Easter Bunny Charity Tournament 2018

This year’s Easter Bunny Charity Tournament was held on 2nd April at Oakleaf field. We had a great turn out of 72 archers, despite very challenging windy weather, shooting a range of different rounds, including Nationals, Short Nationals and Junior Nationals. We even had a new UK record claimed from the day.

Thanks to the support from all the entrants we were able to raise £450 from the tournament, which was presented to our Lord Patron, Mr Abbotts, chairman of the Gloucestershire Kidney Patients Association, at the end of the day.

We also had an excellent turn out of 14 of our own archers competing, with a lot of success. Congratulations go to Theo Brain, who won gold for Gents Recurve Very Short Junior National and overall Junior Recurve Gents at his first tournament! Well done to Adam Grinnell for achieving silver for Gents Compound Junior National. Congratulations to Emma Lynch for winning silver for Ladies Longbow National, to Kevin Sutherland for winning silver for Gents Longbow National, to Tom Bailey for winning silver for Gents Barebow National, to Ray Cocksedge for getting a bronze for Gents Recurve National, to Keith Webb for winning silver for Gents Compound National and to Becky Wakely for getting a silver for Ladies Compound National.

Well done and thank you also go to Austin Whitmarsh, Jenny Skemp, Mandy Bettany, Mark Lynch and Tony Allen for taking part in the tournament and brilliantly representing our club.

A huge thank you goes to our dedicated team of tournament helpers. Throughout the day there were faces old and new donating their free time to ensure the tournament ran smoothly, that everyone was well fed and watered and that everyone went home with as many arrows as they arrived with. Thank you also goes to those who attended on the Friday before the tournament to help mark up the field and get everything ready to go for the day. Without you the club would not be able to run these tournaments – your input is greatly appreciated!

Finally, thank you and well done to our tournament organiser, Jeff Grinnell, for doing a great job!

The tournament results can be found here: Easter Bunny 2018 Results

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