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City of Cambridge Bowman World Record Status attempt at Downing College Playing Fields, Grantchester Rd, Cambridge . Picture: Keith Heppell. (56670457)
City of Cambridge Bowman World Record Status attempt at Downing College Playing Fields, Grantchester Rd, Cambridge . Picture: Keith Heppell. (56670457)

Archers were on point at the City of Cambridge Bowmen World Record Status Double WA720 Shoot at Downing College Sports Grounds.

The 10th anniversary of the annual WA double 720 shoot had been postponed twice because of the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown restrictions.

But they made up for it last weekend with more than 100 entries, which was sponsored by Clickers Archery, and 60 competitors on Saturday alone across a mixture of bowstyles. Brian Dunlop, Alex Purser and John Gorman formed the judging team, with club volunteers helping the shoot run smoothly.

Jack Atkinson, City of Cambridge Bowmen chair, said: “It was great to see so many archers back out shooting after not having many competitions over the past two years.

“We enjoyed being able to provide this opportunity with the help of club members.”

City of Cambridge Bowman World Record Status attempt at Downing College Playing Fields, Grantchester Rd, Cambridge . Picture: Keith Heppell. (56670447)
City of Cambridge Bowman World Record Status attempt at Downing College Playing Fields, Grantchester Rd, Cambridge . Picture: Keith Heppell. (56670447)
City of Cambridge Bowman World Record Status attempt at Downing College Playing Fields, Grantchester Rd, Cambridge . Picture: Keith Heppell. (56670448)
City of Cambridge Bowman World Record Status attempt at Downing College Playing Fields, Grantchester Rd, Cambridge . Picture: Keith Heppell. (56670448)
City of Cambridge Bowman World Record Status attempt at Downing College Playing Fields, Grantchester Rd, Cambridge . Picture: Keith Heppell. (56670468)
City of Cambridge Bowman World Record Status attempt at Downing College Playing Fields, Grantchester Rd, Cambridge . Picture: Keith Heppell. (56670468)
City of Cambridge Bowman World Record Status attempt at Downing College Playing Fields, Grantchester Rd, Cambridge . Picture: Keith Heppell. (56670474)
City of Cambridge Bowman World Record Status attempt at Downing College Playing Fields, Grantchester Rd, Cambridge . Picture: Keith Heppell. (56670474)
City of Cambridge Bowman World Record Status attempt at Downing College Playing Fields, Grantchester Rd, Cambridge . Picture: Keith Heppell. (56670480)
City of Cambridge Bowman World Record Status attempt at Downing College Playing Fields, Grantchester Rd, Cambridge . Picture: Keith Heppell. (56670480)
City of Cambridge Bowman World Record Status attempt at Downing College Playing Fields, Grantchester Rd, Cambridge . Picture: Keith Heppell. (56670455)
City of Cambridge Bowman World Record Status attempt at Downing College Playing Fields, Grantchester Rd, Cambridge . Picture: Keith Heppell. (56670455)

Lydia Sinnett-Smith, captain and records officer of CCB, said: “The club has had a tough couple of years, with lockdowns and facility access issues during the pandemic resulting in a large drop-off of membership.

“We’ve luckily gained a large number of new archers in the past year and are all pleased to finally be able to run the shoot again, and welcome archers from both the local area and all over the country.”

Gold medallists by category: Gents Recurve Saturday – Michael Judd of Mayflower Archery Club; Sunday – Harry Tapp of Ely Archers. Ladies Recurve Saturday – Sarah Russell of Clophill Archery Club; Sunday – Rachel Moon of Archery GB. Gents Longbow Saturday and Sunday – Bob Attalia of Noak Hill Archers. Ladies Longbow Saturday and Sunday – Mary Watson of Peacock Archers. Gents Compound Saturday and Sunday – Michael Pearce of Bournemouth Archery Club. Ladies Compound Saturday – Lydia Sinnett-Smith of City of Cambridge Bowmen; Sunday – Donna Mills of Rivernook Bowmen. Gents Barebow Saturday – John Kearney of Peacock Archers; Sunday – Mick Lovell of Northampton Archery Club. Ladies Barebow Saturday – Jill Patterson of Peacock Archers; Sunday – Mary Louca of St Neots Bowmen. Junior Ladies Recurve – Megan Havers of Bowmen of Glen. Master Gents Recurve Saturday – Phil Potts of St Neots Bowmen; Sunday – Graham Smith of Peacock Archers. Master Ladies Recurve – Wendie King of Mayflower.



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