The Border Watch : January 22nd 2014
SPORT NEWS TIPS firstname.lastname@example.org VITARA URBAN2WD $24,990 DRIVE FROM AWAY Don’t Miss Out! HURRY ARCHER 35Y MAC SUZUKI 635976 44 Mount Gambier Road, Millicent Phone 8733 1461 LMVD 45868 Tournament rates highly at state level MORRIS ROD email@example.com BLUE Lake Archers successfully conducted their ninth annual tournament last weekend, attracting competitors from throughout the state and from Victoria. THE BOSS: South Australian Archery president, Bruce Lang on the competition range. Conducted at Corriedale Park in Mount Gambier, the event saw visiting archers from the Adelaide, Cressy Bowmen, Eden Field, Greater Hamilton, Great Southern, Southern Vales, and Victor Harbor archery clubs. Competitors were divided into a variety of divisions based on equipment type, age and gender. There was a total of 17 divisions, highlighting the diversity within the sport. Age groups varied from 14 to 70 and the largest number of competitors were in the various veterans divisions which indicates age is no barrier to archery. All four basic archery equipment groups were again represented from the traditional wooden longbows, the Olympic style recurve bows and the higher technology compound bows and a crossbow. The tournament started on Friday night with an opportunity for visiting archers to join the host Blue Lake Archers Club for a friendly indoor event. This was well supported with 18 archers lining up at the St Martins College Hall for an 18 metre event. Saturday's weather conditions were mild, but a gusty cross wind from the south added a higher degree of difficulty. A Sydney round – over varying distances on a 122cm target face – opened the tournament. From the local club, Phil Tremelling had the best result with a comprehensive win in the master men's compound bow division. Trevor Gartside was second in the veteran men's compound bow while brothers, Brett and Scott Tonkin also picked up second placings in their respective divisions. Ben Kisby was third in the open men's compound and Ian Harris was third in the Master Men's compound bow. SCORE CHECK (from left): Dom Cumming (Adelaide) and Brett Tonkin (Blue Lake). Pictures: KYRA SYKES The Balla family from Adelaide's Southern Vales Club made the most of a trip away and each featured in the placings. A strong interest in the highest score centred around the open men's compound bow division. Defending an undefeated status for the high score, Pat Coghlan returned to the tournament after missing an appearance for the first time in 2013. Coghlan's 1161 points easily won him the open men's division with by far the highest score in any category. Phil Tremelling bolstered the local pride with the second high- LOCAL HOPE: Blue Lake Archery competitor, Phil Tremelling. est score of 1096 points and Gerry Phipps from Southern Vales won the veteran men's compound bow, also had an impressive tournament scoring 1084 points. A presentation function followed the tournament where unique hand crafted badges and certificates were presented to all placegetters. Achievements such as perfect 60 point and all-golds ends, as well as all-range golds were also recognised with official certificates. The BLA has already started preparation on the 2015 tournament, which will mark its 10th anniversay, while special praise was singled out for chief judge, Glen Martin on his expertise last weekend. The tournament came to a close on Sunday with an informal clout event, while normal club activities will resume this Friday night at St Martins College starting at 7.30pm and then move to Corriedale Park on Sunday at 12.30pm. Results page 26 The Border Watch, Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 35 CLOSE UP: Australian archery champion, Pat Coghlan.
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