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Newsletter
National Field Archery Society
Newsletter
General Secretary: VACANT
Membership Secretary: Mr Richard Dobson, 48 Muirfield Way,
Mansfield Woodhouse, Mansfield, Notts
NG19 9EH, England. Tel: 07971 162404
www.nfas.net
Photo: Alex Tyler
2012 National Champs, Arley
Hall, Cheshire
November/December 2012
NFAS
President’s Letter
VOLUNTEERS I HAVE recently been taken to task over the Committee’s stance on the Cocking Aid proposal. It has also been
Officers
President
Mr Nigel Bell
18 Roman Road
Stockton Heath
Warrington WA4 6DX
Tel: 01925 601149
[email protected]
General Secretary
VACANT
Treasurer
Mr Mike Cobban
80A Blakelow Road
Macclesfield
Cheshire SK11 7ED
Tel: 07775 624388
[email protected]
Membership Secretary
Mr Richard Dobson
48 Muirfield Way
Mansfield Woodhouse
Mansfield
Notts NG19 9EH
Tel:07971 162404
[email protected]
Newsletter Editor
Ms Carol Flavell
20 Queens Drive
Buckley
Flintshire CH7 2LJ
Tel: 01244 546891
[email protected]
Field Officer
Mr Dave Fuller
Tel: 01768 88621
[email protected]
Coach Training Co-ordinator
Mr Bernie Britton
Tel:01270 766792
[email protected]
Shoots Organiser
Mr Lewis Chuck
Tel: 01332 841931
[email protected]
Webmaster
Mrs Jo Cane
[email protected]
Safety Advisor
Mr Rob Williams
[email protected]
CRB Administrator
Mr Bernie Britton
Tel: 01270 766792
[email protected]
Child Protection Advisor
Mr Ian Buckley
Tel: 07841 519300
[email protected]
Shop Administrator
Mr Scott Ball
4 Coronation Avenue
Sandiacre
Nottingham NG10 5ER
Tel: 07432 720574 (before
9pm)
[email protected]
Trophies Administrator
Mr Richard Cope
Tel: 07773 438381
[email protected]
Copyright © National
Field Archery
Society Ltd
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stated that the Committee is only there to do the membership’s "bidding".
On the second poin,t we are elected to run the Society in the interests of its members, and we are entrusted
to make decisions on behalf of the members in accordance with NFAS’ Constitution. This does not mean that we
have to hold ballots on every single decision made by the Committee.
If the membership does not think we have made the correct decisions then the Constitution sets out that an
Extraordinary General Meeting can be called. This EGM would then be used for a vote of ‘no confidence’ in either
the whole committee or individual committee members. But if some or all of the committee are sacked then
somebody else will need to step forward to fill the vacant positions.
So what about the Cocking Aid proposal? Well let’s just have a look at how it may affect the rest of the
Society, even though “Shooting Style” proposals can only be voted on by those eligible archers who predominantly shoot that bow style.
The proposal would require every club putting on a shoot "scrutinise" the crossbow archers’ equipment. This
would consist of purchasing a chronograph and a set of grain scales. Then someone from that club would need to
check all bolt weights and speed check the crossbow bolts through the chronograph. If the shoot organisers
failed to do this they might be considered liable if there was an accident involving illegal, unchecked equipment.
At championship events we, the organisers, would need to set up a scrutineering bay where all crossbow competitors would need to have the same checks. So where would we get the personnel to do this? Also, who would
carry out the 'on course' checks? Would the proposers be willing to do it for us? Personally, I doubt it, but you
never know.
The Committee strongly believes that the crossbow should be held in the same regard as every other bow within the Society. If a crossbow archer is not capable of safely drawing and letting down his/her crossbow, he/she
should purchase lighter equipment which he/she can manage.
We also believe, as previously stated, that safety issues and excessive target damage will increase significantly. Many clubs have expressed concerns on all of the above, and have stated that they would consider banning
crossbows at their events if the rules were to be changed. So in the interests of "fostering and promoting" the
sport of Field Archery, which is our 'remit', we have to study the effects of any "injurious" proposals, irrelevant
of class, that may affect the rest of the Society. And as I stated at the beginning of this piece, it is then up to
the Committee to make decisions within our rules and constitution on behalf of the membership, to the best of
our ability and beliefs.
THE National Champs has caused much discussion this year, and many proposals and ideas have been put forward
to change its fortunes in future years. One of the best ideas is to ask any clubs that feel they have the facilities to host the Champs to come forward and contact the Field Officer, Dave Fuller, who can then visit to see if
the venue is suitable. (See Dave’s written criteria on page 17.)
I WOULD like to take this opportunity to thank Andrew Knott for his
inspirational guidance and unwavering commitment over the past four plus
years and to wish both Andy and Alex every success in the future and
lots of 'chilled out' evenings and weekends.
The fact that no one has come forward to take up his position is alarming but understandable as he is a hard act to follow.
SO THAT’S nearly the end of my ramblings for this issue, but I would
like to add this: If you put a proposal forward to change something in our
society, please regard the following:
1. Is it workable and practical?
2. Are you, as the proposer, committed enough to get involved in the
application of the changes and not lumber it onto the Committee to
administer and police?
3. Have you considered the effect on the Society generally? See the bigger picture!
Have fun , stay safe.
Nigel Bell.
NFAS President
Line cutters
What counts... and what
doesn’t!
If the arrow shaft cuts into the
outer edge of the line, the higher
score counts.
Scoring zone
Arrow
NO
Scoring zone
YES
Arrow
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Scoring zone
Arrow
YES
Scoring zone
Arrow
YES
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CONTENTS
6.
7.
8.
Obituary
Coffee Break - Quiz
Tea Tent Tales - Hollow
Tree Field Archers
Targets and Tantrums Part
Three: Mr Fixit
Noticeboard
Letters
Committee Noticeboard 1
Committee Noticeboard 2
Coffee Break - Horoscope
NFAS Stock List
Archery in the Movies;
NFAS Order Form
Bows, arrows and kitchen
sinks... What do you carry
with you on a field shoot?
Crossbow cocking aids
proposal - Chris Aston
2012 National Championships
Individual Results
2012 National Championships
Team Results
Club funding - Colin Bonfield
Shoot Reports
Competition Winners
Shoot Dates
Shoot Contacts
12.
13.
14.
15.
17.
18.
19.
20.
22.
24.
28.
34.
36.
38.
49
50.
62.
Calling all budding journalists...
Do you have any articles you would like
to see in print? If so, please send them
to the Newsletter Editor, details on
page three, when they will be considered for the next available issue.
Scoring:
Arrow
Inner
(Kill)
Outer
(Wound)
1st
2nd
3rd
20
14
8
16
10
4
On some targets a bonus
of four points is on offer if
the spot/ inner kill/pro ring
is hit with the first arrow
only, ie 1 for 20 becomes
1 for 24, but a 2 for 14
stays as a 2 for 14.
Do not remove arrows
before scoring has been
completed.
NFAS peg shooting order:
1st
2nd
3rd
Adults
Red
White
Blue
14 & 15
White
Blue
Blue
12 & 13
Blue
Yellow
Yellow
U12
Yellow
Yellow
Yellow
U9
Orange Orange Orange
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Location, Location, Location...
RECENTLY the question was asked as to the locations of the National
Championships over the years and, more recently, the 3D Championships.
After many attempts Harry Boyce came up with the goods and gave us the
information of each and every Championship since its inception in 1973, or
1998 in the case of the 3D Championships.
So with thanks to Harry, I give you the following...
National Championships
1973 Arley, Worcs (1st
Champs)
1974 Rhondda, South Wales
1975 Mansfield, Notts
1976 Chessington, Surrey
1977 Delamere, Cheshire
1978 Ross on Wye, Hereford
1979 Edwinstowe, Notts
1980 Westbury, Wilts
1981 Rufford Forest, Notts
1982 Trentham Gardens, Stoke
1983 Broadstone Warren,
Sussex
1984 Lount, Leics
1985 Padiham, Lancs
1986 Hodnet, Shrops
1987 Meriden, Warwicks
1988 Bishops Castle, Shrops
1989 Ombersley, Worcs
1990 Somerford, Cheshire
1991 Bispham Hall, Lancs
1992 Compton Bassett, Wilts
1993 Brampton Bryan, Shrops
1994 Aberford, West Yorks
1995 Ashcombe, Devon
1996 Cannock Chase, Staffs
1997 Finsthwaite, Cumbria
1998 Canterbury, Kent
1999 Wyre Forest, Worcs
2000 Belvoir Castle, Grantham
2001 Broadstone Warren,
Sussex
2002 Haverthwaite, Lake
District
2003 Bovey Tracey, Devon
2004 Clifton Wood, Yoevil
2005 Hulton Park, Lancs
2006 Thoresby, Notts
2007 Usk, South Wales
2008 Meriden, Warwicks
2009 Meriden, Warwicks
2010 Gaddesden, Hemel
Hempstead
2011 Ledbury, Hereford
2012 Arley Hall, Warrington
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
3D Championships
Dunkeld, Scotland
Dunkeld, Scotland
Trentham Gardens, Stoke
Woodhall Spa, Lincs
Cockermouth, Cumbria
Clumber Park, Notts
Otley, West Yorks
Shepton Mallet, Somerset
Spetchley, Worcs
Gunnislake, Tavistock
Arley Hall, Warrington
Osmaston, Derby
Greythwaite, Lake
District
Osmaston, Derby
Osmaston, Derby
Harry Boyce
The Editor reserves the right to edit any
correspondence received.
The NFAS Newsletter is the bi-monthly magazine for the National Field Archery
Society written by members for members.
The views and opinions expressed by the members/contributors in the Newsletter do
not necessarily represent those of the NFAS or its Committee.
PLEASE KEEP THE MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY UPDATED OF ANY
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Obituary
Dave Worsdall
IT IS with great sadness that I have to announce the passing
of Dave Worsdall, a much loved member of Hanson Bowmen.
Many of you may know Dave as “Mr Magoo” or “the big man”,
but one thing for sure, there was never a dull moment when
Dave was around. You could always tell Dave was about; all you
had to do was follow the moans and groans.
Dave used to shoot compound, but swapped to crossbow due
to a bad back, yet despite this he did all he could at work days
up at the wood.
I think one of the best stories of Dave which truly showed his
personality was when we were shooting around Shipley, one of my first few shoots. Dave
was still shooting compound at the time and we came to a short shot of a beaver. The rest
of the group shot whilst Dave was trying to find the picture. Dave came up to the peg,
shot and walked away confidentially. My dad (Chris) turned round to Dave and said: “Mate
that’s a stump”. Dave stood there and said: “Oh, begger”, and walked over to the white peg.
He shot again, went to walk off when Chris said: “Dave, that’s the other stump”. At this
point we were trying not to giggle. Dave then walked to the blue peg, shot and said: “That’s
it you begger. I’ve got you this time.” Chris turned round to Dave and said: “That’s the
third stump.”
The rest of the group couldn’t hold it in anymore, we
just burst into laughter. Dave never saw the down side
to anything, only the upside.
Dave had a heart of gold and did whatever he could
for anyone.
Sleep well mate. We will all miss you deeply x
Emily Smith
on behalf of Hanson Bowmen
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Coffee Break Quiz
Compiled by George Hampson
14. In which county is Cheddar
Gorge?
15. Six is the lowest type of
what?
16. What is another name for
the Woodbine plant?
17. Who wrote Lord Jim?
18. St Albans started and
Bosworth finished which hostilities?
19. Which bird has the Latin
name Troglodytes?
20. In London, where is Poet’s
Corner?
6. Holmfirth
7. Gorilla
8. A railway station
9. Brazil
10. The Durand Line
1. In what year did Country and
Western star Johnny Cash die?
2. What is the heraldic name
for the colour red?
3. What is the medical name for
brittle bones?
4. Who played the harmonica in
the theme tune for Last of the
Summer Wine?
5. Who composed the music for
Last of the Summer Wine?
6. Name the town used as the
location for Last of the Summer
Wine?
7. What type of animal is a
Silverback?
8. Grand National Terminal in
New York is the largest what?
9. Which is the largest coffee
growing country in the world?
10. What name is given to the
border between Pakistan and
Afghanistan?
11. Into which sea does the Volga
flow?
12. Which is the oldest known
city?
13. In the cartoon Scooby Doo,
what breed of dog is Scooby Doo
assimilated to?
Answers below
George Hampson
Poulter Guys Bowmen
1. 1993
2. Gules
3. Osteoporosis
4. Tony Philpot
5. Ronnie Hazelhurst
Test yourself with this General
Knowledge quiz set by George
Hampson...
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11. Caspian
12. Damascus
13. A Great Dane
14. Somerset
15. A perfect number
16. Honeysuckle
17. Joseph Conrad
18. War of the Roses
19. Wren
20. Westminster Abbey
Tea Tent Tales:
Hollow Tree Field Archers
by Moira Hodgkinson
YOU’VE forgotten what?’ Lucy raised her eyebrows and
tried to keep her exasperation in check. She had been on
shoots and forgotten to take her lunch. She knew people
who had left their walking boots behind or maybe even their
arm guard. But the bow itself?
How could something so essential to the day be the one
thing he’d forgotten to bring? Some people really are clueless, Lucy Green sighed. As part of the host club, she was
manning the admin tent for the morning. At least this guy –
she looked at the booking sheet again – Alan Johnson, had
managed to arrive early enough to realise this essential
piece of kit was missing before it was too late to do anything
about it.
‘We can lend you a club bow if you like,’ Lucy told him. ‘I’ll
get my dad to sort you something out.’
‘Cheers love.’ Alan managed to look suitably chastened and
fumbled about in his pockets for the shoot fee. Lucy called
out to her father, who was standing over by the bacon
buttie marquee.
‘You’ll turn into a bacon buttie if you don’t watch it, old
man!’ She knew that comment would have him dashing over in
a flash to give her a bit of verbal. Before he had a chance to
swallow the mouthful of food he was chewing, Lucy held her
hand up and quickly explained Alan’s situation. The two men
exchanged a few words, for some reason finding it highly
amusing that they were both named Alan, and ambled off
together discussing man-things in animated tones.
Lucy soon forgot about them as she started handing out
score cards and taking shoot fees from the other archers
who were gradually arriving in dribs and drabs.
The sky was clear and it looked like it was set to be brilliant day with good camaraderie, decent catering provided by
the local WI and, despite the chill in the air earlier that
morning, it was really starting to brighten up.
Lucy felt herself brightening up too, with a flash of red in
her cheeks as Callum, another member of her club, walked
into view talking with a group of four or five others. She
could just make out their friendly voices but not the words.
As she watched a huge uproar of laughter came from the
small crowd and almost everyone in the admin area turned to
see what all the fuss was about. Lucy smiled as she realised
Alan Johnson now had a longbow in hand and must have been
the butt of the joke for leaving his own at home.
Lucy had been a member of the club for years but had only
recently started to be noticed by others, for so long she
had only ever been Alan and Janine’s daughter. Now she was
sixteen, pretty and – oh no, he was coming over! Callum didn’t
look happy, however.
‘Where’s your dad?’ he asked gruffly. ‘He’s given that idiot
someone else’s bow.’
‘Is there something wrong?’ Gav Pridham, their club chairman, strode into the admin tent with two marshalls, John
Banks and Joan Wallace, close behind. Gav was a tall, burly
man with a fiercely dark goatee that made him look severe
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though his overall nature was mild and gentle.
‘Alan Johnson, from Cedar View Club, turned up without his
bow. Turns out our Alan went off to get him a club bow. But
look at that!’ As one the gathered crew turned to look at
Alan. They looked back at each other and then back at Alan.
A much larger crowd was starting to gather round the open
space by the marquees and time was getting on. A couple of
late comers, a father and son, hurried over to the desk and
Lucy broke away from the others to take their money and
issue them with score cards.
‘It’s Brian and Adam Blake,’ The man told her gruffly, her
first rude punter of the day. ‘You’ve given me the wrong
cards.’
‘Sorry,’ Lucy muttered, ‘I was just a bit distracted.’ The
conversation behind her was starting to get heated and as
she continued to check off her list of who had booked in and
those yet to arrive, Lucy caught the gist of what was being
said.
Alan Johnson had walked off towards to the lock-up with
her dad, Alan Marshall, to see about the loan of a club bow.
Alan J had been caught short so Alan M said he would dig
out something suitable and that he would leave the club bow
leaning up against Alan J’s car for him. Alan J, returning
from his comfort stop, had seen the bow waiting for him,
marvelled at what high quality and make it was for a club
bow and sauntered off with it quite happily, proudly displaying to his circle of mates his bow-for-the-day.
Looking at him with that bow now, however, it was obvious
to everyone in the club that Alan J of Cedar View was not
holding a club bow or one that had ever belonged to Alan M
or anyone else associated with Hollow Tree FA. Nor had anyone seen Alan M since then to check with him what was
going on.
Callum’s voice - like silky dreams to Lucy’s ears - floated
over the crew loud and clear. ‘It’s a really nice bow, but it’s
not one of ours.’ He folded his arms and the gathered men
stood around mumbling for a few more minutes before Gav
decided enough was enough.
‘Come on, let’s get this shoot started. I’ll ask who it belongs
to - there must be somebody wondering where the hell they
left it.’
‘Lucy, I take it nobody’s been asking at the desk?’ Callum
asked. Lucy shook her head.
‘Good morning everyone!’ Gav was like a master of ceremonies, striding confidently up to the front of the crowd,
standing on a little stool to be seen above the sea of heads,
his voice ringing out clearly as he went through the procedures for safety and lunch. They were having a shootthrough, which pleased the WI ladies as it meant they wouldn’t have a sudden rush of customers all at once. Gav had no
response from his queries about the bow Alan J had picked
up so it was agreed that he would shoot it for the day and
then leave it with Hollow Tree for its owner to pick up.
Continued on page 10...
The shoot got underway with no further ado and the crew
strolled around the course marshalling, chatting to other
archers and generally making a note of and raking for lost
arrows.
At the admin tent, Lucy and a few others spent the day
chatting to the archers who dropped by to say hello on their
way past, scoffing cakes and drinking coffee from the WI.
It seemed like everyone was getting on fairly well and the
number of people complaining about long-shots or difficult
targets were hugely outweighed by people who were having a
great day and couldn’t miss a thing.
The large standing deer’s head had come off again, but
they’d half-expected that, it was an old and well-used target. This would normally be the sort of thing John and her
dad were hanging around for, but as she hadn’t seen him
since much earlier in the day, Lucy supposed he must still be
out on the course as normal.
The first of the archers came back with their score cards
at around quarter to four, and by half-past Lucy was part of
a small team double-checking the maths, organising score
cards and compiling a list of winners. She smiled when she
saw a few of them come in, people she knew who had done
well or had seen earlier in the day moaning and now had reasonable scores on their cards.
Joan Wallace called out raffle ticket numbers and then the
winners were announced for the differing shooting styles,
with Gav’s booming tones as Joan handed out the medals. A
good day was had by all and thanks were given to the WI
ladies for their catering, and all the crew of Hollow Tree for
their help in putting on the day.
The small admin team Lucy had been with all day were busy
again, this time putting things away and slowly dismantling
the stands.
‘Well, ladies, thanks for your help earlier with the bow.’
Alan Johnson wandered over, laughing and smiling as he laid
the longbow across the table. ‘It’s been a pleasure shooting
with this today, whoever it belongs to.’
‘We still haven’t had anyone claim it, you know,’ Gav replied,
picking up the bow and turning it over in his hands. ‘No idea
where Alan got it from for you though. I’ve never seen it
before.’
‘Hmm, where is he anyhow?’ Alan asked. ‘I wanted to say
thanks but I really must be getting on. I’ve got an hour’s
drive ahead of me.’
‘Well, glad you enjoyed it mate. See you again!’
The crew carried on packing away some of the gear and piling things into the heavy crates and boxes they used for
storage. Lucy picked up a large box and grunted softly; it
was heavier than it looked.
‘Here, let me take that for you.’ John Banks took the box
and started to walk away, calling back over his shoulder for
Lucy to follow him so that she could undo the padlock on the
lock-up.
‘About time.’ Alan Marshall was sitting on the floor of the
lock-up among the dust and cobwebs and was surrounded by
an array of bows, arrows and boxes of gear. John put the
box down on the floor and gave him a hand up.
‘I’m starving. Who on earth locked the door on me?’
‘Have you been in here all day, Dad?’ Lucy didn’t want to
laugh, not out loud at least. ‘All day in an oversize storage
box and the first thing you think of is your stomach!’
‘It’s all right, I had the spiders for company.’ Alan pulled
one out of his hair and threw it at his daughter, who
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squealed and ran back outside into the fresh air.
‘What happened, mate?’ John asked. ‘And where did that
longbow come from?’
‘What are you talking about? I came in to get a club bow
and the door shut on me before I’d managed to find anything
half-way decent. I just wish somebody had heard me banging
to get out. Poor Alan!’
‘That’s it though, he found a longbow leaning up against his
car. Shot a storm with it. And I have to say, it’s a nice bit of
work.’
‘Well, he didn’t get it from me,’ Alan said, brushing away
dust and dirt as they headed back to the admin area. ‘I
barely got through the door before it closed on me.’
‘Then where did it come from?’
Callum, Gav, Joan and Lucy were waiting for Alan with a cup
of hot tea and the WI had been true stars unpacking some
of their goodies to provide him with a last-minute bacon
buttie and a cake.
He looked over at the bow in question and sure enough it
was fabulous to look at, apparently a marvel to shoot with,
and he shook his head with a sigh.
‘So, who do we think this belongs to, then?’
‘It’s not marked,’ Gav told him. ‘Never seen it before and
nobody claimed it, so you tell me. I don’t know of a single
person who’d be willing to part with a decent bow like that
and not own up to it.’
‘Old Pete would’ve done.’ Alan said.
‘Old Pete, haven’t heard that name for a long while, rest his
soul.’ Gav frowned, holding his hand out for the bow. He
turned it again in his hands, running his fingers up and down
the silky wood. ‘A sad day when he passed over. Giving away a
bow like that would be right up his street.’
‘Who’s Old Pete?’ Lucy asked.
‘The most honest and true gentleman archer I ever had the
pleasure of knowing,’ Gav told her, fondly recalling the man.
‘It must fifteen years or more since he died. He was at a
shoot once with a bunch of guys and somebody’s longbow
snapped. Pete lent the guy one of his spares. As luck would
have it, that bow broke too at the next target. The guy was
gutted – not only at breaking his own bow but now he’d done
it to Pete’s as well. But Pete, he just smiled, said it was a
shame but these things happen. Then he went back to his
van and pulled another bow out for the bloke to shoot. You
wouldn’t believe it if you hadn’t been there, but the third
bow broke as well!’
‘You’re making this up.’ Lucy folded her arms and pouted.
‘No, I’ve heard this story before,’ John Banks said. ‘Didn’t
Old Pete lend him yet another one?’
‘He did,’ Gav confirmed with a chuckle. ‘And he wasn’t bothered about the broken ones either, just shrugged it off and
said he was just happy to help. Heart of gold, that man.’
For a few seconds the Hollow Tree Field Archers stood in
silence, Gav still running his fingers over the mystery,
unclaimed longbow. It was slightly gnarled and knotted along
the length, self-nocked, just the sort of bow Old Pete would
have treasured. But where had it come from?
He put the bow back down carefully and got back to the
task of helping everyone pack up for the day. ‘Hey! Put that
down Lucy, you’ll do yourself an injury.’
‘You’re right, Gav.’ She grinned and held out the heavy box
she had picked up. ‘Give me a hand taking this lot back to the
lock-up, Dad.’
Moira Hodgkinson
.
Targets and tantrums!
Part Three: Mr Fixit
by Mark Jones, Excaliber Archers
DURING my experience of repairing and rebuilding
targets I have always been willing to try out new
products. One such excellent product is a
polyurethane glue called ‘Titebond’.
My good friend Tony Weston from The Archery
Company gave me a small sample tube to try out
with the comment of: “I know you will give me an
honest opinion as to how well this stuff works.” Is
my reputation for speaking my mind that bad? Ok,
it is, I admit it!
The following week we shot at a local archery
club called Oakwood Bowmen in Suffolk. Lying in
their container was a Komodo Dragon with the
usual problem of the feet having been broken off
the front legs. It was badly shot out and broken just what I am looking for! I offered to take the
target and try out the Titebond to see how well it
would repair this target.
Firstly the legs were
pinned back into shape
with strong wire. It
was pinned up through
the foot and through
the elbow joint.
Lashings of black insulating tape came in
handy too! Titebond
was then squeezed
into the gaps and in
the areas shot out. It
was then left to cure
(go off).
Surplus glue was cut away using the plug saw and
a final finishing with sandpaper.
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Some of
the kill
lines were
lost during the
repair so
my way of
reinstating them
is using a
curved
wire heated with a blow lamp, run this around the
grove of the kill area and it burns away the surplus
glue making the kill area crisp and clear again.
The target was then repainted using spray paint
and acrylics - and lo and behold an almost invisible
repair has been made.
As you can imagine, there were several happy
bunnies - firstly me for doing a pretty good job,
secondly Oakwood for having a new reusable target, and of course The Archery Company who could
now confidently sell a product that has been
proven to work…..
Tips when using Titebond
THE glue has the consistency of runny honey, so it
is best to only fill a small area at a time. Laying
the area to be filled horizontally helps stop surplus glue running out of the area you are working
on.
The glue expands considerably to a cream
coloured foam when drying, so use small amounts
at a time and build up an area gradually. This foam
can be cut off and sanded to any shape when completely dry, therefore making it ideal for reattaching ears, mending horns or repairing splits and
tears.
Another thing to remember is the glue curing is
temperature sensitive so is best used at 50 degrees
farenheight or above. If the glue does not cure correctly it will crystallize and not set properly.
When the glue has been trimmed and sanded it
can painted easily with emulsion, acrylic and spray
paints.
I have used Titebond on all makes of targets
including Elevens, SRT, McKenzie, Fransbogen,
Deltas and Rineharts, all with equal success.
Fourth and final part in the next issue...
Noticeboard
I AM writing on behalf of Whitby Company of
Archers to appeal to the generosity of companies
who supply archery equipment.
This year our Wolfshead Field Archery Club was
approached to host a day of archery at our field
course; it was for a group of Royal Marines who
had been wounded in Afghanistan and are in the
area to recover from their wounds.
It was arranged through North Yorkshire MIRT
and involves the men trying out different sports
for confidence and team building purposes.
These archery days (there have been three in
total) have been an enormous success and we are
continuing them in the coming year, with nine
more groups planning to visit the course.
We thought it would be a nice idea to give one
of the Marines a special Christmas present of a
bow and arrows for him to use in the future. The
Marines have found archery to be the “highlight
of the week” to the point where a couple of them
have gone away and joined clubs on the back of
the experience.
In short we are looking for a supplier to donate
a bow and arrows for us to give as a present;
there can be a picture and follow up report in the
way of publicity for the supplier.
Also if anyone can help with spare equipment for
the Marines to use on future visits it would be
much appreciated.
If anyone is able to help in this quest please
contact Ian Thomson, Club Secretary, at
[email protected] or phone 07952 021876.
Zöe Rhucroft
Press Officer
Whitby Company of Archers
tions and distances on a 20 acre overgrown quarry.
Facilities are basic but we do have car parking
and a couple of chemical toilets with soft toilet
paper for the ladies.
Unfortunately, Keith Moran’s infections remain
suppurating so we advise that you bring your own
sandwiches and flask of stuff as currently there
is no way any of our members would pass the Food
Handling certification without soaking them in
100% bleach overnight.
Full details of who we are and where to find us
can be found on our website at www.kingslynnfieldarchers.co.uk
We look forward to recycling your lost arrows on
eBay in the near future. A small shooting fee is
charged to cover the cost of soft toilet paper and
antiseptic lotions for Keith Moran!
Contact the KLFA Secretary (Dictator) Colin
Bonfield on 01485 570286 or email
[email protected]
Colin Bonfield
King’s Lynn Field Archers
KING’S LYNN FIELD ARCHERS
GREETINGS fellow bowbending, pile punishing
target trashers from your brothers in the King’s
Lynn Field Archers (KLFA).
Our little field archery club has now been in
operation for a year and our members have now
been de-fumigated, slimmed down, elocuted and
taught some basic manners regarding bowel function. We are now in a position to receive guests...
We shoot Three Dimensional Targets (3Ds)
every Sunday and Wednesday at our excellent
shooting ground near Pentney, King’s Lynn, with
plenty of opportunity to shoot at various eleva-
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YOUR LETTERS
The Editor reserves the right to edit all correspondence.
perhaps nearer to home than
a staggering 5ft 3" 1/2, and I
The Mediterranean Loose
the Mediterranean, so why not
too have suffered at the hands
I HAVE long wondered about
allow it in our society?
of tall course setters.
the rules that insist on the
For example, at a local shoot
Mediterranean loose in various
Larry Baker
classes.
Green Meadow Bowmen earlier this year, all I could see
from the red peg
I have been in
Hi all
was a pair of ears
archery for well
I’M FAIRLY new to the sport (about two years), and I
on a 3D Deer.
over fifty years and
just love it.
Declining an offer
for over thirty
It’s full of friendly, helpful, mad characters and
from Gaz Tyler to
years shot with finbeautiful
locations.
Add
to
that
the
mystical
business
"lift me up", I had
gers using the
of
Barebow
Instinctive,
shooting
at
plastic
animals
(oh
to shoot from the
Mediterranean
yes, we are mad) in all weathers and you have a heady yellow peg.
loose.
mix. Oh, the joy when your first arrow hits exactly
We could do with
However, some
a minimum height
text books from the where you have been looking!
1950s put forward
I have been struggling with a couple of difficulties gauge reading "5ft"
Forever on
and explained the
though, which could easily be helped (for many of us)
Flemish loose as an by some simple additions. I know this will ruffle a few Tiptoes....
alternative, and a
Gordon the Gnome
fletchings, but here we go.
few archers chose
Ye Olde Delph
Lost arrow location – The addition of a “Line Post”,
to use it.
Bowmen
perhaps ten feet behind some targets (maybe white
The Flemish loose
and three foot high) in line with the back of the cen(for those who don’t
Dear Editor
tre of the target and the red peg would save hours
know) uses only two
I USED to buy
(collectively) of searching and a few lost arrows, and foam sheet ‘skins’
fingers; the index
even the odd straying into another target line!
finger above the
from a company in
Which
club
shoots
can
I
reach
next
month?
–
The
nock, the middle finWolverhampton
addition of the county after the name of the club on which no longer
ger below. What’s
the objection to this ‘Shoot Dates’ in the newsletter and online would be so exists.
helpful to those of us who don’t yet know and/or can’t These ‘skins’ are
in the NFAS? Can
somebody explain? remember which clubs are within travelling distance. used by some clubs
As for the
(I am still learning that I am missing some.) There are to make targets.
Mediterranean
We use them for
so many clubs – they all know where they are, but I
loose, what some
making waterproof
don’t.
archers now use; the Well hugs and kisses – keep up the good work
target faces for
index finger above
the winter. We are
Clive Metcalfe (Kent)
the nock but only
running low and now
resting on the string and pointrequire a new source. Can anyDear Ed
ing towards the target, in my
body
AFTER reading 'Your letters'
opinion only resembles a true
give me a contact that may be
in
the
Sept/Oct
newsletter,
I
Mediterranean loose, it’s more
able to help us.
am
in
full
agreement
with
Ali
like using two fingers under.
Andy Millard
Le-Mar... I too am a shortie,
It also seems to me that the
Ratpack Field Archers
although much taller than Ali at
origin of the Flemish loose is
[email protected]
Anonymous letters will not be accepted for publication. However, your name can be withheld
at your request. Please send letters via email or post to the Newsletter Editor, details on
page three.
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Committee Noticeboard No 1
Change to NFAS’ Safety Policy
FROM the publication of this Newsletter, NFAS’
Safety Policy is amended as shown below. The Safety
Policy forms part of the NFAS Shooting Handbook,
which is better known simply as the ‘rule book’.
Safety Policy
The National Field Archery Society (NFAS) exists to
foster and promote Field Archery in all its forms.
The General Committee of the NFAS will carry out
the affairs of the Society with due respect for the
environment and the health, safety and welfare of its
Members and others who may be affected. The
NFAS is committed to the promotion of best practice
amongst its membership and as such will take steps
to communicate this and ensure that all Members may
draw from the experience of others. The NFAS will
devise and maintain systems to achieve its aims and
comply with the law. Where appropriate the NFAS
will consult and involve the Membership. All Members
have a responsibility for safety and the Society
depends on the compliance of individuals to ensure
these safety standards are met.
Because a bow and arrow (including a crossbow and
bolt) is a lethal weapon every member of the Society
is responsible for ensuring that she/he shoots safely.
All members are expected to intervene and take constructive action where she/he identifies unsafe situations caused by another archer or a course.
Any proposed change to NFAS’ Rules or Constitution
that has the potential to increase the lethality of any
bow and/or arrow (including a crossbow and/or bolt)
or, in the opinion of the Committee, has other detrimental safety implications is to be treated as being a
change to the Safety Rules and will therefore be
subject to veto by the Committee as provided in Rule
7.2 of the Governance Rules of the Constitution.
The constitutional process for making the change
to the Safety Policy
This change has been made following legal advice.
The Committee has used the powers vested in us
under NFAS Constitution and has voted in favour of
the change to the Safety Policy using Standing Order
Procedures. This Procedure is set out in clause 6.1 of
the Constitution. It allows the Committee to introduce a change to the rules which comes into force
from when the change is published in the NFAS
Newsletter. This change to the rules will remain in
force until eligible members vote to accept or reject
it. The Safety Policy is part of the ‘rule book’ and
therefore covered by the Standing Order Procedure:
this has been confirmed by legal advice.
The revised Safety Policy will be debated at the
next Annual General Meeting and then will be voted
on by eligible members in the normal manner by postal
or web based vote. This process has been validated
by legal advice. Now that we use postal/electronic
voting there is no longer a requirement to vote for or
against any motion at the next AGM.
The intention is for this Newsletter to arrive
before the AGM on 24 November 2012, so that it can
be debated at this meeting. If for any reason the
Newsletter is delayed until after the AGM, the
Standing Order Procedure means that debate and
voting on the change will need to be delayed to the
following year. This again has been confirmed by
legal advice.
The necessity for changing the Safety Policy
The Committee has serious concerns about any proposal to change our Society’s rules that we believe
poses a significant safety risk. The Officers of
NFAS have an obligation to ensure the safety of our
members.
This is made clear in the old and amended NFAS
Safety Policy which states “The General Committee
of the NFAS will carry out the affairs of the Society
with due respect for the environment and the health,
safety and welfare of its Members and others who
may be affected.”
As many of you will know, the law is particularly
fierce around safety issues and as Committee members and directors of NFAS Ltd we could be in the
line of fire if a court action was ever brought as a
consequence of a safety issue. The Committee felt
so strongly about this issue that we sought legal
advice.
The intention of clause 7.2 of the Constitution is to
allow the Committee to be able to veto a proposed
rule changes which the Committee sees as a genuine
safety risk. The amendment to the Safety Policy
clarifies the position to make it clear that clause 7.2
applies to any proposal causing a safety issue, regardless of whether this is a change specifically to the
Safety section of the rule book or to any other section of the rule book. At the same time the modification of the Safety Policy continues to ensure that
the Committee’s right of veto only covers safety
issues. This approach safeguards the interests of
the membership so that the Committee could not
have a broad veto on general changes to the rules
that the membership wanted to instigate.
Andrew Knott
NFAS General Secretary
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Committee Noticeboard No 2
Primitive fibreglass
ON THE second day of the Nationals I received a
complaint about a fibreglass bow being shot by an
archer competing in the primitive class.
I was expecting the dispute to be about whether a
horsebow contained fibreglass underneath its leather
covering. Instead, I was shown a modern fibreglass
bow with ‘Samick’ in big letters down the limbs. It
didn’t look very primitive to me!
The archer shooting it had a copy of the definition
of the primitive class already printed out, ready for
any challenge he received. The primitive rules state
that “a primitive bow is a bow made using natural
materials only, although synthetic glues, finishes and
string may be used in its construction”. The archer’s
argument was that the fibreglass used to make the
limbs was an “artificial finish” and so allowed by the
rules and the wooden limb cores fulfilled the requirement for natural material only.
After some argument and being told that he could
not shoot the bow in primitive class, he agreed to
shoot in hunting tackle. It was claimed that the rules
needed to be ‘clarified’ to remove this uncertainty. I
entirely disagree, but it does illustrate that people
can attempt to interpret rules in ways that were
never intended.
It is crystal clear to me that a ‘finish’ means something like a varnish or a leather covering, not one of
the essential materials that gives a bow its power.
What amazed me was that the archer told me that
he had regularly been shooting similar fibreglass
bows in primitive style. This should not be happening.
And in case you are wondering, horsebows with
leather covered fibreglass limbs are not genuine
primitive bows either. There are genuine composite
horsebows which can be legitimately shot as a primitive bow but these are normally very expensive to
buy and very time consuming to make (or so I am
told).
Andrew Knott
General Secretary
Signing Off Beginners
FOLLOWING a number of complaints, I would like to
remind Coaches/Club Officials the importance of their
actions when signing off beginners.
Before being signed off a beginner should be assessed
to ensure they fully understand the rules and are safe
and competent to attend an open shoot without putting
themselves or others at risk.
If your club does not have a qualified coach or an official who is willing to sign off beginners at your club,
then you should seek the assistance of a coach at a
nearby club. Should there be any doubt that a beginner
does not meet all the criteria required, they should not
be signed off.
Remember, when you sign an archer off you have a
responsibility and duty of care to the archer you are
signing off and your fellow archers.
When signing off new archers please ensure that the
correct membership form is used ie 12/13 for this year,
and that the form is completed correctly.
Forms with incorrect and missing details cause extra
work for the Membership Secretary and will delay the
receipt of the full membership card for the archer.
We are also being advised of newly signed off members attempting to book into shoots before receiving
their full membership card. Members are NOT eligible
to shoot until they can produce a full membership card
and clubs should not accept any entrants without a full
membership card. Failure to follow this procedure correctly may render the NFAS insurance for your shoot
null and void.
Bernie Britton
Coach Training Co-ordinator
Online Membership Renewals
WE ARE intending to provide an Online Membership
Renewal facility from January 2013. This will be for
existing members only.
Further announcements will be made via the website.
Jo Cane
NFAS ‘Webby’
Team entries for the National Championships
FOR AN archer to qualify as a member of a team at the
National Championships they must be registered with
the NFAS Membership Secretary as a member of the
club they are to shoot for.
This must be no less than 90 days prior to the first
day of the National Championships taking place.
If the criteria above has not been met the team will
be disqualified from the team competition.
NFAS Committee
National Championships options
AN OPTION for future National Champs (for discussion at
the AGM) will be to give NFAS clubs the opportunity to
host the Champs event.
Any clubs who are interested will first of all have to meet
the following criteria:n A minimum of 75 acres of walkable and accessible woodland;
n Parking for up to 400 vehicles;
n An area of hard standing for the admin portacabins and
marquee;
n Adjacent water supply;
n Camping facilities for around 50 tents, 20 caravans and
10 mobile homes would also be preferable.
A decision has yet to be made about whether to adopt
this approach, but if any clubs are interested, please contact Dave Fuller, the Field Officer.
Dave Fuller
NFAS Field Officer
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Coffee Break
The Field Archers’ Horoscope
by Moira Hodgkinson
Welcome to the end of the year and many thanks for
reading the Field Archers’ Horoscope. I have been
delighted to find so many of you letting me know that
you are regular readers and a surprising number of you
have found it to be uncannily accurate. Thank you for
the feedback and support, I hope you have enjoyed
reading this as much as I have enjoyed writing it.
Scorpio
A little pick-me-up might be just what you need over the
next couple of months as you have been very busy and
barely had a minute to breathe lately. You can relax a bit
over the winter as you won’t be at quite as many shoots
and can spend time relaxing and enjoying your creature
comforts.
Lucky charm – the eye of Horus.
Sagittarius
You are about to take a leap of faith, Saggie, by reverting back to an old style you haven’t shot for ages. Maybe
this will be as simple as going back to your old sights or
perhaps you fancy a change of bow. Whatever you do, it
will pay dividends and bring lots of enjoyment, allowing
you to recapture your love of archery all over again.
Lucky charm – the hand of Fatima.
Capricorn
What happened? You were supposed to be improving on
your personal best remember? December is one of your
most favourable times of year and the stars are shining
in your direction, but just remember it’s not about the
winning, it’s taking part that counts.
Lucky charm – the pentagram.
Aquarius
The National Champs did you proud, well done! Just
beware of letting it go to your head or you will be disappointed on November 20th. Oh, hang on, that’s a Tuesday.
Beware of disagreements with work colleagues in that
case. Better still, call in sick and avoid the hassle!
Lucky charm – the Mexican eye.
Pisces
You need a new pair of soft leather gloves you can shoot
in or you will end up complaining at the end of year. Make
sure you spend plenty of time networking over the next
month or so as new connections will be made and solid
friendships begin to form that will take you in new directions.
Lucky charm – a silver sixpence.
Aries
You may find it difficult to fit in as many shoots as you
would like over the next couple of months and even your
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regular practice routine is about to be interrupted with
mundane matters. Your weekends are starting to fill with
other activities that are unavoidable and not nearly so
much fun.
Lucky charm – a peacock feather.
Taurus
You have been doing better with your scores of late but
still need a lot more practice in order to get your scores
up. You will perform better and work harder to beat your
PB very soon and with the pressure of the Champs off
the boil, there is plenty of time for practice, improvement and enjoyment.
Lucky charm – a horseshoe.
Gemini
November is a very lucky month for you, Gemini, with
love, relationships and finances all doing well. The new
moon on the 13th indicates that practice around this time
will put you in a winning position.
Lucky charm – Maneki-Neko (the golden Chinese cat with
the waving paw.)
Cancer
New financial commitments are favourable at this time so
it might not be a bad idea to invest in some new equipment or a course of training. You will be tempted by the
seasonal goodies around this time so it might be advisable
to stay clear of the bacon buttie wagon or make sure you
stride vigorously round the courses to walk it off.
Lucky charm – a four leaf clover.
Leo
You are already planning your list for the guy in the red
hat and you know he always checks it twice so be a good
girl, make sure your significant other sees said list and
look forward to a festive season spent in the garden with
your brand new shiny arrows and a pretty new engraved
leather arm guard.
Lucky charm – white heather.
Virgo
You will be at your best in the first week of December
with lots of potential for great shots, great scores and
great company. Your technique will be strong, putting you
in a good position to beat your key competition.
Lucky charm – apache tears.
Libra
You are going to have a great session at the practice
bosses towards the end of December and this will carry
on once you get to the targets. Well done Libra, looks like
you’re doing well overall so don’t be disappointed if you
lose a few arrows in the snow and mud.
Lucky charm – a seven-spotted ladybird.
National Field Archery
Society
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Barebow do it naked
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ARCHERY IN THE MOVIES No 25
"WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN"
(2011 USA & GB)
Starring: Tilda Swinton, John C Reilly, Ezra Miller
Director: Lynne Ramsay
WITHOUT doubt this is a rather disturbing movie
but nevertheless, a compelling and absorbing one.
Tilda Swinton plays the anguished mother of a very
troubled son whom she tries to bring up in the normal
way. However the boy soon shows his alarming psychopathic tendencies to her by way of various
unpleasant incidents.
The boy’s father and sister seemingly are unaware
of the boy’s behaviour despite mother Swinton’s
experiences with him. They are inclined to think that
Mom is exaggerating the whole thing.
The archery comes in with a vengeance at the climax of the movie and that’s all I can tell you for
I do not wish to give away the ending.
A drama definitely worth seeing - and there are some notable acting performances.
David Hastings
Cut along dotted line
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Bow, arrows and kitchen sink …..What do
you carry with you on a field shoot?
by Rob Jones
IN FIELD archery you are on your feet walking
a course from 10am until 4-5 pm, sometimes
longer. Depending on what the terrain is like,
carrying lots of kit can be very tiring. Some
archers travel light, others carry everything
but a kitchen sink.
I guess I'm somewhere in between. At a normal shoot or when practising at the wood,
besides my bow and the arrows in my quiver I
tend to carry a tube of spare arrows on my back
(shooting wooden arrows, it’s always useful to
have a few spares, and in wet weather you can
keep the spares dry). Whilst it’s no Batman utility belt, I do carry a few bits on the belt:
n A small first aid kit for bites and scratches
which includes plasters etc. It has been used on
many occasions for patching up other archers
who have decided to try and chop their finger
off whilst extracting arrows from tree stumps
or have sliced it open when a carbon arrow has
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snapped. I’ll mention no names but you know who
you are!
n Add to this a water bottle or mini thermos
flask if it is cold;
n A whistle for emergency signaling. This is on
a retractable key ring along with an arrow puller
(very useful for giving you a better grip on
arrows when drawing them from a 3D or target
boss);
n A multi-tool;
n An arrow rake in my quiver for finding those
arrows lost in the undergrowth;
n I often carry some snacks in the quiver
pouch (the main bag for drinks and sandwiches
is normally left at central spot) and a spare finger tab etc;
n If the weather isn’t great (like most of this
summer) I carry a small pac-a-mac that I can
put on to keep me dry. I think I might have to
start carry a brolly if the weather carries on
being this wet!
Unlike some other archers I don’t carry a
knife to dig arrows out of trees or stumps; I
find an old flat headed screwdriver works just
as well. It also means I’m less likely to cut off
one of my fingers when extracting the wayward
arrow from some tree that moved across the
target as I release (always amazes me how
many trees seem to move in to protect a target
when I’m shooting).
To round it off I’ll have a metal detector in
the car along with a kit box for spare strings
etc. I quite like the small backpack that can
double as a seat which I’ve seen appearing at
shoots, but knowing me I would forget to pick it
up.
I know a few people laugh at how much I carry,
but others have been grateful when I have been
able to lend them a finger tab, patched them up
after cutting themselves or got the pliers out
to retrieve a wayward pile from tree stump.
So what do you carry when out shooting?
Thanks for reading.
Rob Jones
Crossbow cocking aids proposal
By Chris Aston
Following the proposal made by Chris Cox to allow the use of cocking aids for crossbows in NFAS, Chris Aston
wrote the following article in response. The committee has decided to share this information with all members
ahead of the upcoming AGM...
Crossbow Cocking Aids - Proposal from Chris Cox
Exact wording of proposal:
Delete the following words the rule Crossbow (XB)
“No cocking aid, other than a foot stirrup is permitted”
Simply deleting these words wouldn’t be enough. The proposer needs to define which type of cocking aid he
wants to be permitted under the proposed XB rule change. This will open-up another area for debate as to
which type of cocking aid is best suited for use in competitive field archery.
Add the words to the rule Crossbow (XB)
“Crossbow bolts must not weigh more than 500grn”
If we do the maths, a 500 grain bolt at 300 fps will generate around 100 ft/lb of KE at the “muzzle”. Under
the existing XB rules a 175lb crossbow shooting a 400 grain bolt generates 80 ft/lb KE (manufacturer’s figures) – which experience has shown is already near the limit of the stopping-power of a part-worn layered
foam target butt.
What are the benefits of your new proposal?
A cocking aid reduces the risk of personal injury to the Archer, reducing the physical strain of cocking. It
also eliminates the risk of finger injury through unlatched string slipping off the fingers.
Learning to shoot a crossbow should be treated like learning to shoot with any other type of bow i.e. start off
with light equipment, learn the techniques and gradually build-up the strength needed to handle heavier draw
weights.
There is little risk of injury providing the beginner is adequately instructed in crossbow handling techniques
by a competent person and he or she is using a draw weight that they can cock (and un-cock) by hand without
undue strain.
It’s likely that even experienced archers will struggle to master crossbow handling techniques if they don’t
start with a light poundage crossbow (e.g. 90 to 125lbs for adults, 40 lbs for under 18s).
On the subject of draw weights, there is no real need to shoot a heavy draw-weight crossbow. The 2011 and
2012 3D Championships were won with 125lb crossbows – with scores equal to those of the winning compound
limited archers.
It arguably improves accuracy which in turn improves safety.
Using a cocking aid will improve the accuracy of a crossbow because it ensures perfect string alignment. It
also reduces the cocking effort by around 50%.
Using a cocking aid improves safety? – Possibly, but only by lessening the likelihood of a miss-fire caused by
an archer not being strong enough to handle their equipment safely, or in other words if the archer is overbowed.
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It provides a mechanism to safely un-cock the crossbow.
If a cocking aid is allowed then yes, it can be used to un-cock the crossbow. But how safely it can be done
depends on the archer’s ability, eg how would someone manage using one hand?
Crossbow performance is limited, exceptionally high poundage crossbows excluded by the 500grn bolt weight
limit combined with the existing arrow speed limit which will control the maximum performance of the crossbow and limits the KE to that of a 75lb Compound Bow.
What does the proposer mean by “Crossbow performance is limited”? The wording is ambiguous.
The proposer’s comparison of crossbow performance versus a 75lb compound bow is misleading. Weight-forweight, speed-for-speed, because of its shorter length (on average 1/3rd shorter than a 30” arrow used by a
compound bow archer) it’s significantly easier for a crossbow bolt to pass completely through a layered foam
target butt – especially in wet conditions.
The proposed rule change (500 grain max bolt weight) could increase crossbow bolt KE by up to 25%, thus
increasing the risk of dangerous pass-throughs (due to higher residual KE). The increased KE and momentum
(hitting power) could also make it more difficult to remove crossbow bolts from 3D targets, with an increased
risk of target damage.
Easily policed unlike a draw weight limit any club can verify compliance with the rules using a Chronograph and
a grain scale.
Because it’s a safety issue, every crossbow and crossbow bolt should be checked at every Open Shoot – this
would be unworkable.
Allows those carrying injuries currently shooting with dispensation to compete and extend the competitive life
of older archers.
From this point of view there may be a case for creating an additional XB ‘Limited’ classification for those
archers who, for whatever reason, are unable to cock a crossbow by hand. Allowing the use of a cocking rope,
linked to a maximum draw weight limit (150lbs?) or a reduced arrow speed limit (250 fps?) could be a way forward (limiting arrow speed would be the easier option to monitor).
Conclusions
I’ve tried to be objective with my comments – but my personal opinion is that allowing cocking aids would be a
step too far for the existing XB classification. I am strongly against Chris Cox’s proposal for safety and
sporting reasons.
The use of cocking aids will encourage the use of heavier weight crossbows and bolts which will have a negative impact on all aspects of safety in the field.
From the sporting point of view all good crossbow archers know that cocking the bowstring even fractionally
off-centre will destroy accuracy. Cocking a crossbow by hand is the virtual equivalent of ‘finger-shooting’ with
a vertical bow; accuracy depends upon the archer’s skill in drawing and anchoring the bowstring in a consistent
manner.
For all NFAS archers – regardless of their bow style – the draw, pulling the full weight of their bow using
their fingers, forms the foundation of a good shot. It is one of the defining features of the sport of archery.
But use a cocking aid and crossbow shooting becomes something other than archery.
For these reasons I am fundamentally against changing the existing NFAS XB style rules.
Chris Aston
NFAS Xbow Shooting Member
(Independent)
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2012 National Championships
Arley Hall, Cheshire
15th & 16th September 2012
Photos by Alex Tyler
(unless credited otherwise)
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Sat
AMERICAN FLATBOW
Gents
Chris Robson
Wyre Hall
Phil Licence
Hanson
Roger Toone
Hanson
John Allen
Wyre Hall
Bruno Rouschmeyer Ind
Stephen Hall
100 Yard Club
Andy Betts
Artemis
Dan Melladay
Spirit of Sherwood
Garfield Thomas Green Meadow
Tom Clarke
Severn Valley
Nigel Downs
Salamander
Paul Nicholas
Paget de Vesey
Jason Peach
Severn Valley
Paul Colley
Spirit of Sherwood
Bryon Allen
Long Eaton
F Russell French Ind
Ian Jones
Hanson
Roland Bee
100 Yard Club
Michael Thomson North Lakes
Keith Dale
Cheshire Oak
Mark Allen
Tendring
Simon Chivrall
Fleet Ibex
Julian Larkworthy Long Eaton
Mike Cullen
Black Eagle
Liam Currie
Tendring
Phil King
Paget de Vesey
John O’Rourke
Blue Arrows
Chris Hodgkinson Albion
John Corkhill
Bowderyn Vannin
Ladies
Sarah Parker
Fleet Ibex
Rosalyn Grayson Wyre Hall
Mandy Smith
Hanson
Lesley Sleight
Bowderyn Vannin
Harriet Downs
Salamander
Kim Armitage
Salamander
Johanna Norton
Fleet Ibex
Alison Coley
Pride Park
Mary Todd
Wyre Hall
Lynn Dickason
Green Meadow
Lynn Bishell
Pride Park
Tammy Constance Albion
Moira Hodgkinson Albion
Sarah Bacon
Hanson
Helen Vance
Severn Valley
U16 Boys
Mike Melladay
Spirit of Sherwood
Sebastian Sabo
Wasp
Sun
Total
672
652
682
612
660
634
612
664
622
652
538
564
592
586
586
584
488
494
586
508
500
470
542
486
402
446
484
392
370
636
636
578
638
584
602
596
540
582
542
618
576
530
502
502
502
570
508
402
442
422
426
342
398
442
396
354
342
268
1308
1288
1260
1250
1244
1236
1208
1204
1204
1194
1156
1140
1122
1088
1088
1086
1058
1002
988
950
922
896
884
884
844
842
838
734
638
556
548
494
474
496
520
414
448
444
376
272
268
294
270
202
534
436
438
418
390
340
424
328
324
286
316
316
238
234
202
1090
984
932
892
886
860
838
776
768
662
588
584
532
504
404
712
464
680
454
1392
918
U16 Girls
Emily Smith
Kate Meeson
Bethany Macey
U12 Girls
Phoebe Stirland
Hanson
Artemis
Hanson
492
436
366
482
386
292
974
822
658
Albion
386
250
636
Black Country
728
Severn Valley
698
Ind
702
Fleet Ibex
726
Black Country
644
Nemesis
636
Castle Bowmen Denbigh
686
Roy Mundon
Black Country
658
Keith Sheil
Ind
644
Ben Hussey
Ballands
646
Matt O’Flynn
Artemis
628
Roger Stokes
Black Country
606
Michael Kirkman Owlet Hall
640
Richard Manning Foxhill
660
Martin Greenway Forest of Arden 666
Michael Chambers XX Archers
562
Mike Smith
Long Eaton
592
Steven Tomkins
Long Eaton
620
Norman Dixon
Ind
572
Mark Harrison
Pride Park
540
Rob Simpson
Wasp
528
Adrian Harding
Black Arrow
610
Robin Beal
Cheshire Oak
556
David Owen
Castle Bowmen Denbigh
560
Daniel Entwhisle Long Eaton
536
Chris Smith
Hanson
550
Stephen Huntingdon Lyme Valley
534
John Fletcher
Black Country
530
Simon Powell
King’s Heath
532
Ben Hearne
Excaliber
574
Evan Surman
Artemis
524
Larry Hood
Lyme Valley
480
Jack Pearson
Orion
536
Geoffrey Potter North Lakes
500
Ian Whitty
Artemis
516
Paul Whitehurst Wasp
504
Steve Farrer
Bowderyn Vannin 342
Bob Morris
Ind
524
Roger Sleight
Bowderyn Vannin 500
660
686
670
640
690
686
1388
1384
1372
1366
1334
1322
614
642
644
634
638
640
598
564
548
620
578
542
560
584
584
492
536
1300
1300
1288
1280
1266
1246
1238
1224
1214
1182
1170
1162
1132
1124
1112
1102
1092
516
540
510
524
528
516
470
508
490
430
444
418
358
336
-
1076
1076
1060
1058
1058
1048
1044
1032
970
966
944
934
862
678
524
500
BAREBOW
Gents
John Greensil
Ivor Briggs
Robert Cook
Tony Parker
Dave Wassell
Graham Holmes
Dewi Owen
29
Ladies
Lynn Ellingworth Ind
Trish Jones
Excaliber
Marlene Toomer Ballands
Kath Harrison
Pride Park
Nikki Carroll
NA Laoch Dall
Marion Griffiths Paget de Vesey
Jo Sullivan
South Wilts
Elaine Sellors
Ind
Vicky Baggaley
Ind
Sarah Twomey
NA Laoch Dall
Emma Whitty
Artemis
Jennie Vaughan-Jackson
Ballands
Katie Harding
Black Arrow
U16 Boys
Benjamin Straw
Black Arrow
Tom King
Paget de Vesey
Otis Smith
Ind
Ryan Barratt
Paget de Vesey
U16 Girls
Natasha Hood
Lyme Valley
Christine Lange
Hanson
Jade Huntingdon Lyme Valley
U12 Boys
Samuel Powell
King’s Heath
Connor Munroe
Redoubtables
Jacob Whitty
Artemis
U12 Girls
Emily Noble
Long Eaton
636
624
636
572
536
504
486
526
462
448
354
648
606
582
520
446
466
456
404
438
440
500
1284
1230
1218
1092
982
970
942
930
900
888
854
438
430
372
286
810
716
636
564
550
536
592
448
434
412
1228
1012
984
948
560
444
470
502
404
310
1062
848
780
526
452
484
358
382
318
884
834
802
600
460
1060
BOWHUNTER
Gents
Trevor Walter
Roy Gwilliam
Martyn Cotterill
Steve Jenkinson
Dave Sherratt
Martin Cane
Alan Dennis
Mark Haynes
Tony Haynes
Paul Farr
Philip Wells
Bob Maguire
Trevor Borrington
Tyler Davis
Antony Reeves
Paul Odell
Phil Nadin
Dave Haynes
Manzoor Ashraf
John Henson
Kevin Gordon
Eric Willetts
Ladies
Jill Haynes
Sam Gascoigne
Angela Struthers
Ann Fuller
Helen Harris
Lynn Ball
Samantha Haynes
Jill Broome
U16 Boys
Jake Danby
Tom Farr
Jack Coley
Zachary Ball
Luke Haynes
Joseph Booth
Oliver Booth
U12 Boys
Aiden Parker
Leo Reeves
Cameron Ball
Harry Maguire
U12 Girls
Laura Haynes
Green Meadow
798
Foxhill
708
Hanson
692
Wasp
754
Clayton Woodsmen 664
Severn Valley
660
Lamberts Castle 686
Hanson
686
Pride Park
658
Green Meadow
660
Ind
694
Ind
706
Hanson
634
Albion
614
Thornbury
634
Severn Valley
598
Wasp
614
Pride Park
606
Foxhill
586
Wasp
530
Lyme Valley
506
Ind
340
734
696
708
606
692
694
642
636
652
642
598
560
618
616
568
604
576
516
526
534
-
1532
1404
1400
1360
1356
1354
1328
1322
1310
1302
1292
1266
1252
1230
1202
1202
1190
1122
1112
1064
506
340
Pride Park
Spirit of Sherwood
Forest of Arden
Foxhill
Long Eaton
Yorick Bowmen
Hanson
D W Longbow
688
670
688
630
604
584
430
326
682
632
518
548
558
530
376
316
1370
1302
1206
1178
1162
1114
806
642
Wasp
Green Meadow
Pride Park
Yorick Bowmen
Hanson
Ind
Ind
730
702
708
666
704
542
584
656
672
638
678
618
464
294
1386
1374
1346
1344
1322
1006
878
Fleet Ibex
Thornbury
Yorick Bowmen
Ind
752
704
648
632
768
704
608
468
1520
1408
1256
1100
Hanson
516
492
1008
852
796
816
776
808
800
794
782
774
704
784
742
680
620
816
808
782
774
740
748
734
736
718
786
666
702
654
566
1668
1604
1598
1550
1548
1548
1528
1518
1492
1490
1450
1444
1334
1186
782
786
748
686
662
696
770
716
688
688
644
608
1552
1502
1436
1358
1306
1304
674
714
1388
COMPOUND LIMITED
Gents
Owen Blackmore South Wilts
Simon Edwards
Lyme Valley
Michael Anderton Frankley Bowmen
Scott Ball
Yorick Bowmen
Mark Taylor
Artemis
Chris Smith
Ind
Martin Williams
Foxhill
Paul Wooliscroft Artemis
Ken Penrose
Green Meadow
Pete Bullock
South Wilts
Simon Henshall
Lyme Valley
Shel Cowles
Ind
Robert Hickey
Yorick Bowmen
Mark Phillips
Forest of Arden
Ladies
Ruth Lochlea
Arrow Storm
Jane Hunt
Lyme Valley
Liz Holmes
Nemesis
Helen Surman
Artemis
Mary Hargest
Severn Valley
Lesley Wason
Ind
U12 Boys
Mitchel Parker
Fleet Ibex
30
CROSSBOW
Gents
Peter Hough
Colin Pearson
Chris Aston
Dave Worsdall
James Rigler
Mike Williams
Charlie Watters
Paul Provins
Sean Quelch
Paul Marshall
Kenneth B Titley
Jim Metcalfe
Daniel Smith
Derek Fuller
Kenneth Foyle
Ladies
Kay Marshall
Rachael Smith
Barbara Morris
U16 Boys
Thomas Dobson
Cheshire Oak
Severn Valley
Ind
Hanson
XX Archers
Cheshire Oak
Hanson
Hartspring
Avalon
Bicton
Audley Parish
Bowbrook Archers
Lyme Valley
Foxhill Bowmen
Redoubtables
876
830
830
806
782
802
746
784
762
780
742
762
750
658
618
860
882
854
822
824
802
856
800
820
784
792
768
762
686
684
1736
1712
1684
1628
1606
1604
1602
1584
1582
1564
1534
1530
1512
1344
1302
Bicton
Lyme Valley
Hollywood
642
658
462
754
732
544
1396
1390
1006
Spirit of Sherwood 766
836
1602
794
814
802
804
758
732
702
630
770
744
750
716
722
680
616
602
1564
1558
1552
1520
1480
1412
1318
1232
654
612
632
572
634
568
600
540
436
-
1222
1212
1172
1008
634
676
660
578
704
642
484
1380
1302
1062
FREESTYLE
Gents
Chris Pleasants
Ballands
Scott Stanbury
Artemis
Richard Green
Noak Hill
Mike Cobban
Oakridge
Paul Kelly
Oakleaf Bowmen
Mike Charlesworth Tavistock
Hugh Stalker
Westcott
Ian Dicken
Oakridge
Colin Vaughan-Jackson
Ballands
Phil Wilson
Severn Valley
John Newton
Westcott
John Lardner
Westcott
Geoff Kelly
Oakleaf
Ladies
Penny Cox
Ballands
Peny Kennedy
Lamberts Castle
Sally Cammann
Tavistock
HUNTING TACKLE
Gents
Warren Potier
Bowmen of Bude 620
Paul Meeson
Artemis
658
Bernard Todd
Wyre Hall
616
Allen Grayson
Wyre Hall
586
Michael East
Centaura
590
Michael Smith
Lyme Valley
616
Mike List
South Wilts
588
Peter Hume
100 Yard Club
616
Peter Taylor
Hollywood
594
Tony Vowden
Ashcombe Valley 570
Stephen Hepburn Hawk Archers
562
Bob Tate
Wolverine
572
Terry Windsor
Cranmore
532
J Stewart Bartram Castle Bowmen Denbigh
560
Colin Bonfield
King’s Lynn
542
Les Bilbrough
Wyre Hall
578
Brian Piper
Ind
532
Roger Hands
Paget de Vesey
550
Alan White
South Wilts
530
David Lyons
Hollywood
538
John Hall
Severn Valley
496
David Entwhisle
Long Eaton
498
Christopher Holland Lyme Valley
520
Kris Burgin
Ind
540
Stephen Rand
Invicta
510
Stuart Shaw
Derwynd
488
John Williams
Redoubtables
508
Felton Kelly
South Wilts
452
Gordon Crossley Sabden Fold
478
David Sanderson Ind
488
Ron Jones
Pennington
490
Mark Davis
Albion
460
Philip Peak
Ind
474
Steve Walters
Albion
410
John K Moore
Lyme Valley
420
Peter Plunkett
Derwynd
416
John Griffiths
Paget de Vesey
410
Andrew Booth
Olde Delph
440
Brian Boon
Cloth of Gold
410
Bobby Barratt
Paget de Vesey
414
Colin Fairburn
Riggwelter
364
Nick Smith
Albion
350
Bob Bassett
Ind
348
Harry Atkinson
Kendal
342
Simon Cowans
Foxhill Bowmen
284
Ray Jonak
Sabden Fold
342
Neil Bishop
Thornbury
602
Joe Wood
Warcock
576
Jamie Tattersall Sabden Fold
248
Paul Baker
Wolverine
566
Glenn Wood
Warcock
436
Mark Hall
Oakridge
Ladies
Claire Marshall
Wyre Hall
554
Sue Walker
Long Eaton
522
Rae Gulliver
Ind
484
Elizabeth Nicholas Paget de Vesey
396
Susan Mulcahy
Severn Valley
464
Sue Kelly
South Wilts
460
Mary Jones
Pennington
436
Geraldine Swayne Blue Arrows
444
Morwenna Dunstan Westcombe
420
Anita Gibson
Arms of Old
394
Julie Bacon
Hanson
384
Suzanne Chuck
Duvelle Bowmen
332
Rachel Peak
Ind
246
Carmel Bassett
Mayflower
264
Julia Baker
Wolverine
444
Eileen Pass
Oakridge
196
744
682
672
684
664
632
656
610
630
648
636
624
662
1364
1340
1288
1270
1254
1248
1244
1226
1224
1218
1198
1196
1194
630
632
584
604
580
594
582
622
612
578
556
574
596
530
574
544
534
530
542
500
562
538
540
532
492
488
482
494
442
426
386
412
344
320
478
1190
1174
1162
1136
1130
1124
1120
1118
1110
1098
1096
1084
1084
1038
1026
1022
1022
1020
1002
974
972
958
956
942
932
898
896
858
792
774
728
696
686
602
576
568
566
436
478
582
606
598
574
504
490
502
442
464
470
420
414
384
280
-
1136
1128
1082
970
968
950
938
886
884
864
804
746
630
544
444
196
31
U16 Boys
Thomas Izzard
Robert Mellor
Sam Burgin
Jack Huburn-Green
King’s Lynn
Lyme Valley
Ind
Paget de Vesey
436
394
344
300
580
560
536
386
1016
954
880
868
U16 Girls
Kaitlin Hall
U12 Boys
Joe Fairburn
Hector Dunstan
U12 Girls
Katy Burgin
Severn Valey
320
330
650
Riggwelter
Westcombe
646
384
736
568
1382
952
Ind
270
388
658
598
578
538
488
538
478
488
500
478
514
512
496
484
452
462
442
410
462
458
454
436
658
632
578
626
556
602
588
570
590
550
552
538
534
546
516
536
564
506
502
492
500
1256
1210
1116
1114
1094
1080
1076
1070
1068
1064
1064
1034
1018
998
978
978
974
968
960
946
936
442
442
412
424
366
372
406
468
462
488
466
520
474
440
910
904
900
890
886
846
846
LONGBOW
Gents
Richard Davis
King’s Norton
Ken Adams
Spirit of Sherwood
Mark Tarbuck
Robin Hood
Hoste Spalding
Broadland Bowmen
David Highfield
Co of 60
Neil Beeby
D W Longbow
Paul Harrison
Toad Hollow
Alberto Martinelli Cloth of Gold
John Rudge
Paget de Vesey
Stephen Blackhall South Cheshire
Brian Richards
Owlet Hall
Karl Tonks
Severn Valley
John Keith Harley Severn Valley
David Harrow
Albion
Hector Cole
Braydon Forest
Rick Beal
Cheshire Oak
Keith Mason
Severn Valley
Michael Ashington Longbow Heritage
Alan Beatty
North Lakes
Neil Borrington
Hanson
Richard Head
Bath Archers
Christopher Mark Lewis
South Cheshire
Robert Davies
Black Arrow
Ian Connerton
Long Eaton
Andrew Hopkinson Westcott
Duncan Chambers XX Archers
Clifford Davis
King’s Norton
Patrick Hutchinson Bath Archers
32
Paul Chapman
Duvelle Bowmen
Steve Bastyan
Lamberts Castle
David Allen
Broadland Bowmen
Alan Lippiat
Bath Archers
Graeme Horn
Wyre Hall
Ladies
Carol Pearce
Longbow Heritage
Alexandra Williams King’s Norton
Juliet Harrison
Toad Hollow
Kay-Leona Hodgkinson
Artemis
Karen Freeman
Westcott
Bela De Freitas
Black Eagle
Christine Harley Severn Valley
Tina Maguire
Ind
Sue Fenyn
Albion
Lynn Sabo
Wasp
Joanne Warriner Albion
Wendy Young
Robin Hood
Marie Blackhall
South Cheshire
PRIMITIVE
Gents
Allan Carruthers
Richard Hornsby
Jon Manners
Stan Baxter
Rob Carruthers
Lionel Rodriguez
Patrick Morrow
Brian Brown
George Spear
Mark Jones
Mick Pearce
North Lakes
Longbow Heritage
Spirit of Sherwood
Oakwood Bowmen
North Lakes
Cloth of Gold
Pride Park
Buzzard
Longbow Heritage
Frome Valley
Longbow Heritage
350
382
348
272
206
492
438
420
458
-
842
820
768
730
206
422
390
390
482
460
434
904
850
824
324
332
282
354
336
318
274
334
214
264
498
430
478
402
394
412
442
326
398
344
822
762
760
756
730
730
716
660
612
608
540
476
422
446
434
388
368
398
388
384
320
642
558
556
530
464
484
488
448
406
388
-
1182
1034
978
976
898
872
856
846
794
772
320
Ladies
Lucy Jones
Frome Valley
282
U16 Boys
Christopher Brown Buzzard
226
Joe Spear
Longbow Heritage 156
UNLIMITED
Gents
Tony Weston
Orion
Paul Little
Noak Hill
Martin Pearson
Orion
Dennis Groom
Auld Braidie
Martin Joy
Noak Hill
Christopher McHale Auld Braidie
Steve Howe
Orion
Rodney Groom
Auld Braidie
Tony Hunt
Lyme Valley
Tibor Lovasz
100 Yard Club
Trevor Vanstone Elmtree
Trevor Hayward Orion
Chris Greenfield Olde Delph
Michael Vosper
Redoubtables
Jon Bagnall
Ind
Lez James
Tavistock
Russell Bartlett
Ind
Colin Street
Ind
Ian Malcolm
Noak Hill
Simon Critchley
Avalon
Harry Boyce
Nemesis
George Titley
Audley Parish
Roger Ball
Oaktree
Steve Kernohan
Severn Valley
Gary Hart
Hawk Archers
Graham Akeroyd Foxhill Bowmen
Albert Hibbert
Dunkery
Norman McColl
Derwynd
Michael Hickey
Long Eaton
Steve Schofield Oakridge
John Rawlinson
Redoubtables
Dave Wilson
Redoubtables
Ladies
Emma Shadwell
Orion
Terri Boyce
Nemesis
Chris Hall
Ind
Karen Carter-Pearson
Orion
Heather Pearson Orion
Clare Akeroyd
Foxhill Bowmen
U16 Girls
Becky Greenfield Olde Delph
U12 Boys
Thomas Groom
Auld Braidie
Kian Bartlett
Ind
370
652
400
262
626
418
868
864
846
854
852
854
830
836
822
830
824
794
804
820
810
800
800
770
760
754
798
806
740
752
770
764
734
708
538
760
710
698
908
902
890
882
882
874
896
884
892
872
854
882
856
832
822
824
812
822
828
834
790
778
804
788
762
762
740
702
574
-
1776
1766
1736
1736
1734
1728
1726
1720
1714
1702
1678
1676
1660
1652
1632
1624
1612
1592
1588
1588
1588
1584
1544
1540
1532
1526
1474
1410
1112
760
710
698
778
778
758
842
808
802
1620
1586
1560
748
744
478
802
772
628
1550
1516
1106
654
752
1406
844
804
898
880
1742
1684
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TEAM RESULTS
AMERICAN FLATBOW TEAM
Hanson (4580): Emily Smith; Phil Licence; Roger Toone; Ian Jones
Wyre Hall (4310): Mary Todd; Chris Robson; John Allen; Rosalyn
Grayson
BAREBOW TEAM
Long Eaton (4468): Emily Noble; Mike Smith; Steven Tomkins;
Daniel Entwhisle
Lyme Valley (3870): Natasha Hood; Larry Hood; Stephen
Huntingdon; Jade Huntingdon
Artemis (3622): Jacob Whitty; Ian Whitty; Emma Whitty; Evan
Surman
BOWHUNTER TEAM
Hanson (5296): Luke Haynes; Trevor Borrington; Martyn Cotterill;
Mark Haynes
Pride Park (5148): Jack Coley; Jill Haynes; Dave Haynes; Tony
Haynes
Wasp (5000): Jake Danby; Phil Nadin; Steve Jenkinson; John
Henson
Hanson (3450): Mark Haynes; Samantha Haynes; Luke Haynes
Ind (3096): Bob Maguire; Tina Maguire; Harry Maguire
Hanson (2966): Mandy Smith; Chris Smith; Emily Smith
Artemis (2590): Ian Whitty; Jacob Whitty; Emma Whitty
NEAREST & DEAREST
King’s Norton (2106): Richard Davis; Alexandra Williams
Wyre Hall (2056): Bernard Todd; Mary Todd
Artemis (2030): Kay-Leona Hodgkinson; Andy Betts
South Wilts (1976): Felton Kelly; Sue Kelly
Severn Valley (1774): John Keith Harley; Christine Harley
Blue Arrows (1724): Geraldine Swayne; John O’Rourke
Albion (1266): Chris Hodgkinson; Moira Hodgkinson
PETER’S TROPHY
Pride Park (2216): Kath Harrison; Mark Harrison
Artemis (1788): Ian Whitty; Emma Whitty
LADIES SIGHTED TEAM
Orion (4686): Emma Shadwell; Karen Carter-Pearson; Heather
Pearson
HUNTING TACKLE TEAM
Wyre Hall (4856): Claire Marshall; Bernard Todd; Allen Grayson;
Les Bilbrough
South Wilts (4344): Felton Kelly; Sue Kelly; Mike List; Alan White
LONGBOW TEAM
Severn Valley (4024): Keith Mason; Karl Tonks; John Keith Harley
King’s Norton (3926): Richard Davis; Alexandra Williams; Clifford
Davis
Albion (2388): David Harrow; Sue Fenyn; Joanne Warriner
INSTINCTIVE TEAM
Spirit of Sherwood (4882): Mike Melladay; Jon Manners; Ken
Adams; Sam Gascoigne
Severn Valley (4828): Susan Mulcahy; Jason Peach; Ivor Briggs;
Martin Cane
Long Eaton (4436): Helen Harris; David Entwhisle; Daniel
Entwhisle; Bryon Allen
Hanson (4404): Julie Bacon; Trevor Borrington; Phil Licence; Chris
Smith
Paget de Vesey (4308): Marion Griffiths; John Rudge; Paul
Nicholas; Roger Hands
Pride Park (3938): Jill Haynes; Lynn Bishell; Patrick Morrow; Mark
Harrison
Wasp (3856): Sebastian Sabo; Paul Whitehurst; Steve Jenkinson;
Lynn Sabo
Lyme Valley (3774): Natasha Hood; Michael Smith; Kevin Gordon;
John K Moore
NON-INSTINCTIVE TEAM
Auld Braidie (6926): Rodney Groom; Thomas Groom; Dennis Groom;
Christopher McHale
Orion (6808): Emma Shadwell; Tony Weston; Martin Pearson;
Trevor Hayward
Lyme Valley (6178): Jane Hunt; Tony Hunt; Daniel Smith; Simon
Henshall
Artemis (5982): Helen Surman; Paul Wooliscroft; Mark Taylor;
Scott Stanbury
JUNIOR TEAM
Hanson (2828): Luke Haynes; Christine Lange; Bethany Macey
LADIES INSTINCTIVE
Pride Park (3238): Alison Coley; Kath Harrison; Jill Haynes
Wyre Hall (2888): Claire Marshall; Mary Todd; Rosalyn Grayson
Hanson (2542): Samantha Haynes; Mandy Smith; Julie Bacon
Albion (1974): Sue Fenyn; Tammy Constance; Joanne Warriner
FAMILY TEAM
Yorick Bowmen (4008): Scott Ball; Lynn Ball; Zachary Ball
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n NFAS’ official
photographer,
Alex Tyler, caught
in the act!
Photo: Andy Knott
Club funding
by Colin Bonfield
GREETINGS fellow bowbenders and target tormenters from the King’s Lynn Field Archers (KLFA).
Our little club, in the wilds of Norfolk, started life a year ago with half a dozen tatty 3D targets, and the same number
of tatty archers. Our cash in the bank (Keith Moran’s back pocket) totalled £8 and our immediate estimated expenditure
was £8.01p, which brings Charles Dickens’ Mr Micawber to mind.
To date KLFA have managed to successfully raise £6,705 from the following sources:
n Norfolk Community Fund - £500 ([email protected])
Most county councils in the UK have a community fund for start up projects, especially if they offer a service to the community. In our case this was free archery tuition and use of equipment.
n Kings Lynn Borough Council Sports Development Grant - £90
This grant was offered as a refund of NFAS Coaching fees. Most borough councils have a Sports Development Officer on
the staff. He directed me to additional grants within the borough.
n Borough Council - £350
As a start up and development grant primarily used for infrastructure of the club, ie storage facilities.
n Cash4Clubs - £600 (www.cash-4-clubs.com)
My contact (Jade at [email protected]) was the very helpful. This organisation was by far the easiest in terms of
submission documentation and it is run by the Betfair gambling organisation in order to put something back into the sporting community.
n Sport England (National Lottery) - £5165
At last some pay back for all of the cash I have squandered on those unlucky Lucky Dips and Euromillions tickets.
Regrettably I am prevented from using the cash on a new motorbike!
This was by far the most exasperating and tortuous way to raise cash, but on reflection most of the stress was selfinflicted by not fully reading the instructions.
I confess to having a small brain, mainly running on wooden cogs and caffeine. However, the article in the September/
October NFAS newsletter provides excellent advice for the club money man and secretary, but our Sport England application was submitted two days before I read it!
To all the financially desperate archers may I offer the following ten tips and advice?
1. Most of the information you need to complete the forms can be used for any of the grant organisations. It is repetitive
so create a document and trust to “Cut and Paste”;
2. Read and re-read the application form notes and gather all of the information before you attempt to fill in the forms.
All of the above forms are completed on line with explanatory drop down menu help;
3. Be absolutely honest in how you intend to utilise the grant as you will be required to demonstrate and account for
expenditure;
4. Take pictures of the equipment that you have purchased, with happy smiling archers in the background, as all the benefactors welcome the publicity - we have a piece on the Cash4Clubs website. Offer them this and request stickers and promotional stuff for their organisation.
5. Thank them publicly on your website and inform the local press if you are successful.
6. Get on first name terms with the grant case officer and the Sports Development Officer of the borough council as it
helps if you want to reapply for more cash. We invited ours for a free archery lesson - he was rubbish but enthusiastic!
Telephone your local county and borough council as they often run club funding courses and will put you on their database
for future funding.
7. Highlight what your club can do for the community and not what the community can do for your club.
8. Sport England works on funding a specific project with identified goals and objectives, on which you will be expected to
write an end of project report, so do not set unrealistic or unobtainable project goals.
9. Contact our very helpful NFAS Membership Secretary and ensure that your club is registered with NFAS (our National
Governing Body) before applying for Sport England grants. They will not consider you unless you have a National governing
Body registration number, and it is a key element on the application forms - and they do check so you cannot just make
one up!
10. Do not spend the money before you get it! As we did not receive all that we asked for we will be obliged to melt down
Keith’s zimmer frame if we are to afford the Rinehart 3D Blue Whale!
Most of the above is common sense, however I take comfort that there must be another club secretary out there in
NFAS land who may benefit from my ramblings.
I would be delighted to send copies of our successful completed application forms to anyone who is interested
([email protected]). I can also print out the forms to send by post if you send an A4 SAE.
Best of luck, and if any of you are in the North Norfolk area with a bow and a couple of arrows we will happily show you
how we have spent the cash and give you a ride in our new club Porsche 911, Metallic Black with tan interior and matching
bow rack!
Colin Bonfield
King’s Lynn Field Archers
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Shoot Reports
19th August - Lyme Valley Archers
THE DAY started fine and sunny but as soon as the archers where on their pegs the rain came down and made
parts of the course slippery, as many will know from our wood.
Despite this the general feeling was that everyone enjoyed the course and the day’s archery.
Thank you to all who took part and the club members who gave up their time to lay the course and marshal
on the day. Thanks also to our wonderful catering ladies who always support and provide the much needed
refreshments.
AMERICAN FLATBOW
Gents
Phil Licence
Hanson
Paul Meeson
Artemis
Roger Toone
Hanson
Ladies
Angela Kirk
Long Eaton
Ali Coley
Pride Park
Pam Brewis
Ind
U16 Girls
Kate Meeson
Artemis
Bethny Macey
Hanson
BAREBOW
Gents
Rob Cooke
Sam Bruce
Dewi Owen
Ladies
Sharon Jones
Cath Harrison
Vicky Baggaley
U16 Boys
Ryan Barratt
U12 Boys
Sam Powell
Jacob Whitty
642
624
604
448
412
392
402
376
Ind
Severn Valley
Castle Bowmen
Denbigh
664
600
Black Arrow
Pride Park
Ind
586
538
468
Paget de Vesey
502
Kings Heath
Artemis
516
446
590
BOWHUNTER
Gents
Trevor Borrington Hanson
642
Martyn Cotterill Ind
640
Dave Sherratt
Clayton Woodsmen 604
Ladies
Jill Haynes
Angela Struthers
Helen Harris
U16 Boys
Jack Coley
Cameron Toone
Luke Haynes
Pride Park
Forest of Arden
Long Eaton
612
552
550
Pride Park
Hanson
Pride Park
622
620
594
COMPOUND LIMITED
Gents
Mike Anderton
Frankley Bowmen
Ian Ross
Goshawk
Rob Hickey
Yorick Bowmen
Ladies
Karen Critchley
Spirit of Sherwood
Mary Hargest
Severn Valley
FREESTYLE
Gents
Mike Cobban
Ian Dicken
Mike Piela
Ladies
Pat Belfield
Tracey Mellor
746
682
666
616
584
Oakridge
Oakridge
Kings Heath
680
606
556
Oakridge
Oakridge
578
522
HUNTING TACKLE
Gents
Rob Moody
Audley Parish
Dave Entwisle
Long Eaton
Nick Ratcliffe
Long Eaton
Ladies
Susan Mulcahy
Severn Valley
Sue Walker
Long Eaton
Lizzy Nicholas
Paget de Vesey
572
570
568
534
478
446
U16 Boys
Evan Davis
U16 Girls
Rhianne Davis
Conisborough Castle 418
Conisborough Castle 346
LONGBOW
Gents
Jon Rudge
Paget de Vesey
Martin Camp
Severn Valley
Karl Tonks
Severn Valley
Ladies
Kay Leona Hodgkinson
Artemis
Chris Harley
Severn Valley
Wendy Young
Robin Hood
372
362
322
PRIMITIVE
Gents
Pat Morrow
Daniel Owen
Audley Parish
376
288
Ind
Orion
Oakridge
784
778
774
Orion
Ind
Yorick
764
724
616
Cheshire Oak
Audley Parish
Ashfield
752
714
712
UNLIMITED
Gents
Jon Bagnall
Trevor Hayward
Steve Schofield
Ladies
Emma Shadwell
Chris Hall
Paula Kimbley
CROSSBOW
Gents
Peter Hough
Ken Titley
John Thompson
542
536
516
Send your shoot reports to [email protected] for publication in the NFAS Newsletter
and on the NFAS Website.
Please send photos separately and NOT embedded in the text.
25th & 26th August - Toad Hollow
Toad Hollow promised archers two different days of archery over the August bank holiday, which they certainly got! The shoot started off with sunshine, which was promptly followed by some impressive downpours on
Saturday. But our guests gamely made it round the course of 36 targets, braving mud and Ian's devious
course setting.
On Sunday 123 archers battled more challenging targets in contrasting blazing sunshine and drying, sticky
mud, to a rip roaring conclusion and smiles all round.
Everyone seemed to enjoy the catering during the day, and in the evening Paul's cakes were very popular.
Toad Hollow would like to thank everyone who attended, especially those who travelled from afar to take
part, some of whom have already booked accommodation for next year!
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AMERICAN FLATBOW
Gents
Garfield Thomas Green Meadow
Paul Nicholas
Paget de Vesey
Mike Cullen
Black Eagle
Ladies
Jane Walter
Green Meadow
Anne Bye
Thornbury
Lyn Dickason
Green Meadow
U16 Boys
Roderick Jaques Ind
BAREBOW
Gents
Colin Price
Nick Hawken
Ben Hussey
Ladies
Helen Cohen-Quinn
Linda Edmunds
Pauline Wells
U16 Boys
Ben Winmill
U16 Girls
Eleanor Stanton
Beth Allen
U12 Boys
Jake Metcalf
U12 Girls
Hazel Stanton
Grace Stanton
Erin Harris
BOWHUNTER
Gents
Trevor Walter
Mike Hawkins
Paul Farr
Ladies
Jill Haynes
1224
1120
1066
1116
774
738
144
(Sat only)
Lamberts Castle
Muscovy
Green Meadow
1374
1284
1236
Ind
Muscovy
Ballands
832
828
514
Westcombe
794
Ind
Muscovy
956
434
Muscovy
1032
Ind
Ind
Labyrinth
1166
1002
794
Green Meadow
XX Archers
Green Meadow
1448
1304
1302
Pride Park
1272
U16 Boys
Tom Farr
U12 Boys
Marley Smith
Green Meadow
Ind
COMPOUND LIMITED
Gents
Ken Penrose
Green Meadow
Bob Grimshaw
Elmtree
Adrian Drew
Elmtree
Ladies
Emily Harris
Labyrinth
Sheron Vowden
Ashcombe
U16 Girls
Millie Young
South Hams
CROSSBOW
Gents
Paul Marshall
Shaun Eldridge
Phil Smith
Ladies
Rae Gulliver
Kay Marshall
U16 Boys
Liam Fry
FREESTYLE
Gents
Steve Palmer
Graeme Harris
Keith Brown
Ladies
Hilary Devaney
Lyn Potier
Kim Whitham
1194
510
1446
1428
1422
1418
976
1046
Bicton
XX Archers
Ind
1544
1472
1416
Ind
Bicton
1274
1210
Belvedere
1316
Raven
Ashcombe
Tavistock
1378
1346
598
Windrush
Bowmen of Bude
Tavistock
1020
1002
512
HUNTING TACKLE
Gents
Lee Phillips
Ind
Warren Potier
Bowmen of Bude
Eric Leeson
Ashcombe
1368
1322
1200
Ladies
Dian Kirby
Carol Eldridge
Anita Gibson
U16 Boys
Joe Vickery
U12 Girls
Jasmin Cole
LONGBOW
Gents
Ken Whittaker
Andrew Stanton
Steve Bastyon
Ladies
Bela de Freitas
Lesley Passey
U16 Boys
Alex Harris
PRIMITIVE
Gents
Bob Miles
Alam Trim
UNLIMITED
Gents
Mike Penrose
Kevin Jackman
Rob Coleman
Ladies
Gill Coleman
Angie Oswin
U12 Boys
Kian Bartlett
Ind
XX Archers
Arms of Old
1108
1076
1010
Ind
1066
Ind
394
(Sun only)
Raven
Ind
Lamberts Castle
976
968
930
Black Eagle
Thornbury
868
666
Lamberts Castle
Dragon Fly
Ballands
1232
894
380
(Sun only)
Green Meadow
Ashcombe
Dunkery
1584
1568
1542
Dunkery
Ind
1332
1136
Ind
1584
Shoot admin: You must ensure
that all archers produce a valid
membership card when booking in.
2nd September - Cloth of Gold
OUR OPEN shoot was held on a nice dry day, with 53 people turning up from as far away as Lincoln and
Sussex.
We had laid the course with double pegging on each target, and following some criticism that the Master
Hunter targets in June had too many obstructions, this time the targets were much easier to see. This didn't
prevent some of them being quite deceptive, but everyone was happy and comments included 'a good shoot',
'brilliant day', 'very good targets', and that the A and B pegs made it seem like two different courses.
Double pegging meant we needed lots of markers to show where the various pegs were and George, Brian,
Ann and Jamie did a good job with the course laying.
Thanks also to Mina and family and Sheila for the catering, and to the marshals who kept their eye on
things.
The shoot finished at about 3.30, and after that the prizes were given out. (We had to ignore a request for
the medals to be taken over to the pub!)
Thanks to everyone who came, and we hope to see you at our next shoot in April 2013.
AMERICAN FLATBOW
Gents
Russell French
Ind
Paul Cole
Bisley Bowmen
Peter McDermott Westcott
Ladies
Joyce Morgan
White Mark
Mel Roberts
Holmbush
Jill Taylor
Co of 60
BAREBOW
Gents
Dave Andrews
Peter Morgan
Aquarius
White Mark
624
586
586
522
450
414
656
616
Gary Roffey
Ladies
Linda Lehane
Sue Birch
BOWHUNTER
Gents
Phil Maher
Ladies
Gill Ryan
FREESTYLE
Gents
Richard Green
Magic Dragon
614
Havering Nalgo
Ind
500
428
Ind
680
Ind
476
Noak Hill
Doug Shaw
Hugh Stalker
Ladies
Karen Howard
Ind
Westcott
748
716
Noak Hill
548
HUNTING TACKLE
Gents
Steve Rand
Invicta
Cliff Meyer
Ind
Paul Harding
Bisley Bowmen
Ladies
Rebecca Mobey
Windrush
Karen Bond
Magic Dragon
650
562
486
474
302
812
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LONGBOW
Gents
Alberto Martinelli
616
Mike Ashington
Longbow Heritage 562
Cliff Nash
Avalon
554
Ladies
Carol Nash
Ind
338
PRIMITIVE
Gents
Ian Watkins
Stan Baxter
Fred Wentworth
U16 Boys
Kieron Lewis
Windrush
Oakwood
Westcott
594
546
526
Windrush
258
UNLIMITED
Gents
Andy Haynes
Nick Hearn
Graham Birch
Ladies
Heather Pearson
Magic Dragon
Hartspring
Totem
744
736
726
Orion
746
2nd September - Herods Wood Archers
Inaugural Shoot
74 ARCHERS attended Herods Wood Archers Inaugural NFAS Open Shoot at Bush Farm, near Saltash in
Cornwall, on Sunday, 2nd September.
The weather was overcast but in the main, dry. This was
most welcome following the wettest summer in 100 years.
During the months preceding the shoot the club had
received large amounts of donated foam and wood, which
Steve, Charlie, Tugg and Dean made into bosses ready for
our first shoot. This was a huge effort over many months,
and was key to enabling the shoot to take place.
The course was laid out around the fields, orchards, lake
and quarry of Bush Farm. Again, a huge effort from Steve,
Charlie, Tugg and Dean, both in laying the course and in
clearing the site following the shoot.
Club catering was most excellent and enjoyed by all. A big
thanks to Jan, Tugg and Kerry for all their efforts before
the shoot, especially with the home baking, and on the day.
Admin went well, enabling the shoot to start on time, and
the shoot flowed well throughout the day.
Results were announced and medals were presented by
Jan, our Lady Paramount for the day.
The shoot ended by 5pm, enabling an early journey home.
The shoot itself received some positive feedback on the
whole, along with some helpful and constructive criticism.
This has been noted and will be put into practice for our
next shoot.
Many thanks to Mr Stuart Renfree, our landlord, and
many thanks to all archers who attended. We look forward
to seeing you all again at our next shoot.
FREESTYLE
Gents
Mike Charlesworth Tavistock
Paul Medland
South Hams
Ladies
Sally Cramman
Tavistock
Lyn Potier
Bowmen of Bude
COMPOUND LIMITED
Gents
Tony Cox
South Hams
Ladies
Jennie Bellinger Bowmen of Bude
U16 Boys
Stuart Medland
South Hams
U16 Girls
Millie Young
South Hams
UNLIMITED
Gents
Alan Hearson
Lez James
Albert Hibbert
40
Barnstaple
Tavistock
Dunkery
574
410
484
298
406
480
440
394
710
674
598
BAREBOW
Gents
Chris Ackland
Nick Hawkin
Tony Young
Ladies
Helen Cohen-Quinn
Linda Edmunds
Cally Bowers
Muscovy
Muscovy
South Hams
532
504
460
Ind
Muscovy
Muscovy
402
316
242
U12 Girls
Grace Stanton
Hazel Stanton
BOWHUNTER
Gents
Trevor Walter
Paul Farr
Pasty Cain
U16 Boys
Tom Farr
Ind
Ind
400
382
Green Meadow
Green Meadow
Yelverton
578
538
426
Green Meadow
514
HUNTING TACKLE
Gents
Terry Windsor
Cranmore
Warren Potier
Bowmen of Bude
Eric Leeson
Ashcombe
Ladies
Diane Kirby
Ind
Kerry James
Ind
Rae Gulliver
Ind
U16 Boys
Franie Warner
Ashcombe
U12 Boys
Hector Dunstan
Westcombe
482
468
462
406
360
340
450
438
AMERICAN FLATBOW
Gents
Colin James
South Hams
Dave Haddon
Muscovy
Nick Davis
Barnstaple
Ladies
Jane Walters
Green Meadow
Ann Bye
Thornbury
Wendy Deane
South Hams
382
318
304
320
216
196
PRIMITIVE
Gents
Brian Brown
U16 Boys
Chris Brown
CROSSBOW
Gents
Brian Lawler
Henry Asman
Buzzard
306
Buzzard
262
Brixham
Belverdere
LONGBOW
Gents
Andrew Stanton
Paul Harrison
Mike Beare
Ladies
Juliet Harrison
Lesley Passey
Ind
Toad Hollow
Osprey
412
358
340
Toad Hollow
Thornbury
212
148
558
546
9th September - Doverdale Bowmen
Report by Ann Robins
ONCE again Doverdale Bowmen picked a glorious day for our last summer shoot. With about 80 archers everything went
well and everyone said how much they had enjoyed shooting the course, which had some very challenging targets.
The food was well received and included pork baps with stuffing and apple sauce - very popular indeed.
We were well supported, as always, by Severn Valley, our sister club from across the A449. I would like to thank everyone who helped on the day with the food and marshalling and also the course layers, who did an excellent job.
BAREBOW
Gents
Roy Mundon
Ian Simister
Bill Bradbury
Ladies
Sharon Jones
Marilyn Dandy
Sue Simister
U16 Girls
Bethany Macey
BCA
Severn Valley
King’s Heath
650
548
454
Severn Valley
King’s Heath
Severn Valley
562
506
342
HUNTING TACKLE
Gents
Roger Hands
Paget de Vesey
George Davis
Severn Valley
Barry Cheadle
Severn Valley
John Hall
Severn Valley
Ladies
Susan Mulcahy
Severn Valley
Jo Morgan
Forest of Arden
Jade Cargill
King’s Heath
U16 Girls
Kaitlin Hall
Severn Valley
AMERICAN FLATBOW
Gents
Phil Licence
Hanson
Tom Clarke
Severn Valley
Jason Peach
Severn Valley
564
542
534=
534=
426
394
380
314
638
578
510
Hanson
COMPOUND LIMITED
Gents
Mick Anderton
Frankley Bowmen
Richard Cope
Frankley Bowmen
Bob Parker
Oaktree
Ladies
Lesley Wason
Ind
Mary Hargest
Severn Valley
Maureen Parker
Oaktree
FREESTYLE
Gents
Glyn Edwards
Dylan Hopwood
Ladies
Marion Penn
LONGBOW
Gents
Richard Davis
Brian Webster
Bob Davies
Ladies
Maddie Collier
Kay Jeffs
346
750
664
654
632
610
598
BCA
Forest of Arden
684
682
Severn Valley
576
King’s Norton
578
Frankley Bowmen 522
Black Arrow
484
Forest of Arden 294
Frankley Bowmen 292
UNLIMITED
Gents
Trevor Haywood
Pete Forrester
Dave Bishton
Ladies
Emma Shadwell
Orion
Ind
King’s Heath
870
786
742
Orion
834
BOWHUNTER
Gents
Martin Cane
Trevor Borrington
Paul O’Dell
Ladies
Louise Dempster
Severn Valley
Hanson
Severn Valley
736
634
620
Oaktree
542
PRIMITIVE
Gents
Norman Lambert
Ian Blunsdon
Ladies
Sue Blunsdon
Oaktree
Windrush
470
322
Windrush
362
Forest of Arden
Ind
Hanson
818
784
656
CROSSBOW
Gents
John Annes
Chris Aston
Charlie Watters
Coaches - please inform newly signed off members not to book into open shoots
until they have received their full Membership Card - they (along with all other
archers) MUST be able to present a valid Membership Card when booking in to
open shoots.
9th September - Pines Park Archers
Report by Richard Sansom
122 ARCHERS arrived at our Sansom Wood site situated in the middle of Sherwood Forest to be greeted by
a beautiful cloudless day. Many new and returning archers from all over the country were soon booking in and
then queuing for their breakfast along with cups of tea or coffee. We managed to complete all the formalities
and get people out to peg and started at about 10.15am.
A course of 36 paper faces had been set out in our woodland, with all groups proceeding around the course
until mid afternoon. We operated a ‘shoot through’, but many archers were able to stop and take in refreshments as they passed catering twice.
Many competitors made very positive comments about the setting of a much shorter but challenging course,
getting them tuned up for the forthcoming National Champs.
Well done to our course layers and also many thanks to our team of club members who, along with all you visiting archers, made it a very worthwhile and enjoyable day.
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AMERICAN FLATBOW
Gents
Chris Robson
Wyre Hall
Paul Meeson
Artemis
Steve Hall
100 Yard Club
Ladies
Kim Armitage
Salamander
Mary Todd
Wyre Hall
Mandy Smith
Hanson
U16 Girls
Emily Smith
Hanson
Kate Meeson
BOWHUNTER
Gents
Martyn Cotterill
Roy Gwilliam
Mark Haynes
454
362
350
364
(1 spot)
364
Spirit of Sherwood 592
Forest of Arden 572
Long Eaton
538
Hanson
Yorick
572
498
Yorick
410
Hanson
384
Hanson
Lyme Valley
Hanson
600
576
554
Black Arrow
334
COMPOUND LIMITED
Gents
Simon Edwards
Lyme Valley
Mark Taylor
Artemis
Scott Ball
Yorick
Ladies
Jane Hunt
Lyme Valley
Helen Surman
Artemis
Becky Waters
Black Sheep
Lyme Valley
Hanson
384
314
FREESTYLE
Gents
Barry Withers
Artemis
BAREBOW
Gents
Jamie Smith
Robert Cook
Chris Smith
Ladies
Katie Harding
U16 Girls
Natasha Hood
Christine Lange
U12 Boys
Matthew Gascoigne
630
612
576
Ladies
Sam Gascoigne
Angela Struthers
Helen Harris
U16 Boys
Luke Haynes
Zachary Ball
U12 Boys
Cameron Ball
U12 Girls
Laura Haynes
Spirit of Sherwood 114
Hanson
Foxhill
Hanson
622
572
556
Forest Bowmen
HUNTING TACKLE
Gents
Bernard Todd
Wyre Hall
Pete Hume
100 Yard Club
Les Bilbrough
Wyre Hall
Ladies
Claire Marshall
Wyre Hall
Sue Walker
Long Eaton
Emma Thompson Albion
688
686
648
672
574
496
494
568
566
554
546
458
444
U16 Boys
Evan Davis
U16 Girls
Rhianne Davis
U12 Boys
Joe Fairburn
LONGBOW
Gents
Ken Adams
Conisbrough Castle 294
Conisbrough Castle 278
Rigwelter
480
Spirit of Sherwood 482
(1 spot)
Paget de Vesey
482
Robin Hood
460
Jon Rudge
Mark Tarbuck
Ladies
Kay-Leona Hodgkinson
Artemis
Sue Fenyn
Albion
Wendy Young
Robin Hood
438
388
318
UNLIMITED
Gents
Tony Hunt
Adrian Morley
Russell Bartlett
Ladies
Terri Boyce
Carmita Booth
U12 Boys
Kian Bartlett
PRIMITIVE
Gents
Jon Manners
Spirit of Sherwood 486
Lyme Valley
Long Eaton
Ind
752
718
710
Nemesis
Saracen
680
472
Ind
710
9th September - Whitefriars Bowmen
WHAT a perfect day - the weather was very warm
and sunny, giving plenty of dappled light in the forest
enhancing the targets.
The course was thoroughly enjoyed by all archers,
who left reflecting on the shots that they should
have got but somehow inexplicably missed.
Catering was managed by Kay and Alice, to whom we
all say a big thank you for your hard work producing
very good food - the home made cakes were very
much appreciated.
I would like to take this opportunity once again to
thank all the archers who supported our shoot, making
it another successful event at our grounds.
HUNTING TACKLE
Gents
Steve Rand
Invicta
Ken Swain
Panther
Bob Bassett
Ind
Ladies
Pam Sims
Rose & Arrows
Clair Parfit
Tendring
Carmel Bassett
Mayflower
AMERICAN FLATBOW
Gents
Richard Narey
Oakwood
John Shipp
Panther
Mark Allen
Tendring
Ladies
Theresa Hearne Excaliber
42
540
526
418
310
260
138
602
540
530
408
LONGBOW
Gents
Richard Groves
Kevin Button
Keith Sharpe
Ladies
Tina Maguire
BAREBOW
Gents
Mark Jones
Stewart Beckham
Alan Dullage
Ladies
Trish Jones
Holly Stewart
U12 Boys
Cael Hearne
Alfie Foster
Broadland
Priory
Priory
532
494
428
Ind
420
Excaliber
Tendring
Tendring
684
622
612
Excaliber
Tendring
556
258
Excaliber
Rose & Arrows
516
256
BOWHUNTER
Gents
Bob Maguire
Dave Arnold
Dave Sexton
Ladies
Karen Hawley
Olivia Morgan
U16 Boys
Keith Bruce
Ind
Rose & Arrows
Rose & Arrows
648
634
572
Orion
Totem
596
574
Whitefriaars
502
U12 Boys
Harry Maguire
Ind
592
UNLIMITED
Gents
John Howard
Phil Lovick
Tony Lovick
Whitefriars
Broadlands
Broadlands
780
740
642
FREESTYLE
Gents
Colin Markham-Lee Panther
258
PRIMITIVE
Gents
Stan Baxter
464
Oakwood
23rd September - Shipley Outlaws
WE WOULD like to thank all who turned up on what turned out to be a pretty miserable day - the admin tent
blew away so we had to take it down and finish the scoring from the back of the car.
Everyone was dripping wet and cold, so well done to those who stayed to the end.
HUNTING TACKLE
Gents
Nick Ratcliffe
Long Eaton
Craig Kelly
Poulter Guys
John Pocklington Forest Bowmen
Ladies
Nina Gill
Poulter Guys
U16 Girls
Christine Lange
Hanson
CROSSBOW
Gents
John Anness
Ron Stone
Forest of Arden
Duvelle
AMERICAN FLATBOW
Gents
Paul Meeson
Artemis
Phil Licence
Hanson
Steve Hall
100 Yard Club
Ladies
Harriet Downs
Salamander
Angie Hall
100 Yard Club
U16 Girls
Kate Meeson
Artemis
Emily Smith
Hanson
U12 Boys
Charlie Coltart
622
556
550
234
Pines Park
340
COMPOUND LIMITED
Gents
Rob Hickey
Yorick
648
Ladies
Karen Critchley
Spirit of Sherwood 554
430
766
684
630
622
490
464
414
404
LONGBOW
Gents
Mark Tarbuck
Robin Hood
Neil Borrington
Hanson
Graham Baker
Robin Hood
Ladies
Kay-Leona Hodgkinson
Albion
Wendy Young
Robin Hood
Jackie Moon
Robin Hood
FREESTYLE
Gents
Dylan Hopwood
Forest of Arden
Richard Thompson Ashfield
Surinder Jheeta Forest of Arden
594
490
478
542
360
168
668
666
562
UNLIMITED
Gents
Tibor Lovasz
Ian Johnson
Russell Bartlett
U12 Boys
Kian Bartlett
100 Yard Club
100 Yard Club
Ind
822
818
800
Ind
796
BOWHUNTER
Gents
Martyn Cotterill
Steve Jenkinson
Trevor Borrington
U16 Boys
Luke Haynes
Hanson
Wasp
Hanson
708
668
666
Hanson
640
BAREBOW
Gents
Wayne Furnace
Rob Simpson
Chris Smith
Ladies
Sue Walker
Centaura
Wasp
Hanson
732
628
540
Long Eaton
540
23rd September - Hollywood Shoot Report
THANK you to all the archers who came along to our second shoot at
Hollywood, and in particular those who travelled from far afield - your
attendance and support was much appreciated.
We were so lucky with the weather, as after the shoot it rained heavily non-stop for the next four days.
We do hope everyone enjoyed the shoot and the refreshments provided.
Thanks are also due to Kath and Mark and Helen and Richard who
helped before and after the shoot. Your help is very much appreciated.
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HUNTING TACKLE
Gents
Paul Caddick
Les Bilbrough
Gordon Crossley
Ladies
Mary Jones
Julia Baker
U16 Boys
Sam Burgin
U12 Girls
Katie Burgin
AMERICAN FLATBOW
Gents
Barry Weldon
John Allen
Graham Hardacre
BAREBOW
Gents
Michael Kirkman
Craig Smith
Duncan Jaques
692
630
614
670
626
572
Ladies
Kath Harrison
Jo Makin
Jan Eldridge
U12 Boys
James Deverel
BOWHUNTER
Gents
Michael Collin
Darren Pilkington
Ladies
Julie Caddick
608
602
330
416
586
552
LONGBOW
Gents
Rod Jaques
Roy Gwilliam
John Dorning
Ladies
Jean Horwood
Ann-Marie Ross
UNLIMITED
Gents
Chris Greenfield
Glenn Newiss
Norman McColl
U12 Boys
Harry Smith
646
622
618
448
424
460
368
612
494
486
452
406
810
770
712
282
644
COMPOUND LIMITED
Gents
Gus Allen
Ian Ross
702
682
CROSSBOW
Gents
Dave Fuller
Ken Warne
720
446
FREESTYLE
Gents
Patrick Pepperday
Nathan Smith
660
506
PRIMITIVE
Gents
Alan Carruthers
Holger Held
656
434
30th September - Belvedere Bowmen
Report by F & K Versluys
BELVERDERE Bowmen’s open shoot took place at our usual ground (with thanks to the Gun Club of Purbeck).
The ground has varying terrain, from open spaces to open and dark woodland. 36 targets were on offer, a
mix of faces and 3Ds. So there was something to please each of the 92 archers attending.
The day remained overcast and at times chilly, but it was warmer in the woods.
The course had been well laid by Henry Asman (Chairman) and his team, with a variety of good shots. All the
comments were very positive and many thanks given.
This shoot saw the retirement of Wilf Skinner, who had been the club’s popular and well regarded shoot
administrator. He was thanked for his services to the club by the Chairman and a presentation was made. Not
only will he be missed, but his lovely wife Joan usually made a rich chocalate cake for each shoot as a treat
for the gang. So thanks to Joan as well.
New shoot administrators will be posted when the next shoot dates are fixed. There will be two shoots next
year, dates still to be decided.
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LONGBOW
Gents
Peter Eldridge
Ben Knight
Kim Manuel
Ladies
Joy Manuel
U12 Boys
Alex Harris
Cobra
Cobra
Ind
596
580
512
Ind
388
Ind
510
AMERICAN FLATBOW
Gents
Garfield Thomas Greenmeadow
Graham Davies
Fleet Ibex
Colin James
South Hams
Ladies
Sarah Parker
Fleet Ibex
Jane Walters
Green Meadow
Roz Washington
Holmbush
628
550
544
632
470
424
HUNTING TACKLE
Gents
Warren Potier
Bowmen of Bude
Terry Windsor
Cranmoor
Mike Davidson
Raven
Ladies
Anita Gibson
Arms of Old
Morwenna Dunstan Westcombe
Kerry James
South Hams
U12 Boys
Hector Dunstan
Westcombe
COMPOUND LIMITED
Gents
Rob Parfitt
Labyrinth
Tony Cox
South Hams
666
592
586
572
538
498
514
688
488
Ladies
Jenny Bellinger
Maureen Simpson
Sheron Vowden
U16 Boys
Stewart Medland
U16 Girls
Millie Young
U12 Boys
Mitchel Parker
Bowmen of Bude
Ballands
Ashcombe
574
552
480
South Hams
560
South Hams
454
Fleet Ibex
660
BAREBOW
Gents
Tony Parker
Fleet Ibex
Dave Simpson
Ballands
Bob Gilbert
Ladies
Marlene Toomer
Lyn Potier
Clare Laverick
U16 Boys
Ben Windmill
Ballands
BOWHUNTER
Gents
Trevor Walter
Brian Bellinger
Paul Farr
U16 Boys
Tom Farr
U12 Boys
Aiden Parker
FREESTYLE
Gents
Mike Charlesworth Tavistock
Andrew Rycroft Ind
Peter Sproston
Elmtree
Ladies
Sonya Ward
Ballands
Sally Crammann
Tavistock
660
(8 spots)
660
(6 spots)
634
Ballands
Bowmen of Bude
Ballands
646
568
508
Westcombe
526
Greenmeadow
Bowmen of Bude
Greenmeadow
688
596
582
Greenmeadow
620
Fleet Ibex
640
UNLIMITED
Gents
Trevor Vanstone
Kevin Jackman
Albert Hibbert
Ladies
Ali Stone
Sue Coaton
U16 Boys
Dylan Bartlett
680
676
670
640
582
Elmtree
Ashcombe
Dunkery
756
738
702
South Wilts
Raven
650
642
South Wilts
596
CROSSBOW
Gents
James Rigler
Graham Eldridge
Lindsay Groves
Ladies
Kay Marshall
XX Archers
XX Archers
Ballands
794
782
720
Bicton
672
PRIMITIVE
Gents
Richard Hornsby
Alan Trim
Mark Jones
Ladies
Lucy Jones
Longbow Heritage 578
Ballands
430
Frome Valley
404
Frome Valley
474
6th and 7th October - Havering Nalgo Archers
Report by Carl Tagg
MANY thanks to all archers who came from far and wide to attend our autumn two day shoot. The torrential
rain the night before gave way to two glorious days of weather and archery, and from the comments that I
received everyone seemed to enjoy the course.
The new 2D Fallow Stag was well received, as was the catering, which sold out on both days. I would like to
thank every one for their continuing efforts, especially Alan Roberts who, like a Duracell bunny, never seems
to stop!
Now an apology to the following archers for a mix up in admin which omitted their scores and positions on
the day. HNA would like to apologise to:
Zephryn King BB; Linda Lehane BB; Phil Maher BH; Graham Birch CL; Stan Baxter PV; Mick Pearce PV;
Steve Wadsley XB.
Their scores have been added to the following results and if they contact me I will endeavour to get their
medals to them.
Now the results as they should have been on the day:
AMERICAN FLATBOW
Gents
Russell French
1198
Graham Davies
1172
Mark Allen
1104
Ladies
Sarah Parker
1270
Pam Brewis
962
Pennie Grew
892
CROSSBOW
Gents
John Anness
Steve Wadsley
1474
1404
U16 Boys
Aaron Caulfield
BAREBOW
Gents
John Barcroft
Tony Parker
Stewart Stevenson
Ladies
Trish Jones
Zephryn King
Linda Le Hane
U16 Boys
Cael Hearne
1424
1386
1354
1276
1230
1024
908
1016
BOWHUNTER
Gents
Bob Maguire
Phil Mayer
Ladies
Olivia Morgan
U12 Boys
Aiden Parker
1376
1200
1116
UNLIMITED
Gents
Paul Little
Ian Malcom
Graham Birch
Ladies
Sue Coaten
1316
FREESTYLE
Gents
Peter Gillard
Dylan Hopwood
Andy Deubert
1272
1250
1042
1644
1438
1298
1532
COMPOUND LIMITED
Gents
Andrew Knott
1206
U12 Boys
Mitchel Parker
1368
45
HUNTING TACKLE
Gents
Gareth Pearson
1162
Roger Grew
1154
Mike Davidson
1150
Ladies
Clair Parfitt
886
Tina Maguire
Holly Stewart
U16 Girls
Emilia Dullage
U12 Boys
Harry Maguire
LONGBOW
Gents
Mick Bailey
David Highfield
Terry Cramp
Ladies
Karen Freeman
856
682
882
950
Julie Hawkes
Carol Pearce
1218
1188
1120
992
PRIMITIVE
Gents
Lionel Rodriges
Stan Baxter
Mick Pearce
944
914
1038
990
776
7th October - Ballands Bowmen's
Major Archer Memorial Shoot
DESPITE this year's awful weather - and our
reputation for rainy shoots - the 85 archers
who came to our shoot enjoyed a day with
plenty of sun and no wind. As far as we are
aware only two archers managed to hit the
bison with their first arrow - it was set at 74
metres with lots of dead ground.
Many people commented that they particularly enjoyed the predator and prey shot, which
looked great on our open savannah-like grassland.
Many thanks to all those who contributed so
generously to our landowner’s sponsored charity, CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young), whether
you bought raffle tickets, paid a found arrow
"fine" or just made a donation. We made
almost £200 in memory of Alex Buckler, our
landowner’s son.
Many thanks to all for assisting in bringing
everything to the tracks for clearing at the
end of the day, and to all the club members
who helped to make the day a success.
LONGBOW
Gents
Mark Teulon
David Holt
Kim Manuel
Ladies
Janet Bradshaw
Jane Hunt
Jo Manuel
U12 Boys
Alex Harris
U12 Boys
Hector Dunstan
Thornbury
Merdon
Ind
458
402
378
Thornbury
Thornbury
Ind
306
246
238
Ind
482
AMERICAN FLATBOW
Gents
Garfield Thomas Green Meadow
Colin James
South Hams
Chris Haywood
Thornbury
Ladies
Carolyn Neville
Fleet Ibex
Ann Bye
Thornbury
HUNTING TACKLE
Gents
Neil Bishop
Thornbury
Pete Dixon
South Wilts
Mike List
South Wilts
Ladies
Anita Gibson
Arms of Old
Morwenna Dunstan Westcombe
Sue Kelly
South Wilts
U16 Boys
Jo Vickery
Independent
46
526
418
406
304
208
526
520
516
376
350
324
380
BAREBOW
Gents
Colin Price
Tony Burt
Michael Chambers
Ladies
Ali Le Mar
U16 Boys
Ben Winmill
U12 Girls
Eirinn Harris
Westcombe
Lamberts Castle
XX Archers
XX Archers
650
516
502
Dunkery 340
Westcombe
352
Ind
310
FREESTYLE
Gents
Mike Charlesworth Tavistock
Peter Ash
South Hams
Paul Medland
South Hams
Ladies
Penny Kennedy
Lamberts Castle
Sally Cammann
Tavistock
BOWHUNTER
Gents
Trevor Walter
Mike Hawkins
Ladies
Jane Walter
U16 Boys
Tom Farr
402
628
512
502
630
416
Green Meadow
XX Archers
694
582
Green Meadow
500
Green Meadow
522
COMPOUND LIMITED
Gents
Owen Blackmore South Wilts
Rob Parfitt
Labyrinth
Tony Cox
South Hams
Ladies
Lesley Wason
Ind
Emily Harris
Ind
UNLIMITED
Gents
Steve Howe
Alan Gray
Orion
South Wilts
Trevor Vanstone
Elmtree
Ladies
Ali Stone
U16 Boys
Dylan Bartlet
740
646
520
630
618
788
740
(14 spots)
740
(9 spots)
South Wilts
578
South Wilts
556
PRIMITIVE
Gents
Ian Watkins
Adrian Hoare
Martin Ward
Windrush
Ind
Windrush
378
360
318
CROSSBOW
Gents
James Rigler
Shaun Eldridge
Graham Eldridge
XX Archers
XX Archers
XX Archers
748
722
696
14th October - Severn Valley Yeoman Foresters
Report by Martin Cane
ON A VERY frosty morning Severn Valley greeted 169 archers to our second shoot of the year, which consisted of 40 3Ds and paper faces. By mid morning the sun came - and stayed out for most of the day.
Thanks to our course layers - Steve K, Colin, Robin and Steve P on one side, and Paul and myself on the
other.
The lay-out of the long leopard and shorter tiger was intentional as we wanted to see what happened, which
was archers misjudging and shooting over the top of the tiger. From the comments afterwards most of you
enjoyed yourself (and that’s the main thing).
On the catering side, again Deb pulled out all the stops and produced another grand display of goodies, which
I’m sure you’ll agree she didn’t let you down and is deserving of her reputation, so many thanks to Deb and her
crew. Thanks also to our members who worked before the shoot and on the day as marshals, admin, car parking etc, making sure everything went to plan. So again thanks to you all.
Well that’s about it for another year, so we at Severn Valley wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a
healthy new year and thank you for taking the trouble to travel long distances for some of you and some not
so far to attend our shoots - we really do appreciate it.
See you all 22nd April 2013.
PRIMITIVE
Gents
I Watkins
N Lambert
M Ward
Ladies
S Blunsdon
U16 Boys
K Lewis
LONGBOW
Gents
N Beeby
M Tarbuck
J Rudge
Ladies
K L Hodgkinson
N Brown
L Sabo
Windrush
Oaktree
Windrush
570
474
472
Windrush
446
Windrush
156
D W Longbow
Robin Hood
Paget de Vesey
572
554
536
Artemis
High Cross
Wasp
512
448
400
AMERICAN FLATBOW
Gents
A Betts
Artemis
P Nicholas
Paget de Vesey
N Collier
Forest of Arden
Ladies
M Smith
Hanson
A Coley
Pride Park
J Morgan
Whitemark
U16 Boys
S Sabo
Wasp
U16 Girls
E Smith
Hanson
CROSSBOW
Gents
P Hough
C Aston
J Anness
Cheshire Oak
Ind
Forest of Arden
624
588
564
418
400
386
470
560
820
782
756
U16 Boys
J Nash
A Caulfield
Windrush
Forest of Arden
HUNTING TACKLE
Gents
S Hepburn
Hawk
R Davis
King’s Norton
T Davis
Clayton
Ladies
C Wilden
Hawk
L Nicholas
Paget de Vesey
E Hunt
Clayton
U16 Girls
C Lange
Hanson
L Moseley
Paget de Vesey
COMPOUND LIMITED
Gents
M Anderton
Frankley
S Cowles
Ind
B Parker
Oaktree
Ladies
J Hunt
Lyme Valley
L Wason
Ind
K Critchley
Spirit of Sherwood
BAREBOW
Gents
R Cooke
D Wassal
J Greeensill
Ladies
J Haynes
M Griffiths
S Topps
U16 Boys
T King
716
712
630
626
618
534
442
434
444
280
772
670
646
758
720
584
Lyme Valley
BCA
BCA
686
664
646
Pride Park
Paget de Vesey
Thornbury
560
526
506
Paget de Vesey
560
U16 Girls
L Moseley
U12 Boys
S Powell
J Whitty
FREESTYLE
Gents
C Pleasants
R Mundon
H Stalker
Ladies
P Cox
H Devaney
BOWHUNTER
Gents
P Wells
D Sherratt
J Reeves
Ladies
J Broome
P Davis
U16 Boys
J Coley
U12 Girls
E Brookes
UNLIMITED
Gents
T Hunt
C Street
S Howe
Ladies
C Hall
J Bradfield
P Bishton
Paget de Vesey
446
King’s Heath
Artemis
548
396
Ballands
BCA
Westcott
820
712
708
Ballands
Windrush
704
570
Ind
Clayton
Hawk
696
622
600
D W Longbow
Clayton
482
56
Pride Park
660
King’s Heath
368
Lyme Valley
Ind
Orion
884
856
854
Ind
Westcott
King’s Heath
786
740
472
14th October - Bridgewoods FAC
Report by Peter Stone, Chairman
WE WERE rewarded with a fine sunny day following a very wet period late on Saturday and through the
night. This unfortunately left the ground wet and slippery, but despite this everyone managed to negotiate
the course - set in 50 acres of SSSI protected rolling woodland - without incident.
43 archers from 11 clubs and six independent archers booked in for the shoot. All were welcomed and most
enjoyed the bacon sandwiches and breakfast rolls.
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The first round took the form of a Big
Game score of three arrows with 23 3D targets set from 20 pegs. No wasp pegs were
used and the maximum score was set at 20.
The course was a mixture of distances and
some shots were partially obscured by trees,
but all the targets were shootable, which was
evidenced by the results.
To challenge our guests further there were
some surprises - hitting the wrong animal in
a herd shot resulted in a penalty of minus
five points. Other challenges were in the
form of predator and prey targets, where
the predator had to be hit before the
archer could take a shot at the prey.
Following lunch refreshments of burgers,
bacon rolls etc, tea and coffee, the afternoon’s round was a one arrow round on a different, slightly easier course with 17 3Ds
and three Hessian faces. As it was only a one
arrow round the archer could nominate the peg
he/she wanted to shoot from and be awarded the
relevant score - assuming they hit the target of
course!
Tea and cakes were consumed whilst the scores
were prepared. As the second round was only one
arrow this sped up the shooting and by 4.30pm the
shoot was finished and all the prizes awarded.
When asked the visiting archers could not make any
suggestions to improve the event, but one comment
received was “to hold five events a year instead of
just the one”!
I would like to thank all of the visiting archers and
members of BWFAC who helped out.
PRIMITIVE
Gents
Stan Baxter
Ladies
Lisa Fowler
Oakwood
AMERICAN FLATBOW
Gents
Bruno Rouschmayer Ind
Paul Cole
Bisley Archers
Grant Hazelton
Bisley Archers
LONGBOW
Gents
Alberto Martinelli Cloth of Gold
Richard Cadwallader
Bisley Archers
Sydney Hall
Ind
Ladies
Karen Freeman
Westcott
BAREBOW
Gents
Tony Parker
John Barcroft
Gary Roffey
Fleet Ibex
Senlac
Magic Dragon
FREESTYLE
Gents
Glen Martin
Bisley Archers
Lawrence Goodall London Archers
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London Archers
452
Ind
668
Orion
480
502
572
546
480
596
406
109
275
701
621
562
653
246
BOWHUNTER
Gents
Phil Maher
Ladies
Karen Hawley
HUNTING TACKLE
Gents
Gareth Pearson
Noak Hill
Don Maynard
Magic Dragon
Bruce Taylor
White Horse
Ladies
Penny Dickson
White Horse
Jan Seed
Invicta
Claude Rouschmeyer Ind
457
342
314
COMPOUND LIMITED
Gents
Barry Hardy
London Archers
Darren Salmon
London Archers
674
500
UNLIMITED
Gents
Martin Joy
Charles Lambert
Peter Humphrey
822
788
700
Noak Hill
Magic Dragon
London Archers
513
511
464
14th October - Wolfshead Field Archers
THANK you to the twenty four archers who made the journey to Robin Hood’s Bay to participate in our last
open shoot of the year, comprising a course of 36 mixed 3D and picture targets in both moor and woodland
settings. Despite the disappointing weather this small band certainly made up in enthusiasm what they may
have lacked in numbers.
Thanks also to our members who assisted in preparing for and running the shoot as well as providing hot
food and drinks all day.
We hope to see old friends and hopefully some new faces at our 2013 shoots, the first of which will be held
on Sunday 24th February.
AMERICAN FLATBOW
Gents
Roland Bee
100 Yard Club
Tim Booth
Regent
Ladies
Michelle Russell
Wild Geese
BAREBOW
Gents
Matthew Rees
Arnie Chipchase
Trevor Croft
Ladies
Natasha Brown
U16 Boys
Lewis Booth
544
262
190
Wild Geese
Butsfield
Regent
516
384
292
Wild Geese
240
CROSSBOW
Gents
Steven Raine
Gary Tarn
Regent
Butsfield
Butsfield
318
684
580
PRIMITIVE
Gents
Alan Carruthers
North Lakes
490
LONGBOW
Gents
Alan Beatty
Andrew Thorpe
North Lakes
Ind
366
348
HUNTING TACKLE
Gents
Ken Burns
Ind
Peter Hume
100 Yard Club
Harry Thorpe
Ind
UNLIMITED
Gents
Ian Johnson
Tibor Lovasz
Glenn Newiss
Ladies
Lisa Hill
470
458
328
100 Yard Club
100 Yard Club
Riggwelter
688
650
618
Regent
380
Competition winners
The winners of the competition in the September/October issue of the NFAS Newsletter are Clive Horlock,
David Allan and Ivor Jenkins.
Each will receive a copy of Robert Hardy’s Longbow - A Social and Military History.
Many thanks to Haynes Publishing for kindly sponsoring the competition.
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Shoot Dates
ALL SHOOTS START AT 10.30 UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED
2012
NOVEMBER
11
Clayton Woodsmen
11
Totem
18
Magna Carta
3Ds and 2Ds
2x20 1 Arrow shoot
At Least 36 3Ds and Big Game
Pre-Book, Pre-Pay
18
Duvelle Bowmen
36 Mixed, 10am Start
All styles. Limited entry
18
Regent
Robert Cameron Brown Shoot
36 Mixed Game, Catering
18
Celtic Harmony
Friendly Wooden Arrow Shoot
2x15 3Ds
18
Liberty
Turkey Shoot
18
Sabden Fold
George Belshaw Memorial Shoot
9.30am start
24
Frankley Bowmen
Field and Clout, Wooden Arrows
only. 10am start. Catering
24 & 25 Archers of Battle CANCELLED
25
Shipley Outlaws
36 3Ds
DECEMBER
2
Spirit of Sherwood
2
Oakwood Bowmen
2
Oak Tree
2
Longbow Heritage
9
Doverdale Bowmen
9
Whitefriars Bowmen
9
Dearne Valley
9
Pride Park
16
16
Broadland Bowmen
Company of Sixty
16
Celtic Harmony
16
High Cross
26
29
Foxhill Bowmen
South Wilts
2013
JANUARY
6
Regent
13
Elmtree
20
Castle Bowmen
27
Pines Park
27
HNA
FEBRUARY
3
Avalon
3
17
24
24
Oakwood Bowmen
Paget de Vesey
Druids
Wolfshead
MARCH
3
Oakwood Bowmen
3
Green Meadow
3
10
10
Pride Park
Pines Park
Bowmen of Bude
Wooden Arrow Shoot
Friendly 2x18 3Ds
2x20 3Ds
Fort George Romsey friendly
Christmas Shoot
Christmas Novelty 3D Shoot
9.30 Start
30 Mixed Game, 10am Start
Pre-book-Pre-pay
Shaun’s Shoot, 36 Mixed
Wooden Arrows only. 10am Start
Christmas Pudding Shoot
Mince Pie Shoot, 36 Faces
Limited Catering
Friendly Wooden Arrow Shoot
2x15 3Ds
Friendly turn up, pay and play
36ish targets
Boxing Day Novelty
The NOT Boxing Day Shoot
30 Mixed Fun Targets
36 Mixed Game, Catering
30 3Ds at Hatherleigh
Charity Shoot. 36 3Ds for RNLI
in memory of Paul Prior
2x20 3Ds double pegged
3Ds, full catering, camping
10am start
2x18 3Ds. 10am start
Imbolc shoot, 36 3Ds and Hessian
36 mostly 3Ds. Catering
2x20 3Ds Friendly, 10am start
36 3Ds and Hessian faces at
Woodland Park, Brecon
36 Big Game. 10am start
36 3Ds
2x18
16 & 17
Noak Hill
17
17
Olde Delph
Company of Sixty
17
24
24
24
30
31
31
31
Weekend shoot. 36 targets both days
Full catering. Pre-book, pre-pay
At least 36 3Ds and Faces
Full catering
Black Sheep
Pre-Scottish Champs. 2x18 Mixed
Wolverine
Pre-Scottish Champs
Pennington
Pre-Scottish Champs. 3Ds
Osprey
36 Mixed. Pre-book, pre-pay
10am start
SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIPS
SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIPS
Tavistock
36 3Ds at Mount House School
Fleet Ibex
Easter Open. 40 3Ds
Pre-book, pre-pay
APRIL
7
7
7
13 & 14
Cloth of Gold
Ashcombe Valley
Oakwood Bowmen
Avalon
14
Butsfield Bowmen
14
14
14
21
21
21
28
28
Lyme Valley
Raven
Doverdale Bowmen
Severn Valley
HNA
Belvedere Bowmen
Duvelle Bowmen
High Cross
MAY
4
5
5
Worcester Challenge
Worcester Challenge
South Wilts
5
12
Audley Parish
Hollywood
12
Company of Sixty
12
12
19
19
19
Ballands Bowmen
South Cheshire
Olde Delph
Castle Bowmen
Fleet Ibex
19
19
19
25
26
Charnwood
Wolfshead
Westcombe
3D CHAMPIONSHIPS
3D CHAMPIONSHIPS
2x20 3Ds. Catering
2x20 3Ds friendly. 10am start
Weekend shoot. Full catering and
camping. 10am start, Pre-book
40 Mixed Game, Breakfast
and Lunch Catering
36 Mixed 3Ds and Faces
36 3Ds, pre-book, pre-pay
36 Mixed 3Ds and paper
36 3Ds
40 Mixed Game and 3Ds
36 Mixed 3Ds and Faces
at Oak Tree
At March Hare
Bluebell Shoot. 40 Mixed 3Ds and
Faces. 10am Start. Pre-book, Pre-pay
Pre 3D Champs, 2x20 3Ds
2x20 Faces and2Ds
10am Start. Catering
At least 36 3Ds and Faces
Full catering
36 3Ds, Pen Ridge Course
40 3Ds
3Ds
Pre 3D Champs. 40 3Ds
pre-book, pre-pay
40 3Ds
36 mostly 3Ds, catering
36 3Ds
JUNE
2
2
9
9
9
15 & 16
15 & 16
16
22 & 23
Foxhill Bowmen
Memorial Shoot, 2x20 Mixed Game
Oakwood Bowmen
2x20 3Ds, 10am Start
Cloth of Gold
Master Hunter, 2x20 3Ds, Catering
Butsfield Bowmen
40 Mixed Game, Catering
Black Sheep
Trophy Shoot, 2x18 3Ds
Raven
Weekend Shoot, 36 3Ds, Pre-Book, Pre-Pay
Cumbrian Challenge
Weekend Shoot
Elmtree
36 3Ds at Tacbeare Farm, Marhamchurch
Druids
Summer Solstice, 36 3Ds and Big Game
Camping from Friday
FOR UP TO THE MINUTE SHOOT
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Parton, Castle Douglas,
Scotland
Sandy, Beds.
Wincanton, Somerset
Nr Dorchester & W’mouth
Exmouth, Devon
Revesby between Horncastle
and Boston, Lincs.
Bude, Cornwall
Chattenden, Kent
Lupton Estate, Brixham
Norwich
County Durham, nr. Tow
Law
Woodall Spa, Lincs
Brickenden, Nr Hertford
Aston-on-Trent, Derby DE72 2AE
Newbold Nr Ashby de la
Zouch, Leics. LE67 8PJ
Nr Knutsford, Cheshire
Newcasle-under-Lyme
Near Junc 15 M6
Nr.Hemel Hempstead, Herts.
Oxshott, Surrey off A244
Auld Kirk Bowmen
Ballands Bowmen
Belvedere Bowmen
Bicton Field Archers
Black Sheep
Celtic Harmony
Centaura Bowmen
Charnwood Archers
Kirk Langley, 5M NW of Derby on A52
Derwynd
Devizes Bowmen
Doverdale Bowmen
Duvelle Bowmen
Mr Malcolm Wilmot
Mrs Pat Ward
Mr Darren Baker
Mr John Duggan
Ms Debbie White
Mr T Tideswell
or Mr Dave Fuller
Mr John Yates
Mr & Mrs Scott and
Lyn Ball
Ms Audrey Hardman
Mrs Elaine Hunt
Mr Trevor Hunt
Mr Jamie Ward
Andrea Beddard
Mrs J Bates
Mr Luca Parella
Mrs Penny Cox
Ken and Fracis
Versluys
Mr John White
Lynne and Mark
Hanson
Miss Cassie Bellinger
Mr John Dickinson
Mr Paul Allan
Mr James Carrigan
Mr Richard Wright
& Mr Ray Whitehead
Miss Victoria Scowen
Mr Chris Cox
Barbara Turnbull
Shoot Contacts
25, Water Mint Way, Calne, Wiltshire, SN11 0RT
14 Rydal Avenue, Darwen, Lancashire BB3 2SA
31, Wellesley Close, Meilsham, Wilts. SN12 6XT
64, St Annes Road, Claines, Worcester, WR3 7PQ
30, Camsall Field Road, Wath on Dearne, Rotherham S. Yorks. S63 7SN
426, Mutton Lane, Potters Bar ,Herts, EN6 3AT
155 Rutland Street, Derby DE23 8PS
9, The Limberlost, Welwyn, Hertfordshire AL6 9TS
39C Brompton Lane Rochester, Kent, ME2 3BG
41, Brantwood Drive, Paignton, Devon TQ4 5HY
Orchard Cottage, Frogmore Road, East Budleigh, Budleigh Salterton, Devon EX9 7DR
Fern Lodge, Old Fen Lane, New York, Lincolnshire LN4 4XD
Sherwood, Church Street, Henstridge, Templecombe, Somerset BA8 0QE
Greensands, Little Woolgarston, Corfe Castle, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 5JE
Sweet Briar Cottage, Bedford Road, Northill, Beds
Kirkland, Parton, Castle Douglas, DG7 3NE
41, Queen Street, Audley, Stoke-on-Trent, ST7 8HB
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07768 653188
01254 703770
01225 790109
01905 454348
01539 721493
01768 88621
01709 879485
07581 539332 after 6pm please
01925 601149
01782 611077
01782 636082
01707 644362
07432 030880
or 01883 348672
07780 944095
01767 627123 or
0776 7866661
01963 363454
01929 480340
Mob. 07762 773617
01395 442976
01526 344324
07818 406579
01288 331139
01634 724176
01803 552673
075008 42297
07808 583494
07739 013195
07506 184109 Phone or
Text,or 01526 343614
01438 718543
(office hours)
01332 760971
07710 1588506-9pm only please
01803 873804
Amanda 01782 721731
Craig 01782 723069
01644 470311
78, Carlton Road, Derby, DE23 6HD
[email protected]
01332 298735
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Mrs Carol Shaw
www.druidsfieldarchers.club.officelive.com
IMPORTANT - For Shoot Contact changes, please inform Lewis Chuck, Shoot Dates Organiser,
details on page three.
Dunkery Field Bowmen
Somerset
Mrs Hilary Willerton
12, South Park Minehead, Somerset TA24 8AL
[email protected]
01643 702865
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three.
Days 07510 890815
Druids
Haigh, West Yorkshire
Feniscowles. J3, M65
Roundway, Devizes
Hadley, Nr Droitwich,
Worcestershire
Bremhill, Calne, Wilts.
Dearne Valley Archers
Annersley, Notts
Crusader Bowmen
Cumbria Challenge
Cloth of Gold
Company of Sixty
Cheshire Oak Bowmen
Clayton Woodsmen
Castle Bowmen
Bowmen of Bude
Bridge Woods FA
Brixham Archers
Broadland Bowmen
Butsfield Bowmen
Avalon Archers
Belper, Derbyshire DE56 2UB
Nr Teignmouth, Devon
Audley, Stoke-on-Trent
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Artemis Archers
Ashcombe Valley
Audley Parish Bowmen
Mrs Helen Surman
Mr Eric Leason
Mrs Amanda Moody
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Contacts
Aire & Wharfedale Archers
Ilkley, West shoot
Yorks
Mr DAlso,
Heppinstall
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01274 921501
venue.
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Contacts
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Tal-y-coed, Nr. Llanvapley,
Monmouthshire
Hatt Nr Saltash Cornwall
Nr Cirencester
Barley, Lancashire
Henfield, W. Sussex
Colne Lancs.
Hawk Archers
Herods Wood Archers
High Cross F.A.
Hollywood
Holmbush F.A.
House of Flying Arrows
Lount, Nr Ashby de la Zouch, Leics
Ashford, Kent
Liskeard, Cornwall
Chelmsford, Essex
CM3 6PZ
Penrith, Jnc.40 M6
Read, Nr. Burnley, Lancs.
Nr Macclesfield, Cheshire
Worcester
Nr. Woodbridge Suffolk
Bolton
Weymouth DT3 4BU
Aldridge, Staffs
Newcastle under Lyme,
Staffs
Near Junction 11, M25
Shackleford, Surrey
Lisa Hartley
Ian Ross
Frank Fitzpatrick
Ken Penrose
Mr Dave Fuller
Mr Paul Kelly
Mrs Pat Belfield
Mr Norman Lambert
Mr Del Newman
Mr Chris Greenfield
Mr Colin Burridge
Mr John Jones
Ms Karen Bond
Mr Nick Hawken
MrSteve Dickenson
Mr Clive Walker
Ruth LethbridgeBorden
Mr Tony Pearson
Carol Edwards
Or Teresa Hearne
Mr B Stonehouse
Mr T Tideswell
Mrs Lynne Parfett
Mr Tom Cameron
Mr John Greer
Mr Stephen Hoobbs
Mrs RoseMarie McKay
Mr Peter Taylor
Mr Rob Williams
Mr Gary Hart
Mr Steve Hepburn
Mr Colin Prosser
Mr Carl Tagg
Mr Trevor Borrington
Ms
Mr
Mr
Mr
Mr Neil Beeby
Mrs Annemary Davies
Mrs Teresa Hearne
Mrs H Strudwick
Mrs Angela Struthers
Mrs H Watson
Mr Michael Anderton
2, Hoopers Cottages, Leigh Sinton, Malvern, Worcestershire WR13 5DX
2, St Mary’s Park, Bucklesham, Suffolk, IP10 0DY
5, Trevarrick Court, Horwich, Bolton, Lancs. BL6 6TF
5, Stonechat Close, Broadwey, Weymouth, Dorset DT3 5SE
57, Scott Road, Great Barr, Birmingham, B43 6JY
1, Newtown, Skirwith, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 1RJ
1, Summerhill, Cuckoo Lane, Ashford, Kent, TN23 5EA
Higher Trethake, Darite, Liskeard, Cornwall PL 14 5JT
2, Yeldham Lock, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 6RP
100 The Greenway, The Wells, Epsom, Surrey KT18 7JA
Craft Cottage, Bookham Lodge Stud, Cobham Road, Stoke D’Abernon, Surrey, KT11 3QG
12, Clapgate Drive, Little Clacton, Essex. CO16 9PP
407 Werrington Road, Bucknall, Stoke-on-Trent ST2 9AE
33 Barn Holme, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 5LP
12, Pinch Hill, Marhamchurch, Nr. Bude, Cornwall, EX23 0ER
24, Crosthwaite Court, Moorclose, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 3SQ
148, Harrison Drive, Colne Lancashire BB8 9SF
8, Beeches Mead, Hollow Lane, Dormansland, Surry, RH19 3PU
2, Greenfield Road, Saltash, Cornwall, PL12 4LJ
2, Park Farm Cottage, Miserden, Gloucestershire GL6 7JA
76, Oak Street, Abertillery, Gwent, NP13 1TG
19, Sirhowy Court, Green Meadow, Tredegar, Gwent NP22 4PL
10 ,Harbourer Close, Hainault, Essex IG63TW
1 Lanark Street, Derby DE21 6GJ
28 Sheriden Road, Laneshawbridge, Colne, Lancashire BB8 7HW
36 Manor Park Road, Nuneaton, Warwickshire CV11 5HR
408 Blackburn Road, Oswaldtwistle, Accrington, Lancs BB5 4LZ
Dyfi Valley Bookshop, 6 Doll Strett, Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire, SY20 8BQ
The Cottage, Trelana, Poughill, Bude, Cornwall, EX23 9EL
12, Clapgate Drive, Little Clacton, Essex,CO16 9PP
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www.libertyarchers.110mb.com
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www.magnacarta-archery.co.uk
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01282 412417
01625 424973
01886 833073
01473 659421
01204 698578
01305 813973
0121 358 2488
01768 88621 Mob. 07929 251928
01233 666734
01579 343276
01245 451181
01372 726606
01842 764053 Before
9pm
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Carol 01932 865181
Teresa 01255 860057
01782 281989
Day 0787 3369375
Eve. 01282 865598
01539 721493
0781 473 4759
01900 64597
07891 433047
07881 730436
01633 771930 or
07984 577200
01752 840325
01285 821815
01200 444236
01342 314894
Carl Tagg 020 8501 4437
01654 703849
01288 356133
01255 860057
01483 474903
024 7632 5696
01254 395752
07887 878632 Evenings
Between 8pm & 9pm Mon_Fri
01282 868186
Ian,0776 7745462
Frank, 0776 1573376
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07970 244532 Anytime
01332 722520
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North Lakes Archers
Oakleaf Bowmen
Oakridge Archers
Oak Tree Archers
Oakwood Bowmen
Olde Delph Bowmen
Osprey
Paget de Vesey
Magna Carta Field
Archers
Magic Dragon Archers
Muscovy Archers
Noak Hill Archers
Lyme Valley Archers
Long Eaton
Longbow Heritage
Liberty Archers
Devon and Cornwall
Wythorp Mill, Wythorp
Cumbria Map NY203 281GB
Lakenheath, Suffolk
Forty Acre Plantation Stock, Essex
Nr Junc. 29 M25
CM4 9RS
HNA
Kendal Bowmen
Labyrinth Archers
Lakeland Field Archers
On A6096 Dale Abbey
Nr Derby
Belbroughton, West
Midlands
Brierfield Lancs.
Daresbury,Warrington,
Cheshire
Bercon, South Wales
Mid Wales
Nr. Holsworthy, Devon
Essex
Farnham, Surrey
Nr Coventry
Hanson Bowmen
Green Meadow
Gawthorpe Foresters
Goshawk Archers
DW Longbow
Elmtree Archers
Excaliber
Fleet Ibex
Forest of Arden
Foxhill Bowmen
Frankley Bowmen
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Panther
54
Nr. Burnley
Tavistock, Devon
Isle of Wight
Thornbury, nr Bristol
Tavistock, Devon PL19 8JR
Woodall Spa, Lincs.
Tiptree, Essex
Simonstone, Nr. Burnley
1 mile from J31 M6 PR5 0UX
Gotham, Notts
NG11 0AB
Hecfield, Basingstoke, Hants.
Storm
S.V.Y.F.
Tavistock Company of Archers
The Wight Company
Thornbury F. & R.A.
Toad Hollow Archers
Toft Hill Archers
Totem Archers
Tumulus
Warcock
Wasp Archers
Wellington Bowhunters
Westcombe
Westcott Archers
Robin Hoods Bay, N. Yorks
Newcastle-under- Lyme
Nr.Beecles, Norfolk
Wolfshead Archers
Wolverine Archers
Worlingham F.A.C.
XX Archers
Lisa Hartley
Martin Cane
Lez James
Keiran Bull and
Brian Quaintmere
Mr Andrew Cross
Mr Gary Tyrer
Miss Sandra Meek
Mrs Carol Eldridge
Mrs Hilary Devaney
Mr Bob Bruce
Mrs Pam Hudson
Mr Steve Jenkinson
Mr Phil Nadin
Mr John Hillsden
Mr Marcus Adams
Mrs Cass Barnett
Juliet & Paul Harrison
Mrs Diane Fauvel
Mr Graham Birch
Mr Steve May
Miss Stephanie Rees Jones
Ms
Mr
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Mr
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Mr Peter Supple
Mr Alan White
Mr Ken Adams
Mr John Cavill
Mr Peter Ash
Mrs Lynne Parfett
Mr Brian Webster
Mr Niel Jones
Mr Geoff McSweeney
Mrs Alley Coley
Ms Nikki Mayhead
Mr J Mumford
Mr Mike Crockford
Mr Paul Farr
Mr Richard Sansom
Mr Tim Pattemore
Mrs Janet Ridal
Mr Neil Bonner
30, Fir Rigg Drive, Marske-by-Sea, Redcar, Cleveland TS11 6BZ
109, Windmill Road, North Leigh, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX29 6RJ
141, Yarmouth Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 4AF
5, Oak Close, Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX26 3XD
46 Whalley Road, Langho, Blackburn, Lancs BB6 8EJ
48, Beadle Way, Great Leighs, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 1RT
91, Sycamore Ave., Bishopsmead, Tavistock, Devon PL19 9NL
28, Sheriden Road, Laneshawbridge, Colne, Lancashire BB87HW
1 Hoopers Cottage, Leigh Sinton, Malvern WR13 5DX
9 Frobisher Way, Treetops, Tavistock, Devon PL19 8RE
10 Greenlands Road, East Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO32 6HS
3, Eggleston View, Darlington, DL3 9RG
30, Cornwall Road, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP1 3NL
34, Beech Grove, Dinnington, Sheffield, S25 2LG
4, Cheadle Close, Bilborough, Nottingham, NG8 4AT
6 Smallbrige Close, Ellenbrook, Worsley, Manchester M28 7XS
12, Pillar Ave., Brixham, Devon, TQ5 8LB
23 Beaumont Park, Littlehampton, West Sussex, BN17 6PE
63 Noreuil Road, Petersfield, Hants GU32 3BG
13, Buckeridge Way, Bradwell on Sea, Essex, CM0 7QQ
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North Brewham, Bruton, Somerset
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5 mls N of Chipping Norton,
Oxfordshire
6M from Taunton
Westcott, Bucks, between
Aylesbury and Bicester
Between Westleton and
Dunwich, Suffolk
Windrush Bowmen
Whitefriars Bowmen
Thirsk, North Yorks.
Stonebow F.A.
Ombersley, Nr Droitwich, Worcs
Whiteparish, Nr Salisbury
Worksop, Notts
Radcliffe off A58
Manchester to Bury
Bulwell, Nottingham
Delamere, Northwich,
Cheshire
Newnham Park, Nr.
Plymouth
Sabden Fold, off A6068, Nr Burnley
Bridlington, East Yorks
South Devon
South Wilts A.C.
Spirit of Sherwood
South West Challenge
South Hams
Shipley Outlaws
South Cheshire F.A.
Sabden Fold
Seedfield Archers
Radbourne Common, Derby
Arundel, West Sussex
Pride Park Archers
Ratpack Archers
Raven Field Archers
Regent
Riviera Archers
Rogate, Nr. Petersfield, Hampshire
Sansom Wood near
Calverton, Notts
Ulveston, Cumbria
Nr Chelmsford, Essex
Pines Park
Pendragon Bowmen
Pennington Archers
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