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:

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

Matt Suttherland 337
Rob Williams 322
Richard Jones 290
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.

2017 Open Tournament

Thank you to everyone who shot at our open tournament today. Congratulations to all our medal winners, as well as to the Bowmen of Wadebridge club members who achieved new club records in their categories.

We would also like to say a massive thank you to all who helped to prepare the field for the day and to those who helped out with refreshments, field crew and score checking. The day would not have been successful without your hard work!

Click here for the full results list.