CRIEFF Archery Club is celebrating its 20th year this year and to mark the occasion the founder of the club, Alex Cargill, donated a quaich to be shot for annually.
This trophy is awarded to the highest scoring “recurve” style archer on the day.
The club held a tournament on Sunday at Ardvreck playing fields to commemorate the event.
The tournament is called a “Western” round and consists of four dozen arrows at 60 yards and four dozen at 50 yards, with a possible score of 864 points.
The event was well-attended and competition was at a very high standard with some excellent scores being recorded.
It is interesting to note that recently the club has expanded its shooting styles into ‘Compound’ and ‘Barebow’ shooting which now adds a further dimension to the club which concentrated mainly on ‘Olympic Recurve’ style.
Explained Alex Cargill, club president: “Crieff Archery Club caters for all styles and all levels of archery not just the ‘experts’.
“We encourage people to try the sport and coaching and equipment is all provided.
“You don’t need to have shot before and there is no pressure to compete!”
The club would like to extend its thanks to Richard Harvey (headmaster) and Chloe Walker from Ardvreck for all their support of the club.
Before the tournament commenced Alex Cargill (club president) paid tribute to Nick Butcher.
Nick died recently and was vice president of the club. As a mark of respect for his work for the club all the members observed one minute’s silence before shooting.
Nick’s wife Rose attended the shoot as Lady Paramount and kindly agreed to present the prizes at the end of the shoot.
It was announced that the Scottish Archery Association have published a list of top ten archers in Scotland and Crieff’s John Purdie is now ranked in eighth position.
The prize winners were as follows:
Winner of the Alex Cargill Quaich with the highest ‘Recurve’ score of 742 – Marcin Haisz.
Recurve– 1st gent Marcin Haisz, score 742.
2nd gent John Purdie, score 718.
3rd gent Alex Cargill, score 664.
Barebow – 1st gent Phil McGlone (Best Barebow) score 341.
1st lady Shelagh Walsh, score 208.
Compound– 1st gent David Cargill, score 769.
2nd gent Ron Clark, score 289.