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Aug 282018
 

Indoor Archery 2019 / 2020

 

I am pleased to confirm that we have arranged with Mole Valley Bowmen to continue our joint Indoor Archery to be held at Ewell Castle School, Church Street, Ewell on Monday evenings from 7.00 p.m. commencing on: –

9th September 2019

A detailed programme of rounds includes our entry for the Portsmouth Postal leagues, together with our Nonsuch league Rounds include: Portsmouth, WA 18, WA 25, Worcester and Vegas rounds, plus the annual darts competition

 

To ensure your place, please will you let Les Bashford know as soon as possible.

 

The School has increased the cost of the hire of the hall with MVB this year and will now be £6.00 per session

 

All places booked must be paid for and before you commence shooting.

 

Payment can be made by booking in blocks of ten sessions,

 

9th September – 11th November 2019 – 10 Weeks £60.00
18th November 2019 – 3rd February 2020 – 10 Weeks £60.00
10th February – 25th March 2020 – * 9 Weeks £54.00
 

Payment can be made either by bank transfer to 40-20-24 a/c 01820265 indicating ‘name & Indoor’ or by cheque, payable to “The Nonsuch Bowmen” cheques should be handed to Les Bashford.  

 

Depending on the number of people who intend to shoot regularly, there will be provision for some places on a sessional basis, should anyone wish only to shoot on an occasional basis, the price remains the same, but must be paid in cash on the night.

We will have access to the indoor range from 7.00 p.m. each Monday and we will commence shooting as soon as the range has been set up.  Members are requested in helping put out the bosses, faces etc. and also the taking down at the end of the session   

The rules for the Indoor league as agreed last year were amended in that archers may miss one of the six monthly shoots; five out of six October to February, but must shoot the final week in March.

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Jul 142018
 
What’s coming up…
The Bonthron Shield – Saturday 21st July – WA1440 – Assemble time 10.45am
Silver Arrow Handicap Competition for all club members –
Plumpton away match – Sunday 5th August – WA900 – Calling all new members – Nonsuch have an annual comp against Plumpton Archers each year, this year we are going to them, please let me know your availability – a handicap competition for all bow styles
Sign up sheet’s on Tournaments board in club house
Lookout for new notice’s via emails / notice board in club house

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Jul 082018
 

On Sunday 1st July Team Nonsuch travelled to Bedford for our second round OnTarget match with Eagle Archers. A hot afternoon, but with a tricky breeze saw Nonsuch come out on top 12 points to 9. Congratulations to Klara Fay, Connor Gallagher, Mark Fitch and Les Bashford.
The next round is the quarter-final against CMO at Croydon (not so far to travel) this is to be shot before the end of August.
The semi-final and the final will be shot at Lilleshall on the 2nd September

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May 202018
 
Another successful beginners course done, welcome to all the new members and a huge thank you to all the coaches and members who helped out.

Tournament Checklist from County of Surrey Archery

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Apr 022018
 

For some reason, the website is not letting me add pages. Suzanne from the County sent this through – it will be especially useful for archers new to outside competition. I will add this as a page when the website starts behaving itself again.

Mark Carne, Vice-Captain

Tips for Preparing for a Competition
Check out the venue, make sure you know in advance where you are going.
Check out assembly time and aim to be there at least ¾ hour before this time.
Get a good night’s sleep beforehand.
Take food and plenty of water with you.
As well as the obvious of making sure you have sightmarks for the distances some other things to bear in mind are

Dietary advice
When it comes to having a drink, have a tea or water
Also remember, do not wait until you feel thirsty to drink as that’s too late, you should keep the drink with you and just have a sip every other end, so you are just topping up on fluid throughout the day, along with the odd snack.
The important thing is to keep your energy levels stable and not eat or drink foods which will cause a spike and then sudden drop in sugar levels.
The rule is little and often and of the right food.

Arrows
It is always a good idea to have a couple of spare arrows with you in case one is damaged or lost, so for Outdoors a minimum should be 8
All arrows must be nocked and fletched in the same way and must have your name or initials on the shaft to identify them.

Sensible Shoes
You must wear footwear that covers the entire foot and it must be worn all the time whilst on the field, so no sandals or Crocs. You will be on your feet all day and doing a lot of walking, so make sure they are comfortable and if possible waterproof.

Dress Regulations
Tops must cover the front and back of the body and must not be strapless and, for gentleman, have sleeves. The top must cover the midriff when at full draw.
All colours can be worn except blue denim, olive drab and camouflage patterns.
Take wet weather gear/change of clothes with you. Remember it’s not the wrong type of weather, but the wrong type of clothing.
AGB Card Make sure you have this with you as you will need it at registration.

On Arrival
Go to registration and check in.
Set up your equipment.
Find your target.
Stand on the line in your allotted detail place and set yourself up with foot-markers as to where you are going to stand.

Scoring
Once everyone has shoot there will be 3 blasts on the whistle so you can go forwards to score.
Only archers are able to walk to the targets, if someone else wants to walk to the targets they must ask the Judge’s permission first.
All the archers should gather in front of the target, do not go behind to look for missing arrows yet.
The person who is doing the scoring will then call the name of the first archer on the score sheet.
The scoresheet will probably be passed between a couple of archers, as the scorer is not allowed to record their own scores.
If you make a mistake when calling out your arrows or they are written down incorrectly, then call for a Judge who will come and ask for the scores to be recalled and then correct the scoresheet, do not alter it yourself.
You can alter the adding up yourself, just not the actual arrow values.
Scores should be called out in groups of three, starting with the highest score, so for example 9,9,7 pause 7,5,5.
If it is a World Archery round, then the arrow holes will need to have a small mark put against them in case of bouncers or pass throughs.
Once everyone on the target has scored then the arrows can be pulled and any missed arrows can be picked up from behind the target. Help your target companions pull the arrows and look for any lost arrows.
You may also want to record your score in your own score pad for future reference and also to help you double check the scorers adding up.

Etiquette
Don’t walk on or off the line when someone is at full draw. It is not strictly against the Rules, but some people find it disturbing. If someone does it to you, then ask them politely not to.
Try not to swear or make any comments whilst on the shooting line, even if you miss.
Do not touch anyone else’s bow or equipment without permission.
When waiting behind the Waiting Line don’t start talking loudly to anyone.
If you have any problems, or are unsure of what to do then ask a fellow archer or a Judge. The Judges are there to help and to try and make sure you have the best day possible. Remember, there is no such thing as a stupid question.

What to do at the end of the Competition
Once the competition has finished you will be asked to check your scoresheet carefully. Make sure that all the adding up is correct, and complete all the total boxes, including the number of hits and golds. Once you are happy with it, then signed it. You get the score that you sign for.
One tip for Archery GB (5 zone scoring) rounds is that if you have an odd score you must have an odd number of hits, an even score means you must have an even number of hits.
Oh and if you have won or if you have not, it is good etiquette to stay for the prize giving, if you can.

Club Shooting days
You may not be shooting for County records or rankings but you still need to abide by the ROS at all times. ‘Just another club day’ also means you need to abide by the Rules of Shooting. It would be awful if your score was rejected because you had not followed the ROS. Every club Records Officer will reject your score if you have self-scored it on the main scoresheet and your score will not be valid for a county claim, either for a record or ranking score. Everyone has to get into the habit of scoring correctly i.e., there is a target captain who is either shooting with you or scoring for you every end. The target captain will take all scores other than their own and then pass the scoresheet to another archer to fill in the target captains score.
Please remember you MUST follow the ROS to get any scores shot at club verified. To sign off a score as target captain you must have been to the target at every end and noted the archer score. If you have not witnessed each end then you can not sign off the scoresheet.

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Mar 262018
 

The Collingwood Trophy – Bank Holiday Monday – 2nd April 2018 –

Assembly 1.45pm for a 2.pm start

 

This is a trophy status competition open to all club members. 

(Only members affiliated through Nonsuch are eligible for trophies and medal awards.)

This is a “handicap-based” competition with allowances calculated according to current outdoor handicaps.

The winner will be decided by the highest adjusted score on the day.

 Round = 5 Dozen (60 arrows) at 30 Meters, 6 Sighter arrows shot in 2 groups of 3, All arrows to be shot in groups of 3, scored then collected, 10 zone scoring – maximum score 600

No archer will be permitted to write down his or her own scores, and any errors on writing down scores must be referred to the field captain before arrows have been pulled. The field captain will be responsible for making any necessary corrections and will initial the score slip to evidence this. Any score slips submitted which are incomplete or incorrectly totals may be rejected.

 

Linda Skeet – Tournament Officer

 

   

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Mar 212018
 
Update for The Nonsuch Trophy
Members may elect to shoot longer or shorter distance rounds according to their ability and subject to spaces being available on the shooting line, but please note that rounds shorter than the minimums for each age group set out above will not be eligible for trophies and medals.

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Mar 202018
 

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The Nonsuch Trophy (→Silver Arrow Event ←)

Saturday 24th March 2018 – Assembly 10.45 for an 11.am start

This is a trophy status competition open to all club members.  (Only members affiliated through Nonsuch are eligible for trophies and medal awards.)

“Minimum” Eligible Rounds:                                                    (yards)

Gents over 18                                              St George              100/80/60

Ladies   over 18 and Gents under 18           Albion                     80/60/50

Ladies   over 18 and Gents under 18           Windsor                   60/50/40

Ladies under 18 and Gents under 16           Short Windsor        50/40/30

Ladies under 16 and Gents under 14           Junior Windsor           40/30/20

Ladies under 14 and Gents under 12     Short Junior Windsor      30/20/10

 

 

Members may elect to shoot longer or shorter distance rounds according to their ability and subject to spaces being available on the shooting line, but please note that rounds shorter than the minimums for each age group set out above will not be eligible for trophies and medals.

This is a “handicap-based” competition with allowances calculated according to current outdoor handicaps. The winner will be decided by the highest adjusted score on the day.

 

No archer will be permitted to write down his or her own scores, and any errors on writing down scores must be referred to the field captain before arrows have been pulled. The field captain will be responsible for making any necessary corrections and will initial the score slip to evidence this. Any score slips submitted which are incomplete or incorrectly totalled may be rejected.

 

Linda Skeet – Tournament Officer

Shooting Programme and website update

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Feb 202018
 

Martin Argent, our club captain, delegated the responsibility of putting together the shooting programme to me which I have now done. You will find the shooting programme in the new calendar on the club website.

We agreed at the last committee meeting that we would try to support as many external competitions as we could – if you are going to an outside competition and need to get sight-marks or practice, please speak to myself or Martin and will we accommodate your request if possible.

I have looked back at previous shooting programmes that were archived on the website and tried to put together a programme that provides variety, the chance to shoot all of the rounds that we keep records for and to allow for practice and sight-marks before all internal competitions. The programme is not set in stone, please ask if there are rounds you would like to shoot more often.

I have also tried to ensure that there are at least two 12 dozen rounds each month. These, as always, are dependant on numbers and key-holder availability.

You may not have seen much progress on the website; we have been working behind the scenes to archive and backup key documents before making wholesale changes to the website. The shooting programme and handicaps and records are functioning correctly now, which were most people’s main concerns. We will begin to make changes to the website in the next couple of weeks.

I have also sent out a reminder about subscriptions. Apologies to those who have already paid; the email was sent to the whole club membership list.

Mark Carne
Vice Captain

Rescheduled Frostbite – Sunday 17th February

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Feb 142018
 

The Frostbite on Saturday 10th February was abandoned as very high winds was making shooting dangerous. We agreed amongst those present that the best date to shoot the February Frostbite would be Sunday 18th February. Apologies to those who can’t make Sundays. This is a one-off change to the normal Frostbite programme. I have amended the shooting programme and set Saturday 16th February to the Short and Long Metrics to allow for practice ahead of the Frostbite.

Mark Carne
Vice Captain

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