Full day for Gordano Valley Archers
PUBLISHED: 15:03 27 April 2011
Gordano Archers gather to hold their annual St George's Day shoot.
GORDANO Valley Archers held their annual St George’s Day Shoot at their ground on Sunday.
Archers gathered early in the morning preparing to spend the full day shooting. Each archer shot nine dozen arrows differing distances.The youngest archers shooting 20, 15 and 10 yards, while the experienced gents shot three dozen arrows at 60, 80 and 100 yards.
Various bow styles were used from the ancient English longbow to the modern compound bows. Lunchtime was turned over to a fun shoot as an Easter egg hunt got under way with the younger archers shooting to win eggs by hitting images on the targets.
Winners - highest unadjusted beginner: Trudie Hill; St George’s Junior Ladies Cup: Chessie Crook; St George’s Junior Gents Cup: Callum Day; St George’s Ladies Cup adjusted scores: Bex Day; St George’s Gents Cup adjusted scores: Tony Jones; St Georges Shield Ladies Recurve: Bex Day; St Georges Shield Gents Recurve: Keith Sutherland; St Georges Shield Gents Compound: Tim Mustin-Twells.
The Crusader Goblets being fought for by those starting at either 100 or 80 yards was to prove to be close in each category with Nicky Solomon taking the Ladies Recurve, Tim Mustin-Twells the Gents Compound, Paul Maines the Gents Recurve and Karl Day won the Gents Barebow.
Gordano Valley Archers will be hosting a have-a-go stand at the North Somerset Show on May bank holiday. The club will be awarding prizes of free beginners’ courses at the club worth £35 every hour throughout the show to the persons shooting closest to the gold.
Beginners’ courses run over six weeks on Sunday mornings. They will be found in the bottom field near the tractor pulling and rifle shooting. For more information about the club please visit www.gordano-valley-archers.co.uk