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Clout; archery tournament; Competition; the longbow club

Shropshire County Clout & Open

A great day at the Shropshire County Clout and Open held at The British Ironworks in Oswestry.

The wind was very blustery but not as bad as last year when we had to stop shooting at lunchtime.

Congratulations to Katrina Horton, 1st Lady Longbow Visitor and to Chris Eccles, 1st Gent Longbow Visitor.

Thank you to all from Croesoswallt Archers for an excellent day.

Kendal Clout

After a couple of years absence, the Kendal Imperial Clout Weekend returned to challenge us. 

It was a great weekend, with Saturdays weather much better than Sundays. Although, funnily enough, people shot better on the Sunday.

Congratulations to Katrina Horton, 1st Lady Longbow, Diane Jobson, 2nd Lady Longbow and Elaine Jobson, 3rd Lady Longbow. Congratulations also to Martin Leonard, 1st Gent Longbow, Chris Eccles, 2nd Gent Longbow and Ian Norwood, 3rd Gent Longbow.

Shropshire County Clout and Open

Round:          Metric Double Clout:

                      165m: Gents

125m: Ladies, Jnr Gents U18;

110m: Jnr Gents U16, Jnr Ladies U18

90m:    Jnr Gents U14, Jnr Ladies U16

75m:    Jnr Gents U12, Jnr Ladies U14

Please note the shoot does not have record or tassel status.

Bow Styles – compound, recurve freestyle, barebow, longbow, AFB & Traditional.

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.

Northern Counties Clout Championships

Day 2 - Imperial Clout

A good finish to the Northern Counties Clout Championships. Katrina Horton was 3rd Lady Longbow; she, Chris Eccles and Alison Williams won the Club Team Longbow award (Steve Williams tied with Chris today). Steve, Nina and Alison were the Cheshire Longbow Team today (yesterday it was Nina, Chris and Alison) and Cheshire won the overall Team Trophy for the first time in ages.
We all had great fun and it was lovely to see so many of our friends.

Northern Counties Clout Championships

Day 1 - Metric Clout

Another good day for the Longbow Club at the Northern Counties Metric Clout. Diane Jobson was 1st Lady Longbow, Katrina Horton was 2nd Lady Longbow and Alison Williams was 3rd; Steve Williams was 2nd Gent Longbow; Nina, Steve and Alison won the Club Team Longbow award. Despite some heavy showers a good time was had by all!

Cheshire Tri-Clout

Day 3

A Metric today on the final day of the Triclout. The wind was very difficult again but we all had a great time. Katrina Horton and Chris Eccles were both 3rd today and Katrina, Alison and Chris won the Longbow Supreme Champions Club Team trophy. Steve Williams’ longbow stand was much admired as usual!

Cheshire Tri-Clout

Day 2

Fun at the Triclout today, 2 down, 1 to go. Katrina Horton was 1st Lady Longbow for the 2-way Imperial yesterday. Today was the 1-way Imperial. Katrina was the Cheshire Champion Lady Longbow and 1st in the English National awards and Chris Eccles was the Cheshire Champion Gents Longbow. Alison Williams was 2nd Cheshire Lady Longbow and Katrina, Alison and Chris won the Longbow Team award.

24th Lancashire Archery Double One Way Clout

A great day at the Blundellsands clout today with friends old and new.

The weather was not as windy as it usually is, and it was warm enough for shorts…..that is until just after the presentation as we were packing up, the heavens opened.

Congratulations to Katrina Horton 1st Lady Longbow and Longbow Team winner along with partner Chris Eccles.

Cumbria Archery Double Double Clout

Great fun at the Cumbria Metrics at Penrith this weekend, but it was so hot! We usually moan about the wind but this time I would have welcomed a bit more.

All the Lady Longbows were on the same target which meant we had a riotous time!

Nina Horton was 2nd Lady Longbow and Steve Williams was 3rd Gent Longbow.

It’s a pity there wasn’t an ice-cream van there – it would have made a fortune!