Georges Barmley News March 2014

Our final Frostbite Round of the winter was shot at the start of March and we were pleased to see so many of our new members shooting outside for the first time. Twenty two members took part, and the winners were Peter Burns [recurve] ,David Orwin [Compound], Mario Stankovic [Longbow], and Lee Waterfield [Barebow]. Best Junior was Harvey Morris-Daws. A special mention for Malcolm Douglas,shooting his second Frostbite, doubling his score and taking 10 points off his handicap.

  At the end of the month four of our members shot for the County at the East Midlands Archery Society’s Clout Shoot ,hosted by the Northamptonshire Archery Society. Clout shooting is a test of distance and accuracy, shooting at 180 yards to a low flag marking the centre of the concentric scoring circles marked on the ground. Our members all shot well and their scores were counted in the County’s total. Martyn Smith was 1st Notts Recurve,and George Smith was 2nd, whilst Charlotte Smith was 2nd NottsLady Barebow , and Ashley Buckland was 2nd Notts Lady Compound, helping the Notts Compound team to 2nd place. Charlotte,George and Ashley all shot the senior distances. Well done,everyone!

 Finally, congratulations to Ashley Buckland and Peter Burns, who have successfully completed the Level 1 Coaching Course and now join our growing team of qualified coaches.

 The Indoor season ends with our Indoor Championships at the start of April and then we move outside and start the first of our Beginners’ Courses.


George Brown