Victor Harbor Archery Club, Great Southern Archers and Southern Vales Archery Club compete

SPOT ON: Graham Potts (right) receiving the winning plaque for the Victor Harbor Archery Club's outright win in the Fleurieu Triple Archery Event. It was presented to Graham from the president of the Southern Vales Archery Club Paul Blatch.

SPOT ON: Graham Potts (right) receiving the winning plaque for the Victor Harbor Archery Club's outright win in the Fleurieu Triple Archery Event. It was presented to Graham from the president of the Southern Vales Archery Club Paul Blatch.

The inaugural Fleurieu Triple Archery Event was held last year in 2017.  

This event involves a friendly competition between three archery clubs on the Fleurieu Peninsula – the Victor Harbor Archery Club, Great Southern Archers and the Southern Vales Archery Club.  The competition continues in 2018.

The event was run over a week from  August 11 to 18, with archers from the three clubs competing in the three disciplines – Field Archery hosted by the Great Southern Archers, Indoor at the Victor Harbor Archery Club Indoor venue and Target Archery, held with great support by the Southern Vales Archery Club. 

The competition is split into two categories over the three disiciplines– ‘off the bow’ meaning outright winners and best results with handicap. Victor Harbor Archery Club won both categories last year. 

There is also a category for the best archer with best scores with handicap over the three days.

Shooting at the Target Event - Pat Coghlan, Graham Potts, Paul Bagnell and Fred Brehin from the Victor Harbor Archery Club.

Shooting at the Target Event - Pat Coghlan, Graham Potts, Paul Bagnell and Fred Brehin from the Victor Harbor Archery Club.

Spokesperson said generally the weather was kind with no worries regarding the Indoor component to the competition.  

“The Indoor event was well attended with the crossbow archers enjoying their evening under cover. Field day just finished before the hail came, but windy conditions played havoc with accuracy,” spokesperson said. 

The good spirit, with which this event was conceived and initiated, has been much appreciated by the three clubs and we all looking forward to the next Fleurieu Triple in 2019

Archery spokesperson

“Target was also lucky, missing out on threatening rain, but again the wind made conditions challenging.”

The final wrap up of the event took place in the Southern Vales Archery Club after their recorder Mark Evans, did an excellent job of grinding out the numbers and announcing final results.

The results were Best 'off the bow' - Victor Harbor Archery Club, Best with handicap - Great Southern Archers and Archer with best score with handicap over the three days was Shirley Biggs from Great Southern Archers.

Archers on the line for the Target Event at Southern Vales Archery Club.

Archers on the line for the Target Event at Southern Vales Archery Club.

“Congratulations to all participating archers and especially to the winning clubs and Shirley Biggs.

“The good spirit, with which this event was conceived and initiated, has been much appreciated by the three clubs and we all look forward to the next Fleurieu Triple in 2019,” spokesperson added.

The Victor Harbor Archery Club caters for all ages and has its outdoor range at its club base at Back Valley oval and indoor base at the Port Elliot Showgrounds. 

The club has in its ranks the elite archer and the novice and host come and try days to encourage more people to the sport.

The club’s elite archers travel the world competing at events.

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