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Very chuffed…

November 23rd, 2009 · No Comments

Well last week I shot my first full Portsmouth round using my new(ish) compound bow. For the non-archers, the Portsmouth round is 60 arrows at a range of 20 yards onto a 60cm face. The thing is that compound archers, to score a 10, have a smaller inner gold to go for which is about 2 inches across. Everything else in the gold is a nine and then down from there…

Now I managed to score a very reasonable I thought 496 out of a possible 600 which for my first full round I felt was quite an achievement! Plenty of room for improvement (as in the 104 points I didn’t get) but it gives me a base to work from.

As Billy (my compound compatriot and unofficial coach) pointed out, get all 60 in at least the gold and you score 540 with the 10’s being bonus. Seeing as the 9 zone is a good 6 inches across, hopefully it won’t be too long before I get to that stage…

At least when I shoot in the Scotland Eastern championships held in Jan. 2010 I shouldn’t get the wooden spoon and make myself look a tit at this rate 😉

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