This years Tri-Counties match between Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire & Buckinghamshire will not be going ahead due to unforeseen circumstances, but it will be back in 2024.
“First of all I would like to say thank you to Banbury Cross for holding the Tri County Hybris event, and to all the archers who took part!! Another sterling Job carried out by my captain for the day Tim Bull.
I hear the weather wasn’t great but the treats supplied by Helen were greatly appreciated.
So no further delays, we came 2nd!! Congratulations to Bedfordshire!! We will get them next year.
PS. Watch out for up and coming intercounty shoots!!”
NCAS Team Captain
A great change to be out competing again and great to see many of the county archers come out and support the inter-county shoot. Some of the team were called in last minute as others had to stand down due to all carbon arrow ban for the day. An ongoing storm we all know but the farmer who puts his sheep to pasture on the land doesn’t allow them so we have to go with the organisers decision, now let’s look past that.
Welcome to Fii on the team first time out for the county ‘See wasn’t that scary’.
So it was a cold dry breezy day and Northants turned up and gave it our all I as your long standing suffering captain took the usual barracking from Bedfordshire, I would be worried If Terry wasn’t giving me grief.
At one point the captain were called together by the judges and were warned that the shoot may be reduced to a national due to the wind conditions, but luckily the wind stayed as a head on wind so the worries of the judges was soon hushed. Unlike the barracking form Terry!!
We all manged to get packed up just as a shower came over and let us know it was about, we were ushered into the indoor range where we waited for the results!!
In the end the scores came in.
Bare Bow 1st
Overall winners…. Northants!!!!
Thank you for those who filled in the gaps last minute and all that !! Again thank you all for your support greatly appreciated.
County Team Captain
And hope to see you all on the line again soon, watch out for the next Postal shoot details in the next few days.
The following archers have been selected to represent Northamptonshire this Sunday 3rd October in the Tri-counties match against Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire.
Andy Harbour – Archers of Raunds
Steve Allen – Targetcraft Archers
Jeremy Beesley – Banbury Cross Archers
Dean Edwards – Towcester Archers
Rebecca Stevens – Towcester Archers
Martin Ross – Long Buckby AC
Susan Corless – Northampton AC
Hope Greenwood – Long Buckby AC
Mark Bennet – Wellingborough OAC
Jenny Beesley – Banbury Cross Archers
Mick Lovell – Northampton AC
Mark Allison – Kettering Archers
Lee Brackenbury – Kettering Archers
Jack Sharpe U16 – Wellingborough OAC
Rose Sharpe U14 – Wellingborough OAC
Again with it being such a limited year in terms of tournaments, the rounds have been reduced to Westerns instead of the usual 12 dozen full day event.
This years shoot is hosted by Silver Arrow Archery Club on behalf of Bucks, at Sparrow Hall Farm, Edlesborough.
Hi all archers,
Just a note to say we have 1 more outdoor inter-county match which has just been finalised, the Tri-county match between Beds, Bucks, and Northants.
The round and team size are as follows.
The round will be a Western for all seniors with age-appropriate junior Westerns, so 8 dozen arrows on a 122 com face at:
Western Seniors 60 & 50 yards
Short Western Juniors U16 50 & 40 yards
Junior Western Juniors U14 40 & 30 yards
Short Junior Western Juniors U12 30 & 20 yards
Ages above are junior gents, for junior girls allow another 2 years for each category.
We are proposing teams as follows:
3 Juniors (any bow type)
I have already approached your club selectors for names and will be looking to use any scores that have already been put in at the recent matches & scores from the county champs.
County Team Captain