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posted 21 Jan 2019, 09:32 by Lynn Bowmen

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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. 

Upcoming Events

posted 2 Sep 2018, 12:14 by Lynn Bowmen

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Just a quick reminder of some of the club events coming up:

Wed 5th Sept 2018: We move back indoors for Evening shoots only, that's 7-9 PM.

Sunday 9th Sept 2018: Club outdoor championship. A Windsor round scored on a handicap basis.

It's membership renewal time, so look at for a email from the Membership Secretary detailing what you need to do.

Happy Shooting.

David Atkinson Memorial Shoot 2018

posted 23 Jul 2018, 13:00 by Lynn Bowmen

Trophy Winner 2018 - HarrySunday 22 July saw our 12th annual David Atkinson Memorial, more commonly known to club members as the Chuffy Shoot.

We shot an American round with a variety of bow types, using a handicap scoring system and the competition was fierce with only a few points separating the top runners.

The event ended with the traditional whistling arrow being shot.

The overall winners were:

Recurve Gold Medal and overall Trophy winner: Harry Thompson

Longbow Gold Medal: Sindy Baker

Short American Gold Medal: Barry Lyons

A full run down of the scores (including special medals awarded) can be found in the members area.








Well done to all the medal winners and as always a big thanks to JB for running the event.



JB also managed the trick shot of the day:
JB's trick shot
     

Longbow Tournament 2018 Results

posted 25 Jun 2018, 09:54 by Lynn Bowmen

Longbow 2018 medallists
Big congrats to the medal winners of the 2018 Longbow Tournament.

Gold medal and Golden Dwarf trophy winner: Dave Reeve.
Silver medal winner: Steve Wardlow.
Bronze medal winner: Tim Reeves.

and a hearty well done to everyone else who took part.

A full listing can be found in the members area.

Thanks to JB for organising the event again this year and thanks also to our Lady Paramount Kate.










Harry's Gold







Best Gold of the day came right at the end with this corker from Harry.




Next Competition is the annual Chuffy shoot in July.




Sunday 24 June 2018, A Call to Arms...

posted 17 Jun 2018, 12:15 by Lynn Bowmen

Golden Dwarf Trophy 
Yes it's that yearly event where KLBAC archers go primeval, reach for their longbows and do battle for the coveted Golden Dwarf trophy. 
A Western round is the order of the day, 4 dozen arrows at 60 yards and 4 dozen at 50.

If you don't have or rather not shoot a longbow then you can shoot a round but unfortunately you will not be included in the medal count.       


St.George's Day Dragon Slaying Clout

posted 28 Apr 2018, 11:57 by Lynn Bowmen

Dragon Slayer Steve
On a  St. Georgeous Day shoot morning, Sunday 22nd April, the members of the King's Lynn Bowmen met to slay some dragons of our own.

On our 2nd St.George's Day clout,  at about 120 yards,  the members shot a variety of longbows and bare bows at the two dragons trying to miss the Knights stationed in front keeping them at bay.

Steve Wardlow (pictured left) was the first archer to fatally wound a dragon, but as the morning progressed they incurred an onslaught of hits worthy of St.George himself.

Trek over to the members area for a full run down of how people scored, and come back later for some more photos of the day's events.

Club Indoor Champs 2018

posted 19 Mar 2018, 14:49 by Lynn Bowmen


Club Champs and Winter League 2018 medal winners

The annual indoor champs was held on Sunday and many big congrats to our 3 winners:
Junior Champ: Lewis Kershaw,
Ladies Champ: Mel Reeve,
and for the second year in a row, Gents Champ: Steve Wardlow

Well done to everyone who took part and thanks to JB for running it as always. If you want to see where you fared in either the Champs tourny or the winter league, then both sets of results are sitting in the members area.  

Lastly, We couldn't end this post without giving a big shout out to Tim and his fantastic triple compound 10 achieved with his barebow...

Tims Triple Ten

 Here's looking forward to the Summer league 2018. Our first day outside braving the elements is the 1st April and that's no joke. 
 

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