Fechter Wins Teuguni Shoot in Windhoek

Sebastian Fechter was in top shape at last Saturday’s Teuguni Shoot at the SKW shooting range, where he finished as overall winner of this year’s competition.

The tournament, which got its name courtesy of a Namibian farmer who was known for breeding Teuguni cattle and who played an integral role in the start of the SKW archery range, was open to all local archers.

More than 20 participants battled it out. Fechter had gotten off to a good start during the initial 1440 ranking round in the Compound Cadet Men’s division. His score (1297) was however outdone by Jackson Engel who accumulated one more point (1298).

Unfazed by his second place standing after the ranking round, Fechter quickly regained his confidence during the early elimination rounds where all archers, irrespective of their categories, shot at a distance of 30 meters. Fechter triumphed over Brigitte Tietz and Adriaan Grobler to set up another showdown with Engel in the semi-finals.

This time around, it was Fechter who had the better aim, scoring 148 points to Engel’s 145 points. The final obstacle on his way to the overall win was young Dirk de Bod in the Gold medal match.

The pair got things underway with equally fine shooting and very little separating them. However, in the end Fechter managed to pull ahead to take home the win with 145 points over de Bod’s143 points.

De Bod finished in second place with a Silver medal and Engel finished in third place with the Bronze medal having narrowly bettered Anton Zietsman who came in fourth.

Source : New Era