CCB 30th Annual WA1440 WRS Shoot 2nd July

There was a fantastic turnout as Cheshire County Bowmen held their 30th annual WA1440 World Record Status competition on Sunday 2nd July at their home ground at Cheshire Sports Club, Mannings Lane, Upton.

The weather was gusty but dry and very sunny most of the day. Ten archers from Cheshire County Bowmen were amongst the 86 archers representing 31 different archery clubs who turned up to compete in the event. One archer coming from as far away as Nuneaton.

The WA1440 round consists of shooting 3 dozen arrows at each distance of 90m, 70m, 50m and 30m giving a maximum possible score of 1440 The competition is split by bow type, Recurve, Compound, Longbow and Barebow.

The Gents recurve section was won by 17year old Thomas Nairn from Alsager. In this category he shot against 29 senior and more experienced archers and has recently been selected to shoot for Great Britain in the European Youth Championships in Croatia next week.

John Stubbs MBE and former Para Olympic gold medalist in Bejing won the gents compound category

Cheshire County Bowmen also did well with Polly Davis winning the ladies compound section. Ian Stowell won the gents Longbow section with Dave Peters coming third. Mark Disley also came second in the gents barebow.

Distance awards were also given to CCB’s Carol Bladen, Ian Finlay, Oskars Lock, Andy Pollit and Norman Hughes.

Polly Davis and Oskars Lock also obtained 1200 compound wheel awards and John Davis a 100 compound wheel award.