Records Officer Monthly Report – January 2023

February 1, 2024

Welcome to the January report of the 2023/24 shooting season.

This month has seen an increase in the number of people achieving or bettering their indoor classification. It also saw the resumption of the award of Portsmouth & Frostbite badges.

Club Records

Having reviewed a number of shooting record cards, the following new club records have been set and certificates have been awarded:

  • Neill White – Men’s 50+ Longbow records:
    • WA1440 (Gentlemen) 90m – Score 473 (no previous score),
    • WA1440 (Ladies) / Metric 1 70m – Score 563 (no previous score),
    • Worcester – Score 196 (previous score 144),
  • Georgina Baglow – Ladies 50+ Compound,
    • Portsmouth 3 spot – Score 571 (previous score 558)
  • Josie Nuttall – Ladies U14 Barebow:
    • Portsmouth – score 355 ( no previous score)

Classifications

Archery GB have updated the Indoor Rounds and Classifications, including changes to the age groups to bring them in alignment with the recent outdoor changes.

This means that all previous indoor Classification have been archived and all archers will have to regain their classifications.

Everyone issued with the old style badge has now received a replacement new badge.

The following Classification levels have been achieved, and badges are in the process of being awarded under the new Archery GB Classification Scheme:

  • Georgina Baglow (Compound) – Indoor Bowman 1st Class
  • Josie Nuttall (Barebow) – Indoor Bowman 2nd Class
  • Andrew Axworthy (Recurve) – Indoor Bowman 2nd Class
  • Jonathan Ward (Barebow) – Indoor Bowman 3rd Class
  • Jeni Mattock (Barebow) – Indoor Bowman 3rd Class
  • John Pengilley (Barebow) – Indoor Bowman 3rd Class
  • Stan Axworthy (Recurve) – Indoor Archer 1st Class
  • Philip Harley (Barebow) – Indoor Archer 1st Class
  • Finley Melia (Recurve) – Indoor Archer 1st Class
  • Stacey Warren (Conpound) – Indoor Archer 1st Class
  • Sarah Watson (Recurve) – Indoor Archer 1st Class
  • Jamie Pruden (Recurve) – Archer 1st Class
  • Andrew Howie (Recurve) – Indoor Archer 2nd Class
  • Laurence Nairne (Barebow) – Indoor Archer 2nd Class
  • Jenny Kerchey (Recurve) – Indoor Archer 2nd Class
  • Andrew Pearson (Recurve) – Indoor Archer 2nd Class
  • Jason Scott (Compound) – Indoor Archer 3rd Class

More information on indoor & outdoor rounds and classification can be found here, or speak to me on a shooting night. You can start to shoot outdoor classification rounds once you have achieved your 20 yard 252 (outdoor) or AGB Progress award (indoor & outdoor), and start working towards your first Archer Classification.

Progress and 252 Awards

Badges were awarded to the following archers:

  • Mark Nightingale (Recurve) – Indoor AGB Gold award
  • Samantha Dalton (Longbow) – 20yd 252 award
  • Dominic Dalton (Longbow) – 20yd 252 award

More information on the two progress schemes – including the AGB Indoor Progress awards – can be found here, or speak to me at one of our club sessions.

Frostbite and Portsmouth Score Badges

From January 2024 the club will be awarding new badges for the Portsmouth and Frostbite rounds. To qualify you will need to submit a score to the records officer for entry into the relevant DCAS postal competition. You will then be awarded the badge which the score equals or exceeds. All bow types and age groups qualify as long as the score is shot as part of a postal competition.

Your first badge will free, however as you improve you will have the option of trading in your old badge or paying a £1 contribution towards the new one.

Competitions

January saw the club take part in the third of five rounds of the two DCAS postal competitions, Portsmouth and Frostbite.

The club has entered the following teams into the DCAS Winter Postal Leagues:

DCAS Portsmouth Winter Postal League 2023/2024

  • Three Senior Recurve/Barebow teams
  • One Senior Compound team
  • One Senior Longbow team
  • One Junior Mixed Style team

There are three archers per team, and the club will collate the scores in descending order and the highest scores will be entered each month. Scores will need to be submitted on a club score sheet and signed as indicated. The rules for the competition can be found on the DCAS Postal Competitions page, and the associated score sheet on the Club Score Sheets page.

DCAS Winter Postal – Portsmouth Results

The following scores were submitted by members of the club and as you can see from the results below the club performed exceptionally well:

In January we again had 5 wins and 1 loss, with the compound team losing by a mere 3 points. This is a fantastic achievement by all those who shot.

Well done to all those who submitted score sheets, please keep this up. Please remember this is open to all club members, so please take time to submit an entry to me because even if your score is not used it could count towards your next badge.

  • Senior Recurve/Barebow Team A – Remain in 1st place in Division 4
  • Senior Recurve/Barebow Team B – Remain in 3rd place in Division 5
  • Senior Recurve/Barebow Team C –  Remain in 2nd place in Division 6
  • Compound Team – Have dropped to 2nd place in Division 2
  • Longbow team – Remain in 2nd place in Division 2
  • Junior U 16 Mixed – Remain in 1st place in Division 2

Furthermore Josie retains the highest Junior girl barebow score (358), well done Josie.

The following archers were awarded Portsmouth Badges:

  • Iain Lees – 580
  • Alex Rowe  – 575
  • Andrew Axworthy – 550
  • Georgina Baglow – 550
  • Corey Richardson – 550
  • Stephen Millard – 525
  • Paul Mattock – 525
  • Stacey Warren – 525
  • Paul Horsley – 500
  • Jonathan Ward – 475
  • Jamie Pruden – 475
  • Linda Wright – 475
  • Mark Nightingale – 475
  • Neill White – 475
  • Jenny Kerchey – 450
  • Andrew Howie – 450
  • John Pengilley – 450
  • Laurence Nairne – 400
  • Finley Melia – 400
  • Josie Nuttall – 350
  • Ken Kingston – 350
  • Jill Hudson – 300

DCAS Frostbite Winter Postal League 2023/2024

As with the Portsmouth League there are three archers per team, and the club will collate the scores in descending order and the highest scores will be entered each month. Scores will need to be submitted on a club score sheet and signed as indicated. The rules for the competition can be found on the DCAS Postal Competitions page, and the associated score sheet on the Club Score Sheets page.

  • One Senior Compound team
  • Two Senior Recurve/Barebow only teams
  • One Senior Longbow team
  • One Senior Mixed Non-Compound team
  • One Junior Mixed Non-Compound team

In January we improved our position in two divisions as we won 3 and lost 3 matches. Once again thank you for your scores, please keep this up, and lets see if we can get some junior scores in for the future months.

  • Senior Compound Team – Have dropped from 2nd to 3rd place in Division 1
  • Senior Recurve/Barebow Team A – Have moved up from 4th to 3rd place in Division 2
  • Senior Recurve/Barebow Team B – Remain in 1st place in Division 3
  • Senior Longbow Team – Have moved up two places 4th to 2nd place in Division 2
  • Senior Mixed Non-Compound Team  –  Remain in 5th place in Division 1
  • Junior U16 Mixed Non-Compound Team  – Remain in 3rd place in Division 1

Furthermore, Neill White continues to hold the highest Gents Longbow Score (264 shot in the November round), well done Neill.

 

The following Frostbite badges were awarded:

  • Darren Bennion – 355
  • Iain Lees – 330
  • Alex Rowe – 315
  • Andrew Axworthy – 300
  • Jamie Pruden – 250
  • Neill White – 250
  • Linda Wright – 250
  • John Pengilley – 225
  • Sarah Watson – 225
  • Philip Harley – 225
  • Andrew Howie – 200

Please don’t forget that there are still two rounds left in these competitions so there is still time to take part.

Bray 1 League

Running alongside the DCAS Portsmouth Postal and Frostbite Postal Competitions we are currently running a new internal club competition which will continue until the end of March.

Full details of the indoor season long competition can be found here. A results table will be updated monthly.

External Competitions

We had a great showing at the Brixham Clipper this month with the following club members winning medals:

  • Linda Wright (Barebow Women 50+)
  • Neill White (Longbow Men 50+)
  • Corey Richardson (Compound Men U21)

There were 12 Yelverton Bowmen taking part in the competition and whilst we did not all shoot as well as we could, we all had a great time; even those experiencing their first competition. Well done everyone.

Club participants included Ken Kingston, John Pengilley, Alex Rowe, Corey Richardson, Linda Wright, Neill White, Pippa Nightingale, Mark Nightingale, Sarah Watson, Iain Lees, Andres Axworthy and Jamie Pruden.

And finally, please don’t forget that we are hosting the DCAS indoor tournament on Sunday 25th February; the target list can be found on IANSEO.


If you have any questions please talk to me at one of our club sessions.

Regards,
John Pengilley,
Records Officer, Yelverton Bowman

Records Officer Monthly Report – December 2023

January 1, 2024

Welcome to the December report of the 2023/24 shooting season.

Due to the Christmas & New Year break there were fewer opportunities for club members to shoot this month.

Club Records

Having reviewed a number of shooting record cards, the following new club records have been set and certificates have been awarded:

  • Jill Hudson – Senior Women’s Longbow:
    • Bray I – Score 98 (previous record 73)
  • Mic Richards – Senior Women’s Barebow:
    • Frostbite – Score 265 (previous score 245)

Classifications

Archery GB have updated the Indoor Rounds and Classifications, including changes to the age groups to bring them in alignment with the recent outdoor changes.

This means that all previous indoor Classification have been archived and all archers will have to regain their classifications.

The club continued to issue the old style indoor classification badges (A to H), however the new style badges have now arrived and will be issued from here on. Anyone who was awarded the old style badge this season can exchange them for a new badge at one of our shooting sessions.

The following Classification levels have been achieved, and badges are in the process of being awarded under the new Archery GB Classification Scheme:

  • Paul Warren (Recurve) – Indoor Bowman 2nd Class
  • Stephen Millard (Recurve) – Indoor Bowman 2nd Class
  • Gary Wong (Longbow) – Indoor Bowman 2nd Class
  • Jill Hudson (Longbow) – Indoor Bowman 3rd Class
  • Graeme Bullock (Recurve) – Indoor Archer 1st Class
  • Mic Richards (Barebow) – Indoor Archer 1st Class

More information on indoor & outdoor rounds and classification can be found here, or speak to me on a shooting night. You can start to shoot outdoor classification rounds once you have achieved your 20 yard 252 (outdoor) or AGB Progress award (indoor & outdoor), and start working towards your first Archer Classification.

Progress Awards

Badges were awarded to the following archers:

  • Rebecca Ogden (Barebow) – Indoor AGB Gold award
  • Gordon Thornton (Recurve) – Indoor AGB Black award

More information on the two progress schemes – including the AGB Indoor Progress awards – can be found here, or speak to me at one of our club sessions.

Frostbite and Portsmouth Score Badges

From January 2024 the club will be awarding new badges for the Portsmouth and Frostbite rounds. To qualify you will need to submit a score to the records officer for entry into the relevant DCAS postal competition. You will then be awarded the badge which the score equals or exceeds. All bow types and age groups qualify as long as the score is shot as part of a postal competition.

Your first badge will free, however as you improve you will have the option of trading in your old badge or paying a £1 contribution towards the new one.

Competitions

December saw the club take part in the second round of the two DCAS postal competitions, Portsmouth and Frostbite.

The club has entered the following teams into the DCAS Winter Postal Leagues:

DCAS Portsmouth Winter Postal League 2023/2024

  • Three Senior Recurve/Barebow teams
  • One Senior Compound team
  • One Senior Longbow team
  • One Junior Mixed Style team

There are three archers per team, and the club will collate the scores in descending order and the highest scores will be entered each month. Scores will need to be submitted on a club score sheet and signed as indicated. The rules for the competition can be found on the DCAS Postal Competitions page, and the associated score sheet on the Club Score Sheets page.

DCAS Winter Postal – Portsmouth Results

The following scores were submitted by members of the club and as you can see from the results below the club performed exceptionally well:

In December we again had 5 wins and 1 loss. This is a fantastic achievement given the reduced opportunity to shoot in December.

Well done to all those who submitted score sheets, please keep this up. Please remember this is open to all club members, so please take time to submit an entry to me because even if your score is not used it could count towards your next badge.

  • Senior Recurve/Barebow Team A – Remain in 1st place in Division 4
  • Senior Recurve/Barebow Team B – Remain in 3rd place in Division 5
  • Senior Recurve/Barebow Team C –  Remain in 2nd place in Division 6
  • Compound Team – Remain in 1st place in Division 2
  • Longbow team – Remain in 2nd place in Division 2
  • Junior U 16 Mixed – Remain in 1st place in Division 2

Furthermore Josie holds the highest Junior girl barebow score (358), well done Josie.

 DCAS Frostbite Winter Postal League 2023/2024

As with the Portsmouth League there are three archers per team, and the club will collate the scores in descending order and the highest scores will be entered each month. Scores will need to be submitted on a club score sheet and signed as indicated. The rules for the competition can be found on the DCAS Postal Competitions page, and the associated score sheet on the Club Score Sheets page.

  • One Senior Compound team
  • Two Senior Recurve/Barebow only teams
  • One Senior Longbow team
  • One Senior Mixed Non-Compound team
  • One Junior Mixed Non-Compound team

In December we improved our position be having 4 wins and only 2 losses, a solid start to the competition. Once again thank you for your scores, please keep this up, and lets see if we can get some junior scores in for the future months.

  • Senior Compound Team – Have moved up from 3rd to 2nd place in Division 1
  • Senior Recurve/Barebow Team A – Remain in 4th place in Division 2
  • Senior Recurve/Barebow Team B – Remain in 1st place in Division 3
  • Senior Longbow Team – Have dropped from 3rd to 4th place in Division 2
  • Senior Mixed Non-Compound Team  –  Remain in 5th place in Division 1
  • Junior U 16 Mixed Non-Compound Team  – Have moved up from 4th to 3rd place in Division 1

Furthermore, Neill White currently holds the highest Gents Longbow Score (264 shot in the November round), well done Neill.

Bray 1 League

Running alongside the DCAS Portsmouth Postal and Frostbite Postal Competitions we are currently running a new internal club competition.

Full details of the indoor season long competition can be found here. A results table will be updated monthly.

To date 7 archers have submitted Qualifying Bray scores post obtaining a handicap. The current leader with a total of 7236 after shooting 5 qualifying rounds is Steve Millard, well done Steve.

External Competitions

No external competitions were attended in December.


If you have any questions please talk to me at one of our club sessions.

Regards,
John Pengilley,
Records Officer, Yelverton Bowman

Records Officer Monthly Report – October and November 2023

December 1, 2023

Welcome to the combined October & November report of the 2023/24 shooting season.

October saw the start of the new indoor season, however outdoor shooting remains an option on Sundays.

Club Records

Having reviewed a number of shooting record cards, the following new club records have been set and certificates have been awarded:

  • Linda Wright Women 50+ Barebow:
    • Bray I – Score 195 (previous record 169)
  • Neill White – Men 50+ Longbow:
    • Frostbite – Score 254 (previous record 235)
    • WA18 – Score 425 (previous score 374)
    • Bray I – Score 205 (previous score 139)
    • Frostbite – Score 264 (Previous score 254)
  • Gary Wai Wah Wong – Mens Recurve:
    • Windsor 40 (formerly Junior Windsor – Score 900 (previous score 890)
  • Mic Richards – Ladies Senior Barebow:
    • Bray I – Score 204 (Previous Record 195)
  • Alex Rowe – Senior Men Recurve:
    • Worcester (5 spot) – Score 280 (no previous record) Shot at Cardiff University SWWU.

The club records will be reviewed against the age categories and round titles recently revised by Archery GB. However this may not be completed until we have reviewed the new Archery GB have Indoor Classification system.

Classifications

Archery GB have updated the Indoor Rounds and Classifications, including changes to the age groups to bring them in alignment with the recent outdoor changes.

This means that all previous indoor Classification have been archived and all archers will have to regain their classifications.

The club will continue to issue the old style indoor classification badges (A to H) until a revised set have been sourced. Any old style indoor badges awarded this season will be replaced in due course.

The following Classification levels have been achieved, and badges awarded under the new Archery GB Classification Scheme:

  • Paul Warren (Recurve) – Outdoor Bowman 3rd Class
  • Gary Wong (Recurve) – Outdoor Archer 1st Class
  • Neill White (Longbow) – Indoor Bowman 1st Class
  • Paul Horsley (Recurve) – Indoor Bowman 2nd Class
  • Bruce Cox (Recurve) – Indoor Bowman 2nd Class
  • Paul Mattock (Recurve) – Indoor Bowman 3rd Class
  • Paul Horsley (Recurve) – Indoor Bowman 3rd Class
  • Gary Wong (Recurve) – Indoor Bowman 3rd Class
  • Jeni Mattock (Barebow) – Indoor Archer 1st Class
  • Tim Tatum (Recurve) – Indoor Archer 1st Class
  • Mark Nightingale (Recurve) – Indoor Archer 1st Class
  • Jonathan Ward  (Barebow) – Indoor Archer 1st Class
  • Tim Cunningham (Recurve) – Indoor Archer 2nd Class
  • Philip Harley (Barebow) – Indoor Archer 2nd Class
  • Pippa Nightingale (Recurve) – Indoor Archer 2nd Class
  • Andrew Howie (Recurve) – Indoor Archer 3rd Class

More information on indoor & outdoor rounds and classification can be found here, or speak to me on a shooting night. You can start to shoot outdoor classification rounds once you have achieved your 20 yard 252 (outdoor) or AGB Progress award (indoor & outdoor), and start working towards your first Archer Classification.

Progress Awards

Badges were awarded to the following archers:

  • Andrew Howie (Recurve) – Indoor AGB Blue award
  • Jonathan Ward  (Barebow) – Indoor AGB Gold award
  • Philip Harley (Barebow) – Indoor AGB Blue award & 30yd Outdoor AGB
  • Gary Wong (Recurve) – Indoor AGB Gold award & 50yd 252
  • Philip Lomas (Barebow) – 20yd 252 (badge already held for recurve)

More information on the two progress schemes – including the AGB Indoor Progress awards – can be found here, or speak to me at one of our club sessions.

Competitions

November saw the club start is entry into the two DCAS postal competitions, Portsmouth and Frostbite. This will give us all an idea of how well our archers compare with the rest of the Devon and Cornwall clubs.

The club has entered the following teams into the DCAS Winter Postal Leagues:

DCAS Portsmouth Winter Postal League 2023/2024

  • Three Senior Recurve/Barebow teams
  • One Senior Compound team
  • One Senior Longbow team
  • One Junior Mixed Style team

There are three archers per team, and the club will collate the scores in descending order and the highest scores will be entered each month. Scores will need to be submitted on a club score sheet and signed as indicated. The rules for the competition can be found on the DCAS Postal Competitions page, and the associated score sheet on the Club Score Sheets page.

DCAS Winter Postal – Portsmouth Results

The following scores were submitted by members of the club and as you can see from the results below the club performed exceptionally well:

In November we had 5 wins and 1 loss. A great start to the competition. Well done to all those who submitted score sheets, please keep this up. Please remember this is open to all club members, so please take time to submit an entry to me because even if your score is not used it could count towards your next badge.

  • Senior Recurve/Barebow Team A – 1st place in Division 4
  • Senior Recurve/Barebow Team B – 3rd place in Division 5
  • Senior Recurve/Barebow Team C –  2nd place in Division 6
  • Compound Team – 1st place in Division 2
  • Longbow team – 2nd place in Division 2
  • Junior U 16 Mixed – 1st place in Division 2

DCAS Frostbite Winter Postal League 2023/2024

  • One Senior Compound team
  • Two Senior Recurve/Barebow only teams
  • One Senior Longbow team
  • One Senior Mixed Non-Compound team
  • One Junior Mixed Non-Compound team

As with the Portsmouth League there are three archers per team, and the club will collate the scores in descending order and the highest scores will be entered each month. Scores will need to be submitted on a club score sheet and signed as indicated. The rules for the competition can be found on the DCAS Postal Competitions page, and the associated score sheet on the Club Score Sheets page.

DCAS Winter Postal – Frostbite Results

The following scores were submitted by members of the club and as you can see from the results below the club once again performed well:

In November we had 3 wins and 3 losses, a solid start to the competition. Once again thank you for your scores, please keep this up, and lets see if we can get some junior scores in for the future months.

  • Senior Compound Team – 3rd place in Division 2
  • Senior Recurve/Barebow Team A – 4th place in Division 4
  • Senior Recurve/Barebow Team B – 1st place in Division 5
  • Senior Longbow Team – 3rd place in Division 2
  • Senior Mixed Non-Compound Team  –  5th place in Division 6
  • Junior U 16 Mixed Non-Compound Team  – 4th place in Division 2

Bray 1 League

Running alongside the DCAS Portsmouth Postal and Frostbite Postal Competitions we are introducing this new internal club competition.

Full details of the indoor season long competition can be found here. A results table will be updated monthly.

To date 4 archers have submitted Bray scores post obtaining a handicap. The current leader with a total of 7236 after shooting 5 qualifying rounds is Steve Millard, well done Steve.

External Competitions

Club members took part in a number of competitions in October/November and a separate statement on their achievements will be provided in due course.


If you have any questions please talk to me at one of our club sessions.

Regards,
John Pengilley,
Records Officer, Yelverton Bowman

 

Records Officer Monthly Report – September 2023

October 1, 2023

Welcome to the September report of the 2023 outdoor shooting season.

Club Records

Having reviewed a number of shooting record cards, the following new club records have been set and certificates are being awarded:

  • Steve Marsh (Senior Men’s Barebow)
    • Warwick 50 (previously Short Warwick) – 350 (previous record 346)
    • Warwick 40 (previously Junior Warwick) – 374
    • New Warwick – 122
    • Long Warwick – 198
  • Linda Wright (50+ Women’s Barebow)
    • Albion – 528 (previous Senior 521)
  • Darren Bennion (50+ Men’s Compound)
    • Long Warwick – 422 (new age category)
  • Iain Lees (Senior Men’s Compound)
    • St Nicholas 738

The club records will be reviewed against the age categories and round titles recently revised by Archery GB. However this may not be completed until we have reviewed the new Archery GB have Indoor Classification system.

Classifications

 The following outdoor Classification Badges were awarded under the new Archery GB Classification Scheme:

  • Steve Marsh (Barebow) – Bowman 3rd Class
  • Iain Lees (Compound) – Bowman 3rd Class
  • Mark Nightingale – Archer 1st Class
  • Stan Axworthy – Archer 2nd Class

More information on classification can be found here, or speak to me on a shooting night. You can start to shoot outdoor classification rounds once you have achieved your 20 yard 252 or AGB Progress award, and start working towards your first Archer Classification.

Archery GB have now released the revised Indoor classification scheme, a link to the new tables can be found on the Rounds and Classifications page of the clubs website.

252 Scheme and Progress Awards

Badges were awarded to the following archers:

  • Gary Wong (Recurve):
    • 40yd – 252
  • Pippa Nightingale (Recurve):
    • 20yd – Progress

More information on the two progress schemes – including the AGB Indoor Progress awards – can be found here, or speak to me at one of our club sessions.

Competitions

DCAS Summer Postal

September marked the final month of the DCAS Summer Postal League. The following scores were submitted by members of the club and as you can see from the results below the club is performing exceptionally well:

In September we had 2 walk overs, 2 wins and 4 losses. So achieved a 50% win ratio.

  • The Compound team lost against Brixham (965 – 1078)
  • The Longbow team won against Tors (499 – 110)
  • The Mixed ‘A’ team lost against Barnstaple (1064 – 1080)
  • The Mixed ‘B’ team won against Brixham ‘A’ (1028 – 1012)
  • The Mixed ‘C’ team lost against Brixham ‘B’ (876 – 940)
  • The Mixed ‘D’ team won against St Austell ‘B’ by walk over (564 – 0)
  • The Mixed Junior ‘A’ team won against Exmouth ‘B’ by walk over (619 – 0)
  • The Mixed Junior ‘B’ team lost as they did not shoot

The final result of the competition is that our teams:

  • Won three divisions (Short Warwick Divisions B & D and Junior Short Warwick Division 2).
  • Finished in 2nd place in three divisions (Long Warwick Compound, Warwick Longbow & Short Warwick Division 1)
  • Finished in 3rd place in two divisions (Short Warwick Mixed division 3, Junior Short Warwick Division 2).

 

  • Long Warwick Compound Team – retained 2nd place in Division 1
  • Warwick Longbow team – retained 2nd place in Division 2
  • Short Warwick Team A – dropped to 2nd place Division 1
  • Short Warwick Team B – rose to 1st place in Division 2
  • Short Warwick Team C –  dropped to 3rd place in Division 3
  • Short Warwick Team D – retained 1st place in Division 4
  • Short Junior Warwick Team A – retained 1st place in Division 2
  • Short Junior Warwick Team B – retained 3rd place in Division 2

Jack & Neill have retained their titles as the highest scoring U16 Boys Recurve Archer (390) and highest scoring Gents Longbow Archer (275) respectively. This is even more spectacular given that Neill has only been shooting for 18 months, and Jack for less than 12 months. Well done to both archers.

Coronation Competition – Results

The competition has now finished, well done to everyone who took part. 20 people submitted medal qualifying scores and the medals are currently in production and will be with me in due course.

And the winners are………………

DCAS Autumn Gold – Redruth

A great day out was had by the six archers from Yelverton Bowmen at the DCAS Autumn Gold competition, hosted in glorious sunshine by Redruth Archers.

Linda Wright, Jill Hudson, Corey Richardson, Steve Marsh, John Pengilley & Seraya shot either Albion or Windsor rounds.

 

The full results for the competition are as follows:

The day was capped off with Linda Wright winning the Ladies Barebow Albion, Steve Marsh winning the Gents Barebow Windsor and Seraya winning the Junior Windsor 30 competitions.

Linda Wright (Ladies Barebow) Albion – 528
Corey Richardson (Gents Compound) Albion – 836
Steve Marsh (Gents Barebow) Windsor – 663
John Pengilley (Gents Barebow) Windsor – 501
Jill Hudson (Ladies Longbow) Windsor – 289
Seraya Daines (Junior Recurve) Windsor 30 – 527

Well done to the winners and all the others who took part.

DCAS Winter Postals

The club has entered the following teams into the DCAS Winter Postal Leagues:

DCAS Portsmouth Winter Postal League 2023/2024

  • Three Senior Recurve/Barebow teams
  • One Senior Compound team
  • One Senior Longbow team
  • One Junior Mixed Style team

There are three archers per team, and the club will collate the scores in descending order and the highest scores will be entered each month. Scores will need to be submitted on a club score sheet and signed as indicated. The rules for the competition can be found on the DCAS Postal Competitions page, and the associated score sheet on the Club Score Sheets page.

DCAS Frostbite Winter Postal League 2023/2024

  • One Senior Compound team
  • Two Senior Recurve/Barebow only teams
  • One Senior Longbow team
  • One Senior Mixed non-Compound team
  • One Junior Mixed non-Compound team

As with the Portsmouth League there are three archers per team, and the club will collate the scores in descending order and the highest scores will be entered each month. Scores will need to be submitted on a club score sheet and signed as indicated. The rules for the competition can be found on the DCAS Postal Competitions page, and the associated score sheet on the Club Score Sheets page.

Bray 1 League

Running alongside the DCAS Portsmouth Postal and Frostbite Postal Competitions we are introducing this new internal club competition.

Full details of the indoor season long competition can be found here. A results table will be updated monthly.

Indoor Shooting Score Sheets

Club score sheets have now been produced for all indoor rounds and can be found here. They will need to be completed for entry into internal (Bray I League) competitions, external (DCAS Postal Leagues) competitions, and to claim any of the Bowmen Classifications.


If you have any questions please talk to me at one of our club sessions.

Regards,
John Pengilley,
Records Officer, Yelverton Bowman

Records Officer Monthly Report – August 2023

September 1, 2023

Welcome to the August report of the 2023 outdoor shooting season.

Club Records

Five new club records were shot during August and certificates were awarded to the following archers:

  • Linda Wright – Ladies 50+ (new age category) Barebow:
    • Warwick 50 (previously Short Warwick) – 301
  • Andrew Axworthy – Men’s Senior Recurve:
    • Warwick 50 (previously Short Warwick) – 404
  • J Cunningham – Men’s U15 (new age category) Recurve:
    • Warwick 30 (previously Short Junior Warwick) – 390
  • S Danes – Women’s U12 Recurve:
    • Windsor 30 (previously Short Junior Windsor) – 643
  • Darren Bennion – Men’s 50+ (new age category) Compound:
    • Windsor – 966

The club records will be reviewed against the age categories and round titles recently revised by Archery GB.

Classifications

 The following Classification Badges were awarded under the new Archery GB Classification Scheme:

  • O Pruden (Recurve) – Archer 3rd Class
  • Laurance Nairne (Recurve) – Archer 2nd Class
  • S Danes (Recurve) – Archer 1st Class
  • Steve Marsh (Barebow) – Archer 1st Class
  • Arran Nuttal (Longbow) – Bowman 3rd Class
  • J Nuttal (Barebow) – Bowman 3rd Class
  • Linda Wright (Barebow) – Bowman 3rd Class
  • Steve Millard (recurve) – Bowman 3rd Class
  • Corey Richardson (Compound) – Bowman 3rd Class
  • Linda Wright (Barebow) – Bowman 2nd Class

More information on classification can be found here, or speak to me on a shooting night. You can start to shoot classification rounds once you have achieved your 20 yard 252 or AGB Progress award, and start working towards your first Archer Classification.

Archery GB have now released the revised Indoor classification scheme, a link to the new tables can be found on the rounds and classifications page on the clubs website.

252 Scheme and Progress Awards

Badges were awarded to the following archers:

  • Terry Harris (Barebow):
    • 30yd – Progress
    • 40yd – 252
  • Ken Kingston (Longbow):
    • 20yd – Progress
    • 30yd – 252
  • Andrew Pearson (Recurve):
    • 30yd – 252
  • Philip Harley (Barebow):
    • 20yd – Progress
  • Gary Wong (Recurve):
    • 20yd – 252
    • 30yd – 252
  • Philip Lomas Recurve):
    • 20yd – 252
  • Berren Couch (Recurve):
    • 20yd – 252
  • Stacey Warren (Compound):
    • 50yd – 252 & Progress
  • J Cunningham (Recurve):
    • 30yd – 252

More information on the two progress schemes, including the AGB Indoor Progress awards, can be found here, or speak to me at one of our club sessions.

Competitions

DCAS Summer Postal

The following scores were submitted, and as you can see from the results below the club is performing exceptionally well:

In August we had 2 walk overs, 5 wins and only one loss. So as a club you have performed very well again. Well done everyone who took part.

  • The Compound team won against Tors by Walk Over (1166 – 0)
  • The Longbow team won against Exmouth ‘B’ (559 – 139)
  • The Mixed ‘A’ team won against Exmouth ‘A’ (1062 – 288)
  • The Mixed ‘B’ team won against Tors ‘A’ (996 – 930)
  • The Mixed ‘C’ team won against Exmouth ‘B’ by Walk Over (872 – 0)
  • The Mixed ‘D’ team won against Tors ‘B’ (684 – 628)
  • The Mixed Junior ‘A’ team won against Kryton (970 – 240)
  • The Mixed Junior ‘B’ team lost against Wadebridge ‘B’ (193 – 712)

Jack & Neill have retained their titles as the highest scoring U16 Boys Recurve Archer and highest scoring Gents Longbow Archer with a score of 275, respectively.

After the fourth month, of the five month competition, the team standings are as follows:

  • Long Warwick Compound Team – 2nd place in Division 1 (up from 3rd)
  • Warwick Longbow team – 2nd place in Division 2 (N/C)
  • Short Warwick Team A – 1st place in Division 1 (N/C)
  • Short Warwick Team B – 2nd place in Division 2 (N/C)
  • Short Warwick Team C –  1st place in Division 3 (N/C)
  • Short Warwick Team D – 1st place in Division 4 (N/C)
  • Short Junior Warwick Team A – 1st place in Division 2 (N/C)
  • Short Junior Warwick Team B – 3rd place in Division 2 (N/C)

Once again can I please remind you all that this is a monthly competition so we all need to be shooting our Warwick rounds for entry into the final round in September, the final day to shoot your round is Sunday 24th September. This is open to all club members who are currently capable of shooting the relevant distances.

Details of the competition can be found here.

Our teams are really well placed but we need your scores in order to keep the momentum up, and be in with a chance of winning a number of the Divisions.

DCAS Winter Postal

The entry details for the DCAS winter postal competitions (Portsmouth & Frostbite) have been issued to the club and we will look to enter a mix of teams in both competitions to cover all bow styles. As with the summer postals these will be open to all club members, with the highest scores each month being submitted. Details will be posted on the website in due course.

Coronation Competition

A further large number of score sheets were submitted in August for this internal club competition, which means to date we have 19 people have taken part and will qualify for a medal.

The competition is open to all club members and we have decided to extend the closing date of the competition to Sunday 24th September to give people more time to submit a round, and be in with a chance to win one of the following medals.

The competition details can be found here, anyone with a 20 yard 252 or AGB Progress award, or above, can shoot a Windsor round and be in with the chance to win a Coronation medal.

The Windsor rounds are as follows:

Shooting a successful Windsor round will also go a long way towards an Archer Classification.

If you have any questions please talk to me at one of our club sessions.

Redruth Archers WA1440

Neill White was the sole club representative to make the trip down to Redruth Archers on the 6th August and bravely (lol) represented Yelverton Archers wearing a borrowed club top where “I’m not John” shot longbow in the 70m WA1440 round and scored his 2nd MB qualifying score of 542.

Exmouth Archers World Archery Weekend

On August the 19th & 20th three Yelverton Bowmen archers took part in the Exmouth Archers World Archery Weekend. Iain Lees braved the early conditions on the Saturday in the Compound WA50 round and scoring a respectable 500 which earned him a White WA target badge.

Sunday saw Linda Wright and Neill White join Iain to shoot the WA1440 rounds.

Iain shot again a highly respectable 1154 in the Men’s Compound WA1440 and gained another 2 awards of the Black Star 1100 WA badge and a Blue DCAS FITA star – well done!

Linda came in 2nd in the Ladies Barebow WA1440 with 599 points.

Neill managed 3rd in the Men’s Longbow WA1440 with a qualifying MB 50+ score of 473. Neill has subsequently put in a claim for is Master Bowman Classification, well done Neill.

Another great showing at an external competition for Yelverton Bowmen Archers, the full report can be found here.

Indoor Shooting

September marks the start of the indoor season and the club is in the process of reviewing the revised Archery GB Indoor classifications to determine what competitions will be run over the indoor season. Keep an eye on the website for details.


If you have any questions please talk to me at one of our club sessions.

Regards,
John Pengilley,
Records Officer, Yelverton Bowman

Exmouth Archers World Archery Weekend

August 20, 2023

Three Yelverton Bowmen archers gained entry into the Exmouth Archers hosted tournament between the 19th and 20th of August.

Iain Lees braved the early conditions on the Saturday in the Compound WA50 round and scoring a respectable 500 which earned him a White WA target badge. Results from day one can be found on Ianseo.net.

Sunday saw Linda Wright and Neill White join Iain to shoot the WA1440 rounds.

Conditions were somewhat better than the previous day with early rain giving way to sunshine in the afternoon and a packed shooting line with over 70 archers taking part.

Iain shot again a highly respectable 1154 in the Men’s Compound WA1440 and gained another 2 awards of the Black Star 1100 WA badge and a Blue DCAS FITA star – well done !

Linda came in 2nd in the Ladies Barebow WA1440 with 599 points and Neill managed 3rd in the Men’s Longbow WA1440 with a qualifying MB 50+ score of 473. Results from the second day can also be found on Ianseo.net.

It was another “good day out” for Yelverton Bowmen so hope to see more of us on the shooting line soon.

The next competition is the DCAS Autumn Gold hosted at Redruth Archers.

 

Records Officer Monthly Report – July 2023

August 1, 2023

Welcome to the forth report of the 2023 outdoor shooting season.

Club Records

One new club record was set and one existing club record beaten in July.

Certificates were awarded to the following archers:

  • S Danes – U12 Women’s Recurve record for:
    • Warwick 30 (Short Junior Warwick) – Score 265 (previous record 263)
  • Linda Wright – Senior Women’s Barebow record for:
    • Windsor – Score 618 (no previous record)

Classifications

 The following Classification Badges were awarded under the new Archery GB Classification Scheme:

  • Paul Horsley – Bowman 3rd Class,
  • Steve Millard – Archer 1st Class.

More information on classification can be found here, or speak to me on a shooting night. You can start to shoot classification rounds once you have achieved your 20 yard 252 or AGB Progress award, and start working towards your first Archer Classification.

252 Scheme and Progress Awards

Badges were awarded to the following archers:

S Danes:

  • 30yd – Progress

Steve Hill:

  • 30yd – 252

Nick Tripp:

  • 50yd – Progress

Laurance Nairne:

  • 40yd – 252 & Progress

Mark Nightingale:

  • 40yd – 252 & Progress

Pippa Nightingale:

  • 20yd – 252

More information on the two progress schemes can be found here, or speak to me at one of our club sessions.

Competitions

DCAS Summer Postal

The following scores were submitted, and as you can see from the results below the club is performing exceptionally well:

Seven of our eight teams won their rounds this month, even Short Warwick team 4 and Junior Short Warwick team 2, who only had one score submitted each. Unfortunately only one score was submitted towards the Compound Long Warwick team, and they were beaten by Wadebridge who had only submitted two scores.

  • The Compound team lost against Wadebridge (338 – 856)
  • The Longbow team won against Barnstaple (500 – 452)
  • The Mixed ‘A’ team won against Exmoor ‘A’ (1144 – 1133)
  • The Mixed ‘B’ team won against Wadebridge ‘B’ (1028 – 688)
  • The Mixed ‘C’ team won against Kyrton Archers ‘B’ (930 – 378)
  • The Mixed ‘D’ team won against Junction ‘B’ (269 – DNS)
  • The Mixed Junior ‘A’ team won against Wadebridge ‘B’ (851 – 150)
  • The Mixed Junior ‘B’ team won against Exmouth ‘B’ (185 – DNS)

Jack & Neill have retained their titles as the highest scoring U16 Boys Recurve Archer and highest scoring Gents Longbow Archer with a score of 275, respectively.

After the third month, of the five month competition, the team standings are as follows:

  • Long Warwick Compound Team – 3rd place in Division 1 (N/C)
  • Warwick Longbow team – 2nd place in Division 2 (N/C)
  • Short Warwick Team A – 1st place in Division 1 (Up from 2nd)
  • Short Warwick Team B – 2nd place in Division 2 (N/C)
  • Short Warwick Team C –  1st place in Division 3 (N/C)
  • Short Warwick Team D – 1st place in Division 4 (Up from 3rd)
  • Short Junior Warwick Team A – 1st place in Division 2 (N/C)
  • Short Junior Warwick Team B – 3rd place in Division 2 (Up from 4th)







Once again can I please remind you all that this is a monthly competition so we all need to be shooting our Warwick rounds for entry into the August round. This is open to all club members who are currently capable of shooting the relevant distances.

Details of the competition can be found here.

Our teams are really well placed but we need your scores in order to keep the momentum up, and be in with a chance of winning a number of the Divisions.

Coronation Competition

A further 3 score sheets were submitted in July for this internal club competition, which means to date that only 8 people have taken part. Five of these have qualified for a gold medal and three for a silver medal.

The competition is open to all club members and we have decided to extend the closing date of the competition to the 22nd September to give people more time to submit a round, and be in with a chance to win one of the following medals.

The competition details can be found here, anyone with a 20 yard 252 or AGB Progress award, or above, can shoot a Windsor round and be in with the chance to win a Coronation medal.

The Windsor rounds are as follows:

Shooting a successful Windsor round will also go a long way towards an Archer Classification.

If you have any questions please talk to me at one of our club sessions.


John Pengilley,

Records Officer, Yelverton Bowman

Records Officer Monthly Report – June 2023

July 1, 2023

Welcome to the third report of the 2023 outdoor shooting season.

Neill White has offered to take over while I am away – he will deal with the 252, Archery GB Progress and DCAS Summer Postal score sheets in my absence. Thank you Neill.

Club Records

Two new club records were set and two existing club records beaten in June.

Certificates will be awarded to the following archers:

  • Neill White – Senior Men’s Longbow record for:
    • Long Western – Score 367 (previous 152)
    • Warwick – Score 275 (previous 268)
  • Jill Hudson – Senior Women’s Longbow Record for:
    • Warwick – Score 208 (previous 144)
    • Windsor – Score 364 (no previous record)
  • Seraya – U12 Women’s Recurve Record for:
    • Warwick 30 (Short Junior Warwick) – Score 263 (no previous record)
  • John Pengilley – Senior Men’s Recurve Record for:
    • Windsor 50 (Short Windsor) – Score 818 (previous score 781)

Classifications

The following Classification Badges were awarded under the new Archery GB Classification Scheme:

  • Neill White – Bowman 1st Class. This is the highest award than can be issued internally be the club and is a significant achievement given that Neill only joined the club 18 months ago. Well done Neill.
  • Jill Hudson – Bowman 3rd Class
  • John Pengilley – Bowman 3rd Class
  • Jenni Mattock – Archer 2nd Class
  • Steve Marsh – Archer 3rd Class

More information on classification can be found here, or speak to me on a shooting night. You can start to shoot classification rounds once you have achieved your 20 yard 252 or AGB Progress award, and start working towards your first Archer Classification.

252 Scheme and Progress Awards

Badges were awarded to the following archers:

John Pengilley:

  • 50yd – 252
  • 60yd – Progress

Nick Tripp:

  • 50yd – Progress

Steve Marsh:

  • 50yd – Progress
  • 60yd – Progress

Steve Millard:

  • 50yd – Progress

Corey Richardson:

  • 60yd – Progress

Paul Horsley:

  • 60yd – Progress

Bruce Cox:

  • 50yd – Progress

Stacey Warren:

  • 40yd – 252 & Progress:

Henry Munns:

  • 20yd – 252 & Progress
  • 30yd – 252 & Progress

Laurence Nairne:

  • 20yd – 252 & Progress
  • 30yd – 252 & Progress

Mark Downing:

  • 20yd – 252
  • 30yd – 252

Mark Nightingale:

  • 20yd – 252 & Progress
  • 30yd – 252 & Progress

Jake Downing:

  • 20yd – 252

Jack:

  • 30yd –  Progress

Seraya:

  • 20yd – 252

A further three people completed their 252 award during their supervised sessions. Badges will be awarded once membership has been confirmed.

More information on the two progress schemes can be found here, or speak to me at one of our club sessions.

Competitions

DCAS Summer Postal

The following scores were entered for June:

This month saw wins for the Compound, Longbow, Mixed A, Mixed B, Mixed C, Mixed D (Bye), Yelverton A (Bye) and Yelverton B.

  • The Compound team won against Lacetown Archers ‘A’ (1092 – 691)
  • The Longbow team won against Lacetown Archers ‘B’ (598 – 374)
  • The Mixed ‘A’ team won against St. Austell ‘A’ (1066 – 284)
  • The Mixed ‘B’ team won against Junction ‘A’ (1003 – 986)
  • The Mixed ‘C’ team won against Exmoor Archers ‘B’ (894 – 776)
  • The Mixed ‘D’ team won via Bye. (583)
  • The Mixed Junior ‘A’ team won via Bye. (882)
  • The Mixed Junior ‘B’ team won against Kyrton Archers (179 – DNS)

Jack retains his title as the highest scoring U16 Boys Recurve Archer, whilst Neill White takes the title of highest scoring Gents Longbow Archer with a score of 275.

After the second month the team standings are as follows:

  • Long Warwick Compound Team – 3rd place in Division 1 (N/C)
  • Warwick Longbow team – 2nd place in Division 2 (Up from 4th)
  • Short Warwick Team A – 2nd place in Division 1 (Up from 3rd)
  • Short Warwick Team B – 2nd place in Division 2 (N/C)
  • Short Warwick Team C –  1st place in Division 3 (Up from 2nd)
  • Short Warwick Team D – 3rd place in Division 4 (Up from 4th)
  • Short Junior Warwick Team A – 1st place in Division 2 (N/C)
  • Short Junior Warwick Team B – 4th place in Division 2 (Up from 5th)

 

Once again can I please remind you all that this is a monthly competition so we all need to be shooting our Warwick rounds for entry into the July round. This is open to all club members who are currently capable of shooting the relevant distances.

Details of the competition can be found here.

DCAS Summer Postal League Scores – June 2023

DCAS Summer Postal League Tables – June 2023

Brixham Open Rose – National Record Confirmed

Corey, Neill and Linda all won competition medals. Linda and Neill won Rose Awards, and Neill shot a new Longbow 50+ National Record with his Hereford/Bristol I score of 561.

 

Neill’s national record has now been confirmed. Well done Neill!

A full report of the day can be found in the club news section.

Coronation Competition

So far only 5 score sheets have been submitted for the club Coronation Competition. Three have qualified for a Gold medal and two for silver.

The competition runs to the end of August and details can be found here, anyone with a 20 yard 252 or AGB Progress award, or above, can shoot a Windsor round and be in with the chance to win a Coronation medal. The Windsor rounds are as follows:

Shooting a successful Windsor round will also go a long way towards an Archer Classification.

If you have any questions please talk to me at one of our club sessions.


John Pengilley,

Records Officer, Yelverton Bowman

Records Officer Monthly Report – May 2023

June 1, 2023

Welcome to the second report of the 2023 outdoor shooting season! Overall it has been a busy month with archers taking an active part in a number of competitions, as well as working their way through the 252 award and AGB progress schemes.

Success in both the Brixham Open Rose and DCAS Summer Postal shows that since restarting after ‘lockdown’ the club is performing well when compared to other DCAS clubs.

Club Records

Four new club records were set, one existing club record equaled, and four existing records beaten in May.

Certificates were awarded to the following archers:

  • Jack Cunningham – U14 Men’s Recurve record for:
    • Short Junior Warwick (now Warwick 30) – Score 343 (previous record 326)
  • Jill Hudson – Senior Women Longbow Record for:
    • Warwick – Score 144 (no previous record)
  • Jenni Mattock – Senior Women’s Barebow record for:
    • Warwick 30 (was Short Junior Warwick) – Score 349  (no previous score)
  • Corey Richardson – Senior Men’s Compound record for:
    • Windsor 50 (was Short Windsor) – Score 871  (no previous score)
  • Neill White – Senior Men’s Longbow record for:
    • Long Warwick – Score 181 (previous record 58)
    • Long Windsor (Albion) – Score 451 (previous record 286)
    • Hereford / Bristol I – Score 561, which equals the current club record and so is jointly held.
  • Steve Marsh – Senior Men’s Barebow record for:
    • Warwick 50 (was Short Warwick) – Score 346 (previous record 340)
    • Bristol V – Score 1178 (no previous record)
  • John Pengilley – Senior men’s Recurve record for:
    • Bristol III – Score 1036 (previous record 904)

Classifications

 The following Classification Badges were awarded under the new Archery GB Classification Scheme:

  • Nick Tripp – Archer 2nd Class
  • Corey Richardson – Archer 2nd Class
  • Paul Horsley – Archer 1st Class
  • John Pengilley – Archer 1st Class

More information on classification can be found here, or speak to me on a shooting night. You can start to shoot classification rounds once you have achieved your 20 yard 252 or AGB Progress award and then start working towards your first Archer Classification.

252 Scheme and Progress Awards

Badges were awarded to the following archers:

  • John Pengilley:
    • 50yd – Progress
  • Steve Marsh:
    • 40yd – Progress
    • 80yd – 252
  • Corey Richardson:
    • 50yd – 252 & Progress
    • 60yd – 252
  • Neill White:
    • 60yd – 252 & Progress
  • Terry Harris:
    • 40yd – Progress
  • Linda Wright:
    • 60yd – Progress
  • Paul Horsley:
    • 50yd – 252 & Progress
  • Paul Warren:
    • 50yd – Progress
  • Graeme Bullock:
    • 30yd – Progress
  • Stacey Warren:
    • 20yd – 252 & Progress
    • 30yd – 252 & Progress
  • Josie:
    • 20yd – 252 & Progress
    • 30yd – 252 & Progress
  • Jack:
    • 20yd – 252 & Progress
  • Seraya:
    • 10yd – 252

More information on the two progress schemes can be found here, or speak to me at one of our club sessions.

Competitions

DCAS Summer Postal League

The club had a really great start to the DCAS Summer Postal competition with 5 out of our 8 teams winning, which shows that as a club we are at least on a par with most of the rest of the Devon and Cornwall clubs, and currently better than some. However, as this was the first round I am sure that we will start to see the scores improving as the season progresses.

The following scores were entered for May:

Unfortunately the Longbow team were beaten by Exeter, who shot the highest score in Division 2 (553) and the third highest across both divisions.

We only shot enough rounds to enter two scores in our 4th Short Warwick team and they were beaten by Brixham ‘C’.

We also only had 3 juniors shooting in May, so we entered no score for the second junior team. However, the Junior A team are leading their Division so well done to Jack, Josie & Oliver.

Individually Jack is currently the highest scoring U16 Recurve Boy archer, so well done Jack.

After the first month the team standings are as follows:

  • Long Warwick Compound Team – 3rd place in Division 1
  • Warwick Longbow team – 4th place in Division 2
  • Short Warwick Team A – 3rd place in Division 1
  • Short Warwick Team B – 2nd place in Division 2
  • Short Warwick Team C – 2nd place in Division 3
  • Short Warwick Team D – 4th place in Division 4
  • Short Junior Warwick Team A – 1st place in Division 2
  • Short Junior Warwick Team B – 5th place in Division 2; we currently do no have enough juniors to shoot this round, but we could in the coming months

We need to build on this success so can I please remind you all that this is a monthly competition so we all need to be shooting our Warwick rounds for entry into the June round. This is open to all club members who are currently capable of shooting the relevant distances.

Details of the competition can be found here.

DCAS Summer Postal League Scores – May 2023

DCAS Summer Postal League Tables – May 2023

Brixham Open Rose

Five Yelverton Bowmen archers took to the field in the Brixham Open Rose Competition on Sunday 28th May. The constantly changing wind and hot conditions made it challenging for all competitors who took part in the well organised event. The event was attended by clubs all over Devon and Cornwall, and included a full range of experience levels from Archery GB team members to one person who had been shooting for 12 weeks. Despite the changeable wind conditions all of our archers performed very well.

Corey, Linda and Neill all won competition medals. Linda and Neill won Rose Awards, and Neill shot a new Longbow 50+ National Record with his Hereford/Bristol I score of 561.

A full report of the day can be found in the club news section.

All the Yelverton Bowmen archers who took part have been encouraged by their participation and are looking forward to entering more external competitions. Details of forthcoming competitions can be found on the club events page.

Coronation Competition

So far only 5 score sheets have been submitted for the club Coronation Competition. Three have qualified for a Gold medal and two for silver.

The competition runs to the end of August and details can be found here, anyone with a 20 yard 252 or AGB Progress award can shoot a Windsor round and be in with the chance to win a Coronation medal. Shooting a successful Windsor round will also go a long way towards an Archer Classification.

If you have any questions please talk to me at one of our club sessions.


John Pengilley,

Records Officer, Yelverton Bowman

Great day for Yelverton Bowmen at the Brixham Open Rose Competition

May 29, 2023

Five Yelverton Bowmen archers took to the field in the Brixham Open Rose Competition on Sunday 28th May. The constantly changing wind and hot conditions made it challenging for all competitors who took part in the well organised event. The event was attended by clubs all over Devon and Cornwall, and included a full range of experience levels from Archery GB team members to one person who had been shooting for 12 weeks. Despite the changeable wind conditions all of our archers performed very well.

Jamie Pruden shot a Recurve Men’s Bristol II Round and despite only having his new arrows for a few weeks managed to score 908, with 142 hits and 36 golds. This further cements Jamie’s current Archer 1st Class status.

John Pengilley shot a Recurve 50+ Men’s Bristol III Round, and scored 1036, with 144 hits and 49 golds. This has set a new club record, and gives John 12 dozen arrows towards his Bowman 3rd Class status.

Corey Richardson shot a Compound U21 Men’s National Round and scored 550, with 72 hits and 35 golds, this was particularly impressive when you consider that Corey was shooting on the same boss as one of the Archery GB team members. Corey was presented with a medal and achieved six dozen arrows towards his Archer Class 1 status.

Linda Wright shot a Barebow 50+ Women’s Bristol II Round and scored 662, with 134 hits and 13 golds. This saw Linda presented with a competition medal, as well as achieving Black Rose badge, and gives Linda 12 dozen arrows towards her Bowman 3rd Class status.

Finally, Neill White shot a Longbow 50+ Men’s Hereford/Bristol I Round and scored 561, with 11 hits and 13 golds. This was a fantastic score and saw Neill presented with a competition medal, as well as achieving a Purple Rose medal (which is the highest possible). It also gave Neill his first score towards Master Bowman status. But above all that it also means that Neill can submit a claim for an Archery GB 50+ National Record, which currently stands at 547. Well done Neill, and I am sure the whole club wishes you well with your claim.

Phil Gillbanks, one of the judges on the day, said that he was glad to see Yelverton Bowmen coming to more competitions, and it would be good to keep that going. So if attending these competitions interests you please follow this link to the DCAS website where you can find a list of this seasons competitions.

The full results for the competition can be found on Ianseo.