OVERTON BLACK ARROWS

By: online.services | June 20, 2018

To all who came along to the fun shoot and BBQ – a massive thank you and well done to all.

 

The evening was a huge success with good attendance from members of all ages and abilities. This was an opportunity to give all who hadn’t shot under semi tournament conditions a whole new experience. If you want to see how well you did, have a look at the pdf below.

 

To the beginners, your scores show how much you’ve improved in the short space of time since you completed your beginners course. To keep your enthusiasm and to test your development, why not try for the 252 badges.  


The evening was followed by a BBQ, with burgers procured by our fabulous but sadly missing chairman – thanks Steve.  A huge thanks to Mark and Rich...

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By: online.services | June 02, 2018

 

The “All British” is attended by the best archers from all corners of the United Kingdom; England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. This year’s event was hosted by Overton Black Arrows at their field course in the North Wessex Downs AONB, near the village of Kingsclere in Hampshire.

The courses set out on the “Warren, Coombe & Peter Hastings Memorial Woods” are well known to be some of the most challenging in the UK and this years was no exception.  One competitor measured walking more than 15 miles and climbing the equivalent of a 120 storey building over the two days.  Shots varied from an extremely steep 60m downhill onto an 80cm target to 5m ‘bunnies’ – triple 20cm target faces.


 


The competition ran for tw...

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By: online.services | May 28, 2018

You have heard about the event....probably helped....but what about the club members that shot it?

The All British is attended by the best Archers from the four corners of the United Kingdom.  Archers shoot in many categories and there is also a team event:  England v Wales v Scotland v N. Ireland


We had four archers shooting in the competition:

Richard, Steve & Jodie shot recurve; Saturday an unmarked course of 24 targets, Sunday a marked course of 24

Bill shot barebow; Saturday the marked course of 24 targets, Sunday the unmarked course of 24


Come to the venue and you'll see the sort of shots they had to cope with!!


Results as follows

Gents Barebow

    Bill Jones:  17th after day 1, and 16th (out of 24) overall w...

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By: online.services | May 28, 2018

Quite a lot to say about this one...


The club can be exceptionally proud of the event that we hosted this weekend.  In total we had 140 archers, 7 judges, 17 club members and of course our caterers, sponsors and spectators - so around 200 people.


We have been planning the event since February, since agreeing to host it in November last year.  Many people have helped to plan and build the course and prepare the venue and then provide support on the day:

  • Peter, Maurice, Jo, Steve, Geoff, Ian, Kosila, Mark, Susie, John, Rob C, Rob A, Peter, Gary, Terry, Alex, Bill, Richard, Brian, Gerald, Hazel...sorry if I missed anyone...!
We had a fantastic team of judges:
  • Tony Tideswell (head judge), Paul, Lee, Tony, Pam, Chris, Richard

Thursday:
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By: online.services | May 28, 2018

We held a have-a-go session in Oakley as we have for the last two years,  In attendance were:

  • Steve, Susie, John, Richard, Jodie, Mark (sorry if I've forgotten someone)

We had ok weather - a bit cold, and a touch of drizzle, but we had 46 people come to try the sport, so really well received as we were last year.


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By: online.services | May 28, 2018

Richard, Jodie, Mark & Steve went to the Waterside FITA weekend:

Both days had excellent weather conditions, with very little wind and not a cloud to be seen.

Jo came along to support the team, but left her pom poms at home!

Saturday morning qualifying
Richard Buckner shot a wa720 @ 70m on a 122cm and came 5th (of 34) with 587
Mark Davies shot a wa720 @ 70m on a 122cm and came 12th (of 34) with 549
Jodie Buckner shot a wa720 @ 60m on a 122cm and came 1st (of 2) with 483
Steve Baker shot a wa720 @ 50m on a 80cm and came 16th (of 22) with 620

Saturday afternoon Head to heads
Richard Buckner had a bye in the 1st round then won 3 matches but lost semi final to Chris Baigent and also lost the bronze final ...

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By: online.services | April 20, 2018

Congratulations, Overton Black Arrows are Winners!!!

Unbeaten this year in our division


Match 6 - Overton Black Arrows (745) beat Guildford "B" (450) by 295 points

Match 7 - Overton Black Arrows (745) beat Abbey (Herts) (649) by 96 points

Alex Allam – 253

Jodie Buckner – 263

Dan Lirianos – 229

 

RECURVE DIVISION 3









Team

Played

Won

Drawn

Lost

DNS

Total

Score

Points

Overton Black Arrows

7

7





5303

14

Trackside

7

6


1



5095

12

Rayleigh "C"

7

5


1

1


4226

10

Guildford "B"

7

3


4



4148

6

Abbey (Herts)

7

3


4



4019

6

Harefield

7

3


4



3953

6

Malvern

7

1


6



3738

2

Howard "B"

7



6

1


1951

0

 


Overall our total score puts us 10th out of 48 teams

 

Alex’s average score is 19th out of all 138 Gents

Dan’s average score is 68th out of all 138 Gents

Jodie’s average score is 11th out of all 99 Ladies

 

Alex’s average score is 10th out of 35  under 18 Gents

Dan’s average score is 15th out of 32 under 14 Gents

Jodie’s average score is 3rd out of 33 under 14 Ladies


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By: online.services | April 07, 2018

Richard, Jodie, Steve and Alex went up to Lilleshall this week.  Alex and Jodie had won their in their class at the summer metric competiition in 2017.  The prize was a coaching session with a UK level coach.


We left at 6am, to arrive just before 9am at Lilleshall.  Their coach was Lloyd Brown - AGB, Coaching Development manager.  The session was fantastic - Lloyd started by saying that he couldn't coach them in a conventional way, as this was a single session - so he wanted to teach them some vital aspects of archery, so that they could go home and work to become better archers.


The lessons were very informative - and could help us all - I'll do my best to paraphrase...


1.  Posture.


The kids worked in front of mirrors ...

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By: online.services | April 04, 2018

Thisis where we sit in the leagues so far,- not all results are in.  Last year with went up a division, so this year we are 'finding a place' in Division 7 :-)

  • Recurve Portsmouth - Division 7 - 6th out of 6 teams
  • Recurve Portsmouth - Division 32 - 5th out of 6 teams
  • Recurve Frostbite - Division 12 - 3rd out of 6 teams
  • Compound Portsmouth - Division 3 - 5th out of 6 teams
  • Compound Frostbite - Division 7 - 5th out of 6 teams

The February (and March)  scores can be found in a sheet on the Events page.

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By: online.services | April 04, 2018

Thanks to those members that came to the work day.  Sixteen members came along and ate TWENTY-FOUR burgers.


As you can see, the weather was slightly against us, but we managed to repack a number of bosses, paint most of those that were yet to be painted, and fix all the loose bars on the fencing around the field - along with a number of other tasks.


Les came along and trained a number of members on the mower, so we can start thinking about a rota, to give Les a breather this year!

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