Anchor Bowmen Archery Club News

Anchor Bowmen Archery Club News

Autumn Goings On

GeneralPosted by Tim Thu, September 13, 2018 21:35:50
We've got lots of things going on this Autumn at Anchor Bowmen...

Apart from the last few shooting days before the outdoor season completes, the club is also running a number of Taster sessions to give anyone a chance to have a go archery in a safe and relaxed atmosphere. We're also starting a new beginner's course in November that will run for 5 weeks until early December.

On top of the funding we received for Longbow making equipment there is to be another longbow making course in late November. The last two were greatly received by those taking up the challenge and made their own "proper" English Longbow!

See the attached flyer for more details of our "goings on".

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Barries shot at gold

GeneralPosted by Andy Harrison Mon, September 26, 2016 17:24:40
Divine intervention points Barrie to the Gold at the end of the rainbow!
(2016 Derbyshire County Championships)

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TreeTops fund raiser

GeneralPosted by Andy Harrison Sun, September 11, 2016 19:38:46
Thanks to the Magnificent 7 (Meg, Mo, Dave, Andy, Wendy, Chris and Harry) who gave up their entire Sunday (including missing the league shoot) to run 5 hours of have a go sessions at Elvaston Castle today.

The weather was abnormally perfect, warm enough for shirt sleeves without dehydration.

Traffic was slow but steady through the afternoon and we managed to get 58 people the chance to shoot. Not as many as we had hoped for but a surprisingly large number were very interested in moving onto a beginners course and had not been aware of the club before today.

We raised £121 for TreeTops which contributes to the near £20,000 they believe they raised today (mostly from the entries for the colour rush itself).

Anyway thanks again team, you deserve the glass of wine tonight (except Harry of course as alcohol is a terrible old persons habit you should avoid at all cost).

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ABAC Stall at September Treetops Charity Event

GeneralPosted by Tim Mon, August 15, 2016 13:42:09
ABAC will once again be helping raise funds for Treetops Hospice at their "Colour Rush and Family Fun Day" which is being held at Elvaston Castle Country Park, Derby on Sun 11th September (11am - 5pm).
You don't have to take part in the Colour Rush run itself, just come along and join the spectacle...and maybe try your hand at "shooting a few golds" too.

For more details see this link:

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Treetops Hospice - Easter Egg Hunt 2016

GeneralPosted by Tim Wed, April 27, 2016 13:22:49
Anchor Bowmen Archery Club were asked for the third year in a row to open our ‘Have-A-Go’ stall in support of the Treetops Hospice Great Easter Egg Hunt. The club accepted the invitation from our adopted charity knowing it was being held on Easter Saturday.

As usual we had plenty of volunteers put their names forward to support this very worthy course fully well knowing we had to be at the Asterdale Sports Ground for 7:30am to load up the van which for the first time being supplied and driven by Jake Evans. This saved us the usual logistical nightmare of trying to fit the equipment into our cars. The only downside was that the ground was boggy so we had to carry the equipment from the containers to the van in the car park. Through a combination of manpower and the mower we got the eight bosses, stands, quivers, arrows, safety lines, safety signs, perimeter poles, bracers, finger tabs etc.

We got to Treetops Hospice and went about setting up our safe location. We placed the poles and roped off and area to ensure we operated within a safe environment, setup the stall and bosses and got this all achieved by 08:45am. 15 minutes ahead of schedule – game on !

Volunteers (left to right); Andy, Meg, Nick, Derrick, Roger, Elliott, Scott, Anthony, Chris, Terry, Pat, Anne, Gary, Mo, Dave and Jake.

The day went well even though it was colder and wetter than previous years. We maintained a steady flow of customers in between the rain showers. The club volunteers always ensured they had a smile on their faces at all times or it could have been the coffee and hob-nobs that Meg had supplied. This year we pinned hand-made paper Easter Eggs (made by Meg and her mum) on the targets and when a have-a-goer hit one of these paper eggs they would win a chocolate Easter Egg donated by Nick.

We had another Personal Best year making £212.00 for the hospice. We charged the same as previous years, £2 per 6 arrows, so taking into account the weather we did really well. As we looked around the stalls we did have a steady flow of people compared to other activities that we are available on the day.

A big personal thank you to our sainted volunteers who never fail to deliver when asked to whatever the weather, time or location.

Great Job Done ! Thank You

Mo (Membership Secretary)

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Useful documents from Belvoir Archers

GeneralPosted by Andy Harrison Sat, August 01, 2015 17:01:33
Belvoir Archers (Nottinghamshire) have kindly provided permission for us to 'borrow' the following documents for our use.

Firstly a document that describes the rounds, handicaps and various award schemes that are available to us. Note that some of these (Rose and FITA star awards etc) require you to shoot the qualifying score in recognized tournaments.

The second document is a very well put together guide to what to expect when you go to your first 'away' tournament. This would have been really useful before I attended my first event!!

Have a read and I hope you find it informative.

Andy Harrison - Equipment Officer

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DAC Longbow Open Shoot

GeneralPosted by Tim Mon, June 22, 2015 16:19:20

Hi Everyone,

Just a short report on last Sundays Kedleston shoot [14th June 2015] with the long-bowers. The weather was a little changeable, lots of fine rain showers, but everyone seemed to be ok and enjoying themselves. There were Archers from lots of different places which made for lots of new faces at a well-attended annual event.

Our archers had a few triumphs with at least 3 personal bests, but no medals this time. lol, maybe next time.

A good afternoons shooting was had by all. They are all looking forward to next years gathering.

WELL DONE TO ALL [Full results can be found on our tournaments page.]


P.S. A big well done to India and Connor in their first longbow tournament.

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Treetops Hospice Charity Event

GeneralPosted by Tim Fri, April 10, 2015 13:26:12

Following a request made my Treetops Hospice (Risley) after last years’ success, we were asked back again to setup our ‘Have A Go Archery’ stall for their Easter Egg Hunt.

As last year, it was an early start on Easter Saturday meeting at the Asterdale for 8am to load up our cars, Tony was dragged out of bed to take the bosses in his pick-up. The downside was we had a fair amount of rain over the week and we may have left some ruts on the Asterdale ground (hopefully no-one will notice). We made our way over to Treetops via a slight detour but we won’t mention that. The team unloaded and setup in record time after a number of debates due to Treetops also being water-logged but we found somewhere safe to setup our stall.

After a slow start our stall soon got busy with people of all ages wanting a go at archery, we made £210 which is up from last years’ £174. We were charging £2 per 6 arrows so you can calculate we saw 105 people but the reality is we did give a few people free goes so the team actually saw more customers than the final figures indicate. The ground was muddy and the weather was cloudy and cold but the team remained motivated for the 5 hours we spent raising money for the charity.

I would like to extend my thanks to all our volunteers on behalf of ABAC and Treetops Hospice.

Mo Hussain, Membership Secretary

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