As of 13th November there are still spaces available in all three Sessions. Click Here to see the Target List
The Longbow Team completed the five matches and ended up with 13 League Points, we won four and lost one, same as the Division winners ABBA who had a higher score (so it was a case of Waterloo for us). ABBA had a gross score of 2043 to Arundown’s 1982, but we were well ahead of 3rd place team Mole Valley on 1574. We were also ahead of Cheltenham, Bromley and Guildford.
The Recurve Team outcome was a bit different, the Team shot three matches, winning two and losing the third by just two points, and then we were unable to raise teams for the last two matches. All the same we ended up in fourth place out of six on points.
Congratulations to Serena on another successful shoot, all kept splendidly on schedule by Tony Harris and Julie Coates, with the Range and Targets kept in very good order by Robert Keeling.
The Scores as written on the score sheets are on the Tournaments Page, and some photos of the day are on the Arundown Gallery (at the bottom of the page). It looks like everyone in the shoot is pictured on the shooting line.
Serena is checking the scores and will be sending out the Final Results Sheets any day now.
FINAL RESULTS – as sent out
Thanks to everyone who came, participants and supporters. And apologies for having to trek around around the playground rather than being able walk through the Performance Rooms.
We’ll be hosting another UK-Record-Status Portsmouth Tournament in the Angmering School sports Hall on Saturday 30th September. Details are on the Tournament Page
CURRENT STATUS 26th September:
Two double cancellations today, so now
First Session : 3 spaces available for archers shooting on a Single Target Face (normally Recurve / Barebow / Longbow)
Second Session : 2 spaces available for archers shooting on a Single Target Face
This event is being run to provide an opportunity for junior archers within the SCAS region to obtain a Portsmouth score to make them eligible to represent England at the Junior Indoor Nationals in December 2017; but it is also open to other archers including adults. Priority will be given to single rounds first, to allow as many archers as possible to attend.
We have entered one Recurve / Barebow team (top scores by 3 Archers) and one Longbow team (top scores of 2) in the Selby Leagues – so keep an eye on the Events Calendar and on email annoucements for the dates of the shoot every month from May to September
Results to Date…
RECURVE DIVISION 8
May vs Medway WIN 1617 – 1451
June vs Clophill A WIN 1553 – 1420
LONGBOW DIVISION 9
May vs Bromley B WIN 399 – 258
June vs Mole Valley WIN 355 – 316
The School Premises staff have told us the School will be open on Friday 30th and Saturday 31st at our normal times, so we can go in and shoot as usual on those days – but not in Sunday 1st Jan
(picture above from the 2016 Fun Shoot held in 18th December)
On Saturday 10th December chairs will be being moved into the Sports Hall for a Concert first thing, so our session is moved one hour later, 11am to 2pm.
The last session before the School Winter Break will be on Friday 18th December, and the first session after the break will Friday 6th January.
Alice Smallbone was the 2015-16 Portsmouth League Barebow Girls Champion, beating all the Boys and Girls by over 100 points on Aggregate score in spite of being in the youngest age group.
The Selby Summer Postal League runs for five months, and after four months all six teams in our Recurve Divison had the same number of points – four matches played, two wins and two losses each, 8 points scored. So the League Division was bound to end with three teams with 10 points and three teams with 8 points if all the teams put in scores. The Division Winner would be the team with 10 points and the highest score. At that point we were in Second Place, 12 points behind the Division Leader. We would have been clear out in front if our May result hadn’t been way below our average. We were up against Bowmen of Rutland (the Clout shooters among us know ’em well, we’ve been there five or six times) and they were right down at the bottom score-wise, all we had to do was put in an average score…
UNFORTUNATELY we didn’t, and Rutland produced one really good archer to top their score up.
So our Recurve Team ended up in fourth place in Divison 9, and so did our Longbow Team (which was Robert Keeling and Rod Brown every month) in Division 8. Recurve Team members were David Phillips, Martin Turner, Iain Charlesworth, Craig Marsden, Marc Charlesworth, Richard Smallbone, and Ross Moseley.