Mearns hosts new archery tournament

The medal winners, judges and organisers are pictured. 

Copyright Andy Thompson Photography / ATIMAGES
The medal winners, judges and organisers are pictured. Copyright Andy Thompson Photography / ATIMAGES

Mearns Academy campus was chosen to host the inaugural Scottish Archery Indoor Face to Face on Sunday, March 13.

This was a brand new tournament developed by local coach and tournament organiser Alan Wood so that archers of all levels could experience shooting in a match play tournament similar to that done at the Olympic Games. There were a total of 48 archers from all over Scotland competing in eight divisions of six archers each. Each archer in a division shot in matches against the other five, gaining points for each match won or drawn. Inevitably this resulted in archers with the same number of points so to set the final placing some archers went into a one arrow shoot off. This certainly gave an exciting finish to the tournament.

Division 8 medal winners 
Gold Joshua Goldfarb (middle)        Mearns Archers
Silver Akos Czentiaki (left)              Buchan Archers
Bronze Dave Richardson (right)             Mearns Archers

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Division 8 medal winners Gold Joshua Goldfarb (middle) Mearns Archers Silver Akos Czentiaki (left) Buchan Archers Bronze Dave Richardson (right) Mearns Archers Copyright Andy Thompson Photography / ATIMAGES

The Mearns Archers club was only formed two years ago so it was a tremendous honour to be selected as the tournament host. The club members did the area proud by taking several medals.

If archery interests you as a new sport to try there will be a 6 week beginners’ course starting on Wednesday, April 13. Full information can be obtained by contacting the Mearns Academy Campus or ‘Mearns Archers’ Facebook page.

Medal Winners;

Division 8 - Gold Joshua Goldfarb (jr), Mearns Archers, Silver Akos Czentiaki, Buchan Archers, Bronze Dave Richardson, Mearns Archers.

Division 7 - Gold Lesley Gray, Links Archers, Silver Jeremy Gaze, Links Archers, Bronze Nathan Begg (jr) Lethen Archers.

Division 6 - Gold Rebecca Leigh, Mearns Archers, Silver Mike Strathearn, Mearns Archers, Bronze Debbie Geddes, Lethen Archers.

Division 5 - Gold Hannah Worthington, Aberdeen University, Silver Kate Matthews, Mearns Archers, Bronze Linda Dallas, Links Archers.

Division 4 - Gold Norma Smith, Lochside Bowmen, Silver Mark Smith, Links Archers, Nessa Dunsmore, Falkirk.

Division 3 - Gold Steven Laing, Ayr, Silver Matthew Wong, Lethen Archers, Bronze Robyn Geddes, Lethen Archers.

Division 2 - Gold Brad Stewart, Edinburgh University, Silver Ryan Hill, Lethen Archers, Bronze Fiona Hirst, Link Archers.

Division 1 - Gold Malcolm Alexander, Links Archers, Silver Harrison Ooi, Edinburgh University, Bronze Guy Matzkin, Edinburgh Unversity.