County Records Update

Kettering Archers held a club target day on 2nd October, making the most of the great weather. The rounds were single and double Long Warwicks with several new county records acheived. Derek Bett has two new Barebow county records for both the Long Warwick with 336, and Double Long Warwick with 671. Joe Burlington shot a new Gents Longbow record for a Double Long Warwick Longbow with 125. And Todd Burlington shot a new Junior Gents Recurve record for the Double Long Warwick with 555. Achieving 300 point with his second round.

At this years Lancashire Clout Championships held on 14th August. Dave Burnet also of Kettering Archers broken the Gents Longbow record for a Single One Way Clout with 53. The previous record of 21 was held by Derek Bett since April 2001. On the day, Dave also set a new county record for the Double One Way with 110.

With the indoor season now under way, Jon Bull of Targetcraft Archers has already broke the Porstmouth Junior Compound record with a great 580. Jon shot the new score at a Targetcraft open Friday evening session on 7th October. The previous record of 575 was held by Josh Hall of WOAC. Jon Bull also has another outdoor county record with a New Western score of 716. Jon achieved the new record score at Targetcrafts annual club championships in August.

Kettering Archers held the 3rd Worcester Tournament on 16th October. The first Indoor competition of the season has produced plenty of records, with more yet to be claimed. Jon Bull broke his own Junior Gents Compound county record for the single round with 298. His previous record of 297 was held since February. Jon achieved the new record at Kettering Archers 3rd Worcester Tournament on 16th October. With an afternoon session score of 297, Jon also broke the record for the Double Worcester with 595. Beating the previous record of 543 set by Josh Hall in October 2009. Dean Edwards of WOAC broke the long standing gents recurve record with 294. The previous record of 293 was held by Ian Webb of Northampton AC since back in January 1984. Dean went on to shoot 296 in the afternoon session to break his own record for the Double Worcester with 590. The previous record of 579 was set in February 2009. And Gary Hall of WOAC shot a maximum score of 300 to equal the Gents Compound record. As the score is a maximum Gary’s name goes alongside Colin Thwaites and Martin Ross as a joint record.

The Bull family of Targetcraft Archers set 5 new county records during a Targetcraft open Friday evening shoot on 21st October. Jon Bull has took the records for a Bray II and Double Bray II with a scores of 280 and 560. The single round is just a one point improvement on Josh Hall’s previous score of 279. Josh also held the previous record for the double round with 552 since October 2010. Jon achieved the new records. Frances Bull broke her own Ladies Recurve county records for a Bray II and Double Bray II round with 269 and 526. Her previous record score for the single round of 256 stood since October last year, and her previous Double round record of 515 has stood since February last year. And Tim Bull (Gents Compound) also broke the Double Bray II record with 283 and 283 for 566. James Mason of WOAC held the previous Double Bray II record of 564 since February 2010.