First archery competition
I didn't believe this 3 years ago.

I have been practicing archery for 2 years now, going to the public practices as it is marked in the club calendar. Now, the funny part is that about 3 years ago, if someone told me that I would be a active member of a sports club, I would have laughed so much, I would have choked. Now it has been 2 years and I don’t regret anything about it.

On the 27th of October, I was at my first competition, shooting a recurve instinct bow from 30 meters. I did ok, in my own opinion, but I didn’t get past the first tournament bracket, but we all shot our qualifying rounds and everyone past it. This was a club event and it was mostly having fun with friends, low key competition and practicing for “real” competitions.

I scored 512 points with 72 arrows, below is a table of my score per round. My average score is 7.11… and both median and mode being 7. You can find the spreadsheet from here

Round Arrow 1 Arrow 2 Arrow 3 Set score Total score Set average Set average vs Total average
1 10 9 8 27 27 9.00 1.89
2 8 7 7 22 49 7.33 0.22
3 10 8 7 25 74 8.33 1.22
4 7 6 5 18 92 6.00 -1.11
5 10 9 9 28 120 9.33 2.22
6 7 7 5 19 139 6.33 -0.78
7 10 9 8 27 166 9.00 1.89
8 8 7 6 21 187 7.00 -0.11
9 8 7 7 22 209 7.33 0.22
10 6 6 4 16 225 5.33 -1.78
11 9 9 8 26 251 8.67 1.56
12 8 6 5 19 270 6.33 -0.78
13 8 8 7 23 293 7.67 0.56
14 7 5 4 16 309 5.33 -1.78
15 10 7 6 23 332 7.67 0.56
16 6 5 3 14 346 4.67 -2.44
17 9 8 8 25 371 8.33 1.22
18 7 7 6 20 391 6.67 -0.44
19 8 7 6 21 412 7.00 -0.11
20 6 6 3 15 427 5.00 -2.11
21 9 8 7 24 451 8.00 0.89
22 7 7 6 20 471 6.67 -0.44
23 9 9 8 26 497 8.67 1.56
24 6 5 4 15 512 5.00 -2.11

To conclude, I am trying to improve my skills and start raising the average point count up, while keeping the set average vs total average difference as small as possible.

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Written by Hannu Saastamoinen on 2017-08-30 17:00