By: online.services | March 19, 2018

Overton Black Arrows (765) beat Harefield (591) by 174 points

Alex Allam – 275

Jodie Buckner – 274

Dan Lirianos – 216


This month we were 13th out of 48 teams, Overall our total score puts us 9th out of 48 teams


Alex’s average score is 10th out of all 122 Gents

Dan’s average score is 68th out of all 122 Gents

Jodie’s average score is 8th out of all 98 Ladies


Alex’s average score is 5th out of 32  under 18 Gents

Dan’s average score is 15th out of 27 under 14 Gents

Jodie’s average score is 2nd out of 31 under 14 Ladies

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By: online.services | March 08, 2018

In February, all our Portsmouth and Frostbite Recurve teams won their matches in the Postal League, well done all!

Portsmouth ‘A team’: Richard 579, Mark 571, Steve A 546

Total: 1696 vs 1668 for Canterbury Archers


Portsmouth ‘B team’:  Jodie 532, Rob A 531, Alex 523

Total: 1586 vs 1514 for RUKAS Archers


Frostbite: Richard 334, Mark 313, Mike B 288

Total: 935 vs 905 for Nuneaton Archers

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By: online.services | March 03, 2018

The January challenge results are in, please see them here

Richard, Jodie and Mark entered the Battle of Basing, AKA the southern counties indoor championships, which consisted of a WA25 followed by a WA18 round - quite a long day of shooting.

Richard was 3rd in the region and was the highest scorer in the gold medal winning Hampshire team, and the highest scoring Hampshire archer.  Mark came 26th, but put in a stonking 538 PB for the WA25.

Jodie came 2nd in the U14 category.

Well done to all three!

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By: online.services | February 21, 2018

Our Juniors beat Trackside in the January Perris league by 38 points:


Overton Black Arrows

Jodie Buckner – 276

Alex Allam – 266

Dan Lirianos - 219



Stephen O'Connor – 279

Scott Arnold – 227

James Brury - 217


Average Scores table

Alex is 6th out of 30 in the under 18 Gents Recurve Class

Dan is 16th out of 27 in the under 14 Gents Recurve Class

Jodie is 3rd out of 30 in the under 14 Ladies Recurve Class

Well done Juniors!

Category: Competitions 

Tags: perris 

By: online.services | February 05, 2018


Most of the team here - Eric and Bill had vanished, and Alex's father was daft enough not not notice he wasn't there :-)

Day 2 saw a record number of members shooting - in total, 15 members were there.  We were shooting in a new hall this year, a fantastic venue, and extremely well run by HAA - Andy Caine (Old Basing) ran the scoring with great efficiency - and shot in all rounds!

This was the Hampshire championships Portsmouth round - 13 of us shot the morning session, then went for a pub lunch (thanks to Ian for organising) whilst Bill and Eric shot the afternoon session.  A few of us went back to watch the award ceremony, and collect awards:

  • Richard came 2nd - he was pipped to 1st by 5 points, but the chap he beat on day 1!
  • ...

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By: online.services | February 05, 2018

Seven members were at the first day of the Hampshire - to shoot a World Record Shoot WA18m +Head2Head.

The shoot consists of a qualifying round, shooting 18m at a triple spot 40cm target (full size 40cm for barebow/longbow).   The top 16 archers in each class go through to the head to head, where rank 1 goes up against 16th, 2 against 15th etc.  In the qualifiers:

Gents recurve (there is no junior class):

  • Richard came 1st (565)
  • Steve came 7th (537)
  • Mark came 14th (516)
  • Alex came 21st (482)

In the ladies, 

  • Jodie came 8th (328)

In the compound:

  • Steve B came 11th (529)
  • Eric came 14th (465)

This meant that 6 of us went through to the head 2 head, with the result that:
  • Richard WON GOLD
  • Mark and Steve were both knocked out in the first round, an...

Category: Competitions 


By: online.services | February 01, 2018

Well done to Bill, who achieved a UK ranking in the Field Archery discipline for 2017 of:


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By: online.services | January 17, 2018

Last week, Dave Hill sadly passed away, due to cancer and additional complications.

Dave Hill and Peter Turner were the original founders of the club  - after meeting in the Overton youth club, in 1962 they set-up an "arm" of the club dedicated to Archery.  Dave was 20 years old at the time.  In 1965 they set-up Overton Archers, and then in 1970 they created the Black Arrows - specifically to concentrate on the field archery discipline - at that time they were "running up & down" the hills in the Warren! 

In 1975 the two clubs merged to form the Overton Black Arrows as we are today.

Dave competed on the British team and was in the National field squad - Dave was our clubs first Grand Master Bowman (...

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By: online.services | January 17, 2018

Our Juniors won their December match, well done to them! 
We are currently top of League 3, and are 10th out of all 48 recurve teams.

Overton Black Arrows (766) beat Howard "B" (500) by 266 points

Overton Black Arrows:
  •   Alex Allam – 279,
  •   Jodie Buckner – 272,
  •   Dan Lirianos – 215
 Howard "B":
  • James George – 173,
  • Dylan McDermott – 168,
  • David Barnes-Rider – 159

Category: Competitions 

Tags: perris 

By: online.services | January 04, 2018

Nineteen members came along to the end of year Frostbite,- it was a balmy 12 degrees, so actual frostbite was not an issue.  As you can see, Jodie was excited by the prospect of shooting in the warm for a change.  A few more guests arrived for the BBQ and Jo supplied a fantastic cheesecake, to complement Anna's sponge cake.   Thanks to all who helped out!


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