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.

So,

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

New Boss Covers

You 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.

Anyone 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 replacement.

Each cover can be put on and taken off by one person.

The 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.

Diary of Up coming Events – Updated 30th April

11th May WA70m & H2H – Bowmen of Glen 8:00 am to 6:00 pm Saturday

12th May selection shoot hosted by Bowmen of Glen all day Sunday

18th May “Big Weekend” 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Saturday

26th May York/Hereford hosted by LAOFAC all day Sunday

28th May First Responder Course 5:30 to 8:30 pm Tuesday

Summer Fun Shoot replacing Pope Young event – TBA

Summer Thistly Meadow Fete – TBA

2nd June 2 Way Western – Long Bow 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm Sunday

15th June “Dawn to Dusk” shoot 4:41 am to 9:28 pm Saturday

16th June EMAS Champs York/Hereford – Wellingborough – all day Saturday

July Ladies WI Have-a-go – TBA

August Blesma Have-a-go – TBA

4th August County Champs – hosts Kirby Muxloe 8:00 am to 6:00pm Sunday

18th August LAOFAC Club Champs & H2H 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm Sunday

25th August Western – Fosse COA 10:00 am to 7:00 pm Sunday

1st OR 8th September L&RCAA County Novice Tournament hosted by LAOFAC Sunday

28th September Wand Shoot 1:00pm to 6:00 pm Saturday

2nd November Halloween Shoot 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm Saturday

26th December Boxing Day Fun Shoot 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Aiming for Tokyo 2020

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;

https://www.gofundme.com/get-me-to-tokyo-2020

 

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;

LAOFAC