OVERTON BLACK ARROWS

By: online.services | February 15, 2019

Many thanks to all those that came to the Skittles evening this week.  I think we largely proved that skill with a bow does not translate to an ability to hit skittles.


Well done to the wining team, and thanks to Jo for (once again) organising us!

Although the event was not specifically for charity, we had a bit of surplus and so have added this, £24 to the air ambulance fund that we are building.

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By: online.services | January 31, 2019

Thanks to all members that came to our first (and hopefully not last) quiz night.


Teams competed on rounds: General Knowledge, Food, Archery, Music, Pictures and DingBats. Non archers were pleased when the Archery round consisted of questions like "Where was Norman Stanley Fletcher incarcerated", rather than the assumed impossible archery questions. Although the odd dingbat archery question was thrown in, such as "2 L on a R B".


Thanks to Jo, Mark, Susie, Alex, Steve for all their help setting up and producing food for the evening.


Winning team was "Them lot over there" - (the Steve Baker clan + Gary Stevens)


We made a profit of £65 on the evening, which will go towards our collection for the Hampshire Air Ambulan...

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By: online.services | January 31, 2019

Daisy,- the clubs youngest member shot her first competition Portsmouth round on the 20th January at Brookfield Community School, Sarsbury Green.


She scored 366 with 59 hits shooting barebow and was pleased to receive a gold medal and trophy along with the judges award.


Jodie Buckner also shot (recurve) and came 2nd with a silver medal, scoring 517


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By: online.services | December 16, 2018

If only every Perris match were as easy!


Overton Black Arrows (438) beat Rayleigh Town "B" (DNS) by 438 points

Overton Black Arrows 
Jodie Buckner (280)
Daisy Ballantyne (158)

Rayleigh Town "B" Did Not Shoot


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By: online.services | December 16, 2018

Around 30 members came along to the Annual General Meeting.  You can find the meeting agenda and reports on the club section of the website.  The existing committee were voted in for another year, and we went over the planned events for 2019 - which are:


  • Frostbite competitions; 1st Sat of the month, 10:30am start
  • BA postal league; one Wednesday each month
  • Regular seasonal fun & end of season shoots;
    • New Year Warwick & BBQ 29th December
  • “Progress coaching”; to start soon (if sufficient interest)
  • Skittles evening; 13th Feb
  • Quiz night (if sufficient interest)
  • More curry nights…!
  • Club to run a level 1 coaching course (March 2019 - in planning)
  • Have-a-go:
    • 28th April (Oakley school)
    • 18th May (Big weekend)
  • July Open field shoot 

President...

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By: online.services | November 28, 2018

Six members attended the Berkshire Championships this year. The results were as follows:

  • Richard scores 572 and came 3rd in the visitor category and 4th overall
  • Steve A scored 568 and came 4th in the visitor category and 5th overall
  • Alex scored 498 and came 14th in the visitor category
  • Chris King (in his first ever competition) scores 487 and came 15th in the visitor category

  • Jodie scored 524 and came 2nd in the Ladies U16 visitor category

  • Eric scored 212 and came 2nd in the Gents Longbow category

Well done to all archers!

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By: online.services | November 23, 2018

The Junior rankings were announced, recently and our Jodie came 14th in the country!

Even better than that, she was 2nd in the U14 category.

Well done Jodie!



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By: online.services | October 27, 2018

A couple of weeks ago I rashly decided to pop up to the Kendal field shoot.  Rash only because the weather report was not good.  Sure enough, the day started wet, and got wetter.  Getting back to where I was staying on Saturday night, took a lot longer than it should have done, as the road was under 2 feet of water.


Anyway, after the first day, somehow I was placed 1st, and then after the second day I came 4th overall in the recurve section.  Gerald was also there and came 2nd in Gents Compound.


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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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