Belvoir Archers are running a beginners course at Cotgrave Leisure Centre during February and March 2014. There are still 6 places left. … Continue reading
The summer season is all but over, the nights are drawing in and the wind is getting chilly. The field will still be available during the winter for outdoor shooting if you so wish. I would not advise shooting if it is below freezing as it may damage the structure of your bows – especially the longbow archers amongst us. Continue reading
The club held their 3rd Winter Windsor on Sunday 20th October. The weather was fairly kind to us,with the rain holding off until Sue presented the Ladies Recurve Trophy to Ruth Welsh of The Foxes (I think it was Sue’s tears at not winning), how ever the wind did prove challenging to some. Simon Holmes did try to convert his compound into a weather vane by throwing it up the field to see which way the wind was blowing.. Continue reading
I would like to welcome our newest member to Belvoir Archers Junior Club ~ Max Wood. Max finished the Beginners course in the summer and is looking forward to shooting with us indoors on Saturday Mornings.
Sunday 15th October saw 4 archers brave the high winds and rain at the Bingham Western. Due to the weather conditions, it was reduced to a Warwick round – to try and miss the rain. Well done to the brave … Continue reading
The 4th Summer Windsor on Saturday 26th July has been granted UK Record Status.
There are not may Windsor rounds shot in the UK that have been granted UK Record Status.
New Entry forms will be issued shortly
We would like to welcome our latest member from Course no 6 – Les Whitbread (father of our own Lord Leigh Whitbread of Glencoe).
Les will be shooting recurve and hopefully keeping Leigh under control.
The weekend saw a number of Belvoir Archers shooting at the Bowmen of Glen FITA weekend. It was a very well run shoot, good weather (sun and very little wind) and the results were published within 3 hours of the … Continue reading
Welcome to the Belvoir Archers Junior Club to Angus Sturley, who has just completed his outdoor course no 6. Angus will be shooting with the club in the near future. … Continue reading
On Sunday 21st July, Helen Lowe and Bryan Haynes both qualified as Level 2 coaches. We would both like to thank all club members who have helped us over the last 9 months, especially Richard Davies, Leigh Whitbread and Ros … Continue reading
Congratulations to the following for being selected to represent the County Target Team this year Ladies Recuve Sue Haynes Tri-Counties and The Thoresby Trophy Ladies Compound Helen Lowe The Thoresby Trophy Gents Longbow Steve Gamble Tri-Counties and The Thoresby Trophy … Continue reading
Saturday say our 3rd summer windsor. A total of 49 archers booked in, and all turned up to shoot. Compound, Longbow, Recurve and Barebow disciplines were represented. It was a good day, starting off a bit chilly following the recent … Continue reading
The 3rd Summer Windsor is now upon us. We have 49 archers from around the region shooting, with the furthest guest coming from Aardwolf Archers in Sheffield and Silver Spoon Bowmen in Spalding.
We are set for a scorching day, so wet floppy hats, sun screen and lots of water is the flavour of the day.
Our Lady Paramount, Mrs Nicky Weston – High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire is due to arrive during the afternoon to watch the end of the tournament and present the worth winners their castles at the end of the day.
Once again, Maurice Clarke has produced a unique Castle trophy, which we have yet to see.
A good turnout was made at the County Championships on Sunday 14th July by Belvoir Archers with 7 archers representing the club. Congratulations to our 2 County Champions Sue Haynes – Lady Recurve – (who also won the Ladies Recurve … Continue reading
Congratulations to our archers who shot in the County Championships at Rolls Royce on Sunday 14th July. We had 9 archers shooting the York, Hereford, Bristol II and National round. Ladies Recurve Lady Champion ~ Sue Haynes Gents Longbow Champion … Continue reading
Last night saw Belvoir Archers 3rd AGM with over 20 club members present. The AGM went well concluding with the election of new officers of the club. The Committee would like to thank the work of the 2012 – 2013 … Continue reading
Congratulations to Steve Burdett and Peter Emery who have passed their Level 1 coaching exams at Derwent Archers today. They have both spent the last three and a half months travelling to Darley Dale to take their Level 1 course. … Continue reading
Sunday 5th may saw 10 archers from Belvoir Archers attend the first of the 2013 league shoots at Rolls Royce Bowmen Sherwood. Ros, Alex and Ian were attending their first tournament whilst Helen and David were shooting their first tournament … Continue reading
On Sunday 28 April Bryan and Steve travelled with their longbows to Spalding to a tournament hosted by Silver Spoon Bowmen. The round was a St George, 3 dozen each at 100, 80 and 60 yards, with shorter rounds available. … Continue reading
Today a handful of Belvoir Archers attended the shoot hosted by Bingham Leisure Centre Archery Club. The round was a Western (4 dozen at 60 yards and 4 at 50, with shorter distances for novices and juniors). The weather started … Continue reading
following successful completion of the indoor course in Cotgrave, the following archers have decided to join the club. Sophie Chell, Ian Triangali, Harry and Adam Bellamy. We would also like to welcome Julie Mark, long suffering wife of Steve and … Continue reading
On Saturday 6 April Steve Gamble attended the longbow Western hosted by Abbeydale Archers near Sheffield on what was the best shooting day so far this year. Of course it was the wrong sort of sun and quite distracting at full draw ( excuse #1)
This is a lovely ground to shoot at, even if it is a bit hilly (excuse #2…)
And the company was good (but distracting, excuse #3)
Awards were BLBS style with Steve’s 492 being good enough to win the Easter egg for best score.
Welcome to Sheila and David Worth who have just completed the indoor course at Cotgrave.
Last night saw the last indoor shoot at Cotgrave for this season, and what a night it was. 20 archers turned out to shoot the evening, the highest of the indoor season so far. New members Ros Creasey, Alex Bridges … Continue reading
Following successful completion of our indoor course at Cotgrave, we are pleased to welcome Abby’s dad ~ Alex Bridges to Belvoir Archers and Heidi Walker to Belvoir Archers Juniors.
Following succesfull completion of a have-a-go in 2012 and the indoor course no 5, Roselyn Creesey has joined the club today. Welcome aboard Ros … Continue reading
At the Founder Members Shoot on 16th March 2013, the Chairman ~ Steve Gamble ~ awarded classification badges and the most improved handicap trophy for the 2012 outdoor season. Well done to the following Classification awards for the 2012 outdoor … Continue reading
On Saturday 16 March Belvoir Archers assembled for the third Founders Shoot. It was an excellent turnout despite the unpleasant weather, after a briefing in the shelter of the Country Club the field party set to and soon got … Continue reading
The ink is only just dry on the course completion certificates for our indoor course at Cotgrave, when Leigh Whitbread has returned his form, paid his dues and is looking forward to joining us all. Some of you may have … Continue reading
Sunday saw 4 club members shoot the Clout at Sherwood Archers. Dennis shot his first clout, and came 3rd in the combined gents 165m/125m Barebow Clout shoot with a respectable 99. Dennis had not had any practice at clout and … Continue reading
Daniel Reddish has joined the club this week. Daniel completed course in October 2012 and has waited until this year to take the plunge. He will be joining fellow course members Ricard DT, Richard G, Steve E, Adam and Abby in shooting the recurve bow.
Welcome aboard Daniel
Sunday saw the start of our first indoor beginners course at Cotgrave. The course is fully booked with 16 trainee archers shooting. The first day was a success, with lots of smiles all round.
We would like to thank Mike Thomason (Wilford Bowmen), Arthur Williamson and Mario Stankovic (Sherwood Archers) for their support in helping out with extra coaching duties for the course.
Ian Davies shot as a junior in Dorset 20 years ago, and has now decided to take up archery once again. I shot with Ian on Saturday up the field for his first shoot with his new recurve bow that … Continue reading
Belvoir Archers are please to have been awarded a grant from Nottinghamshire County Council’s Kick Start program to supply new bosses and to purchase new bosses, stands and an Archey Arrows Kit to help train 6-1 year old archers.
Belvoir Archers 3rd Founder Members Shoot Open to all currentyclub archers who have a valid handicap This is a Free Shoot, followed by bacon sandwiches at the Country Club. The Founder Members shoot presentation will be followed by the Handicap Improvement … Continue reading
On Sunday, 4 members of Belvoir Archers shot at the Nottinghamshire County Indoor Championships hosted by Sherwood Archers at Rainworth. Steve Gamble shot in the first session of the day, shooting a Personal Best 511 and becoming Nottinghamshire Indoor Gents Longbow … Continue reading
The club indoor handicaps have been updated.
Please note that the date for the 3rd Summer Windsor has been changed to SATURDAY 20th July. If you turn up on the Sunday – you will be very lonely, with only the sheep to talk to – or Dennis … Continue reading
The Beginners course no 5 starting 10th February 2012 is now full. We will be running a course outdoors at Barnstone during the summer, please email the coaching team to be put on the waiting list. If you are still … Continue reading
The Coaching of the junior section is coming along well with the help of Helen Lowe from Burton Joyce Archers. Abbey and Adam finished the year off with some fun, shooting at balloons at the indoor facility. This does bring the … Continue reading
There are only 2 spaces left on the beginners course to be held at Cotgrave Leisure Centre between Feb 10th and March 17th. More details are available on our coaching page … Continue reading
Dennis has provided the indoor handicaps page as at 4th Jan 2013, they can be viewed under Club Info ~ Handicaps Indoors
He is just finalising the outdoor starting handicaps for 2013 – they should be active soon
Dennis Crompton has officially taken over as the new Club Records Officer from Steve Gamble.
The Club would like to thank Steve for his work over the last 18 months as Records Officer.
Sumbission for club records will still be done in the same manor as before, i.e. the form is to be completed on the Handicaps Page – which will send an automatic email to email@example.com
The Next Beginners Course will start on 22nd September Venue ~ Main Hall, Cotgrave Leisure Centre, Woodview, Cotgrave, Notts NG12 3PJ full dates are Feb 10, 17, 24, Mar 3, 10, 17 Start time 7pm prompt. Finish time 9pm. If you book … Continue reading
Belvoir Archers have achieved the archeryGB ontarget:Community Specialism certification. So far, only 15 clubs across the country have achieved this award. What have we done to achieve this? We have demonstrated that we openly advertise opportunities to participate in archery. … Continue reading
Please see below details of indoor shooting for the next 4 weeks:- Sunday 16th December 7pm – 9pm Sunday 23rd December 7pm to 9pm Sunday 31st December No Shooting Sunday 6th January 2013 7pm – 9pm … Continue reading
Archery GB are proposing a number of sweeping changes to the membership process. We would advise everyone to read the attached document which has been posted on ArcheryGB Website and provide comments back to your clubs and regions ASP AND … Continue reading
Congratulations to Steve Gamble of Belvoir Archers and Nottinghamshire Archery Society on becoming the Gents Longbow National Indoor Champion, again.
Steve beat Richard Hutchins to take back the title, after being pipped at the post last year by Richard.
On Sunday 18 November Steve Gamble took part in the East Midlands Archery Society Indoor championships hosted by Sherwood Archers. The round was a FITA 18, 60 arrows at a 40cm face at 18 metres (longbows are allowed a full size face, compound and recurves must shoot on three spots). Shooting the last session of the day Steve arrived to find that Dean Hirst from Derwent Bowmen had put in 427 in the middle session. However, shooting 438, one point short of his personal best, Steve took the trophy for the fourth time.
On Saturday 17 November Chantry Bowmen hosted the British Long Bow Society indoor championship near Rotherham. The round was a double Worcester, shot two way.
(A Worcester is 5 dozen arrows shot in 5 arrow ends at a black and white 40cm face, half way through the round archers change from the top to the bottom face which adds to the challenge.)
This year Belvoir were represented by Steve Gamble, who holds the BLBS records for hits (120) and score (445) in this round.
BLBS award first prize on hits, which Steve won this year with 119 hits out of 120 arrows with his overall score for the double round being 429.