George’s Newsletter – June 2017

As always,June was a busy month for us.Four tournaments and two Have-a-Go sessions involve members in organizing the events,coaching, judging,and providing working parties on the day,as well as shooting too.

Have-a-Go sessions for Sherwood Rotary and Southwell Lions provided a “taster”introduction to our sport, and both groups had an enjoyable evening – visitors and instructors alike

Our first tournament of the month was an Archery GB World Record Status Double 720 – two sessions each of 72 arrows [maximum possible score of 720 points] shot at 70,60 and 50 metres. 74 archers took part. Linda Telford was the Organizer and Mario Stankovic the Director of Shooting.

Susan Stankovic organized two shoots on the second week-end. The Saturday saw 63 archers take part in the 69th Sheriff of Nottingham’s Golden Arrow Tournament shooting 6 dozen arrows at 60 yards. This long-standing shoot is always very popular and attracts archers from across the county.

The second shoot of the week-end was the second round of Notts Archery Society’sSummer League, which included the second part of the Oregon Challenge, a postal match against The Sherwood Archers of Oregon,USA. 120 archers shooting on 31 bosses [targets] made an impressive sight! Results of the League and the Challenge will be published after the final round later in the Summer.On the day, Tristan Armes [Group 3 recurve] and Reece Buckland [Junior longbow] won awards at the Golden Arrow and Richard Gentle [Longbow] was the best longbow over the two parts of the Oregon Challenge.

We hosted the East Midlands Archery Society’sChampionships which is one of the selection shoots for the County team members for the coming tournaments. David Salmon organized the event, and Mario Stankovic was Judge-in-Charge, and as EMAS Chairman he was also the Gentleman Patron, presenting the awards at the end of the shoot. 64 archer took part, shooting the York Round [12 dozen arrows at 100, 80 and 60 yards] Club member Lee Waterfield won the 100 yards distance medal for compound bows.

Finally, congratulations to Richard Gentle [longbow] and Alex Hawley [ barebow] who won their categories at the Bramcote Archers’Midsummer Evening Tournament.