A Happy New Year to all our members and a quick note to say that shooting will recommence after the Christmas break tonight, Tuesday 4th January and continue normally thereafter. I wish you good shooting for the year and enjoyable archery.
The club’s Christmas fun shoot will be running on Sunday 12th, Tuesday 14th and Thursday 16th. It will be scored on the basis of a slightly abstract system to give everybody a chance of winning a prize. Raffle tickets will be on sale for £1 a strip, and donations for prizes will be gratefully received. Fancy dress is optional on the Sunday and Tuesday, with as many people in fancy dress as possible on the Thursday please! If you would like to help in any way, contact Kayleigh or see her at club.
All club members are instructed to attend the Agincourt Shoot, which will take place on the field irrespective of the weather on Sunday 7th November 2010. at 2.00pm.
The Agincourt Shoot will consist of 36 arrows at 30yards scoring to be advised and a timed event to see who can shoot the most arrows within one minute. (Therefore bring all your arrows)
Bow types will be barebow and longbow so its now time for recurve archers to remove their sights and practice.
There is no requirement to wear mail coats and helmets for the competition.
Swords, poleaxes and knives will not be allowed on the field.
(The Agincourt anniversary is Thursday November 4th 2010.)
Note. At Cr’ecy, at Poitiers, at Agincourt and on a thousand other fields, archers of England became the most feared warriors of Europe.
On October 28th it is our club Halloween fun shoot. Fancy dress is obligatory!! There will be prizes for both fancy dress and your actual shooting! We will be running the raffle, as always, for which we need prizes donating. Remember, the more the prizes donated, the more there is for you to win! There will also be a produce sale on for you to browse at your leisure, with all proceeds going to the club. If you have any jams, cake, and general sweet yummy things to contribute, bring them along on the day.
Last year we had some really awesome turn outs for the fun shoots, so again this year I hope to see as many of you there as possible!
The dates for the club indoor competition are now posted on the events page. There will be five rounds, one in October, November, January, February and March. You need three scoring rounds to qualify for a place and your three best scores will be counted for your overall score, so shoot as many scoring rounds as you can.
There will be three opportunities to shoot each round – Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. As usual, practice rounds are allowed, but you must write PRACTICE on the score sheet before sighters are shot. Otherwise the round will be counted as your scoring round.
The final round of the club competition will be held on Tuesday 31st August, Thursday 2nd September and Sunday 5th September. The round will be a Frostbite (please do not take that as being a measure of the prevailing conditions) which is three dozen arrows shot at an 80cm face at 30 metres.
if possible, please come fifteen minutes early for the evening sessions so the shoot can start as promptly as possible to make the best use of the available daylight.
From George and Alison (Tournament Organisers) – This is just a reminder that Aquarius Archery Club in Muswell Hill, North London, hold their longbow only Western on Saturday 10 July 2010. There are still some spaces available and we would very much hope to see some of your longbow archers on the day. Please find attached the entry form for the shoot and we would be much obliged if you could share it with your tournament organiser to bring to the attention of your longbow archers. Entry fee is £7.00.
If you’d like to submit a team (for which there is a fine trophy) you need to enter a minimum of three archers, of both genders.
We very much hope you can join us, there will be a barbeque, bar and a traditional archery shop, plus a cash-prize shoot off for The Sheriff’s Purse and Golden Arrow.
If you have any queries, please get in touch. Best wishes and hope to see you on the day.
An email has been sent round with the entry form and copy of last year’s report – email me (Mike) or talk to Don for a copy – to give a feel for what to expect on the day.
The Paddock Fest is our club’s founders’ day shoot. It will be held on the 27th of June, and is traditionally a very social event. For those who do not know, it is a very unusual shoot, with animal faced targets that are set at a range of heights and distances that are different from those that we usually shoot at. It will be scored according to a very cunning handicap scheme, which means that absolutely anybody could win prizes on the day.
There will be a pot-luck, bring & share supper after the shoot in our marquee. Please feel free to invite partners, children, etc, so long as you bear in mind that they will need to keep safely away from the pointy end of things while we are shooting. Although the day will be organised by Laurie and John, it would not be fair to expect them to do everything, so please muck in, come early to help set up, and bring something suitable to share afterward too!
Please also remember that if you were one of last year’s winners, your trophy must be returned to Laurie in time for the event.