Rugby Sport for the Disabled
Rugby Sport for the Disabled (RSDA) member Iris Bingham has shot her way to a gold medal at a Cup shoot near Muenster in Germany.
Iris represented the National Crossbow Federation of GB. Competitors came from Germany, Great Britain, and France for the event which was very enjoyable.
A practice was held on the Friday evening when the temperature dropped to 24C. It had been 26C all week. On the Saturday and Sunday it was 9C-10C windy and with heavy rain on the Sunday, which stopped shooting for a time. Everyone was frozen and needed to wrap up.
Iris had the highest score on Day 1 so shot in No. 1 position on Day 2. Iris was very pleased with the result.
Iris’s distance results, out of 300, were:
Day 1: 65m-267; 55m-275; 45m-281. Day 2: 45m-286; 55m-271; 65m-257 = 1637 out of 1800
Iris wishes to thank RSDA for their assistance.
TWO GOLDS FOR RSDA MEMBERS IN GREENWICH
At the National Crossbow Federation’s Outdoor shoot in Greenwich, two Rugby Sport for the Disabled members came away with gold medals.
This was the first time a shoot had been held in London. It was baking hot with little wind.
The Target competition involved 30 shots at each distance 65m, 55m and 45m. The target face was 60cm in diameter, so the ten-ring was only 6 cm. Sporting crossbow shooters had 20 shots at 55m, 45m and 35m.
RSDA assisted golds were:
Target: Iris Bingham 65m - 267, 55m-281, 45m-284 = Total 832/900
Sporting: Kevin Rumble 55m-153; 45m-181; 35m-186 = Total 520/600
35m Bradbury round:
Men: Simon Emmitt 733/900
Ladies: Hayley Openshaw 562/900
Junior: Joe Tye 648/900
25m Bradbury round: Assisted: Jenny Hurst 790/900