James & Lizzie both win at Sherwood

James & Lizzie both win at Sherwood

WOAC archers James Mason and Lizzie Cantopher both came away as winners at Sherwood Archers World Record Status FITA 18 Tournament on 15th January in Rainworth Notts. James’ round score of 555 in the gents recurve put him ahead of Peter James of Meriden in 2nd place and Dean Edwards also of WOAC in 3rd. Lizzie shot well to beat Laura Bell of Nottingham University AC in 2nd, and Julie Bancroft of Sherwood Archers in 3rd.
The event saw most of the top Compound archers in the UK taking part including Liam Grimwood, Chris White, Duncan Busby, Adam Ravenscroft and Tapami Kalmaru. Duncan was the eventual winner with 590 points.

Lizzie Cantopher
Chris White
Liam Grimwood

Competition Update

Competition Update

Archers of Raunds Annual Portsmouth Torunament
15th January, at Manor School, Raunds.
Round: Portsmouth
This shoot is now full. Any further entries will be put onto a waiting list.

Duston Bowmen Triple
(Formally the BTB Triple)
29th January, Daventry Leisure Centre.
Rounds: Worcester, Vega, Portsmouth.
There are some spaces left on the morning Worcester round. Both the Portsmouth and Vegas rounds are now full.

Wellingborough Open Archery Club
Jim Mckeown Memorial FITA 18 Tournament
11th & 12th February, Wrenn School London Road, Wellingborough.
Round: FITA 18
There are places left but the shoot is filling up fast so get your entries in asap.

Targetcraft Archers 4th Record Status FITA 18 Tournament
26th February, Montsaye Community College, Rothwell.
Round: FITA 18
Still spaces available but filling up fast.

NCAS County & Open Indoor Championships
11th March, Montsaye Community College, Rothwell.
Round: Portsmouth
Spaces available.

Wicken Stafford
24th & 25th March, Hazeley School, Milton Keynes.
Round: Stafford
A very poplar shoot and spaces and filling up so get your entries in asap to avoid disappointment.

Nene Bowmen 33rd Ken Inkley Memorial Shoot
29th April, Ferry Meadows, Peterborough.
Round: American
The entry form is now available.

Plenty of other shoots from outside of the county are available on the NCAS Calendar.

County Records Update

County Records Update

Happy new year to everyone!

2011 ended with plenty of county records in December.

David Quemby of Northampton Archery Club set a new Gents Compound county record for a Triple Portsmouth with a total score of 1677. David achieved the record at Wellingborough OAC’s Open Portsmouth Tournament on 13th November.

On 9th December during an open club evening, Archie McDougal of Targetcraft Archers broke the Gents Longbow Worcester record with 168, beating the previous score of 142 set by David Plater of Nene Bowmen just a few weeks before.

Katie Bayliss of Archers of Raunds set a new Junior Ladies Recurve county record for a Bray 1 round with 238. Katie achieved the record during the Junior County training session on 10th December.

Kayleigh Dunkley of Kettering Archers has two new Junior Ladies Barebow records. The first came during the clubs annual Frostbite shoot on 11th December where Kayleigh scored 226. The second came on 16th December during a club target day session where Kayleigh scored 382 points for a Double Worcester round.

Kettering Archers held an open Flight shoot on 18th December. John Bosworth of Kattering Archers broke his own previous Class D Flatbow 50lb record with a new distance of 232 yards 1 feet 7 inches. His previous record of 218 yards 1 feet 8 inches was set in December 2008.

Bradley Denny broke the Junior Gents Recurve record for a Frostbite round with 309. Bradley achieved the score at Long Buckby Archery Clubs annual open Frostbite shoot on 27th December. The previous record of 300 was held by James Mason of WOAC since May 2000.

At Wicken Archery Club’s annual Frostbite shoot on 31st December, Nicola Lawrence of Wicken AC set a new Ladies Longbow county record for a Double Frostbite with 230. And Corin Brearley also of Wicken AC set a new Gents Longbow record for the Double Frostbite with 213.