Club Competition

The first round of the Club Competition 2017 will start on Tuesday 14th February, continuing on Thursday 16th February and Sunday 19th February. More details here

Rounds 2 and 3 will follow in March and April, starting on the first Tuesday of each month.

Competitors are welcome to shoot the round on all three shooting days but only their first score will be counted in the competition.

For more information, contact Rob, Tournaments Officer.

Christmas Arrangements 2016

christmas-bells-298x300There will be a Santa Shoot on Thursday 22nd December to celebrate the festive season with games, prizes and a raffle. Christmas jumpers are encouraged!

That will be the last shooting day of 2016. The club will re-open for shooting on Thursday 5th January 2017.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Sunday 9th October

1We will be shooting outside today in the sunshine.

It’s forecasting 14 degrees in the sunshine but the wind is quite chilly, so bring warm clothes, plenty of layers, and something that you can shoot in that won’t catch or snag on your arm.

Sunday 11th September

Five Zone Scoring - Gold = 9, Red = 7, Blue = 5, Black = 3, White = 1
Five Zone Scoring – Gold = 9, Red = 7, Blue = 5, Black = 3, White = 1

There will be no Club shooting on Sunday 11th September as most of the Club is entered in the Kestrels National Tournament at Biggleswade.

Please come along to support Club archers at Stratton School Field (SG18 0NE) Alternative entrance.

Hope that’s okay.



Shooting Sunday 13th March

1With a forecast of sunny weather and light Easterly breeze we are planning to shoot outside on Sunday, so bring boots and layers as the ground is likely to be soggy after all the recent rain. Temperatures should be in the teens, especially in the sunshine.

It’s a chance to get some distance sight-marks for the outdoor season.


Christmas Opening 2015

christmas-bells-298x300The club will continue shooting as normal until Sunday 20th December, which will be the last day of shooting for 2015.

The club will re-open on Sunday 3rd December 2016 for the first shoot of the year.

The Committee would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Field Party 1st & 2nd August

On the 2nd August 2015 the county will be holding the 55th County and Open Championships 2015 which OVA are hosting. Preparations are well under way and much has already been done. As this is an whole-club event, we are requesting help from all members with the set-up and the field party for the event.

The shoot is atĀ  Redborne Upper School & Community College, Flitwick Road, Ampthill, Bedfordshire MK45 2NU

We will be marking out the field from midday on Saturday 1st August. We expect to have the field marked out by 2pm and be ready to start setting up the targets.

Saturday 1st August 12:00pm

We would like to request help in setting up the targets, erecting the marquee and preparing the field for the shoot. This is likely to takje about 4 hours, assuming we have help.

Sunday 2nd August from 8am

If you are able to offer assistance fromĀ  with the Field Party in looking for lost arrows, assisting the judges, helping with the shoot and packing everything away again after the shoot has finished on Sunday evening, that would be much appreciated.

THERE WILL BE NO SHOOTING AT PUTNOE SCHOOL ON SUNDAY 2nd AUGUST – come along and help at Redborne instead.

Many thanks in anticipation.

Kestrels American – Sunday 14th June 2015

Kestrels are organising an inter-club shoot at their field in Furzenhall Road, Biggleswade, SG18 0AD on 14th June, starting at 11:00am. The round being shot will be an American and a St Nicholas for juniors.

Tea and biscuits will be available. You are all most welcome to come and play. It would be nice if this could turn in to a pleasant social event. The more people from OVA the better as this is a county-wide event and would be good experience for those new to competitions.