TWO Colac archers have earned rewards for a hectic weekend shooting arrows.
Lorraine Black and Barb Kelly, members of the Colac Otway Archers, placed second and third in B Grade at Geelong Trophy Bowhunters’ two-day shoot near Anglesea.
Black shot 658 over two days, including a final-day round of 356, while Kelly finished with 572 in the International Field Archery Australia event.
The IFAA asks archers to shoot four arrows at 28 targets per round, meaning the pair shot more than 220 arrows across the two days.
“The targets are the round bullseyes and the distances are much different,” Black said.
“It’s in yards and the maximum is 80 yards, so about 72 metres,” she said.
“You have what we call walk-ups and you shoot four arrows which are worth five points each.
“It’s much harder to get your score up.”
The archers will return to their regular Australian Bowhunters Association format when the Colac club hosts its annual two-day shoot at Barongarook on May 19 and 20.
“There’s about 40 registered ahead but entries don’t close for 10 days. We’re hoping for about 80,” Black said.
“It was a good indicator over the weekend that people would come,” she said.