Georges News Letter June 2015

This month we welcomed Martin Maycock from Bowmen of Lyme,Cheshire, who was spending three weeks shooting with 17 clubs across the country from the South Coast to the Scottish Border, to raise funds for Help the Heroes.[wppa type=”photo” photo=”729″ size=”320″ align=”right” ][/wppa] We put on a 30 metre evening shoot,organised by David Salmon,and raised £300 for Martin’s appeal.The winners, who had to predict their scores most closely, were Martin himself, and Catherine Angus,who was just one point out in her prediction! Best scores for the different bow-styles went to Malcolm Douglas and Alice Wood-Stevens[recurve],Adrianne Goodwin[longbow],Lee waterfield and Becky lowe [barebow] Thanks to everyone who supported this event, either by shooting, sponsorship or donations.

Linda Telford organised our 2-day world record status event at the start of the month.This shoot included the East and West Midlands Regional Challenge. 62 archers took part on the Saturday,with the East Midlands teams the winners.On the Sunday there were 86 archers competing, including 23 juniors.12 of our members took part, including 6 of our newer archers.

Our next 2-day event,organised by Susan Stankovic, was  held on behalf of the Notts Archery Society.The 67th Golden Arrow Shoot attracted 60 archers.Lee Waterfield won the Gents Compound award,and a Bath and West Horh trophy for his score, and Reece Buckland won the Silver Goblet for the best junior of opposite gender to the winner. The Sunday shoot was the 2nd round of the Summer League along with the second part of the Oregon Challenge against archers of Oregon,USA. Susan Stankovic, Lee Waterfield and Martyn Smith gained places in the challeneg teams, and Christina Gimbel won one of the Sharp Goblets for her score.

We had an enjoyable afternoon at the Family Fun Day on the Burgage. Well over a hundred  would-be archers tried their hand[and eye] at our targets, some coming back for a second,or even third go.

Our juniors had their own tournament last Saturday, organised by Jon mcLaughlin, with a rounders match and a barbeque at lunchtime. Recurve medal winners were Alice Wood-Stevens[Gold], Matthew Pearson[silver] and Tim Gosling[bronze]. Reece Buckland won the longbow gold medal

Finally, congratulations to Charlotte Smith for reaching the head-to head stage of the inter-university shoot at Bradford University, where she is President of the Archery Society. Sadly it was not her day, losing to an  archer from Oxford, but well done all the same!


George Brown