Thank you to all the volunteers that supported this event, once again it went like clockwork and as usual our judges Richard Jones and Adrian Gifkins were ‘very user friendly’ and helped deliver a very enjoyable day.
In the interest of balance encouraging entries was harder than it should have been and with Deer Park providing 77% of the entries that was disappointing.
Therefore it was not surprising that we took 16 of the 22 titles! Cleve also did very well with 4 of their 6 archers winning! Once again there were more female than male entries, which seems to be a consistent pattern in Gloucestershire. Also there was a good number of first time in formal competition entrants so that is also a positive.
James Howse recorded 590 and Lucy Mason again equaled the National Record with 587. A special mention for Antony Wiseman from Fast & Loose who won the Boys under 18 Recurve, he has switched from left to right handed and adapted really well.
Last weeks Club Target Portsmouth combined with this event should hopefully set our juniors up for the British Junior Championships in a couple of weeks time.
To ensure the event was as cost effective as possible spare places were taken by adults, congratulations to John Craigie who recorded a PB shooting longbow with a creditable score.
Annual Club Awards Evening – Friday 20th
More than 140 attending an evening of fun and celebration of our achievements during 2015. A great family evening out, hot food, great entertainment and videos celebrating another good year for just £5 per head! Copies of the videos and awards will be posted on the website that weekend.
Club Prize Draw/Raffle
Will take place on the 19th December at a fun shoot with lots of refreshments. We are hoping to get somewhere near the £2000 target we set ourselves earlier in the year. A big thank you to all the companies that have donated prizes.
Good luck to Graham
Graham Kent is in the process of completing the application form to train as a judge. Great news and the club will fully support him.