8th/9th July: Field Archery competition
We held our annual field shoot at the weekend, combined with both the Hampshire and English Field Archery Championships. The event was a great success and the club received many compliments - about the course itself and also about our catering, cakes, ice lollies - the lot!
Seventy-four archers attended, shooting a mixture of American flatbow, Barebow, Compound, Compound as Longbow, Longbow, Recurve and Tradtional. Five juniors shot the course - all girls - so Jodie, there is no excuse next year.
I think that the team can be incredibly proud of a successful event - we had about 12 members assisting this year, along with the Whitchurch scout groups (tea + cake) and Duncan brought in one of his workers to help cook the huge amount of food that was consumed over the two days. The only negative comment I heard was that, due to the colour of Duncan's trousers, it looked like he was not wearing any when seen from the top of the course 🙂
If you haven't yet shot at the Warren, or seen the field event, then make sure you do next year - it's your club's biggest event, and we should all see it in action! Mark took some fantastic photos; see the photo section.
We also had 5 members shoot this year, results as follows:
In gents recurve:
Richard came 5th overall and 2nd in Hampshire
Steve only shot one day (Sunday) but on Sunday ranked 8th overall and 4th in Hampshire
Bill came 10th overall and 1st in Hampshire
David came 12th overall and 2nd in Hampshire
Eric came 13th overall and 3rd in Hampshire