31st July saw a very small group from Ledbury attend Bromyard’s Aubrey Ison Memorial Shoot. The round was a WA70 – six dozen arrows at 70 metres. The Archery GB dress code does not apply to this shoot as Hawaiian shirts are the order of the day. We were quite soberly attired!
After a very hot afternoon, Francis was third in gents compound, Mark won the gents barebow and Rachel the ladies longbow and bronze on handicap adjusted score.
On a scorching hot day when any sane person would be indoors watching the Wimbledon Finals with a cool Pimms, an intrepid bunch of archers headed to Luctonians (Hereford Company of Bowmen) to shoot Albion and Windsor rounds.
Amidst the smell of burning human flesh, Ledbury archers battled on and brought home the bling.
Dan C and Caroline won golds in the Albion (barebow and ladies recurve).
Francis and Chard won gold in the Windsor (recurve and longbow).
This month’s clout used figures made by Gordon and Pete as targets. 10 points for a hit, 2 for a near miss.
Francis opened the session with an impressive head shot to Sir Slashalot. Pete was unimpressed and casually slotted the tip of the sword. The knight took a fair bit of damage but Robert managed to make sure the king did not skulk off the battlefield unscathed.
‘twas a blustery day but archers arrived to take part in the Royals versus Rogues Jubilee Stag Hunt. The Royals were seeking antlers for their castle wall whilst the Rogues just wanted a venison sandwich!
The contest took place over two rounds, shooting at distance on the Royal parkland and/or at the stag targets at shorter range. Both teams shot well and honour was served in that each team won one round, Team clout to the Rogues and Team stag shoot to the Royals.
Despite the Rogue team’s valiant efforts, when the two contest scores were combined, the Royals emerged victorious overall. Their captain was duly crowned King for the day.
Individual contest winners: Lord of the Clout representing the Royals: Mark N. Goodwife of the Hunt representing the Rogues: Michelle
Competition done, we all retired to the palace (barn) for a shared lunch.
Thanks to all who competed and brought food to share. Special thanks to Graham for organising the clout field, George for running the clout and very special thanks to Gordon for our brilliant handpainted stag targets.
May has been a busy month for LAC with archers hosting and competing at a HAA shoot on the 8th and then for some an open shoot hosted by Bromyard. As previously, our club led the field and a plethora of medals, trophies and county records have been the reward.
8th May. Herefordshire Archery Assoc.
It was another sunny day at Putley and we welcomed archers from Bromyard and Hereford Company of Bowmen. There were 2 rounds available; the American which is 30 arrows at each of 60, 50 and 40 yards or the St Nicolas which is 48 arrows at 40 yards followed by 36 at 30 yards. Medals as follows, star indicates the score was above or equal to the published county record:
U18 gents recurve
St Nicolas round
U16 boys barebow
U14 girls barebow
22nd May. Bromyard Open WA900
Rather windy at Bromyard but an intrepid band of 6 took on archers from across the West Midlands at what was, for most, a first open competition. The WA900 is 30 arrows at each of 60, 50 and 40 metres – like the American but metric! The competition was fierce and there were some outstanding archers that were inspirational to watch. That said, every member of our team won something (other than the raffle) and we finished second in the team competition only a handful of points behind the winners. Individual results as follows (several of these will also be county records but don’t have details to check):
Sunday 3rd April. Pat, Mark, Graham, George and Rachel enjoyed a days clout competition with British Longbow Society (BLBS) at the wonderful venue of Hellens Manor, Much Marcle. Rachel and Pat scored well and Mark led the gents contingent followed by Graham and George. Graham had two clouts, one of which is recorded on the attached photo. Rachel also had two clouts and narrowly pipped Pat on the scoreboard.