Can I just say I loved and laughed at the instructions for being an event host?: 1) make sure the spectators are enjoying themselves and 2) make sure you're enjoying yourself. Pretty loosey goosey. Just say hi, and if you can't be helpful, get somebody else who is. But here's how that worked out: these shrewd questioning types - make of it what you will but they were either retirees enjoying the games solo, or thirtysomething using a kid as a beard - just seemed to find me, and we were off. Check everything - all two things! - off that to-do list. We settled right in, and I told them what I knew, say about the differences in compound and recurve, and they told me some things I didn't know, like what round robin is and how it works in hockey, and we scratched our heads together over a few things. And there's one that's continuing to give me some fascination.
A brusque dame had so many queries I just sat down beside her. I liked her style. And her questions. For example, about the equipment the archers use to accommodate for their disabilities. As we peered at Western Canada guy Kevin Evans, we couldn't figure out exactly how he was letting go of the string. He'd grab it and draw with a hook strapped to his shoulder, but we couldn't figure how he was releasing it. Binoculars would only help so much as lefties don't give the best view at Varsity Stadium. I've been scouring the internet, and nothing says. I did find out he runs a shop that sells custom archery gear in BC, which is pretty cool. It's twice as mystifying to me that nobody's thought to write about it. By all means, comment below if you know what he uses. But I'm kind of glad it wasn't obvious. Surmising is amazing.