Rich Carpenter


Peter joins the famous-five

This week Brixham Archers presented Peter Greensmith with a Lifetime honorary membership to the Club.  Peter has been a member of Brixham Archers for over 40 years and has supported the club throughout his membership.  During the presentation, which was conducted by Stephen Moss (Chair), Peter recounted some of his memories, particularly when the club membership dropped to 8 members.  Peter was one of those 8 members at the time, and with others promoted the club to increase the numbers back up to a more sustainable count.

Peter joins the elite honorary Members club and joins Malcolm Grant, Paul Allen, Amanda Allen and Judith Brooker who have all volunteered many hours to supporting and running the club.


Brixham Archers’ NFAS Open 36x3Ds 04 July 2021

Thank you all for coming, Feedback was again positive about the course, the tricky style of the shots, the catering and the all round good feeling that was present. We ran a rolling start with archers out on the course from 8:15 onwards and the day ran very smoothly. We had a number of cancellations late on by archers doing the right thing and staying away when they felt ill or had to isolate, thank you all for doing this.

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Brixham Archers’ NFAS Open 36x3Ds 08 Sept 2019

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 (9, 7, 5, 3, 1), with 6 sighter arrows first on a 122 cm target face.

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…)