OVERTON BLACK ARROWS

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 

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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 | October 15, 2018

No news generally means we've all been busy.


September saw a number of members competing, including:

  • Steve Baker getting very wet at the Waterside HAA champs, where he shot a FITA 1440.  He didn't win, but was almost the last man standing the the terrible conditions and came 7th
  • David, Steve A, Alex, Steve B, James and Hannah competed at the Alton & Fourmarks Windsor shoot, and came back with a few medals:
    • Steve B was 2nd in Gents compound
    • Steve, James, Hannah won bronze in the family competition
    • Alex was 3rd in Gents Recurve
    • Steve and Alex bronze in gents recurve
    • David arguably did the best by winning Wine, chocolates and sweets in the raffle.
  • Richard competed at Swindon and narrowly missed his 3rd master Bowman score

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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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By: online.services | August 25, 2018

This month we held two have-a-go sessions; one at Micheldever and one at St. Mary Bourne.

Both were a great success with kids and adults alike trying the sport.  Here is a pic from Micheldever, where we were delighted to have Peter back from his Op.

 

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By: online.services | August 06, 2018

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.


  • Steve came 6th in the Gents recurve category
  • Gerald came 2nd in Compound unlimited
  • Gloria (Mrs Gerald) came 1st in ladies recurve

Thanks to the THWAC team for a great shoot.

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By: online.services | July 24, 2018

Last weekend saw various activities for the club:


Swindon Supermarine:

  • Jodie Buckner shot a Double Metric 122-40m on Saturday and got a Recurve Silver medal.
  • Gerald, Steve Baker, Mark Davies and Richard Buckner all shot a double WA720 on Saturday.
    • Richard Buckner got a Recurve Bronze medal on Saturday
  • Gerald, Steve Baker and Richard Buckner also shot a WA1440 on Sunday
    • Richard Buckner a visitor Recurve Gold medal.
    • Steve Baker got a visitor Compound Bronze medal
    • Gerald got a Dorset and Wilts Compound Bronze medal


Micheldever have-a-go:

Geoff, Steve, Alex and Eric ran the Micheldever have-a-go session on Saturday.  We had a surprise guest - Peter came along with Eric and Cindy to join us, and...

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