June 28, 2011
enthusiasts target Berrow for longbow tournament
of archery enthusiasts from across the UK gathered in Berrow at
the weekend to compete in a national tournament.
Coastal Archers hosted the eighth Somerset meeting of the British
Long-Bow Society at Red Road Playing Field in Berrow on Saturday
(25th June), as pictured here.
meeting always proves popular and again saw large numbers of archers
attending, some of whom had travelled considerable distances.
The brisk wind provided challenging conditions for those taking
The archers competed in a 'round shot, two-way Weston Round',
where there were two rows of targets facing each other and the
archers had to shoot first one way and then back the other. Four
dozen arrows were shot at 60 yards and then four dozen arrows
were shot at 50 yards.
though this tournament has a reputation for being very relaxed
with most archers shooting for enjoyment, the top positions are
all hotly contended by both ladies and gentlemen," Dorothy
Rockett from the Coastal
Archers told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
The results were as follows: 1st Lady Most Hits Mavis Reynold,
Cheltenham Archers; 2nd Lady Highest Score Maureen Read, Moorshall
Bowmen; 3rd Lady Most Golds Val Scull, Exeter Archers. Gentlemen:
1st Gent Most Hits Dave Williams, Newport Pagnell Archers; 2nd
Gent Highest Score Willy Maybury, Launceston; 3rd Gent Andy Oakes,
Exeter Archers. Junior Gentleman: 1st Jnr Gent Matthew Gash, Margam
Archers. The John and Margaret Lewis Trophy for the best gold
was won by Keith Hicks from the Coastal Archers.
Coastal Archers is a local club with both competitive and social
archers. New members are always welcomed and more details are
available at here.
Ron Elston from Wellington Bowmen won the humorously designed
and named Most Petticoats Trophy
A display of gonfalons - heraldic banners - was performed
at the event by Exeter Archers, Torquay Archers, Deerpark Archers,
Kenwith Archers, Coastal Archers and Margam Archers