Success for Kent archers at the UK Masters

This past weekend, 29th and 30th June 2024 270 archers travelled to Archery GB headquarters, at the National Sports Centre, Lillieshall, near Telford, Shropshire.

On the Saturday all archers shot a double 720 ranking round, ranking them for the individual Head to Head matches on the Sunday.

The Sunday introduced a new concept to the H2H matches, something known as Repechage. This format meant that if you lost your match you got a new score sheet and carried on shooting until you lost again when you repeated the process. There were a few teething issues but the format has great promise, in the view of the author, for keeping archers involved all day. This format also means that you end up with a full set of individual rankings from 1 to 64.

At the end of the day 2, two Kent archers found themselves in the Gold medal matches.

Cliff Gadd (Longbow) faced Brian Rosenberg in the mens longbow final. Cliff was victorious taking the match 6 – 2. Congratulation Cliff on yet another UK Masters win.

Ajay Scott faced Kia Thomas-Prause in the mens compound match with Kia taking the match 146 – 147. Ajay continues to go from strength to strength having recently taken part in the last World Cup stage in Antalya. Ajay is one to watch. Well done Ajay.

ArcheryGB may be publishing some highlights of the matches on YouTube. If these appear I will update the post.