A beautiful day for this year's Parker Cup, with turnouts in all bow-types for the rounds available.
In the WA 1440 round (three dozen at 90m and three dozen at 70m on a 122cm face, then three dozen at 50m and a final three dozen at 30m on a 80cm face), it was a tight fought competition in the Compound category with Wayne Evans shooting a brilliant 1346 to take the trophy, followed by Duane Davies on 1297 and William Swingler on 1267.
Recurve put Bob Bellett on 1072, with runner-up Richie Bevan on 846.
The Longbowmen had a good outing with David Murcott's 351 clinching the silverware over Frank Parker's 298.
The Short Metric 1 Recurve round was won by Alan Broadley with 607 (for the gentlemen's division) and runner-up was Vic Mortimer on 394. The Ladies competition was won by Chris Paxton on 347.
Longbows were represented by Ian Smith and Bob Allcock with scores of 83 and 82 respectively - just one point in it! What a nail-biter!
Finally, Jack Bevan's score of 432 (with 13 tens) in the Short Metric 4 was enough to give him a gold medal to take in to school and impress his friends!
Full results are now available in the "Competitions" section, along with updated club records.
Thanks to William for collating the scores, and to Alan for his able Captaining for the day!
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...
Well, the weather just managed to stay fine for the annual Lichfield Archers Blossom shoot today. A changeable mix of (very) light rain, sunshine and occasional gusts of wind challenged the competitors throughout the day.
Over 40 archers attended today, with representatives from Leek, Trent Valley and Chase mixing in with the home side. All bow types were represented (just!) and there were senior and junior entries across all disciplines.
Main round for the day was an American, with junior equivalents available.
Results went as follows (full results available in the Competitions section):
For the compounds, there was a rare dead heat for first place between Ian Garside (TVA) and Mark Williams (TVA), with both archers scoring a respectable 796 with 83 golds. I guess they'll have to share the trophy? Third place just behind them was taken by Ben Edwards (TVA) with 794 and fourth by Duane Davies (LA) with 788.
In the Ladies Recurve, it was a clean sweep for Lichfield Archers in the top three positions, with Amanda Hodgetts' 732 a clear victor. Carolyn Hirst came second with a nice 626, and was followed closely by Christine Oxford's 618.
The Gents Recurve was a closely fought battle with 19 entries, meaning prizes for 1st to 5th position. Taking the top step with 758 was Bob Bellett (LA), just ahead of Alan Broadley (LA) with 748. Third spot was filled by John Hancock (LA) on 734 and then Quentin Edwards (TVA) with a fine 716. Fifth place fell to Kevin Haye (Leek) with his 696.
In the Juniors, prizes were picked up for the shorter rounds by:
Georgina Hodgetts (LA) - Recurve 576
Joanne Huang Hodges (LA) - Recurve 592
Elliot Thornton (TVA) - Compound 704
Chloe Arnold (Leek) - Recurve 403
Tom Garside (TVA) - Compound 727
Toby James (Leek) - Recurve 459
Final prize went to Frank Roberts (LA) for his longbow score of 235 winning him his class. Also, Frank's score was a stunning +63 over his handicap and netted him The Richard Butlin Trophy.
A great day was had by all, and as ever, thanks go to lots people for making it happen (Frank and the committee, the catering supplied by Fiona and Judi, all of the setup and breakdown crew... look there's too many, so if you've been forgotten, please forgive me). A special shout-out to Adam, our judge who made sure not a single line call went the wrong way, and a big thank you to David Hodges for stepping in as photographer for the day. See below for some examples of his great work!
If you were there today, why not drop a comment below?
It's nearly time for our annual Open Blossom Shoot! This is open to all ArcheryGB members, and costs £8.00 for a Senior and £4.00 for Juniors to enter (Lichfield Archers members also have to pay!) - this includes a buffet at the end of the tournament.
The round is an American which consists of:
30 arrows @ 60yds
30 arrows @ 50yds and
30arrows @ 40yds.
This is shot on the full size 122cm face with English scoring. We can also accommodate shorter junior rounds relevant to junior age groups.
This shoot is unusual in being a "Turn up and Shoot" tournament, where you have to turn up by 12.00 noon, pay your money and be given a space!
Could all Lichfield Archers (who are able enough) help with the setup from 11.00am, please!
This shoot also includes the presentation of the Richard Butlin trophy to the Lichfield archer who shoots highest above their outdoor handicap level.
Weather forecast is currently good, with no rain expected. Full tournament report to follow the event...
The sun was out for the traditional Lichfield Archers St. George's Day Shoot today! Sighters were at 11am, with a choice of three rounds for the thirteen archers who turned out. All bow types were represented.
On the St. George round, the Longbow prize was taken by David Murcott with a respectable 204 (a superb new club record), the Compound by records officer William Swingler with 878 and the Recurve by Quentin Kozma with 623.
Ian Smith was the Longbow champion for the The Albion round (a score of 89 - ANOTHER new club record), with Duane Davies scooping the Compound with a 932. Top spot in the Recurve category was Bob Allcock who scored 712.
Finally, the Windsor round had a field of three recurve archers, with Alan Broadley's score of 892 clinching him the crown.
FULL SCORES HAVE BEEN UPLOADED IN THE "COMPETITIONS" SECTION.
Frank Parker managed to put new meaning into the expression "aim high" with this cool miss at 100 yards... Still went on the scoresheet as an "M," unfortunately for him!
Winners and runners-up had a choice: take the medal or take the Easter egg! See below for some photos (and special thanks to Fiona Parker for her skills as photographer for the day... and apologies for including the photo of her refusing to have her picture taken!)
To enter you need to shoot 3 Portsmouth rounds at any time during the month of February. You must shoot one round with a Recurve bow, one round with a Compound bow, and one round with either a Longbow - or a Wooden club bow shot without sights, or American flat bow. These last 2 bow types would be subject to a score reduction of 10% to allow for them having arrow rests.
You may shoot as many practice rounds with any bow that you wish, but to use the score your score sheet must be marked “Triarrowthon” before you start.
You may enter scores that are shot for your round of the month.
All scores must be witnessed and signed for and marked “Triarrowthon” you should then put them in the normal scores box outside the range. The results will be announced by the Records Officer at the end of the month.
All Compound scores to be shot using INNER TEN .
As this is an unofficial club shoot it will be open to associate as well as direct members.
This will involve archers voluntarily sharing bows. should you need to borrow a recurve or compound or longbow we will endeavour to come up with something suitable for you.
We have one main trophy donated for the overall winner, any other donations would be welcome.