A warm day welcomed those that came to help out at the Ayton Gala. With a host of events and stalls on offer, with a steady stream of people keeping the archery lot going.
Despite an early start, with a long day. The day proved successful with some extra money going into coffers, for the club.
With the winter shooting times coming into effect soon, this will be be one of our last try out shoots of the year.
Twenty two members turned out for Scarborough Archers first Friday Night Darts Competition. Competitors were divided dependant on the type of arrows they were using ie wood or other.
Such was the success, we’ll probably make it a regular event.
Juniors shot at 20yds, Novices at 30yds and Big boys and Girls at 40yds
Prizes were awarded for highest score, lowest score and bulls eyes. After 3 dozen arrows were completed prizes were awarded to Juniors – George, Toby, Dylan and Ben. Novices – George, Richard, Ann and Peter. Big boys and Girls – Derek, Leigh, Lynn, Sean and Emma.
The annual Roger Greaves trophy and BBQ this year was held on Friday evening 3rd August.
28 members took part in the competition which was ‘Darts’.
After the first elimination round 8 seniors and 3 juniors went forward into round 2. The final round was a shootout between Steve Carr and Bruce McKenna for the seniors and Emily and Dillon for the juniors.
After a closely fought battle, Emily emerged as junior trophy winner with a fantastic score of 237. With a score of 196 Steve managed to bag the senior trophy from Bruce.
Medals were awarded to Steve, Emily, Bruce, Dillon and Ben.
The competition was followed by the BBQ enjoyed by the competitors and guests. Many thanks to all those who turned up, took part and helped out.
Once again the Scarborough Archers, had a meal out to Saba Thai Restaurant. Enjoyed by 20+ members.
Despite the mix up in some members thinking they had to learn Thai beforehand, to properly understand the menu. Everyone enjoyed their meals, although there was some debate on the spicy rating scales.
Once again, thanks go to Derek for organising and arranging everything, and his expertly planned spreadsheet, making sure everyone got their correct meals.
Thanks also goes to Saba for managing to flawlessly manage 20+ hungry people.
Afterwards we retired to the casino for a nightcap and a friendly chat.
“When’s the next one Derek”
It was probably one of the hottest days of the summer when the Scarborough Archers road show visited Seamer Gala.
Risking sunburn, our club representatives of Ali, Paul, John, Ann, Neil, Debbie, Phil, Julie and Colin helped and coached a steady flow of ‘come-and-try’ would-be archers.
By the end of the day, after giving a donation to Seamer Gala we made £138, so well done to everyone.
This year the annual open day was held on sunday 6th May.
It certainly was a sorcher! This year’s weather was probably the hottest we’ve had on our Annual Open Day. Each year we seem to pick the perfect day. (Although we might have jinxed it now).
A huge thank you to all those members who turned up to help and / or brought produce for the refreshment table.
The archery stands took £266 and the refreshment table took £127, making a total of £393. All monies raised goes into helping to run the club or improving existing facilities , so once again, thank you.
Over the years, the Mayoress’ Community Fund has donated tens of thousands of pounds to community groups and projects in Filey, Scarborough and Whitby and the surrounding areas.
After only struggling with two kettles and a gas stove for hot drinks for open days, corporate events and beginner courses, we thought it would be ideal to apply for a grant to allow us to get a hot water heater, that would heat more water faster.
Thankfully we managed to get a grant for a hot water heater, which we put to the test on our Open Day. Proving itself to be more than useful.
John, went to the Promenade Lounge at the Spa on Tuesday 8th May. Received a cheque for £180 for the cost of the new water boiler. Which was presented by the Mayoress Mrs Cherry Smith.
Mrs Cherry Smith, Mayoress of the Borough of Scarborough said:
“The Mayoress’ Community Fund often supports the sorts of groups or projects that might struggle to get help from more mainstream funding sources, but which with a little help, can make a real difference to beneficiaries and the wider community. “
You wait for years for a snowy frostbite and two come at once. Only seven hardy archers made it to the last frostbite of the year, but they were finally treated to an actual Frostbite.
Well done to those that turned up, while the rest of us were nicely warm in our houses. Hopefully they all put in a personal best for their dedication.
The Archery Workshop run over 2 evenings in January this year proved a huge success.
The first session saw 19 members turn up to see how to make their own arrows and strings. Thanks to Colin ( wooden arrows ) and Neil and Alison ( bow strings ), many members went away with a list of materials to make their own on the second session.
15 members were present at the second session and many went home with a set of personalised arrows or a string made by themselves.
Thanks also to Amir & Kamy’s Pizza shop who popped in with a couple of free pizzas for us.
The traditional Scarborough Archers Christmas Shoot was once again upon us. No snow on the ground, but enough Christmas spirit in the air.
36 members and family enjoyed the festivities of the Christmas shoot, with many scoffing down the mince pies and mulled wine on offer. Despite the cold weather the onsite pyromaniac Phil, managed to get the fire roaring and everyone was suitably warm before shooting took place.
New for this year was Colin’s speed shooting competition, which rewarded quickness as well as accuracy. It proved to be a roaring success, so much so we will see if it is possible to have a competition next year.
Adults: Neil S
We also had a fun scoring competition, which ran concurrently, that consisted of 4 ends of 6 arrows the high scorers were:
Juniors: Jack and Emily
Recurve: Phil S
Wood Bows: Graham S and Alison H.
A special thanks to Leigh (Arkwright) who organised and ran Arkwright’s Secret Santa Emporium, he was kept busy throughout the morning, although the mince pies conventionally nearby seemed to help.
Many thanks for everyone that turned up and made it a huge success.
Next event is Colin’s arrow and string making workshops, perfect for beginners or those that need some extra guidance.