Club Handicap Scheme 2017

Any DCA member who wishes to participate in the club handicap scheme ’17 should submit their 3 best scores from recognised outdoor rounds (as detailed in Archery GB’s ‘Rules of Shooting’) and/or 252 attempts to cathlowden@hotmail.com between now and July 2nd.  Each score will be converted to a handicap between 0 and 100 and the three averaged to provide each archer’s handicap.  More than three scores may be submitted and the handicap will be taken from the best three.

The handicap is then converted to an allowance for a recognised round, which is added to the score achieved.  If an archer shoots exactly to their handicap, they will total 1440 for any given round.

The club end of season shoot will take place in September and will be run as a handicap shoot.  This means that a novice, junior, longbow archer has just as much chance of winning as the most experienced senior compound.

The handicap scheme is a great leveller and allows everyone to compete together, regardless of bowtype, age, gender, ability or experience – it’s all about improvement!

January Challenge Results 2017

Here are our January challenge Results, well done to everyone who took part.

Forename Surname Age Sex Bow type Class Score Hits Golds Position / Out of
Alistair McGranaghan Male Recurve #1 536 60 19 11 / 248
Martin Schreiber Male Recurve #1 438 60 3 130 / 248
Keith Roberson Male Recurve #2 585 60 45 10 / 684
Andy Thompson Male Recurve #2 567 60 32 62 / 684
Michael Ede Male Recurve #2 566 60 31 70 / 684
Steve Twycross Male Recurve #2 566 60 28 73 / 684
Paul Graham Male Recurve #2 565 60 29 79 / 684
Chris Lee Male Recurve #2 538 60 23 244 / 684
Shane Ward Male Recurve #2 496 60 9 464 / 684
John Burke Male Recurve #2 461 60 11 563 / 684
Catherine Lowden-Brown Female Recurve #5 547 60 23 50 / 304
Alex Craig 17 Female Recurve #5 533 60 17 73 / 304
David Hann Male Longbow #8 442 59 8 31 / 139
Kenny Milburn Male Longbow #8 424 60 6 47 / 139
Alan Turner Male Longbow #8 395 60 2 68 / 139
Bill Walton Male Longbow #8 393 59 4 71 / 139
Darren Goat Male Longbow #8 292 56 0 122 / 139
John Nightingale Male Compound #13 537 59 15 16 / 028
Matthew Hann 17 Male Compound #14 574 60 34 45 / 181
Chris McLean Male Compound #14 569 60 29 56 / 181
Darren Goat Male Barebow #20 336 59 0 116 / 145
Jenna Goat Female Barebow #23 502 60 12 11 / 083

Download The January Challenge 2017 PDF

Annual General Meeting (AGM)

The AGM will take place on Saturday 14th January at 12 noon, in the classroom next to the sports hall.

At the AGM we will be introducing member fees for juniors – at the rate of 25% of the senior fee – so £30 for the year, or £2.50 per month if you pay by Bank standing order.

The new fees will commence on the 1st February 2017

This still represents excellent value.

Date for move Indoor’s

It’s coming up to that time of year already, we will move indoors on Tuesday 13th September, back to Framwellgate School.

So out last and final club session at Houghall will be Saturday 10th September, all shooting after that will be at Framwellgate School.

New Outdoor Venue Required

Some bad new: This will be our last outdoor season at Houghall, we have been informed the land will be given over to grazing and we must vacate the site by the end of September 2016.
 
If any one knows of a suitable field or has contacts that could assist please could you discuss with someone from the committee.
 
I’ll keep you posted on developments.

Important Info re access to Houghall.

We have just been informed of the following:

“Please be aware that Burma Road will be closed to vehicle traffic from Monday 11 July. This is to allow the contractors to realign the road to flow into the new agriculture buildings. The closure will be in place for approx. 3 weeks.

Pedestrian access will still be available for movement from the main campus area to the farm/equine area.”

As such you will have to park your cars around the Conference Hall car park, and then carry your gear up to the fields.

Please note this time period covers our WA Competition weekend to be held on Sat & Sun 23rd and 24th July.

It's a 10.