The latest news from Bowbrook Archers . . .
Sword of Shrewsbury
This is a longbow only event, held on a Saturday in early
September for the last 30 years. Held on our Club field, this years takes place on Saturday 7thSeptember. It consists of a two way double Clout in the morning, followed by a two way "National" target round in the afternoon. Both are
largely to BLBS rules. All members of BLBS and ArcheryGB are welcome to attend. The top prize for gents and ladies for the whole event is an actual steel sword!! Juniors are welcome to attend -
they may shoot reduced distances.
You’ll find the Entry Form on the ‘downloads’ section of our website, or by clicking on the event details on our website Club Diary.
questions: J. Walton, Shoot Organiser
BOWBROOK’s 2019 BIRTHDAY PARTY
6pm Wednesday 17th July
Join Sam at Home Farm for this year’s Club Birthday Event. The annual Farm Shoot will be followed by BBQ
(£5 per plate, bring your own drinks).
Family are more than welcome, but obviously only Members can shoot.
This year saw Bowbrook host the Heritage season opener.
Attendance was low – just over half of previous numbers – but the weather was great.
A well organised shoot – thank you Andy and Lou – was enjoyed by everyone who attended: especially those archers for whom this was their first competition.
Entries for the Wenlock 2019 Olympian are filling up
fast, there are currently less than 20 spaces available for the shoot. Please get your entry in soon if you wish to avoid missing out on this enjoyable event.
David Anderson – Organiser Wenlock 201
End of an Era
After many years as Chairman of Bowbrook Archers, the 2019 AGM saw Sam Dixon retire from the role. Sam has been a stalwart of the club from the time there were only about 20 members - now it’s more like 200!
Gentleman Farmer Sam has seen many changes as a member and as chairman, and has many an interesting tale to tell about those times. He has given a lot to the club and over his tenure as chairman, has given it a respectability that has to be admired. Of course it takes more than one person to do this, and with a band of like-minded dedicated volunteers, he has made Bowbrook what it is today.
I call him ‘Gentle’man Farmer Sam, because that is what he is. His gentle and easy approach speaking to his reports at meetings and his thoughtful and sensible mediations concerning club matters are a testament to his character. Work on the farm is constant and always demanding, and, along with bringing up his family, his acts of selfless kindness of loaning his property, fields and time at Attingham’s Home Farm for the benefit of the club and its members were all given freely - without reward or praise expected.
I for one will miss those great shoots that were held on his field at Attingham Park and the interest taken by the visitors to our sport. I don’t suppose that many people realise what it took to get that field ready for, say, our Heritage Shoot, and then get it in a state ready for his cattle to use again after - certainly weeks either side of the shoot.
Along with the ‘Birthday’ bash shoot that Sam holds on Home Farm each year, the use of his various farm equipment, the use of Home Farm Cafe for meetings, to the delicious cakes his wife makes - it’s no wonder that a proposal from the floor at the AGM, that he was unanimously made an Honorary Member of Bowbrook Archers, and thankfully, voted onto the committee for the Club to still benefit from his wisdom, experience and contributions at future meetings.
Gentleman Farmer, Sam Dixon, Home Farm, Attingham Park, THANK YOU - a truly genuine person you are ever likely to meet - you will be an extremely hard act to follow. – D. Thornton
NEW for 2019 Outdoor Season
252 Achievement Award Scheme
The “252” is a popular scheme adopted by many archery clubs throughout the UK. It applies to all archers, irrespective of age, ability or bow type.
The “252” award scheme is designed to encourage accuracy and good grouping at all distances, in order to achieve a score of 252. For example, using a recurve bow the average arrow value would need to be in the red, scoring 7. (36 x 7 = 252).
The scores required have been adjusted according to bow style – compounders will need an average arrow value of 7.7, barebow 5.25 per arrow and longbow 4.5.
How it works:
Imperial – 5 Zone Scoring GOLD = 9, RED = 7, BLUE = 5, BLACK = 3, WHITE = 1.
Any questions please do not hesitate to ask.
Records Officer, Lyn Anderson
County Indoor League – March, Final Results, Round 5 – Joe Becker
National County Team Tournament – Selection Scores
Calling all Shropshire archers. Would you like to shoot for your County at the National County team tournament?
The shoot is held annually at Lilleshall and this year is on 29th – 30th June, but no Shropshire team has ever entered, so this year we hope to remedy that.
Each team consists of three archers of the same gender and bowstlye, we can enter as many teams as we like from the county so up to eight, but only full teams of three archers will be entered, one in each category:
Recurve gents/ladies, Compound gents/ladies, Longbow gents/ladies, Barebow gents/ladies.
The format of the shoot is:
Saturday morning WA 50/70m, Saturday afternoon team head to heads
Sunday WA 1440 gents/ladies shooting ends of six arrows at all distances
The cost to enter a team of three archers is £145, of which the county has agreed to pay half, meaning any archers shooting will need to pay £24 each
As we do not have time to organise and run a selection shoot this year, it was decided at the county AGM to allow archers to submit scores for consideration on squad selection
It was agreed that rounds shot need to be representative of those to be shot on the day, so only scores from WA 1440 gents/ladies, WA 50/70m, York/Hereford, Long National rounds will be considered
Any scores submitted must be accompanied by a results sheet from an official competition, although the competition does not need to be record status – no practice scores, no later than 31st May.
Please submit all scores and accompanying results sheets to email@example.com
Any Shropshire affiliated archer is free to submit scores for consideration and if juniors can shoot the distances required they will also be accepted. I will compile a leader board to be sent to club secretaries and posted on the SAS website so that everyone can see what scores they are aiming for and who is in the teams.
Simon Nelms – SAS chairperson
Try Archery, Archery Experience, Events:
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