Superb Team Performance at Lilleshall
On Sunday 2nd September, CMO sent a team of two recurve and two compound archers to the finals of the Archery GB OnTarget Competition 2018 ... and won!
Yulia Larkins, Antony Wood, Andre Labuschagne and Martin Walton travelled to the home of Archery GB in Lilleshall, supported by coach Mike Cale to face two of the other three teams who were left in this knockout competition.
The first match was the semi-final against Deer Park Archers who fielded a strong side. CMO won the first round to make it 2-1 in the team against team match. Then came the pairs round in which our recurve team beat that of Deer Park, whilst their compound team beat ours leaving the overall score set at 5-4. After a very tight individual head to head round, CMO edged it by two points to win the match 11-9 and progress to the final.
There we faced Redhill Archers and despite fatigue setting in, both teams gave it their best with some close calls again. But CMO proved to be the stronger side, winning all of the team rounds and the head to heads to finish overall champions with a score of 14-7.
Not only do CMO hold this title until next year, but we were also awarded a prize of £500 to use for development of the club. Plus a very nice cup from which to drink a toast!
Congratulations to the team which also included Julie Beresford and Eric Chan who competed in the qualifying rounds of this tournament.