The Sydney Bond

The Sydney Bond

The Sydney Bond – Junior EMAS Inter-counties Team Tournament 2021

Today I stood in as Team Captain for our Junior County Squad at the EMAS Junior InterCounties “Sydney Bond” match.

The teams were very much reduced from previous years and the round changed from the normal 12 dozen round to 6 dozen National rounds.

I am very proud of how our juniors welcomed each other before the start and helped each other throughout the tournament. There was most definitely some nervousness amongst our athletes as the sighters started but our archers soon settled down and shot fantastic, especially as for many it was the 1st tournament they had shot for 18 months. It was really great to see them all sit together at lunchtime and bond as a team.

Our recurve team finished in 3rd place and compound team finished 2nd.

Individually Northamptonshire received 2 awards – Archie Bromley (recurve) and Maisie Hailes (compound).

The results:
Recurve Team
Nottinghamshire – 2834
Derbyshire – 2819
Northamptonshire – 2652
Lincolnshire – 1638

Compound Team
Lincolnshire – 640
Northamptonshire – 548

Individual Awards
Girls Recurve – Holly Steeper (Lincolnshire) – 612
Boys Recurve – Archie Bromley (Northamptonshire) – 604
Girls Compound – Maisie Hailes (Northamptonshire) – 548
Boys Compound – Oscar Orford (Lincolnshire) – 640

Finally, a very big thank you to our athletes who made my job very easy and pleasurable today, you were a credit to our County and our sport. Well done.

Many Thanks,

Paul Sharpe

EMAS Junior Inter-counties (Sydney Bond) Team Announced

EMAS Junior Inter-counties (Sydney Bond) Team Announced

Up and coming EMAS Junior Tournament Sydney Bond 2021, taking place on 12th September.

This year due to the various strange going on within the world the Sydney bond was historically a Bristol round but this year it has been change to nationals and unlike the Senior round it has stayed as National rounds to be shot!

From the same approach as we took with the seniors the following archers who have agreed to represent the county in this event.

Recurve:
Jack Sharpe – Wellingborough OAC
Rose Sharpe – Wellingborough OAC
Archie Bromley – Archers of Raunds
Thomas Simms – Bicester Archers
Nyah West-Ley – Wellingborough OAC
Amy Halsall – Wellingborough OAC
Lillie Sutthikott – Banbury Cross Archers

Compound:
Maissie Hailes – Wellingborough OAC

We all wish you the best for the event, enjoy yourselves and have a great day!

Martin Ross
County Team Captain

EMAS Senior Inter-counties (Thoresby) Team Announced

EMAS Senior Inter-counties (Thoresby) Team Announced

Up and coming EMAS Senior Inter-counties Tournament (Thoresby) 2021.

As we know it’s been a strange year and this year the selection for the shoot has had to take a different approach after contacting the ‘selectors’ from each club it was decided that I would need to canvas the archers that had taken part in various team events.

EMAS had originally mentioned that the Thoresby this year would be a 720 round but at the eleventh hour the event was changed back to its historical York/Hereford format.

From the approach taken we have the following archers who have agreed to represent the county in this event.

Recurve:
Steve Allen – Targetcraft Archers
Ioannis Chrisinas – Northampton AC
Rebecca Stevens – Towcester Archers

Longbow:
Mark Bennet – Wellingborough OAC

Barebow:
Mick Lovell – Northampton AC
Mark Allison – Kettering Archers
Sandra Allison – Kettering Archers

We wish you all the best in the event!

Martin Ross
NCAS Team Captain

EMAS Tournaments in 2021

EMAS Tournaments in 2021

Information for all archers in the EMAS region from EMAS Tournament Advisor, Lynn Fisher…

“Welcome back to archery!

You will be interested to know, that County Team Managers, Club Tournament Organisers hosting EMAS shoots, EMAS Chairman and myself have been working behind the scenes in consultation together. We have looked at and discussed at great length the feasibility of staging EMAS Tournaments for 2021 under the AGB regulations for returning to archery/competitions.

Outcome: Tournaments will go ahead for 2021. There will be some changes to format of the Junior teams inter-counties and the Senior teams inter-counties tournaments. Hopefully, if by September, we are back to some normality, then these changes may not happen. Information will be released nearer the time when we have more details from AGB.
DATES for your diary.

1) EMAS Senior and Junior Outdoor Champs and Open (Target)
20th June 2021
Rounds: York, Hereford and Bristols 1 to 5
Hosted by Mercia Archers at Gresley Old Hall Miners Club, Church Gresley Derbyshire.
Rose Award and UK Record Status.
Please head to Mercia Archers website for the ENTRY form.

2) EMAS Senior teams Inter-counties Tournament (closed shoot)
5th September 2021
Hosted by Sherwood Archers at Southwell, Nottinghamshire.
Normally York/ Hereford rounds – likely to be a WA720 (to be confirmed at a later date).
Rose award and UK Record status for Y/H rounds only.

3) EMAS Junior teams Inter-counties tournament.
12th September 2021
Hosted by Leicester Ancient Order of Foresters Archery Club, Countesthorpe, Leicesterchire.
Normally Bristol rounds but will likely be National rounds 1 to 5 under current restrictions. Will be confirmed at a later date, nearer the time.
Rose award and UK Status attached to 12 dozen rounds only.

4) The Clout Collective Open Autumn Clout – also attached are:
The EMAS Regional Clout Championships and
EMAS Inter-counties clout teams tournament. (3 for the price of 1)
Saturday 23rd October2021
Hosted by The Clout Collective at Alfreton, Derbyshire.
Single and Double One Way Imperial Clout.
Tassel and UK Record Status.
Please head to The Clout Collective web site for ENTRY form – it is filling up already.

Please note that the Inter-counties Teams Clout should have taken place in March 2021, however, a decision was taken to postpone until towards the end of the year.

If you are an archer within the EMAS Region and have already/ or intend entering TCC clout shoot, it may be wise to let your County Team Manager know, especially if you wish to be considered for selection to represent your county. It is not the responsibility of TCC to inform County Team Managers that you have entered their competition.

Due to lockdown restrictions many archers have been denied the chance to shoot/practise. Therefore selection for County teams may be done differently to the norm this year (as a one off for instance). To make it a little easier for County Team Managers to carry out their job, under these difficult circumstances, please contact them and let them know you would like to be considered for selection. This is especially important if you are a Junior, as ages and bow styles will have more of an impact on the organisation of the Junior event under present circumstances.

I hope that archers within the EMAS Region, will support the efforts of Club Tournament Organisers hosting these shoots. Every effort will be made to make your time at the shoot covid safe by adhering to the regulations/guidelines of AGB.

Information can also be found on ArcheryGB and Sport80 calendars.

Thanking you in advance for your support and participation.

Lynn Fisher
EMAS Tournament Advisor.

British Indoor Barebow Championships 2019

British Indoor Barebow Championships 2019

This year’s British Barebow Championships are being hosted by an EMAS club. The British Barebow Championships are AGB’s only national competition specifically for barebows. The event is run across multiple venues and the winners are then the national champions, see the Details document.

Venue: Derwent Bowmen, Darley Bridge, Matlock, DE4 2LA
Round: WA18
Date: 24th November 2019
Times: 10.30pm, 13.30pm

Entry Form