- CSAA Indoor Champs successes
Massive congratulations to the Nonsuch archers who took home this tremendous haul of medals from the CSAA 2015 Indoor Championships …… 5 Bronze, 1 Silver, 7 Golds, 1 winners trophy, 1 winners Salver trophy.
Photo Credit: Linda Skeet
Results are as follows:
- Gents Recurve session C 1st winner: Harry Mckeown
- Gents Recurve County 1st winner & Salver Trophy: Harry Mckeown
- Gents Barebow county 3rd place: Chas Spencer
- Gents Compound County 3rd place: Martin Creasey*
- Gents Double Round Compound 3rd place: Martin Creasey*
- Gents Compound Pairs winners: Martin Creasey & Les Bashford (joint 3 way winners)
- Gents Longbow County 3rd place: Ian McLenaghan
- Ladies Barebow session B winner: Linda Skeet
- Ladies Barebow County overall Trophy: Linda Skeet
- Ladies Barebow Double Round overall winner: Linda Skeet (New county record claim)
- Junior Girls Recurve County 3rd place: Grace Simpson
- Female Handicap 48/71 2nd place: Grace Simpson
*one of these may actually be silver, formal results will confirm when available
- CSAA Field Championships
Quite a few of Nonsuch archers took part in the event – organiser John Pettet was helped in the planning by our field specialist Dave Morris, and the Lord Paramount was our very own Secretary (and Surrey President) Les Bashford. This must have spurred on a few of our archers, with some great results (full results on the CSAA website):
Paul Brewer: 1st place County Archer and 3rd overall, Gents Traditional
Linda Skeet: 3rd in County, Ladies Recurve (Linda would have been 1st in county Ladies Barebow if her bow had gone through the 10cm hoop!)
Jane Hodgson: 4th in County, Ladies Recurve
Sam Hodgson: 1st place, Gents U18 Compound UL
John Croft also shot in the Gents Longbow
Well done everyone, maybe this experience will get a few more of our archers having a try at Field next year.
- Halloween Fun Shoot
We had loads of fun at our halloween fun shoot – after destroying the skeletons, mummies and other nasty things we had a charity ‘shoot the bat’ tombola and finished the day with hot dogs and cake. Thanks to Linda for the photos
(more photos are in the gallery)
- Agincourt – 600th Anniversary
The 25th October was the 600th Anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt, the most famous victory of the English Longbowmen in the 100 years war. While we generally shoot more modern bows for sporting purposes, we like to remember our history so some of our archers took part in commemorative events.
- On 19th October a few of our Longbow archers travelled to Guildford Archery Club to participate in a re-enaction of the famous “Dark Skies” arrow volley, which was filmed for the evening news.
- On 24th October we held a Agincourt Fun Shoot, and were “rewarded” with appropriate weather including rain (which fortunately stopped just before we started shooting) and mud (but nowhere near as bad as at Agincourt, and no French knights were drowned during the event). Actually we were shooting at pictures of mounted knights which gave us several different scoring zones, and a lot of fun was had by those who took part.
photo credit: Chas Spencer
Most of the national events are now over, but there are still a few things going on – visit the Agincourt600 website to read more
- Shooting awards
The latest Archery GB magazine lists some great achievements by Nonsuch archers:
Tor Fox: World Archery 1000 Star, WA White Target Award, Archery GB 900 Rose Award and 800 Rose Award
Richard Beenham: 900 Rose Award
And also Nonsuch Associate Member Tania Nadarajah: WA 1000 and 1100 Stars, WA Black Target Awards and WA White Target Award, and Archery GB 6 Gold End badge