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.

Awards at the Yorkshire Clout Weekend - 2017

The Yorkshire Clout Weekend was hosted by the Archers of East Riding at Hutton Cranswick, on behalf of the Yorkshire Archer Association.  Geoff Ingleby and myself were amongst the medals.  The weather was against us all weekend with strong variable cross winds on the Saturday for the World Archery Round and a breeze and rain for the Yorkshire Championships on the Sunday.

Despite the conditions Geoff came 2nd in the Barebow class on Saturday and 2nd in the Yorkshire Championships on Sunday.  Whilst I was 2nd in the Recurve class on Saturday and 3rd in the Yorkshire Championships on the Sunday, along with winning the Best Gentlemen's Clout Award. 

Spreading the word….

Now that our website is up and running, it would be great if you could help us to spread the word about it. One of the ways that you can do this is via social media on this "News" page. If you have a Twitter or Facebook account, for example, you could "share" a post /photo on your Twitter feed or "like" one on your Facebook timeline. (To do this, you just need to click on the share icon at the bottom right of a post, and then click on the relevant social media icon).

Or alternatively just click the heart symbol to "like" a post on this "News" page…..or add a comment where it's available (e.g. on 'Pete's Robin Hood' post).

The more people that do this, the quicker the word will spread.


Start of Outdoor shooting

We will be starting outdoor shooting on Tuesday 4th April 2017 at Long Marston.  On that evening we will assemble at Askham Bryan College at 5.45pm to transport the equipment back to Long Marston. Thereafter we will shoot on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Long Marston.  The start time during April, given the limited available light, will be dependant on how early members can arrive.  But from May onwards I suggest we formalise the start time as 6.30pm so we all arrive together to set out the field.