The University of Birmingham Archery Club have continued their success winning medals in every category of their second BUTTS leg, including 5 gold medals!
On Saturday 25 November, the team headed to University of Nottingham to shoot their second Portsmouth round of the season. Conor Hall secured a Gold medal in the Gents’ recurve category with a score of 574/600. Teammate Chris Avins finished in 5th with a score of 549 and Team Captain Jamal Rahman finished in 7th with a score of 543.
In the Ladies’ recurve category, Birmingham entered two archers and came away with the top two medals! Rebekah Tipping won gold with a score of 582 and teammate Catherine Jackson finished with a score of 561 and the silver medal. This was Rebekah’s first Portsmouth score of the indoor season and she lead the team to finish in second overall! With a combined score of 2266, our top four archers consisting of Rebekah, Conor, Catherine and Chris were just behind Warwick’s score of 2325.
Birmingham’s success carried on in the alternate bowstyles, with Sam Rees taking home a Silver medal with a score of 580 in the Compound category. Teammate Alice Cotton finished in 3rd in the ladies’ compound with a score of 546. Birmingham’s Barebow archers also struck gold, Amelia Elgey shot a personal best of 512 to secure the medal! Teammates Megan Salfairso, India Wilson and Pam Quilang placed in 3rd, 4th and 5th respectively with scores of 458, 449 and 436.
The Birmingham Novice ladies continued last year’s trend of claiming a clean sweep of podium positions at BUTTS legs, taking home all three possible medals in the novice recurve category! Heather Ford won gold with a personal best score of 472. Sarah Pokorny took home silver with a score of 442 and Imogen Mellor won Bronze scoring 408! Teammate Eleanor Naccarato was close behind finishing in 4th with a score of 395.
I think it went pretty well, I know we can pull through and do even better next time!
– Heather Ford, Novice Ladies’ Gold Medalist.
The novice gents also fared well despite being one teammate down. Alistair Stewart won gold with a score of 496! Teammates Ed Drayton and Saivan Khonji-Sajjadi finished in 12th and 13th with scores of 361 and 350 respectively.
This concludes the BUTTS competition for this year, but the experienced team is heading to Nationals in December and the novice team heads to the Warwick Open Novice Tournament next week! Full results from this weekend’s competition can be found here.