THE sun hung brightly in a cloudless sky as archers took up their bows to compete in the Eastern Province Inter-schools Bullseye and 3D NASP (National Archery in the Schools Programme) competition, held at the Port Alfred High School grounds on Saturday.
“Perfect weather for archery,” said competition organiser John Tweedie.
The event drew 88 archers from 18 schools, and the excitement was palpable.
Bullseye shooting is where archers aim to hit targets with the centre being the place to score maximum points. In the case of 3D shooting, replicas of animals are set up and marks are awarded for accurately in hitting the “kill” points of the animal in question, be it a small duiker or a large wild boar,
PAHS archers won seven medals including Junior Girls 3D Bronze: Tamsyn de Vos, Senior Girls 3D Silver; Jade van Staden, Senior Girls 3D Gold; Rachel Lax, Senior Girls Boys Gold; Francois van der Merwe.
Junior Girls Bulls-eye Bronze; Tamsyn de Vos, Senior Boys Bull’s Eye Bronze; Kevan Janse van Rensburg, Senior Boys Bull’s Eye Gold; Francois van der Merwe.
The boys’ Kwagga Floating Trophy for the top overall archer was awarded to Francois Lax while Rachel Lax received the girls’ Hayes Electrical Floating Trophy for the top overall archer.