Club social (BBQ & Indoor Awards) – Sunday 24th April

Hi everyone,

This Sunday we’d like to take the opportunity to welcome everyone to a social event after the club shoot at the outdoor range.

We’ll start at noon, directly after the club shoot and we’ll do a BBQ and provide some drinks. Don’t worry – attending the club shoot is not mandatory, so feel free just to pop down to the field for an afternoon catch up with like minded individuals.

If you’d like to join us, please confirm by clicking ‘Going’ to the Facebook invite. And if you have any dietary requirements, please DM me (Stacey) and I’ll make sure you’re also catered for!

We’ll also be taking this opportunity to hand out club awards for the indoor season. I’m really looking forward to seeing you there!

Stacey

Scorton silver arrow 2022

On Saturday May 21st the oldest archery tournament in the world – first held in 1673- will hold its 313th meeting. The “antient Scorton silver arrow” sees competitors (gentlemen aged 21 or over) compete for the silver arrow – plus the honour/duty of organising next year’s edition. The tournament is always held in Yorkshire, and this year the venue of choice is at Harrogate RUFC.

Shooting is done two-ways, shooting two-arrow ends over a distance of about 105 yards (100 yards between the shooting lines). No compounds allowed, most archers shoot longbows but recurves (with or without sight) are also permitted.

There is no set number of arrows. After the bugle is sounded to start the shoot at 10:30 there is two hours of shooting, followed by a leisurely three-course meal. Then another two hours of shooting followed by afternoon tea.

I’ve participated three times so this year will be my fourth. Ask me for details if you’re interested, or have a look at www.scortonarrow.com.

scorton 21 shooting line

OnTarget competition

The club will be once again taking part in the OnTarget competition, this is a competition shot @50m
comprising mixed age categories, gender and bow styles. Sunil is going to register teams with
Archery GB so if your interested let him know, fixtures@stneotsbowmen.club

Beginner’s course 15th May

St Neots Bowmen are pleased to announce we’re holding Beginner’s Courses across the Summer. Our next course will be held on Saturday 15th May.

 

Our one-day courses will run between 09:30 – 17:30 at our COVID safe outdoor range in Offord D’Arcy. See here for the location of the field. 

 

Couples, families (children 8 years and up) and small groups are welcome. Although due to COVID we ask that only those wishing to take part in the course attend, as spectators aren’t currently permitted on the field.

 

For Summer 2021, we are offering a discounted rate of £50 per person. Upon completion of the course, you’ll gain a certificate enabling you to join St Neots Bowmen or any other AGB registered club.

 

Please email tryarchery@stneotsbowmen.club to book your place.

Outdoor range to reopen March 29th

Following a lengthy break due to enhanced COVID-19 restrictions, we’re pleased to announce the reopening of our outdoor range in Offord D’Arcy. For more information on getting back into Archery, click here.

Take care, stay safe & enjoy shooting!

Beginners Course 2020: 12 September

Learn Archery in this one-day beginner’s course on the 12th September.

A perfect way to wrap up the Summer.

The course will run from 9:30 am – 5:00 pm and participants will receive a certificate of completion that will enable them to join us here at St.Neots Bowmen, or any other AGB club.

Places are limited due to social distancing.

Please email stacey.taylor@stneotsbowmen.club for all the details.

January Challenge

Archery GB are running their annual January Challenge again. See link below for details. This is an informal postal competition in which anyone can submit their best Portsmouth score shot in January. Please note you don’t need to submit your own scores, I can upload everybody’s best Portsmouth score(s) en masse at the end of January so you don’t have to do anything but turn up and shoot a great Portsmouth! If you are fairly new to archery then there is a separate beginners section for those who have been shooting for less than one year. Also if you have been shooting for 25 years or more there is a “senior” group which is usually sparse, so let me know if you were chucking arrows in 1995!
Note : if for any reason you don’t want your scores submitted then let me know by the end of January.

New Year Shoot : Outdoors

As well as our usual indoor shoots we will be having an extra shoot outdoors on the 1st January to shake off the holiday excess and start the New Year afresh.
The round is a nice easy St. Nicholas: 4 dozen at 40 yards followed by 3 dozen at 30 yards (6 arrows per end.) Yes, it is a full size outdoor target face which will seem huge after those tiny indoor circles.
Arrive at 10am for a 10:30 start [note a tad later than normal, in case some of you have over-celebrated.]

The Wednesday evening indoor shoot will still take place as normal.

And don’t forget we will be outdoors again on Sunday 5th for the next Frostbite! [9:30 for 10am start.]