NCAS Archers at GNAM

NCAS Archers at GNAM

John Inkley of Nene Bowmen, and Tim & Frances Bull of Targetcraft Archers took part in the GNAM (Grand National Archery meeting) at Lilleshall from 24th to the 26th June.

Whilst John has been a regular at this event for several years it was a first for Frances and Tim.

“its something we have wanted to give a go for a few years and finally got there this year despite having our own 2 day club event on the following weekend.”

The weather was pretty good for the 2 days of the York/Hereford rounds and although we did get a bit of rain on the Friday at the start of the Long National it stayed warm.

The competition is based on the combined score from the first 2 days with the Long National being based on handicap adjusted scores.


The atmosphere was so relaxed and friendly. it was a real pleasure to be there. We stopped at 11am for refreshments, tea/coffee/sherry (!), then lunch had to be at 12.30 (12.45 latest). We would have stopped regardless of wherever we were in the round Smiling face with smiling eyes. After about an hour for lunch we were later given refreshments again during the afternoon.

After the Long National of Friday we had a 2 hour wait for the Presentation. Although not expecting to be winning anything we decided to head to the pub for lunch and get back to see the trophies.This event is a real piece of our Archery history and some of the trophies go a long way back.

John Inkley did brilliantly and won another award to add to his collection, coming 3rd in the Gents Recurve.

What a surprise for me… to come 2nd in the Ladies Compound and to also win the cup for “Ladies over a Certain Age”… It was called out but I won’t repeat it. I am now the proud owner of a GNAM Spider (as they are called.)

GNAM 2015 Results

Frances Bull
Targetcraft Archers

Archery GB 2014 UK Ranking Lists

Archery GB 2014 UK Ranking Lists

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.

Archery GB 2014 UK Ranking List

County Records Update

County Records Update

We’ve had another busy period with plenty of new record updates.

Several more Portsmouth records were broken at Wellingborough Open Archery Club’s Annual Portsmouth competition held on 12th & 13th November. Lizzie Cantopher of WOAC broke the Ladies Recurve record for a Double Portsmouth with 1136. The previous record of 1128 was held by Julia Draper since October 2010. Dean Edwards of WOAC broke both the Single and Double Gents Recurve Portsmouth records with two rounds of 590 for 1180. James Mason held the previous single round record of 586 since November 2009. The previous double round score of 1156 was held by Dean since December 2009. And James Mason also of WOAC broke the Gents Recurve record for the Triple Portsmouth with rounds of 589, 584 and 583 for a combined score of 1756. The previous record of 1725 was held by Dean Edwards October since 2010.

Jon Bull of Targetcraft Archers has continued his great start to the indoor season with a new Junior Gents Compound FITA 18 record of 570, at Hawks WRS event on 29th October. The previous record of 565 was held by Josh Hall of WOAC since February 2011. Jon has also improved on his own Junior Gents Compound Portsmouth record with 582. The new record came on 18th November at Targetcrafts open Friday evening session. Jon’s previous record was 580 set only a few weeks previous. As well as the single Portsmouth, Jon has also improved on his own Double Portsmouth record with a new combined score of 1156. This came at Clophill Archery Clubs Junior Portsmouth competition on 12th November. Jon’s previous record of 1134 stood since December 2010.

Kirsty Stephenson of Northampton Archery Club has broken the Ladies Longbow record for a Short National round with 103. Kirsty shot the new score during a club target day on 1st October at Sywell Range. The previous record of 67 was held by E Goodwin of Kettering Archers since July 2003. Also on the same day, Tina King also of Northampton Archery Club set a new Ladies Barebow record for a Short National round with a score of 160.

Kayleigh Dunkley of Kettering Archers has two new Junior Lady Barebow records. The first came back in August at the 3rd Caswell at Wicken where Kayleigh shot 768 for a Metric III. The second record is for a Worcester round with 180, shot at Kettering Archers Open Worcester Tournament on 16th October. Kayleigh herself held the previous record of 165 .

Also at Kettering Archers Open Worcester Tournament, Derek Bett broke the Gents Barebow record for a Double Worcester with 490. The previous record of 483 was held by Mark Corstin of Kettering Archers was also set at the same shot in October 2010.

Tim Bull of Targetcraft has broken the Gents Compound record for a Double Bray II with a combined score of 566. The previous record of 564 was held by James Mason of WOAC since December last year. Tim shot the new record during a open club target evening on 21st October 2011.

David Plater of Nene Bowmen has set a new Gents Longbow county record for a Worcester round with 142. David shot the score at a club target day on 14th November.

Angela Plater also of Nene Bowmen has set a new Ladies Longbow record for a FITA 18 with a great score of 211 achieved at a club target day in October.

A number of records were broken at this years NCAS County & Open Clout Championships held at Kettering on 6th November. Young Helena Kaminska of WOAC shot a new Junior Ladies Barebow Double One-Way record in her first Clout shoot with 173 points. Tim Bull of Targetcraft broke two Gents Compound Clout records at the recent NCAS County & Open Clout shoot on 5th November. The first for a FITA One Way 185m with 128 points. The previous record of 102 was held by Gary Hall of WOAC since October 2008. The other is for a FITA Double One Way 185m round with 232 points. The previous record of 215 was also held by Gary Hall since October 2008. Frances Bull of Targetcraft has also set two new Ladies Recurve Clout records for both a FITA Double One Way 125m round with 107 points, and a FITA Double/Double One Way 125m round with 169. And finally, John Bosworth of Kettering Archers set two new Gents Recurve records for both single and double FITA Clout 185m, with scores of 94 and 180 respectively.

2011 Thoresby – EMAS Senior Inter-counties Team Tournament

2011 Thoresby – EMAS Senior Inter-counties Team Tournament

Lincolnshire were the winners of the coverted Thoresby Trophy at this years EMAS Senior Inter-counties Team Tournament held on 4th September at Washingborough near Lincoln. The host county won the event for the first time in the 53 year history of the shoot.

Full Results

Northamptonshire were once again short of a full team which might have seen us put in a good challenge. Dean Edwards and James Mason finished 1st and 4th respectively in the gents recurve standings. Shahram Montasser also shot very well finishing in 6th place with a new PB of 1027.

Jude Hall finished in 3rd place in the ladies compound with 1208. Helen Nuemann shot really well in here first county shoot with 1109. Frances Bull finished in 7th place overall in the ladies recurve with 1028. Lizzie Cantopher finished 13th with 963.

The Northants Team at the 2011 EMAS Senior Inter-counties Team Tournament (The Thoresby Shoot)

The NCAS Team

Ladies Recurve
Frances Bull
Lizzie Cantopher

Ladies Compound
Jude Hall
Helen Neumann

Gents Recurve
John Inkley
Dean Edwards
Ian Hannaford
Gary Parker
Sharham Montasser
Steve Allen
James Mason
David Forster

Gents Compound
Martin Ross
Gary Hall
Chris Mason
Tim Bull

Gents Longbow
Dennis Huggle
Archie McDougall

Dean achieved the highest gents recurve score of the day.
Dean achieved the highest gents recurve score of the day.