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Brixham Archers’ NFAS Open 36x3Ds 08 Sept 2019   Recently updated !

We had 60 entrants for this shoot, but unfortunately, we had a number of cancellations due to injuries and illness: get well soon! So on a lovely September’s morning, 54 archers took to our newly laid course.

They were greeted with the smell of good quality sausages/bacon/eggs and coffee/tea and vegetarian options, we were blessed with good shooting weather and the shoot got underway. The club has been working hard digging in routes and steps, so although our course is “undulating” (!) all archers of all ages were able to traverse the course and enjoy the shots…….I say, ‘enjoy the shots’……..; we created a technically tricky and testing course to hopefully test all archers’ skill, (our course has been completed by a 9-year-old with a bow drawing less than 12#s), so it’s not about long stretched shots but more about finding the window, adjusting your stance, avoiding the trees and going for it!

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252 Scheme

The 252 scheme consists of shooting 3 dozen arrows at increasing distances using Imperial scoring, with 6 sighter arrows first.  When a score of 252 or more is achieved, a quiver badge is awarded for displaying the distance and the legend 252.  These are available at 20, 30, 40, 50, 60 80 and 100 yard distances. (more…)


Advice from Nix for archers going to their first tournament

I remember my first indoor tournament very clearly. Butterflies in the stomach, sweaty palms, worried I’d get pulled up by the judges for doing something wrong, worried I’d not know what to do, perplexed by the “rule 307” dress code and ultimately feeling like I wanted to run away from it all!

Move forward five years and I’ve made it to national level tournaments and love the friendly atmosphere on the shooting line. My experience in both Devon & Cornwall competitions, and further afield is that everyone is super friendly and will help you loads. The archery community is a welcoming and encouraging bunch who want everyone to enjoy the sport as much as they do.

Here’s my (incomplete and rambling) guide to what to do at tournaments, split into helpful sections… (more…)