Portsmouth Series 2017 gets under way

The first of our indoor series of club Portsmouth competitions got under way on Saturday 25th November at John Ashby Sports Hall, Moulton. Entries for the event came flooding in very quickly and the membership turned out in force to take part. There are four shoots in the series and members use their best three scores to get their rankings for the trophies at the end of the season. The next shoot takes places on 16th December before our Christmas Party.

Inter Club Challenge 2017

Well done to the NAC archers selected to represent the club at the first leg of the Inter Club Competition hosted by WOAC on Saturday 27th May. The NAC team was made up of David Quemby, Karen Rolfe, Bez Tabberner, George Bond, Callum Howes, Ian Howes, Mick Lovell, Frazer Cross, Paul Walters and Mark Dalley.

The round shot was an American which was 2.5 dozen at 60 yards, 50 yards and 40 yards. Whilst the day was warm and sunny it was incredibly windy so a massive well done for showing team spirit throughout!

The results remain a firm secret with the second leg being hosted by Long Buckby Archery Club on 18th June which will be a 16 Target Field shoot. Dave Quemby will be in touch regarding the team soon. (thanks to Susan for the write-up and Simon Wright for the photo)

Round 2 of Inter-club Challenge – Field Shoot

Daventry Field Shoot 3
NAC members at the Daventry Field Shoot. If we said both young and old – Alan may take offence!

Round two of the new Inter Club Challenge, a field shoot at Daventry on Saturday 11th June,  hosted by Long Buckby Archery Club was another great success with a full team taking part from NAC. This new event is proving to be a popular and fantastic idea. The next round is a Clout hosted by Kettering Archers on Sunday 24th July, with the final round on 30th July, being a Pope Young. NAC will be the hosts. The results so far are being kept top secret.

Something New, an Inter-club Challenge

Something new this year. David Quemby has arranged with three other clubs in the county to form an Inter-club Challenge. There will be teams from each club, 4 different venues, and 4 different disciplines.
Shoot 1    21-05-16 WOAC, American Round, 14.30 at Old Grammarians Memorial Sports Field, Sywell Road, Wellingborough, NN8 6BS
Shoot 2    11-06-16 LBAC, Field, 13.00, Rugby Club Daventry NN11 4ST
Shoot 3    24-07-16 KAC, Clout, 10.00, Cricket and Sports Club, Kettering NN15 7JX
Shoot 4    30-07-16 NAC, Pope Young, 16.00,  Sywell Range
There are no compounds for the Clout and Pope Young
NAC members can enter for all 4 shoots or just 1 shoot, whatever they would like.  It will not necessarily be the same team for each shoot and NAC will try and give as many people a shoot as possible.  The idea is for archers to get experience at the different disciplines, so no previous experience is necessary. If you are not sure about anything or need to ask about Field shooting, Clout or the Pope Young then please come and ask Dave Quemby. Members of other clubs in the challenge should contact their own organiser.
The final shoot, the Pope Young hosted by ourselves, will also include a BBQ. All welcome even if you are not shooting for the team.
Everyone is welcome to come along to any of the venues to support and watch if you do not make the team.

David Quemby (Competitions Organiser –  NAC)