A hot day in the East

After the welcome rain the 3rd annual NASP shoot out hosted by Gobabis Gymnasium was held on 16 February.

A beautiful wet range greeted the participants and the weather turned out to be hot and humid. A competition record of 122 archers lined up on the shooting line for the Gobabis shoot. Archers came from 14 schools and clubs across Namibia. School archery as a sport is one big family and it draws immense support from parents, grand-parents, siblings and friends.
This shoot was no exception. Apart from the serious business of letting the arrows fly straight, it was a festive “family” gathering. With enough shade, the perfectly cut lawn of the sports grounds and delicacies served by the Cattle Country food stall all contributing to the atmosphere. The day delivered a few surprises with new faces stepping onto the podium and this just emphasises how healthy the competition and the sport is in general.
An archer shoots five arrows per round for six rounds and this is called a flight. A fight has a maximum score of 300. On a competition day, three flights are shot on 80 cm paper targets and are called the bulls eye round. One flight is also shot on animal targets at different distances to simulate hunting. This is called the animal round. With the maximum points of ten per arrow on each round a full score is a 50.
Denzel Nanub from the Community Hope School in Windhoek walked away with the honours of the most 50s shot. He shot a total of four full 50s. NASP Namibia will be sending 32 archers to the Africa Championship in May 2019 in the Western Cape South Africa, where they will compete against the teams from South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana. The competition amongst the top NASP archers in the country was never so tight. Average scores are very high and the standard of the sport in Namibia is ever increasing. NASP Namibia is moving forward in leaps and bounds.
The following sponsors made this event possible:
Gobabis Toyota, Omaheke Megasave, M.P Kirsten accountants & consultants, Henco Engineering, Gobabis Golf Club, Louis & Juanita Peters and Leon & Denise Human.
The results summary is as follows:
Junior Boys bull’s eye round;
Gold Burton Weakley Privaatskool Moria
Silwer Nathan Volek Windhoek Gymnasium
Bronze Douw van der Walt Primary School Walvis Bay
Junior Girls bull’s eye round;
Gold Mari Louw Gobabis Gymnasium
Silver Jasmine Rennie St. Paul’s College
Bronze Charmaine Nanus Community Hope School
Senior Boys bull’s eye round;
Gold Denzel Nanub Community Hope School
Silver Dehan von Watzdorf Danie Joubert School
Bronze Thomas Blaauw SKW
Senior Girls bull’s eye round;
Gold Leonise Human Gobabis Gymnasium
Silver Sunel Weakley Privaatskool Moria
Bronze Elize Haasbroek Elnatan
Junior Boys animal round;
Gold Burton Weakley Privaatskool Moria
Silver Douw van der Walt Primary School Walvisbay
Bronze Nicholis Roux Berg-Op
Junior Girls animal round;
Gold Mari Louw Gobabis Gymnasium
Silver Leila Bauer Berg-Op
Bronze Charmain Nanus Community Hope School
Senior Boys animal round;
Gold Thomas Blaauw SKW
Silver Janco Mulder Elnatan
Bronze Willem Lottering Gobabis Gymnasium
Senior Girls animal round;
Gold Leonise Human Gobabis Gymnasium
Silver Ane Oberholzer Walvisbay Private School
Bronze Michelle Visagie Danie Joubert School
Junior Boys overall;
Champion Burton Weakley Privaatskool Moria
Runner up Nathan Volek Windhoek Gymnasium
2nd Runner up Douw van der Walt Primary School Walvisbay
Junior Girls overall;
Champion Mari Louw Gobabis Gymnasium
Runner up Jasmine Rennie St. Paul’s College
2nd Runner up Charmain Nanus Community Hope School
Senior Boys overall;
Champion Thomas Blaauw SKW
Runner up Denzel Nanub Community Hope School
2nd Runner up Jannie Booysen Elnatan
Senior Girls overall;
Champion Leonise Human Gobabis Gymnasium
Runner up Sunel Weakley Privaatskool Moria
2nd Runner up Elize Haasbroek Elnatan

You must be logged in to post a comment Login