Five of our Longbow Archers joined the Shire Bowmen, Company of Roving Archers at Catton Park on Sunday.
It was a lovely September day with Marks that tested the Archers skills.
With approximately 40 Archers competing, we were delighted with Lichfield Archers results as 1st Gent was Chris Hodgkiss, 3rd Gent, Bob Allcock and 2nd Lady, Christine Oxford, all achieving Personal Bests with scores of 187, 172 and 124 respectively.
For those of you unfamiliar with Roving it dates back to medieval times. On the way into the villages and towns for the Sunday Church service and mandatory longbow practise afterwards, the longbow men amused themselves by shooting at a variety of ad-hoc marks on the way.
A Rove in modern times usually takes a full day and is held on undulating pastures or on the estates of country houses. The scoring is done by shooting three arrows at each mark, with the highest score for those nearest the mark. The distances can vary from 100 yards to over 200 yards. The scoring is by a marked tape from the mark, as 12, 7 and 3.
A great days roving enjoyed by all!
Wayne Evans and Duane Davies did us all proud at the West Midlands Archery Association Regional Intercounties shoot at Lilleshall National Sports Centre on 24th September 2017.
Duane's 1270 took 7th place, and Wayne managed a 1334 to take the top spot!
Well done to our boys, and to all of those who took part.
It is with the greatest pleasure that we can announce that Alyssia Tromans-Ansell has been selected to compete for Great Britain at the World Youth Championships in Rosario, Argentina at the beginning of October!
Selection has been demanding and Archery GB Performance is confident that it will be taking a highly competitive team to face the best in the world.
It goes without saying that all of the membership of Lichfield Archers will be behind Alyssia as she travels to the southern hemisphere. Well done - hard work and practice do pay off!
A slightly lower turnout than expected this year, although that might have been due to the weather forecast!
In the end, it was a little on the cool side, but mainly dry (though a couple of times it began to drizzle). However the main issue today was the occasionally gusty wind which did result in lower scores in general.
Today's trophy winners for the York round were: Richie Bevan for Gents Recurve (taking home both the Tranter Cup and the Presidents Trophy). Wayne Evans won Gents Compound and Frank Parker took Gents Longbow.
Medals were awarded to those shooting the shorter distances - see the uploaded full results for details.
Well done to everyone who took part and particular congratulations to the victors!
An enjoyable evening was had by all at a recent archery introduction evening with a great bunch of ladies called "Lichfield Tangles." The Tangles are linked to the Round Table family and organise monthly social events - this month they decided to try out the great sport of archery!
Fourteen ladies participated in the session, learning the basics of shooting Olympic style recurve bows. It was not long before the Gold taking a hammering. Great shooting ladies!
Thank you for your enthusiasm and making it an enjoyable evening for everyone.
A great showing from Lichfield Archers members at this year's Staffordshire Open Outdoor Championships!
Wayne Evans took the men's compound trophy, with Duane Davies in second place! Equally well in the recurve competition, Bob Bellett took the crown!
Well done to all those who took home some silverwear, but equally to all those who represented Lichfield Archers so ably and made us proud.