2019 Membership Renewal

To all members:

Please note that your membership should be renewed by 31/3/19 after which you will not be permitted to use the club facilities. The combination lock number on the gate will be changed on 1/4/19.

I have sent out an email to all members with an electronic copy of the application form. Please note that even if you are only renewing, under the GDPR, I still need to have a signed form from you.

If you would like me to post an application form to you contact me.

PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL IN BOXES

Paul Harding

Membership Secretary

Charity Shoot

We had a great turnout for the annual charity shoot on Sunday 6th January.

There were probably around 100 archers - members, guests and visitors.

The great news is that we raised a total of £330 which will be donated to Surrey Air Ambulance.

Many thanks to the course setters and, of course, all those who attended.

Paul Harding

6th January 2019 - Charity Shoot

A date for your diary - we will be holding our annual charity shoot on Sunday 6th January 2019.

This will be open to all members, their guests and any visitors who fancy an informal day shooting at some of our collection of 3-D targets.

We will set out about 20 targets which will be easily reached from the main access tracks. They will be available from around 09:30 until about 15:00 hrs. Anyone wanting to shoot will need to register (from 09:00). Non members will need to sign in - an insurance requirement. Entry will be free of charge to all members of Fleet Ibex but a minimum donation of £3.00 for an individual or £5.00 for a couple will be expected from visitors and guests. All proceeds will be donated to charity - to be announced on the day.

There will be no medals or prizes but, of course, if you want to score, cards will be available.

There will be coffee and tea making facilities available - free of charge although any further donations to charity will not be refused!

This event is seen as a fun day and a way to meet fellow enthusiasts.

Paul Harding

Membership Secretary

Club Championships 2018

Many thanks to those of you who did turn up to the Club Championships held on 4th November.

It is disappointing and rather demoralising to have such a small turn out for what is, in essence, our only members only event of the year. We have around 200 members so I feel an attendance of about 35 is poor. Even the weather was no excuse this year - it was fine and dry all day.

The small turnout seems to imply that we are doing something wrong so if you’ve got any suggestions please let one of us know about them. What could we do better to improve attendance?

Enough said.

Those who did come seemed to enjoy the day very much. Terry and Graham set a straight “up and down the road” course which made it easy to marshal and encouraged the usual banter and social interaction between archers. Thanks to them for their hard work.

I’ve posted a gallery of photos - mainly of the medalists. Open the “Photo Galleries” page to view. If anyone has any photos they’d like to add, email hem to me and I’ll include them.

The full results can be seen on the “Shoot Results and Reports page. Well done to all medalists.

In particular, well done to Carolyn Neville who won the overall club champion title on a handicap basis. It seems that the ladies have an advantage when we use handicaps so maybe I’ll have to look again at the top secret method of calculating handicaps!!

Paul Harding

Caz getting her champion’s trophy from Terry

Caz getting her champion’s trophy from Terry

Club Championships - More Details

Dear Members,

As you may have seen on the web site or on Facebook, we are holding our annual club championship on Sunday 4th November 2018.

A few more details: (rules subject to change and will be confirmed at the safety briefing)

·         We will have a course with 20 3-D targets set out

·         Competitors will shoot round twice

·         Each target will have 2 pegs – one being shot first time round and the other being shot second time round

·         A second arrow may be shot from the same peg only if the first misses – i.e. max 2 arrows per target.

·         Arrangements for junior pegs still to be finalised – it depends on how many juniors there are likely to be.

·         Normal scoring will apply – i.e. 24/20/16 (first arrow) or 14/10 (second arrow)

·         Registration will open at 08:00

·         Safety briefing will be held at 09:00 so we can start shooting at 09:30 prompt.

·         The competition is open to all Fleet Ibex members paid up for 2018 – 2019. Sorry, we have to be strict over this – I’ll have a list of current members with me!

·         Entry will be free of charge

·         There will be medals awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each NFAS bow class and an overall winner determined on a handicap basis.

·         There will be tea and coffee making facilities (free of charge) but, I’m afraid, no catering so bring your own food.

This is an ideal opportunity to meet other members and, if you are new to competing, an ideal way to see how a competition works.

It is not essential to pre-book your entry – you can just turn up on the day provided you arrive in time to register and attend the safety briefing. However, if you want to nominate who you would like to shoot with, let me know beforehand. Although I’ll do my best, I cannot guarantee you’ll be shooting together if you just turn up – I may need to split up groups to even out the numbers.

To let me know if you are attending and / or to let me know what groups you’d like to shoot with, email me with details at

pnharding@gmail.com

Paul Harding

Fleet Ibex Membership Secretary

Club Championships

A note for your diaries:

On 4th November 2018 we’ll be holding our annual club championships. As before, we will have many of our 3-D targets out and a course of 20 targets will be set with the intention that we shoot around twice. Medals will be up for grabs in all NFAS classes with overall winner, runner up and third place decided on a handicap basis.

If you have never shot in a competition before, this is an ideal way to get a taster of what it is all about.

This is open to all members of Fleet Ibex (sorry, no non-members) and will be free of charge to enter.

Full details will be posted here in a couple of weeks time.

Paul Harding