Former international judge Clifford Bluck dies aged 90

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

Born in 1932 in Wales, he served as an international judge from 1982 into 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 particularly active in field archery, officiating several major tournaments including the Europeans in 1995 and three worlds – in 1996, 2000 and 2004.

He was made a judge emeritus in 2005 until stepping down in 2019.

The chair of World Archery’s judging committee Sergio Font and secretary general Tom Dielen expressed their condolences, Dielen adding that Cliff was, “always calm, with a great sense of humour”.

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