Saturday 8th June : Scarborough Archers entertained two social groups at our club range at Osgodby Lane.
First up at 9:30am were a group organised by Rob from Essex to celebrate Andrew’s (Robin Hood) forthcoming wedding. After a little coaching from club coaches Paul and Alison they competed in competition both on the targets and in our wooded Field archery course. Competition was fierce and medals awarded to the best 3 scores.
Next at 12:30 we entertained a much larger group from Scarborough Athletic Club organised by Jennie and Dawn. Again, after initial coaching by our Archery GB coaches, they were ready to compete. The scoring was high by both the men and ladies and everyone enjoyed the competitive fun atmosphere. Medals were presented to the best 3 scores for both men and ladies. Hope to see you all again soon.
Scarborough Archers were recently invited to Scarborough 6th Form College to introduce students to archery. Two of our Archery GB level 1 coaches, Alison and Paul, along with assistants John, Wendy and Phil explained to the group the basic history of archery and how it has evolved into an Olympic sport.
The students were then told about the safety rules as laid down by Archery GB.The group were shown the correct way to handle and shoot the bow. The very enthusiastic and competitive students finished the session with a scoring round. The scores returned were very impressive, with a four way tie for first place. Finally they were tested on their new found knowledge. A very enjoyable and informative morning for all.
The weather was kind for our second Soup Shoot of the winter, dry, bright and not too cold. Once again our soup maestros worked their magic, Derek’s legendary tomato and Sean’s wonderful spicy black bean soup was just the job at the interval.
As per our usual Soup shoot rules, scoring only counted on white and blue, so it wasn’t easy. Metal arrows shooting at 40cm face, wood arrows at 80cm and “novices” at 120cm
The winning duo of Paul Wordsworth and Stuart Sherburn showed their class with a winning score of 250. Close in second place was John Ireland and Phil Pattison with 240.
Bringing up the rear (the strongest pair on the results list) were stalwarts Baz J and George R. All three pairs taking home Scarborough Archers legendary fabulous prizes.
“Thank you” to Derek and Sean, Alison for sorting out the scores, and those members who helped to set up and put everything away afterwards.
More than 25 members turned up for this years Christmas Fun Shoot. The Target theme this year was ‘Super Heroes’, and they were well and truly battered!
We were all delighted that Santa found time to join us, and even took part in the competition!
The tea, coffee, mulled wine and mince pies went down a treat, and with Wendy acting as line captain she kept the show running.
The winners of the usual fabulous prizes were : Men – Peter B. and George R. Ladies – Alison H. Novices – Phil T. and Leo K. Juniors – George, Toby and Ben.
The competition was followed by the Scarborough Archers Traditional Secret Santa Shoot, this was once again expertly organised by our very own ‘Arkwright’, Leigh.
Santa aka John Ireland, was rewarded for his appearance with a box of biscuits.
Thank you to all those members who helped to set up the targets and put everything away afterwards.
It was a good turnout for the Soup Shoot despite the weather forecast. The weather was actually kind to us, as it started to rain just as we were breaking for our soup. The soup was delicious as usual thanks to the efforts of Derek and Sean. There was a slight hiccup when Derek couldn’t find a tin opener, but Peter saved the day with “ I just happen to have one”. Why would Derek want a tin opener for ‘home made soup’?? Sean’s spicey noodle soup was definitely home made and wonderfully warming.
And so to the archery, our excellent recurve archers were shooting at 40cm targets, archers using wooden arrows at 80cm targets and juniors and novices at 120cm faces. With only the white ring scoring 10 points and the Blue ring scoring 5 points it wasn’t easy. However, 1st place had to be decided by a shoot off between partners Steve Carr and Debbie Simms against Neil Simms and John Ireland (both pairs scoring 270 points). The eventual winners were Steve and Debbie. Other prize winners were Derek and Emma, and George and Neil Mc.
Seven members from Scarborough Archers attended the Bridlington Open Portsmouth tournament on Sunday 4th November. George, Wendy, Natasha, Steve, Phil and Neil all shot recurve in the morning session. Scoring in general was high, and although our members shot well, no one quite got into the medals. This was Steve’s first ever tournament, well done Steve.
Representing the club in the afternoon shooting barebow was left in the capable hands of Pete Brown, (not shown in photo), who finished fourth in his class.
Thank you to members of Archers of Bridlington and Burton Agnes who run the tournament and provided hot food and drinks for the competitors.
More than 40 members and friends attended Scarborough Archers Annual Prize Presentation Night held at Scarborough South Cliff Golf Club.
After sitting down to a fine meal provided by the golf club catering staff, competition winners and runners up were presented with their trophies and medals by club secretary Alison H. Trophies were awarded to winners of eight competitions run throughout the year with Juniors, Ladies and Men competing with various bow styles including recurve (Olympic), traditional English longbows and American Flat bows.
A trophy was awarded to Steve C for the most ‘improved member’ of the year.
A raffle was run by Ann N, Julie A and Cecily S with all monies raised going to club funds.