Club Indoor tournament 2016 - 3rd April 2016

Thank you to all those that were involved in the running of the competition. Especially, thanks to John Goode for playing judge for the day, to Natalie as Lady Paramount and special thanks to the committee for another superbly organized competiton. Congratulations to all the winners and everyone else that took part.


{besps_c}0|2016in001.jpg|Jon Hammond|1st Place - Senior Recurve{/besps_c}
{besps_c}0|2016in002.jpg|Rob Garnham|2nd Place - Senior Recurve{/besps_c}
{besps_c}0|2016in003.jpg|Rob Spindley|3rd Place - Senior Recurve{/besps_c}
{besps_c}0|2016in004.jpg|Mike Gissing|1st Place - Compound{/besps_c}
{besps_c}0|2016in005.jpg|David Fellman|2nd Place - Compound{/besps_c}
{besps_c}0|2016in006.jpg|Rachel Goode|1st Place - Ladies Recurve{/besps_c}

{besps_c}0|2016in007.jpg|Ade Burch|1st Place - Longbow{/besps_c}

{besps_c}0|2016in008.jpg|Piers Skilton|1st Place - Junior Gents Recurve{/besps_c}
{besps_c}0|2016in009.jpg|Ross Trinder|2nd Place - Junior Gents Recurve{/besps_c}
{besps_c}0|2016in010.jpg|Rosie Renolds|1st Place - Junior Ladies Recurve{/besps_c}
{besps_c}0|2016in011.jpg|Head to head Starts|Yvonne and Ross both start with a handicap of 6{/besps_c}
{besps_c}0|2016in012.jpg|Ross wins|160 to 150 -  a close final{/besps_c}
{besps_c}0|2016in013.jpg|Natalie Skilton|Lady Paramount{/besps_c}

{besps_c}0|2016in014.jpg|John Goode|scrupulously fair Judge - despite the efforts of some!{/besps_c}

{besps_c}0|2016in015.jpg|Rob |Award in recognition of his time as tresurer - at least he won something!{/besps_c}
{besps_c}0|2016in016.jpg|I WILL keep adding until I win!{/besps_c}

{besps_c}0|2016in017.jpg|Calculator anyone?{/besps_c}
{besps_c}0|2016in018.jpg|Where am I?{/besps_c}

{besps_c}0|2016in019.jpg|Alan tries to influence the results|Nice try...{/besps_c}

{besps_c}0|2016in020.jpg|Dave wins 'worst black'{/besps_c}
{besps_c}0|2016in021.jpg|Dave accepts his prize{/besps_c}




 Senior Recurve  


Jon Hammond



2nd Rob Garnham Silver 550
3rd Rob Spindley Bronze 532
4th Colin Betts   520
5th Chris Vince   518
6th Les Harris   517
7th Alan Munson   516
8th Dave Hamilton   515
9th Dave Morrow   496
=10th Jay House (8 Golds) 495
=10th Mike McLeod (8 Golds) 495
12th Steven Edwards   479
13th Steven Wood   474
14th Paul Henry   428
15th Matthew Skilton   367
16th Dave Lettington   331

 Senior Compound  


Mike Gissing



2nd David Fellman Silver 561

 Ladies Recurve  


Rachel Goode






Ardrian Burch




 Junior Gents Recurve  


Piers Skilton



2nd Ross Trinder Silver 474

 Junior Ladies Recurve


Rosie Reynolds




 Head to Head Final  


Ross Trinder



 2nd Ynonne Butler Silver 150
  Lady Paramount Prize    
  Steven Edwards    
  John Goode    
  Lady Paramount    
  Natalie Skilton    


Report – Jim Higgins

The atmosphere - was heavily laced with adrenaline and an aura of steely determination, and when you looked into (some) people's eyes you could see beneath their nervous smiles that hidden lust for gold. A scary sight and not for those of a nervous disposition.

Head to Head

Ross and Yvonne - I had to admire these two as they had to wait until the competition was over before going head to head for the final match which was going to be watched by all. They knew they were to be the centre of attention - how nerve wracking that must have been - but in the end they both carried it off like true professionals.

Their prep for the H2H though was very different and I wonder if it had any effect on the outcome. If you shoot the comp first, you risk being cream crackered for your big final. If you don't shoot and save your strength for the contest the waiting can turn you into a nervous wreck. To shoot or not to shoot that was the question. A tight competition was ensured with both starting with a handicap of six.

Yvonne, being on call, did not have the choice and had to miss the comp and wait. Standing beside her I could tell she was a bit nervous (but some say I have that effect on all people!)
Ross being young and full of confidence and the strength of youth just went for the lot and in the end it paid off.

The scoring – I have never seen such screwed-up painful facial expressions as was visible when they all came to add up and check-and recheck-and recheck their scores. You would have thought they were sitting an advanced further maths exam! [Editor: it probably didn’t help with Ade doing the maths!]

Lady Paramount and the medals - our Lady Paramount for the day was Natalie Skilton, and a jolly good job she made of it. She was obviously mighty popular at the medal distribution

The Judge – John Goode did not come through unscathed, casting aside all financial and filial inducements to be otherwise, John was scrupulously fair in all his decisions although he was also greeted by a chorus of boos when being thanked by the Chairman. It's a good job John has broad shoulders and (hopefully) a very forgiving nature.