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.
The catering was very well received and a big thanks goes to all who were involved! All day producing hi-quality nutritious food, with GF/Veggie options in both hot and cold food! I am very happy to say Brixham is back on the NFAS Open shoot circuit and we are very proud to have achieved this. Massive thanks go to our landowners, without great landowners our sport would truly struggle, and ours (like so many) are wonderful! The course was demanding but our youngest shooter was only 6 and managed the whole course, and I believe our oldest shooter was in his eighties, well done all!
We look forward to seeing you all out and about on other courses, and when the time is right, on our next adventure, here in Brixham!
Here is a lovely picture of Mr and Mrs Head, winners of Gents and Ladies Longbows respectively, who having completed the course, showered changed and went out for dinner whilst still wearing their winner’s medals! Thank you for attending.
|Girl U9 Cub|
|Boys Junior CU|
|1||Dave Howell||South Hams||594
|2||Tony Young||South Hams||528
|2||Jeremy Carrivick||South Hams||448|