Records Officer – February

15 March 2020

Welcome to the February Report.

The campaign to earn and regain outdoor classifications has begun! Albeit slowly, due to the horrendous weather in February.

The postal leagues are ongoing, with 17 Portsmouth and (unfortunately, due to the weather) only two Frostbite scores for February. Please continue to do so next month (the final month). 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. Please try to get Frostbite scores in as early as possible, as the weather may not allow multiple shooting sessions again.

A separate report on the Grand Prix and Postal leagues was made on the website mid-February and another will be posted shortly.

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

Here’s what members achieved in February:

Indoor Classifications

  • Richard Fry earned his ‘F’
  • Jenny Hutchinson earned her ‘F’
  • Jonathan Ingram regained his ‘D’ for compound
  • Jamie Pruden earned his ‘D’

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

Outdoor Classifications

  • Oliver Pruden earned his 1st class

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

Club Records

  • Darren Bennion (Gentleman Master Recurve): Vegas – 505
  • Pasty Cain (Gentleman Barebow): Vegas – 407 (Senior+Master), WA18 – 404 (Master)
  • Oliver Harris (Gentleman U14 AFB+Barebow): WA18 – 266
  • Jonathan Ingram (Gentleman Senior Recurve): WA18 (Double) – 1036
  • Karen Ingram (Ladies Senior+Master Longbow): Vegas – 158
  • Oliver Pruden (Gentleman Recurve U12): Short Junior National – 401, WA18 – 155
  • Alister Smith (Gentleman Senior Longbow): Vegas – 197
  • Linda Wright (Ladies Senior+Master Barebow): Vegas – 296, WA18 – 394

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


As you all know, we hosted the DCAS Indoor Championships at the last month. 13 of our members took part, which was the highest attendance from any club and is certainly the best turnout I’ve seen from us in a long time!

We had a good result with a mixture of wins, PBs, club records and badges earned:

  • Andrew Axworthy placed 14th in Gent’s Recurve
  • Simon Bench placed 17th in Gent’s Recurve
  • Darren Bennion shot both Gent’s Compound and Recurve. For Compound he placed 5th and later placed 11th for Recurve
  • Rob ‘Pasty’ Cain placed 3rd in Gent’s Barebow and broke the Masters record
  • Oliver Harris won the Gent’s Under 14s American Flatbow category, setting the record for both AFB and Barebow in the process
  • Jonathan Ingram shot Gent’s Recurve in two sessions, placing 8th (with his two scores being 8th and 9th overall). He also set the club record for the Double WA18
  • Iain Lees placed 4th in Gent’s Compound and also earned his Blue WA Target badge. This, despite the fact that he elbow-dropped a windowsill the night before (seriously). He also won a bottle in the raffle – “You can’t drink a medal”
  • Jamie Pruden placed 19th in Gent’s Recurve
  • Oliver Pruden won the Gent’s Under 12s Recurve and set the club record in doing so
  • Alister Smith shot both Gent’s Longbow and Recurve, coming 22nd with Recurve and 5th with the Longbow
  • Nick Tripp placed 23rd in Gent’s Recurve
  • Sarah Watson placed 8th in Ladies Recurve and was also the very sparkly Lady Paramount for the day
  • Linda Wright was 3rd in Ladies Barebow and set the club record for both Senior and Master WA18
  • The Recurve team of Andrew, Simon, Darren and Jonathan came 2nd, while the Recurve team of Sarah, Jamie, Alister and Nick came 4th
  • The Barebow team of Pasty and Linda came 2nd
  • Andrew and Sarah placed 6th in the Jack and Jill Recurve

Congratulations to all! Full results can be found here.

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 February. 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.