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Stourbridge Company of Archers' Newsletter December 2007

We would like to wish all our readers a very happy Christmas and an accurate New Year! Enjoy.

Records Reports

New Records

Luke Pennell Short National 532 Club and County Record
Luke Pennell Worcester 258 Club and County Record

Worcester Summer League

We were fifth out of seven.

West Midlands Summer Postal

We were third in Division 2, being beaten by Saints & Sinners, and Redditch.

Shoot Dates:

16 December - Frostbite at Somers - Hot food available. Recurve archers urgently needed.
6 January 2008 - SCOA 25m FITA at Harry Mitchell Centre, Smethwick.
11 January - Indoor Postal match at Perryfields. Recurve archers urgently required.
13 January - Frostbite, hot food provided. Recurve archers urgently required. (Are you getting the gist of this??)
1 February - Indoor postal (above applies!)
3 February - Frostbite (ditto)
10 February - Wyre Forest Portsmouth, at Stourport.

Shoot Reports

Redditch Stafford - 25th November

The second round of the Garrington Cup was a 30m Stafford hosted by Redditch Company of Archers. SCOA took six archers and returned with a fine haul of medals and raffle prizes.

Brian and Keith took first place in both the Longbow and Barebow with Dave Johnson and Roger Hanson both attaining Classification Medals.

In addition we received a couple of raffle prizes.

Dave's Quiz

Answers to Quiz 44:

  1. Knitting
  2. China
  3. Thirteen
  4. Candlestick
  5. Liquid clay
  6. Scottish Dancing
  7. Calligraphy
  8. The name of the country.
  9. Fell walking
  10. The study and collection of coins
  11. November
  12. Jorvik

Quiz 45:

  1. What tree is mentioned in the Christmas song, "The Twelve Days of Christmas"?
  2. When is the feast of St. Stephen.
  3. In the Christmas song, what was roasting on the open fire?
  4. Who was Scrooge's dead business partner in "A Christmas Carol"?
  5. Electric Christmas tree lights were first used in what year?
  6. When are the twelve days of Christmas?
  7. What country did poinsettias come from?
  8. What is the all-time best selling Christmas recording?
  9. How many gifts would you receive if you received all the gifts in the song "The Twelve Days of Christmas"?
  10. What was the poem commonly known as "The night before Christmas" originally called?
  11. Good King Wenceslas was the King of which country?
  12. Who invented the Christmas Cracker?
  13. Where did the real St. Nicholas live?
  14. Who was the first English monarch to have a Christmas Tree?

Thoughts from the shooting Line

A bad shot is easy to achieve
A good one is very hard to attain
But when you get a really good one it feels oh so good