Last night's Round of the Month was a jolly affair despite the weather! Heavy rain started those who braved the elements, reducing to light rain by the end - though on the plus side it was warm and still!
Turnout was down on last month, with ten archers competing (though that is well up on the four who took part last year).
The best shooting of the night goes to the top three Recurve Archers all shooting significantly over handicap: Gary Lahiffe (+43), Steve Archer (+38) and Vic Mortimer (+33).
Compound was taken by William Swingler with +1 and the Longbow crown (for the second month running) was taken by Frank Parker on -33.
Full listings are available in the Round of the Month section.
Here's hoping for a dry August...
As you'd expect when it comes to archery, the "Archers" dominated at this month's Round of the Month!
Taking first spot in the recurve with a superb +84 was Isabelle Archer shooting a Short Junior Warwick - second place was by Steve Archer with +82 on a standard Warwick... a close battle indeed!
Ian Martin's score of +1 in the compound category and Frank Parker's +35 in the Longbow division put them at the top this month.
This evening was our first Outdoor Round of the Month for this shooting season and we were very pleased that Anne Jones and her family were able to attend.
Anne kindly accepted the role of Lady Paramount for the evening and was delighted to present, in memory of her husband Dave, our new Longbow Trophy, “The Dave Jones Memorial Cup” to David Bermingham who scored 79 over handicap. Well done David!
Those Members who shot with Dave know what a keen Longbow Archer he was and as a Committee Member he generously gave his time to not only improve the Club equipment but the beginners too!
We all feel the trophy a most appropriate and lasting tribute to Dave. We would like to thank Anne for coming along to the Club last night; it was appreciated, especially by those who had known Dave well.
Full results have been posted in the Round of the Month Section, but headline results are:
Recurve winner - Mark Fazakarley with +50
Compound winner - William Swingler with +1
Longbow winner - David Bermingham with +79
We're all glad to be back outside and look forward to next month...
This month's Round of the Month is tomorrow, and we finally get to go outside! After six months of shooting a monthly Portsmouth round on the indoor range, we take to the field for the monthly Warwick round for the first time in 2017.
The Warwick round utilises 5-zone scoring on a 122cm face and consists of two dozen arrows at 60 yards, followed by another two dozen at 50 yards, shot in ends of six arrows. One end of sighters is allowed before the first distance.
For the ROM, everyone needs to record their score on the same night to ensure everyone is dealing with the same conditions. Sighters are at 7pm, and the weather is looking like this...
Results will be posted in the Round of the Month section. Good shooting!