The Carolina Classic, a new indoor tournament, was promoted as a Lancaster Classic warm-up. It was held in Elizabeth City, NC at the Cutting Edge’s indoor range on Saturday, January 9, 2016.
The contest brought in enough archers to fill the two time slots, 9:00 AM shooters, and the noon bunch. Shooters from across North Carolina and Virginia competed. A team from Raleigh took the top two places and a Naval Officer earned the third place on the podium. The top three scores would have been competitive when compared to the 2015 Lancaster Classic Pro Men’s results.
My score landed me in 9th place. That score, not a personal best was a personal best for competition. I’ve scored better in practice and my training average for 18-meter practice is 8 points higher than I’d shot in the Carolina Classic. I was still pleased since competition is not the same as shooting on home turf. In addition, my score was 19 points higher than the last event I’d shot, the EAC Tournament in Georgia.
An unexpected bonus was that when I arrived there was money waiting for me. I’d won tournament last summer and the event organizers hadn’t sent me the winnings. The prize money was waiting on me when I walked into the Elizabeth City range. It was unexpected, I’d completely forgotten about it. I’m glad someone remembered and sent it to me via the organizers of the Carolina Classic. Thanks.