Archers celebrate

PUBLISHED: 14:19 16 March 2011

Gordano Valley Archers

Gordano Valley Archers


GORDANO Valley Archers celebrated the end of the indoor season with their indoor archery competition.

GORDANO Valley Archers celebrated the end of the indoor season with their indoor archery competition.

Twenty-four archers took part at Gordano Valley School, shooting a Portsmouth Round consisting of five dozen arrows at 20 yards. The competition was to be hard fought as there were trophies and medals for both handicapped and unadjusted scores and with ages ranging from adults to under nine years.

The results showed a high standard of shooting. Tim Mustin-Twells won the compound bow unadjusted score with 565 points out of a possible 600 points, with Adam Wood coming a close second with 548 points.

Paul Maines took first place in the recurve bow unadjusted score with 531 points and Nick Purdy scoring 499 shooting barebow.

Allowing for handicaps which brings all archers, ages and styles of bow to a level, the winner of the competition was Anthony Barnes with an adjusted score of 1,540 points. Second was Ellie Boulton with 1,494 points and third was Rushda Booley with 1,491 points.

Medals were presented by Lady Paramount Sam Boulton to Callum Day (longbow), Bex Day (ladies barebow), Anthony Barnes (gents barebow), Chessie Crook (recurve ladies under-18), Joe Sutherland (recurve gents under-12), Connor Williams (recurve gents under-16), Nikki Solomon (ladies recurve), Keith Sutherland (recurve gents), Wendy Mustin-Twells (ladies compound), Ellie Boulton (junior ladies compound), Ethan Mustin Twells (junior gents compound) and Tim Mustin- Twells (gents compound).

Gordano Valley Archers meet on Sundays at their ground on Clapton Lane, Portishead. They will also be running a ‘Have a Go’ archery stand at the North Somerset Show where you can meet the coaching team and other members of the club.

You can find out more about the club at and book a beginners course. The club openly welcomes people of all ages with a membership of over 100 and members ranging from six years to 80.

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