OVERTON BLACK ARROWS

By: online.services | August 25, 2018

The short piece on Field Archery was shown on the BBC today, which has thrust some members into the giddy heights of fame,- we await calls from Hollywood - well at least Geoff has a chance in the new Star Wars film, with that T-shirt :-)


If you missed it, then you can find a sneaky video here:

YouTube video

BBC field archery (MP4)


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By: online.services | August 25, 2018

Congratulations to Bill - who attended the Hampshire County Championships (Field Archery) and became Gents Barebow champ for 2018.

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By: online.services | August 25, 2018

This month we held two have-a-go sessions; one at Micheldever and one at St. Mary Bourne.

Both were a great success with kids and adults alike trying the sport.  Here is a pic from Micheldever, where we were delighted to have Peter back from his Op.

 

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By: online.services | August 06, 2018

Steve and Gerald both attended the second THWAC shoot last weekend.  Day 1 was abit windy and hot.  Day 2 was pretty horrible, with high winds and plenty of rain.  In all about 80 archers were there - it was a nice course, mainly in the wood with some tricky shots where the distances were extremely hard to judge.  A few people chose not to shoot the second day, and stayed a bit drier than the rest of us.


  • Steve came 6th in the Gents recurve category
  • Gerald came 2nd in Compound unlimited
  • Gloria (Mrs Gerald) came 1st in ladies recurve

Thanks to the THWAC team for a great shoot.

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By: online.services | July 24, 2018

Last weekend saw various activities for the club:


Swindon Supermarine:

  • Jodie Buckner shot a Double Metric 122-40m on Saturday and got a Recurve Silver medal.
  • Gerald, Steve Baker, Mark Davies and Richard Buckner all shot a double WA720 on Saturday.
    • Richard Buckner got a Recurve Bronze medal on Saturday
  • Gerald, Steve Baker and Richard Buckner also shot a WA1440 on Sunday
    • Richard Buckner a visitor Recurve Gold medal.
    • Steve Baker got a visitor Compound Bronze medal
    • Gerald got a Dorset and Wilts Compound Bronze medal


Micheldever have-a-go:

Geoff, Steve, Alex and Eric ran the Micheldever have-a-go session on Saturday.  We had a surprise guest - Peter came along with Eric and Cindy to join us, and...

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By: online.services | July 18, 2018

Jodie competed in the Junior National Championships on the 7th/8th July

  • She came 4th overall on day 1 and won a medal for being part of the Southern Counties team that day
  • On the second day, Jodie was shooting a Bristol and was 2nd at all the distancesShe got a silver medal!!

The girl who beat Jodie on both days is already in the academy and was trying to reclaim her Metric 4 record that had recently been broken by a girl who has just move up an age group.

So Jodie is really pleased with her result and she made lots of new friends.

Day one of the tournament consisted of world record status World Archery 1440 rounds and UK record status metric rounds.




Metric 4 - Womens Recurve U14 [OFFICIAL After 144 Arrows]

Pos.

Athlete

Country Code

Country

1-40m

2-30m

3-20m

4-10m

Tot.

10+X

X

1

HEALEY Penny


780

Bowbrook Junior A

341

1

343

1

340

1

358

1

1382

93

45

2

SIMPSON Alice


263

Chessington B

313

2

327

3

329

3

349

6

1318

66

19

3

ROBERTS Samantha


870

St Helens A

305

4

326

4

317

9

354

3

1302

61

28

4

BUCKNER Jodie


413

Overton Black Arrows

281

9

328

2

331

2

358

2

1298

66

26

8th  July  2018 Archery GB Junior National Outdoor Championships

Day two was the Junior National Outdoor Championships, where the archers competed in UK record status York, Hereford and Bristol rounds.

Bristol 4 - Womens Recurve - U14 [OFFICIAL After 144 Arrows]

Pos.

Athlete

Country Code

Country or State Code

1-40y

2-30y

3-20y

Tot.

H

G

1

HEALEY Penny


780

Bowbrook Junior Archers

636

1

430

1

216

1

1282

144

137

2

BUCKNER Jodie


413

Overton Black Arrows

596

2

426

2

214

4

1236

144

120


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By: online.services | July 18, 2018

This years Open competition was attended by 77 archers. Temperatures soared to well over 30 degrees, with the heat trapped in the bowl of the Warren.  The woods were not available this year so shade was scarce, leaving archers huddling around the course in the small patches of shade they could find - but this didn’t stop the good humour and good shooting.  The “Turner downhill challenge” was introduced on the 60m steep downhill shot – and three archers exceeded the current records:  Alex Newnes (AFB) scored 13, Eleanor Piper (recurve) scored 16 and Malcom Rees (Compound UL) scored the maximum 18!


Lord Paramount William Hastings-Bass, the 17th Earl of Huntingdon gave a short speech and presented the competition medals and the...

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By: online.services | July 18, 2018

The National County Team Championships were held on the last weekend in June at Lilleshall National Sports Centre.  Congratulations to Richard who was selected to shoot for the Hampshire team.  The team came third in the country!  Also, the rankings were published, congratulations again to Richard.

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Hampshire

BAIGENT Chris
BUCKNER Richard
EMENEY Sonnie

 

HAMPSHIRE COUNTY RANKINGS AS AT 1ST JULY 2018

Scores are based on an archer’s best three WA 50/70 rounds and best three WA 1440 rounds.

    GENTS RECURVE

    1st    Sonnie Emeny                   5478

    2nd  Richard Buckner              5388

    3rd   James Towle                       5108




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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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