The outdoor season is now upon us!
What’s going on this season?
As part of the activities this year, we have entered the club into the Summer PostalÂ competition for the first time. This competition is run in a very similar manner to the Winter Postal (no shock there!) andÂ means that we submit our ROM scoresÂ on a monthly basis along with the other clubs entered.
Does this mean I have to do more competition shooting?
Not if you don’t want to, no. Â The ROMs are optional – you definitely don’t have to do them. We want you to enjoy your time at Chase Archers and if competitions aren’t your thing then that’s fine!
The only difference on ROM days is that the shoot will obviously be more structured than a general shoot day. Also, if you want to shoot a distance that isn’t part of the ROM we would ask you to arrive as early as you can in order to help set up – this means thatÂ we can work together and try and get a boss at the right distanceÂ for youÂ to use.
So what rounds are we shooting this season?
In order to align with the Summer postal we have some different ROMs to shoot this season. It will involve more work in setting the field out (please feel free to join in setting up and spread the workload aroundÂ on the day) but will hopefully be enjoyable for everyone!
Hang on, what about September? You’ve missed it out!
Well spotted! More details later on butÂ the September ROM will be chosen by you! Â We will be holding a vote to see what round you fancy shooting that month. There may even be a “silly” round thrown in too that you can vote for, just for a laugh 🙂
Only one “silly” round this season? That sounds boring ….
Ok, fair enough – in that case you’d better get ready for the Chase Archers Fancy Dress round on the 19th September! Â We are thinking about themes at the minute so feel free to come up with ideas.
Some themes already discussed are Vicars and Tarts, Hawaiian, Zombie Killers ….
More to come I hopeÂ as we go through the season (possibly even the smell of roasting burgers and sausages on a BBQ ……)
Well done everyone who did ROM’s during the indoor season – these countedÂ towards our Winter Postal rankings and the final results are now in.
We started off in division 2 … and ended up in division 2 🙂
After chatting with some members over the last few weeks, I have come to realise that not everyone knows all the details around thisÂ competition that we enter – so I’ll be making sure you all have more information on in theÂ future!
Congratulations to Denis O’Gara though for having not 1 but 2 entries in the final month’s “special” scores:
- Highest made score for a bare bow
- Top handicap adjusted score (all bow types)
The final placings across all divisions are:
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Thanks to everyone who came to the shoot last night – it was nice and busy, so much so that we ran over time! Plenty of movements on handicaps, a new club record and of course, the final results are below.
The final placings for the handicapped shoot are:
1st place goes to Adrian Scotson with an adjusted score of 1463
2nd place goes to Alex Scotson with an adjusted score of 1459
3rd place goes to Jonathan Ludford with an adjusted score of 1452
Well done guys!
The made non-adjusted scores (including Jeni, Clive & Freya who didn’t have a handicap prior to the shoot) are:
Martin Robinson = 283
Ivan Bowater = 263
Steven Cliff = 250
Brian Kelly = 235
Jeni Mousley = 234
Leyton Jones = 232
Jonathan Ludford = 221
Adrian Scotson = 213
Denis O’Gara = 205
Clive Watterson = 204
Andy Hobbs = 191
Georgina O’Connor = 163
Brian Mabberley = 144
Freya Watterson = 50
Alex Scotson = 43
Clive Watterson gained a handicap of 60
Freya Watterson gained a handicap of 84
Jonathan Ludford improved his handicap from 53 to 52
Alex Scotson improved his handicap from 91 to 88
Adrian Scotson improved his handicap from 57 to 55
Congratulations to Martin Robinson who broke the club record for a Worcester shoot with his score of 283, taking the record away from Lee Ankers (back in 2004 with a score of 276)
The County Outdoor Championships are rapidly approaching (April the 12th). Last minute entries to this competition are still ok – you have until the 5th April to apply, although it’s probably best to make sure and apply before that date if you do want to go.
The host is the Wolverhampton Company of Archers and basic details are:
York/Hereford and National/Junior National
York / Hereford: Registration @ 9:30am, Sighters @ 10:00am
National / Junior National: Registration @ 13:00pm, Sighters not before 13:15pm
Will be in accordance with either Rule 304 (f)(i) or 304 (f)(ii) depending on conditions on the day
Mrs P Jones (Judge in Charge) and Mr A Doughty
Wergs Hall Road, Wolverhampton
National/Junior National: Â£7.00
Entries forms should be sent to:
Miss T MacKinnon,
65 Carshalton Grove,
Any queries, please phone 07711 455723 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing Date: 5th April 2015
More details and entry form are available at http://www.staffs-archery.org.uk/Competitions/2015%20Outdoor%20Tournament%20entry%20form.doc