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Junior National Indoor Champs 2016 - Portsmouth

ResultsPosted by Tim Fri, December 09, 2016 15:53:58

The Junior National Indoor Champs were held at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire on Saturday 3rd December.

It was a very closely fought competition across all age categories. The JB U18's category was won with a record score of 595. The top three in the JB U16's category were separated by two points, with the winner being decided on golds. For full report see link.

Lewis Haslam was the only Anchor Bowmen representative at the championship. Once again he's done the Club & county proud, scoring 558 & coming home with the silver medal in the JB U14's.

Reported By : Jamie Haslam (Proud Dad)



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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:


http://www.treetopshospice.org.uk/events/colour-rush/


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ABAC at the Junior National Champs 2016

ResultsPosted by Tim Wed, July 20, 2016 13:55:02

Congratulations to Elliot & Lewis on their achievements at the Junior National Champs. The event was held over the weekend of 2-3 July & was the biggest ever. With over 330 of GB's best young archers, across all disciplines, shooting it out across 91 targets....it was quite a spectacle!

Saturday was Metrics day and Elliot, shooting a Metric I for the first time, scored 1001 which place him 20th in a very competitive field. Lewis, shooting a Metric III, scored a massive 1249, placing him 2nd & winning him a silver medal.

The Bristol rounds were on Sunday. Elliot came in 15th, with 1020 for a Bristol I & Lewis, shooting the Bristol III, was eventually placed 4th.

Jamie Haslam





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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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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.]

Lesley

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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DCAA Indoor Champs. 2015

ResultsPosted by Tim Fri, April 10, 2015 13:13:37
It was a fair turnout for Anchor Bowmen archers at the enjoyable DCAA Senior and Junior Indoor championship, hosted at Derby University over the weekend of the 14th & 15th of March 2015.

It was great to see our Junior Recurve members doing so well with Ethan Hall taking 1st place (and overall junior champion boy) in the Under 18 competition, Elliott Wilson taking 1st in the Under 16 competition and Lewis Haslam coming first in the Boys Under 12 competition.

Another noticeable win was for Tim Simmonds in the Gent's Longbow competition. It's about time he won something! smiley

Full results can be found on our tournaments page.

Well done to all!







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New Club News Page!

GeneralPosted by Tim Thu, September 25, 2014 18:27:53
We have now introduced a new club news page to make posting of news by any committee members easier.

You will now find our old news on our archive page.



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