lizzie Cantopher of Wellingborough Open Archery Club shot really well getting all the way to the Ladies Recurve semi finals on the Sunday beaten eventual by Sarah Russell of Clophill 7-3. In the third place shoot off Lizzie took Kayleigh Bunker of Newport Pagnell Archers to 5-5 with the match decided by a one arrow shoot off in favour of Kayleigh.
James Mason of Wellingborough Open Archery Club was unlucky not to progress further on the Saturday after a close Gents Compound quarter final match against Jake Bunce 140-139. James came away setting brand new county records for both the 50m 720 qualifying round with 641, and his 139 15 arrow pass.
Ian Hannaford also of Wellingborough Open Archery Club shot well both days reaching the 3rd round on the Saturday. On the Sunday Ian’s morning score of 583 seeding him in 9th place and he went on to reach the second round of the head to heads.