and the new Archery GB Outdoor season.
Congratulations, to everyone who achieved their goals and classifications last year, for those unfortunate to miss your target by maybe just one score commiserations.
It’s never too early to start, whether you are chasing the next level or you have started shooting a new bow type.Your 2019 Outdoor classification is just three score sheets, of the same level, away and you can collect some more quiver bling.
If you need any help on what rounds to shoot please ask for more information or download the guide sheet from the members section.
*Frosty Folk * Tournament *
(format previously run by AIUK as the Ironman)
Sunday 30th December 2018
9:30 set up at the container for a 10:15 start.
Seven dozen arrows, which is 14 ends in total. 30 metres, 80cm target faces, 10 zone scoring.
This is an ALL weather tournament and will continue irrespective of wind or rain, subject to it being safe. So wrap up warm and dry.
Results Now Available
Sun. 23rd December - New Club Kit collection.
– Indoor Range Only.
– Members to arrange equipment for 30th December.
Wed. 26th December – No Archery.
Sun. 30th December – Frosty Folk Tournament.(come rain, shine or frost).
– No Indoor Session
– Members needing Club equipment please arrange on 23rd December.
Wed. 2nd January – Archery – Subject to sufficient archers. (Hopefully WA25)
Sun. 6th January – Archery – New Outdoor Season starts.
Wed.9th January – Archery – Indoor Season continues.
Sun. 13th January – Beginners Courses restarts.
Senior* Indoor ‘January’ Challenge
The chance for ALL members to compete in a countrywide challenge, without having to get up early an drive to a different venue. *Juniors can enter, but will be counted alongside adults (often they do, and, of course, beat them) Categories include the usual categories but with an additional split for archers who commenced Archery after Feb 2018, more experienced archers and those who stared archery before 1994.
During January you can submit, via an on-line form, your best Portsmouth score. Closing date for entries 5th February 2019.
A few basic rules and form are available on the Archery GB website & Scores.
The first of the annual ‘Saints’ competitions got off to a busy start with a great turnout for the St.Andrew’s.
Shooting a Portsmouth round, we had all bow types on display in a keenly contested evening. Alongside some long-standing members, it was great to see so many newer archers getting in to the competitive spirit.
November 11th 2018 saw our first Remembrance Day Clout Shoot. Interest in clout shooting has been growing steadily at GVA over the last few months. Always a popular part of the beginners’ course, we now have a regular group of long-distance archers on a Sunday morning.
In the build up to this years’ shoot the weather forecast was looking less than promising with whispers of possible cancellation. However, on the day we were blessed with dry and sunny conditions with only the occasional ‘Gordano Gust’ up from the Bristol Channel.
Record Status Shoot
Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th December 2018
(choice of six sessions)
Awards Ceremony Sunday after final session
(Closing Date: 26 November)
Round : Portsmouth