Saturday 22nd February 2020
Sittingbourne Community College. Kent
The team representing ECAA consisting of
Charles Mallion, David Fellman, Mike Gissing (Compound)
Chris Jordan, Kevin Juniper, Ian Clampin, Anna Jones (Recurve)
Tony Gedalovitch, Mark Turner, Richard Burgess, Amelia Chumber (Barebow)
Mark Lawrence, Sharon Lawrence, Bob Attalia and Eric Mallet (Longbow)
arrived in two contingents to face the teams of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
The team had three new representatives on this occasion, Anna, Amelia and Ian. ECAA were one archer short, Surrey and Sussex were two archers short, but these places were filled with visiting archers to ensure that all teams had the full complement of 16 archers.
The mood was good and all were eager to start. A bag of nibbles was provided to keep sugar levels up. The hall was a permanent set up with new target lighting which cast no shadows
The Recurve and Compound teams were up first in the morning session and by the end the team from Kent were leading by 107 points but the remaining three teams were only separated by 18 points
Anna shot a PB of 560. Well done Anna All to play for in the afternoon Barebow and Longbow up next
At the end of the afternoon session, all four of our barebow archers were only separated by 6 points, so exceptionally consistent shooting for all of them.
ECAA team were ahead by 72 points from Surrey and 118 points ahead of Kent, giving ECAA an overall lead of 11 points
Finally the scores for the longbow teams were given and trophies presented with Sussex in first, then ECAA, Kent and Surrey, but this was disputed and then corrected to ECAA 1862, Kent 1650, Sussex 1449 and Surrey 1132. Glitches do occur occasionally
Final overall scores
Every archer in the team participated with great gusto and were a credit to the county. I would like to thank them all for their exceptional achievement, with an additional thanks to Kevin who stayed through the afternoon to assist with the score gathering whilst I was shooting.
Many thanks to all, keep up the good work