Team & Individual Success at Cheshire 2009 Clout

achieve7As this was the first-ever Metric Tassel Award shoot, Liz Bowyer, Jon Stafford, Russ French (Recurves) and Rod Brown (Barebow) travelled to the Wirrall for a bleak and windy contest, the largest ever put on by Cheshire County, and on the scale of the National Championships. There was a major upset when Liz, Jon and Russ won the Team award from the holders Stalybridge (Cheshire) by just one point. This team award, like the National team award, seems to have been won exclusively by clubs from Cheshire, Lancs or Yorks for as long as it’s been awarded so this is a fine achievement for a Southern Club. Jon Stafford was also the highest scoring Gentleman Recurve archer, with new Single and Double Sussex County record scores, Liz Bowyer was first Lady Recurve Visitor, and Third overall, with a new Sussex Double-Round record. Russ French was Third Vistor recurve. Jon and Liz both achieved Red Tassel Awards, and Russ and Rod Blue Awards.

Three Wins at County Shoots

Emily Cobden had a great run of successes in July 2008, winning the Junior Lady prize in the Burntwood FITA and her age-group prize in the Bristol Rounds at the County Championship Meeting, and then going on to win her Age-Group in the County Junior Shoot and equalling the score of the over-all winner, only to be beaten on Golds.