On a warm, sunny Easter Sunday morning, members could be found doing battle on the target range for the chocolate egg prizes on offer.
The scoring format was our often used ‘whites and blues’, and produced fine scoring all round. After the score sheets were drawn in pairs by Peter, then totals calculated by Alison, the best three pairs were announced.
In 1st place were Joe and Jack (335), 2nd were Neil and Paul (325), with Eva and John (283), in 3rd place. Phil won the ‘mystery score’ Easter bunny, and Leigh received the ‘try harder’ bunny.
There was a good turnout for our first Frostbite of the winter. We had 15 competitors including three juniors, for some it was their first competition. The weather was reasonable but very windy, and and all the scores returned were very good. Hopefully we don’t get snow on the ground too soon!
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.
Scarborough Archers are delighted to receive a grant of £1,000 from Sirius Minerals Foundation.
The club applied for a grant to purchase new targets to help with our beginners courses.
Scarborough Archers chairman, John Naylor said: “We’d like to thank the Sirius Minerals Foundation for their support.”
David Archer, chairman of the Sirius Minerals Foundation said: “We received a great deal of interest and enquiries from local sports clubs and societies in previous rounds, and we want to ensure that we meet local demand and needs.
“Amateur sports clubs are an important part of the social fabric of the area – they can make such a positive difference to people, helping them lead healthier, more fulfilled lives.
“The Board was blown away by the volume of high-quality applications for a vast range of sports.
“During the very tough selection process, it sought to achieve a balance across geography and various types of sport as well as the gender and age of participants.”
Eleven Scarborough Archers members took part in the Archers of Bridlington and Burton Agnes annual Indoor Portsmouth tournament. Our novice first year archers shot incredibly well with Chris Long just missing out on the medals. The recurve team members also just miss out on a medal. But the star of the day was club secretary Alison who finished a very credible second for a silver medal in the ladies longbow category.
Many thanks to ABBA for a very well run and enjoyable tournament.
20+ members turned out for round 2 of our club ‘Winter Frostbite’ competition.
The weather was ‘bright, breezy and chilly’ but it didn’t prevent high scoring, with some of our newer members returning very respectable scores.
South Cliff Golf Club was once again the venue for Scarborough Archers annual Prize Presentation evening. The evening began with the dinner, which was organised by Derek, and his choice of menu proved very popular with the members. This was followed by the presentation of the prizes and medals to the winners of the competitions over the last 12 months by Alison and John.
This year the raffle was run by Wendy, Ann and Julie with many thanks to those members who donated the fine array of prizes.
Oh no! What have I done. Paul contemplates the result of his Robin Hood on his own arrow. Paul said “As I approached the target, I thought Oh dear, somebody’s been unlucky, then I realised it was my own arrow”
This is the first time a ‘Robin Hood’ has been achieved at our Osgodby Lane range.
Sunday August 4th saw the East Riding Championship hosted by the Burton Constable Company of Bowmen, held on the lawns of the stunning Burton Constable Hall.
12 Scarborough Archers club members competed for an array of trophies and medals and managed to win both the recurve (Steve, Paul, Neil and Tasha) and longbow (Sean, Baz and Alison) team trophies. Steve was just pipped by 1 point in the men’s recurve and won ‘best gold’ at 50 yards. Wayne won the silver salver in ‘other wooden bows’, with John and Phil second and third. Sean was second in men’s longbow, Alison was third in ladies longbow and also won the ‘couples trophy’ with Paul. Tasha finished second in ladies recurve with a fine PB breaking our club record. Baz won the fine Constable Arrow for the most golds at 60 yards. Many thanks for the organisational skills and the kind refreshments provided by the BCCB. A superb tournament, not to be missed next year.