The Caveman Challenge kicked off the weekend of 30 November / 1 December 2019 in beautiful weather. Immediately the wind picked up but the archers stayed strong.
The Saturday was a double 720 with a full line of 16 targets. Morning scores were strong, and then after lunch came some very gusty wind, but the archers prevailed and managed to get through their shots.
The Saturday results can be found at: https://archeryosa.com/event/results/caveman-challenge-2019-92/159
The Sunday was also beautiful weather but the wind really played havoc and it was matchplay! The day started with individual eliminations for Compound and Recurve, and then Mixed Teams. Then the most exciting part – especially for people who were unable to attend and had to stay at home – the finals were live-streamed on Sky Sport Next!
It was great to watch our best in action, especially fighting against the wind in most of the matches. The archers shot really well, and a big shout-out has to go to Daniel Sinclair, Nuala Edmundson and Max Stewart who all shot above their age groups and distances and really shone against their senior competitors.
Thanks Lisa Walker-Gribble and Caveman Archery for your part in this excellent development, to tournament organiser Cushla Matheson and admin Caro Geelen, to Sky Sport NEXT and Rob Waddell for your vision and to Glen Larmer for your commentary. A huge thanks to our judges Anne Mitchell, Clive Hudson and Elizabeth Andrew who came to help with the matchplay. Thanks to Peter McLean for being an excellent DoS and Andrew Russell for working on the Match play draw and helping it all run smoothly on the Sunday.
The matches can be found here:
Full matchplay results can be downloaded from these files: