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Solid performances in Las Vegas

February 12th 2018
Jane Percival

The action is over at the 2018 Vegas Shoot – and there have been some decent results for British archers.

Recurvers Patrick Huston and Bryony Pitman put on stunning performances in the fourth stage of the 2018 Indoor World Cup but were edged out of quarter final contention, while a shoot-off against Korea’s So Chaewon cost Edinburgh University’s Sarah Prieels the compound bronze medal.

In the championship competition, Patrick finished in 16th spot with Ashe Morgan 27th and Bryony 18th.

Compounder Hope Greenwood took 40th place in the championship, four ahead of Hannah Brown. Daisy Clark was in 52nd spot with Stephanie Clason 77th. Chris White was ranked 60th, ahead of Simon McKelvey at 102 and Tapani Kalmaru at 141.

Matthew Yuk Wah Wong was ranked 44th in the compound young adult competition. Caroline Tebbs and Bob Pinder had earlier ranked 70th and 84th in the compound youth category.

Two British archers shot in the barebow open competition. Jacqueline Hunt finished in 56th spot, just ahead of Simon Kennedy in 74th.

Others opted to compete in the flight divisions where there were more chances to win prizes.

In a compound category of 1,217 entrants, Luke Ralls was 28th in flights group two while Alistair Whittingham and Robert Hall finished seventh and 12th respectively in group seven. Tim Keppie was fifth in group eight while Craig Armstrong was ninth in group 10. Paul Pinder and Zoe Gray finished sixth and 11th in group 12, Bradley Tebbs was 12th in group 13 and John Nairns was 32nd in group 15. Kevin Cassidy took 11th spot in group 20, ahead of Cecile Midrouillet at 18 while Alexander Lamb finished third in group 21 with Shane Haughian in 16th place. Chris Horan came 15th in group 26 with Charlie Cassidy 13th in group 27.

In the recurve category of 417, Alex Wise finished 22nd in group one, seven ahead of Erik Rowbotham. Guy Matkin, Ryan Pinder and Kate Dunnighan finished second, third and fourth respectively in group two, with Paul Tittensor 12th. Margaux Mesle came 12th in group three with Johanna Meyer and Carl Tebbs finishing 14th and 30th in group four. Sophie Meering was 19th in group six, with Susan Agnew 11th in group eight and John Stanley 25th in group nine.

You can find all the Vegas results here.

But this week’s action is far from over. Patrick Huston and Hope Greenwood are now on their way to Yankton for the 2018 World Indoor Championships. Once there, they will be joined by junior compounders Layla Annison, Ella Gibson and Bayley Sargeant.

Qualification begins on Thursday, followed by eliminations and medal matches on Sunday and Monday.

You will be able to follow all the action as it happens here.

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