More County Records for Kettering Archers

More County Records for Kettering Archers

Kayleigh Dunkley has six new outdoor Junior Ladies Barebow records. Including four brand new distance scores to go with her recent Metric III record achieved at the NCAS 3rd Caswell Shoot on 7th August 2011. 50m distance – 168. 40m distance – 201. 30m distance – 150. 20m distance – 249. At Northampton Archery Club’s Open National’s shoot in July, Kayleigh set a new record for a Short National round with 340. And at Nene Bowmen’s Celebration Shoot in July, Kayleigh set a new record for a Short Windsor with 583.

Also at Nene Bowmen’s Celebration Shoot in July, Angela Bray broke her own Ladies Barebow county record for a Windsor round with 476. Her previous score of 418 stood since July 2010.

Kettering had a club target day on 20th November shooting Warwick rounds. Derek Bett has broken his own Gents Barebow record for a Warwick round with 376. His previous score of 350 stood since July 2009. On the day Derek also set a new Double Warwick record with 724. Shahram Montasser set a new Gents Recurve record for a Double Warwick with 740. Fred Aldridge shot a new Gents Longbow record for a Double Warwick with 321. Todd Burlington set a new Junior Gents Recurve record also for a Double Warwick with 654. And Elaine Catt improved on her own Ladies Longbow record for a Warwick with 98. Her previous score of 88 was set in July 2009.

Another club target day on 25th November, this time indoors shooting a Bray 1 round. Kayleigh Dunkley broke the Junior Ladies Barebow record with 153. The previous record of 115 was held by Lauren Bosworth since December 2010. Sam Lewin also broke his own previous Junior Longbow record with a new score of 66. His previous score of 32 was also set in December 2010. Kieran Dunkley also broke his own previous Junior Gents Barebow record with a new score of 49. His previous score of 45 was again also set in December 2010. And finally Derek Bett has also broke his own previous Gents Barebow record with an impressive 240. His previous score of 234 was once again also set in December 2010.

EMAS Senior Squad Event

EMAS Senior Squad Event

On Sunday 27th November, East Midlands Archery Society invited each of the counties in the region to send five of it’s senior county team members to a gathering at Bingham Leisure Centre.

The event organised by EMAS Coaching Organiser Jim Johnson, was originally the idea of EMAS Chairman Alan Staples who sadly passed away earlier this year. For several years there has been a junior EMAS squad system in place, with regular coaching sessions, and a couple of annual tournaments. But there hasn’t been anything organised for an EMAS senior squad since the 1980’s.

For the event, Northamptonshire sent Lizzie Cantopher (ladies recurve), Dean Edwards (gents recurve), James Mason (gents recurve), Jude Hall (ladies compound) and Gary Hall (gents compound).

After a short talk and introduction by Jim, the group shot a Bray I together if they wished and were encouraged to discuss with each other what they wanted to see EMAS doing and the potential for a future senior squad system. EAF Representative Les Smeaton also gave a short talk about the role of the English Archery Federation.

At the end of the session Jim thanked everyone for coming, saying he was encouraged by the feedback and would look at organising something else in the new year and hopefully work up some ideas for a senior squad.

“On behalf of the county archers who attended, we’d like to thank EMAS and Jim for organising an enjoyable event, and we look forward to seeing what happens in the future.”
Dean Edwards

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.

New Portsmouth County Records at WOAC

New Portsmouth County Records at WOAC

A number of Portsmouth county records were broken at Wellingborough OAC’s annual open indoor tournament on 12th & 13th November 2011.

Dean Edwards and James Mason both of WOAC, battled it out until the last few arrows in the first round of the Sunday. Dean finished with 590 points just a single point ahead of James on 589! Both scores eclipsing the previous record of 586 set by James at this same event in 2009.

Dean repeated the very same 590 score in the second round giving him a new county record for the Double Portsmouth with 1180.

James went on to break the county record for the Triple Portsmouth with 1756 (589, 578, 584).

Lizzie Cantopher also of WOAC broke the Ladies Recurve record for the Double Portsmouth with 1136 (567, 569).

Results

EMAS Regional Indoor Championships

EMAS Regional Indoor Championships

The Results are available from the EMAS Regional Indoor Championships held on 20th November in Southwell, Notts. Congratulations to Lizzie Cantopher of WOAC for becoming Ladies Recurve Regional Indoor Champion. And to Dean Edwards also of WOAC for becoming Gents Recurve Regional Champion. Northants were well represented at this years event. Also in the Gents Recurve category, James Mason of WOAC placed 6th and Shane Brown of AOR placed 24th in his first WRS Fita 18m competition. Helen Neumann of WOAC placed 6th in the Ladies Compound. In the Gents Compound Tim Bull of Targetcraft placed 10th and would have been higher despite a shot on the wrong face in the last end. Paul Blamire placed 12th also with a miss. Jon Bull of Targetcraft placed 4th in the Junior Gents Compound, and Bradley Denny of AOR placing 3rd in the Junior Gents Recurve.