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Stunning shooting at British Fields Championships

May 27th 2019
Jane Percival

More than 130 archers gathered at the Mount Stewart estate in Northern Ireland for the 2019 All British and Open Senior and Junior Field Archery Championships – and the results were just as spectacular as the surroundings.

The guest of honour was Olympic and Commonwealth champion, 1972 Sports Personality of the Year and sports ambassador Dame Mary Peters. She watched some of the finest international field athletes tackle the two-day Arrowhead-status event at the National Trust-owned property.

The athletes shot a World Archery round of 24 marked and 24 unmarked targets over the two days. The tournament also featured white peg categories, shorter distances to encourage participation. Find out more here. In the end, the 2019 winners were:

Recurve

  • Senior: Mark Nesbitt and Megan Tinker
  • Junior under 18: Joe Fairburn
  • Junior under 15: Jack Doherty and Niamh Rual

Barebow

  • Senior Open: David Jackson and Orla O’Connor
  • Senior Championships: Carol-Ann Seez and Paul Meeson
  • Junior under 18: Luke Gilmour and Kathryn Morton
  • Senior (white peg ): Nicola Sinnamon and Michael Humphreys
  • Junior under 18 (white peg): Rachel McCann
  • Junior under 15 (white peg): Zak Sinnamon and Shannon Benton
  • Junior under 12 (white peg): Ethan McKInney

Longbow

  • Senior: Alex Newnes and Beth Duthie

Traditional

  • Senior: Ceri Thomas and Lisa McConnell

American flat bow

  • Senior: Rob Twigg and Ruth Gilmour
  • Senior (white peg): Mike Leckey

Compound

  • Senior: Tapani Kalmaru and Jessica Nilsson
  • Junior under 18: Archie Crawford and Sinead Byrne
  • Junior under 15: Lara Saunderson
  • Junior under 12: Theo Milligan

Compound barebow

  • Senior: Simon Price and Marion Patterson
  • Junior under 15 (white peg): Bailey Kelly

Click here for the results and you can find more about the event here.

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