On Saturday 5th December, UWAC held their annual novice tournament. In its second year, Warwick Open Novice Tournament (or WONT for short) welcomed archers from across the Midlands whom had been shooting for less than a year. The round was the ever familiar Portsmouth round (60 arrows at 20 yards).
In the male recurve category, Birmingham's Guy Coop swept up gold with a massive score of 526, the highest of the day, closely followed by Warwick's Alfie Hancox on 499 and Loughborough's James Lamprecht on 490. Special Congratulations must also go to Warwick's James Holmes, 485 and Chi Ng, 461 placing 4th and 6th respectively.
On to female recurve and Nottingham's Ieva Lipska took home gold with a very respectable score of 431. She was safely ahead of the rest of the pack, with Nottingham's Rachael Armitage taking 2nd and Warwick's Nicole Tang taking 3rd, 419 and 391 respectively.
Notable scores from the alternative bow styles include Nottingham's Samuel Day with an incredible longbow score of 392 and Matthew Muncaster, also of Nottingham, with a barebow score of 438.
Overall, of the 4 clubs competing, Nottingham took home 7 medals, Warwick took 6 and Loughborough and Birmingham both took 1 medal each.
Congratulations to everyone who competed. It was a very enjoyable day and there are definitely some new archers to watch out for.
Many thanks to Jess Watts for organising the tournament and all of UWAC who came to help and show support on the day.
Full results from WONT can be found on Tamlyn Score using the following link: https://archery-scoring.mjtamlyn.co.uk/tournaments/warwick-open-novice-2015/