Several county records were broken at the recent Ivy Keating county match against Bedfordshire in May.
GBR squad member Susan Corless of Northampton AC, improved on her own Ladies Compound WA1440 record with 1387. In the process she also improved her records for the 70m distance with 342, 50m distance with 346, Ladies Long Metric with 687, and Short Metric with 700.
More recently at the UK Masters at the beginning of June, Susan also broken the 60m distance record with 348.
Other records were also broken at the Ivy Keating match, including James Halsall of Wellingborough OAC, who achieved a new Junior Gents Barebow record for a Metric III round with 628. A number of other records achieved on the day are yet to be claimed.
The awesome Derek Bett of Kettering Archers archers has broken his own Gents Barebow county record for the WA1440 round with a ridiculous score of 1106.
Once ratified this should also be a new EMAS regional and national record.
Derek also improved his county records for the 70m distance with 279, and 50m distance with 275. The new records were achieved at the UK record status, NCAS 1st Caswell Trophy Shoot on 5th May 2019, once again kindly hosted by Kettering Archers.
ArcheryGB have recently made a significant change to the rules of shooting regarding sighters for multiple rounds.
From 1st October 2016, archers may now shoot sighter arrows prior to each round shot at the same venue on the same day. This brings ArcheryGB rounds more into line with WA rounds, except you still shoot the required number of sighter arrows for that round rather than having ‘practice’.
This means that national, regional and county records CAN be claimed for the second (or third, or fourth) round shot at the same venue on the same day, irrespective of round and bowstyle.
For example: if you shoot two Portsmouth rounds as a Double Portsmouth. It used to be that you could only claim a record for the first round shot, irrespective of bowstyle. But now you can claim a record for the second round if the score is better than the first round. You can also claim a record if you have changed bowstyle for the second round.
Another example: at the Duston Bowmen Triple (David Clarke Memorial), an archer can shoot all three rounds (Worcester, Vegas and Portsmouth) with three different bowstyles and claim records for any or all round scores on the day.
The official notes on the changes to rules from ArcheryGB can be found here.
If you have any questions please get in touch.
Dean Edwards(Contact) NCAS County Records Officer & Web Master