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Open Shoot – 28th October 2012

We would just like to say THANK YOU to all the archers for coming to our shoot today. We hope you had a good day, a little damp I know, never nice.

Glad to offer our shoot to the NFAS Members in return for all the great shoots we have enjoyed this year. You are such nice folks, see you soon.

The shoot report and full results are now available along with a few photographs from the day.

Mark Taylor


NFAS National Championships 2012

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.


Maintenance Day – Saturday 22nd September

Just a quick reminder that there is a maintenance day at the wood on Saturday. We’re  trying to get the wood in order for the upcoming shoot in October.

Work to be completed is general clearing and raking of targets 19-36. Targets 1-18 were done on the last maintenance day.

Please bring the usual tools if you have them. Rakes, gloves, shears, loppers, etc. Mark is going to attempt to cut back the hedgerow on the lane all being well.

Hope to see you there.


Pines Park Archers – 9th September 2012

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.

Well done to:

  • Kay-Leona Hodgkinson – 1st Ladies Longbow
  • Mark Taylor – 2nd Gents Compund Limited
  • Helen Surman – 2nd Ladies Compound Limited
  • Paul Meeson – 2nd Gents AFB
  • Kate Meeson – 2nd U16 Girls AFB
  • Andy Betts – 7th Gents AFB
  • Evan Surman – 7th Gents Barebow
  • John Pocklington – 8th Gents HT

Full shoot report is available on the NFAS website

E.F.A.A Shoot on October 7th is cancelled

The Artemis Archers E.F.A.A. October International Round has been canceled.

Thanks for the E.F.A.A. support in 2012, see you all in the new year. Dates for our 2013 E.F.A.A. shoots can be found on our E.F.A.A Shoots page. We look forward to seeing you there.


Wolverine Open Shoot – 2nd September 2012

Some Artemis members at the Wolverine presentation

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.

  • Kay-Leona Hodgkinson – 1st Ladies Longbow
  • Helen Surman – 2nd Ladies Compound Limited
  • Andy Betts – 3rd Gents AFB
  • Matt O’Flynn – 3rd Gents Barebow
  • Emma Whitty – 3rd Ladies Barebow
  • Jacob Whitty – 3rd U12 Barebow

Well done everyone!

3D National Championships 2012

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 Smile

Congratulations to the following for their medal placements:

    • Paul Meeson 2nd Gents AFB
    • Kay-Leona Hodgkinson 2nd Ladies Longbow
    • Kate Meeson 2nd U16 Girls AFB
    • Jacob Whitty 2nd U12 Boys Barebow
    • Phillip Meeson 3rd U16 Boys HT

Final placings for the other Artemis members:

    • Helen Surman 4th Ladies Compound Limited
    • Scott Stanbury 5th Gents Freestyle
    • Mark Taylor 6th Gents Compund Limited
    • Paul Wooliscroft 7th Gents Compound Limited
    • Celeste Batten 8th Ladies Compound Unlimited
    • Matt O’Flynn 8th Gents Barebow
    • Emma Whitty 9th Ladies Barebow
    • Andy Betts 12th Gents AFB
    • John Bloomfield 14th Gents Compound Unlimited
    • Ann Williamson 17th Ladies Barebow
    • Evan Surman 34th Gents Barebow
    • Alan Errington 44th Gents Barebow
    • Ian whitty 46th Gents Barebow

Bring on the National Championships in September.

N.F.A.S. Open Shoot – 28th October 2012

Artemis Archers are pleased to announce we will be putting on our next open shoot on the 28th October 2012.

Bookings are being taken by Helen Surman or via the website.

Tel: 07710 158850 (6-9pm only please) or email:

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.