Shoot What You Like Knockout Tournament

Since we came back from lockdown and have been lucky enough to shoot again, it has been fantastic to see so many of our members taking advantage of the booking slots available and shooting at different times throughout the week. The down side of this is that we don’t see so much of each other any more. You may have seen that the guidelines have recently been relaxed a little to allow two people from different households to shoot on the same target (maintaining social distance of course). To celebrate this we’ve been trying to come up with a way to get people back to shooting socially again.

Like a lot of clubs, we’ve missed out on running our annual open tournament this year, but that doesn’t stop us from running something within our own club. We have come up with something that, as far as I’m aware, we’ve never tried before: a knockout tournament. Unlike most tournaments, this won’t be restricted by round or age group. This will be run using the handicap system to make it a fair and level playing field for everyone. What that means is that the competitors can shoot whatever round they like from a York down to a Short Junior Warwick and the allowance granted by the handicap system will make the scores comparable. The only rules are that you must have a handicap before you shoot your matches and the matches must be shot at the same time as your opponent. There will be a time limit on how long you have to shoot the matches, eg. The first match must be shot within 3 weeks of the draw, etc. But that will all be announced as we go along. 

For now, if you would like to take part in the first ever Bowmen of Wadebridge Shoot What You Like (BOWSWYL) Knockout Tournament, please register with me by email (robwilliams01@gmail.com) stating your name and bowstyle. If you shoot more than one bowstyle you can enter once for each style if you like.

If you don’t know your handicap or don’t know how to get one, please get in touch with me and I can explain.

Rob.

2020 Tournament Cancelled

It is with regret that we have taken the decision to cancel our tournaments for this year.

As you may be aware, we had planned to hold a UK Record Status Double WA70m on Saturday 4th July as well as our usual Mixed Herefords tournament on Sunday 5th, however the restrictions that we have had to put in place to maintain social distancing mean that this is no longer possible.

It is our intention to mirror this year’s plans in 2021 on the weekend of 3rd & 4th July and if time and restrictions allow, we may hold a fun event later this year.

Summer Postals

Every year we enter teams into the Selby League summer postal tournament. Usually this is shot as Short Metrics for recurve archers and Nationals for longbows. This year, due to the coronavirus outbreak, the rounds have been changed to enable them to be shot without moving distances.

We have entered 2 recurve teams (team A will be the top 3 scores and team B will be the next best 3 scores) and a longbow team (best 2 longbow scores). The round for both recurve and longbow will be a Metric 122-50, which is 6 dozen arrows at 50m on a 122cm face.

The target currently at 70m (lane 7) will be moved to 50m for the week from 25-31 May. Please get your round shot in this week and submit scores to John Tizzard as usual.

Not everyone is going to be able to shoot all the time at the moment so it is important that we get as many scores in as possible, even if you don’t think yours will make the team – you may be pleasantly surprised!

Returning to Shooting

Further to Archery GB issuing guidance for clubs to re-open on Wednesday 13th May, the committee has now taken the decision to re-open the outdoor range from Monday 18th May with certain restriction and regulations in place. Please click here for the full information on how we will be managing the return to shooting through Covid-19.

January Portsmouth Postals

Well done to everyone who entered scores for the January Portsmouth Postals. The teams this month were:

Longbow
Bob Arnold 375
Roger Davis 372
John Tizzard 273

Recurve A
Rob Williams 574
Bryn Phillips 563
Richard Jones 544

Recurve B
John Tizzard 528
Hedley Omant 524
Bob Arnold 521

January Frostbite

Well done to everyone who came along to shoot the January Frostbite. The teams this month were:

British Archer
A
Rob Williams 322
Richard Jones 290
Bob Arnold 283
B
Tristan Young (U16) 279
John Tizzard 270
Hedley Omant 268

DCAS
A
Matt Suttherland 337
Rob Williams 322
Richard Jones 290
B
Adam George 333
Bob Arnold 283
Tristan Young (U16) 279

2018 Open Tournament

The 2018 Open Tournament was held on Sunday 1st July. In true B.O.W. style, we may have been in the middle of a heatwave, but that did not stop us from laying on the traditional morning downpour! Senior ladies and gents all shot Herefords, while juniors shot the appropriate Bristol rounds for their age group. Continue reading

Archery GB Big Weekend

Archery GB’s Big Weekend is a national initiative to increase awareness of archery within local communities. We ran a single day session at our club ground at Colquite, giving everybody in the Wadebridge / Bodmin / Camelford area the opportunity to come and have a go at archery. The day proved very popular, especially among the younger aspiring archers. We also took the opportunity as a club to test out our skills in the various disciplines, with longbow archers trying their hand with a compound bow and even some brave recurve archers foregoing their sights and having a go at the more instinctive styles. Continue reading

2017 AGM

The Annual General Meeting was held on Thursday 26th October at Slades House, Sladesbridge. Thank you to all members who attended. Full minutes will be distributed to club members in due course, however following the appointment procedures, the committee is now as follows:

Chairman: Sandra Piper
Vice Chairman: Rob Williams
Secretary: Elaine Jones
Treasurer: Richard Jones
Postal Officer: Adam George
Membership Secretary: John Tizzard
Equipment Officer: Sean McArdle
Training Officer: Sandra Piper

The committee would like to thank our outgoing Chairman, Peter Scoffham and Vice-Chairman, Hedley Omant for all their hard work whilst in the office.