Bedfordshire WA 1440 18th-19th July – Field Party

Bedfordshire County Archery Association run a World Archery 1440 tournament every year. This is organised by Kestrels AC but is a County event so support would be appreciated. This year it is on July 18th and 19th at Redbourne School, Ampthill with setting up on Thursday and Friday evenings. No experience is necessary and anyone can help. Doughnuts will be provided on Thursday and Friday evenings.

On Thursday from 16:00 the field is marked out. Whilst a couple of people with previous experience are needed, inexperienced help will be appreciated. The lines are marked with paint so old clothes and footwear are best.

On Friday the bosses will be set out, the camping area marked out, and the timing equipment will be set up and marquees erected. We currently anticipate around 40 bosses so the more helpers we have the better and if you can put up a stand you will be useful. If you are not able to get there for 16:00 but can get there later that would be appreciated.

The Saturday and Sunday help will be needed from 07:00/07:30 for putting the faces on and assistance is needed throughout the tournament. On the Saturday and Sunday mornings we will need to put all the faces up as well as running errands. During the shoot help is needed to look for missing arrows, collecting scores at the end of each distance, ensuring the judges are supplied with drinks, moving bosses, changing target faces, selling raffle tickets.

As you can see willing help rather than experience is the order of the day! If you are able to help for just part of a day that will be very welcome. At the end of Saturday the bosses will all need moving back to the longest distance and at the end of the shoot on Sunday the equipment needs packing away.

As a club we will be looking to get help from the other county clubs in setting up and running the County Championships in August, so any assistance you can offer for this event will be appreciated and will help demonstrate that we all help each other. This is particularly important if you are away in August when the County Championships take place.