13th October 2019 - Club Championships

The weather forecast was appalling for the day of our annual club championships but, although wet at times, it could have been worse and we managed to get through the day without too much disruption.

Many thanks to the members who made the effort to attend - 43 of you shooting (about the same as last year)

Everyone seemed to have a good day shooting around 20 targets set out, as usual for this event, as walk back targets either side of the main track. By completing 2 circuits (each time from a different peg) we managed to fit in 40 targets in a small area of ground. Many thanks to Terry and Graham for their excellent course setting.

Perhaps as a club we need to agree whether it’s worth continuing the championship shoot. In my view, an attendance of 43 out of a membership of about 230 is not good. To be charitable, the poor weather may have been a significant factor.

The full results can be seen on the “Shoot Results and Reports” page of this web site.

Well done to all medalists.

In particular, congratulations to Daniel Hawley who took the overall champion award. His score shooting Gents Longbow was outstanding.

It was particularly encouraging for me as the handicaps calculated from the open shoots this year seem to result in a very close competition with the top 3 being from 3 different classes with only 13 points between 1st and 3rd.

The photo shows Daniel receiving his trophy.

Paul Harding - Membership Secretary


Club Championships and Charity Shoot

We have now set the dates for our next shoots:

Sunday 20th October for the Club Championships

As in previous years, we will be setting out 20 No. 3D targets to shoot around twice. Medals in all NFAS bow classes will be up for grabs together with an overall club champion decided on a handicap basis. It is a competition open only to full Fleet Ibex members (i.e. there is no need to be a NFAS members to compete but, we’re afraid, no guests) and is an ideal way to introduce yourself to the procedures for competitions and scoring. If you’ve never shot in a competition before, why not give it a go. It is a fun way to spend a day with plenty of time to socialise with your fellow members. There will be no catering except for coffee and tea making facilities. Registration will be from 08:30hrs with shooting starting at 10:00hrs prompt.

If you want to shoot in a group please contact the Membership Secretary, Paul Harding, with the names of those in your group. It is not essential to pre-book but it would help us if we have an idea of numbers in advance.

There is no entrance fee so, as a member, you can shoot without charge.

Sunday 19th January 2020 for our Charity Shoot.

We hold this event as a bit of light relief in the depths of winter!. A course of 20 No. 3D targets will be set out as for the Club Championships. There will be no competition although score cards will be available for anyone wishing to score. All members are eligible to shoot free of charge but all guests are requested to make a donation to charity. The charity benefitting will be announced on the day.

There is no need to book - just turn up on the day. There is also no fixed timetable - just start and finish when and wherever you like.

Notice to Guests - all guests are welcome. You do not need to be NFAS members or even members of affiliated clubs. When you arrive you will need to sign the guest book. All those shooting should be familiar with the usual safety rules and etiquette. Anyone acting in any way that is not considered to be safe and within the usual expectations of behaviour will be asked to leave.

Paul Harding

Membership Secretary

Ken Dendle Memorial Shoot 12th August 2019

Many thanks for all who attended and helped with the Ken Dendle Memorial Shoot held on 12th August 2019.

I have uploaded the photographs that I took on the day (See the Photo Galleries page). If anyone has some photographs that they would like to be included on our web page please email them to me at pnharding@gmail.com

I will be publishing the full results as soon as they are available.

In the meantime - enjoy the photos.

Paul Harding

Membership Secretary

Fleet Ibex Open Shoot 19th May 2019

The results and a brief report on our shoot held on 19th May 2019 are now available and can be viewed / downloaded from the “SHOOT RESULTS AND REPORTS” PAGE OF THIS WEBSITE

We are short of photographs for this shoot. If anyone has any that they would like to be uploaded on this web site please send them to me.

Paul Harding

Easter Open Shoot - 21st April 2019

Over 100 archers turned up for our first open shoot of the year.

A selection of Photographs have been added to the “Photo Galleries” page of this web site - many thanks to Patrick Wright and Ben Ringshaw for most of them.

If anyone has more they would like to add, please send them to me.

The full results will be posted on this web site when available and will be sent to the NFAS for publication in the Newsletter and on line.

Paul Harding