The Funeral of our County Chairman Chris Mason took place on Monday 20th October in his home town of Kettering. The day was a tribute to his life and he was given a great send off, including a fitting six arrow tribute at Kettering Cricket Club in the afternoon. As the sixth arrow was loosed, friends and family gave the call ‘Chris Mason, Archer of England’.
We would like to thank everyone who came to Chris’s funeral for helping to make it such a wonderful tribute and celebration of his life. It really meant a lot to us, his family, to see so many friends and people who knew Chris and who wanted to be there to pay their respects on the day.
Congratulations to those Northants archers who made it onto this years Archery GB UK Target Ranking Lists.
To qualify, archers must complete three ladies/gents WA 1440 rounds and two WA 70m rounds all from shoots with World or UK Record Status. If more rounds than required are shot, the best scores are submitted. In addition archers are required to shoot an associated Olympic round head to head, but the score is not included in the total.
Lizzie Cantopher of NAC topped off a great season finishing in 12th place in the Ladies Recurve list. Susan Coreless of NAC finished 25th in the Ladies Compound list in just her first season after switching from Recurve. Also in the Ladies Compound list, Frances Bull of Targetcraft Archers finished in 38th place. In the Gents Compound list, James Mason also of NAC, made it into the top 10 in 7th place. Jon Bull of Targetcraft made the top 20 in 18th place. And Ian Hannaford of NAC ended up 97th in the Gents Recurve list.
It is with great sadness that we let you know our dear County Chairman, Chris Mason passed away on Friday 10th October. He’ll be greatly missed by everyone who knew him.
Chris has been a huge part of archery within the county for many years, working tirelessly not least as Chairman but in everything from running shoots to simply helping others whenever they needed it. This is just a little of what he did for us all. He will be sorely missed and his absence will be felt by many many people.
We would like to pass on our deepest sympathies to Chris’ children Jamie and Steph, and to Chris’ partner Angie. So many of you will be sending your love and thoughts to them at this sad time.
Details of the funeral will follow as soon as possible. Please feel free to share any of your own condolences and thoughts in the comments below.