The Sembawang Archery Open 2017 was held on 26-27 August 2017 at the Sembawang Community Club.
The organizers from Sembawang Archery Club did a sheltered set-up in the basketball court of the Community Club, understandably to shut out the sun and the rain. The weather was cloudy for most of the 2 days. Some Eagles felt that the lighting was rather dim and the vision of the targets were thus less than ideal for perfect shots even though the 80cm targets were used. Nonetheless, we were glad to see many fellow archers from the local community participating in the event.
Telok Blangah Archery Club participated in the Recurve Open and Barebow Open categories. We fielded 2 Men’s Open Recurve Team and 6 competitive Barebow archers. Our Barebow archers (represented by Ex Machina, Falcon, Pocahontas, Kat, Kai and Dark Knight) performed outstandingly at the end of Day 1. All 6 archers ranked 1st to 6th at the end of Day 1 and secured the top 4 positions in the IKO on Day 2. Ex Machina, Pocahontas and Falcon eventually won the Barebow competition (1st to 3rd respectively) after a very exciting showdown in the semifinal and final matches.
Our young archers from TBAC also did equally well to win Gold and Bronze in the Men’s Open Recurve Teams. The Recurve archers also secured Silver and Bronze medals in the Recurve Open IKO.
We thank all our supporters from TBAC who turned up to give their moral support and lent their hand at being the unofficial photographers of the event. Special thanks to our Eagles community who took many memorable candid shots of our archers at the event.
- Contributed by KAI