The 2016 Indoor Tournament

Sunday, March 13th, 2016

The K2 Hall on 6th March 2016

Results etc are on the >>Event Webpage<<

Sussex County AA successfully hosted another Southern Region and Sussex County Indoor Championships meeting at the K2 Centre in Crawley on Sunday 6th March.

Archers and Officials paused for a while at the start of each session to remember Chris Tucknott, the man who in 2009 came up with the idea of holding this major tournament in our county, in what was then the newest and largest hall in Local Authority ownership in England. Chris died in February. Archery will miss his energy, vision, and his readiness to create events to suit the needs of competitive archers. His unique contribution to this event was the format of the Third Session Team Shoot, which continues to be hugely popular and enjoyable.

Because of the exceptionally wet winter the target bosses and stands had to be hired as our own bosses are stored at the far side of a large field which had turned into a swamp, with a very high risk of either getting vehicles stuck or being banned from using vehicles at all. From the archers point of view the bosses were very satisfactory, but the combined cost of hiring and transporting was a lot higher than usual.

The Judges and many entrants remarked on the smoothness and rate of progress of this year’s shoot, maybe helped in the third session by the use of Visual Timing equiment for the first time, but in large part down to the skilled and efficient Field Party, Scores team, and Helpers. Once again around thirty people helped set up, run and tear down, including…

Stephen Allen   Terry Maskell    Andrew Holdsworth    Geoff Beale    Dan Harvey   Paul Taylor   Toby Loxton   Dave Thomsett  Ben Green   Bob Darling   Petra Ginman   Iain and Serena Charlesworth  Carla Ayling   Graham Stevens  Rod Woodhatch  Robert Keeling   Jules and Mark Robinson   Elaine and Geoff Marshall   Jacki Beard  Bridget Dolan  Vicky Twibell   Karen Cooper    Peter Humphreys    Chris Rice

Thank you, every one (and also any other helper who’s been overlooked in the melee) for making it seem effortless to the competitors – we all know how the smallest delays can mount up in an event like this, and you nipped them all in the bud.

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