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.
Having reviewed a number of shooting record cards, the following new club records have been set and certificates have been awarded:
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.
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This means that all previous indoor Classification have been archived and all archers will have to regain their classifications.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:
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.
Badges were awarded to the following archers:
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Records Officer, Yelverton Bowman