New member makes splash – The Border Watch

FOCUSED: Tamika Mullan and Peter Donhardt compete at the Blue Lake Archers indoor venue. Picture aubmitted.

BLUE Lake Archers have completed the summer with a series of indoor and a smattering of outdoor rounds over the past few weeks.

The club’s newest member, Timika Mullan, has proved adept at her foray into archery, her scores improving so rapidly the handicap system is struggling to reign in her adjusted score results.

Wins to Mullan on adjusted scores have been earned at regular intervals.

Personal-best scores have been noted from several members, Mullan, Peter Donhardt and Ian Harris all finding extra points in various events.

Wins for recent events have pleasingly been spread across the competing archers.

Ben Kilsby has the toughest task in the handicap ratings at the club but has successfully defended the minimal margins added to his off-the-bow scores to post wins on the indoor range.

Paul Freeman and Peter Donhardt have also carded wins.

An outdoor round of World Archery 70/720 held at 70 meters and requiring just 72 arrows to complete had not previously been conducted at the club.

Excellent score ratings recorded will make for an interesting challenge for the archers when the round is next visited, the scores allowing the archers to set benchmarks for themselves for future events.

Club president Ian Harris has also been active in the Fleurieu Peninsula area, competing at the Victor Harbor (VHAC) and the Great Southern (GSA) archery clubs.

One of Harris’s recent indoor events at GSA is being examined for a possible state record score for the Veteran plus (over 70 year old) division.

Indoor archery continues at the Blue Lake Gymnastics Club, Malseed Park, Friday at 7pm, followed by outdoor archery at Corriedale Park at 12.30pm Sunday.

Results: 28/1/22 – Australian Indoor 18 meters, Round 1, handicap scored, benchmark 300 points: Tamika Mullan 315 (off the bow 271); Paul Freeman 303 (290); Ben Kilsby 298 (297); Ian Harris 249 (264).

Australian Indoor 18 meters, Round 2, handicap scored, benchmark 300 points: Ben Kilsby 295 (294); Tamika Mullan 293 (off the bow 249); Paul Freeman 291 (278); Ian Harris 273 (259).

30/1/22 – WA70 / 720 outdoor round, handicap scored, benchmark 720 points: Peter Donhardt 770 (off the bow 536); Ben Kilsby 714 (665); Paul Freeman 714 (617); Tamika Mullan 552 (no handicap score).

11/2/22 – Australian Indoor 18 meters, handicap scored, benchmark 300 points: Tamika Mullan 302 (off the bow 266); Paul Freeman 295 (283); Peter Donhardt 282 (249).

18/2/22 – Australian Indoor 18 meters, Round 1, handicap scored, benchmark 300 points: Tamika Mullan 301 (off the bow 265); Ben Kilsby 298 (297); Paul Freeman 298 (286); Peter Donhardt 293 (260).

Australian Indoor 18 meters, Round 2, handicap scored, benchmark 300 points: Tamika Mullan 270 (off the bow 306); Ben Kilsby 297 (297); Paul Freeman 289 (277); Peter Donhardt 279 (246).

20/2/22 – WA 60/900 outdoor round, handicap scored, benchmark 900 points: Tamika Mullan 948 (off the bow 813); Ben Kilsby 887 (822); Paul Freeman 853 (879); Peter Donhardt 869 (713).

25/2/22 – Australian Indoor 18 meters, Round 1, handicap scored, benchmark 300 points: Peter Donhardt 302 (269) (off the bow 813); Paul Freeman 294 (282).

Australian Indoor 18 meters, Round 2, handicap scored, benchmark 300 points: Paul Freeman 299 (off the bow 287); Peter Donhardt 287 (254).

6/3/22 – Australian Indoor 18 meters, Round 1, handicap scored, benchmark 300 points: Paul Freeman 298 (off the bow 286); Peter Donhardt 298 (265); Tamika Mullan 294 (261).

Australian Indoor 18 meters, Round 2, handicap scored, benchmark 300 points: Tamika Mullan 306 (off the bow 273); Paul Freeman 293 (260); Peter Donhardt 287 (275).

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