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CUB at BUCS Outdoors

CUB at BUCS Outdoors

On the 8th and 9th of July, a team of 11 archers from CUB travelled to Lilleshall to compete in the final event of the student archery calendar this year, BUCS Outdoors.

The conditions were far from ideal on Saturday, with strong rain and winds causing some archers at the competition to score no points at all on their first distance! But everyone from CUB powered through and finished the competition, and produced some impressive results.

Yang Pei finished in third place in novice gents recurve, winning a bronze medal, and breaking 1000 points! He added a silver medal to his collection from the novice team competition, alongside Sheyna Cruz and Thomas Burridge, this being the club’s best placing in this event in recent history, the previous best being third place in 2012.

Individually, our seniors, while not bringing home any medals, placed and shot well, with Jack Atkinson and Chris Guerin finishing 6th and 9th in the hotly contested gents compound category, Kimberley Callaghan finishing 7th in ladies barebow, Andrew Browne finishing 5th in gents longbow, and Cass Lim finishing in touching distance of her first WA star and setting a PB! A much needed pub trip for food and warmth happened afterwards!

On the Sunday, there was a WA 70/50m round followed by head-to-head eliminations matches, and while a couple of us didn’t quite realise that it was an early start and so arrived during sighters, there was great shooting from CUB in the ranking round, with Kimberley seeding 3rd, and Jack 8th.

There were plenty of exciting head to head matches, which saw Yang left as the joint last novice standing in the very competitive gents recurve competition, and Cass putting up a good fight against Team GB’s Eleanor Piper, but ultimately losing to her in the third round. The highlight of the day for CUB was Chris’ appearance in the bronze medal match for gent’s compound, and while he didn’t win, he did shoot a PB for the match round.

A good weekend was had by all both on and off the shooting line and it was a great way to end the year’s university competitions. Many thanks must be said to the hosts and work party, as well as to Jack, Siling and Robert for driving!

Article written by Andrew Browne