The 40th NFAS National Championships were held at Arley Hall and Gardens in Cheshire.
The weather stayed dry for the most part. The torrential rain came down once most people were off the course on Sunday thankfully. Thanks to the course layers for two testing but thoroughly enjoyable courses and to all involved with the administration.
Congratulations to the following members for their medal placements:
Scott Stanbury – 2nd Gents Freestyle
Paul Meeson – 2nd Gents Hunting Tackle
Kate Meeson – 2nd Under 16 Girls AFB
Jacob Whitty – 3rd Under 12 Boys Barebow
Final placings for the other Artemis members who also competed:
Kay-Leona Hodgkinson – 4th Ladies Longbow
Mark Taylor – 5th Gents Compund Limited
Helen Surman – 5th Ladies Compound Limited
Andy Betts – 7th Gents AFB
Paul Wolliscroft – 8th Gents Compound Limited
Matt O’Flynn – 11th Gents Barebow
Emma Whitty – 11th Ladies Barebow
Evan Surman – 31st Gents Barebow
Ian Whitty – 35th Gents Barebow
Congratulations also to the Artemis Barebow team (Ian, Emma and Jacob Whitty and Matt O’Flynn) for their 3rd place.
The last chance for practice before the Nationals meant a trip to Sansom wood for Pines Park’s pre champs open shoot. Eight Artemis members arrived for the shoot on a sunny Sunday morning.
We were rewarded with a completely new course of thirty-six paper faces, no walk backs and a very good mix of distances. Not an easy course but a very enjoyable one. Thanks to all at Pines Park archers for a great day.
Sunday saw eight members of Artemis attend Wolverine Archers’ open shoot. The weather started off a little bit damp but thankfully the trees provided sufficient cover to keep us mainly dry throughout the day.
The course was very enjoyable and some shots were more than a little bit challenging. At the end of the day when all the results were in, Artemis had a pretty good showing.
Congratulations to all the members of Artemis who attended the 3D National Championships this year at Osmaston Park.
The weather conditions on Sunday made it a somewhat challenging day with most people finishing the day completely soaked to the skin. Thanks to Mark for transporting the gala tent that made the evenings somewhat drier and more sociable than would have been otherwise possible. Just need to get some smokeless fuel for the fire pit next time
Congratulations to the following for their medal placements:
This will be a full 36 Big Game Faces course with shoot through catering.
Start time will be 10:00am prompt.
Please car share where possible as parking spaces are limited. Also, be advised the lane has residents at the start and the track is potholed in places so if you could observe a max speed limit of 15mph please.
The wood is located in Belper at the very end of a long Wyver Lane, so please keep following the track to the end. The postcode is DE56 2UB, OS Grid SK3449,Longitude 1.491° Latitude 53.046°
Directions will be out once in Belper, head for the North Mill.