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Silver for James at the National Indoor Championships!

We had a contingent of seven folks go to the National Indoors on the 8th December. Sarah Austin, Phil & Anthea Bramford, Debbie Lienau, Kevin Jacobs, Simon Davies & James Bridges.

All did the club proud while shooting a FITA 18, but a special mention goes to James Bridges who finished 2nd in the longbow class with a score of 430, only 6-points behind the leader.

From his score James qualified for the Head to Heads and got a bye in the first round and took two easy wins before nearly giving us all heart attacks in the semi's. He was 2 set points down early on before battling back to win 6/2. Once we'd all drawn breath we realised that he was guaranteed Silver and did a grand job in the final but lost out in the end but still… a Silver!

Sarah also qualified in 30th spot for the Head to Heads and was drawn against GB archer  Becky Martin (who won last year). Sarah held her own against Becky but sadly didn't cause what would have been the upset of the tournament, with Becky progressing through the rounds to finish in the bronze medal position.