On the weekend of 23/24th April local Welbeck Archer Robert Gray took part in the first leg of the selection shoot for the world junior championships in Poland. Continue reading
Congratulations to Les Smeeton of Bingham Leisure Centre Archery Club on being awarded the HartwelL Trophy at the GNAS AGM at the weekend. Les was nominated by Nottinghamshire and EMAS in recognition for his work with the English Archery Federation (EAF) Commonweath Games Squad 2010. Les was heavily involved with the setup, training and selection of the compound team.
On Sunday 27th March, the County Clout Team were in action at Kettering in the 1st EMAS Senior Inter-Counties Clout Tournament, a metric FITA Clout (Ladies 125m, Gents 165m).
It was a cool overcast day, with a slight wind but remained dry all day. The shoot was attended by 4 out of the 5 EMAS counties – Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Derbyshire. Each team consisted of 9 archers, 3 Longbow, 3 Recurve and 3 Barebow archers, with the top 2 scores from each disclipline counting. The competition was very strong with Nottinghamshire coming 3rd in Longbow and 4th in both Recurve and Barebow. Compounds were not part of the tournament this year, however EMAS are hopefull to include them in 2012.
Club Tournament organisers, if you have the space to run a clout, then lets start to get some clout tournaments going so that we can build a strong team for the future.
Today, with the assistance of Mike Spare, the County Chairman, Nottinghamshire welcomes a new club to the county – Belvoir Archers. Belvoir Archers have their own ground at Barnstone, a small village in the south of the county. First arrows were announced by the whistle of the County Chairman, which was followed by a Founder Members Shoot – a closed club handicap National Round which was won by Sue Haynes who shot a very respectable 493. More information on the club can be found on www.belvoirarchers.co.uk
Belvoir Archers currently has 12 members shooting a mixture of Longbow, Recurve and Compound Bow styles.
The EMAS Intercounties Clout Team 2011 to be held at Kettering Archers will be Recurve Martyn Smith Chris Hughes Vicky Jones Barebow Mark Charlish Sue Haynes Fred Kirkham Longbow Dave Seymour Martin Jones Bryan Haynes … Continue reading
Congratulations also go to Hollie Smith of Sherwood Archers on coming third in the Junior Ladies Under 12 compound at The 39th Junior Nation Indoor Championships on 4th December in Telford with 60 hits, 515 scored and 6 golds.
The Nottinghamshire County Target team for 2010 will be Team Manager Mario Stankovic Ladies Recurve Julie Bancroft Janet Smeeton Linda Clipson Joanne Armstrong Shani Lambert Catherine Smith Sue Haynes Ladies Compound Sue Stankovic Rebecca Clare Ladies Longbow Liz … Continue reading
Clout is a form of archery in which archers shoot arrows at a flag (known as “the Clout”) from a relatively long distance and score points depending on how close each arrow lands to the flag.
Scoring zones are defined by maximum radii from the flag pole. Each arrow scores points depending on which scoring zone it enters the ground in. An arrow embedded in the flag pole is counted as being in the highest scoring zone. If an arrow is lying on the ground, it is considered to be in the scoring zone in which its point lies.
The scoring zones may be marked on the ground. Where this is not practical, a non-stretch rope or chain marked with the radii of the scoring zones is attached to the flag pole and swept around it to determine which arrows are in which zones.
A designated person collects the arrows in each zone, sorts them into sets, and lays them on the ground. Each archer in turn points to his or her arrows and calls out the scores in descending order.
A single clout round consists of three dozen arrows, shot in ends of 6 arrows. Tournaments typically consist of a double clout round, in which a total of six dozen arrows is shot.