I know Vicki and Cheryl have been working on some interesting themed targets.
There will be prizes!
Clophill Archery Club have invited us to join them to shoot a FITA 900 (shorter distances are available on request) on Saturday 29th August at 12:00 for 12.45 assembly, with a 1pm start. This is a fun social shoot with other clubs from around the county.
The shoot will be held at Brazier’s Field Clophill behind the village hall. A BBQ will be available if weather is nice.
Please see Cheryl or Mike for details.
As the annual celebration of the founding of the club we will be shooting a St George, Albion or Windsor on Sunday 13th July:
This is a GNAS round with five-zone scoring and opportunities to get score for handicaps up to Bowman classification.
Shooting will commence at 12:00 midday with the field being set up from 11:00am. There will be a short break at each distance while we move the targets. Weather permitting we are planning to have a barbecue afterwards.
Late, perhaps, but still seasonal. The club Christmas dinner and social will be at The Horse and Groom in Clapham on the evenining of Friday 2st February.
Contact Nikki for details and menus. All members welcome.
In the annual celebration of the founding of the club, we will be shooting a special Paddockfest round. This will involve shooting at animal face targets set at non-standards distances (eg: 15 yards, 2 feet and 7 Inches, or 37.3 metres). Points will awarded for the target zone – hit, wound or kill – and scores will be calculated based on an arcane handicap system known to only a few.
This is a fun shoot for the whole club, and anyone could win. All bow-styles are welcome, and sights are allowed. Arrows are shot in threes, and there are no sighters with this round.
The Junior Easter shoot will be held over 2 days this year, Tuesday 2nd and Thursday 4th April.
In a break from traditional junior shoots, we will be having a “Archery Darts” match! On the Thursday there will be the usual fancy dress competition and also a raffle. Tickets will be available from this Sunday from either Hayden or Hannah. Prize donations will be gratefully received!
From Luke Ellis, Junior Captain:
Ouse Valley Archers Junior Easter Shoot is being held on the following dates in April: Tuesday 10th, Thursday 12th and Sunday 15th. There will be a Raffle on the second round of the Easter shoot which is on Thursday. Raffle Tickets will be sold for £1 a strip and donations for the raffle will be greatly appreciated.
The Ouse Valley Archers Junior Christmas shoot is being held on the following dates Sunday 11th, Tuesday 13th, and Thursday 15th of December. There will be Fancy Dress and a Raffle on the final round of the Christmas shoot which is on Thursday. Raffle Tickets will be sold for £1 a strip as normal and donations for the raffle will be gratefully appreciated; if you have got Donations speak to the Junior Captain (Luke) or Junior Vice Captain (Hayden) and they will look after them .
All the money we raise from the raffle will go to the club
On Thursday 27th, Sunday 30th October and Tuesday 1st November we will be running our Halloween Fun Shoot. With fun faces to shoot at, a scoring system that means anyone is in with a chance of winning and fancy dress, the shoots provide something a little bit different for everyone to enjoy!
This seasons fun shoot organised by the Junior Vice Captain, Luke, is our Easter shoot, which has fun and imaginative targets to shoot at. It will be held on Sunday 10th, Tuesday 12th and Thursday 14th April and as is usual it will be Fancy Dress on the Thursday, the theme of the fancy dress is Easter e.g: a Easter chick, rabbit, an egg even- prizes will be awarded so be as creative as possible!
Alongside the shoot we will be holding a raffle, £1 a strip, with all funds going to the club – any donations for prizes will be gratefully accepted.