The second BTA ‘Fall Classics’ tournament took place on Sunday, September 19, 2021.
40 archers were registered. 30 archers showed up, 29 were competing at the event.
The weather didn’t look good. The pouring rain the night before the event caused the outdoor tents to collapse. Repairs had to be done in the morning of the tournament, which was mastered excellently.
By the time the registration was done and the groups were all put together: it was still raining.
No worries – as we Cape Bretoners say: If you don’t like the weather – wait 15 minutes 🙂
And off we go, into the woods….
Two courses were set up with 20 targets each. One course had to be done in the morning, the other one in the afternoon. And guess what happened? At approx. target number 5, the rain stopped for the rest of the day. Thanks again to the CBI weather dynamic.
During the lunch break, the shooters could prove their skills by shooting through an opening on a moving target. All participants had a lot of fun and laughter. The winner after the shoot-off was John Cann.
See one of the shooters, Ian MacKinnon, in action here.
BTA is proud to announce that mostly all of our members were participating in the event, eight of our members won a medal.
A big ‘THANK YOU’ to all participants supporting our sport! Some had to drive for more than 8 hours, some didn’t know what to expect or started archery just a few weeks ago and again: the weather didn’t cooperate the night before and in the morning. Well done!
Last, but not least another big ‘THANK YOU’ to the volunteers, scorers, Hartmut for the sausages and everyone who helped to get this shoot up and running. Great work!
Trudy Dryden introduced the
MARITIME TRADITIONAL ARCHERY CUP.
To promote traditional archery, the traditional archery community in the Maritime Provinces has introduced the Maritime Traditional Archery Cup.
In order to qualify, starting in 2021 a traditional archer must shoot 3 days if there are 5 days of shooting and 4 days if there are more than 5 days of shooting of any traditional only archery tournaments in the Maritime Provinces.
The highest combined score of any 3 or 4 days of tournaments in each of the adult divisions of recurve, longbow and primitive (female and male) will be declared the winners and those names will be engraved on the trophy. If an archer shoots all the tournaments, then he/she will submit his/her best-combined score of any 3 or 4 days of tournaments.
In memory, the traditional archers who have passed away and who have shot at the traditional only tournaments in the Maritime Provinces will be engraved on the trophy.
The winners in 2021 are:
Female Recurve: Trudy Dryden; Male Recurve: John Cann; Male Longbow: David Legacy
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Please find below the results of the Fall Classics 2021.