Update to County Archer Expenses

The NAS exec have met and agreed a revised rate for archers shooting for the county, out of county, as follows:

Adult

  • 45ppm up to £30.00 (up from £15)
  • Must be two archers sharing the car.

Junior

  • 45ppm up to £20.00 (up from £15)
  • No need to car share

The new forms for claims can be found on the new expense’s page via the menu, or by clicking this link.

 

 

News & View from the Chair July 2022

Welcome to the July issue of news and views, I hope everyone is having a good year so far and the shooting is going well.

As it’s only a week before the Notts county championships 10th July 2022, can I remind all archers that if shoots are not supported, they will probably disappear from the calendar, I predicted a rush to tournaments in April, how could I have been so wrong. Attendance has been very mediocre to say the least with only the usual suspects entering. Come on people, get out there, we are waiting for you. The county organised tournaments have gone ahead even with reduced numbers. My view, archers are still a little wary with regards to covid-19. We have many new archers within the county but are not yet ready to throw themselves into the affray.

It is nice to see the number of candidate judges climbing within the region and especially this county, hopefully we will not have to draw in judges from outside the region. The better grade of judges within the region, the higher ranked tournaments can be held. Who knows, maybe even a WA720 H2H eventually. The county with its clubs is committed to organising tournaments of varying levels. Therefore, for those that are a little intimidated by the so-called elite archers, there are shoots specifically organised for you, with a mixture of metric and imperial rounds.

Thanks to Welbeck Archers for offering to piggyback the EMAS championships to their WA1440 shoot on the 17thJuly 2022, so if you fancy a pop at the region’s top archers, this is the one for you. Get in quick as Welbeck has limited space on their new ground.

I had a little dabble at judging a run archery event held by Newark Castle Archers in conjunction with AGB as a tester. AGB are interested in promoting this discipline and will probably hold another in one of the southern regions. The day went well and I’m glad to say the judges do not need to run, (phew, that was close).

The new committee members have settled in well and the committee is up and running as normal, next meeting is Monday 11thJuly 2022, come along, all are welcome. Contact Mike Thomason County secretary for the zoom link if you wish to attend.

Crossbow has now been welcomed into the Notts league tournaments, it was nice to see Sue and Bryan Haynes at the Greasley Castle Archers shoot although I feel reception was a little cool. I hope everyone can now see that they are not the deadly all-powerful machines that certain television programs make them out to be. If you caught the latest series (Sherwood) recently, I could remember walking my dog in those very woods while they were looking for the guy and it was strange hearing my local towns and villages being mentioned so often on TV. Although I do know somebody who lived in Newstead at the time and tells me the story was severely altered.

That’s to much jabber, hope to see many of you next week at Greasley for the county championships, until then.
Bernie Dicks
County Chairman

Barebow and Longbow now in The County Junior Team

After many meetings there are some changes to the Junior County Team.

For this year the County Junior team will be made up of:

  • Recurve.       7 archers
  • Compound.   3 archers
  • Longbow.      3 archers
  • Barebow.       3 archers

The main County Team Match is The Sydney Bond this year at Greasley Castle  on September 11th.

To be selected you must shoot 2 Record Status 12 dozen rounds.

This can include one Metric 720.

You must shoot the round for your age group or higher.

  • York/Hereford and Bristol Rounds 1 to 5.
  • WA1440 Rounds, Metric 1 to Metric 5.
  • Double Junior Metric 720 which run with some WA720 depending on the organisers putting junior rounds on.

If you shoot a score outside of the county please let Charlotte Attwood know at the email below, please give where you shot it, the date and the score.

Scores must be in before 15th August.

Here are some County Shoots in July available for Selection scores:
  • 10th July – The County Champs at Greasley Castle is coming up, have you entered?
  • 17th July  – Welbeck Archers WA1440 with junior metrics 1 to 3 only.
  • 24th July – Greasley Castle WA1440 with junior metrics 1 to 5.
If you have any queries please email me at tensing.attwood@gmail.com.
Charlotte Attwood
Notts Junior Team Manager.