Kent Indoor Championships

 

Ashford Archers once again hosted the Kent Indoor Championships within their superbly run record status Portsmouth on the 28th of January. The day saw 85 Kent archers shooting over three sessions.

Even though the day wasn’t without incident the day ran well from start to finish with only a very short break in the first session, normally equipment failure is at the shooting line end but this time it was a catastrophic target failure with one of the bosses popping apart. The judges, work party and archers all leapt into action and scored the arrows shot, removed the broken boss, replaced with a spare, reset the target lights, sorted out the remaining arrows to be shot and shot them and got everyone back on track in under nine minutes, very impressive guys.

Drama over, the end of the day resulted in some worthy champions with some noteworthy scores, the highest Gents compound score ever, highest 1st and 2nd Ladies Compound ever, equal highest Gents Recurve and highest ever runner up Gents recurve, possible county records to be claimed and archers across all disciplines shooting personal bests, well done to all.

Ashford pulled out all the stops providing foam bosses throughout, twin spotlights on each boss, an online scoreboard and results updated throughout the day available via a hotspot in the hall as well as online so those in session one can follow the event while at home with a well earned beer and full results online before the archers in the last session had left the carpark.

Thank you to all involved, to the Judges for their wisdom, to Gordon Brown the TO for weeks of work and the extras that Kent Championships involved, to Ashford Archers for a great day and to all the archers who made it a success.

Bob Beaney

KAA Chairman.