Former international judge Clifford Bluck dies aged 90

Former technical official Clifford Bluck from Wales died in early May aged 90.

Born in 1932, he served as a an international judge since 1982 until the early 2000s, officiating at the World University Archery Games in Belgium in 1993, the World Indoor Championships in Birmingham in 1995 and the World Games in Japan in 2001.

Bluck was also very active in the discipline of field archery, judging in many international events such as the 1995 Europeans and three worlds – in 1996, 2000 and 2004.

He was named World Archery Judge Emeritus in 2005 until he stepped down from the position in 2019.

World Archery secretary general Tom Dielen said:

He was a very good judge and always calm with a great sense of British humour.

Chair of World Archery judges committee Sergio Font said:

Cliff was a great judge. We worked together at the Cortina 2000 World Field Championships. I learned a lot from him.

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