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Beginners' Course coming soon!

posted 1 Oct 2019, 11:01 by melissa reeve

We will be running a beginners' course at the club starting on Sunday 13th October, running for four weeks. The course will teach you the all basics and is aimed at anyone with an interest in joining the club and taking up the sport.  All the equipment will be provided for the duration of the course. 

Please contact Mel at klbcoach@gmail.com for more details.

Club Outdoor Championships 2019

posted 29 Sep 2019, 12:12 by Lynn Bowmen   [ updated 29 Sep 2019, 12:33 ]

Outdoor Championships 2019

As the summer starts to wain, the KLBAC archers feel the hunger to gather together and do battle for the title of outdoor champion, for it is tradition.

As usual the round shot was a Windsor,  scored using the handicap system and featured a mixture of bow types.

The ultimate victors were:

    Gents Champ:  Tony 
    Ladies Champ: Mel
    Junior Champ:  Elliott

A plethora of medals were also distributed and a full run down of the recipients ( including all the scores ) can be found in the members area.

Well done to all who participated. The next and last outdoor tournament of 2019 will be the Barry Shears Memorial shoot on the 27th October.     

Fun Shoot 2019

posted 21 Sep 2019, 08:51 by Lynn Bowmen



After the first fun shoot attempt was postponed due to typical British summer weather, the re-scheduled event took place a few weeks later on the 8th September. There was a number of challenges played including:

Archery Pontoon
 Highest hand with 3 arrows without busting, shot as a head to head.

Wand shoot  
 Try to break the stick and release the sweets, or in this case just spear the sweets. 

Shooting while balancing on a wobble board.

             a lot harder than it looks.

Opposite Hand shoot

 Basically shooting with the opposite hand than you normally do. No problem for Oliver.

Then last but not least pop the Balloons.

A great time was had by all, a big thank you to Mel for organising the games and Andrew for drumming up the custom. 
Congrats to the trophy winners (list can be found in the members area) and those who bagged the sweets. See you next year!




David Atkinson Memorial Shoot 2019

posted 21 Jul 2019, 13:32 by Lynn Bowmen   [ updated 9 Aug 2019, 04:57 ]

 

A very big well done to all our medal winners in this years David (ChuffyAtkinson memorial shoot.


The shoot was an American round, being 2.5 dozen arrows shot at 3 different distances - 60, 50 and 40 yards. The scores were adjusted on a handicap basis. 

We had a great attendance, so a huge thank you to all those who attended and of course to JB for organising it.   

Congratulations to the overall trophy winner of the day,  Martin Crook.

A full list of the scores will be posted to the members area shortly. (NB the rundown is now in the members area)

Next club tournament will be the club outdoor championship on the 22nd Sept.



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

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