Under sunny skies, the Cariboo Archers annual Flatfield 3D Shoot was a resounding success.
Archers in various divisions were afforded the opportunity to shoot as many rounds as they could squeeze in both Saturday and Sunday where their best scores were tabulated to declare a winner.
The results are as follows:
• Boys Peewee Compound Fingers: Josiah Sill (first)
• Girls Peewee Compound Release: Emersyn Sanford (first)
• Boys Peewee Compound Release: Travis Real (first)
• Boys PreCub Compound Fingers: Jordan Betts and Thomas Kaiser (tied for first); Jake Worthington (third)
• Boys PreCub Compound Release: Caleb Albisser (first)
• Girls PreCub Compound Fingers: Kaitlyn Brown (first)
• Boys Cub Compound: Ryan Albisser (first); Ethan Ransome (second); Octavius Sill (third)
• Cadet Compound Unlimited: Matthew Samson (first)
• Ladies Compound Unlimited: Andrea Real (first); Jaimie Albisser (second)
• Men Recurve: Fred Streleoff (first); Dan Mobbs (second); Ernie Schmid (third)
• Masters Men Recurve: Lorne Barron (first)
• Masters Men Longbow: Tom Logan (first)
• Ladies Longbow: Nikki Mobbs (first)
• Ladies Recurve: Sharon Allan (first)
• Men Compound Unlimited: Lee Jackman (first); Gavin Laukkanen (second); Matt Real (third)
• Men Open: Lee Jackman (first); Michael Idler (second)
• Masters Men Open: Al Campsall (first)
Dan Mobbs hit all the spot shots then beat all comers for the traditional bow shootouts. Mary Thurow, Gavin Laukkanen and Al Campsall also won the money spot shoot for compound.
While Cariboo Archers were enjoying the weather, Ty Thurow and Joelle Thurow were in Prince George competing in the BC Indoor Junior Olympic Program Championships. Ty, 12, competing against 17- to 20-year-old boys, finished seventh.
Not to be outdone, Ty’s sister Joelle beat her closest rival by 41 points to clinch first place in B.C., also jumping two JOP categories in the progress.