On 27th March 2011, the first ever EMAS Region Intercounty Clout tournament took place which was hosted by Kettering Archers on behalf of Northamptonshire County Archery Society.
A Record Status FITA Double One-Way Clout was shot. Teams were made up of 3 Recurve, 3 Longbow and 3 Barebow archers (of either gender) with the top 2 scores counting.
Northamptonshire, Lincolnshire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire all entered teams but on this occassion unfortunately Leics. were unable to. It is hoped that next year Compound archers will be included too.
The weather was mild with only a slight wind- always a bonus! The day was hailed a great success with everyone having a really relaxed , friendly shoot.
It was a very close competition but in the end the winners were Northamptonshire’s Longbow & Recurve teams and Derbyshire’s Barebow team.
Individual winners were (highest score)…
Recurve – Penny Bedford – Linclonshire – 282
Barebow – Sarah Bennett – Derbyshire – 264
Longbow – Paul Cosler – Derbyshire – 211
Mark Corstin of Kettering Archers managed to split the flag stick!
Northants Longbow team – Henry Sherrey, Dave Burnett and Russel Duffin.
Northants Recurve team – Shahram Montasser, Ken Bolton and Derek Bett.
Derbyshire’s Barebow Team – Sandra Bennett, Chris Barratt and Granville Nixon.
Report by Frances Bull (NCAS)