Ledbury Archery Club

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Bromyard WA900

Sunday 21st saw a small team of Ledbury Archers attend Bromyard’s WA900 Open event. As usual there were archers from across the West Midlands and the competition was expected to stretch our skills.

Individual results were great: winners trophies and gold medals for Steph and Dan C in ladies and gents barebow and also for Rachel in ladies longbow.

Joe received the medal for U21 winner in the gents recurve whilst Hannah got the gold for Junior ladies barebow.

Scores for the plate for handicap adjusted score were calculated (and triple checked) and this was awarded to Dan V  with Dan C picking up a bronze medal.

The absolute best result was that Ledbury won the team trophy for the first time in our history. Gold medals to the four archers whose scores made up the result: Steph, Joe, Dan C and Dan V.

The trophy will be out for admiration at coffee times.

Well done all.

(The picture also shows how smart the new club shirts look 😎)

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HAA American

The HAA American / St Nicholas was held on 6th May 2023 at Putley.

Andy T was shooting his first competitive round and has a gold medal from the St Nicholas.

In the “American” Steph and Dan took golds in ladies and gents barebow.

Justin dropped a whole 2 points in his gold medal on compound!

Joe took bronze in a very tight gents recurve.

Pat got silver and Rachel gold in the ladies longbow.

Bromyard won the ladies compound, HCoB took mens longbow and the recurve golds.

Once again a great outcome for the club!

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Don’t Shoot Santa Shoot 2022

December 17th saw our annual Yuletide fun shoot and barbie.

Gordon came up trumps again with his creation of Santa’s grotto, where some evil elves were trying to steal the presents and it was up to us to clout the elves without hitting Santa in the centre. With 5 points for an elf and -10 for Santa, some people did manage a positive score.

Then we did festive targets where once again, every target had some negative score points to be missed.

With conditions very crisp underfoot, we managed to avoid frostbite then we retired to the barn for a welcome barbie over the open brazier. Rachel’s hot punch was a welcome taste too.

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Geoff Langley Memorial Shoot

Gong winners (and Chris)

This week we had our 2nd annual shoot to remember the tragic passing last year of keen clouter, Geoff.

Two way clout at 125m, categories split into wooden arrow shooters and synthetics.

Ultimate winner was Mark on barebow, Chard got the longbow.

Francis, Dan, George and Martin got the other podium bragging rights.

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County Championships 2022

The championships had been postponed from mid (heatwave) August and we were all looking forward to
an end of summer season shoot. Putley looked resplendent as we welcomed archers from across the
county. The tent line was in full force given the forecast but the predicted bad weather didn’t arrive which
is just as well because Ledbury Archers were busy shooting up a storm of their own!

Championship Winners

At the end of a long day we collapsed into the barn for mugs of tea and other yummy refreshments
(thanks Lydia) whilst we waited for the results. There were gold medals in the National and Bristol rounds
for Chard (longbow), Pat (longbow) and Graham S (recurve).

In the junior championship Bristol rounds there were wins for Joe B (u18 recurve), Josh (u16 barebow)
and Kara (u12 barebow) in her first ever competition; that’s three junior county champions. It’s brilliant
that we have young archers on the line and we’ll be following their progress.

In the senior championship, a Hereford round, there were silver medals for Caroline (recurve) and Mark
N (barebow). Championship gold medals were awarded to Dan C (barebow), Steph (barebow), Mark
B(longbow) and Rachel (longbow).

A fitting end to the competitive outdoor season, our little club continues to be a force in Herefordshire
and now boasts seven county champions.

Thanks to all those who made it all run smoothly, Mark and Graham for leading field crew duties and
Lydia for manning the urn and everyone else for being there and shooting so well. Go team Ledbury!

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August Fun Day

Annual Fun Day Shoot

Bank Holiday Weekend was the time for the AGM, Fun Shoot and picnic.

After retreating from the hail of arrows at the last shoot, the King and Sir Slashalot returned with a band of barbarian mercenaries, let by Hagrid.

After seeing off the hoard, our intrepid archers did an apple shoot followed by the Pigeon Eliminator over lunch.

Bling honours went to Sarah, Dan and Gordon aka The Pigeon Butcher of Putley.

Many thanks to all involved in organising and especially Gordon and Pete for their artwork.