South Wilts Lost in France Shoot – 3 September 2017

110 archers set off in the rain to shoot our 40 target, themed, timeline course. At least this time the weather was right for the Agincourt targets! The course was a combination of our previous 100 Years War and Agincourt Shoots. Lost in France? Well the history of the 100 Years War shows that we English & Welsh & Cornish were a bit ‘lost’ by the end, having lost most of our continental possessions!

22 of the targets were Paul Summerfield’s wonderful medieval painted hessian faces, with a couple also by Mike Pruitt. There were also 16 x 3Ds. Story boards at the target number (except for 3Ds) gave brief details of the Date & Battle each target represented and in some cases the character on the target included the coat of arms of a particular knight who had been killed or captured in that Battle. A picture of the target showing the kill was included under the story board. The costumes that some wore all added to the flavour of the occasion, albeit they got a bit soggy! Thanks to Pat Vince for being our Lady P. Thank you all for coming to share the day with us. Yet again the whole SWAC Team did a great job, so many thanks to for all your hard work.

Alan White, Field Shoot Organiser

Results here.

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Master Hunter Shoot – 23 July 2017

104 archers set off to shoot our Master Hunter course of 35 x 3Ds and 1 large Face. We had rain for an hour or so in the middle of the day, which seemed heavy at times – but worse was to come! According to the feedback from our guests, the course was challenging but enjoyable – Thank you for your comments. With only a few groups left to finish the rain came again building up to a monsoon crescendo during the presentations, so it was cosy under our veranda and the gazebos but difficult to hear the results!

Thank you all for your company.

Many thanks to all of our Team – Course setting & Marshalling, Catering and Admin.

Alan White, Field Shoot Organiser

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South Wilts – The Bluebell Shoot – 30 April 2017

163 archers shot our 40 target course (mostly 3Ds) in better whether than expected. Despite a gloomy forecast, we had 1 hour of rain and the rest was dry and sunny at times.  The big bear was a long way! Hence a lot of 2nd & 3rd arrows were shot.  Based on your comments it was a challenging but enjoyable course – Thank you.

Congratulations to Richard Eddington on winning the John Lincoln Longbow Trophy and thanks to Martin Young for presenting the trophy.

Many thanks to David & the Field Team, Frank & Jill & the Catering Team and to Sue & Kirstie for helping me with Admin.

My apologies for a few admin hiccups, especially to the AFB Ladies and Bowhunter Gents.

Alan White, Field Shoot Organiser

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Sarum Triple Wand Shoot Results

The list of winners can be found here, and the full results can be found here.

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South Wilts – The Not Boxing Day Shoot – 27 December 2016

118 archers shot our 32 Target course, a mixture of 3Ds, Hessians & faces, including a few new breeds – a ‘Hox’ (see pic below), a ‘Fare’ and a couple of ‘cross bred’ Deer! We were fortunate again with good weather. Thank you all for your company, it sounds like you all enjoyed your day.

Many thanks to David & the Field Team, Jill & Frank & the Catering Team and to Sue for helping me with Admin.

Alan White, Field Shoot Organiser

Results

 

 

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Autumn Open Shoot – 4 September 2016

129 archers shot our 40 Target 3D course in overcast, but warm and calm conditions. The non-scoring running deer in front of the big brown bear in the field did its job in conjunction with long and short grass. At least we had a backstop and short grass where many arrows landed! Thank you all for your company and the positive feedback.

Many thanks to David & the Field Team, Jill & Frank & the Catering Team and to Kirsty & Jo for helping me with Admin.

Alan White, Field Shoot Organiser

Full results are now published here

More photos of the day can be seen here

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24th July – Master Hunter Open Field Shoot

83 archers came to try our Master Hunter course of 37 x 3Ds and 3 large Faces. The weather was kind except for a heavy shower just before the results.  The alligator hadn’t moved since our last shoot but still caught out many archers, although the pond level had dropped and the foliage had grown somewhat!

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Despite being a new round to many, people seemed to enjoy the round despite the extra maths! For our part we learnt some lessons and hope to run it again in the future. Thank you all for your company.d2e6045a-5a50-450e-9125-ca21839fb0a0

Many thanks to David & the Field Team, Frank & Jill & the Catering Team and to Sue & Kirsty for helping me with Admin.

Alan White, Field Shoot Organiser

Full results are now published here

More photos of the day can be seen here

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