JACK Brennan celebrates with his trophy after taking out first place in the Junior Boys Flight 2 unlimited.
JACK Brennan celebrates with his trophy after taking out first place in the Junior Boys Flight 2 unlimited. Submitted

Arrows flying at successful shoot

GYMPIE Field Archers has ensured its right on target in the new year following a successful invitational shoot a fortnight ago.

Nearly 80 competitors from regions including Bundaberg, Hervey Bay and Gladstone converged on the club, keen to establish form for the season ahead.

Gympie Field Archers spokesman Russell Carlson said the competition was a complete success after a number of Gympie competitors won trophies.

“It was a good weekend and the members enjoyed the chance to test themselves,” he said.

While there was plenty of action on the shooting range, participants enjoyed the chance to socialise in between events.

“Most competitors camped overnight on the club round and were suitably catered for,” said Rachelle Jarratt, who is the publicity officer for the club.

Both days of the shoot involved a three arrow and a one arrow shoot.

Meanwhile, a number of fun events were also staged for variety, including running pig, the steel pig and the V shoot.

“All age groups from seniors to juniors enjoyed the entire weekend of archery,” Jarratt said.

The Gympie results were:

Jessica Jarratt – 2nd compound

B Grade

Lachlan Thorpe – 1st club boy

compound A Grade

Jack Brennan – 1st bowhunter

unlimited flight 2

Michael Rayner – 2nd junior

boys compound B grade

Heather Thorpe – 1st B Grade

recurve

Russell Carlson – 1st A Grade

recurve

Rachel Jarratt – 1st ladies B

Grade compound

Glen Johnston – 1st men

compound B Grade

Darren Jarratt – 2nd men

compound B Grade

Thomas Brennan – 1st men

bowhunter unlimited flight 2

Greg Paul – 3rd men bowhunter

unlimited flight 2

Scott Brennan – 7th men

bowhunter unlimited flight 1

Matthew Paul – 3rd men

bowhunter unlimited flight 2

Ted Kettle – 7th men

bowhunter unlimited flight 2

James Codey – 10th

bowhunter unlimited flight 2

Thomas Wade – 14th

bowhunter unlimited flight 2

Roman Turner – 2nd

unlimited men freestyle flight 1

Les Rainer – 4th unlimited men

freestyle flight 2

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