8 Feb 2024
By Craig Paterson
The West of Scotland held their Open Championship Weekend along with a Vegas and WA18 shoot in February. This has turned out to be a very popular event selling out the Vegas and WA18 a month before the shoot.
Saturday, the Open Championship shoot, was a Portsmouth. Not only were there entries from the Scottish islands but also from Wales and as far south as Somerset.
The event began with Keith Radigan passing over the U21 Captain’s role to Kristin Ward. Keith, passed on the captainship early after being injured in a serious car accident in January. We wish Keith a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing him back on the shooting line next year.
Congratulations to all the winners. Results are available on Ianseo - https://www.ianseo.net/Details.php?toId=16346.
On Saturday evening the very first Nerves of Steel event was held in Scotland.
The challenge for archers is to shoot at an ever-decreasing gold spot starting from the 9 gold ring. If the archer misses, they hit a steel plate. The target eventually goes down to the size of a compound ten. A fantastic buzz of excitement surrounded the event and was broadcast live on a Facebook video stream. Congratulations to the final winner Graeme Boyd.
Sunday was the Vegas and WA18. Thank you to the archers for their patience in testing the West’s PDAs during the Vegas round. This has allowed us to identify areas for improvement in the scoring system. Both events were sold out in advance and early entry for next year would be advisable.
The winner of the Vegas and WA18 can be found below.
The organising committee would like to thank all the archers for their support during the event and look forward to seeing you next year.
Photo from the event as available from the link below. Many thanks to Scott Kendal for sharing.https://www.flickr.com/photos/196401173@N06/albums/72177720314631845
Nerves of Steel replay is available on YouTube at