The Cariboo Archers showed pinpoint accuracy during the weekend at the Quesnel River Archers Indoor 3D Shoot.
Ernie Schmid, Fred Streleoff and Dan Mobbs proved once again Cariboo Archers can dominate the recurve category at any shoot in Canada as all three outscored any other recurve archer at the shoot.
Schmid was close behind Streleoff and Mobbs for third place, while a seesaw contest for supremacy took place between Streleoff and Mobbs.
After one day of shooting, Streleoff led Mobbs by just two points but, by the final day, they both had identical scores — the top traditional score for all archers.
An 11 count — dead centre bullseyes — ensued to break the tie and Mobbs narrowly edged Streleoff to take the win. Both archers will join fellow Cariboo Archer Al Campsall as members of Team Canada in the September World Championships in France.
Meanwhile, pre-cub compound shooters Joelle Thurow and Emersyn Sanford exchanged places as Sanford led after day one, but Joelle came roaring back to narrowly defeat Sanford, who finished second, many points ahead of the third-place finisher.
Joelle’s brother Ty Thurow also won his compound category by a wide margin. Ty and Joelle’s dad Bob Thurow, who had equipment issues on day one, rallied to shoot much better on day two, however, narrowly missed the podium. All three youth archers hit the spots provided on some animals to win chocolate bars (Joelle three times, Ty and Emersyn four times each).
Campsall won his category and posted the top compound score of all archers.
Campsall hit the compound spot to win cash and Streleoff hit the traditional spot twice for cash (Streleoff was the only traditional archer to hit the spot).
The cash spots are stickers affixed inside the very centre of the 11 scoring rings on an animal, which is set near the farthest distance for each category. Archers who pay money and hit the spot, then take a share of the spot.
Streleoff pocketed all the traditional money, while Campsall brought home half the compound money.