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Gold Tip, Bee Stinger Archers Win Gold and Silver in France

Gold Tip’s Boulche, Herve Finish First and Second at Nîmes Archery Tournament

MADISON, Miss. – February 2, 2022 – Gold Tip, an industry leader in carbon arrows and bolts, along with Bee Stinger, maker of the most advanced line of stabilizers and side bars for bowhunting, is celebrating a strong finish at this year’s Sud de France – Nîmes Archery Tournament in Nîmes, France. Facing off against some of the world’s best archers, Team Gold Tip and Bee Stinger shooter Jean Phillipe Boulche placed first in the Men’s division. In the Women’s Compound division, Gold Tip teammate Sandre Herve took home a silver medal.

The Nîmes Archery Tournament, held January 21-23, is a premier indoor archery competition and trade show in Europe, attracting the best shooters from across the continent. Archers shoot two rounds of qualification and are then seeded for head-to-head shoot-offs of five, three-arrow rounds for a total score of 150.

“Jean Phillippe had an action-packed match at Nîmes,” said Tim Gillingham, national shooting staff manager for Gold Tip and Bee Stinger. “He stayed neck-and-neck with some of the best archers in the sport and was able to come out on top for the second year in a row. That’s an incredible achievement.”

Boulche started the match play shooting 149 in both his first and second qualifying rounds and then went into a shoot-off against one of Europe’s top all-around shooters, Stephan Hansen. They both shot perfect rounds of 150 and tied on the first two arrows of the shoot-off. The match was decided by one arrow closest to center, as scored by the second arrow, since the first was too close to call. Boulche’s Gold Tip Nine.3 shaft found the center and he finished out the next match with a score of 149, followed by a score of 147 in a pressure-packed final against Nicolas Girard for his second Nîmes victory.

In the Women’s Compound, Gold Tip shooter Sandre Herve took home the silver medal with her award-winning Nine.3 shafts.

“Gold Tip arrows and Bee Stinger bars continue to be critical components of our team’s setup and success,” Gillingham said. “This equipment is built by archers and for archers, and we’ve proven these designs are the best on the market time after time at competitions like Nîmes.”

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