At the National Crossbow Federation’s National Indoor 18m Championships two Rugby Sport for the Disabled members, Graeme Mooney and Iris Bingham, received gold medals.
The event was held near Streetly in a cold sports hall with no heating. The event was cancelled in March due to the centre closing because of the heavy snow.
Everyone shot at a three-spot 40cm target. RSDA members shoot as ‘assisted’ as they need a helper to load their bows. Iris shot with a Sporting bow as it is impossible to withdraw her bolts from the damp straw bosses when shot with her Tournament bow.
RSDA scores out of 600 were: Lady: 1st Sport Bow: Iris Bingham 590. Gent: 1st Sport Bow: Graeme Mooney 589. Gent: 2nd Sport Bow: Kevin Rumble 524.
Other gold medals: Tournament: Gent: Tony Reynolds 555. Senior: Ted Hayward 490.
Sport Standard Bow: Lady: Louise Coulter 506. Gent: Simon Emmett 528. Senior: Alan Gregory 545.
Medieval: Graeme Peatfield 484
Two members of RSDA entered the shoot in Rugby. They shot 18m with a 25cm three-spot target with Sporting bows. As the ten ring is only 2.5cm, it is very challenging.
RSDA results, out of 600, were: Graeme Mooney 550, Iris Bingham 576.