The 3rd Vintage Recurve Challenge was competed for at Manor Park, Malvern. Due to lockdown restrictions, there were only two targets available at the same distance, being 70m, so it was decided to shoot the more modern WA70 round. The contest was between Paul Clay shooting a Yamaha EX and Peter Webb shooting a Hoyt Gold Medalist. Both using aluminium arrows. Starting at 7:30am, the weather was good with the odd annoying breeze giving us something to contend with.
Both archers started well with Paul hitting a 51 and Pete a 55, but as the breeze picked up things soon went a little wayward.
The result was always going to be a close, Paul finished with a superb 571 but was just beaten by Pete’s 576.
It was great to be shooting outdoors again and having a bit of competition. Hopefully, as restrictions ease, we can have more competitors involved next time!