Archers are right on target

SOME of the region s best archers competed in the East Anglian Archery Championships, at Littleport Leisure Centre, on Sunday. The championships were brought to a premature end by strong winds but the junior and senior competitors battled hard to hit thei

SOME of the region's best archers competed in the East Anglian Archery Championships, at Littleport Leisure Centre, on Sunday.

The championships were brought to a premature end by strong winds but the junior and senior competitors battled hard to hit their targets.

The shoot, normally shot over 12 dozen arrows, was abandoned after seven dozen arrows and the conditions badly affected the archers' performances before results were declared.

Host club Ely Archers featured in several classes of competition. Kevin Jacobs scored 415 in the gents' recurve class, with 76 hits and two tens.


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The score put him 12th in the final standings with Paul Anthony, from Fenland Archery Club, in Whittlesey, heading the list with a score of 604.

The gents' compound competition was won by Botolphs' Chris Clancy who shot 669.

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Ely Archers' Phil Chapman hit seven tens in his score of 539, which placed him ninth, and club mate Jonathan Adlem scored 93.

There were some good performances from the archery stars of the future and Ely's Cameron Chapman scored 395 and hit three tens in the junior gents recurve.

The competition was won by Matty Alexander, from Jolly Archers, who shot an impressive 588.

Cambridgeshire's county team, made up of four recurve and two compound archers, took the honours in the team competition.

Their combined score of 3555 put them ahead of Essex with 3491 and Norfolk's 3340.

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