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.