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Club Handicap 2012

A good turn out for the 2012 Handicap Competition resulted in a good afternoon of competitive, but friendly shooting. We even had some surprises in the results as Andy announced the various winners. Details of all the winners follow.

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The competition gets underway. We had plenty of variation on the line, with left and right handers, recurve and long bows, adults and juniors all enjoying an afternoon for good archery.

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Behind the line, it was nice that the majority of members wore their club colours for the event.

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Scoring and retrieving arrows after the completion of one end.

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The competition continues

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One end was randomly chosen to search out the 'Best Gold' shot.  It was a tight thing between two arrows, and here is Andy, our judge and field captain for the event, carefully measuring one of the possible arrows.

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The trophies and medals laid out ready to be presented at the end of the shoot.

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The first award announced by Andy was for 3rd place (with handicap) which went to Helen, who was shooting long bow for the competition. Here is Andy presenting the 3rd place trophy to Helen.

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Second place goes to Frank, one of the beginners  in 2012.

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A delighted Aubrey receives the first place trophy for the overall handicap competition.

Like second place Frank, Aubrey is one of our beginners from 2012, and it is great to see the beginners doing so well.

Our congratulations to Aubrey for a great performance on the night.

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We are delighted that many of the beginners  who joined the club in January are still with us at the end of the year. They have all progressed well throughout the year, and it was a very tight thing for which of them would be awarded with the Peter's Progress Prize for the beginner who had improved the most over the year (based on handicap).

It was a delight when Andy announced Dale as the 2012 winner, and it turned out that the competition was so tight it actually changed with the results posted on the night!

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For the third year running, David shot the highest actual score of the competition, and receives the trophy to take back home again! Can anyone beat this chap?

We will see more of David below! smiley

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Not to be outdone by her husband, Karen shots the Best Ladies score.

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To complete the family domination of this year's competition, here is Catherine receiving her trophy for her Best Junior score.

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Here is David again, receiving his medal from Helen for the Best Gold shot.

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And here he is with that Best Gold shot.

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The award no one really wants to win is for the Worst White arrow. We had to go through three ends before anyone shot into the white, and unfortunately for Jen, it was her shot. She accepts the award in good spirits, though.

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And here is that Worst White shot.

From the angle it entered the target being quite offset from the rest, it looks more like an unfortunate release, rather than an inaccurate shot to me. What do you think?

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All the competition winners together, proudly showing off their trophies and medals.

Well done to them all.

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Here, the winners have been joined by all the other club members at the competition this year for a group photograph.

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