SHERWOOD ARCHERS – October 2016 newsletter
We started off October with our annual 2-Way Longbow/Barebow Shoot. This is shot at 80, 60 and 50 yards, the Albion Round. Targets are set at both ends of the field, so archers shoot and walk all day; no chairs or tents etc, just a steady day’s shooting. This year we included a Windsor Round at 60, 50, 40 yards, for archers preferring the shorter distances. Although only 19 archers took part, we all had an enjoyable day, from sherry and cake at the start, right through to the presentation of trophies and medals, and the winnings of the gold-sweep at the end. Nick Bennett was our best-shooting member, taking 3rd place at his first 2-way shoot, and his first 80yds shoot!
Longbow Albion round – Adrianne Goodwin [Bingham] and Wayne Hibberd [Derwent] Longbow Windsor round – Andy and Carrie Mortimore [AGB]
Barebow Albion round – Charles Mosley [Aardwolf] and Jeanette Bramley [Derwent]
Only one of our members went to Bassetlaw Bowmen’s Western Shoot [60 and 50 yards]; Susan Stankovic took 1st place Lady Compound.
Our last outdoor tournament of the season took place at the end of the month on the day after the clocks went back. Fortunately everyone had remembered, so no-one arrived an hour early this year! The Pie and Beans Shoot is always a popular event and this year we had 105 archers entered to shoot the Western Round. We all arrived to a grey drizzle-damp morning and although the drizzle soon stopped, the cloud stayed on. Nevertheless we had a good day, enjoyed the pies, beans and apple pies for lunch, and some of us took home medals and raffle prizes too. Sherwood Archers novices and juniors did particularly well, creating new club records: Juniors Jo Bennett and Reece Buckland and novice Tristan Armes along with club member Alex Hawley are now all in the Club Record Book. Carrie Mortimore [GNAS] also claimed a regional longbow record. A successful day with which to end the outdoor season, and a big thank-you to everyone who helped to make everything go so smoothly.
Now we can concentrate on our indoor shooting, with just a monthly short “Frostbite” shoot out of doors [no matter what the weather!]