Once again the weather gods smiled on Thirladean as members of Ettrick Forest Archers took part in the last club competition of the season in perfect conditions on Sunday.
The combined contest is the triathlon of archery with competitors shooting four dozen arrows in a target event, followed by three dozen at a four inch wand then three dozen at the long-distance clout. Archers are awarded points for their placings in each event to find the overall winner.
In the junior section Kyle Fairbairn was unable to shoot in his last club competition as a junior due to illness, but his place was ably filled by his sister, Logan Fairbairn, who was the overall junior winner, while Carley Patterson received the junior clout medal. The ladies’ honour went to new club member Elizabeth Arrowsmith, while Ev Craig won the ladies’ clout with a personal best single clout score.
The gents’ event was closely contended, club chair Doug Anderson the eventual combined winner, with Jimmy Stillie lifting the clout medal. The target medal was won by Jason Fairbairn and the wand medal by Trevor Austin.
The last BLBS event of the summer in Scotland takes place on Sunday with the Green Hollow clout at Mugdock country park near Glasgow where it is hoped a good turnout of EFA members will take part and Kyle will have his last junior shoot of a very successful stint before joining the seniors.