8th Annual Namibian National Archery Championship

The first day was plagued with unexpected strong winds, making the competition all the more challenging.

The 1440 Round had very good results in the compound division, with Johann Viljoen (RSA) shooting a total of 354/360 on the 30m distance and Ilana Malan (NAM) shot 353/360 in her 30m round. These were the highest scores for the day.

In the recurve division Xander Reddig shot a very good 334/360 on the 30m round, with Adrian Grobler (331/360) and CF Brandt (328/360) shooting good scores as well.

The results for the 1440 Round are as follows:

RECURVE MASTER MEN

1. PETER VAN EEDEN

RECURVE CADET MEN

1. XANDER REDDIG

COMPOUND WOMEN

1. ILANA MALAN

2.ELIZABETH TALJAARD

3.BEANTA VIVIERS

4.LIEZL SCHOEMAN

5.AMANDA VILJOEN (RSA)

6.MARISKA PARREIRA

COMPOUND MEN

1. BEN VAN WYK

2.DONAVAN LANGENHOVEN

3.JACO VERMAAK

COMPOUND MASTER MEN

1. JOHANN VILJOEN (SA)

2.ANTON ZIETSMAN

3.MORITZ HOFF

4.HARVEY PARK

5.RUDIGER WOORTMAN

COMPOUND JUNIOR WOMEN

1.JOLIEN ELS

COMPOUND CADET WOMEN

2.BRIGITTE TIETZ

COMPOUND CADET MEN

1.JB OOSTHUYSEN

2.HENDRIK VAN EEDEN

3.TERTUIS LAMBRECHTS

4.HEINRICH JOUBERT

COMPOUND CUB BOYS U/15

1.GIDEON BRINK

2.DOANE PENDERIS

COMPOUND CUB GIRLS U/15

1.HANNE SNYMAN

COMPOUND BOYS U/13

1.SW KUHN

RECURVE CUB BOYS U/15

1.ADRIAAN GROBLER

RECURVE BOYS U/13

1.CF BRANDT

SANAA RECURVE LIMITED

1.PAUL GROBLER

RECURVE CUB GIRLS U/15

1.QUINN REDDIG

On Sunday the wind also played a major factor in the scores, but the archers were better prepared for the stronger winds than on Saturday. The competition on Sunday consisted of a 720 Round with eliminations and mixed team events.

The mixed recurve teams of Xander & Quinn Reddig and Paul Grobler & CF Brandt provided excitement as the competition had to be decided on a one arrow shootout. The more experienced Xander Reddig guided his younger sister through the competition, handling the pressure and clinching the Gold with his last arrow.

The compound mixed teams were an absolute pleasure for the spectators, with the more experienced Ilana Malan guiding Heinrich Joubert, who shot his very first Nationals. The team of Babette Taljaard and Hendre van Eeden proved to be up to the task and clinched Gold.

The results were as follows:

Mixed team: RECURVE

(this includes adults and children)

GOLD

XANDER & QUINN REDDIG (TSUMEB ARCHERY CLUB)

SILVER:

PAUL GROBLER & CF BRANDT (SKW)

BRONZE:

PIETER VAN EEDEN & ADRIAN GROBLER

Mixed team: COMPOUND

(ADULTS & CHILDREN)

GOLD:

BABETTE TALJAARD (TSUMEB ARCHERY CLUB) & HENDRE VAN EEDEN (BATELEURS CLUB)

SILVER:

ILANA MALAN (SKW) & HEINRICH JOUBERT (SKW)

BRONZE:

BRIGITTE TIETZ (TSUMEB ARCHERY CLUB) & DONAVAN LANGENHOVEN (SKW)

The Archery Association of Namibia’s National Champions for 2015 are as follow:

Category

Name

Compound Boys u13

SW Kuhn

Compound Cadet Men

Hendrik VAN EEDEN

Compound Cadet Women

Brigitte Tietz

Compound Cub Boys u15

Gideon BRINK

Compound Cup Girls u15

Hanne Snyman

Compound Junior Women

Jolien Els

Compound Master Men

Moritz Hoff

Compound Men

Ben van WYK

Compound Women

Ilana Malan

Recurve Men

Paul Grobler

Recurve Boys u13

CF Brandt

Recurve Cadet Men

Xander Reddig

Recurve Cub Boys u15

Adriaan Grobler

Recurve Cub Girls u15

Quinn Reddig

Recurve Master Men

Peter Van Eeden

Most Improved 1440

Xander Reddig 

(Improved a total of 171 points)

Highest Score

Ilana MALAN

Robin Spot Men

(closest to the X)

Ben van Wyk

Robin Spot Women

(Closest to the X)

Hanne Snyman

We would like to thank Tsumeb Archery Club for hosting the event on behalf of AAN and the following sponsors:

NAMCO (JOHAN RAES)

EXECUTIVE AUTO REPAIRS cc

YOUR BUTT ARCHERY SUPPLIES

LIEZL SCHOEMAN OF IMPERIAL CARGO

RUDIGER, MARJA & KAROLA WOORTMAN

TSUMEB GIMNASUIM & HOSTEL

FRANK & HEIDI REDDIG