The 14th Ken Gray Memorial shoot was held at Mayflower Archers on Saturday 6th February. This shoot was set up in remembrance of Ken who developed Mayflower’s successful Junior club. It was Ken who started this invitational shoot, designed for juniors in their first year or so of shooting to gain some experience of a competition, without the formality. An average score is calculated for each team in calculating the final results and following this, the bosses are filled with balloons for all to burst and sweets dished out to those who pop them.

This year’s shoot saw clubs from Rayleigh Town A C, Broxhill Archers, Epping Archers (Juniors), Braintree Bowmen and Mayflower. The final averaged scores were:

1

RTAC 1

334.80

2

BRAINTREE

321.25

3

RTAC 2

318.13

4

EPPING

309.40

5

BROXHILL

267.20

6

MAYFLOWER

256.60

 

Best Gold went to Jasmine Jose and Worst White to Matthew Welsford, both from RTAC. Congratulations to this year’s winning team from RTAC; Edward Eason, Jasmine Jose, Oliver Searl, Matthew Gosling and Allie Newman.

Our thanks go to Neal Howell for organising the event and to all the clubs for their support. Ken would be delighted that this shoot has endured for so long and for so many youngsters, continues to be their first experience of an archery tournament.

More photos from the event are available at:- https://www.flickr.com/photos/ecaaarchery/albums/72157662116425004

 Ken Gray (1928 - 2002)
Ken Gray (1928 - 2002)