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.

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.

January Frostbite

Thank you to everyone who came to shoot the January frostbite today. It was fantastic to see so many people shooting, especially many of our new members! Despite the early drizzle, we had some good scores submitted with Karl, Rob and Richard making the A Team and Adam, Bryn and John T forming the B Team.

Don’t forget it’s the Portsmouth Postal this Wednesday 25th at the Scout Hut. Hopefully we’ll get as many shooting there!

2016 End of Season Tournament

Despite a poor weather forecast, the rain held off and a great day was had by all for our end of outdoor season tournament and postal shoots.

The morning consisted of Long and Short Warwick rounds for the postals and the afternoon saw everyone shoot Short Metric rounds for the Selby postal and club end of season tournament.

A special congratulations goes to our newest member, Tristan Young who shot for his first time at 30m and achieved a new club record in the Junior Gent’s Under 14 category for a Short Metric III.

Thanks to everyone who came to shoot and congratulations to our winners:

Place Member Category Bow Class Round Score Hits Golds
1st Elaine Jones Ladies Barebow Short Metric 194 42 1
1st Tristan Young Gentlemen U14 Recurve Short Metric III 311 57 2
1st Reece George Gentlemen U12 Barebow Short Metric IV 128 32 0
1st Adam George Gentlemen Compound Short Metric 579 69 17
1st Rob Williams Gentlemen Recurve Short Metric 618 72 17
2nd Richard Jones Gentlemen Recurve Short Metric 519 71 21
3rd Karl Grey Gentlemen Recurve Short Metric 487 72 16

After calculating the handicap allowance and aggregate score, the handicap results were:

Place Member Category Bow Class Round Score Hits Golds
1st Rob Williams Gentlemen Recurve Short Metric 618 72 17
2nd Karl Grey Gentlemen Recurve Short Metric 487 72 16
3rd Peter Scoffham Gentlemen Recurve Short Metric 466 68 15

2016 Open Tournament

On Sunday 3rd July we held our 2016 open tournament at the club ground on Colquite Estate. Despite the traditional damp start to the day, the sun soon made an appearance and a great day was had by all.

We shot Hereford and Bristols i-iv with one of our youngest entrants shooting a Short Junior National in the afternoon.

Our Judges for the day were Steve Allen and Peter Conisbee who did an excellent job of making sure everyone had a relaxed and enjoyable day with no major issues.

The club would like to say a big thank you to our Honorary President, Countess Pinky le Grelle, not only for allowing us to host the shoot for nearly 40 archers but also for her services as Lady Paramount for the day.

A huge thanks also goes to the unsung heroes who made up the working parties leading up to the tournament and for everyone involved on the day. Without the support and help of our members and their families, events like this could not happen.

The full results list from the day can be seen by clicking here.

The photos below are by Rob Williams (Wadebridge) and Mark Cardy (Lacetown). If you have any photos of the day you would like to share with us, please email them to shoot@bowmenofwadebridge.club or post them on our Facebook page.