A quick roundup of happenings in December/January!
Christmas Fun Shoot
We had a great turn out for our annual Christmas fun shoot., shooting at Balloons, Snowmen and all sorts of Christmas targets. The prize for the best Christmas jumper went to Mark Davies; sorry there is no picture as thankfully he removed it fairly quickly as it played havoc with peoples colour vision.
The head to head match came down to a family final between Steve & Alex Allam, where Steve just pipped his son to the centre of the gold, whilst onlookers tucked into the Christmas goodies provided by Jo.
Peter Hanney was visiting India and met up with members of Zito archery, where he represented the club in the sweltering heat, 38° inside the clubhouse., cert...
Four of the best Quiz teams in the whole...err..Archery club assembled to eat chilli and attempt to answer a few questions. The WIN&WIN team were fighting Eric's Vikings, Men in Drag & 3-Lefts-make-a-Right.
Rounds on Food, Archery, Music, Pictures, Dingbats and General Knowledge all proved that Archers do know more than just their bows and arrows....just...
A good time was had by all, with a great deal of chilli eaten. The results changed throughout the evening, but in the end Men in Drag were victorious with 132 points, followed by 3-lefts.. on 122.5, WIN&WIN on 112.5 all chased by Eric's Vikings on 106.
This was our first event of the year in support of our chosen charity Stepping Stones DS, and £40 was raised.
A few members shot the end-of-season Windsor round at the end of September, and enjoyed a BBQ afterwards. People shot different rounds, and so I gathered the scores up, and used the handicap for each round to work out placings:
1st - 36 - Steve A (Albion - 804)
2nd -42 - Mel (Junior Windsor - 927)
3rd -43 - Rob (Albion - 722)
4th - 46 - Nick (Short Windsor - 844)
5th - 50 - Terry (Windsor - 714)
6th - 60 - Andy S (Short Windsor - 654)
Mark shot a Windsor round with his longbow and scored 416, which is pretty hard to compare with the handicap system, which doesn't cover longbows, but, using the classification system, he shot a 1st class round, which puts him somewhere in the top 3.
Our recurve 'A' team came top of division 2 in the BA Portsmouth postal league. Lets just remember that there are 54 divisions in this league, so well done to Richard, Steve, Jodie and Rob who were most often in the 'A' team.
..Ten weeks ago a cracked Archery unit was sent to Testbourne for a round they hadn't yet shot. These archers promptly escaped from a medium security car park to the school sports hall. Today, still wanted by committee, they survive as Archers of fortune. If you have a bow that needs stringing... if no one else can help... and if you can find them... maybe you can hire... The A-Team.