Milbrodale 2019

3DAAA NSW State Titles

This year 3DAAA made the decision to host and run the NSW State Titles to fill a gap in the calendar at a new venue in the Hunter Valley. The venue being the location that holds the annual Tuff Trucks event at Milbrodale.
With lots of ground work laying out the ranges months before the event, the
range setters were very excited with what they had to work with, from flat open ranges to ranges with lots of dead ground.
In the week leading into the event the crew from Cessnock Archers arrived and started work laying out the ranges and to get it all set up for the 128 archers who attended. The weather couldn’t have been any better especially after the real cold conditions the week before.
With the archers heading out Saturday morning to start shooting the members from Port Stephens Archers started planning the roast dinner for the many competitors that camped that night. From all reports it was a great meal.
With some great scores coming in, it was time to start the top 10 shootout with Jamie Gilroy being the No1 qualifier with a great score of 292. After the 1st round it was down to just 2 shooters with Jason Archer coming out with
his second Top Ten win in a row.
Sunday was just as good weather wise and saw all the shooters heading out to finish their final 20 targets for the weekend, hoping to either improve on their Saturdays scores or shoot just as good.
Once everyone finished Dubbo 3D Archers took care of the scores and got the presentations up and running nice and early so everyone could hit the road for a safe travel home.
In the team’s events, Port Stephens Archers came out on top in the club teams and the team from Big Fella Bowstrings were victorious in the sponsored teams.
There were plenty of great scores shot during the weekend with one stand out on Sunday, Josie Hatch in CUBF coming in with a 200, congratulations Josie.
From all the comments from the archers about the ranges and the venue,
3DAAA will be looking at adding this venue once again in 2020. A big thank you to the crew from Cessnock for the ranges, The Boys from Dubbo for doing the admin all weekend and all the workers from Port Stephens Archers for doing such a fine job catering for the event. Last but not least thank you to everyone that attended, without your attendance none of this would be possible.
Hope to see you all at the last NSW State series shoot for 2019 to be held at Moonan Flat on the October long weekend.

Photos supplied by Spellbound Photography