Records Officer Report – November

2 December 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.


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.