We had to rearrange it once, due to COVID restrictions and had to cancel it last year for the same reason, but we finally made it on August 1st (Yorkshire Day), and thankfully the weather was kind to us. We had almost 100 visitors through the gate, making it another successful Open Day once again. We like to thank everyone that turned up to to try their hand at archery.
Thank you to Tracy, who organised the refreshment table with her helper Kensie.
The hardest worked members were probably Wayne B and Cameron, who received all the used arrows on their table, sanitised them, and sent them back out to be used again.
We couldn’t have managed the shooting and collecting arrows without Neil, Ali, Paul, John, Derek, Chris, Wayne S and Peter with his assortment of bows for visitors to try.
And would anyone have ever found their way in, without Phil’s car park management!
As you already know, we cannot meet as a club at the moment and the recently announced extension to the lockdown shows that normality will not be returning soon. Keeping in touch is not easy when we are not meeting regularly.
To try to help we have started a couple of initiatives for our club to communicate via the Internet.
Firstly we will be posting links to videos on our Facebook and Twitter pages. Some you may have found before, some may be new. We hope that they are all instructive and will give you something to think about and practise.
We know some of you don’t “do” Facebook and Twitter. Try the Twitter link. You’ll be able to see the videos without having to create an account.
Secondly, we have created a group on Facebook (again, sorry to those that don’t have accounts on Facebook). It’s a place where we can discuss whatever you want to, as long as it’s reasonably archery related. We look forward to hearing from you.
We are also starting to raise funds towards improving our facilities. We have a page on Easy Fundraising. The idea behind it is that you visit the site before doing the online shopping that you would normally do. If they have a link to the retailer that you were going to use, access it through them. That way the club will get a small donation. It’ll not cost you a penny.
Four archers travelled to Selby for their annual Open Westerns Tournament. The notorious Selby wind failed to arrive this year, making it a very pleasant day for shooting.
For Stuart and John, it was their first time at an official competition. They both shot respectable scores and had a very good day. Phil shot compound for the first time in competition. Neil improved on his previous score.
All four archers set themselves a new personal best. Well done all!
Brave members of Scarborough Archers turned out on Hallowe’en night. The fire kept away the ‘eerie things with red eyes’ that were lurking all around in the woods.
While Derek slaved over the BBQ, (covered in blood) and Kit Kat and Tasha toasted the marshmallows, (eating most of them), some intrepid archers tried to kill off the ‘orrible witches, magnificently created by Colin. We didn’t lose any members, but the witches and pumpkins took a battering.
Everyone agreed that the evening was a success and can’t wait for next time.
(Sorry about the late addition of photos – the gremlins ran off with them and took some time to find!)
In perfect weather conditions ten members of the club visited Wolfshead field archery course on Sunday morning. The morning session had us clambering up and down through steep woodland shooting 2D and 3D targets at unknown distances. Lunch at the site caravan was followed the second part of the course out on the exposed fells. Hot work in the unaccustomed sunshine.
On 2nd August, nine archers travelled to Burton Constable to compete in the East Riding Shoot stages there. After an excellent day shooting, they were rewarded with some success. Phil S came second on the men’s recurve section. Not bad for the first time competing as a senior. John B came second in the men’s longbow. John N and Phil P came first and second respectively in the men’s ‘other bow’ section.