Published: Sunday, 08 January 2023 23:19
Sway bowmen’s annual Chapatti shoot on 27th December was blessed with fine weather. 19 archers competed in a Frostbite round which comprises 3 dozen arrows shot at a target at 30 metres on an 80cm target face. The proceedings were helped along by the provision of mulled wine and nibbles. A side competition, which entailed shooting a small ‘Rudolph’ drawn on each target, proved popular as the reward for hitting the unfortunate reindeer was a chocolate cup cake (Mini-Chapatti)
The main competition was won by Chris Baigent who won the chocolate Chapatti cake destined to be shared with his family.
While some Archers stayed on and relaxed just enjoying the fresh air and good company, a number of others went on to shoot a further three dozen arrows at 20 metres to bump their Frostbite Round up to a Short Metric III. There were many comments about ‘working off the Christmas Pudding’ and ‘blowing away the cobwebs’ before all trouping happily home to get warmed up.
A great occasion as always and chance for at least one young archer to get to grips with a shiny compound bow that Santa had just delivered.
Here are the scores in order of merit.
Published: Monday, 26 December 2022 16:04
On Sunday 11th December, eighteen archers gathered for our last indoor shoot of 2022. Although it looked and scored like a Portsmouth, it definitely felt like a Frostbite with a noticeable absence of heating in the Brockenhurst College Gym.
Despite the blue hands we managed to complete the round in a little over two hours.
Congratulations to Amanda Rios, Max Errington and Dave Errington who all overshot their handicap and captured some league points. Bonus league points were also awarded for the 'Best Gold' on each boss on ends 5 and 15.
The results (by adjusted score) were as follows
To see the current league standings click here
The next indoor session is a practice night on Tuesday January 10th. Remember, if you have missed a league night you can use this session as a catch-up opportunity.
Published: Wednesday, 30 November 2022 12:49
21 Archers were in attendance at Brockenhurst College last night, shooting a Bray I for Round 5 of the Winter League.
Well done especially to Jonathan Gay and Darren Firth who improved on their handicap and picked up some performance points. Darren now has a commanding league in Division 2. For the current league standings going into Round 6 click here.
Round 6 next Tuesday (6th December) will be a Bray II. We haven't shot this round in recent years so it will be new to many of us. 2.5 dozen at 25 yards on a 60cm face. A similar format to the Bray I, just further away and a slightly bigger target face.
Next Tuesday will be the last evening session before the Christmas Break. We will then reconvene on Tues 10th January with a practice night. If you have missed a league night then you can use Jan 10th session to put in a catch-up score if you wish. You need to let me (Jem) know that's what you are doing by the start of the session for it to count.
Don't forget we also have a 'weekend extra' on Sunday 11th December 3pm - 5:30pm when we will be shooting a Portsmouth.
Published: Tuesday, 29 November 2022 15:53
Hi all, please note that due to the unavailability of Brockenhurst College Sports Hall on 15th Jan, the club championships have been delayed one week and will now take place on Sunday 22nd January 2023 at 3pm. Please note that for the same reason there will be no indoor shooting on Tuesday 17th Jan. We will skip Round 7 and move straight to Round 8 on Tuesday 24th Jan.
Updated 2023 Calendar...