Records Officer Report – December

5 January 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.


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.