The 12th was delighted to host the Cambridge District Archery Competition today. With over 120 cubs, scouts, explorers and adults from Groups across the District, the event welcomed everyone, from complete beginner to seasoned club archers.
After yesterday’s deluge, the weather gods smiled on us with a mild, sunny day and light winds – perfect for archery!
The competition format was three ends of 5 arrows, shot from 10 metres onto a 90cm target face. Scoring was from 1 (outer white) to 10 (inner gold).
In the individual events, organised by section, competition was hot in the Cubs and Scouts sections. Congratulations to Stanley Howard of 11th/9th for his winning score of 101, and Noah Straghan of the 28th (scoring 124).
The best three Individual scores from each Group/Section were counted in the Teams competiton. Here, 28th Cubs and 12th Cambridge Scouts both excelled and retained their respective Teams titles.
For those who would like to see the the full results, with detailed scores for every arrow shot, they may be downloaded in spreadsheet form here:
District Archery results 2017 final
It was a pleasure to host this wonderful (and growing!) competition. We would like to thank: Tom Hartley (organiser and chief range-master) and everyone who supported by organising, hosting, bringing equipment, setting up, scoring, crowd-controlling, photographing and participating!
We congratulate everyone who took part, and look forward to the next event!