Category Archives: Competitions

2nd SCAS Junior FITA

County Juniors represented themselves in excellent style at the 2nd SCAS Junior FITA Star at the weekend. Matthew Gardner led the way with a 1324 Gents FITA, Mary Perrott wasn’t far behind on the Ladies FITA with 1315 and on the Metric 3 Rebecca Blewett put in a superb 1235. All three compound archers coming first in their classes. The recurves were represented by George Mills and Jonty Edgar who reversed places from the previous weeks National FITA with George scoring 1132 and Jonty 1110 also coming 3rd and 4th respectively. Many congratulations to them all.

County Juniors
in: Competitions, Juniors
National Junior Championships

While some were relaxing at the County Championships, 5 junior County members attended the National Junior Championships. On the Saturday shooting the Ladies FITA, Mary Perrott scored 1254 with her Compound. Also shooting compound but a Metric 3 Rebecca Blewett shot a new County record of 1259. Shooting Recurve Jonty Edgar and George Mills fought it out in the Metric 2 with Jonty scoring 1129 and George 1046. Congratulations to all 4 who shot very well despite the tricky weather. On the Sunday it was only a Compound presence from the County but Matthew Gardner became Junior National Champion with a 1232 York, Mary Perrott took 3rd place shooting a 1198 Hereford and Rebecca Blewett took 5th with 1180 for the Bristol 3. Mary, Matt and Rebecca were placed 3rd in the County Team Category being beaten by Yorkshire (1st) & Leicestershire (2nd) Again the weather was tricky but excellent scores by all. Very well done.

in: Competitions, Juniors
Southern Counties Clout.

Despite the forcast and despite the stair-rods most people had to drive through, it turned out to be an excellent day for the Southern Counties Clout. With 8 SCAS counties represented, as well as two more visitor counties, Hertfordshire Archers did very well with more of the main awards than any of the other Counties. Gents Recurve – Phil Lambert and Robert Shirley (first and second), Ladies recurve – Barbara Williams (second), Gents Longbow – Roy Wareham and Roger Bartlett (first and second), Ladies Longbow – Linda Adkins, Helen Mawditt and Rose Goss (1,2 and 3), Gents Barebow – Peter Sweetman (first), Ladies Barebow – Gina North and Joyce Morgan (first and second), Junior Barebow – Alex North (first), Junior Compound – Mary Perrott (first), as well as the County Team award and even the most clouts unrewarded to Alan Gasking. Several photographs of the prize winners can be found here, Photos. Oh and stair-rods on the way home as well. A big thank you to the organisers and Judges. If you stayed in bed this morning because it looked wet, in the words of Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman, “Big mistake, big big mistake!”


in: Competitions
I bumped into Paul Browne …

I bumped into Paul Browne the other weekend, It is always nice to meet someone famous, I was able to congratulate him personally for being an “Olympian” not many people get that far and it is something to be proud of. Paul had sent a very nice letter to the County for their support and I asked him if he had any photographs taken while out in Beijing which he kindly forwarded to me. Click Here


in: Competitions