After a delayed start 16 archers from Uni and Hallam fought it out at Hallam Sports Park late on Wednesday evening. This event was worth one point and was also a mixed event. Each archer was paired with another in knockout style rounds. In each round, every archer had two minutes to shoot all three of their arrows onto three targets and was scored based on how close to the centre they got, as well as the different targets.
As the first round began there was an interesting sight as 14 of the archers were wearing black and gold making only two Hallam archers attending. After further investigation, it turned out Hallam could not get a team together and therefore conceded the point before the competition began. However, this did not stop all the archers from being competitive with some team members playing for pride and to beat their teammates.
Going into the semi-finals, only the Sheffield archers were left making it a full Sheffield podium final. However, it was Jack Wells from Sheffield that took the overall lead, beating Rich Harding 6-0 in the final round. Speaking to the team, they stated they were happy playing for fun and overall had a good time taking part in Varsity and improving their skills at the same time. Even though they were playing for pride, the skills the team had was superb because Archery requires concentration and patience.
The University of Sheffield has taken the Varsity point on offer today, making the overall Varsity score at 17-7 (at the time of the match).