From 10 - 17 July, 45 Namibians visited the Alpine Heath Resort in South Africa for the 4th NASP All Star - All National Archery Championship. Both the Namibia National team and the Namibia “Development” team competed at this event.

Participants shot Bulls-Eye and 6D competitions against the USA, South Africa, Zimbabwe Canada and other Development teams.

After many hours on the shooting line in the beautiful surroundings of the Drakensberg, the Namibian National team finished 5th and the Development team finished 4th in the Bulls-Eye round. In the 3D round the Namibia National team finished 4th and the Development team 4th .

Dominique Bekker from Walvis Bay won the Bronze medal in both the 3D and Bulls-Eye events for the Development team.

The archers were from the following Namibian Schools:

Berg-Op Academy

Brightstart Montesori Luderitz

Carpe Diem Home Schooling

Leer Centrum Koes

SKW Development Program

St. George's

St. Paul's

Walvis Bay Private School

Windhoek Gymnasium

The final Scores for the Namibian Team are as follows.

Namibian National Team

 

Names

Bullseye

3D

3D

Total 3D Round

Total Score

 

Rassie van Zyl

863

282

281

563

1426

 

Marko Ortwin Kersten

855

272

283

555

1410

 

Johann van Zyl

854

262

275

537

1391

 

Lukas Cornelius Els

823

272

258

530

1353

 

Monique LOUW

793

266

275

541

1334

 

Lodewikus Johannes Scholtz

806

258

265

523

1329

 

Pieter HOUGH

790

269

266

535

1325

 

Llewellyn De Jager

796

258

267

525

1321

 

Johannes Renier Els

787

269

262

531

1318

 

Melany Erasmus

809

248

260

508

1317

 

Marc-Sven MORGAN

808

247

249

496

1304

 

Zander Charles Els

790

235

264

499

1289

 

Adriaan Bothma

768

244

256

500

1268

 

Petrus Labuschagne

767

241

245

486

1253

 

Dehandrei LABUSCHAGNE

731

243

257

500

1231

 

Bianca ERASMUS

689

202

206

408

1097

Namibian Development Team

Names

Bullseye

3D

3D

Total 3D Round

Total Score

Dominique BEKKER

817

260

261

521

1338

M J VAN DER WESTHUIZEN

780

245

269

514

1294

Matthew Jose

787

252

245

497

1284

Tobie Ferdinant Kersten

754

253

257

510

1264

M.C De Jager

767

241

252

493

1260

Chrisjan Labuschagne

781

231

244

475

1256

Le Roux Everson

790

224

240

464

1254

Arian Louis BECKER

778

218

256

474

1252

Wian van Zyl

769

229

252

481

1250

Sandra Saad

770

243

226

469

1239

Ricardo Alves

753

239

233

472

1225

Ursula Roberts

756

217

233

450

1206

Marco Fouche

731

227

213

440

1171

Alana Adonis

701

212

228

440

1141

Damian Beukes

606

199

168

367

973

Jana SWANEPOEL

617

152

151

303

920

The National Archery in the Schools Program, NASP, is presenting its 4th ALL-STAR CHAMPIONSHIP, when countries and 144 archers will be competing to be crowned champions in the world, namely:

1. Canada

2. Namibia

3. South Africa

4. USA

5. Zimbabwe

Other teams also competing are:

1. Canadian Development Team

2. Namibian Development Team

3. South African Development Team

4. Zimbabwean Development Team

5. Centre Shot South African Team

NASP originated in 2002 in Kentucky, Usa with the purpose of getting children away from the consistent use of technology and back into nature. The program focuses on developing life-long skills within our youth by using the bow and arrow as a very effective medium. The sport exploded and today more than 12 million school attending children in the USA are participating in NASP (1-2 MILLION STUDENTS PARTICIPATED IN NASP DURING THE 2014/2015 SCHOOL YEAR – This is more than Little League Baseball) 12 countries are already involved and in South African they have 10 000+ children participating in NASP.

NASP-SA is driving Development Initiative in South Africa where NASP equipment and training are presented to deprived schools and schools in remote communities in RSA. NASP Inc. in the USA supports this initiative by donating and at times presenting grants to NASP-SA.

The first ever All Star Championships was also presented in South Africa at Shikwaro Lodge, Limpopo Province. This year the main sponsor, AHA ALPINE HEATH RESORT, is also hosting this prestigious event at the resort. AHA ALPINE HEATH RESORT is very ideal, as the property can handle an accommodation and dining capacity of over 600 people and consists of many grass spreads – large enough to conveniently host this competition on its grounds.

The present (unofficial) World Ranking based on the 2015 All Star 

Championship, is a follows:

1. USA

2. South Africa

3. Namibia

4. Canada

The present Africa Ranking based on the 2014 and 2015 NASP Africa Championship is as follows:

1. South Africa

2. Zimbabwe

3. Namibia

4. Botswana

For more information on how to get your school involved contact:

Rudiger Woortman

President: NASP NAMIBIA

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Saturday 30th July you are invited to a fun night shoot at SKW Archers. We will have goulash soup and Glühwein or hot chocolate. Range setup from 18h00. Shoot will start at 19h00. 

We will have a 360 round at 30m.

Entry fees will be N$ 50.00 per archer. 

Come and join the fun shoot.

Please confirm attendance This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., that we prepare enough goulash soup.

This event will be to generate funds for the new Archery Indoor Range development.

Any bows allowed under 60 pound.

Namibian archer Ilana Malan represented Namibia at the Hyundai Archery World Cup in Antalya, Turkey from June 13-18. During the qualification round Malan shot a new Namibia record and finished in 49th place overall with a score of 676. Malan competed against a total of 71 top archers from around the world in the Compound Women division. 

Malan won her 1st elimination shoot-out in the 1/48 round. She was defeated by Belgian Sahara Prieels in the 1/24 round by a score of 145 to 141. Nevertheless, Malan’s performance was of world-class caliber and she finished in 33rd place overall. Malan and Team Manager Karola Woortman return to Namibia on Saturday.