2015 New Zealand IBO Nationals

The IBO Series for this year is now complete with the 2015 National IBO Championship being held at Mt Tiger Archery Club - Whangarei - on the 17-18th October.

As with the whole series the weather had chosen to be kind to us and with our programme for the weekend everything ran to plan.

There was competition in most divisions and some of the divisions being very close.

At the end of the first day the Arrowhead Manufacturers Grudge Match was held with 6 teams.  The intense concentration of all the teams was very visible and this event was well supported by the spectators.

The results were :

Team Bowtech - Rynard Von Tonder, Riku Von Tonder a nd Tony Denton

Team Pearson - Trevor Irvine, Jason Loane and Ben Orchard

Team Maitland - Colin Anderson, Tracey Cotton and Joseph Zwaans.

Day 2nd went to schedule and the final results with collated and the Champion of Champion shoot out took place.

This year to be taken out by Lisa Zwaans from the Female Bowhunter Release division - only the second time a lady archer has one - and both of them came from Dargaville. Lisa was shooting her new Xpedition Xcentric which she has had only a matter of weeks. Well Done Lisa.

Lisa's biggest prize of the day was to out shoot her son Joseph on round 4 - Well done - that was no easy task with the scores that Joseph was shooting all weekend.

The Tournament Champion is Joseph Zwaans with a top score of 804 a good lead ahead of any other senior.

Trevor and I thank all the archers who competed and enjoyed a great weekend of fun and friendship with like minded people.

Until we meet again - Shoot straight.