Christmas / New Year - Revised Shooting Times

Over the Christmas and New Year period there will be revised shooting times as follows:

Askham Bryan College

The last Monday before Christmas will be 18th December and we will start back in the New Year on Monday 8th January.

Long Marston Village Hall

The last Thursday before Christmas will be 21st December and we will start back in the New Year on Thursday 4th January.  After shooting on 21st we will be retiring to the bar for a celebratory drink.

Geoff Achieves Master Bowman

Congratulations to Geoff Ingleby who has achieve Master Bowman classification at Barebow Clout.  This is a fantastic accolade given that Geoff converted from right to left handed a couple of years ago and then took up Barebow 2 seasons ago.  This is the second year in a row he has managed this award and he crowned off a fantastic year by coming third in the National Clout

Selby Summer Postal League - Success in final match

September's match was the last in this summer season of postal short metric rounds.  Steve Prinn, Geoff Ingleby and myself scored 1602 which eclipsed our opponents, Exeter Archers score of 1502.  Looking at the league table we should end up 4th in the division.

Will Shackleton has volunteered to run the winter postal league, so the club has entered a recurve team in the British Archer Winter "Portsmouth" Postal League. Please listen out for when the matches are to be shot and feel free to volunteer your score each month.

NCAS Clout Championships 2017

Ebor Archers featured in the Northern Counties Archery Society's Clout Championships for 2017 held at the ground of The Archers of East Riding in Hutton Cranswick. The NCAS area as well as Yorkshire covers; Lancashire, Cheshire, Cumbria, Durham & Northumberland and the Isle of Man.  Geoff Ingleby and myself were selected to shoot for the Yorkshire Team against all the other counties, Geoff in the Barebow category and myself in the Recurve catagory. 

A World Archery Metric Clout was shot on Saturday 2nd September in fine weather.  Geoff shot well to come 3rd and I came 5th in our respective categories, both of us contributing to our respective Yorkshire Teams.  Both of our Teams winning the individual team awards for those disciplines.  Our Teams results combined with that of the Longbow and Compound Teams meant that Yorkshire won the overall trophy as well.

Sunday 3rd September saw us shoot an Archery GB Imperial Clout, with similar results.  Geoff maintained his form to finish 3rd in his class, whereas I struggled in the strong wind and slipped to 7th in class.  However, our scores were still sufficient for Yorkshire to win our individual Team awards and again Yorkshire took the overall championship.

Geoff shot his 3rd score to qualify him as a Master Bowman for 2017, so congratulations to him for some excellent shooting this year.

250 Prize Draw - Whisky Again

Last night at the Long Marston Village Hall AGM the constitution of the 250 Prize Draw was changed to omit the drawing of a bottle of Whisky as it no longer has the effect of enticing usage of the Hall as it once did. So for next year and thereafter there will be no Whisky draw at the monthly meeting.  However, we were still in the current period so there was one more draw to do and guess what to the delight of the Villagers Ebor Archers won the bottle of Whisky again!!!!, a fitting end to the arrangement.

I will as usual raffle off the bottle of whisky at £1 per ticket, so let me know how many you want.

I will be contacting all existing ticket holders to collect or otherwise your fees for next year's subs for the prize draw in due course.  

Selby Summer Postal League

I have received the paperwork for this years Selby Summer Postal League and we have been seeded into Division 4.  The matches will take place one each month from May to September and our team will be selected from the highest 3 scores shot each month.  The round to be shot is a Short Metric, so get your sight marks of 50 and 30 m sorted early ready for the first match in May.  Our target score for the division is 1700.