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Sway Bowmen`s 30th Anniversary Mushroom Shoot.

2018 is the 30th anniversary of the formation of Sway Bowmen and we were delighted to welcome 64 archers from 11 Archery Clubs across Dorset and Hampshire to our 30th annual Mushroom Shoot on 19th of August.

mushroom shoot 2018The weather was kind to us with sunshine and very little wind for the Western Rounds shot. These were the Long Western at 80 and 60 yards, the Western at 60 and 40 yards, the Short Western at 50 and 40 yards, the Junior Western at 40 and 30 yards, and the Junior Short Western at 30 yards and 20 yards. 4 dozen arrows were shot at each distance.

Sway Bowmen would like to thank our Lady Paramount for the day Hannah Mitchell, our Judge Richard Hillier and our Field Captain Roger Lee for their help with the running of this popular shoot. Also our thanks must go to all the archers whose support always makes the day so enjoyable. Finally the Club`s thanks go to Jem Mason, our Tournamount Organiser
for his hard work and smooth running of this annual shoot.

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Shoot For Gold - July 2018

The July draw was held at the field last Saturday 4th August morning before practice started. In the absence of any of our lady members, Steve Humphrey stepped in admirably to draw the balls. The lucky winners are shown below.

GOLD (#25) …………………………………………. Michelle Lawrence (46)

RED (#15) ……………………………………………. Sonia Burton (34)

BLUE (#10) …………………………………………..Tony Silver (7)

Our Honorable Treasurer, Mr Anthony Silver, will send your cheques shortly. I note that he has won the Blue prize and trust this does not mean he is on one of his winning streaks!


2018 Friendship Shoot

Sway Bowmen`s annual Friendship Shoot took place last month in glorious warm sunshine This shoot takes the form of Archery Darts, shot in pairs drawn on the day. The event was supported by 20 archers. The Trophy this year was won by Dave Edmondson and Graham Johnson.friendship 2018

Thanks go to Karen Fountaine in her role as Field Captain for her very fair and unbiased decisions during the day.

The White Rose Trophy shoot took place on July 1st. This shoot always coincides with the Sway Village Carival Week when the Club was asked to hold the shoot in the grounds of what was then The White Rose Hotel in the village. When this hotel changed hands some years ago we decided to keep the shoot alive at our field in Sway. A Portsmouth round is shot
comprising 5 dozen arrows at a 60cm target face at a distance of 20 yards. 19 archers took part this year on a very sunny and hot day. Pairs were drawn on the day and the winning pair were Karen Fountaine and Chris Southall with a combined score of 984 and 24 Golds, 2nd place went to Yvonne John and Clive lane with a score of 924 and 15 Golds, and in
third place were Jaymi Vine and Paul Murt scoring 870 with 10 Golds.

As well as shooting, Karen Fountaine was also Field Captain and we thank Jem Mason for organising this enjoyable shoot so well.

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