As like most venues we have been closed due to Covid restrictions but hopefully, we might be getting back to actually shooting in the near future but with nothing much of that going on in our Archery at the moment. Perhaps this year, when the dust has settled and with a bit of adjustment according to circumstance, we’ll be able to run all our Club Competitions during the coming season.
As well as creating a new Club Record, Mia’s Portsmouth score of 489 that she shot on 2 nd November
has now been ratified as a new Essex and Suffolk County Record! . With shooting like that we had a visit from a reporter from the local paper, Click here for the interview
Our last Spoon Shoot of the year took place on the weekend 4th/6th December and the result was: click here for the full newsletter
This is Prital, in October, completing the course she began in March shooting with a Club bow and arrows that probably don’t match it, I think this lady shows great promise.
There is was a BIG anniversary at the club, our very own Michael Bell has been a member for 50 years.
Following Archery GB’s guidelines has at least made it possible for people to do a Warwick Round if they wish, so that Awards Competition is still running and people are shooting qualifying scores. Our Club Competitions dates have mostly been and gone.
There has been some relaxation with the rule on sharing a target. Where it was just one archer per target unless they are from the same household, now two archers from different households may share, providing they shoot separately, and withdraw their own arrows!
We received notice on 14th May that shooting could re-commence subject to 8 criteria being matched and shooting re-commended at Ardleigh on Sunday 24th May 2020. We could comply with all the criteria except for one, which was a recommendation that targets be left out. This might have proved to be something of a gamble at Bretons so it was decided that sanitizing spray should be used on the 5 targets we can use on the field before putting out and putting away.
Archery GB suspended shooting “for the foreseeable future” with a notice sent out by email on 17th March 2020. This will hamper our activities for some time, I think!
This is the result of our Handicap Spoon Shoot, held on Friday 6th and Sunday 8th March 2020. (Portsmouth Round)