Shooting and Archery competitions at St Andrew's College
Five thousand, one hundred and sixteen rounds of pellets; 516 target fronts; fifteen hours and 472 competitors saw the completion of an extreme sports event – shot by many with enjoyment and competence. The organisational skills of the Houses is to be commended, and my thanks to the shooting specialists who assisted on the six days in those quiet ways by coaching with impartiality and expertise, replacing targets, and building up and breaking down the range before and after the competition.
Ninety-eight percent of the College shot this competition. Commendations go to the 42 staff members who came to support their Houses, and did their best to learn a new skill.
This competition was fiercely contested by the Houses and by the Staff. The outcome was nail-bitingly close. The winner of the Staff medal was Ms M Human, with a score of 89. The final House results, in reverse order, are as follows:
6th Mullins 65.4
5th Espin 66.2
4th Graham 66.3
3rd Merriman 69.6
2nd Armstrong 70.1
1st Upper 71.8
Upper House won the Arthur Matthews Memorial Cup.
Archery Egyptian Trophy
The Egyptian Trophy shot with a selection of six boys from each House shooting the competition. The weather conditions were fine and the standard was good. Top archer in the competition was Matthew Minnaar from Mullins House. The eight archers who produced the best scores have qualified for the Individual Championships which will be held on the morning of Speech Day.
These boys are: M Minnaar (M); D Fick (G); M de Kock (U); H Ngxenge (E); C de Wall (Mer); B Harvey (E); A Joubert (A); G Price (A).
Final team results were as follows:
6th Merriman 671
5th Mullins 713
4th Graham 837
3rd Armstrong 855
2nd Espin 911
1st Upper 992
Egyptian Trophy was also won by Upper House
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