3 June, 2019 08:34

There are a couple of forthcoming events ….

1. Fun shoot on Saturday 8 June
This kicks off around 12.30 with a BBQ followed by a fun afternoon shooting at whatever fun targets Lesley has dreamt up this time.
There will be prizes.
There is likely to be balloons.
There may well be a pinata with plenty of sweets.

Open to all members whether experienced or new.

2. Beginners course 21/22 June
Friday evening & Saturday afternoon
Please mark your diary as we will need club members to help.
Details to follow.

Club Shoot on Saturday 25 June 1pm set up for 1.30pm

It’s time for another club shoot on Saturday afternoon.

The shoot on Saturday is a Long Metric Round. For our new archers and those that have forgotten, it is a:

– 6 Dozen round (72 arrows)
– 3 dozen at your longest distance and 3 dozen at the shorter distance
– shot in ends of 6 arrows.
– Shot at a large 122cm face
– 10 zone scoring


122cm Face
ROUND 90m 70m 60m 50m 40m 30m 20m 15m

The shoot qualifies for Grand Prix points and also your outdoor classifications (3rd Class , 2nd Class, 1st Class, Bowman).
See the attached for classifications.
It needs downloading to Excel.

If you not up to 40m yet or don’t fancy shooting the round the field will be open and club bows available; you can shoot the 252 scheme or just come up and ping a few.

I can’t make it on Saturday, so good luck to you all that can make it.

Shoot straight.


Development session tonight & Club Shoot on Saturday

Hi allA couple of things:

1. It is the first development session for the new joiners tonight. We need members to come along and help, it’s from any time after 5.30pm.
Even if you can’t get there for the start, please come along later, the more the merrier.

2. Club shoot on Saturday, 1pm for 1.30pm start.
We are shooting At George/Albion/Windsor rounds:

York 6 4 2 1296
Hereford/Bristol I 6 4 2 1296
Bristol II 6 4 2 1296
Bristol III 6 4 2 1296
Bristol IV 6 4 2 1296
Bristol V 6 4 2 1296
St George 3 3 3 972
Albion 3 3 3 972
Windsor 3 3 3 972
Short Windsor 3 3 3 972
Junior Windsor 3 3 3 972
Short Junior Windsor 3 3 3 972
New Western 4 4 864
Long Western 4 4

As an imperial round it is 5 zone scoring,
yellow = 9,
red = 7,
blue = 5
black = 3
white = 1

Club Grand Prix points are available and scores count towards outdoor classifications.
As each distance is 3 dozen, 252 badges are up for grabs too!!

As you can see, its a 9 dozen round so we need a prompt start.
There’s a round for everyone, from 100 yards to 30 yards.

Hope to see you there.

Shoot Straight


Development sessions 8, 15 & 22 May

Dear allFollowing the beginners course last weekend the club will be running three development sessions on a Wednesday evening:
– 8 May
– 15 May
– 22 May
The sessions will run from approx 5.30pm, or as soon as the newbies can make it.

The sessions are predominantly for the new joiners to the club and are a follow up from the beginners course. It will focus on:
– putting up, taking down of bows
– facing up a target
– more on how to shoot, basic coaching, form etc
– shooting line etiquette etc

It is there to get the new archers comfortable with their equipment, how to put it together and take it down and of course how to shoot and enjoy the sport and Clophill Archery Club.

If there are members that joined recently, say following last years beginners courses, or have done beginners courses elsewhere and feel that they need a refresher then please come along.

We need some senior archers there to help out, bring your own bow as no doubt you will have an opportunity to shoot as well as help the new archers.

Please reply here if you can help out on one or more of the Wednesday’s.

Fun shoot
To welcome the new archers to the club we will be running a Fun Shoot, with BBQ, from lunchtime on 1 June – so a date for your diary.

Next beginners course
Please share the post on Facebook and/or share the poster that was emailed round either on Social Media or even print one off and put it up at work/school/club etc.

Another reminder … 1st summer postal on Saturday from 1pm. Come along and shoot the postal round or something shorter, shorter short metric or 252 scheme etc.

Keep in touch
Remember to keep an eye on the club’s facebook page and the website calendar for dates and what’s on.
Also, if there is anyone not already in the WhatsApp Group and would like to join it, please email me with your mobile number and I’ll add you. The WhatsApp group is an informal forum for letting members know when someone is at the field, some social activities ie the odd visit to the pub after a club session and anything that takes your fancy!

Thanks all


Summer postal shoots – starts on this coming Saturday

The summer postal starts in May.

The summer postal is shot every month from May to September, Usually the first Saturday of the month, the round is a Short Metric [3doz @ 50m, 3Doz @ 30m on a 80cm face].

The first shoot is this Saturday 1pm set-up for 1:30pm start.

The club is entering 2 compound teams (of 2 archers) and 2 recurve teams (of 3 archers). If you can
hit the target at 50m come along and add your score.

If you can’t yet get to 50m, join in and shoot one of the other Short Metric rounds:
Short Metric 50m and 30m
Short Metric 2 40m and 30m
Short Metric 3 30m and 20m
Short Metric 4 20m and 10m

All rounds will qualify for Grand Prix points.

You can keep track of the Postal results and your Grand Prix Points on the web site :

Dave (Records Officer)