Thank You…

“Just want to say thank you to Wellingborough OAC for opening its range for the county last Sunday 11th October, to give archers in the county a chance to have a go at the Postal 2020 shoot!

It was great to catch up with those that attended and the weather was great. Again a special thank you to the team Paul, Peter & Helen and those that I can’t remember the names of.”

Martin Ross
County Team Captain

Northants v Beds Inter-county ‘Covid’ Postal Match

Northants v Beds Inter-county ‘Covid’ Postal Match

Dear All,

As the heading suggests, in collaboration with Bedfordshire, we have arranged a socially distanced intercounty match. Details as follows.

We are hoping that all NCAS clubs and archers will be able to take part.

1. Round to be shot: Short Metric, including all the junior rounds (M1, M2, M3, M4, M5).

2. Eligible archers: All genders and ages. If a junior please give your age and round/distance shot.

3. Bow Styles: All

4. When to be shot: All scores to be in by 2nd November 2020

5. How round is to be shot: We realise that with 6 dozen arrows to be shot that may well take a while, with the night’s drawing in, possibly not all 6 dozen can be shot on the same day. We ask that if you cannot complete the 6 dozen at one session, please shoot them in 2 sets of 3 over 2 sessions if needed (not just one dozen per session)

6. Record all the scores as you would normally, X`s, 10`s and so on. Please submit the final score totals only (not each individual arrow value) in the normal format, including the following information. Archer, Gender. Club. Bow Style. Senior/Junior (if junior age and which round shot). Example: J Doe. Female. Middle Earth. Longbow. Senior. X 59. 10 13. Score 720.

7. All the scores will be on trust. We will be watching you.

8. We are at the moment working on a collating system for the scores. When that is up and running there will be information as to how you can submit the scores.

Here’s another cheeky question if any club can offer up targets slots for archers to shoot this would be great. I would pimp Long Buckby AC out but we’ve got no access for the next 10 days to do with the refurb of car park.

If clubs don’t want to offer not a problem I also understand this too.

If the clubs could let me know asap if they will be taking part and we can expect scores from your archers. Either via the club county rep or directly to me.

Martin Ross
NCAS County Team Captain

NCAS County Team Win Against Beds

NCAS County Team Win Against Beds

Well done to our county team for winning todays’ match against Bedfordshire, 5878 total points to 5756.

The match took place during the first session of the NCAS County & Open Indoor Championships, once again kindly hosted by Archers of Raunds at Monor School & Sports College.

Well done also to all our new county indoor champions. The final results awill be available as soon as possible.

The shoot is a part of the 2019/20 NCAS Chris Mason Celebration League.

County Trophies

County Trophies

All county archers Past and Present!! And friends of, we are looking to understand who has what Inter county trophy’s particular for the following shoots:

The Ivy Keating

Tri County

If you know who has any of these within the northants county archery society could I please let me know as we are looking to carry out an intercounty stock check.

Thank you for your help and assistance in this matter.

Martin Ross
County Captain

Report – Sydney Bond Junior Inter-counties Team Tournament 2019

Report – Sydney Bond Junior Inter-counties Team Tournament 2019

Today I had the privilege of standing in for Martin Ross as county captain as the NCAS junior team took part in the EMAS inter counties tournament for the Sydney Bond Trophy (Recurve) & Bingham Ceramics trophy (Compound).

After a wild day of weather on Saturday I was relieved to wake up to a calm breeze and the early signs of a sunny Sunday. At least I could be sure I wasn’t going to loose any of my junior team to Wizard of Oz style winds which had been my concern on Saturday!!

As we arrived the sun disappeared and as assembly started we saw the beginnings of some heavy rain!!

The juniors stayed in good spirits and got on with it and were rewarded with the return of the sunshine with scattered showers. The rain was bearable it was the mud that was the bigger issue!!

Throughout the day our recurve team maintained a steady 3rd position whilst the compounds shot well but were in last place.

As always the spirit of the Northampton team shone through and I am proud to have been their captain today. No complaining and lots of supporting each other, as teams should do.

Final results for the teams were…

Recurve Team:
Nottinghamshire 5312
Derbyshire 5183
Northamptonshire 5114
Leicestershire & Rutland 4920
Lincolnshire 3393

Compound Team:
Leicestershire & Rutland 2332
Derbyshire 2280
Northamptonshire 2146

Of our team of 10 juniors they have been able to claim:
3 x Rose awards
1 x 6 gold end award

And 6 archers achieved a personal best.

Thank you to the adults who drove the juniors for the event and to my coaches who were put to work during the day.

I think it is fair to say that we have a team of wet, tired and muddy juniors headed home having had an excellent day of archery.

Thank you all for making it easy to look after you all.

Helen Sharpe.