Welcome to the Shropshire Archery Society
Shropshire & WMAS Notices, Events, Tournament Entry Forms & Results 2022
8th May - Newbie Nationals - Long Mynd Archers
22nd May - Archers of Teme Heritage
12th June - Hafren Foresters Heritage - Hosted at Long Mynd Archers
19th June - Long Mynd Heritage
10th July - 136th Wenlock Olympian Western - Hosted by Bowbrook
17th July - Croesoswallt Heritage
24th July - Allscott Heath Heritage
7th August - Bowbrook Heritage
14th August - Audco Heritage
Architectural Heritage 2022, Results & Current Standing
See Ianseo for Results
Open invitation to all Shropshire Clubs
Current County News
County Archers go International.......
Congratulations goes to Bowbrook Archer Conor Hall for his recent success at the Veronica's World Cup in Slovenia, 6th-8th May 2022.
Conor qualified in 1st place with a PB of 677, the highest gents recurve score in 6 years in this tournament.
Conor went on to take the Bronze Medal for the Individual gents recurve and the Bronze Medal for the Mixed Team event with teammate Louisa Piper.
Congratulations also goes to Lauren Rawlings who competed in her first outdoor international tournament.
SHROPSHIRE ARCHERY SOCIETY
INDOOR LEAGUE – RULES.
Indoor 20yd or 18m rounds that are recognised by Archery GB.
Compound archers can shoot on triple faces if preferred.
As laid out in the Archery GB Rules of Shooting for Indoor Target Archery.
For all bow types, scores to be as shot.
One score to be submitted per discipline for both individual and team events each month.
Divisions will be by Bow Type, Archer Gender and Age.
Senior, Junior, Veteran.
A junior must be under 18 years of age on the first day of the competition and can continue to shoot as a junior until the end of the competition.
A Veteran must be over 65 years of age on the first day of the competition,
Senior League, Recurve Division(s), Teams to consist of four archers male or female.
Senior League, Compound Division(s), Teams to consist of two archers male or female.
Senior League, Barebow Division(s), Teams to consist of three archers male or female shooting bows complying with Archery GB rules 204, 205 or 206a
Senior League Longbow Division(s), Teams to consist of three archers male or female shooting bows complying with Archery GB rule 206.
Junior League - Teams to consist of three archers male or female shooting any type of bow. A junior team need not shoot at the same time as the senior team.
Each division will have up to six teams. The selection of the teams in each division is done on the basis of the previous year’s average scores. Each team shoots one match per month between November and March thereby shooting against each team in turn in the division, If insufficient teams are entered Bye’s will be awarded.
Any number of archers may shoot with the first two, three or four highest scores forming the A team and the next two, three or four scores forming the B team etc.
If a club offers more than one shooting day per week archers Must declare the day they intend to shoot the round prior to the round being shot, Not enter the best score of the week.
Archers may shoot more then one discipline and enter scores for each.
A Junior shooting two discipline can enter scores for a Junior and Senior team but for the Senior team must stay with that discipline all the way through the competition.
5. RETURN of SCORES
Scores are to be returned each month by your club rep. to the organiser and also to your opposing team. These scores should reach the organiser as soon as possible in the month they are shot but will not be accepted if received after the Tenth (10) day of the next month. If scores are posted the date stamp will be accepted as proof of posting.
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3 points are awarded for a win; 3 points are awarded for a Bye or a match where an opponent team fails to return a score, 2 points for a draw and 1 point for a loosing team.
Matches may take place at any venue or be shot as a postal shoot.
8. TIME LIMIT
All rounds to be shot within the dates/month given on the fixture list.
Medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places for highest aggregated scores for the season, Dependant on entries.
Archers must enter scores for a minimum of 3 rounds for each discipline they shoot to qualify for an award.
Recurve Division 1 - The winner of this division will receive the SHROPSHIRE STAR CUP.
Compound Division 1 - The winner of this division will receive the SUPERFREIGHT SHIELD.
Barebow Division 1 - The winner of this division will receive the SHROPSHIRE ARCHERY SOCIETY SHIELD.
Longbow Division 1 – The winner of this division will receive the CARADOC trophy.
Junior Division 1 - The winner of this division will receive the PENTEL STATIONERY SHIELD.
All archers shooting must be affiliated to Shropshire Archery Society and Archery GB.
All shooting to comply with Archery GB rules of shooting.
If a club wants, because of time or space restrictions, archers may shoot 6 arrows per end but scores would not be eligible for handicap or County records, archers are encouraged to shoot 3 arrow ends whenever possible.
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Become an Archery Judge!
Want to learn new skills?
Here’s an opportunity to find out what’s involved in becoming a judge in our webinar on 5 April.
Archery needs judges to ensure that competitions run safely and fairly. Like all other sports, a team of officials is required to make sure the result at the end of the day is correct, and to help the competitors have a good day out. Archery is a friendly sport, and judging is another way of participating and can be fitted around other commitments, such as coaching. Any member of Archery GB aged 16 or over can train to become a judge, and there is a special scheme for Youth Judges (those aged 16-30).
This webinar is an opportunity to find out more about judging and what it involves, ask questions, and hear from some of our current judges who will be sharing their experiences.
Book this webinar
How to become a judge
5 April from 7-9pm
To join this webinar, please sign up through your members’ portal
For enquiries about booking this webinar or for issues logging into your members’ portal, please email email@example.com
In the meantime, you can also find out more about judging here and in our Guide to Becoming a Judge. Regional Judge Liaison Officers (JLOs) are based across the country and are available to help anyone interested in judging and to answer any questions you may have.
See what judges have to say about their role here.
Bowbrook Archer Max Oakley visits a local school to talk about Archery.......
We have been fortunate this week to welcome in some visitors to school to share their knowledge of different sports and to enthuse us with how we can also try new disciplines.
First up, we welcomed Max Oakley, a Y10 student at our of our academy trust schools, the Grove in Market Drayton, who has big ambitions: he is aiming to represent team GB at the Los Angeles 2028 Olympics in archery! Taking time out from his training (6 days a week) as well as his studies, Max shared his journey with us and how he had come to be a master at his sport. Max regularly shoots targets from 70 metres away, which must take a huge amount of patience, skill and concentration. He shared that he had tried many sports, but that he just found his thing with Archery. This completely ties in with out vision for PE and school sport; we want our children to experience different sports and activities so that they leave us with one sport or game they want to pursue. Thank you Max for coming and all the best in your training! Here he is with head boy Josh, who is also a keen archer down in Church Stretton.
If you would like to have a go at archery, a couple of opportunities are coming up for our children. Bowbrook Archers (www.bowbrook-archers.co.uk) are hosting a ‘family have a go day’ on Saturday 9 April. Please check out the website for more information, and directions. ‘Start archery week’ is also being held between 14-22 May through Start Archery at various local locations, More information can be found on their website at www.start archery.co.uk.
23rd March 2022
Huge Congratulations to Penny Healey!
Audco Archers associate member Penny Healey brings home the title as the recurve women's champion for The 2022 Indoor World Series Finals - read her story here
New for 2022
'Archers of Shropshire' & 'Shropshire County Team' Shirts
The new Archers of Shropshire shirts are now available to order and are open to any junior and senior Shropshire club archer. Initial orders to be placed by 30th April 2022. Download Information & Order Form Here
The new Shropshire County Team Shirts are for both juniors and seniors but are reserved for county team members. County Team members 2021 are invited to order. Initial orders to be placed by 3Oth April.
National Indoor Championships 4th & 5th December 2021, Stoneleigh Park.
Shropshire Archers continue their strong presence in major tournaments......
Junior Indoor Championship: - Congratulations goes to Bowbrook's Callum Piggott who won the Junior Indoor Championship overall title on Recurve and Bowbrook's Max Oakley who narrowly missed out on the Bronze medal to take 4th place. Well done also goes to Toby Wiggin - Audco, Katie Mundy-Gill Bowbrook, Lewis Bodkin - Audco, Violet Walker - Bowbrook & Tom Wiggin - Audco. Full list of result can be found here:- www.ianseo.net/Details.php?toId=9400
Senior Indoor Championship: - Congratulation goes to Bowbrook's Stuart Taylor who took the title for Gents Compound, Bowbrook's Stevie Kent 3rd place Gents Recurve & Bowbrook's Conor Hall 8th place. Recurve ladies Penny Healey AGB Shrops 5th place & Charlotte-Llewellyn-Smith AGB Shrops 7th place, Well done also goes to Yulia Larkin - Bowbrook, Lauren Rawlings - Bowbrook, Katie Tonkinson & Jessica Hulse - Audco, Amy Bode - Bowbrook. Junior archers Callum Piggott & Max Oakley - Bowbrook, shot in the Seniors for the first time. Ryan Holden - Bowbrook, Phil Hinckley - Bowbrook and Tim Skuker - Bowbrook. Shropshire County also won the Best County Team Trophy. Congratulations must also goes to Bowbrook's associate member Patrick Huston for taking the overall title on Recurve. Full Results can be found here:- www.ianseo.net/Details.php?toId=9399
Fantastic results to finish the year on - now all eyes on what our talented archers can achieve for 2022!
WMAS Senior Intercounty Shoot October 2021
Congratulation! To the Shropshire Senior Squad:- Yulia Lakins, Katie Tonkinson, Jenny Collins, Stevie Kent, Ryan Holden, Phil Hinckley, Rob Healey, Callum Piggott, Rebecca Bodkin, James Beckett, Ian Walker, Michelle Szulc, Ken Milloy.
Individual Awards went to :-
Yulia Larkins - Recurve Ladies, Gold Medal, Roy Matthews Medal
Katie Tonkinson - Recurve Ladies, Bronze Medal
Stevie Kent - Recurve Gents, Gold Medal, Roy Matthews Medal
Ryan Holden - Recurve Gents, Bronze Medal
Rebecca Bodkin - Compound Ladies, Gold Medal, Roy Matthews Medal
James Beckett - Compound Gents, Gold Medal, Roy Matthews Medal
Michelle Szulc - Ladies Longbow, Gold Medal, Roy Matthews Medal
Collectively the team won:-
Recurve Team - Gold Medal
Compound Team - Gold Medal
County Team Trophy
Result can be found here
Photos from the day here
More Shropshire County Success at the Archery GB Club and Volunteer Awards:-
Congratulation to AUDCO ARCHERS
Winners of the Community Club of the Year 2021
Croesoswallt Archers were placed 'Highly Commended' in the
top 3 clubs nominated for the award.
Full details of the awards can be found here
WMAS Junior Champions!
Congratulations to the Shropshire Junior Squad who have won the WMAS Junior Inter-County cup for the 4th year in a row! On Saturday 11th September the team competed in the WMAS Inter-County & Open Junior Championships hosted by Redhill Archers.
Congratulations to Penny Healey!
A record breaking weekend for Shropshire Archer Penny Healey.
Saturday 4th September 2021, Meriden Archery Club, Penny shot a 680 WA720 claiming a European Junior Record, along with a Junior and Senior UK National Record.
Sunday 5th September 2021, Penny won the Ladies Recurve National Tour Championships and is the youngest National Tour Champion at just 16 years old!
What a fantastic achievement!