On Sunday 7th July Sway Bowmen held their annual White Rose Tournament. This tournament for many years was held in the grounds of the White Rose Hotel in Sway village on the Sunday of the Sway Village Carnival week. As it was shot in the gardens it was necessarily a short distance round, so a Portsmouth round of 5 dozen arrows at 20 yards on to a 60cm target face was used. When the White Rose changed hands some years ago now the shoot was moved to our archery field just outside the village.
This year 33 archers took part in good weather conditions. Medals were awarded to the top scorers in each category and the White Rose Trophy itself is contested by mixed pairs drawn on the day and posting the highest combined score. Our thanks go to our Judge of the day Karen Fountaine and to our our hardworking tournament organiser Jem Mason.
Senior Ladies recurve.
Gold, score 480, Karen Fountaine.
Silver, score 478, Yvonne John.
Bronze, score 389, Heather Garland,
Senior Ladies & Gents compound.
Gold, score 527, Sid Daynes.
Gold, score 426, Bertie Mason.
Silver, score 159, Ophelia Clarke.
Bronze, score 99, Theo Horne.
Senior Gents recurve.
Gold, score 544, Dave Edmondson.
Silver, score 532, Steve Humphrey.
Bronze, score 510, Paul Wilby.
Senior Ladies & Gents Longbow & Barebow.
Gold, score 449, Jo Long.
Silver, score 429, Bob Hughes.
Bronze, score 400, Mick Hayman.
White Rose Trophy.
Gold medals and the White Rose Trophy, Yvonne John & Dave Edmondson combined score 1022.
Silver, Sid Daynes & Jem Mason, combined score 1014.
Bronze, Steve Hall & Bob Hughes.
Picture shows the winners of the White RoseTrophy and Gold medallists presented to;. Dave Edmondson and Yvonne John, by Ophelia Clarke.