Records Officer Report – January

03/02/2020

Welcome to the January Report. The postal leagues are ongoing, with 18 Portsmouth and 14 Frostbite scores for January. Please continue to do so for the next two months. Scores from additional members, regardless of perceived skill level, are welcome, as the teams are not fixed. The best scores form the team each month and in the event of illness or other absence, even the newest of members could contribute.

The Grand Prix continues to be popular, with three rounds done and two to go. February (4th and 7th) will be a Vegas. This uses a special three-spot, triangular 40cm face. Each spot must be shot in order and targets must also be placed at the top and bottom of the boss, with half the round shot on each.

A separate report on the Grand Prix and Postal leagues was made on the website mid-January and another will be posted mid-February, once I have the postal results backs from DCAS.

I have entered 17 scores from the club in to the annual Archery GB January Challenge. I will publish the results in one of these reports (or the League report) when they are released. Hopefully, it won’t be as late as it was last year!

If you are unsure about anything, feel free speak to me in person, via records@yelvertonbowmen.co.uk or the club Facebook page.

Here’s what members achieved in January

Indoor Classifications

  • Stan Axworthy earned his ‘E’
  • Darren Bennion regained his ‘A’ for Compound
  • Terry Harris earned his ‘G’
  • Jenny Kerchey regained her ‘D’
  • Karen Ingram earned her ‘G’ for Longbow
  • Oliver Pruden earned his ‘F’
  • Jim Start regained his ‘F’ for Longbow
  • Nick Tripp earned his ‘E’

Tables with the required scores for classifications can be found here.

252 Scheme

  • Karen Ingram earned her 20 yards for Longbow, having previously earned it for Barebow
  • Gavin Lewarne earned his 50 yards

Details of the 252 scheme can be found here.

Club Records

  • Darren Bennion (Gentleman Recurve Master): Frostbite – 355, Worcester – 269
  • Pasty Cain (Gentleman Barebow Senior + Master): Worcester – 234
  • Jenny Hutchinson (Ladies Master Recurve): Portsmouth – 357
  • Karen Ingram (Ladies Senior+Master Longbow): Junior National – 234, Short Warwick – 102
  • Ricky Munt (Gentleman Barebow Senior): Short Junior Warwick – 350
  • Oliver Pruden (Gentleman Recurve U12): Bray 1 – 110
  • Alister Smith (Gentleman Longbow Senior): Worcester – 144
  • Linda Wright (Ladies Barebow Senior + Master):Junior Windsor – 844, Short National – 469, Short Windsor – 583, Worcester – 202

The most recent tables of club records can be found here.

Events

Take a look at the DCAS events calendar and see if there are any competitions you fancy trying. Indoor season is a great opportunity to try a competition, as the distances are obviously a lot shorter. If in doubt, speak to the hosting club’s tournament organiser.

The club will be hosting the DCAS Indoor Championships in late February, so this is a great option to look at. Please note that we will also be after volunteers to help run the day and set up the hall the night before.

If you attend (or are planning to attend) a competition, please let me know (and add the round to your score card!). Also, let me know if you earn any badges (Roses, Stars, etc) or if you manage to attain the lofty ranks of Master Bowman and Grand Master Bowman.

Thus ends the Records Report for January. Please let me know if there are any errors, omissions, etc and I hope that you continue to provide me with material to put into these reports. If you don’t want to be mentioned in reports, please let me know.

League Report – December/January

19/01/2020

Welcome to the first report of the New Year. This focuses on the club’s progress in the County Postal Leagues as well as in-house competitions, such as the Tavistock Trophy and Grand Prix.

The majority of the material below focuses on results from December. However, because of the timing of the Grand Prix, I have also included the January progress from that.

DCAS Indoor Postals (Portsmouth) – December

For those unfamiliar with the format; Archers shoot a Portsmouth round under competition conditions and the top three scores for each bow type form a team (and the following archers form the ‘B team’, ‘C team’, etc if a club enters multiple teams). These scores are sent to DCAS and clubs compete against each other from November to March.

This month, we won two of our matches and lost three. Below are the results tables from DCAS and a table that I keep myself for progress within the club. Take a look and see how you/we did.

Please continue to provide scores, even if you don’t feel that you will make the teams. A low score is better than a zero and if there is illness, etc then even the newest member could potentially make the team.

DCAS Outdoor Postals (Frostbite) – December

The Frostbite teams are selected in the same way as the Portsmouth, with the top three scores forming each team. There is a restriction, however that a maximum of one compound archer may be in each team.

As with the Indoor Postal, archers shoot a Frostbite round and the top three scores form a team. Unlike the Portsmouth, teams are not bow specific (with the exception of the new Longbow team). Archers from any bow style can contribute to the teams, although there is a maximum of one Compound allowed per team.

In December we won all three of our matches. Below are the results tables from DCAS as well as the table that I keep myself. Take a look and see how you/we did.

Please continue to provide scores, even if you don’t feel that you will make the teams. A low score is better than a zero and if there is illness, etc then even the newest member could potentially make the team.

Yelverton Bowmen Tavistock Trophy – December

The Tavistock Trophy is an internal competition run using the scores entered in the Indoor Postal. The highest cumulative score for each category over the five months wins. In the event of a category only having a single participant, they will be included in the most appropriate alternative (normally forming a unisex bow category).

At present the categories are Gents Barebow, Ladies Barebow, Compound (unisex), Longbow (unisex), Gents Recurve and Ladies Recurve. The current standings can be seen on the table below.

Yelverton Bowmen Grand Prix – January

The Grand Prix is new this year and has been well received. Each month, a different round is shot, with the scores being adjusted by the members’ handicaps (November was a WA18, December a WA25 and January a Worcester). In the table below, the first column for each month is the actual score entered. The second column is the adjusted score. In theory, if a person shoots a score in keeping with their handicap, they will receive an adjusted score of 1440.

The nature of the competition means that nothing is set in stone. Somebody currently near the bottom of the rankings could leap towards the top if they score sufficiently better than their handicap in a future round.

Records Officer Report – December

05/01/2020

Welcome to the December Report. The 2019 outdoor year has now finished and 2020 has begun. Well done to all those who maintained their classifications and handicaps in 2019 and congratulations to those who improved or have gained one for the first time. As most of you are aware, classifications need to be regained each season. Additionally, the top three handicaps entered by you this year are averaged and the resulting number forms the starting handicap for the New Year. If you only shoot Tuesday/Friday, then you’ll need to wait until April (date to be confirmed) before you can start your 2020 Outdoor campaign. Those who shoot on Sundays can start regaining from January 4th. 252s are a one-time thing, so no need to earn them again.

The postal leagues are ongoing, with 20 Portsmouth and 16 Frostbite scores for December. Please continue to do so for the next three months. Scores from additional members, regardless of perceived skill level, are welcome, as the teams are not fixed. The best scores form the team each month and in the event of illness or other absence, even the newest of members could contribute.

The Grand Prix continues to be popular, with two rounds done and three to go. January (7th and 10th) will be a Worcester (not a Vegas as originally stated in the November report). This uses a special five-zone black and white target and a five-arrow end (make sure you have enough fletched arrows ready to go). Targets must also be placed at the top and bottom of the boss, with half the round shot on each.

A separate report on the Grand Prix and Postal leagues was made on the website mid-December and another will be posted mid-January, once I have the postal results backs from DCAS.

If you are unsure about anything, feel free speak to me in person or via the club email/Facebook page.

Here’s what members achieved in December…

Indoor Classifications

  • Jinine Cox earned her F
  • Iain Lees earned his C
  • Nick Tripp earned his F
  • Ian Wardhaugh earned his F

Tables with the required scores for classifications can be found here.

252 Scheme

  • Callum Farmer earned his 20 yards
  • Nick Tripp earned his 30 yards
  • Charlotte Wardhaugh earned her 20 yards
  • Ian Wardhaugh earned his 30 yards

Details of the 252 scheme can be found here.

Club Records

  • Darren Bennion (Gentleman Recurve Master): WA25 – 530
  • Pasty Cain (Gentleman Barebow Master): WA25 – 452
  • Jonathan Ingram (Gentleman Recurve Senior): Frostbite – 326, WA18 (Three Spot) – 537, WA18 (Three Spot) (Double) – 1047
  • Alister Smith (Gentleman Longbow Senior): WA18 (Double) – 579, WA25 – 380
  • Jim Start (Gentleman Longbow Master): Frostbite – 182
  • Linda Wright (Ladies Barebow Senior + Master): WA25 – 382

The most recent tables of club records can be found here.

Competitions

James, Jonathan, Iain, Alister, Jim and Linda attended the Plymouth University charity shoot mid-month. This was a double WA18 plus a fun head-to-head.

  • James (Longbow Gents) was fourth in the single and double WA18 and then fourth again in the head-to-head
  • Jonathan (Recurve Gents) was fourth in the single and second in the double WA18. He then made it to the quarter-finals in the head-to head. He also set new club records for the single and double WA18 and earned his Black WA Target badge.
  • Iain (Compound Gents) was third in both the single WA18 and the head-to-head. He also earned his Black WA Target badge.
  • Alister (Longbow Gents) was second for both the single and double WA18. He then came third in the head-to-head. He also set a club record for the double WA18.
  • Jim shot both Barebow and Longbow on the day. With Longbow, he placed fifth for the single WA18. With Barebow, he placed second in the single WA18 and then second again in the combined-gender head-to-head.
  • Linda (Barebow Ladies) was second in the singe WA18.

Congratulations to all.

Take a look at the DCAS events calendar and see if there are any competitions you fancy trying. Indoor season is a great opportunity to try a competition, as the distances are obviously a lot shorter. If in doubt, speak to the hosting club’s tournament organiser.

The club will be hosting the DCAS Indoor Championships in late February, so this is a great option to look at. Please note that we will also be after volunteers to help run the day.

If you attend (or are planning to attend) a competition, please let me know (and add the round to your score card!). Also, let me know if you earn any badges (Roses, Stars, etc) or if you manage to attain the lofty ranks of Master Bowman and Grand Master Bowman.

Thus ends the Records Report for December. Please let me know if there are any errors, omissions, etc and I hope that you continue to provide me with material to put into these reports. If you don’t want to be mentioned in reports, please let me know.

League Update – November

15/12/2019

Welcome to the inaugural League Report. This focuses on the club’s progress in the County Postal Leagues as well as in-house competitions, such as the Tavistock Trophy and Grand Prix.

I hope to publish this report around the same time each month, although it will depend on when I receive the results from DCAS. Keep an eye out on the website and Facebook page for updates.

The majority of the material below focuses on results from November. However, because of the timing of the Grand Prix, I have also included the December progress from that.

DCAS Indoor Postals (Portsmouth) – November

Due to the increased number of participating archers, I entered an additional Recurve and Longbow team this year, resulting in three Recurve, one Compound and one Longbow team for the club.

For those unfamiliar with the format; Archers shoot a Portsmouth round under competition conditions and the top three scores for each bow type form a team (and the following archers form the ‘B team’, ‘C team’, etc if a club enters multiple teams). These scores are sent to DCAS and clubs compete against each other from November to March.

In this first month, we won three of our matches and lost two. Below are the results tables from DCAS and a table that I keep myself for progress within the club. Take a look and see how you/we did.

Please continue to provide scores, even if you don’t feel that you will make the teams.

DCAS Outdoor Postals (Frostbite) – November

The Frostbite teams are selected in the same way as the Portsmouth, with the top three scores forming each team. There is a restriction, however that a maximum of one compound archer may be in each team.

New to this year, DCAS is trialing a Longbow-only team. As a result, I entered a Longbow team, in addition to the existing two mixed teams.

As with the Indoor Postal, archers shoot a Frostbite round and the top three scores form a team. Unlike the Portsmouth, teams are not bow specific (with the exception of the new Longbow team). Archers from any bow style can contribute to the teams, although there is a maximum of one Compound allowed per team.

In November we won one match and unfortunately lost the other two. Below are the results tables from DCAS as well as the table that I keep myself. Take a look and see how you/we did.

Please continue to provide scores, even if you don’t feel that you will make the teams.

Yelverton Bowmen Grand Prix – November and December

The Grand Prix is new this year and has been well received. Each month, a different round is shot, with the scores being adjusted by the members’ handicaps. In the table below, the first column for each month is the actual score entered. The second column is the adjusted score. In theory, if a person shoots a score in keeping with their handicap, they will receive an adjusted score of 1440.

The nature of the competition means that nothing is set in stone. Somebody currently near the bottom of the rankings could leap towards the top if they score sufficiently better than their handicap in a future round.

Yelverton Bowmen Tavistock Trophy – November

The Tavistock Trophy is an internal competition run using the scores entered in the Indoor Postal. The highest cumulative score for each category over the five months wins. In the event of a category only having a single participant, they will be included in the most appropriate alternative (normally forming a unisex bow category).

At present the categories are Gents Barebow, Ladies Barebow, Compound (unisex), Longbow (unisex), Gents Recurve and Ladies Recurve. The current standings can be seen on the table below.

Great work everyone, keep it up and check back again in January for the next update.

Records Officer Report – November

02/12/2019

Welcome to the November Report. Indoor season continues strongly, with several new classifications earned and club records set.

You can still pursue outdoor classifications and 252s on Sundays, as the outdoor season officially ends in December. I’ll need all outdoor scorecards filled in and given to me by then, so I can calculate end-of-year handicaps, etc.

The postal leagues have kicked off. I entered additional teams this year and these have been supported, with 21 Portsmouth scores and 16 Frostbites. Please continue to do so for the next four months. Scores from additional members, regardless of perceived skill level, are welcome, as the teams are not fixed. The best scores form the team each month. Please remember that December is a shorter shooting month due to Christmas (last indoor session is the 20th, returning on January 3rd), so get your scores in early.

The Grand Prix has been received well, with 20 people signing up (including myself, although I’m only doing it for fun). December’s round is a WA25 on the 3rd and 6th (hopefully competitors have their sight marks). January will be a Worcester, which uses a special five-zone black and white target and a five-arrow end. You will also shoot half on a top target and half on a bottom target.

A separate report on the Grand Prix and Postal leagues will be made on the club website once I have the postal results backs from DCAS.

If you are unsure about anything, feel free speak to me in person or via the club email or Facebook page.

Here’s what members achieved in November:

Indoor Classifications

  • Darren Bennion earned his ‘C’ for Recurve
  • Jenny Hutchinson earned her ‘G’
  • Shaun Rostock regained his ‘E’
  • Jim Start earned his ‘E’
  • Sarah Watson earned her ‘D’

Tables with the required scores for classifications can be found here.

252 Scheme

  • Adam Booker earned his 20 yards,
  • Jonathan Ingram earned his 30 yards for Barebow (having previously earned it for Recurve and Compound)
  • Heather Poole earned her 20 yards
  • Oliver Pruden earned his 20 yards

Details of the 252 scheme can be found here.

Club Records

  • Darren Bennion (Gentleman Recurve Master): Portsmouth – 569, WA18 – 519
  • Jenny Hutchinson (Ladies Recurve Master): Portsmouth – 317
  • Jonathan Ingram (Gentleman Recurve Senior): WA25 – 550
  • Karen Ingram (Ladies Longbow): Frostbite – 97 (Senior + Master), Junior Western – 332 (Senior + Master), Portsmouth – 233 (Master),
  • Shaun Rostock (Gentleman Barebow Senior + Master): Bray 1 – 190
  • Linda Wright (Ladies Barebow Senior + Master): Frostbite – 245, Junior National – 439, Junior Western – 619

The most recent tables of club records can be found here.

Competitions

Take a look at the DCAS events calendar and see if there are any competitions you fancy trying. Indoor season is a great opportunity to try a competition, as the distances are obviously a lot shorter. If in doubt, speak to the hosting club’s tournament organiser.

A nice local option is happening on December 14th, with the Plymouth University charity shoot.

If you attend (or are planning to attend) a competition, please let me know (and add the round to your score card!). Also, let me know if you earn any badges (Roses, Stars, etc) or if you manage to attain the lofty ranks of Master Bowman and Grand Master Bowman.

Thus ends the Records Report for November. Please let me know if there are any errors, omissions, etc and I hope that you continue to provide me with material to put into these reports. If you don’t want to be mentioned in reports, please let me know.

Records Officer Report – October

10/11/2019

Welcome to the (slightly late, Simon’s fault) October Report. As expected, Indoor season has picked up, with the number of indoor classifications earned and regained spiking.

You can still pursue outdoor classifications and 252s on Sundays, as the outdoor season officially ends in December. I’ll need all outdoor scorecards filled in and given to me by then, so I can calculate end-of-year handicaps, etc.

The Postal Leagues begin soon (Friday 1st for Indoor/Portsmouth and Sunday 3rd for Outdoor/Frostbite), as does the inaugural Grand Prix (the first round is a WA18, with scores to be shot on Tuesday 5th or Friday 8th only – unless approved by me in advance). Please ensure you get your scores into me as soon as possible and on official score sheets. Just as a heads up, the December round for the Grand Prix is a WA25, so if you are taking part, make sure you get a 25m sight mark in advance.

If you are unsure about anything, feel free speak to me in person or via the club email or Facebook page.

Here’s what members achieved in October.

Indoor Classifications

  • James Baker earned his ‘F’ for Longbow.
  • Simon Bench regained his ‘D’.
  • Darren Bennion earned his ‘D’ for Recurve.
  • Bruce Cox regained his ‘D’.
  • Marvin Doncaster regained his ‘D’.
  • Jonathan Ingram regained his ‘C’.
  • Jim Lakeman regained his ‘E’.
  • Iain Lees regained his ‘D’.
  • Jamie Pruden regained his ‘E’.
  • Oliver Pruden earned his ‘G’.
  • Linda Wright regained her ‘E’.

Tables with the required scores for classifications can be found here.

252 Scheme

  • John Batten earned his 60 yards.
  • Jinine Cox earned her 20 yards.
  • Nick Tripp earne dhis 20 yards,
  • Iain Wardhaugh earned his 20 yards for both Recurve and Barebow.

An updated version of the 252 score sheet has been added to the 252 page on the website. This has two score tables per page, reducing paper usage. Ideally both successful attempts at a given distance will be on a single sheet. Please switch to using this new sheet as soon as possible. A new example photograph of a completed sheet has also been added.
Details of the 252 scheme can be found here.

Club Records

  • Andy Axworthy (Gentleman Recurve Senior): Junior Windsor – 890.
  • Darren Bennion (Gentleman Compound Senior + Master): WA Field 24 Target Unmarked – 356, WA Field Two Day event – 722,
  • Karen Ingram (Ladies Barebow Senior + Master): Junior Western – 479.
  • Jim Start (Gentleman Barebow Senior + Master): St Nicholas – 618.
  • Sarah Watson (Ladies Recurve Senior): Junior Windsor – 683.
  • Linda Wright (Ladies Barebow Senior + Master): St Nicholas – 546, Short Western – 526, Western – 423.

The most recent tables of club records can be found here.

Competition Results

Darren Bennion shot at the two day Exmouth Archers Open Field Shoot, which included the DCAS and GWAS Championship on the second day. Day one was the Unmarked round, where he placed sixth and set a club record. Day two was the Marked round and he improved his result to second on the day, also setting a club record for the two day event. In the end, he came third overall for the weekend, second in the GWAS Championship and he won the DCAS Championship.

Congratulations.

Take a look at the DCAS events calendar and see if there are any competitions you fancy trying. Indoor season is a great opportunity to try a competition, as the distances are obviously a lot shorter. If in doubt, speak to the hosting club’s tournament organiser.

If you attend (or are planning to attend) a competition, please let me know (and add the round to your score card!). Also, let me know if you earn any badges (Roses, Stars, etc) or if you manage to attain the lofty ranks of Master Bowman and Grand Master Bowman.

Thus ends the Records Report for October. Please let me know if there are any errors, omissions, etc and I hope that you continue to provide me with material to put into these reports. If you don’t want to be mentioned in reports, please let me know.

Records Officer Report – September

02/10/2019

Welcome to the September Report. Indoor season has begun, so naturally the number of outdoor classifications and 252 have reduced, as the indoor classifications become the priority.

Don’t forget that you can still pursue outdoor classifications and 252s on Sundays and the outdoor season officially ends in December, so I’ll need all scorecards filled in and given to me by then, so I can calculate end-of-year handicaps, etc.

Here’s what members achieved in September.

Indoor Classifications

  • Andy Axworthy earned his ‘D’.
  • Ricky Munt earned his ‘F’.
  • Sarah Watson regained her ‘E’.
  • Karen Ingram regained her ‘F’.

Tables with the required scores for classifications can be found here.

Outdoor Classifications

  • Darren Bennion regained his Master Bowman.
  • Oliver Pruden earned his 2nd Class.

Tables with the required scores for classifications can be found here.

Club Records

  • Andy Axworthy (Gentleman Senior Recurve): Junior Western – 788.
  • Karen Ingram (Ladies Senior + Master AFB): Portsmouth – 293
  • Karen Ingram (Ladies Senior + Master Barebow): St Nicholas – 357.
  • Ricky Munt (Gentleman Senior Barebow): Windsor – 554,
  • Oliver Pruden (Gentleman U12 Recurve): Short Metric 4 – 498.
  • Alister Smith (Gentleman Senior Longbow): Hereford – 561.
  • Sarah Watson (Ladies Senior Recurve): Junior Western – 579.

The most recent tables of club records can be found here.

Competition Results

  • Darren Bennion was part of the DCAS county team who attended the GWAS Intercounty championships in Exeter. For the fourth year in a row, the DCAS team came away as regional champions.
  • The final National rankings were released in September with Marcus Yeoman placing an impressive 23rd in the country. Take a look here for the full men’s Compound rankings and at the bottom of this page for links to the men’s Recurve and women’s Compound/Recurve.

Congratulations to all.

Take a look at the DCAS events calendar and see if there are any competitions you fancy trying. Indoor season is a great opportunity to try a competition, as the distances are obviously a lot shorter. If in doubt, speak to the hosting club’s tournament organiser.

If you attend (or are planning to attend) a competition, please let me know (and add the round to your score card!). Also, let me know if you earn any badges (Roses, Stars, etc) or if you manage to attain the lofty ranks of Master Bowman and Grand Master Bowman.

Thus ends the Records Report for September. Please let me know if there are any errors, omissions, etc and I hope that you continue to provide me with material to put into these reports. If you don’t want to be mentioned in reports, please let me know.

Time to go indoors!

05/09/2019

Some will say “yay!” others will have a tear in their eye. Either way, the outdoor season is almost over and it’s time to go indoors. For those members new to indoor shooting (and those who need a reminder), here’s a few things you should know.

Dates and Times

Indoor evenings will start on Tuesday 10th September and last until April 7th, with a break for Christmas. We have a later start time of 19:30 for evening sessions due to hall availability. We generally finish around 21:15 but this can vary a little depending on what people are doing.

Please be on time, or preferably early, and help to set up targets. Nobody should be taking a bow out of a case until the hall is setup and ready for shooting. We are limited by hall availability, so we want to get as much shooting done as possible.

As always, Sunday shooting is outdoors year-round, starting at 09:30. We have the field all day on Sundays, although most people tend to pack up around lunch. As long as you and a key holder are present however, you may shoot for longer.

Location

Indoor shooting is across the road from the school, in the YMCA.  From the YMCA car park, walk down the side of the halls nearest to the road and go into the second entrance at the end of the ‘driveway’; This is the main reception. Turn left and then left again next to the changing rooms.

Scorecards, Classifications and 252s

If you’re only able to shoot at evening sessions, then the start of the indoor season marks the end of outdoor. In which case, please fill in and hand over your outdoor (blue) scorecards to the Records Officer, so that they can calculate your year-end handicap and classification. If you are going to continue shooting outdoors on Sundays, then the outdoor year is still ongoing and you have until the Christmas break to achieve any outdoor classifications. You can also continue to pursue your 252s year round.

As with outdoor shooting, there is an indoor classification scheme with a series of ‘ranks’ from ‘H’ to ‘A’.  Classifications must be renewed each year, so everybody who earned their indoor classification last year must do so again from next week. To obtain a classification you must submit 3 scores reaching the qualifying classification score. Details of which rounds you can shoot can be found on the Rounds & Classifications page.

Remember to switch to your yellow indoor scorecard, if you don’t have one ask Jonathan.

Postal Leagues and other stuff

Each year, Devon and Cornwall Archery Society run a Postal League. Archers shoot a Portsmouth round and the top three scores for each bow type form a team. These scores are sent to DCAS and clubs compete against each other from November to March. This is a great reason for club members to score, as everybody has the opportunity to contribute to the club’s success. Please let the Records Officer know well in advance if you are interested in entering scores, as he will have to officially enter teams in the near future.

In addition to the Postals, this year we will be trialling the Yelverton Bowmen Grand Prix. This is a handicap-based multi-round competition that will be run for club members. Please look out for an email in the next few days with full information on the Postals and Grand Prix.

As usual, the Social Secretary will be running fun shoots for Halloween, Christmas and Easter. These are always great fun and Iain’s costumes are something to behold. Speak to him for more details.

Indoor Competitions

Don’t assume that inexperience means you can’t enter competitions. Archery events are as much about the atmosphere as the shooting. It’s also an opportunity to look at all the different equipment that people have. Indoor competitions don’t go beyond 30m (most are 20yd or 18m), so this is the ideal season to try out competitions, as you don’t need long range accuracy to hit the target. Give a competition a go and see how what happens.

The club also hosts the Devon and Cornwall Archery Society Indoor Championship in February, so as well as members taking part, we’ll be after volunteers to help run the day. Be sure to check out the Devon and Cornwall Archery Society events calendar to see what’s going on in the two counties.

Regardless of the result, let the Records Officer know how you did and they’ll mention it in the monthly Records report on the website.

Records Officer Report – August

01/09/2019

Welcome to the August Report. It was a quieter month, as things start to calm down after the earlier rush of the season. New beginners are just joining and the indoor season is about to begin, so expect a busier September. Here’s what they’ve managed in August

Outdoor Classifications

  • Andy Axworthy earned his 2nd Class.
  • Ricky Munt earned his 2nd Class.
  • Jenny Woodards earned her 2nd Class.

252 Scheme

Members continue to progress through the 252 scheme

  • Stan Axworthy earned his 30 yards.
  • Jim Lakeman earned his 50 yards.
  • Gavin Lewarne earned his 30 and 40 yards.
  • Ricky Munt earned his 50 yards.
  • Dan Norman earned his 20 yards.

Club Records

These are the club records achieved during August

  • Andy Axworthy (Gentleman Recurve Senior): St Nicholas – 666.
  • Linda Wright (Lady Barebow Senior and Master): Bristol 3 – 917, Hereford – 668, Long National – 270, Long Warwick – 225, Long Western – 374, Warwick – 267,
  • Marcus Yeoman (Gentleman Compound Senior): Individual Match Round (50m) – 147, WA50 – 697.

New for September the club Record Certificate has been updated to reflect our brand.  Who will have the honour of getting their hands on the first one!?

Competition Results

Mid month, Marcus Yeoman attended the Exmouth Archers WA50 and head to head. He qualified first in the morning, setting a club and county record in the process. He then went on to win the head to heads, setting another club record.

 

Congratulations to all.

Take a look at the DCAS events calendar and see if there are any competitions you fancy trying. If in doubt, speak to the tournament organiser.

If you attend (or are planning to attend) a competition, please let me know (and add the round to your score card!).  Also, let me know if you earn any badges (Roses, Stars, etc) or if you manage to attain the lofty ranks of Master Bowman and Grand Master Bowman.

Thus ends the Records Report for August. Please let me know if there are any errors, omissions, etc and I hope that you continue to provide me with material to put into these reports. If you don’t want to be mentioned in reports, please let me know.

Records Officer Report – July

11/08/2019

Welcome to the July Report. Apologies for the slightly later post but our Webmaster ran away to deepest, darkest Cornwall for a couple of weeks for a well earned holiday. July was a hot month for shooting, both literally and metaphorically, with some of our archers getting out to maximum distance and earning the awards to prove it. Here’s what they’ve managed in July.

Outdoor Classifications

  • Andy Axworthy earned his 3rd Class.
  • James Baker earned his 2nd Class.
  • Jonathan Ingram earned his Bowman.
  • Karen Ingram earned her 1st Class.
  • Iain Lees earned his 1st Class.
  • Alister Smith earned 1st Class for his Recurve (having earned it for Longbow in June).
  • Linda Wright earned her Bowman.

252 Scheme

Members have continued to progress through the 252 scheme, preparing themselves for the distances allowing better classifications.

  • Andy Axworthy earned his 50 yards.
  • Jonathan Ingram earned his 80 yards.
  • Cheyenne Jones earned her 20 yards.
  • Gavin Lewarne earned his 20 yards.
  • Ricky Munt earned his 40 yards.
  • Jim Start earned his 60 yards.
  • Linda Wright earned her 60 yards.

Club Records

These are the club records achieved during July, as well as those I managed to find from the Redruth Double American last month. Congratulations to all.

  • James Baker (Gentleman Recurve Senior): St Nicholas – 660
  • Bruce Cox (Gentleman Recurve Master): American – 572, Double American – 1020
  • Karen Ingram (Lady Barebow Senior and Master): Long National – 134
  • Alister Smith (Gentleman Longbow Senior): Double American – 891
  • Linda Wright (Lady Barebow Senior and Master): Albion – 521
  • Marcus Yeoman (Gentleman Compound Senior): WA50 – 695

Competition Results

I finally managed to get hold of the full results of the Redruth Double American held in June. In addition to what I posted a month ago, here’s how our guys did:

  • Alister Smith came 2nd in Gents Longbow and set a club record for the Double American
  • Jonathan Ingram came 4th in Gents Recurve and set a club record for the Double American.
  • Iain Lees came 6th in Gents Recurve and won a number of raffle prizes. As he likes to say “You can’t drink a medal”.
  • Simon Bench came 8th in Gents Recurve.
  • Bruce Cox came 10th in Gents Recurve and set club records for the Recurve Master Single and Double American.

Congratulations again to those who braved the weather that day.

Darren Bennion and Marcus Yeoman attended Stage Two and Three of the National Tour in mid July.

  • At Stage Two, Darren qualified 31st and Marcus 11th. They went on to compete in the head to heads, where Darren came joint 17th (having reached the 1/16 round) and Marcus came joint 9th (having reached the 1/8 round).
  • At Stage Three, Darren qualified 30th and Marcus 7th. In the following head to heads, Darren and Marcus repeated their Stage Two results.

Darren and Marcus attended the Cleve Metric Weekend at the end of the month.

  • On day one, there was a WA50 with head to head. Marcus set a club and county record for the WA50 and qualified first. In the head to heads, Marcus reached the 1/4 round and Darren the 1/16.
  • On day two, there was a WA1440 with Marcus coming 7th, with Darren in 8th just a single point behind.

Congratulations to all.

Take a look at the DCAS events calendar and see if there are any competitions you fancy trying. If in doubt, speak to the tournament organiser.

If you attend (or are planning to attend) a competition, please let me know (and add the round to your score card!). Also, let me know if you earn any badges (Roses, Stars, etc) or if you manage to attain the lofty ranks of Master Bowman and Grand Master Bowman.

Thus ends the Records Report for July. Please let me know if there are any errors, omissions, etc and I hope that you continue to provide me with material to put into these reports. If you don’t want to be mentioned in reports, please let me know.