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:
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.
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...
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.
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.
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...
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.