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….

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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.

Update from Ray Chaplin on February Postal League score:

I have now received the February results from our opponents Holbrook Archers A for the BA Postal League.  We scored 1633 with 180 hits and 65 Golds, they scored 1633 with 180 hits and 69 Golds so I congratulated them on their close win.  In reply their organiser sent back the following “I have been participating in the BA competition for several decades and whilst I have seen some close scores, never before has it come down to golds.  Close indeed!!! Rod”