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Somerset Indoor Championship - Taunton 15th January 2012

Portsmount Round - 5 dozen arrows, 20 yds, 60cm faces

 


Gents Barebow



Ladies Recurve



Andrew Rees

538

2nd

Carolinf Baldry

573

1st

Mel Rawlings

528

3rd




Ladies Barbow



Team Recurve


2nd

Lizzy Rees

551

1st

Carolinf Baldry

573


Jane Rees

548

2nd

Sonya Ward

513





Colin Vaughan-Jackson

519






1605





Bowmen of Lytchett’s 33rd annual Owl Trophy Tournament Sunday June 26th

Report by Sonya Ward

For photes of the Tournament Click Here


Four Ballands members went over to the ‘dark side’ on Sunday 26 June to take part in Bowmen of Lytchett’s 33rd annual Owl Trophy tournament. The round was a Western (4 dozen arrows at 60 yards and 4 dozen at 50 yards). The weather was beautiful, very hot but with a cooling breeze off the sea. Ladies Recurve was won by Sonya Ward with Caroline Baldry close behind in 4th place. Chris Pleasants, taking part in his first target tournament since he was in short trousers(!) was the surprised winner of the Veteran Gents’ Recurve surprised because he didn’t know he had been entered for the award!

We came home with Silver in the Recurve Team competition too. At the end of the tournament a knockout competition was held four archers to a target, each shooting one arrow, and the person furthest from the centre of the gold drops out. The Ballands girls (Penny Cox, Sonya and Caroline) hung in as more and more ‘real’ target archers dropped out. In the final round Penny triumphed over a gentleman recurve and won the Knockout prize.



Mere Archers FITA 24 unmarked/marked, Compton Pauncefoot 2nd/3rd July

Report by Andrew Rees

For photos of the shoot Click Here


Mere Archers' shoot at Compton Pauncefoot delivered stunning weather to compliment a splendid Gerald Farrell course. After flogging through weeks of howling gales and rain, the good weather was back and Ballands GNAS members were out in force.  Jane, Andrew and Louise represented the Rees family, together with Jennie, Colin and Huw V-J, Caroline, Sonya, Chris, Mel and Evie, plus Robyn and Pauline on their first FITA Field shoot. However, we missed Lizzy (in Barcelona) and Penny, who was due to shoot her first FITA Field in many years, but instead spent the weekend on the sofa nursing a broken ankle; we wish her well!

The splendid setting boasted honey coloured Hamstone buildings, an exquisite medieval church, a lake, an orchard and flower meadows teeming with Meadow Brown and Marbled White butterflies. Only the noise from the A303 encroached on a true rural idyll.

An apparently simple unmarked course on Saturday morphed into a tricky marked course on Sunday. Many expectations of colossal scores were cut down to size as heat and added distance complicated targets which had seemed simple the day before. Fevered brows were soothed by constant supplies of tea, coffee, soft drinks, food and ices supplied by our hosts, with profits going to the local church, which repaid the favour by allowing Gerald to put target 16 in the graveyard. Gary Cole and Greg Hill were probably not the only archers to be disconcerted by scoring 666 on hallowed ground.

Wins and placings for Ballands archers were abundant, with Evie shooting British Record scores from the junior peg on both days, and Huw (292) and Andrew (344) shooting personal bests on the unmarked round.



Results

Full results can be found on the GNAS Field Web Site


Ladies Traditional       



Jane Rees

223+156=379   

Gold

Ladies Barebow u18 (blue peg)



Louise Rees

277+261=538

Gold

Ladies Barebow u15 (white peg)



Evie Rawlings

273+253=526

Gold

Gents Recurve



Chris Pleasants

341+303=644    

Gold

Gents Barebow



Andrew Rees

344+291=635

Gold

Huw Vaungh-Jackson

292+254=546

Bronze




Panther BowHunter 2/3rd April 2011

Report by Andrew Rees


Jane Rees. Photograph courtesy of Matt Murdoch

 

 

On the weekend of the 2/3rd April, Ballands were represented by the Rees family at the opening G.N.A.S. field shoot of the English season at Panther Bowhunters in Galleywood, Essex.

Unseasonably warm and bright weather greeted the field of 86 archers, most of whom could scarcely believe that the cruel grip of winter had been loosened just in time for them to enjoy a double mixed round on this gentle woodland course.

Whilst Louise struggled with the back problems which have blighted her indoor season, Jane, Lizzy and Andrew made hay in the balmy conditions.

 

 

Lizzy continued her excellent form with a British Junior Record score for the two days. Her 604 with 55 gold’s just piped fellow G.B.international Victoria Kalmaru (604/51) for the best ladies score of the weekend, whilst Jane, shooting her first round in the barebow division for a year, produced a creditable 568/43, to secure second place in the senior competition and third place overall.



Andrew Rees. Photograph courtesy of Matt Murdoch

 

 

 

 

Andrew started poorly on Saturday, with tuning problems producing a very modest score of 296. However, a careful re-tune on the practice butts provided the necessary impetus to the second day, when a well crafted 324 put the rest of the field to the sword.

With G.B. Team qualifying scores for Lizzy, Jane and Andrew, this was a positive start to the G.N.A.S. season, although a sterner test is to come at Pentref in the coming week.

      

Liz Rees. Photograph courtesy of  Matt Murdoch



Results

Full results can be found on the GNAS Field Web Site


Ladies Barebow

 

 

Gents Barebow



Jane Rees

568/43

Silver

Andrew Rees

620/60

Gold

Junior Ladies Barebow

 

 

 



Lizzy Rees

604/55

Gold