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The Vegas Shoot – Day One

February 7th 2020
Sophie Meering

This year 35 British archers have travelled over to take part in The Vegas Shoot, to join over 3800 other archers.

The Vegas Shoot, for those that don’t know, is the biggest indoor competition on the circuit. It attracts the best of the best, Olympic Champions, World Champions, compound and recurves, barebow and crossbow alike.

There are two main divisions of the competition, the Championship, and the Flights.

The competition consists of three days of shooting 30 arrows each day at a ‘Vegas face’ (pictured below). For recurves, it’s normal WA18 scoring, for compound, they get recurve scoring (with the recurve 10).

Saturday night is the World Indoor Series Final, with the first 60 arrows of the Vegas Shoot counting towards final rankings. Archers have to have shot at three of the events, including Vegas in order to be able to qualify for the finals. The top eight archers of each division then shoot in head to head style matches, until the winners are crowned.

After the first 30 arrows of Vegas Shoot, just one-third of the way through, let’s have a recap of where we are!

Championship Compound Open

53rd Chris White – 300

107th James Mason – 299

240th – Alan Kingsley-Dobson – 294

260th – Philip Kingsley-Dobson – 275

Championship Compound Female

19th – Bayley-Rose Sargeant – 298

26th – Ella Gibson – 298

32nd – Lucy O’Sullivan – 297

Championship Recurve Male

56th – Gavin Watson – 245

Bowhunter Flights

99th – Matthew Montgomery – 287

155th – Andrew Maybin – 279

Compound Flights

51st – Tom Duncan – 299

65th – Carl Richards – 299

197th – Dean Hamilton – 296

264th – Lee Miller – 295

320th – Adam Ravenscroft – 295

371st – Jonathan Maher – 294

525th – Dean Thornton – 291

639th – Colin Geenes – 289

695th – Verity Gray – 288

733rd – Francis Rocha – 287

767th – Cecile Midrouillet – 286

895th – Philipa Lowe – 282

971st – Kevin Cassidy – 279

1081st – Victoria Duncan – 274

1136th – Angela Perrett – 272

1231st – Charlie Cassidy – 262

Recurve Flights

54th – Colin Simpson – 273

59th – Chris Marsh – 272

70th – Sophie Meering – 270

157th – Kevin Macey – 257

253rd – Daniel Sims – 234

Recurve Barebow Flights

55th – Peter Lowe – 235

66th – Simon Kennedy – 230

83rd – Heath Perrett – 224

Compound Youth Female

26th – Sinead Byrne – 287

Tomorrow night is the World Indoor Series Finals, and the first 60 arrows of this event are used as a qualification to award points towards the finalists.

Full results can be found here: https://www.ianseo.net/Details.php?toId=6284

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