A great week for Jon in Croatia

A great week for Jon in Croatia

Last week Jon Bull of Targetcraft Archers represented GB for the first time at the European Junior Cup tournament in Porec, Croatia.

Jon won a team bronze and lost by 1 point in his individual quarter final match. He was seeded 12th after the qualification round but eliminated the 5th seed in the first head to head.

It was a very successful competition for the GB Compound squad, every member came back with at least one medal.

Report on the archerygb website

GB Cadets Podium

Jon Bull GB

EMAS Regional Outdoor Championships 2012

EMAS Regional Outdoor Championships 2012

The Entry Form is now available for the East Midlands regional outdoor championships on Sunday 17th June. The shoot is hosted this year by Rolls Royce Bowmen of Sherwood, at Rolls Royce Sports Club Watnall Road, Hucknall Notts NG15 6EU.

The rounds are: York, Hereford, Bristol I, II, III, IV & V (for girls under 12) – Long National and National. Timing of Ends – Method 1.

Sighters: 10:00 am (and 2:00pm for National Rounds)

Judge in Charge: Mr Roger Elliot.

Who was Ivy Keating?

Who was Ivy Keating?

The Ivy Keating county team match between Northamptonshire & Bedfordshire is coming up soon on 20th May. Pat Comber shares a bit of information about the origins of the shoot for the younger members of both counties who might not know who Ivy Keating was.  
 
“Ivy Keating was a member of Bedfordshire before moving to Rushden and joining Wellingborough Open Archery Club. She came to many of the local shoots with other club members, and had a tale to tell about every nook and cranny of Bedfordshire. Her husband had worked on the Airships at Cardington. Affectionately known as “mum” ,  she had been introduced to archery by her son who worked at RAE Thurleigh.  He would come down to the ladies line and ask “how is it going mum”, so everyone called her that.
 
After she died, the two counties wanted to have some kind of permanent reminder, and over a season put raffle money into a fund to buy the original Ivy Keating Trophy as an award for the annual Intercounty match between our counties.

The picture of Ivy is from when the club was “camping” on waste ground on the Finedon Road Industrial Estate in the 1970`s.”

 
Pat Comber