NAC Archer, Susan, brings home success from Archery World Cup in Berlin

Congratulations to Susan Corless who brings home a silver medal from Stage 4 of the World Cup in Berlin. The ladies compound team, comprised of Susan Corless, Ella Gibson and Sarah Moon who before this week hadn’t shot together as a team.

After tough conditions they qualified in third place and defeated New Zealand 230-217 and Germany 227-221 to book a title showdown with Turkey. It was a hard-fought match but Yesim Bostan, Gizem Elmaagacli and Ipek Tomruk gradually edged ahead to secure gold with a 232-221 win.

Individually Susan qualified in 28th place out of 42. Taking her into 1/24 match play. Winning this first match against Jennifer Wenzl of Germany, then in the 1/16 winning 143-140 against Tanja Jensen. She was unable to defeat New Zealand’s Elizabeth Randle with 141 to her 143.

This was Susan’s second World Cup event and not only her first International medal but also the first time she had won an international head 2 head match.

There was more success for the British compound team in the mixed team event, Ella Gibson and James Mason took gold after an incredibly strong finals match!

Congratulations to the whole team.

NCAS Dawn til Dusk Charity Shoot – 29th June 2019

Northamptonshire County Archery Society are putting on a charity Dawn til Dusk shoot on the 29th June 2019.

The shoot will be kindly hosted by Wellingborough Open Archery Club at The Old Grammarian’s Memorial Sports Field on Sywell Road, NN8 6BS.

The event will be a “Dawn ’til Dusk” shoot starting at 05:30 and running through to 21:00. The archers involved will raise money through sponsorship by shooting sessions throughout the day. There will be 5 sessions shot throughout the day. Sessions 1 – 4 will be National Rounds (6 dozen arrows over 2 distances) and Session 5 will be a Warwick Round (4 dozen arrows over 2 distances).

Our aim is to have as many archers from within the county as possible to take part and contribute to this event, to help us achieve our target for the 3 chosen charities.

– Northamptonshire Health Charitable Fund
– Kettering General Hospital Charity Fund
– The Air Ambulance Service

Please see the link below for more information and online donations to the charity shoot.

Help us to reach our target by donating here:-https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/DawnTilDusk2019

The link is also what you will need to forward to your sponsors to allow them to donate electronically. Your sponsors will be given the option of leaving a message and can add that it is on your behalf there if they wish to.

Why a target of £12,000? When contacting the charities to ask if we could fundraise for them Northampton General Hospital advised that they wished to raise funding for a special cot for babies with respiratory problems and that these cots cost £2,000 each – why fund one if we can fund two?

This helped us to set the target at £12,000 because £4,000 for each charity would see 2 cots for the unit. When looking at what this might mean for the other chosen charities we were surprised to read that our local air ambulance service averages 6 rescue missions per day and each mission costs approximately £1,700 so we might help keep that air ambulance in the air for half a day with £4,000.

We are grateful for all donations that we receive, but don’t let the target affect your decision. If we are fortunate to be in a position where the target is reached we would still like you to donate as much as you can afford so that all 3 charities receive as much support as we can give them.

Please contact Helen Sharpe if you wish to take part, as she will be creating a list of sponsored archers in the story and Helen can add your name to the list. Her email address for this and any other queries is treasurer@woac.co.uk

Once the event has been completed and we have all funds in, Helen will update the page to include the offline donations to allow us all to see the grand total raised.

For anyone who took part in the Remembering Chris Mason Dawn til Dusk shoot back in 2015, this was a truly fantastic day. Hopefully this event will be just as enjoyable and succesful.

Download a PDF version of the event flyer.

Pete Kenny Memorial Shoot 2019

Pete Kenny Memorial Shoot 2019

On Saturday 26th January, NAC held its annual Pete Kenny Memorial Shoot. Pete Kenny was a former member of Northampton Archery Club and you can read about about who he was here.

The winners from the event in their respective categories were – Susan Corless, Margaret Warner, Heather Major, Rebecca Stevens, Matilda Brown, Anabel Denman Johnson, Skye Mould, Mick Lovell, Andy Hiscocks, Simon Brown, Dave Quemby, Frankie Guerriro, Charlie Boddington, Daniel Heilbuth and Rocco Bovingdon.

The full results can be found here and a well done to everyone who took part.

NAC Festive Fun Shoot

 

On Saturday 22nd December NAC held a festive fun shoot. An excellent turnout of over 25 archers and James did a great job of organising something that was team based & enjoyable. 

The extra special thing was the first, second and third place medals being baubles, in Gold, Silver & Bronze!

Congratulations to the winners – 1st Place went to George, Katie & John.