Pearson tournament sees close calls


Most of the divisions in the 32nd annual Ben Pearson Memorial Tournament were determined by fewer than 10 points.

The top category, the pro division, ended with a tie, but Cody Cranford broke the tie to beat John Robertson. Each shot a 250 in the Saturday-Sunday tournament at the Pine Bluff Bowhunters Club.

Tim Temples won the men’s open with 277, beating Luke Horn by one. The men’s BHR division was decided by two points, as Brian Earls came out on top.

The top-five placers in each division received a plaque. The final results:

Pro — 1. Cody Cranford 250, 2. John Robertson 250, 3. John Boswell, 241, 4. Jim George, 234, 5. Jody Price, 226

Men’s open — 1. Tim Temples 277, 2. Luke Horn 276, 3. Brandon Settlemire 268, 4. Wayne Brasier 265, 5. Arlon Seale 262

Men’s BHR — 1. Brian Earls 262, 2. Gary Gaither 260, 3. Keith Wood 280, 4. Tommy Smith 250, 5. Cole Reppons 250

Novice — 1. Grant Beckwith 266, 2. Blain Smith 260, 3. Jonathan Frye 259, 4. Jeff Douthit 246, 5. Mark Reppond 254

Barebow — 1. Danny Clark 230, 2. Frank Thigpen 226, 3. Carroll Deal 222, 4. Robert Forrest 214, 5. Tony Forrest 202

Longbow — 1. Phil Collie 235, 2. Dwayne Weatherley 228, 3. Robert Wood 227, 4. Glenn Jolley 224, 5. Jeff Gibson 218

Recurve — 1. Robert Wood 225, 2. Glenn Jolley 220, 3. Brian Nalley 218, 4. Travis Maynard 215, 5. Rob Lee 215

Ladies open — 1. Julie Orr 251, 2. Lisa Nowlin 218, 3. Lori Temples 212, 4. Amanda Stover 203, 5. Carrie Crawford 181

Ladies’ BHR — 1. Jodie Robertson 260, 2. Jonnie Cook 256, 3. Mary Miller 244, 4. Stacy Mitchum 238, 5. Carrie Crawford 238

Youth — 1. Chase Hatcher 276, 2. J.T. Colvin 247, 3. Hunter Fortner 238, 4. Trey Cook 227, 5. Lane Lean 202

Cub — 1. Tyler Baucom 298, 2. Grace Weatherley 264, 3. Buck Horton 258, 4. Hunter Waddle 252, 5. Cody Baucom 240

Long Dot Saturday winner — John Robertson

Long Dot Sunday winner — John Boswell

Compound Survival — Bo Weaver

Traditional Survival — Travis Maynard