Three records broken by sharp shooters

Competitors aim for glory in Ponteland Archers' fifth Griffin Memorial Shoot. Picture by Keith Robertson.
Competitors aim for glory in Ponteland Archers' fifth Griffin Memorial Shoot. Picture by Keith Robertson.
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THE rain did not put off the competitors at Ponteland Archers’ latest event.

For the Griffin Shoot – not a recognised Grand National Archery Society tournament as it was devised by the club as a memorial to one of its founder members and to celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2007 – three records were broken.

They were achieved in the Ladies Recurve by Sue Giles of Walker Bowman, the Gents Barebow by Chris Pearce of Whitburn Archers and the Junior Ladies Recurve by Alice Pope of Ponteland Archers in her first competition.

The sun came out during the presentations, which were made by Lord Paramount Adam Roberts – Business Manager at Ponteland Leisure Centre.

RESULTS

Recurve section – 1st Lady Trophy & Medal: Pat Baker (Green Lane); 2nd Lady (Medal): Kath Hall (Killingworth). 1st Gent (Trophy & Medal): Ian Norwood (Riverside); 2nd Gent (Medal): Michael Hall (Ponteland); 3rd Gent (Medal): Ged Toman (Killingworth); 1st Junior (Trophy & Medal): Adam Coombs (Whitburn); 1st Barebow (Medal): Chris Pearce (Whitburn).

Longbow section – 1st Lady (Medal): Ann Conifey (Riverside); 1st Gent (Medal): Jim Hockaday (Cleadon).

Compound section – 1st Lady (Medal): Viv Davies (Cleadon); 1st Gent (Medal): Richard Baker (Green Lane).

Glass Arrow (Highest unrewarded Ponteland archer): Bernard Walker.

Griffin Round – Francis Griffin Trophy for archer nearest the Median score of 129: Ian Birrel (Green Lane); Arkwright Junior Trophy for best junior score from all disciplines: Thomas Hawker (Penicuik); Audrey Hughes Trophy for most Greens for this round: Lynn Kellam (Cleadon).