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.
The club can be exceptionally proud of the event that we hosted this weekend. In total we had 140 archers, 7 judges, 17 club members and of course our caterers, sponsors and spectators - so around 200 people.
We have been planning the event since February, since agreeing to host it in November last year. Many people have helped to plan and build the course and prepare the venue and then provide support on the day:
Peter, Maurice, Jo, Steve, Geoff, Ian, Kosila, Mark, Susie, John, Rob C, Rob A, Peter, Gary, Terry, Alex, Bill, Richard, Brian, Gerald, Hazel...sorry if I missed anyone...!
We had a fantastic team of judges:
Tony Tideswell (head judge), Paul, Lee, Tony, Pam, Chris, Richard
Richard, Jodie, Steve and Alex went up to Lilleshall this week. Alex and Jodie had won their in their class at the summer metric competiition in 2017. The prize was a coaching session with a UK level coach.
We left at 6am, to arrive just before 9am at Lilleshall. Their coach was Lloyd Brown - AGB, Coaching Development manager. The session was fantastic - Lloyd started by saying that he couldn't coach them in a conventional way, as this was a single session - so he wanted to teach them some vital aspects of archery, so that they could go home and work to become better archers.
The lessons were very informative - and could help us all - I'll do my best to paraphrase...