Archers get up close and personal


SIX members of Twin City Archers Gippsland achieved strong results at Moorabbin Archery Club last fortnight where they competed in the State Short Range Championships.

Clear conditions and close ranges allowed archers to notch up some lofty scores in a tight competition.

Merv Grinstead and Denis Luobikis scored gold medals for the club, while Viv Bennett, Peter Bennett and Adam Bielby nabbed minor placings.

Short range archery championships are shot at shorter ranges than usual with a maximum distance of 60 metres on a 122 centimetre face.

It’s a round which allows all level of archers to be competitive, and grows in popularity each year, with more than 150 shooting at this year’s event.

Viv Bennett, Peter Bennett and Grinstead were presented with first place plaques for the 2015 Target Grand Prix Championships in their relevant divisions at the event.

Grinstead and Peter Bennett were also presented with certificates and plaques for their 20 years of service as national and state judges.

Twin City Archers will host the 2017 Victorian Short Range Championships in March/April next year.

Merv Grinstead, Gold, Veteran+ Men’s Compound

Denis Luobikis, Gold, Veteran Men’s Recurve

Viv Bennett, Silver, Masters Women’s Compound

Adam Bielby, Silver, Open Men’s Compound

Peter Bennett, Bronze, Masters Men’s Compond

Tiziano Andreazzi, fourth, Masters Men’s Compound