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Worth Wins USA Open
Australia's Taylor Worth stole the show at the USA National Archery Championships yesterday, in Hamilton, OHIO USA. Worth outclassed the Americans to come away with his first international victory.
After qualifying in seventh position Worth shot strongly through his elimination matches, only dropping one set, before taking out USA Olympians Brady Ellison and Richard Johnston in the quarter and semi-finals respectively.
In the final he defeated Vic Wunderle, the silver medallist from theSydney Olympics shooting a (30,28,28,29) to Wunderle’s (27,29,27,28) to the take the Championships in four sets.
National Head Coach Simon Fairweather said "Taylor is one of a couple of good prospects we have been developing at the AIS. He's been training well for the last year after overcoming a shoulder injury. While he is already shooting competitively, I'm really looking forward to seeing him continue developing as I think we will see more good results from him in the future."
Worth will join the rest of the Australian Commonwealth Games Archery Squad in Ogden UTAH for World Cup 3 next week, where the final Commonwealth Games Team will be decided.
The squad going to Ogden is -
- Fiona Hyde
- Cassie McCall
- Rebecca Darby
- Kellie Holmes
- Robert Timms
- Pat Coghlan
- Clint Freeman
- Guy Phillps
- Deonne Bridgers
- Aimee Deaves
- Dawn Nelson
- Lexie Feeney
- Taylor Worth
- Mat Masonwells
- Tim Coddihy
- Matt Grey
The World Archery Field Championships Visegrad 2010
Recurve Junior Men Gold Medal – Marco MORELLO (ITA) vs Jarrod NICHOLSON (AUS)
MORELLO, who played in the team finals yesterday, started the match very well with 6-4-4. NICHOLSON had to settle down a bit after his first arrow, which as a 1. He continued well with 4-5, but trailed 10-14.
NICHOLSON had a good 4-4-5 on the second target, while MORELLO took a lot of time on his last arrow to shoot 4-4-4. He still led 26-23. The wind was still swirling into the venue when the archers shot on the third target. The Australian did 4-4-5, while the Italian increased its lead with 4-6-5, 41-36.
NICHOLSON continued with 4-3, while MORELLO seemed to cruise to victory with 3-4 (just outside the 5!). The Australian put some pressure anyhow with a 6 on this last arrow. MORELLO needed a 2 to win. He shot a miss! What a drama! NICHOLSON became world champion with the score of 49-48!
WA Archer Alice Ingley has been selected as the sole female representative for the upcoming Youth Olympics in Singapore.
Outstanding performances by WA Archers Callum Ingley and Ashley Sim
at the recent Trans Tasman, contributed to Australia winning the event
and reclaiming the cup off the New Zealanders.
Ashley got the trifecta, by winning 3 gold medals out of 3. Callum won 2
gold medals and 1 silver.
Archery WA congratulates both of them on their selection for the
Australian team for the event and on making it such a success.
Message from the President
A huge thankyou from Archery WA to all of the volunteers who assisted with the running of the recent Youth National Championships held at Whiteman Park over Easter.
We have received widespead positive feeback on the event from individuals and RGB's.
A special mention to Sue Gliddon and her organising team who worked tirelessly over the last few months to ensure the event was a success.
Thankyou to Sorrento and Benara who organised the field event, Kalamunda for running a very smooth Target and Ken Birch for tackling the logistic challenges of the Matchplay.
You should all be very proud of the effort these people have made to the future of Youth Archery in Australia.
Senior Team - 2010
|Compound Male||Compound Female|
|Graham Jenkings||Marian Willis|
|Peter Godwich||Deb Nicholson|
|John Turner||Shelley Cox|
|Recurve Male||Recurve Female|
|Tony Middleton||Michelle Kite|
|Chris Inie||Carol Harvey|
|Brad Hipper||Joy Harvey|
|Callum Ingley||Deonne Bridger|
Youth Team - 2010
Congratulations to the following who have been chosen to represent Archery WA at the upcoming Youth National Championships.
|Mark Bobowski||Jack Hannington|
|Daniel Freid||Callum Ingley|
|Gavin Pikes||Alice Ingley|
WA - Archery Cup Final
The Archery Society of WA held its Cup Final for 2009 on the high profile foreshore of the Swan River. The venue was spectacular with the city of Perth skyline as a backdrop.
The top 16 Compound and Recurve archers in the State were invited to attend the event. All responded with great enthusiasm.
The program consisted of a ranking round of 72 arrows in the morning and a Matchplay in the afternoon. Matchplay pressure got to some with one archer shooting on the wrong target. Others excelled under the stress.
Commentary for the event was conducted by Keith Gaisford which drew in passing spectators.
Also bringing in the public was the Come N Try section that gave over 100 people the opportunity to try the sport. Many of these kept coming back for seconds and many brochures for clubs were passed on.
The day ended with the annual awards ceremony, a bite to eat from onsite caterers and a few beers.
General consensus from archers that participated is an end if year final such as this has motivated them into striving to make the grade next year.
A coaching camp was held between 25th and 28th June 2009 in Baldivis, at which 52 people attended. Most were live in for the weekend, but a few came on a daily basis.
Australian Head Coach, Simon Fairweather (Olympic Gold Medallist)attended the camp to coach Recurve archers and Clint Freeman (World Champion) flew from Tasmania to coach Compound archers. Having coaches of such a high calibre was made possible by the Department of Sport & Recreation and their Coach in Residence Funding Grant. This was Clint’s second visit to Perth to impart his vast knowledge to our Compound archers.
Daniel Tew provided valuable fitness instruction and a Sports Nutritionist gave a lecture on maximising performance for tournaments through diet.
Simon and Clint were extremely approachable and provided interesting insight to their world class wins. The stormy weather didn’t hinder the weekend, as the program was flexible”.