This years NCAS Annual General Meeting will take place on 10th November but probably won’t be held at Great Doddington Working Men’s Club this year. Confirmation of the venue and time will be sent out with the agenda.
Please note that nominations for the General Committee positions, nominations for the Vic Wyatt trophy, and AOB items need to be sent to Angie by 13th October.
Derek Bett of Kettering Archers has broken his own Barebow county record for a York round with an astonishing 887 points!
This is also way above the current national record of 834 which Derek would have been able to claim had he shot the score at a Record Status event. Derek’s previous record of 823 was set in September 2008. The new score came during a club target day round on 18th September.
What makes this even more impressive is that Derek was forced to switch to shooting left handed recently due to injury.
The county is sad to inform you that David Clarke has passed away.
David was our most senior coach, having trained most of the older coaches in the county. He maintained oversight of more recent courses as moderator, but retired from active coaching some years ago due to ill health.
A former Chairman and many time county champion, David had been a member of NCAS since 1950, and masterminded the very successful 50th Anniversary Celebrations in Millennium Year.
Fittingly in 2008 David was Gentleman Patron at the 50th Anniversary of the EMAS Senior Inter-Counties Tournament, otherwise known as The Thoresby Trophy Shoot. David shot for Northamptonshire in the very first event in 1958 held on the grounds of Thoresby Hall in Nottinghamshire.
In 1988 David become British Archery Team Manager ahead of the successful Barcelona Olympics in 1992 where the team won individual and team medals.
David was also long time President and member of British Timken Bowmen, who recently changed their name to Duston Bowmen.
The details of David’s funeral will be published when available.
This weekend several county archers travelled up to Great Glen near Leicester to take part in Bowmen of Glen’s FITA weekend. The competition comprised of a FITA Star on the Saturday and a Double 720 on the Sunday.
The heavy wind and rain forecast for the Saturday stayed away. But still some tricky gusts at the target end of the field made the longer distances difficult in the morning.
Jude Hall of WOAC stayed at the top of the Ladies Compound leader board throughout the day finishing with a great score 0f 1295 and a new county record for the Long Metric Ladies with 647. Josh Hall found himself in 4th place in the overall Ladies FITA results with another great Metric I score of 1254. Helen Neumann also of WOAC shot very well in her first FITA Star event to finish 6th with 1196.
Frances Bull of Targetcraft Archers finished in a very respectable 4th place in the Ladies Recurve with 1078.
Gary Hall of WOAC shot well and finished in 5th place in the Gents Compound. Jon Bull of Targetcraft shot his first senior Gents FITA round and scored a very respectable 1240 which would have placed him in 7th place overall. Nick Forster of Nene Bowmen scored his first 1200 FITA with 1200 on the nose! Daniel Watt of WOAC finished in 9th with 1194.
In the Gents Recurve, Ian Hannaford of WOAC shot a new personal best with 1182, including a PB for 30m with 338. Ian finished in 4th place overall just a few points behind Lee Williams of Meriden with 1185. Dean Edwards also of WOAC recovered after a difficult morning to also finish with 1182, to place 5th with fewer golds than Ian. David Forster of Nene Bowmen (still a junior) placed 10th overall in the Gents FITA with 1101. Gyorgy Zsiga of Long Buckby Archery Club scored 1067 to finish in 16th place. Bob Kaminski of WOAC shooting in his first FITA Star shot 1006 to place 23rd. And Simon Wright also of WOAC recovered well after a difficult morning to finish 32nd with 712.