Venue Panther Bowhunters Field Archery Club, Galleywood ,Essex.
Round FITA 24 Mixed Round,( 12 Marked, 12 Unmarked each day ).
With the World FITA Field Champs in Wales later this year, many of the GB's top FITA Field Archers ( Target too ! ) took this opportunity to compete at Panthers last weekend and hopefully gain those valuable qualifying scores in order to represent Great Britain in September.
George Fenton ( Compound Unlimited ) and Alastair Humphreys ( Traditional Junior Gent's u 18) competed both days ,whereas I competed on Sunday. We really enjoyed ourselves and congratulations to Alastair who won his category. Thanks to those who gave George and I some good information.
Some of the scores were very impressive indeed and a very close batlle in the Gents Compound Unlimited with Chris White just edging out Gary Cole. But the list of good performances over this weekend are far too much to mention and results can be soon found on the GNAS Website under the Field link.
Robin Frost and Panther Bowhunters must be congratulated for this event and bringing it to our County.It is hoped that this will become a permanent fixture and by judging comments from other competitors I would imagine that future shoots woule be just as well attended.
Many Thanks to George and Vi Minchin and all involved in the non stop supply of food and drink.Finally Thanks to the Judges.
I would add my congratulations to Robin Frost for bringing this event to Essex. Having spoken to a number of archers, I understand the shoot was a 'whos who' of the field archery elite and they were all full of praise for the organisation and quality of this shoot. - RM