As usual, the weeks either side of Christmas only have a few tournaments, but we have some successes to report.
In December,some of our members went to the Foxes Archery Club indoor tournament in Leicestershire to shoot the Worcester Round, consisting of 5 dozen arrows at 20yards , into an 18inch ,5 zone black and white face. Ashley Buckland created a Regional and Club Record for Junior Lady Compound, and Susan Stankovic created a Club Record for Lady Compound.
Our Frostbite Shoot, at the beginning of January,saw 15 archers taking part on what turned out to be quite a pleasant morning. Highest scores went to John Watts [recurve],David Oram [compound], George Brown [longbow] and Joanna Bennett [Junior recurve], but overall best results were Adrian Boud,and John Porter who improved their Frostbite scores by 28 points since November.
Our Indoor Open 18 metre World Record Status FITA shoot attracted 60 archers to our indoor venue at the Joseph Whitaker Sports Centre,Rainworth. This shoot always provides some strong competition .Club members Steve Gamble [Longbow],Jenny Place[LadyLongbow] and Joanna Bennett[Junior Lady Recurve] all won their sections, and Simon Froggatt[Compound] and Harvey Morris-Daws[Junior Recurve] took second places.
We shall be holding Beginners’ Courses again this year, during April, July and September, so if you would like to take part yourself, or perhaps give one as a present, please contact our Club Secretary, Susan Stankovic, on 01636 814494