This year, the East Midlands Inter-Counties Team Tournament for the Thoresby Trophy was held at Bramcote Archers’ ground. Eight of our members shot in the Nottinghamshire team: Martyn and Charlotte Smith [recurve], Richard Gentle and Mario Stankovic [longbow], Susan Stankovic,Lee Waterfield and Ashley Buckland [compound] and Steve Gamble [barebow].Sadly, Nottinghamshire’s only winners were the barebow team.
Back at Maythorne, we hosted the British Longbow Society’s Sherwood Meeting. Two-way York round [gentlemen] and Double National [ladies] attracted archers from across the Midlands and the North of England,among them, the Society’s President, Don Richardson. The weather was fine and the shoot was , as usual, very successful.
The following week-end saw a team from The Wakefield Archers come to Southwell to shoot for “The Honour of Robin Hood” in the shape of The Speak Trophy. This is an annual challenge Albion Round shot either here, in Sherwood or at Wakefield, both places claiming Robin Hood as their own. We had a fine, sunny day, and the shoot was an enjoyable, good-spirited event, followed by an excellent buffet meal at The Admiral Rodney.I’m pleased to report that our team claimed victory by over four hundred points, so for this year, at least, we can claim Robin Hood as ours! Our winning team was Malcolm Douglas and David Salmon [recurve], Lee Waterfield and Arthur Williams [compound] and Richard Gentle and George Brown [longbow]. Lee and Richard also took medals for having the top score in their bow-type, and there was a special award for Alex Hawley , scoring over 700 points for the first time, at his shorter Windsor round Susan Stankovic improved her Club Record for the Albion round by thirty points.
Finally this month, we held our Club Outdoor Championships. Once again, we had a fine,sunny day which made the shoot all the more enjoyable. Our champions for this year are: Martyn Smith and Christina Gimbel[recurve], Lee Waterfield and Susan Stankovic [compound], Alex Hawley [barebow],Richard Gentle [longbow] Junior champions are Matthew Pearson[recurve] and Reece Buckland [longbow]. The Handicap Champion is George Smith, shooting way over his expected score!
Well Done everyone.