Not Boxing Day Shoot – 28th December 2019

 

104 Archers ‘slithered’ around our 30 Target course of festive 3Ds and a few faces. It was VERY wet and muddy, but no complaints about that or the course! Although overcast all day, there was no rain and only a light breeze.

Thank you archers for supporting us again.

Many thanks to the whole SWAC team – Catering, Admin, Course Builders & Marshals.

Alan White, Field Shoot Organiser

 

 

Results of the day can be found here

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Autumn Open Shoot 2019

South Wilts – Autumn Open Shoot – 1 September 2019

 

139 archers set out to shoot our 40 Target course (38 3Ds and two painted faces) on a sunny but cool morning.  Thank you all for your company and your support. It seems the course kept you on your toes all day, so well done John and his Field Crew.

Many thanks also to our Marshalling, Catering and Admin teams.

Alan White, Field Shoot Organiser

Results may be found here

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South Wilts – Master Hunter Shoot – 21 July 2019

We started the day with a minute’s silence in memory of Steve Bastyan who very sadly passed away recently.

128 archers set out to shoot our Master Hunter course of 36 x 3Ds on an overcast, cool morning but, despite a shower later in the morning, the day ended warm and sunny.  A challenging but enjoyable course by all accounts!

A great way to celebrate the Club’s 160th Anniversary, to the very day of the first Shoot! Thank you all for your company.

Many thanks also for your contributions to the Raffle and Loose Change Bucket in aid of a former junior member who is now, sadly, severely disabled – you raised just over £200 for Joe.

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

Alan White, Field Shoot Organiser

2019 Master Hunter results

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South Wilts Bluebell Shoot – 5 May 19

166 archers shot our course of 37 x 3Ds and 3 Faces on a dry, cool day with a mixture of cloud, sunny spells and a light breeze. Comments received indicated that John and his team had set another good, challenging but fair course.

Many thanks to the whole SWAC team – Catering, Admin, Course Builders & Marshals.

But most of all, thank you archers for your support.

Alan White, Field Shoot Organiser

Blue Bell Shoot results

 

 

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South Wilts – The ‘Not’ Boxing Day Shoot – 29 Dec 18

 

115 Archers shot our 30 Target course on a dry, calm, mild but overcast day.

From your feedback, the course was a good mixture of easy(ish), tricky & challenging, so well done John on setting your first Open Shoot course.

Many thanks to the whole SWAC team – Catering, Admin, Course Builders & Marshals.

But most of all, thank you archers for supporting us again.

Alan White, Field Shoot Organiser

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South Wilts Autumn Open Shoot – 2nd September 2018

146 archers shot our Autumn Open course of 40 x 3Ds on a lovely September day.  Feedback on the course was good again, thank you.

There were a few deer scampering around the wood to keep archers amused! Unusual as they normally disappear to adjoining land once they realize we have lots of guests. The open field shot perplexed a few, even cross bow and unlimited!

Thank you all for your company, we enjoyed it, we hope you did too.

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

Results can be found here – Shoot report

Alan White, Field Shoot Organiser

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South Wilts – Master Hunter Shoot – 15 July 2018

81 archers shot our Master Hunter course of 34 x 3Ds and 2 large Faces on a sunny, hot day.  Feedback on the course was good again, thank you.

A brief explanation of how we awarded Master Hunter Patches – having looked at the scores for our first two years running this round and chatting to Cloth of Gold on how they do it (thanks Jamie), we concluded that because every course is different, even year to year at the same Club, we would calculate the average of the top three scores in each Style/Class and use that as the minimum score for a Patch. Where a second &/or third highest score was below but very close to that minimum then they also received a Patch – see the results below. This ensures the best archer in each Style/Class on the day won a Patch as did their close rivals.

Thank you all for your company.

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

Alan White, Field Shoot Organiser

For the full results of the day please click here

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The BlueBell Shoot 6th May 2018

South Wilts – The Bluebell Shoot – 6 May 2018

162 archers shot our 40 target course (mostly 3Ds).  Weather – brilliant! Bluebells (& other fauna) – wonderful!  The day seemed to flow well with all groups finishing within an hour of each other. The big bear and the bison were challenging, especially the latter shooting from the open into the wood and with the sun in your face most of the day. Thank you for your kind comments – about the course and the catering – and for your company.

Congratulations to Rob Slatem on winning the John Lincoln Longbow Trophy.

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

Alan White, Field Shoot Organiser

David

 Oh, the worry!

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Hi Carol

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Is he that far?     

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                 Don’t panic Mr Mainwaring,                 

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And that was before he won!

You did say triple cheese burger bacon & egg roll, didn’t you?

Results for the day can be found here

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30th December – Christmas ‘Not the Boxing Day’ NFAS Field Shoot

South Wilts – The Not Boxing Day Shoot  – 30 December 2017

115 archers shot our 30 Target course, mostly 3Ds but with a few hessians & faces. Because of the large number originally booked ten days before, we actually had 36 Targets in use to keep the group sizes down, but only 30 were shot and scored by each group. Yes, that means that the competition was not based on the same 30 targets! But it was billed as a 30 target Fun shoot plus we wanted to finish in daylight and for everyone to enjoy their day – which they seemed to do based on the good feedback we received. Thank you.

We were lucky that the weather was better than forecast with no rain and very light breezes. Thank you all for your company, it was a pleasure as always but my apologies for a couple of admin hiccups in the results.

Many thanks to David & the Field Team, Jill, Frank & the Catering Team, Kirstie & Mike for helping me with Admin and Shauna our Lady P.

Alan White, Field Shoot Organiser

Full Results can be found here Not the Boxing Day Shoot

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St Nicholas Shoot – 3rd December 2017

St Nicholas Shoot 2017

The smell of warm mince pies, stollen cake (not stolen) and mulled wine was in the air and silly hats were the order of the day as 20 SWAC archers took the shooting line for the Christmas St. Nicholas competition at Trafalgar School on Sunday, 3rd December. The sun was shining and small white clouds dotted the perfect blue sky; at Trafalgar School however the weather was completely different, with a heavy overcast, the threat of rain and a 10mph north-westerly.

Un-deterred, our archers launched into the first 4-dozen at 40 yards and quickly got amongst the mince pies at the break. They knocked off the 3 dozen at 30 yards in record time and finished off the remaining pies, cake, biscuits and wine while the admin team crunched some numbers applying the handicaps.

It was good to see a gaggle of field archers joining in and even better to see some newbies shooting too, some of whom had only joined the day before. Prizes consisted of large chocolate medals for the winners and hand-warmers for the runners-up and they were dished out as follows: –

 

  1st place 2nd place
Barebow Ladies Becky Upson Julia Paris
Barebow Gents Darren Newell Carl Gourley
Longbow Ladies Shauna Innell Justine Canham
Longbow Gents Sean Canham  
Recurve Ladies Jan Biles Jill Clarkson
Recurve Gents Andy Bruce-Burgess John Nicholls

 

Many thanks to everyone for turning out and particular thanks to Frank Clarkson for the catering, Jill Clarkson for the expertly applied handicaps and Julia Paris for handing out the prizes as Lady Paramount.

 

Alan Biles

Club Secretary

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