Regent Open Shoot 22nd July 2018

Regent’s summer open field shoot attracted a hundred archers representing around twenty five clubs from a wise area; our group of twelve Scarborough field archers was the largest club contingent, our members shooting in four bow categories. The weather was perfect. Hot in the sun but nice and shaded in the woodland. It’s surprising how a hundred archers can be absorbed into a woodland; once the start signal was given and shooting began we only came across other peg groups at the feeding station, a clever piece of organisation by the host club.

The course of forty 3D targets gave us plenty of challenges with uphill and downhill shots. Field archers are very sociable people and the meeting proved t be the usual good humoured experience, full of banter, fun and friendly support.

Once again ur reliable juniors Dylan and Ben came away with gold medals. Our big people produced high scores and Tim won a silver medal in the new Bow Hunter class. (He also won a gold medal in the under sixteen section!) and accounting error by the scorer which produced  some interesting comments from the archers at the presentation ceremony. The error was quickly corrected.

A very pleasant day, in good company, in a beautiful English woodland. What more can you ask?

Colin