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Archers take aim at outdoor shoot

Around 90 archers competed at the New Totem Archery Club's annual outdoor 3D Archery Tournament on the weekend. Susan Janzen only got her bow two months ago and won the Ladies Traditional category with 392 points.

Around 90 archers competed at the New Totem Archery Club's annual outdoor 3D Archery Tournament on the weekend.

Susan Janzen only got her bow two months ago and won the Ladies Traditional category with 392 points.

"I kept getting better, the whole thing is to better your own score, it was lots of fun," she said.

Amber McDougall was second with 365 points and I was second place and Penny Neave took home third with 310 points.

"I try not to pay too much attention to scores when you're shooting because it messes with your head a little bit," said Janzen.

This was the only formal competition of the season at the New Totem Archery Club's outdoor range. They hosted provincials the last two summers, but this year provincials will be hosted by the Cowichan Bowmen.

Because the New Totems have hosted the BC Provincial Outdoor Archery Championships, they have gained more archers coming from around the province including Quesnel and 100 Mile House, said president Rory Chapple.

The shoot had four rounds, two on each day, through the New Totems' outdoor range which features a mass of 3D targets scattered through hills and trees and mud.

They even had extreme shoots, extra hard shots through more trees with low visibility.

Ken Bouck won the Men's Open category and was third in the extreme shoot.

"It had some good, challenging shots," he said, adding that he had to work hard on Sunday to come back from Saturday's lower score.

Lorne McBeth won the Men's Traditional shoot with 601 points.

"I shot really well, better than I normally do," he said.

Gerald Burtch and Pat Dressler tied for second with 590 points. They were tied afters Xs, so they had to go to a shoot off.

Since moving its indoor range into town this winter, New Totem Archery membership has increased to about 130 members from about 87, though they will be looking for a new indoor home this winter.

Four-round totals from the New Totem Archery Club's 3D outdoor shoot June 5 and 6.

Men's Bowhunter

1. Serge Arsenault 776; 2. Basil Szoo 771; 3. Rory Chapple 767; Andre Barrette 758; Jonathan Daisley 758; Mark Gill 757; Jamie Lawson 754; Gil Davis 750; Gerrritt Lacey 749; Dan Bueckert 729; Rob Althmannshofer 625; Edwin Hampler 608; Clayton Doll 593; Evan Courtepatte 590; Glen Nahanee 568; Brian Davidson 554; CT Worth 376; Jim Mannila 362; Rod Harris 299

Ladies' Bowhunter

1. Lena Chapple 719; 2. Julie Bouck 685; 3. Velynda Szoo 666; Jessica Arsenault 663; Ruby Manilla 598; Louise Smith 580; Flora Christenson 580; Ramona Davidson 522; Dezarai Carter 201

Men's Open

1. Ken Bouck 776; 2.Travis Manilla 759; 3. Dale Chapplow 734; Barry Booth 679; Chris Welsh 577

Men's Traditional

1. Lorne McBeth 601; 2. Gerald Burtch 590; 3. Pat Dressler 590; Louis Hofer 531; Doug Perdew 515; Alan Tenta 495; Gill Davis 490; Eric Birth 438; Mike Welsh 437; Cole MacDonald 399; Greg Neave 397; George Nikolitsas 352; David Burtch 267

Ladies' Traditional

1. Susan Janzen 392; 2. Amber McDougall 365; 3. Penny Neave 310; Yaeko Perdew 307

Bantam Traditional

1. Kyle Nesse 491; 2. Wolfgang Dressler 345; 3. Spenser Pengelly 195

Cubs

1. Davis Tenta 661; 2. Spenser Prieur 610; 3. Evan Booth 595; 4. Amie Chapple 639; 5. Ashton Hempler 536

Future Bowhunter

1. Olivia Arsenault 307; 2. Logan Wollen 230

Extreme Shoot

1. Mark Gill 91; 2. Rory Chapple 89; 3. Ken Bouck 88; Gil Davis 84; Serge Arsenault 83; Dan Bueckert 77; John Daisley 76; Glen Nahanee 73; Basil Szoo 72; Jamie Lawson 69; Chris Welsh 68; Bob Pawlyshyn 62; Layton Smith 62; Gerald Bayda 55.

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