Whiteleaf Bowmen Club Champs Results – 20th August 2023

Twenty-Three archers eagerly took to the field to compete in the Club Championship shoot this year. With rounds ranging from a Long National for the actual championship, down to a National 30 there was something for all archers.  The weather stayed dry for the whole shoot and shooting started a fraction after 10:00.  With the shoot only being six dozen, almost every end had either a best gold or hidden colour prize for those that weren’t hitting the gold.  In fact, the most nervous times were the search for the arrow that would win the green colourprize and wondering when the Longbow Best Gold prize would be won.

After the final arrow had been shot, the field was returned to its usual look and our secretary Jan quickly put she scores in order and filled out the result sheet.  Our Lady Patron for the shoot Julie then presented the medals and some trophies and the colour prizes of chocolate.  The full results are below but special congratulations to our club champions for 2023, Julie, Paul D, Brenda, Simon, Imran and Junior Man Alex.

Thanks to Neill for arranging the tournament, Julie for being our Lady Patron, Jan for the scoring and results and all those who helped set-up before and tidy up after the shoot.  Hopefully see even more of you at this shoot in 2024.

Results and Photos follow.

Long National – Championship Round
Womens RecurveJulie
Mens RecurvePaul D
Womens CompoundBrenda
Mens BarebowImran
Mens LongbowAlan
Womens LongbowJan
Mens RecurveJon
Mens CompoundJulian
National 50
Mens RecurveAndy
National 40
Mens BarebowMatthew
Mens LongbowAdi
National 30
Mens BarebowDavid
National 30 Junior Championship Round
Junior Mens BarebowAlex
Spot Prizes
Best Gold @ 80 yardsImran
Most Golds UnrewardedAndreas and Kevin
Married CoupleJan and John
Best Gold CompoundNick
Best Gold RecurveJon
Best Gold BarebowAlex
Best Gold LongbowAdi
Red Colour PrizeAndy
Blue Colour PrizePeter
Black Colour PrizeAdi
White Colour PrizeAlan
Green Colour PrizeFrancis

Summer Shoots 2023

We have decided to re-introduce the summer Sunday shoots to help build the club and allow those who are able to gain Bowman status as this is now only possible at recognised club events and tournaments.

From May to September, the first and third Sunday of each month will be an official club day, with shooting commencing promptly at 10am. The rounds we will be shooting are set out below and precedence will be given to members shooting variations of the relevant rounds (i.e. whichever distance they are most comfortable with). This will allow everyone to join in but no-one will be forced to shoot the round and will be welcome to shoot whatever they wish to but they will need to adhere to the cadence of the official rounds being shot by others.

MonthRoundsNo. of DozenLongest Distance Range for Rounds
MayShort Metrics616-50 metres
JuneNationals660-30 yards
JulyLong Metrics630-90 metres
AugustLong National6100-30 yards
SeptemberWarwicks4100-30 yards

Please ensure you use paper score sheets and that they are completed when scoring each end – you should not transfer scores from an app to the paper sheet after the arrows have been pulled, and in line with normal tournament rules, you should not score your own arrows. Please leave score sheets in the box on the veranda for collection later (John and I will be away for the first shoot but will collect the score sheets when we are back).

Please note that if you arrive late or you want to shoot anything other than a variation of the official round, you will only be able to do so if there are any spaces or spare bosses, and as long as you will not delay the shooting of the main field. Targets will be moved to the shorter distance as soon as the main field has completed the longer distance so if you arrive late and are shooting the round, you may not be able to complete the longer distance.