The archers had another chance to shoot qualifying scores to enable them to proceed to the nationals.
On Thursday, the 16th of June 2016, the Centre Shot Archer Club, Piet Retief, had an archery competition. The aim of this competition was for the archers to shoot qualifying scores so they could qualify for the SACSSA national archery competition taking place on the 29th of July 2016. Twenty eight of the archers took part in the competition, some arriving from Morgenzon and Ermelo.
The youngest competitors were the under 9’s, only two of them – Ewald Seegers and Zelverick Jansen van Rensburg. They performed splendidly with scores of 238/300 and 163/300 respectively. The qualifying score for this age group is 120/300, which means both of them quailfied easily. This age group shoots from a distance of 5m and 9m. In the under 11 age group, the girls out-shot the boys! Jordan Yiollaris took the first spot with a score of 265/300, followed closely by Siegrid Dedekind with 253/300 and Tessa Peters with a score of 249/300.
For the boys Samuel Neethling came first with a score of 223/300 and Shaun Jansen van Rensburg second with 179/300. The under 13 age group for boys was won by Myles Hallis with a score of 253/300 followed by Timon Dedekind with 244/300 and Huntley Cooper with 239/300. As for the girls in the same age group, Nina Peters took first place with 206/300, Sintiche Schwab second with 201/300 and Tahila Slabber third with 200/300.
Then came the closely contested under 19 section… After the 10m rounds, Lily Carr was in the lead with 143/150, but the boys overtook her in the 15m rounds with Kai Peters winning with an excellent score of 266/300. Joel Slabber was in second place with only two points behind 264/300 and Lily took third place with only one point less with a score of 263/300. What a fun filled day!
It was ended off with a competition “last-manstanding”. Everyone, including spectators were invited to shoot. Kai proved that his win was not a fluke by beating everyone and proving that he was indeed the last man standing! Congratulations to all the competitors with their fantastic scores, all the best of luck at the nationals!