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[TIM CUDDIHY] [MAC
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NATIONALS - 2nd to 9th April 2005 MAC RESULTS]
James and Gina entered the 2005 State Clout Championships held by Yarra
Bowmen, Sunday 5th June, at Trinity Grammar sports grounds.
Once again the weather gods smiled and the tournament had fine
weather. Debbie and James had
only begun shooting clout the day before, practising a round at Waverley
ends, calm winds, a loooong walk and lunch, the afternoon shooting began.
This time a breeze had begun to blow, which pulled the arrows up
were handed out and James and Gina received 1st place in their
divisions. Gina also setting new Victorian records for single and double
question now on everyones lips is will Debbie and James continue
with their new-found clouting skills and shoot next year? We
will wait and see
and Gina travelled to Sherbrooke Archery Club to take part in their 2005
Fun Shoot. The format was similar to Moorabbins TV Fun Shoots held
mid 1990s. On this crisp
Sunday morning (15th May), amid the surrounding forest and
chirping birds, we started to shoot event no. 1 - the Canberra
After shooting the 6 arrows in the first scoring end, an
archer was selected to draw a card out of a bucket.
This card explained how the end was to be scored, ie. Double
scoring, reverse scoring, only blue, black and white scores, bottom half
of target only scores, etc.. Then
came the doozy
shoot 6 arrows in one minute. Ahhhhh! Okay
set, go! After much laughter and a few screams from Debbie and Gina, (and
a couple of Tell those two to be QUIET! from fellow archers..), all
were ready for the next end 6 arrows in 30 seconds.
If our fellow archers thought that Debbie and Gina made lots of
noise during the one minute end, well, it only got worse through the 30
After the Canberra round came event no. 2 the
100metres shoot. Closest
arrow to a picture of a $1 coin wins.
The coin-target being 100metres away.
Ginas purple arrow was closest.
Debbie had an awesome group of arrows, but was a little low on the
target. Event no. 3 was the
blackjack shoot. Shoot
2 cards on the target to see if you can get blackjack.
Both girls had a fantastic time shooting all the outrageous events
and enjoying good company.
Bronze Medallist Tim Cuddihy paid a brief visit to Moorabbin Archery Club's
Junior Archery Program
Saturday 9th of April. Tim along with AIS Archery Manager Mark Pepper
fielded a barrage questions from
and interested juniors. After question time Tim made himself available for
photos and autographs.
time soon ran out as he was required to travel back to the Nationals Venue
to compete in the
visit was much appreciated and enjoyed,
wish Tim all the best in the future and hope he will visit again soon.
With the 2005 Senior Nationals just a
couple of weeks away, 10 of our archers are set to test their skills
against Australlias best. This year the Nationals are being held at
Diamond Valley Archery Club from Saturday 2nd April to Saturday 9th April.
The format is a mixed, with compound, recurve, barebow and veterans
shooting target, field and clout on different days.
See below for a list of whos competing,
their events, and their allocations for the target events.
Peter Cave S/G/C Target (T8), Field
Lindon Smith S/G/C Target (T19), 3D
Jill McBain S/L/R Target (T25)
Sandra Elliott S/L/R Target (T29);
50+/L/R Target (T12)
Hans Wright 60+/G/R Target (T16),
Brian Phelan S/G/R Target (T13),
Brett Cannon S/G/R Target (T15)
Gina Hahsler S/L/C Target (T23),
Debra Popov-Conroy S/L/C Target
Trudy Scott S/L/BB/R Field, 3D
We wish all our members the best of luck
and good shooting.
HOW DID MAC DO AT THE 2005
2005 NATIONALS - 2nd to
9th April 2005
The 2005 National this year hosted by
Diamond Valley Archers started off a little.
, shall we say.
Eat my dust literally. Day 1 was registration day, with
Victorian team member Peter Cave showing off his new white team uniform.
Opening ceremony and practise over, everyone had high hopes for the next
Day 2 and 3 saw Peter and Sandra and Jill
on the target range and Brian and Trudy on the field range. Peter and
Sandra both explained the horrendous wind and dust that blew around,
making shooting a real challenge. On the field course, Brian and Trudy
were sheltered by the trees, and therefore didnt feel the effects of
the wind as badly.
Day 4. We all breathed a sigh of relief as
the wind had dropped and the sun was out. Trudy again went bushwalking on
the 3D course, Sandra and Hans were on the target range and Gina was going
for a nice long walk (5kms!) on the clout range.
Day 5 and 6. The weather was beautiful. The
weather gods were smiling once again. It was Brian, Brett, Debbie, and
Ginas turn for target. Hans and Peter were off to the field course. At
the end of the target event, the fun event that we all were waiting for
the Iron Pig. One pig shaped piece of metal with a soft-ish spot in
the middle. The target starts at 30m and gets further away by 10metres
after each end. Miss the soft spot, and you could say bye bye to
your arrow. It was definitely fun to watch.
Day 7 and 8 saw the team matchplay and
Our members reported that they had a
fantastic time, and met some wonderful people. They also caught up with
some familiar faces and renewed some long-lost friendships.
Moorabbin would like to congratulate all
our members. Well done to the medal winners, the personal bests and the
100% effort put in by all our shooters.
Peter Cave S/G/C Target 12th,
Field 11th, Matchplay 3rd (bronze)
Jill McBain S/L/R Target 11th
Sandra Elliott S/L/R Target 5th;
50+/L/R Target 1st (gold)
Hans Wright 60+/G/R Target 3rd
(bronze), Field 2nd (silver)
Brian Phelan S/G/R Target 11th,
Field 13th, Matchplay 13th
Brett Cannon S/G/R Target 37th,
Gina Hahsler S/L/C Target 6th,
Clout 6th, Matchplay 4th
Debra Popov-Conroy S/L/C Target
15th, Matchplay 18th
Trudy Scott S/L/BB/R Field 1st
(gold), 3D 1st (gold)
VICTORIAN SHORT RANGE - SUNDAY 20th. 2005
A tournament at Moorabbin usually means
wind, overcast sky, wind, rain, wind, bad weather, and, did I mention the
WIND? Archers woke up thinking that they were still dreaming - the sun was
shining and there wasnt any wind! As 125 competitors descended upon
Moorabbin to battle it out for the 2005 Short Range Championships,
conversations were cautiously dancing around the subject of the weather.
Will the weathergods smile upon us today and continue with the mighty fine
shooting conditions or will Moorabbins reputation of wild tournament
After opening ceremony pleasantries,
shooting commenced. The title of Short Range champion was being hotly
contested in all divisions. As the day wore on, the temperature began to
rise and out came the bins full of ice some of which ended up down the
t-shirts of club members.
Moorabbins members shot well and once
again, many won medals for their efforts. Special congratulations to Edwin
Dilnutt, Vanna Lau and Alex Zarebski who broke tournament and minor
records in their respective divisions. Moorabbin, the team consisting of
Wally, Peter, Rick and Gina, also won the Moomba Clown Team Trophy.
Congratulations to all members who participated. Listed below (in
alphabetical order) are Moorabbins placings. To see a complete list
of results, click on the link on the home page.
Peter Cave S/G/C 5th
Rick Dalgarno S/G/C 8th
Tracey Dalgarno S/L/C 5th
Edwin Dilnutt U10/B/C 1st (gold)
Mark Feldman S/G/C 11th
Andrew Fletcher U18/B/C 3rd
Geoffrey Fyfe U14/B/C 3rd (bronze)
Robert Gee S/G/R 10th
Jason Gold U16/B/C 4th
Leigh Gold S/G/BB/C 1st (gold)
Gina Hahsler S/L/C 2nd (silver)
Henning Hartung S/G/C 24th
Andre Hillas U16/B/C 6th
Vanna Lau V50+/ L/C 1st (gold)
Stephanie Lindsay U18/G/C 2nd
Brian Phelan S/G/R 4th
Debra Popov-Conroy S/L/C 6th
Edmund Prpic-Davey U18/B/C 1st
Michael Prpic-Davey U14/B/C 2nd
Trudy Scott S/L/R 3rd (bronze)
Lindon Smith U16/B/C 3rd (bronze)
Marilyn Taylor S/L/C 4th
Peter Thomas S/G/C 19th
Wally Tumiati S/G/C 3rd (bronze)
Michael Van Der Linden S/G/R 12th
Alex Zarebski U14/B/C 1st (gold)
Congratulations to Bryce Lee (SA) on his
incredible score of 1173 Adelaide.
We congratulate all competitors and thank
everyone for their attendance at this years tournament. We hope to see
everyone back next year for our 60th Anniversary Short Range shoot.
We would like to thank all Moorabbin
members who helped out to set up and run the tournament. A special
thankyou to the lunch ladies who, once again, provided a lovely lunch to
the hungry archers.
Our own Trudy Scott represented Australia
in the World Field Competition held in Croatia in 2004. Trudy competed in
the Barebow Recurve division and was placed 21st.
Trudy also competed in the Croatian
Nationals in field, winning bronze.
Congratulations to Trudy, well done!
Congratulations to all Moorabbin members
participating in the 2 day 2005 State Target at Morwell. For those who
braved the 1½ hour trip, Twin City Archery Club turned on a well-run
tournament and lovely weather, but a nasty algicide smell from the nearby
paper mill floated over the field on day 2. Moorabbins shooters
performed very well. Some even recording personal best scores! See below
for the list of results and photos.
Peter Cave - S/G/C - 6th
Andrew Fletcher - U18/B/C - 2nd
Jason Gold - U16/B/C - 4th
Gina Hahsler - S/L/C - 3rd
Vanna Lau - V50-59/L/C - 1st
Stephanie Lindsay - U18/G/C - 1st
Andrew McKenna - U14/B/C - 2nd
Brian Phelan - S/G/R - 6th
Trudy Scott - S/L/BBR - 1st
Lindon Smith - U18/B/C - 5th
Jim Whelan - V60+/G/R - 1st
Alex Zarebski - U14/B/C 1st
A FANTASTIC EFFORT FROM ALL OUR ARCHERS.
Why did SHE shoot that arrow into the
This serves as a warning to anyone thinking
of borrowing someone elses equipment to try it out.
Or in our case Try It On
Didya watch Rove Live? Didya? Didya?
All around Moorabbins club rooms,
members were asking each other if they indeed did watch Rove Live to see
our shooting star (geddit?!) James transform into cupid on national
television. (Rove Live 15th February 2005).
The idea was simple. Cupid was to shoot a
flaming arrow into a hideous wedding dress and set it alight. All part of
a contest held by Rove Live to co-incide with St.Valentines day.
It is the right and prerogative of all brides to dress their bridesmaids
in the most horrid outfits they can find. Needless to say, some shock
dresses did arrive, accessorised by the latest in thongs and mokkies. The
production crew were looking for something yucky and flammable.
Rigorous testing held the day before
enabled our head honcho to find out which mix of combustible chemicals
worked to make the dress ignite. The result? A scorched bow and a very
hard to put out fire.
Rove had cupid, so, cupid had to have a
cheer squad. Many of our members decided to forgo their Tuesday night
indoor shooting to be at Chadstone to witness this event. Moorabbins
angels also turned up, complete with wings, halos, glow in the dark
candles and flashing stick thingies.
On the night, the television crew insisted
we use the professional pyrotechnician for safety reasons. OK. So, in
front of a couple of million television viewers, our cupid put his skills
to the test. Perfect shooting - hitting the target every time. Just one
hitch. The pyros chemicals failed to keep the flame alight for the
journey from bow to dress. No fiery dress - much to the disappointment of
James, his cheer squad, the viewing public, and the waiting fire crew who
were all eager to put something out! 3 arrows later, the pyro then tried
to set the dress alight himself. The dress finally caught alight.
Should have used Plan B (Plan Bill).
Congratulations to James. He was AMAZING!
Will Be Held at Twin City Archers - Morwell
from 22nd to 30th April 2006
OUR ARCHERS AT HOME.. ON
Photos of our archers practising shooting
and at play!