Archery Championships at Southwell

For the second time this year Sherwood Archers hosted a major tournament for The English Archery Federation. This time it was for the Euro-Nations and Commonwealth European Championships, and many club members were involved: Secretary Susan Stankovic was the Organiser, Chairman Mario Stankovic was Judge-in-Charge, Treasurer Linda Telford recorded the scores during the day and Serena Lamb and her family organised the lunches for the visiting archers. A team of members made up the working party which set up the field for the two-day event and drove the mini-buses to and from Brackenhurst, where the archers were staying, as well as to stations and airports.

Representative teams from England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Jersey took part on the first day, in warm, sunny conditions. At the Presentation Banquet on the Saturday evening, at Brackenhurst, awards were presented by Sherwood Archers’ President, George Brown and his wife. The England team swept the board in all categories except the Ladies Individual recurve, which went to Wales. The Small Nations Trophy was awarded to the team from Jersey.

The second day was an Open Competition. 23 archers from various clubs, including 6 members from Sherwood Archers, joined the archers from Saturday, making a good field of 70. England men dominated the Men’s Recurve, Derwent Bowmen took all three Men’s Compound medals, Wales won the Women’s Recurve, and Jersey the Women’s Compound. Sherwood’s Reece Buckland took the longbow medal, and Lantarnam Archers the barebow medal.

The tournament was a great success, everything going very smoothly, under the leadership of Susan Stankovic, supported by the members of Sherwood Archers, and was much appreciated by those taking part, and by the English Archery Federation. Thanks are due to Southwell Town Council, Custom Built Archery, KG Archery and Asda for their support.

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Georges News Letter August 2018

July and August have been a busy time, so here is a diary of our events

July 1st  56 archers came to our Double National Competition.Our members shot well: Stephen Lamb 1stgentR/C, Serena Lamb 2ndlady R/C, Lee Waterfield 3rdgent Comp, Carrie Mortimore 1stlady L/B and Ethan Lamb 1stJnr R/C

July 8th Members shot in the Notts County Championships at Bramcote. Carrie and Andy Mortimore[L/B],Ethan Lamb[Jnr R/C] and Alex Hawes[Novice R/C]all took gold. Stephen and Serena Lamb and Darran Lowe were selected for the Notts team for the Thoresby Trophy Inter Counties shoot.

July 14th We hosted the English Archery Federation’s English Longbow Championships. Archers from across the country took part. Champions were Carrie Mortimore [Sherwood] and Cliff Gadd[Raven Archers, Canterbury].

Our summer Beginners’ Course was run by David Seymour and we are pleased to welcome new members to the club.

July 30th A group of members provided a Have-a-Go at the Medieval Fair held in the Archbishop’s Palace Gardens.Over 100 youngsters “had a go”. Great fun.

July 31st The visiting group of children from Belarus ,and their hosts, enjoyed a Have-a-Go organised by Linda Telford, helped by members.

August 2nd Mario and Susan Stankovik and Mark Burton went to help at the British Transplant Games in Birmingham.

August 11th Mario organised a Fun Shoot for members and their families. Unusual targets and unfamiliar bows , followed by supper cooked by Linda and Jason Millard, made for an enjoyable evening.

August 12th The Summer League final round was held at Bramcote. Our longbow and recurve teams were 1stand 2nd respectively. Carrie Mortimore, Ethan Lamb and Reece Buckland all gained gold.

August 17th/18th  We hosted the EAF Euro-Nations Championships. The England teams swept the board on the Saturday, and almost did the same on the Sunday.The whole event was a great success and a full report appears elsewhere in the Bramley.

August 24th  At our club night, we gathered to remember Les Leslie who passed away earlier in the month. His family joined us at the field; our president paid tribute to Les , and Andy Tomalin, one of his shooting companions at the Monday sessions, shot the memorial black  arrow, our traditional archer’s farewell.

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Archery GB Membership Benefits

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Georges News Letter June 2018

At the start of June we held our Open Double 720 Tournament, 72 arrows in the morning, shot at 50 metres[compound] and 70 metres [recurve],   repeated in the afternoon, with 10 points for a gold,giving a possible score of 720 for each round. Organised by Linda Telford and Susan Stankovic, the shoot attracted ninety archers, and our members had a good day. Andy and Carrie Mortimore [longbow] and Serena and Ethan Lamb [recurve] set new club records, and Jenny Bryan[compound]  set new club,county and regional records and was only 6 points off a national record

Lincoln Archers hosted the East Midlands Archery Society’s York/Hereford competition in the middle of the month. Jenny Bryan set new club,county and regional records,this time for the Hereford round, and with Lee Waterfield won the Team Trophy shield.

At the time of writing, Jenny is shooting with Team GB in the Euro Youth Championships at Patras in Greece. Good luck,Jenny.

Well done,everyone.

ps   Jenny won Silver in the Head to Head Individual shoot-off, and Silver in the Team Final.

Well Done

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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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