BEGINNERS COURSE 2020
Due To The Outbreak Of The Corona-virus (COVID-19)
We Have Had To Postpone Our Beginners Courses
We Will Keep Our Website Updated Once We Know More
The 2019 Halloween shoot went down very well today in the sunshine and breeze. The prize for best costume went to Graham Waudby, although he didn’t think it completely through, as it is very tricky to sit down with 6 arrows in your back and also very difficult to negotiate the loo, as witnessed watching him backing out.
There were some great costumes on show and a lot of thought had gone into them.
Bats blood soup, cakes and biscuits supplied by Caz, Mike and Karen and decorations by Robin.
The only minus score of the day from Karen D received a bronze medal, well done Karen.
The winners for the Longbow were:
Bronze Paul N with 52 points
Silver Sue J and Dennis W with 60 points
Gold Amanda W with 74 points
The winners for the Recurve were:
Bronze Graham W with 76
Silver Richard W with 90 points
Gold Sue L with 114 points
Archers of Bridlington & Burton Agnes have for quite a number of years been involved in a 3 way club beginners competition.
This years competition was to be held at our club but a lack of numbers from the other 2 clubs meant we had to cancel the shoot. A decision was made to have a club shoot and one with a difference - 3 teams were set up, club members, beginners in their first year of shooting and beginners straight (literally) off a beginners course.
The handicap was the distances shot. A western round was chosen, 60 & 50 yards for club members, 40 & 30 yards for beginners in their first year of shooting and 30 & 20 yards for beginners straight off their beginners course. It was difficult to call just who would win this.
The shoot went really well on a sunny, warm and slightly breezy day. Karen Hunt was the judge for the shoot and kept everyone in order, which is not an easy task at this club. The half time break was enjoyed by all with cakes and biscuits provided by Carole and Karen with Caz ensuring everyone had a beverage where required. The result of the competition was very interesting with the beginners straight off the course coming in 1st place, with the beginners in their first year in 2nd place and the Club members coming in 3rd place.
Medals were given to all who attended and a best gold trophy was awarded for each teams best gold, with Richard, Gary and Martin taking these home.
Thanks to all who attended today and for assisting with set up and putting away, which was done in record time.
All the way from Liverpool for a have-a-go!
The Liverpool Boys Brigade and Leaders (26 in all) enjoyed a have-a-go at the club on the 30th of July, perfectly organised by our club members.
Some fine shooting added to their enjoyment, well done all we will see you again.
The East Yorkshire Championship Competition held at Burton Constable last Sunday 4th Aug.
Our very own Sue Jones was the winner of the Ladies Longbow, Terry Jones won 3rd place of Gents Longbow, Terry & Sue won the Jack & Jill & Sue also won Worst White!
Congratulations to them both.
Welcome from Archers of Bridlington & Burton Agnes based at Burton Agnes Sports Field.
Recently the Club (following committee authorisation to apply) were fortunate enough to secure funding by way of a Grant from the ‘Lissett Wind Farm Community Fund’ to improve club facilities. The project was named: ‘Club Expansion – Lightening the Load’.
Archers of Bridlington & Burton Agnes Archery Club, as many non-profit making sport clubs rely on club subs to maintain the day to day running costs. To move forward with projects can be very difficult as without increasing subs substantially this is just not possible.
One of the biggest problems the Club struggles with is the weight of the targets which are made out of straw. It takes 2 reasonably strong people to manoeuvre/lift these onto the stands. A significant number of the Clubs members are unable to do this due to age (young and old), injuries and a lack of physical strength. This results in an added burden to the few Club members that are able to undertake this task.
In addition to the above the Club was also struggling with a lack of storage space in general and in desperate need of a larger storage container.
The Grant will enable the Club to purchase a new to the Club (second hand) 20 foot container and 12 lighter Danage targets, which are much lighter than the straw targets currently in use. The clubs smaller container will also be donated to the Bowls Club based on the same site.
The award of the Grant will ensure that going forward almost all of the Clubs members will feel able to put up targets and take them down, including our junior members (where able to). Currently junior members are not allowed to undertake this task as per the Club Risk Assessment, which will now be altered to reflect this.
Archers of Bridlington & Burton Agnes would like to thank the Lissett Wind Farm Community Fund for this Grant. The Club will be able to expand as a result of the improvement in facilities and increased storage space. This will make a significant difference to the club and its members, thereby allowing more people to engage in the sport and also more importantly our older members to stay in the sport for longer. Another benefit to all Club members will be a reduced risk of sustaining injuries from manoeuvring heavy targets.
Welcome New Members
ABBA welcomes our 5 new Club members.
Cathy, Steph, Stuart, Carole and Emma.
All have completed their beginners course and all have received their 252 at 20 yards badge.
An impressive result from 5 very talented Archers. Well done to you all.
Interclub Competition 2018
On 23/09/2018 Abba took their team down to Panda Bowmen as a part of our customary interclub competition. Our 3 beginners Sam Smith, Liam Smith & Malcolm Cunnington came 2nd in the shoot so well done to them.
Martin Blakebrough won Gold in the Recurve with Eric Cromack winning a silver, also Dennis Wilcockson won a medal in the longbow section. Well done to all who took part.
Many thanks to Panda Bowmen for hosting the event, it was a fantastic day enjoyed by all.
Beginners Course Spring 2019
Spring has certainly sprung with our 5 new trainees doing the beginners course.
All have done extremely well from day 1 and now at week 5 of 6 they have all just claimed their 252 badges for 20 yards. From Left to Right:
Stuart with Longbow, Carole with Recurve, Emma with Recurve, Cathy with Recurve and Steph with Longbow.
This is a great achievement for them all and certainly not one that was expected.
They are all brilliant.
Young Farmers Event
On Tuesday 10th July ABBA were host to the young farmers, a group of 16 people of all ages.
Some fantastic shooting was seen by all so well done to all who took part. Medals were awarded at the end of the evening for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place based on 18 arrows.
The Taffinator Award 2019
Congratulations to Emma and Carole who were both recipients of the Taffinator award for best Gold of the day on their beginners course.
All 5 on the course put arrows in the gold and it was a close call each time but Emma and Carole just got that little bit closer.
Well done to you both.