Lancashire County and Open Clout

A great turnout by The Longbow Club at the Lancashire County and Open Clout at Blundellsands – 10 of us! Graham and Dylan Higgs, Jason and Gabe Powell, Alison and Steve Williams, Mike O’Sullivan, Katrina Horton, Chris Eccles, and Phil Wain.

An Imperial round and no rain for a change but the usual tricky wind at Blundellsands. Lots of trophies, medals, records and raffle prizes today. As it was a Lancashire County competition we were Visitors today. 
1st Junior Longbow – Gabe
2nd Junior Longbow – Dylan
Junior Best Clout – Gabe
1st Lady Longbow – Alison
1st Gent Longbow – Chris
2nd Gent Longbow – Steve
3rd Gent Longbow – Katrina, shooting the longer distance of 180 yards.
Not only did she come 3rd against the Gents but she smashed the Lady Longbow National Records for both the Single and Double Imperial Clout!
Gent Best Clout – Chris
Longbow Team Trophy – Chris & Alison
And Phil and Gabe got their Black Tassels!

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Cumbria and Open Clout

A brilliant weekend for the Longbow Club at Penrith for the Cumbria Open Metric Clout with Steve and Alison Willaims, Katrina Horton, Chris Eccles and Lord Ian Stowell taking part. Lots of laughs and lovely company as usual. Great to be shooting without waterproofs for a change!
Katrina was 1st Lady Longbow and achieved her Grand Master Bowman.
Alison was 3rd Lady Longbow
Ian was 1st Gent Longbow
Chris was 3rd Gent Longbow

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Dunster Week

Well, another fantastic week in Dunster draws to a close. Starting off last Sunday with a York/Hereford, Monday a WA1440, Tuesday an Albion, Wednesday a Two Way Western with 202 Longbow Archers, some in traditional costume, followed by a delicious cream tea. Thursday a Two Way Clout, Friday a Western, the Saturday and Sunday a Double York/Hereford.
Representing The Longbow Club this year were Alison and Steve Williams, Katrina Horton and Chris Eccles. A wonderful time was had by all, meeting up with old friends and making new ones. 
Katrina was 1st Lady Visitor in the Sunday Hereford, 3rd Lady Longbow in the WA1440, third Lady Longbow in the Albion, 1st Lady Longbow in the Two Way Clout and 2nd Lady Longbow Visitor in the Double Hereford.
All Chris got was tears in his eyes when the self Yew bow that Katrina made two years before, in memory of her Mum and Dad, snapped at full draw 😪

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Eagle Bowmen Weekend of Clout

A fantastic weekend in Penrith for the Eagle Bowmen Weekend of Clout. Katrina Horton, Chris Eccles, Alison and Steve Williams and Lord Ian Stowell representing The Longbow Club. A Double One-way Imperial Clout and Double Metric Clout on Saturday, then Double 2-way Imperial Clout today.

The conditions were very challenging – a lot of rain and breezy yesterday, then a very tricky wind today, but The Longbow Club triumphed!

Katrina won the Ladies Longbow 1-way and 2-way Imperials, was 2nd in the Ladies Longbow Metric and won the Eagle Trophy for Champion Longbow Archer.

Alison won the Ladies Metric Longbow, the Senior Best Clout in the Metric and was 2nd in the Ladies 1-way Imperial.

Ian won the Gents Longbow 1-way and 2-way Imperials and the Gents Longbow Metric.

Steve was 2nd Gents Longbow 1-way Imperial, 3rd Gent Longbow Metric, 2nd Gents Longbow 2-way Imperial.

Chris was 3rd Gents Longbow 2-way Imperial.

So everyone got medals and a lot of very heavy trophies!
Katrina also got a GMB score today in the 2-way Imperial, giving her a GMB classification!

Well done to us all! And not only that but it was great fun too. Great to see so many friends again at such a well-run shoot. A lot of laughs every day and Connor was a brilliant Lord Paramount!

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AOER 10th Weekend of Clout

Great fun at the Archers of East Riding Clout Weekend. A lot of laughs and great company. A good turn out for The Longbow Club – Steve and Alison Williams, Katrina Horton, Chris Eccles, Lord Ian Stowell and Jason Lynch.

Day 1

An Imperial round today, supposed to be a light wind but it was surprisingly tricky for everyone.
We nearly had a clean sweep for longbows! Alison was 1st Lady; Katrina was 2nd Lady; Ian was 1st Gent and Steve was 2nd Gent. And a longbow archer, (Hamish Freeman), won Best Clout!
Weather forecast not so good for tomorrow’s Metric – a bit of rain and stronger winds – back to normal!

Day 2

Well we thought yesterday was a tricky wind at the Archers of East Riding Clout Weekend – that was before today’s howling gale! Judge said you could tell how bad it was when 9 archers were “blown off the line”, 5 of them on one end!

Katrina Horton was 1st Lady Longbow, Alison Williams was 2nd Lady Longbow and Ian Stowell was 1st Gent Longbow. Katrina Horton and Chris Eccles won the Jack and Jill award.

A huge thank you to Archers of East Riding for such a special weekend, maybe drop the wind next year and order some sunshine, but other than that a great weekend was had by all.


1st Mercia Archers Clout

Good fun at Mercia Archers for their first clout competition at Gresley Old Hall. Just Alison and Steve Williams and Lord Ian Stowell, there today. Ian was 2nd Gents Longbow and Steve and Alison got 2 prizes in the raffle.


Cheshire Metric Clout

A brilliant day at the Cheshire Metric Clout. A great turnout for The Longbow Club, probably our biggest team ever – Katrina Horton, Chris Eccles, Steve and Alison Willaims, Graham and Dylan Higgs, Jason and Gabe Powell, Ian Stowell, Phil Wain, Keith Ledson, Jason Lynch and Mike O’Sullivan.

Gabe and Dylan both won 1st place for Junior Longbow at their distances; Katrina was 3rd Lady Longbow; Ian was 2nd Gent Longbow; Chris was 3rd Gent Longbow; Jason Powell got his Red Tassel; Gabe got his Black Tassel; Jason Lynch got his Black Tassle, his first ever tassel; Keith, in his 1st clout, was just a few points off his 1st Tassel and Phil got a PB.
Katrina and Alison both shot GMB scores which was fantastic as it meant we just retained the Longbow Team Award. It was very close, especially as Tracy Cross-Hargreaves from Goldcrest Archers smashed the Cheshire County record with a score only 4 or 5 off the UK National Record! Just shows how strong longbow archery is in Cheshire!


Yorkshire Clout Championships

Great weekend at Driffield for the Yorkshire Clout and Championships Metric round today. Beautiful weather and lovely company. Alison Williams was 2nd Lady Longbow with an MB score, Ian Stowell was 1st Gent Longbow with a GMB score and Chris Eccles was 3rd Gent Longbow.

An Imperial today and although it was beautifully sunny there was a very tricky wind. It was brilliant fun with wonderful company and a lot of laughs and an alpaca!

Katrina Horton was 1st Lady Longbow Visitor and Ian Stowell was 1st Gent Longbow Visitor. Elaine Jobson won the Lady’s Best Clout with her Longbow, beating the compounds, recurves and barebows.


York Spring Clout

Great day at the first ever York Spring Clout at Hopgrove Sports Field. The weather though reasonable, was cold and the wind was very tricky.

Katrina Horton was 1st Lady Longbow.


Sherwood Clout 2019

A good time for their first outdoor shoot of 2019. A Metric Clout at Sherwood Archers in a lovely setting. It was a little bit chilly and wet in the morning and windy with some sun in the afternoon. This was their first time shooting theirr heavy clout bows since last season. Alison Williams was 2nd Lady Longbow and Steve Williams was 2nd Gent Longbow.