The BC Indoor Target Championships were a success in Oliver during the weekend with 120 archers from all over B.C. and some from the U.S. reports archer Al Campsall.
“The organizers had to turn away numerous potential competitors when many more attempted to register, but the venue’s capacity was already reached,” Campsall says. Six Cariboo Archers made the trip and they all shot well.
Bob Thurow (the three Thurow family members experiencing their first ever B.C. indoor target championship) finished sixth with his best ever score in indoor target. Mary shot to a fifth place while 11-year-old Ty had to shoot with the 14-year-olds because a late registration only freed up a spot with the older archers shooting smaller targets on their target butts, Campsall says.
Undeterred, Ty won the division! All the Thurows shot compound bows
Ernie Schmid, though not pleased with his personal score (Ernie usually shoots better than his score indicated), won his category — Masters Recurve.
Fred Streleoff, having to shoot against archers with superior equipment (categories were lumped together), still came within two points of the gold medal winner to clinch silver in the Senior Recurve.
Al Campsall finished second in the 60-year-old compound category.
The Cariboo Archers are looking forward to this weekend’s outdoor flatfield 3D Animal shoot up at the Bond Lake Rd. Sportsmen’s Association.
It will be a fun shoot for any archer using any archery equipment and field/target points including cross bows, Campsall says.
“We will be starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday and 8 a.m. Sunday, but archers can shoot any time during the morning or afternoon,” Campsall says. “The last round on Saturday starts at 3 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.
“Right beside the indoor concession, we will have an indoor 3D animal course set up for those archers new shooting to participate. This is great practice for hunting and generally lots of fun.”