Alan Staples ~ EMAS Chairman


To all EMAS members,

It is with much sorrow and deep regret that the EMAS committee has to inform you that Alan Staples, our regional chairman & development officer, died suddenly on Tuesday August 30th.  Alan also help represent Lincolnshire at our regular EMAS meetings. Continue reading

2011 Final League Shoot ~ Wilford Bowmen

Sunday 14th August saw the 3rd and final county league shoot at Wilford Bowmen.  Luckily, Hurricane Wilford stayed away, but there was a head wind during the day which did send a few tents flying in the morning whilst archers were trying to setup. Continue reading

2011 Tri-Counties

Sunday saw the county team in action at Burton Bridge for the annual Tri-Counties match between Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Warwickshire.

The weather on the day was mixed, with sun, rain, wind – we only missed snow really!  The match was hosted by Derbyshire – Burton Bridge Archers, which went smoothly and was a well run day – well done Burton Bridge Archers.

The county team fought well, with the Longbow team coming second, whilst the recurve and compunds came in third.  Well done to all that shot, lets look forward to the Thoresby Trophy in September

Bekky Lowe and Hollie Smith break more National Records

Hollie Smith (10) and Rebekah Lowe (9) took part in the Junior Fita Star and the Junior National Open Championships at Lilleshall on the weekend of 2nd and 3rd July 2011.  It was a lovely weekend, with unbroken sunshine throughout and soaring temperatures. With 70 targets and over 300 junior archers competing over the course of the weekend it was an impressive sight if not a little overwhelming for two young girls who had never taken part in an Outdoor National competition before.

Shooting the Metric V round on the Saturday, Hollie shooting a Compound Bow broke the existing national record for the 15m distance with a score of 337. She also broke the existing EMAS and Nottinghamshire County Record for the round of 1291 by shooting an impressive 1345 and was awarded the Willson Trophy.
Rebekah shooting Barebow broke the existing National Records for the 20m, 15m and 10m distances and went on to further increase the National Record for the round she set last weekend at the Emas Double Fita Star, by 35 points, setting a new National, EMAS and Nottinghamshire County record for Barebow of 1053 and was awarded the Barebow Trophy.

On the Sunday, Hollie was successful in shooting a new EMAS and Nottinghamshire County Record of 1250, for the Bristol V round, giving her second place to
Lucy Mason who managed to put in a perfect score of 1296.
Rebekah found the conditions on the Sunday challenging after her Saturday performance, but managed to complete the competition, achieving a silver medal place.

Not a bad weekend for them both: 1st place, 2nd place, National, Regional and County records and in addition a purple Rose for Hollie and a purple Cross for Bekky.

Congratulations to both girls.