Gold for Rugby duo at Crossbow 10m National shoot - The Rugby Observer

Gold for Rugby duo at Crossbow 10m National shoot

Rugby Editorial 12th Nov, 2015 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016   0

TWO members of Rugby Sport for the Disabled (RSDA) won gold at the National Crossbow Federation 10m National shoot held at Streetly.

Both Graeme Mooney and Irish Bingham tasted success in Streetly by winning their respective National Assisted 10m titles.

Mooney won the men’s event with a score of 769 while Bingham scored 778 in the lady tournament.

To achieve a ten at this unique shoot, the bolt had to be completely inside and not touching, the two-and-a-half centimetre ten circle.

One bolt has to be shot into each of the four 25cm target faces. Two in one target means a miss and losing the higher score where the two are.

“I enjoyed the shoot but, like everyone else, found it so frustrating,” said Mooney. “I had to concentrate very hard in the poor light.

“I was disappointed with my score but the sight came loose on my bow.”

The National Crossbow Federation held an AGM during the lunch break where Iris presented the annual accounts and was re-elected as Treasurer.

Elsewhere back on home in Rugby, five RSDA members competed in a 60 shot 18metre indoor shoot in Rugby at a 25cm Vegas target.

Bingham competed in the Tournament Division and other competitors shot in the Sporting Division.

Bingham (589), Hzel Duckett (585) and Mick Watters (574) took gold, while Mooney (570) won silver and Kevin Rumble scored 559 to take bronze.


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