Our outdoor season target days had a great start for 2014 with a Pope Young Round on 31st May, quickly followed by a Western Round Shoot on 7th June. The weather was kind to us on both days and a grand time was had by all.
The Pope Young this year was based on a model in The Archers Magazine, shooting 36 arrows with a point for each arrow on the scoring area of the target face. 23 archers took part, and the winners were David Quemby and Mick Lovell in the adult section (David Q receiving first prize for the best score on the most difficult target). Both had 18 hits. In the Junior section Jacob Lovell managed a great 17 hits narrowly missing an opportunity to beat dad.
The Western Target day was another great shoot for this round of 96 arrows. The weather forecast for the day looked really grim and heavy rain poured down in the morning. At lunchtime the skies started to clear and then sun followed. 28 archers took part, and the day included rounds for our newly qualified beginners. Pete Bond was our judge for the shoot. At least one new County record has been potentially set, and once the results have been verified we are sure any claims will be duly sent off to NCAS. The true score for any archer however, is the amount of enjoyment he or she had on the day. On that basis alone, by the looks of things, everyone scored really well.