The Georgia State / USA Archery Indoor 18-meter Championship where I competed, at Georgia Southern University, wasn’t too bad. I didn’t win. I ended in 3rd Place among the Senior Men’s category shooting an Olympic Recurve.
For those that don’t follow archery, men’s senior is 21 – 49 years of age. If I’d entered using my age group allowance I’d been in the Master’s 60+ class. I’ve competed in both age groups shooting compound bow.
At Georgia Southern everyone inside the Georgia Southern Shooting Sports Education Center is required to wear a mask, a precaution against spreading the Covid-19 virus. Since I am approaching 66 years old, a high risk group, shooting where masks are being worn seemed a better choice that the other location in Georgia where the competition was being held.
Some archers feel that a mask interferes with that shooting. I don’t think wearing a mask is much of a problem. Catching Covid-19 has a greater risk of being a problem and dropping a few points in archery because the mask got hung up in a bowstring.
Taking a 3rd place during a pandemic is just fine by me. I am happy to be able to fine a safe environment where I can go play.