OVERTON BLACK ARROWS

By: online.services | October 09, 2017

No frost, just lovely sunshine!  Eleven members shot a scored frostbite on Saturday morning, results can be found on the Events page.  Steve A (321) pipped Richard by 2 points in recurve,- a rare slip from Richard!


Dave R scored 327, a few points ahead of Eric (305) in Compound.  David P got a very tidy 289 Barebow and Ian P scores 101 shooting longbow.


Alex and Jodie were both a bit off form scoring 269 and 268 respectively.

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By: online.services | September 13, 2017

Try the Sport for kids.

Well done to Peter and Mike (sorry if I've missed others) - we raised £160 pounds during August by providing have a go session for school kids.  That's 80 kids!


Field Archery competition; Fort Purbrook

Bill Jones competed in this unique competition, which is held in and around the fort.  He came fourth in the regional competition and seventh overall.  He was part of the Hampshire barebow team that came third and the mixed styles team who took gold.  Well done Bill!


Round up!

A few things have been happening in August; but the webmaster has been on holiday :-) so no updates until now!

  • Our field shoot was a great sucess, and we have received coverage in the Basingstoke Gazette, the Andover Advertiser, the...

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By: online.services | September 13, 2017

8th/9th July: Field Archery competition

We held our annual field shoot at the weekend, combined with both the Hampshire and English Field Archery Championships. The event was a great success and the club received many compliments - about the course itself and also about our catering, cakes, ice lollies - the lot! 

Seventy-four archers attended, shooting a mixture of American flatbow, Barebow, Compound, Compound as Longbow, Longbow, Recurve and Tradtional.  Five juniors shot the course - all girls - so Jodie, there is no excuse next year.

I think that the team can be incredibly proud of a successful event - we had about 12 members assisting this year, along with the Whitchurch scout groups (tea + cake) and Duncan brought in one of h...

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By: online.services | September 13, 2017

25th June:

Eleven members attended the Yateley competition, to great success. The weather was kind, with a bit of cloud, a bit of sun, but nice temperatures. A few people are bronzer (in two ways) than they were before.
- Gents recurve:  Richard (946) came first, Mark came third (908)
 - Ladies recurve:  Jo came third (844)
 - Ladies Junior recurve:  Jodie came first (895)
 - Gents Junior recurve (full distance): Alex came first (812)
 - Gents barebow: David came second (732)
 - Gents compound: Dave came third
 - We won the team competition (Richard, Mark, Rob (856), Jodie)
 - Ian (247) won the black colour prize in the Longbow class
 - Jodie & Alex won their classes fun knock-out competit...

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By: online.services | September 13, 2017

At a recent international tournament at Exbury, Hampshire, Jodie Buckner came 3rd in the Junior Ladies recurve class whilst Richard Buckner came 5th in the Gentlemen’s class.  The Bank holiday weekend saw the 50th All British & Open Field Archery Championship in South Wales. Club member Bill Jones competed in barebow and achieved 15th place in Great Britain. Club President, Peter Turner, was one of the judges at this year’s event. He competed in the first championships in 1968 and has been at every one since - either as an archer, judge or, on the organizing committee when the club staged the event at  Kingsclere in 2012.


14th May
: We held a Warwick shoot and BBQ today - the weather was kind, the burger...

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By: online.services | September 13, 2017

April

We are outside! So far the weather has been kind, and we have seen the first 252 badges:

  Jane achieved her first distance of 20yards.
  Mark achieved his first 252 badge as well - at 80yards!  I think we have to remember that he has very long arms.


Perris League

Our juniors finished 3rd in the 4th division this year, coming 20th out of the 48 teams in the league.  Well done to Alex, Luke, James and Jodie!

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By: online.services | September 13, 2017

March

Victory for David!

David Priestley picked up bronze at the 2017 British Universities Championships, in the barebow section. Admittedly shooting for Bath University rather than Overton Black Arrows, but still an honor for the club.


Fun shoot

The last evening shooting indoors was very busy, with prizes of chocolates and wine just a balloon burst away. Member shot at dart boards, cats, foxes, playing cards and other strange targets.

 

BA shoots and work day

Thanks to all members that came along to the work day - amongst other tasks,- some fencing was fixed, the club house cleaned out, the grass was cut, and the bosses were repacked with new foam!

This was all done after we shot the BA postal frostbite - scores can be found on the Events/Clu...

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By: online.services | September 13, 2017

February

January challenge results

The results are back....some good places for members:

- In the beginners section there were 248 entries: Anthony Trowers 472 (93rd), Dave Quillin 401 (165th), Mason Gladdish 395 (172nd), Karl Liriano 375 (186th)
- Gents recurve section there were 684 entries: Richard Buckner: 578 (24th), Steve Allam: 566 (70th), Mark Davies 555 (124th), Rob Aldridge 553 (133rd), Mike Bone 544 (199th), Alex Allam (Junior) 514 (383rd), Luke Aldridge 467 (550th), James Davies 455 (570th)
- Ladies recurve section there were 304 entries: Jodie Buckner (Junior) 302 (294th)

- Gents barebow - Bill Jones came 9th out of 145, Lee Montieth (99th)<i><b><font size="4"><br></font></b></i...

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By: online.services | September 13, 2017

January

Perris/Postal leagues

We are currently sitting 18th out of 46 clubs. Unfortunately our Juniors lost their December match by  27 points.

In the BA postal league:

December

  • Portsmouth A team:  OvBA - Richard, Rob, Alex (1661) versus Windsor Forest Bowmen (1668)
  • Portsmouth B team:  OvBA - Mark, Bill, Mike (1553) versus White Rose Archers (1598)
  • Frostbite: OvBA - Richard, Steve, Mike versus Bowmen of Wadebridge  - WIN for OvBA

November
  • Portsmouth A team:  OvBA - Steve, Richard, Bill (1684) versus Plumpton Bowmen (1586)
  • Portsmouth B team:  OvBA - Mark, Anthony, Luke (1428) versus Wear Archers (1560)
  • Frostbite: OvBA - Richard, Mark, Steve versus Dunstable Bowmen  - WIN for OvBA

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By: online.services | September 13, 2017

We've moved the News page onto a blog, so please read this post for all the news from 2015!


December

Christmas Frostbite & shoot - 3rd

Fifteen members shot our monthy Frostbite today. This is a record!  Well done to all, the three best scores will go into the postal league; Richard 314, Steve 296 and Mike 288.  Amongst the recurves, Brian shot barebow, Eric Longbow and Dave has finally found some Compound friends in Steve B and James! (See pics)


Afterwards around 35 members descended on the Beech Arms and had a great Christmas meal - thanks to Peter for organising this!

November

Target Archery National Rankings 2016

Richard Buckner has been ranked 77th! nationally and 7th in Hampshire.

Berkshire open tournament - 20th

11 members shot a...

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