Second Night Shoot

Our second ( in a series of three ) night shoots was held on a cool still evening with 24 starters lining up The campfires were warm and well used – everyone was keen. The Taree MVA boys /girls made the trip -they were here to take home some of the top quality prizes on offer!!!
The new LED lightbar illuminated the whole forest!! Game on !!!
Early in the night Owen, Rod, Peter, Heath, Jayden and Ian were neck and neck. Grant’s marking pencil had been sharpened as he realised that “success has many friendships -failure is an orphan”- and he was ready to open an orphanage!
Jayden Jilg went for broke and shot 3 x 14’s in a row – no one had previously done this! Well done.
Bradley from Wingham took out the Top Youth award and won a “rare” Benny Hits Greatest Hits vinyl record, which I’m sure he’ll treasure!
Nick Peterson shelved the compound – grabbed his new recurve and yelled “I’m in” – and won the “encouragement award”
Pointscore on the night – 1st Owen Kirkman MVA….2nd Merv Palmer… 3rd Isaaiah MVA…4th Heath Hardcastle…5th Peter Jilg.
Half time saw the new targets up and everyone had a feed of snags with the rare extras of tomato and beetroot areal crowd pleaser.
Carly (Wingham ) was shooting well and later made the 3D challenge.
The new 3D Challenge Format of 5 archers had Owen, Heath , Jayden, Carly and new member Paul Colledge in a shoot off. A bedded deer- in the dark, at around 27 metres was a difficult shot . Owen shot an 8 – everyone else shot a 5- so Owen won it – well done ( and another quality prize – a crocheted beanie-was collected and worn immediately!
A new rule has been approved for the next shoot- Peter Jilg’s mobile phone will either be a) put on silent or b) confiscated!!
A great night was had by all- Archery ,Friends, Tucker, Campfire, Drinkies doesn’t get any better!!
Merv would like to thank his helpers on the night, Geoff Farrawell, Geoff Drew, Ian Latham, Tony Smith, Grant Lawler, may there be many good times ahead!
The next and last night shoot for 2015 will be on Wednesday 19th August- See you there 6 pm start..