Georges News Letter May 2018

The recent spell of fine,sunny weather gave us some busy practice sessions at the field on club nights,and there were members shooting every day [enjoying the sunshine].

As usual at this time of the year there were a number of tournaments at local clubs.Jenny Bryan [Ladies compound] shot in the Lincoln 720,representing Nottinghamshire in the inter-counties championship.This was a head-to-head match, where the final round was a shoot-off , in which Jenny took the silver medal for second place.

The first round of the County Summer League was held at Bramcote and our members made a strong start in this three-round competition.First places went to Jenny Bryan [Lady Compound], Carrie Mortimore [Lady Longbow], Stephen Lamb [Gents Recurve] and Ethan Lamb [Junior Recurve], and our recurve and longbow teams are leading after this first round.

Congratulations to Carrie Mortimore[Lady Longbow] on gaining her Grand Master Bowman qualification at this early stage of the season.

Shooting at Wilford last week, new club records were set by Serena Lamb, Ethan Lamb and Jenny Bryan, and Jenny improved her handicap to a splendid 13

May Bank Holiday Sunday was the day of the York round at Welbeck Archers. There was a tricky,gusty wind, but even so our members had a good day. Ethan Lamb won his junior division with a score of 959, giving him his first Junior Master Bowman score of the season, a new club record and a new handicap of 63.Coincidentally, his father Stephen gained his first Bowman score of the season for the York Round, also with a score of 959.

Now a date for your calendar. On August 18th and 19th we will be hosting the English Archery Federation’s EuroNations Competition. This is a two-day event involving teams from the Commonwealth Nations in Europe on the first day and an Open Competition on the second day.This will be an opportunity to see international archery for the first time at Southwell and it is hoped that the event will create a lot of interest.More details will follow as we get closer to the time.

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Georges News Letter April 2018

At the end of March, the Inter-Counties Clout Championship was held at Kettering.Serena and Stephen Lamb,shooting as the Notts Barebow Team came second, and Serena’s score was a new county record for ladies barebow one-way clout at 125 metres. Well done,Serena.

On the eve of St George’s Day,six of our members went to the Western round [60 and 50 yards] at Bingham Leisure Centre Archers ground, and came home with medals: Ethan Lamb won the junior short length competition; Robin Carter was 2nd longbow and Richard Gentle 3rd; Stephen Lamb was !st Gent recurve and Serena Lamb 2nd Lady recurve. Great results all round

The first Beginners’ Course of the season is under way, organised by David Salmon, so we hope to have some new members soon.

Details of courses can be found on our website.

Twenty archers, members of Sherwood Archers and other local clubs, attended a First Aid Awareness session, presented by Mario Stankovic at our club-house. Mario provided us with an informative and entertaining evening, and those attending received their certificates of attendance which are a requirement for coaches of all levels,

Last and by no means least is the news, just received, that Jenny Bryan has been selected for the England Junior Archery Team for this season. This is a mark of recognition of the high level of shooting that she has achieved,and we offer Jenny our congratulations.

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Georges News Letter March 2018

Our club Clout Shoots over the past few months payed off when several of our members attended the Bramcote Open Clout Shoot, a selection shoot for the County team . Our juniors,Ethan Lamb [75metres] and Joanne Bennett [90 metres] both came first in their sections, and Serena and Stephen Lamb were both selected for the County senior team for the coming season.
The weather forecast for our final Frostbite Shoot of the season caused us to postpone for a week,and we managed to shoot on the pleasant Sunday between the two Arctic Sundays mid-month. Archers re-act well to good weather and three members improved their handicaps, and four set new records. Winners of the medals for the best scores for the Frostbite Series were Stephen Lamb [recurve]; Jason Millard [barebow]; Carrie Mortimore [longbow] and Ethan Lamb [junior].
As usual we held our Indoor Championships as the last indoor event of the season.There was a good turn-out and the hall was full, with all four bow disciplines represented. Our Indoor Champions for 2017/18 are Lee Waterfield [compound]; Martyn Smith [recurve]; Carrie Mortimore [longbow] and Steve Hughes [barebow]. Junior Champions are Ethan Lamb and Andrew Willoughby.
Medals were presented to the series winners of the monthly indoor Bray round,shot on a 40 cm face at 20 yds: Lee Waterfield [compound]; Stephen Lamb [recurve]; Carrie Mortimore [longbow];Alex Hawley [barebow] and Ethan Lamb [junior].
Now we move outdoors to start practising at the longer distances ready for the summer competitions.

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2018 EAF Senior Euro Nations Tournament

Sherwood Archers are proud to announce we are hosting the 2018 Senior Euro Nations Tournament over the  the weekend of 17th & 18th August 2018.

On Saturday archers from up to 11 nations will compete in a Double WA720 at our field in Southwell.  This will be followed by an awards ceremony at Brackenhurst college  as part of a banquet for the competing archers.

Sunday sees the opportunity to shoot with these international archers as we will be hosting an open double WA720 at the field which includes all those who shot on Saturday along with anyone who wishes to enter along side them. Spaces are of course limited so you willed to get your entries in quickly.

The link below will take you to the shoot pageant allow the download of the shoot entry form.

EAF Series Double WA720

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Rules of Shooting updated

Archery GB have updated the rules of shooting, the link below takes you to them for info.

updated rules of shooting

If you just look at the Changes document, at rule 306 Scoring, it is a useful refresher – things like pointing at your arrow as you call it’s value and waiting until all archers on a boss have scored before pulling any arrows.

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Privacy Policy

Sherwood Archers have adopted the privacy policy of Archery GB, a copy of which is available in the Information section of this website

New Privacy Policy

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George’s Newsletter February 2018

At the start of the month we hosted Indoor Championships for Nottinghamshire Archery Society at our winter venue,the Joseph Whitaker Leisure Centre,Rainworth. Our Secretary,Susan Stankovic,organised the event, and 116 archers from across the county took part in the three sessions. Our longbow archers had a successful shoot:Carrie Mortimore 1st Lady, Ron Pickering 1st Gentleman and Andy Mortimore 2nd Gentleman.
The weather for the February Frostbite was an improvement on the previous month, still cold, but very little rain. Winners were Stephen Lamb [recurve], Jason Millard [flatbow trophy], George Brown [longbow] and Ethan Lamb [Junior].
After the Frostbite,we held our Annual General Meeting in the clubhouse. Members heard reports from the officers and elections were held for the committee and officers for the 2018 season. Our Chairman of twenty-five years, Richard Coates,stood down and our new Chairman is Mario Stankovic. Our President thanked Richard for his years of service to Sherwood Archers, and we all look forward to seeing him shooting with us once again , after so long away from the shooting-line.
Last week we were pleased to welcome Roger Eastty and Vernon Webberley, from Southwell Lions, to our club-night,to present the Bob Eastty Charity Shield to our group of swimmers who raised the most money at the charity swim in October. Our fund-raisers were David Salmon, Oliver and Nathan Salmon, Ethan Lamb and Eric Burton. Well done,team.
Our Club Clout shoots,organised by Mario Stankovic, are becoming increasingly popular with members as they test their skill at the longest target distances we shoot , this time shooting to a flag in the ground. Winners were Jason Millard [flatbow at 180 yards], Jayne Fletcher [flatbow at 140 yards], and  Ethan Lamb [barebow at 80 yards]. Ethan, and Joanne Bennett at 100 yards, both claimed 3-clout end awards for three arrows in the highest scoring zone in the same end of six arrows – quite an achievement, and one not managed by any of the senior archers this time!

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George’s Newsletter January 2018

The conditions for the December Frostbite were even worse than we
had in November. The forecast was terrible and we expected heavy
snowfall and very low temperatures. Most of our regular frostbiters
stayed at home, but four barebow archers braved the snow and
congratulations are due to Jason Millard who set a new club record
for barebow.
Perhaps conditions for the January Frostbite will be more
At the last club-night in December, handicap medals were presented:
Best First Handicap – Stephen Lamb; Junior First Handicap – Ethan
Most Improved Senior Handicap – Tristan Armes; Most improved Junior
Handicap – Oliver Salmon .

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George’s Newsletter – September 2017

The Sherwood Meeting of the British Longbow Society took place on our field on the second Saturday in September.This annual event , hosted by our club, attracts longbow archers from surrounding counties. They maintain the tradition of two-way shooting popular in Victorian times. Gentlemen shot the York round [100/80/60 yds] and ladies shot the Double National round [60/50 yds ]. We were lucky with the weather and had an enjoyable shoot. The next day we welcomed members of The Wakefield Archers to Southwell for our annual challenge match for the SpeakTrophy. The winning club claims the honour of being the home of Robin Hood, either Sherwood Forest or Barnsdale Forest at Wakefield. Our team had a decisive win to keep Robin in Sherwood for another year. No doubt The Wakefield Archers will be keen to win him back next year! Our team consisted of Stephen Lamb and Martyn Smith[recurve], Jenny Bryan and Ashley Buckland [compound] and Carrie and Andy Mortimore[longbow].The standard of the shooting was very high and our archers broke several club,county and regional records.   On the following Sunday we held our Club Outdoor Championships, and once again we were lucky with the weather-just one short shower.We shot the Western round[60/50 yds for seniors] with shorter rounds for the juniors.Our champions on the day were Stephen Lamb and Serena Lamb [recurve], Lee Waterfield and Susan Stankovic[compound] , Richard Gentle and Carrie Mortimore [longbow] and Fred Kirkham [barebow]. Junior champions were Oliver Salmon[recurve] and Joanna Bennett and Reece Buckland [longbow]. The trophy for the best handicap score was won by Jason Millard and Reece Buckland took the wooden spoon for the worst white. Shooting on the following weekend at Bowmen of Glen in Leicestershire, Jenny Bryan came 2nd in the Double 720 on the Saturday, and won her age group on the Sunday. A very successful month for our members!

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George’s Newsletter – August 2017

Hardly a week has gone by without at least one event at the archery field, or our members shooting away from home.

Our Double National tournament [60/50 yds] at the start of July was well supported by archers from across the region. Stephen Lamb, shooting in his first competition created a new club record, and Reece Buckland set a new Junior longbow record for the National round

The next weekend, members shot in the County Championships at Bramcote Archers’ ground. Reece Buckland set new county and club records, and Alex Hawley set a newclub barebow record.

On the third weekend we hosted the English Open Longbow Championships for the English Archery Federation. This national event attracted longbow archers from across England and Wales, and we had a successful day. The English longbow champions are Cliff Gadd [Kent ] and Sheila Hudson [Lancashire]

The same week-end, Craig Bowley shot for the East Midlands at the Welbeck 1440, another County selection shoot, and took the silver medal[recurve].

Our final tournament in July was the Regional Double Head-to-head 720, as shot in the Olympics, where the results of the morning round give the groupings for the afternoon session, when the number of archers reduces on a knock-out basis until the final round shoot-off produces the winner. This was the first shoot of this kind in the county and we were pleased to be able to host this for the East Midlands Archery Society.

Tournaments were not the only activities in July . We held have-a-go sessions for the Fire Service and the Woodborough 20/20 group. Our Summer Beginners’ Course attracted 16 people, some of whom are already shooting with us as new members

August is normally a quieter month but we still had three events.We held a fun-shoot and barbecue for members to celebrate the opening of our new club-house – a really enjoyable evening for members and their guests.

We provided a have-a-go session at the Medieval Day at the Archbishop’s Palace, where over a hundred people of all ages tried their hand at archery and everyone enjoyed the day, going away pleased with their first attempt at our sport.

Finally, the third leg of this year’s Summer League competition was shot at Wilford Bowmen’s ground in Nottingham. Our members had a successful outing and came home with a variety of awards and records to their credit. There were new club records for Serena Lanb, Ethan Lamb,Ashley Buckland,Reece Buckland,Joanna Bennett and Alex Hawley. Improved handicaps for Jason Millard,Tristan Armes, and Stephen Lamb who also improved his classification to 2nd class archer in this his first season shooting

Hard work and good shooting everyone – Well done!

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