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Sandon Hall Rove

A great day with The Shire Bowmen at their Rove on the Sandon Hall Estate, Stafford. 

A really beautiful venue and a great course, courtesy of Amanda Smith, Dave Burnett and the Shire team.

A good turnout with about 65 archers in total, 6 of those representing The Longbow Club.

Congratulations to Sarah Cavanagh, 3nd Light Longbow, Katrina Horton, 2nd Light Longbow and Ben Cavanagh, 1st Junior Longbow.

Poulton Hall – Autumn Rove

A fantastic day at Poulton Hall for The Longbow Clubs’ Autumn Rove.

The weather was forecast rain until lunchtime, then brighten up, but then a downpour around 3pm. However, we got some drizzle in the morning as we assembled but then it cleared and the sun came out and it stayed dry all day.

Thank you to the members for all their help and support in making the day so enjoyable. Thank you to Alison for the flapjacks and to Katrina for the cakes.

But the biggest thank you is to all the archers who attended. without you, this event events would not be possible.

Sandringham Rove

What a fabulous day at Royal Sandringham. Thanks to Pip Bickerstaffe and the Shire Bowmen for making it so much fun.

We started of with the Shire Bowmen doing what looked like the March of the Archers. Sorry I only took stills, wish I had turned the camera to video.

Congratulations to Katrina Horton who came 1st in the Light Bow category.

Thank you also to the ‘Thumb Ring Archers’ for demonstrating their style of shooting. 

Flodden Marks

A fantastic days shooting at The Flodden Marks today. Shooting with friends old and new and with perfect weather. An excellent turnout from The Longbow Club, with Sue and Pete Price, Josh McLaren, Sarah and Colin Cavanagh, Abbey and Ben Cavanagh, Katrina Horton and Chris Eccles.
Congratulations to Ben Cavanagh 1st Junior Longbow and to Katrina Horton, 1st Lady Longbow.
A great big thank you to Rebecca and Jason Stokes and The Flodden Crew for an superb day, a very challenging rove and free cake!

Sword of Shrewsbury

Excellent day at The Sword of Shrewsbury, an annual event consisting of a BLBS Double Two Way Clout followed by a Two Way National Round.

In the Clout competition, congratulations to Fran Smith who was lady longbow with the most hits, Katrina Horton, lady longbow with the highest score and Dee Jones who had the most clouts.

In the target competition, Katrina Horton was lady longbow most hits, Fran Smith was lady longbow with the highest score and Penny Neaveson, lady longbow with the most golds.

Overall, Fran Smith, just pipped Katrina to become the supreme champion taking the trophey and the ladys’ dagger.

Hamish Freeman was the supreme champion, taking the trophey and the Sword, Chris Eccles got gents longbow most golds in the target competition.

Grand Northern Archery Meeting

The Double York / Hereford of the Grand Northern Archery Meeting was held at Bowmen of Pendle and Samlesbury.

Saturday’s weather was not the best but everyone pushed through. Katrina Horton was 3rd Lady Longbow, but what would tomorrow bring……

Sunday’s weather was much better and that showed in the scores and Katrina Horton maintained 3rd Lady Longbow.

A big thank you to all at Bowmen of Pendle and Samlesbury for a great weekend.

 

Archers of East Riding Double Clout Weekend

Day 1

A good day at Driffield but what a wind! At least it was from behind and not a headwind but it was very gusty and difficult to read. Nina Horton was 2nd Lady Longbow and Steve Williams was 3rd Gent Longbow. Great to see old friends again.

Coppell Cup

An excellent day at the Coppell Cup after the two year break due to COVID restrictions.

it was great to meet up with friends old and new to celebrate the life of Brian Coppell.

The round shot was a York, and whilst the weather was beautiful, there was the occasional gust of wind, usually just as you released your arrow.

Katrina Horton was 1st Lady Longbow and Chris Eccles was 2nd Gent Longbow and also won the Most Golds Melon.

A huge thank you to Wrexham Bowmen for a terrific day which was enjoyed by everyone attending.

Poulton Hall Spring Rove

A brilliant day roving with the Longbow Club. A bit chilly in the morning but the sun eventually came out and everyone had a great time. Delicious cakes from Nina, super soup from Sarah and flapjacks from Alison. Thank you to everyone that attended and to the members of The Longbow Club for all the effort to put on such a great day.

…a well organised Rove as always – well done everyone

…another enjoyable event, very well organised as usual. Thanks!

…I am just grateful for you all putting on the event and the very welcome homemade soups and cakes. You all deserve a pat on the back. I think we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

…First rove I’ve ever topped the list so pretty chuffed.

…A very big thank you to you and your colleagues for arranging an excellent and enjoyable Rove yesterday. Look forward to the next one.

…Thanks for an excellent day out today.  Looking forward to your next shoot.

…just to say thank you for the shoot today. It was great fun, despite the glue failue on my arrow points

 

Kendal Longbow Western

A fabulous day at the Kendal Longbow Western although numbers were down due to a flu outbreak.

Could not have asked for nicer weather as the sun shone all day. A huge thank you to Tony and Lorraine for all their hard work ensuring the event went ahead as planned.

Congratulations to Katrina Horton, 1st Lady, Helen Horsley for the most greens, Sarah Davenall for the most hits, Dave Whitham 1st Gent and winner of the Wand and to Chris Eccles, 2nd Gent.