Young archer pulls strings
During the qualification round, all archers had to shoot a total of 72 arrows on distances that were in accordance with their age group standard.
The losers of the two first elimination rounds were then directly moved to the fun shoot-out, which was created by tournament organiser Karola Woortman in order to allow all archers to continue shooting even if they didn’t make the final shoot-out
The winners, on the other hand, progressed to the quarterfinal of the main elimination round.
Snyman won her quarterfinal with 143:127 against Hendre van Eeden, after which she moved to the semi finals where she squared up against one of the tournament favourites, Jackson Engel. In a hard fought match it was Snyman who kept her cool to eventually win the shoot-out with 147:139 and book herself a place in the final against Louw Nel, who had won his semi final match with 143:141 against Ruan van Staden.
The final was a nail biting affair. Both participants were on target over so often. At the end, only two points separated the two, with Synman gaining 144 points, while an unfortunate Nel had to settle for 142.
Meanwhile, the bronze medal match between Engel and van Staden was an even closer contested affair. After 15 arrows each, the pair was locked at 139 points. A single arrow shoot-off had to determine the winner and it was Engel who kept an upper hand against his rival with 8:9.
More great archery action came from the participants of the fun shoot. Christof Lange and Morné Meyer contested the final, which was eventually won by Meyer with 138:134. The third place went to Babette Taljaard, after she had beaten Connie Smit.
The last tournament on the archery calendar is scheduled take place on the 28th of December in Walvis Bay.