Matilda hits the target!

09 Oct 2014

Witham Hall pupil Matilda Craven has just received the wonderful news from Archery GB that she has become the youngest ever archer to achieve the Junior Master Bowman Award. To qualify for this prestigious title, an archer needs to compete at three different UK or World Record status shoots for their scores to be considered.  This can either be a metric competition (Metric 5 for Matilda) or an Imperial competition (Bristol 5).  The distance shot changes with age and gender, but the number or arrows remains the same. Competition days are long (6 hours plus) and tiring! A competition typically starts at 10am with 6 or 12 'sighters' to check each archers positioning on the target. Archers then take turns to shoot 3 arrows each at a target, typically 4 archers per target, two shooting side by side at once. After 6 arrows shot by each archer scores are taken. 

In a metric 5 competition an archer would shoot a total of 144 arrows. The maximum score is 1440.

A Junior Master bowman score is anything over 1268. Matilda's qualifying score was 1339.

In a Bristol 5 competition an archer would shoot a total of 144 arrows. The maximum score is 1296.

A Junior Master Bowman score is anything over 1190.Matilda's qualifying scores were 1244 & 1249.

Her score of 1249 had 120 arrows in the 'x' ring.

Matilda now heads for the Indoor National Championships in December, for which we wish her every success.

Many congratulations Matilda.­­­