Recent Achievements at Home and Abroad
In the last few weeks, some of our archers have been competing at high level around the country and abroad.
In November, Antony went to Marrakech and competed at Stage One of the World Archery Indoor Championships. Antony qualified in 9th place with a fantastic score of 565 in his Fita 18 round and went on to win his first round head to head match to progress to round 2, where he fought a close match with Florian Bossard of France, who won the match 6-2.
Antony and Yulia were picked to represent Surrey in the Southern Counties Indoor match on the 25th November, where the Surrey recurve team thrashed those from Essex, Kent and Sussex. Check out the photo on the right with CMO archers making up half of the Surrey team.
On the 26th November, Elisa, Julie, Paul, Carl, and Grant competed in the British Indoor Barebow Championships. Elisa was runner up in the Junior Ladies category, missing out on first place by only 3 points with a terrific score of 438 for a WA18 round.
Then on December 2-3, Elisa, Yulia, Antony, Martin, Sam and Eric went to Stoneleigh for the National Indoor Championships, with support from Veronique and Mike.
Huge congratualtions to Elisa who came second in the Junior Ladies Barebow category and also to Yulia who qualified in first place with a stunning score of 572 for a FITA 18, beating all of the National Women's squad and along with Antony, getting through to the head to heads. Yulia progressed to round 2 of the knockout phase, beaten in a close match by Anne Smith, while Antony fought a good match against Ashe Morgan in the first round.
Here's a picture of Yulia receiving her trophy from Team GB Olympian, Naomi Folkard, and one of Elisa with her two Indoor silver medals.
Many congratulations to all for some fantastic achievements, and great exposure for the club.