Victor Harbor, SA, turned on some beautiful weather for the 2020 Australian Open (February 20-22) and National Matchplay Series Final (February 23). There was a contingent of 18 archers from NSW who ventured to SA for the National Tournament.
Offering the only national level matchplay experience, the Australian Open is a very anticipated tournament. As an Olympic year, this Australian Open was even more exciting.
After the qualification round, we had 3 archers in the top 3 across the 4 divisions. Jonathon Milne was sitting in 3rd for the Compound Men with a 694, Alyssa Mollema was sitting in 2nd for Compound Women with a 665 and Kim Lavender was sitting in 3rd for Recurve Women with a 605.
With some very strong matchplay archers across Australia, it made going into Day 2 very exciting to watch. The Australian Open is the only national competition were archers can compete in individual as well as teams matchplay.
Australian Open Results for NSW Archers
1st - Alyssa Mollema (NSW - Cessnock)
2nd - Kim Lavender (NSW - SOPA)
1st - 2 1/2 Men - Jonathon Milne (NSW -SOPA) along with Bailey Wildman and Scott Brice
1st - The Spud Squad - Alyssa Mollema (NSW- Cessnock) along with Tazmin Forrest and Ailani Cox)
2nd - The Three R's - Katrina Robinson (NSW - SOPA), Elizabeth Randle and Rhiannon Mills
1st - New Kids on the Block - Belinda Maxworthy (NSW - Northern) along with Alice Ingley and Laura Paeglis)
2nd - KLM - Kim Lavender (NSW - SOPA), Laura Trezise (NSW - SOPA) and Melissa Spinocchia (NSW - SOPA)
National Matchplay Series Final Results for NSW Archers
1st - Jonathon Milne (NSW - SOPA)
3rd - Alyssa Mollema (NSW - Cessnock)
1st - Melissa Spinocchia (NSW - SOPA)
2nd - Belinda Maxworthy (NSW - Northern Archers)
3rd - Kim Lavender (NSW - SOPA)