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Welcome the Newbies!

posted 9 Jun 2019, 07:52 by melissa reeve

The latest Beginners' Course has just finished and look at those medals! 

Well done to all the participants for completing the Bronze Challenge. Looking forward to seeing you all giving the existing club members a run for their money! Bring on that Silver Challenge!

St George's Day Dragon Shoot 2019

posted 29 Apr 2019, 11:14 by Lynn Bowmen

KLBAC archers with the St. George flag
Dragon Slayer of the day
The inclement weather was not enough to stop the King's Lynn Bowmen from celebrating St George's Day. This year we once again had a dragon clout, with two dragons placed at different distances and only allowing longbow and barebows to take up the challenge.

Top dragon slayer of the day was Harvey (pictured left with 6 dragon end) and finished with  a magnificent score of 309 points. St. George would have been proud. 

Congrats also to the other top scorers:

Janet C. (Ladies barebow), 
John H. (gents barebow),
Tim (gents longbow)

Full rundown of scores and positions can be found in the members area. 

Big thanks as always to JB for organising the event and to all those who took part.

More pictures to follow shortly.

Next club tournament will be the May Metric.      
   

Easter goodies!

posted 22 Apr 2019, 05:10 by melissa reeve

Our first crop of the new season's 252 badges were earned at the club on Easter Sunday in the glorious sunshine! Well done to the worthy pair, Tony & Lorraine, who earned their 30yd badges! Onward and upwards! 

If you'd like to have a crack at earning one, or indeed want to collect the whole set, check out the table in the Resources section or speak to John B or Barry.

Famous! Check out the latest edition of Archery UK

posted 11 Apr 2019, 08:47 by melissa reeve

Inside this quarter's pages of the Archery GB magazine, Archery UK, you can find an article on the new Ambassador Scheme launched last month at Lilleshall and this fab photo of our own Kate Reeve !   As well as her KLB club membership, Kate is President of University of Kent Archery and is now a Student Ambassador for Archery GB, promoting archery across universities in the UK, on a voluntary basis in her own time. See page 7 of the magazine for more information. Page 27 of the mag also describes the rewards of volunteering at competitions; the first steps of which are recommended to be at club level. 

Delve deeper into the pages and you will find mention of another KLB member Neil Booth who has been awarded the Handicap Improvement Medal. Neil reduced his Barebow handicap by 23 last season, placing him 6th on the national table. If you ask him nicely, he may show it to you!

Well done Kate and Neil! Proud of you!

Club Indoor Champions 2019

posted 1 Apr 2019, 12:49 by Lynn Bowmen

Club Champs 2019 trophies


A hearty well done to our new indoor champions:

Janet Lyons - Ladies Champ

Tony Murphy - Gents Champ

Hollie Warner - Junior Champ

It was a close competition, a Portsmouth round scored on a handicapped basis,  with some very good scores being posted.
As always a big thank you to JB for organising and running the tournament, and thanks also to Holly for being our Lady Paramount on the day.

Not sure where you came in the final rankings? Then head over to the members area where you will find a full rundown.

Our next shoot will be Wednesday and it's the first shoot of our outdoor season so we start at 18:00hrs on the school field. 

See you then.     

AGM 2019 and other bits

posted 11 Mar 2019, 14:39 by Lynn Bowmen

Nice attendance at the club

First of all, it was really great to see such a large crowd at this Sunday's shoot.

The end of the indoor season is rapidly approaching  which can only mean a few things, the Club Champs tournament  is nearly here, the indoor league is nearly finished and the AGM is looming.

31st March will be our last shoot indoors and will also be the club champs. It's a Portsmouth round and scoring is handicap based. Medals and trophies will be awarded accordingly.

The last day to post a score for the indoor league is the 24th March and the handicaps from that will be used in the club champs. If you want to know where you stand at the moment then have a look in the members area where you will find the very latest table.

And Lastly but most importantly the Club AGM will be held on the 28th March at 7:30 in Tesco's Community room (on the Hardwick). Just walk right down to the back of Tescos to where the TV's are and it's the door in the far right hand corner. 
It's important for members attend so that the club can move forward to bigger and better things, plus there is still time to nominate yourself for a committee role if you want to, more details can be found in the email that the club Secretary sent out to the membership on the 28th Feb.  

Cheers everyone

Things of Interest

posted 21 Jan 2019, 09:32 by Lynn Bowmen

Kings Lynn Bowmen Logo
Just a quick reminder to check out the Resources section as you will find info on such things as away shoots and guides etc.

A couple of recent entries are the Equipment Setup Event that takes place on the 10th Feb 2019 and the County Team Selection application form.

Also it's worth keeping an eye on the club calendar as we have some non shooting days coming up at the end of Feb going into March. These will only effect the Wednesday evening shoots.

Lastly there is a Committee Meeting on the 31st Jan, so if you would like something raised please speak to one the committee members prior to it.     

Bow Humbug!

posted 23 Dec 2018, 07:12 by Lynn Bowmen

Merry Christmas 2018
A big hearty thanks goes out to all who attended our annual Christmas fun shoot today.
T'was a most glorious shoot, (Apologies, came over all Dickensian there) and hopefully everyone had a great time.  

Bad news is our next shooting date is Wednesday the 2nd Jan, but at least it gives us time to finish off all the turkey. 

So here's wishing a Very Happy Christmas and Joyous New Year to all at the King's Lynn Bowmen and to everyone else who may stumble across this site at this festive time.

Stay safe and see you in 2019. 

 

Awards Evening and Quiz Night

posted 3 Dec 2018, 08:17 by melissa reeve

We are pleased to announce that we will be holding a Presentation Evening and Quiz Night on Thursday 13th December at the Jubilee Room, Watlington Village Hall. 

Invites have been sent to all members and it would be lovely to see as many as possible attend. Partners are also welcome. Bring drinks, nibbles and your quiz brain!  

Barry Shears Memorial Tournament 2018

posted 29 Oct 2018, 11:17 by Lynn Bowmen

Barry Shears Memorial 2018 winners   

A big thank you to all who ventured out in the wind and cold last Sunday for the 5th Annual Barry Shears memorial tournament. Thankfully the sun shone all morning while the round took place.

The competition was close but the medal winners were:

Seniors shooting the National

Gold (and Trophy winner) - Dave Reeve
Silver - Barry Lyons
Bronze - John Bruce

Seniors shooting Jnr National

Gold - Ian Bellingham
Silver - Nigel Ho

Juniors
 
Gold - Lewis Kershaw

A full rundown of scores and allowances can be found in the members area. As always big shout out to JB for running the event.

This marks the end of of the outdoor season and a final league will be posted shortly. See everyone next Sunday indoors and in the warm. 

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