Ivy Keating Results

A big thank you to all the archers who made it to the Ivy Keating shoot on Sunday 21/05/23, a great days shooting in tricky conditions.

Northants came back with a win for the day and taking the trophy’s in many of the sections.

Like to extend a big thank you to Pepperstock Archers who looked after us with a fantastic lunch and a great field party.

Always a good fun shoot against Bedfordshire can’t wait for the next one.

Well done to the following archers lifting the individual team trophies for the highest scores in the team.

In no Particular order:
Bare Bow – Derek Bett and with a new county record
Compound – Jon Bull
Recurve – Steve Rainbow




NCAS vs BCAA Inter-County Postal Frostbite Results

Hi Archers!!

So for the 90+ archers that took part in the intercounty Frostbite shoot the results are in!!

From the 90+ the following team size was agreed between the 2 counties.

6 Snr Recurve
6 Snr Comp
6 LB/FB/TRAD Et.. (wooden arrows)
6 Barebow
5 Juniors β€˜any bow style’

It was a close run event up to the point where there was only 7 points between both counties.

6648 to BCAA with 6641 to NCAS.

Then the junior scores were added and the victory went to… NCAS by 149 points.

BEDS (BCAA) – 7815
NCAS – 7964


Well done for all those that took part, Frostbite badges and the other bits will be out to your club reps shortly to hand out thankyou again for taking part.

Martin Ross
County Squad Captain

L&RCAA vs NCAS – 28th August 2022

Our thanks go to the host club The Bowmen of Rutland who provided excellent hospitality and perfect weather conditions. The smaller than normal number of archers involved in the match enabled the shooting of what is possibly the fastest WA1440 in history! We commenced at 9am, had lunch at 11.30 and were packed away awaiting the results at 15.30.

Just 22 archers took to the field with 10 of those from Northants. Of those 10 both Frances Hobbs and Vivien Lane were representing the County for the first time and shot well, against more experienced opposition, narrowly missing out in victories in their respective categories.

The size of both teams and the lack of archers in certain categories meant that the team captains had to compromise on team structures and whose scores could be taken into consideration.

The final result was an excellent win for NCAS with a score of 7, 241 against 6,661 for Leicester & Rutland. There were some outstanding individual performances and a good number of PB’s. Iulia Petre (Ladies Compound) shot the highest score of the day with 1366 and other highlights were as follows:

Gents Compound
NCAS win – Jon Bull 1347

Gents Longbow
NCAS win – Mark Bennet 476

Gents Barebow
NCAS win – Derek Bett 1082


As we all know, the taking part is more important than the result but it is much nicer when you take part and win! Our thanks go again to The Bowmen of Rutland for being wonderful hosts, we also take this opportunity to thank L&RCAA for arranging the match, and the judges for enabling an early finish. But most of all a huge thank you to all those County archers who attended the match and did NCAS proud.

Tim Bull
Very temporary stand in captain

New challengers on the Horizon – NCAS V SCAA Postal Match.

New challengers on the Horizon – NCAS V SCAA Postal Match.

A reminder to all archers in the county about the NCAS vs SCAA Short Metric Postal Match…

As the heading suggests, we have been approached for an inter-county match with Somerset County Archery Society, and we have arranged a socially distanced match. Details as follows and we are hopeful that all NCAS clubs and archers will be able to take part.

1. Round to be shot: Short Metric, including all the junior rounds (M1, M2,M3, M4, M5).

2. Eligible archers: All genders and ages. If a junior please give your age and round/distance shot.

3. Bow Styles: All Including Traditional (Wooden Arrows, BB & Horse Bow) outside of Longbow.

4. When to be shot: Between 25th June 2022 and scores to be sent to myself by Midnight of the 24th July 2022.

5. How round is to be shot: Where possible can the 6 dozen be shot on the same day.

6. Record all the scores as you would normally, X`s, 10`s and so on. Please submit the final score totals only (not each individual arrow value) in the normal format, including the following information. Archer, Gender. Senior/Junior (if junior age and which round shot), Club, Bow Style, Score Info.

Example: J Doe. Female. Senior. Club-Middle Earth. Longbow. Hits-36. 10’s-23. X’s-13. Score 360.

7. All the scores will be on trust. We will be watching you.

8. Scores can be submitted either by sending the details direct to myself or your club selection committee volunteer. If these are to be sent direct to me please let me know details as mention in point 6.

Club’s, please let your members know about this postal match, and let me know if we can expect scores from your archers.

Martin Ross
NCAS County Captain