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Tournament Secretary Barbara Littlechild reports on the Surrey County Championships

Tournament Secretary Barbara Littlechild reports on the Surrey County Championships

RRAC team at the Surrey County Championships

Surrey County Championships
This two day competition is a double WA1440 round incorporating the English Archery Federation competition on the Saturday and then the Surrey County Championships on the Sunday with the addition of Metric rounds on the Sunday for the juniors and double rounds for the two days.
WA1440 round is 3 dozen arrows at each of 90m & 70m for men & 70m & 60m for ladies then 50m & 30 for all with 10 zone scoring and shot in timed ends controlled by lights. The two shorter distances of 50m & 30m are shot on a 80cm face but at Surrey the compound & recurve archers are given a 6 ring face i.e. no black or white rings. This means that we shoot with just 2 people per face so can shoot 6 arrows per end which is quicker but has the potential to drop several points which might have been 3’s or 4’s.

Saturday dawned clear, calm and warm with the temperature rising to 31 degrees by the afternoon.
Five members of Royal Richmond took part and ended the day with Sabina crowned as the ‘Champion of England’ Ladies Longbow and Barbara L the Ladies Masters Champion with a large trophy to prove it and Barbara W came 3rd.

On Sunday we were joined by two juniors and Sarah was helping with the scoring. The day started with a little drizzle, a relief as we’d been forecast rain but by the afternoon both the temperature and wind had picked up to make it a little more challenging.
Overall RRAC did very well ……
Sabina – 1st Surrey longbow, 1st double, 2nd Surrey longbow pairs
Andrew – 2nd Surrey longbow pairs
Barbara L – 2nd Surrey Masters ladies recurve
Matt – 3rd Surrey under 18 recurve boys, 2nd junior recurve pairs
Lucas – 1st Surrey under 16 boys
Eleanor – 1st Surrey under 14 girls, 2nd junior recurve pairs
Sarah got a t-shirt!

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