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Hello folks - we've not forgotten you - here we are again! For our new members - welcome to SCOA - this is your Newsletter. Anything you want to know about club activities could (??) be in this publication.
Due to the length of time since the last newsletter, we will just put in the latest news for you.
B.A. Winter Postals 2003/4 (Final Results)
West Midlands Summer Postal League
After the June match we are lying sixth out of eight. Bruce Turley was the highest longbow score with a 265 Long Western, and Wendy Taylor had the second highest handicap adjusted score of 1512.
County of Worcester Summer Postal League
Things are not so good in the Worcester Postals, as we are last after two matches. However, we had the highest longbow score in June with Bruce Turley's 265, the third highest recurve lady with Jo Horner's 704, and the highest handicap adjusted score with Wendy Taylor's 1512.
The duplication is because one shoot covered two competitions!
Reminder: Our positions in these competitions could be improved if our high handicap archers or juniors took part (as I think we may have mentioned before)? Help!
|Gemma Williams||Short Junior National||307||Club Record|
|Ashley Bourne||Short Metric IV||438||Club Record|
|Anna Mussi||Short Junior Warwick||347||Club Record (May)|
|Matthew Ingram||Short Junior Warwick||???||Club Record (July)|
|Margaret Hanson||St. George||620||Club Record|
|Margaret Hanson||Long Warwick||318||Club Record|
Derek is tidying up his record cupboard. If you want a copy of your old records, please see him by 31 August, after which old records will be destroyed.
SCOA's Hagley National - 9 May
The winners were: Ladies: Wendy Taylor; Gents: Mick Devitt; Junior: Adam Bourne. Highest straight score winners for the President's Trophies were: Compound - Bob Hanson, and Recurve - Roger Hanson. The Trophies will be presented at the AGM.
SCOA's Breakfast Shoot - 20 June
Fifteen people attended this shoot, including two juniors. Janice struggled bravely with the cookers and managed to produce (as usual) a wonderful breakfast under adverse conditions. Results: Jo Horner won the ladies recurve; Peter Clarke won the gents recurve, and Bill Gamble won the gents compound. Well done to everyone who attended.
Does anyone know where the Club arrow straightener is? (The Green one). Please return it, as we've got a lot of bent arrows. (If this is published after it's been returned, apologies!)
Dates for your Diary
SCOA Open Shoots
15 August - Albion. We will need people to help us on this shoot. We are looking for willing gentlemen to assist on the day, to help move targets between distances. Please give Bob a ring.
5 September - Sheriff's Western
SCOA Club Shoots
8 August - Postal Match - Nationals (varying distances)
12 September - All-comers Warwick
Annual General Meeting
Our AGM this year will be held at Halesowen United Church on 6 October. You will receive official notification in due course from Jo, when you will have the opportunity to put forward any suggestions or nominations.
Your annual subscriptions are due on 15 August. You will shortly be receiving a request for this money from the Treasurer and it would assist if you could pay promptly.
Reminder - Please return your slip to Bob Hanson if you've not already done so.
May I take this opportunity to welcome new junior members. Junior membership has not been this high for quite a few years. Perhaps the 'not quite so new' junior archers will make our recent newcomers feel welcome, and give them some moral support.
There is an AAS badge scheme, which allows young archers to achieve recognition for their shooting at various levels as they progress. To enter, please submit three separate score sheets each containing 3 dozen arrows at the same distance. This may or may not be part of a recognised round, but it must be your first three dozen arrows shot. So, for example, you may enter a Short National score sheet for an AAS badge, but not a Short Warwick, because this round only has two dozen arrows at the first distance.
Please put the name of the round, your date of birth (and your shooting number for the Records Officer), and hand them to Derek or me. You may post scoresheets in the tin for Derek, or in the plastic wallet on the Junior notice board.
For further details, just ask! Happy shooting!
Martin Dorrance (Junior Section Leader)
Answers to Quiz 31
Quiz No. 32
It's never too late to be the archer you think you could have been.