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.
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.
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.
£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)
may have noticed that some of the field bosses now have new covers on
them. This is to protect the foam inserts from the rain, the cold and
damp conditions, to try to preserve the foam so that it will need
replacing less frequently.
The covers have been specially made to fit the bosses at quite a cost and so when you come to use one of the bosses, YOU MUST NOT LEAVE THE COVERS NEXT TO OR BEHIND THE BOSS WHILE YOU SHOOT.
The covers MUST be taken off the field and placed behind the equipment line while shooting and put back on when you have finished.
If you feel that you may miss the target and potentially hit the target
next to it, can you please make sure to remove that cover as well.
found not to be adhering to this advice and subsequently damages the
covers by accidentally shooting them, will be charged up to £50 for a
Each cover can be put on and taken off by one person.
cover sits on the top corners of the boss and then using the bungee
cords (3 on each side) is secured in place by looping the cords over the
hooks at the back off the boss
If you have any questions or are not quite sure how to remove/fit them, please ask someone for help or guidance.
You are all probably aware we have a Paralympian in our ranks in the shape of our Chairman Fred Stevens. What you may not know is we have another archer aiming to follow Fred’s path and represent TeamGB at the Tokyo Paralympics in 2020, in the form of Steve Gill.
If you would like to help Steve on the road to Tokyo he is always appreciative of help arrow pulling and tea/coffee making down at the field.
And if anyone would like to help out with funding his endeavours you can make a donation here;
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.