Steve Prinn, Emma Del Gallo and myself achieved a score of 1648 in the February round of the British Archer Postal League. This was more than sufficient to overcome the SportsAble Archery A Team's score of 1565 and means we have won two and drawn two matches so far this indoor season with only the March round left to shoot.
January's result was very close with Steve, Ian and myself posting a score of 1648, but unfortunately we were pipped to the post by Crystal Palace Bowmen who scored 1653.
The date of the Club's Indoor Championship has changed from 12th to 19th February as the 12th clashes with school half term and a significant number of members are not available on that date.
The club's indoor championships will be held on Monday 12th February 2018 at Askham Bryan College. We will shoot a Portsmouth round and there will be awards for Ladies, Gents, Junior Girl and Junior Boys. The results, where possible, will be based on Handicap so please let Steve have your scores from this indoor season so he can keep your handicap up to date. The overall champion will be decided on Handicap.
Geoff Ingleby rounded off his very successful year of Barebow Clout shooting by achieving fifth place in the National Rankings. He was ranked third in the Imperial classification, but did not shoot sufficient rounds for a rating in the Metric classification. However, with the few rounds he did shoot at metric tournaments, added to his great scores in the Imperial tournaments he was able to secure a creditable position of fifth in the overall rankings. With a few more metric rounds planned for next year who knows where he will end up.
Congratulations on a great years shoot Geoff.
This is notice that the next Annual General Meeting will take place on Tuesday 16th January 2018 at the Long Marston Village Hall starting at 7.00pm.
Steve will be sending out all the paperwork in the near future, but please reserve the date in your diary.
Good news. We had our first match of the winter league against St Georges and Steve Prinn, Geoff Ingleby and myself produced a score of 1617 to take the victory by 16 points. Will has called the December match for Monday 11th December so please try to attend and submit your score.
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.
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
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.
As the indoor season approaches arrangements have been made to start indoor shooting at Askham Bryan College on Monday 18th September and at Long Marston Village Hall on Thursday 21st September. Assembly time at both locations is 6.45pm.
The September round of the 250 Prize draw was kind to Ebor Archers yet again. My personal number was drawn out first winning £80 immediately followed by an Ebor Archers number winning £10. More funds for the coffers!!!
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.
Thank you to all those who took part this month, it was a much better turnout than previously. However, our quantity did not match our opponent's quality. Steve, Ian and myself managed to score 1645, but High Weald managed to amass 1771. Well better luck this month for the final round of the year.
This month saw us produce our best score of the year with Steve, Geoff and Will amassing a total 1655. Unfortunately we were up against one of the top teams in the division, Wilford Archers who scored 1733. Lets see what next month brings.
We were up against Goldcrest Archers "B" this month who scored 1573, but Steve, Will and myself managed between us to score 1641 so taking the win. This now elevates us to fourth in the division. Well done.
The results for the 2016/17 competition have just been released and we came 6th in Division 9 of the Recurve competition. Should we wish to take part next winter I estimate we would be placed in Division 12 with a target score of 1640.
The Cricket Cup match scheduled for Tuesday 13 June has be cancelled because the opposition team have conceded the match, so we have use of the field again for shooting.
Sorry for the late notice but the Cricket Section let us know as soon as they could.
Well the outdoor season has started and the first round of the Selby Postal League has been shot. Unfortunately, we have not got off to a good start with a score of 1576 for the Short Metric round, shot by Steve Prinn, Pete Todman and myself, against Royston Heath "A" who scored 1604. Lets hope for better conditions for next months round.
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.