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Brixham “Clipper” – Sunday 29th January 2019

Qualifying Rounds: Portsmouth rounds – 5 dozen arrows shot at 20 yards.

All senior compound archers will shoot on vertical triple 60cm faces, while all other categories will use single 60cm faces.
Junior compound archers wishing to take part in the H2H must shoot their qualifying round on a vertical triple 60cm face.

It may be possible to shoot in more than one session if space permits, but only the first scoring round will be used for placing in the H2H competition. Archers using different bow styles in different sessions must nominate the style to be used for H2H selection. (more…)


Brixham Archers NFAS Open 23/09/18

A small but dedicated and hardy bunch of archers gathered to brave the elements and conditions, archers started arriving at 8am and were welcomed with the great smell of sausages and bacon and veggie options cooking away! The weather looked unpleasant at first, but the gathering went well and the lead outs and start were at 10 as planned (many thanks to the archers for being so well prepared!) From then on the weather and the day just got better! We felt we laid a tricky and technically demanding course, and this was the predominant feedback we got from the archers. As the sun came out and everyone’s spirits soared then the work of the last 18 months to get this shoot set up all seemed worth it! Archers rose to the challenge and shot very well. (more…)


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…)