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2006 Club Championships

Apart from a bit of rain to dampen down the BBQ, we had a fantastic day for the Club Championships. There was a good turnout with many of this years beginners shooting in their first tournament.

Click here for a copy of the results

Getting ready for the start whistle. Getting set up at the start of the shoot

I wonder if I have won anything? I wonder if I have won anything?

Irene presents our Lord Paramount with a memento of the day. Irene presents our Lord Paramount, Derek with a gift


Here is the latest thing in arrow finding. It works on wooden arrows as well - Shorty, the champion arrow finder.


Field Shoot 02 Sep: Update

Today's field shoot will take place as advertised. In view of the forecast of rain please make sure you dress appropriately - includng footwear suitable for walking over rough ground. Gathering point is at the Jubilee Fields Car Park, Sway at 2:00 pm sharp.

Annual Gulliver Award

As you might know, Sway Bowmen award a bursary to an up and coming junior within Hampshire each year. This year the award was made to Lucy O'Sullivan from Jersey. (The Channel Islands come within Hampshire Archery Association). The award helped Lucy with her travelling and other expenses. Lucy recently shot in the Junior Europa Cup in Prague and did rather well. Here is the report from the GNAS website:
Lucy pipped to the gold medal, but sets a new British record on her way to the final 16th August 2006 By Peter Jones British archer Lucy O'Sullivan set a new national Junior Ladies Compound record whilst qualifying for the head to head rounds at the Junior Europa Cup, in Prague. Indeed, Lucy shot the old record of 1262 to pieces, as she raised the bar to new heights with a score of 1383. It was the start of a terrific weekend for Lucy, who took the Silver medal in the Cadet Compound girls individual competition - gold medallist Malin Johansson from Sweden, pipping her by two points. The British cadet recurve girls were also in the medals - they took the bronze in the team event, having been beaten in the semi-finals by eventual gold medallists, Russia. Said GB performance manager Barry Eley: "It was a superb effort by Lucy to go as close as she did do to the gold medal, and to set a new British best in qualifying. I was also really pleased for the girls recurve team - they all shot really well, and thoroughly deserved to return home with a medal.

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New Sway Bowmen Club House