Harvest time for archers

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THE Campbells were certainly coming on Sunday, and what’s more, they conquered.

The Inverness arrow-flinging couple took pride of place in Ettrick Forest Archers’ last BLBS competition of the year, the Harvest Clout.

Teacher Barbara and hubby Bill claimed the highest scores in the ladies’ and gents sections – she with an impeccable 49 hits for a score of 140, including four clouts, and he hitting 49, 91, 0.

For the first time in a long time, not one senior Borders archer got into the medals.

However, saving the day was Selkirk junior Kyle Fairbairn, with a double clout score of 20, 45, 2, ensuring he got into the shoot-off for ends.

He was sitting pretty with his first arrow, but was beaten to the punch by Green Hollow’s Elizabeth Normand. In the gents’ shoot-off, Kilwinning’s Scott Notman claimed the medal by hitting the clout.

Kyle also picked up the medal he earned at the Scottish Championships, held recently at Culzean, where he earned the title of Scottish Junior Champion.

Ettrick Forest double clout scores: Ladies and juniors (120yds) – 4, Elaine Pearson 41, 108, 2; 11, Ev Craig 28, 58, 0; 12, Kyle Fairbairn (Jnr) 20, 45, 2.

Gents (180yds) – 4, Martin Stillie 42, 84, 1; 7, Mike Pearson 25, 66, 1; 8, Kevin Janiak 20, 54, 1; 9, Doug Anderson 23, 53, 2; 12, Michael Liddle 14, 35, 0; 13, Jim Craig 18, 34, 1; 14, Richard Tice 14, 33, 0; 16, Frank Brown 16, 30, 1.