After 2 months of intense planning, the Eagles (led by Red Dragon) hosted our first 2D/3D competition on the auspices of TBAC. Many thanks go to our Chairman Frankie Yat and Treasurer Jocelyn Low for supporting this effort and for getting the necessary clearances from the Telok Blangah Community Club…. kudos also go to Hong Hui for his invaluable help in tabulating the scores and wizardry with the excel spreadsheet. 🙂
Hong Hui is also a keen photographer and he was ably assisted by Vivian Low and Isola Chan who contributed about 600 photos altogether (we have used their contributions here) …. Archers are really fond of shooting all kinds of stuff! We also have Uncle Rhino Chew to thank for agreeing to be our judge for the day. He really did his job well, ………. getting all archers in line with his gruff bellowing.
As this was the first “serious” meet that we planned, we kept the numbers manageable and sent out invitations to clubs that we were familiar with. Support was good and we had about 40 archers participating in 3 categories i.e. Barebow, Traditional Historical Bow and Traditional Open.
Prizes were also awarded to the:
Best Lady Barebow Archer
Best Lady Traditional Historical Archer
Best Male Novice
Best Female Novice
Best Dressed Archer
We believe that this is the first time that the Traditional Historical category has been included as a separate category in a local competition. Indeed, the Malay Traditional Archers added a lot of colour to our event!!!
The completion was conducted over 2 rounds.
Round 1 – 4 targets, 6 arrows per target (Total of 24 arrows)
Round 2 – 8 targets, 3 arrows per target (Total of 24 arrows)
See the course layout diagram and photos here.
Enthusiasm remained high after the competition proper and some archers formed impromptu teams to participate in a team shoot (with no prizes!).
We hope to organise a larger event after this experience and look forward to continued support from the Archery Fraternity. Hopefully, we will see the beginnings of a local Barebow and Archery circuit that keeps us occupied and sharp all year round.