Firstly, sorry for missing the January issue, very remiss of me.

There are many rule changes that have come into effect this year from World Archery and AGB, so it would be advisable to familiarise yourselves on these before heading out to the tournament circuit. There are also more to follow in October.

World Archery

  • Equipment failures.
  • 3 Meter line issues.
  • Name changes with regards to Juniors, Cadet and Masters.
  • Para-archers changes, (stools and wheelchair assistive devices etc).

Archery GB

  • Asiatic bow style.
  • Scoring regarding bouncers.
  • Round name changes.
  • Crossbow Target rounds.

Congratulations to all the Notts online frostbite league winners over the winter, the intention is to run it again this winter with some changes to the result reporting. I would like to encourage more people to take part so I can see different names on the results.

I would recommend that the Notts county tournaments are entered promptly this year, archers are eager to get out shooting as I saw at Kettering at last weekends Double clout shoot, they had upto 24 archers on each Target clout.

At the NAS committee meeting 11th April 2022, a vote was taken to allow the AGB crossbow style into the 3 Notts County league shoot, this also includes the Oregon challenge with the USA. Firstly, I would like to thank everyone at the meeting, (there were quite a few more than normal), for the civility shown, I know it is a very emotive subject. This bow style will be shooting on there own bosses as they have a different size face for the American round. I must point out that AGB are driving for more inclusivity throughout the sport of archery, and it is a sport, a friendly one at that.

On the 30th of April, Newark Castle Archers are organising a run archery event, (yes you read that correctly) in conjunction with AGB, myself and Mario will be there judging the archery part of the even. So, if you like running and shooting, why not try it, you can enter on sport 80. For those that have entered, it is a trial event, but I would recommend a swat on the bow rules before attending.

A pop-up field shoot was organised by Mario in a small, wooded area near Southwell last Sunday with about 25 people in attendance. I think everyone enjoyed themselves and some could not hang up their competitive side. Even us judges had a great day, the weather was sunny and warm for a change. Twice around 12 targets. Half paper faces the other half 3D animals. I could hear the laughter around the course with the occasional, “You shot him in the ????”. I am looking forward to the next one, time and equipment permitting.

Bernie Dicks

County Chairman

Final frostbite results for 2021-2022

Well done to all of those who braved the elements to take part in the 2021-2022 frostbite challenge!
Congratulations to Dave Bell, Barebow, City & Sherwood AC for most improved over the season!
The frostbite competition will be back for 2022-2023 but with a slightly different format including full rolling monthly results.
Goodluck to all in the outdoor season and hope to see you on the shootline shortly!
Lizzie VC of NAS

Please check below for full results

An introduction to field archery


Sherwood Archers are planning to host an informal taster shoot for field archery, there will be a nominal charge of £10.00 per person to attend in order to cover their costs, and numbers will be limited to 52 archers on a first come first served basis.

The venue for the shoot will be at a field on Fiskerton Road, Southwell and not at their own field.  This is not intended to be a competition so there will be no medals or awards it is purely intended to be a pleasant day out to try a different form of archery.  If you would like to shoot, then please find it on the tournament diary, fill in the form and get it to Susan ASAP.

The day will be set up like this

  • In the morning session we will be shooting a WA12 round unmarked distances set to Archery GB advanced novice level.
  • In the afternoon we will be shooting a WA 3D round with 12 x 3D targets of mixed animal types and varying distances with nothing to challenging. And again, is unmarked distances.

Click here for Tournament link

Newark Castle Archers Run Archery event

Newark Castle Archers are piloting a new event on  on 30th April.

Entry is £10 and for that you will be fed ( food choices to be arranged )and get a goodie bag. It’s on sport80 and it is 1st time it’s been done in UK.

Briefly you run 400m with bow ( not arrows they are at targets waiting for you )shoot at a 16cm target face at 20m x 5 if miss there are penalty laps. Then run 400m this time shoot kneeling on one leg and again misses equal penalty laps and then run 400m and that’s it. We will be doing it all day and it’s not about speed either it’s all for fun.

All info on sport80 30th April at Newark Rugby Club home of Newark Castle Archers.

The club are also looking for volunteers to help archers who are running who also will be fed and judges too. These do not Run or shoot!

This is for those who jog/run within our sport and is also an opportunity to attract others away from our sport if successful.

Support from all sides be it participant, volunteer and judges will be very much appreciated.

Sherwood Archers Beginners Courses 2022

Sherwood archers will be holding beginners courses in 2022 and they have spaces available if you require them.

After the successful Winter course in January the following dates are going ahead

  1. SPRING – Saturday 16th April, Sunday 17th April, Saturday 30th April, Sunday 1st May
  2. SUMMER – Saturday 2nd July, Sunday 3rd July, Saturday 16th July, Sunday 17th July
  3. AUTUMN – Saturday 10th September, Sunday 11th September, Saturday 17th September, Sunday 18th September

Details and applications forms are available on sherwood Archers site here

Nottinghamshire Archery Society Frostbite Challenge February 2022 winners

Congratulations to the winners of the February Frostbite Challenge 2021/22. Certificates will be on their way shortly via your club secretaries. The March Frostbite is up and running.

Click on the following link for rules and entry :

Rules for Winter Frostbite

Click Below for the February Winners:

Nottinghamshire Archery Society Senior Clout Team Selection 2022

Clout Selection Criteria

The team will be selected on the best two scores shot at any Tassel Award status clout between 1st February 2022 and 30th September 2022.

Scores from Nottinghamshire shoots will be collated by the Team Manager; for shoots elsewhere archers will need to submit official results sheets to the Team Manager. The deadline for score submission is 30th September 2022.

Team selections will be reviewed by the Chair and Vice Chairs before being released.



Archers must be affiliated to NAS, EMAS and Archery GB

Juniors must enter as seniors and shoot the senior distance to be eligible.


The selection criteria will be used to select the Nottinghamshire team for the EMAS inter county clout championships on 22nd October 2022.

The full clout team :

  • Recurve – 3 recurves (2 to count)
  • Compound – 3 compounds (2 to count)
  • Longbow – 3 longbows (2 to count)
  • Barebow – 3 barebows (2 to count)

Incomplete teams will not be entered.