2013 New Zealand IBO Nationals

2013 New Zealand IBO Nationals

19th - 20th October

Host Club - Kerikeri Archery Club.

The weekend of the Nationals has come and gone and what an amazing weekend.

The weather turned on its best spring weather with mild to cold mornings heating up nicely throughout the day so that after lunch you would have to think it was the middle of summer and not a drop of rain in sight.

There were many amusing and fun moments had throughout the weekend with even live targets wondering through the coarse in the form of six goats who, we have to say, remained unharmed if not a little bemused by the teams of archers roaming around their bush.

Kerikeri Club excelled with food to meet everyone's taste buds and on Saturday night the Arrowhead Archery 30th birthday dinner was well received and enjoyed by everyone.

There are now National Champions for the next 12 months in most divisions and it was pleasing to see the standard of some of the divisions.

Richard and Tracey Deuzing are to be thanked for making the coarse challenging with the peg setting and each coarse been altered for each round.

As with all events there is quite a team in the background and our personal thanks goes to the Kerikeri Committee and club members who just got on and did what needed to be done.  As a new club this was quite a task to co-ordinate and manage over the previous weeks and thanks must go to the whole Club for their input.

The results are published in full and attached to this newsletter

Congratulations to all the winners and place getters and to all the archers who attended and completed the weekend.

The Champion of Champion Shoot off - all the divisonal winners have a one arrow shot at a target placed  at an unknown distance, but to the distance specified for each division - was impressive to watch.  Congratulations to James Williams in the Masters Divisions taking out the title with a nicely placed arrow in the 11 ring.

Saturday late afternoon saw the Manufacturers Grudge Match where teams of three of one bow brand challenge other bow brands.

This year 3 Generations - Pearson Team - James Williams, Carolyn Gray & Justin Bergman won with an impressed 154 points - Go Pearson.. It was great to see 10 teams enter this competition.

So until next year - take care, keep safe and shoot straight.

Trevor & Cheryl