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Indoor Archery suspended

Following the Government’s announcement that Hertfordshire has moved into Tier 4 restrictions, all archery at Rickmansworth School Sports Hall can no longer take place.

When the Tiers are reviewed, let’s hope things will change in our favour so we can once again be back on the shooting line!

We sincerely hope you all will still be able to have a happy Christmas and see you all again next year!

Indoor archery date changes

Unfortunately indoor archery will be cancelled on the following dates:

  • Thursday 17 December
  • Sunday 20 December
  • Tuesday 22 December

Have a happy Christmas and New Year, wishing you all good health and much more archery next year!

Indoor archery suspended until December 2020

In line with the new government guidelines coming into force on Thursday 5 November 2020, there will be no indoor archery taking place. This is obviously a great disappointment for us all but at the same time it is important in the fight against the virus.

We will of course keep you all updated with any changes as and when they occur but, we do not anticipate any more archery indoors until Sunday 6th December 2020 at the earliest.

As always, if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact any member of the committee and we will do our best to help out. Keep safe and we all look forward to shooting again as soon as it’s permitted.

And the 2019-2020 Club Handicap Improver Trophy goes to…

Each year we recognise the archer that has improved their handicap the most during the season. Competition for this was tight with Richard Farmer taking 3rd place and Claire Byfield taking 2nd, but taking 1st place was Anoosh Liddell.

Congratulations to all and very well done! Here’s hoping that the forthcoming year will be more fruitful for us all.

No matter what your archery skill level is, please do keep submitting your scores as each one counts!

New club record holders for 2019-2020

A massive 21 new clubs records were made this year. Our new club record holders are:

American Flat Bow

Roman Damaschin

Senior Gents

  • Portsmouth – 430 points

Barebow

William Thorne

U12 Gents

  • Bray II – 218 points
  • Portsmouth – 430 points

Anoosh Liddell

Senior Ladies

  • Bray I – 175 points
  • Frostbite – 239 points
  • Portsmouth – 496 points
  • Worcester – 208 points
  • WA50m – 215 points

Compound

Maureen Miller

Senior Ladies

  • Bray II – 264 points
  • Worcester – 272 points

Adrian Currall

Senior Gents

  • WA50m – 597 points
  • 3 doz. metric @ 90m
  • 122cm face – 282 points

Damir Pongrac

Senior Gents

  • Frostbite – 346 points
  • Bray II – 276 points

Longbow

Debbie Brown

Senior Ladies

  • Worcester – 99 points

Recurve

Nick Hunter

Senior Gents

  • Portsmouth – 584 points

Olga Leticevscaia

Senior Ladies

  • Junior Warwick – 344 points

Claire Byfield

Senior Ladies

  • Portsmouth – 550 points
  • WA70m – 278 points
  • Frostbite – 300 points

Hayden Cookson

U12 Gents

  • Portsmouth – 338 points

Very well done to all!

Club members classifications awarded

The following archers have achieved classifications over the past year. Huge congratulations to everyone!

Indoor classifications (October 2019 – March 2020)

Archer

Damir Pongrac

Adrian Currall

Adrian Currall

Claire Byfield

Richard Farmer

Mario Camillo

Olga Leticevscaia

Hayden Cookson (jr)

Bowstyle

Senior Gents Compound

Senior Gents Recurve

Senior Gents Compound

Senior Ladies Recruve

Senior Gents Compound

Senior Gents Recurve

Senior Ladies Recurve

U12 Gents Recurve

Classification

B (re-validated)

C

C

C

D

E

F

F

Outdoor classifications (April 2020 – September 2020)

Adrian Currall

Olga Leticevscaia

Senior Gents Compound

Senior Ladies Recurve

1st Class

3rd Class

Success at the Hertfordshire County Indoor Championships!

It’s been a very strange year with far fewer competitions and tournaments taking place. But one tournament that did go ahead this year was the Hertfordshire County Indoors, at which Rickmansworth Archery Club members performed brilliantly! Huge congratulations to the following members:

  • Nick Hunter and Kieron Lehmann-Mayne who placed 5th and 11th respectively in the Senior Gents Recurve
  • Claire Byfield who placed 3rd in the Senior Ladies Recurve
  • William Thorne who placed 1st in the Junior Under 12 Barebow

The Club also took 5th place in the team event, which was made up of the above archers and Mario Camillo.

Well done everyone!

Plans for indoor shooting during the pandemic

Following confirmation from Archery GB that indoor shooting can continue, the Club Committee has been working with Rickmansworth School to create a plan that should allow as many archers as possible to shoot, while ensuring a COVID-19 compliant shooting environment.

All club members should have received an email from the Chairman with the procedure for indoor shooting. There is a restricted number of spaces per session but this is compensated for by additional sessions. Our approach is intended to ensure that there is as much opportunity and fairness for everyone to have a great indoor season. 

If you have any questions about the indoor shooting procedure please contact the committee.