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With regret it has been decided to cancel this years Halloween shoot.

The amount of rain this week, along with the groundwork on the shooting line means that it would not be safe underfoot and there is nowhere solid enough to park cars. 
Also, the weather forecast for tomorrow is for more rain and high winds (the garden centre have already had to cancel the firework show).

posted on behalf of the committee

Saturday 2nd November 2019

Starts at dusk – FEE £6 per adult, £4 for Juniors & Students

Please arrive by 4.30 pm so you can fix the snap lights on the arrows

Choice of two Soups & Roll

The Garden Centre’s firework display is on that night

Bring your own cut out pumpkin, this will form part of the targets

Guests welcome, but they are your responsibility

Snake bows & arrows will be provided

You can use your own snake bow – max 26 lbs

There are some very light Junior bows but

Juniors can bring their own bows but will use club arrows

We all use club arrows

2019 L&RCAA County Novice Shoot Results

This years County novice shoot was again hosted by the club on Sunday 8th September.

Thanks are due to the Lord Paramount Paramount Fred Stevens, the Judge, Field Captain Vic Simpson, and the Field Party, especially Kim Blakebrough on the day, and all those involved in setting up the field the day before and putting away afterwards. Without all these volunteers a shoot could not be run.

Please follow the link below for the results

8th Sept 2019 – L&RCAA County Novice Shoot

PopeYoungish Fun Shoot summary

Many thanks to all the archers for supporting the POPE – YOUNGish FunShoot on Saturday 31/08/2019 and the weather stayed fine to have a couple of extra games.

There were 16 archers, including 2 students, 2 juniors and what seemed to be a number of infants. After just one end most found that 45 seconds is plenty of time to shoot 6 arrows – as long as you’re not worried about direction …. or distance. Unfortunately nobody had a ‘6 scoring arrows’ end, so mystery prize remained unclaimed. Although a small (?) number of ‘no scoring arrows’ ends were noted.

After no KRCs* the results were:

1st place Dave Whiffin with 116 points

2nd place Khizar Ibrahim with 75 points

3rd place Alan Zenthon with 67 points

To carry on the club tradition of supporting charities, half of the monies collected were donated to the charity  –  Aspire Channel Swim 2019 | Swimming Challenge For Charity – that Nicola Theakston is swimming 22 miles for, to raise money to support people with a spinal cord injury.

But it was also noted that accuracy had been held back for the “no-beer” beer leg. Each archer put £1 into the pot, then 5 people shot 1st of three arrows then another five people then another five. Then everyone shot their 2nd arrow, then their 3rd arrow. And the nearest the + won the pot. The (very) lucky winner was John Knowles – all the practise with a compound bow paying off at last.


We received:

  • £16 from previous fun shoot
  • £74.50 from entry fees and food purchases
  • £5 from non-shooting member

We have used this as:

  • £16 on food
  • £37.50 donated to Aspire Channel Swim 2919
  • £42.00 in hand for future events (includes £5 from non-shooting member)

*KRC = Kens Rule Change

Pope-Young Custom Shoot – UPDATED

We have only had a handful of members sign up to the planned Pope Young-ish fun shoot on Saturday 31st August. If you are interested in attending can you please let Bill or Ken know, either via the sign up form in the club house or via the Facebook event in the clubs Facebook page.

If we have less than 12 members signed up by 15th August the event may have to be cancelled.

For full round details please see below;