Competitors gather around during the final stages of the 3D national Archery Championship, held in Nambucca, New South Wales. Cooloola 3D Archers Club enjoyed success at the event, particularly Jo Paull who finished a clear winner in the female bowhunter unaided, scoring 385.
Competitors gather around during the final stages of the 3D national Archery Championship, held in Nambucca, New South Wales. Cooloola 3D Archers Club enjoyed success at the event, particularly Jo Paull who finished a clear winner in the female bowhunter unaided, scoring 385. Submitted

Cooloola Archers' win at Nambucca

GYMPIE’S Cooloola Archers 3D Club has proven itself to be right on target after contesting the recent 3D National Archery Championship.

The 3DAAA hosted event was held over November 14 and 15 at Nambucca Heads, New South Wales.

A staggering 232 archers from all over Australia and New Zealand participated in the elite tournament, set in the beautiful surrounds of the Nambucca State Forestry.

Cooloola Archers 3D Club spokesperson Marion Brown said the Gympie contingent had every reason to feel proud of their efforts on the big stage.

“All club members had outstanding results, (and) for some it was their first time at such a prestigious event,” she said.

By way of explanation, 3D archery involves the use of realistic foam feral animal targets set in natural surrounds as opposed to traditional paper targets.

A standout performer for the Gympie club was the tenacious Jo Paull, who lifted first in the female bowhunter unaided, scoring 385.

To demonstrate Paull’s dominance, her nearest challenger was a hefty 46 points away.

Meanwhile, Codaey Brown found a second place to his liking when he excelled in the youth male release, scoring 435.

Codaey’s brother Lochalyin also had his eye in to finish second with 379 in the cub unaided.

“Everyone boasted they had a fantastic time and can’t wait until the next one,” Marion said.

A highlight of the national competition was the appearance of professional American 3D archer Darrin Christenberry.

“Darrin showed other archers why he is at the top of his field,” Marion said.

“More importantly, Darrin personally spoke to other archers and gave tips and directions on how archers can improve their form.”

The Gympie club was also given special recognition by 3D Archery Australia president Chris Weakley for its successful tournament held back in September.

Further details about the club can be found at its website ( www.cooloolaarchers.org) or by contacting 5482 7560.

Gympie Times


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