Grand National Archery Meet 2024 results

At the weekend, four of our club members returned to the 169th Grand National Archery Meet at Lilleshall.

Steve claimed in Black and Blue Rose Awards for barebow, which is a brilliant achievement. Also he was part of the winning County team for Mens’ barebow, as Warwickshire took home The Challenge Cup.

Shona took Gold in the Ladies’ Barebow shooting a Double Bristol III, and Su took Silver.

Clare took Gold in the Ladies’ Longbow shooting a Double Bristol III.

Both Su and Clare gained Archer 1st class Outdoor Classifications with their scores.

All in all, a great outing from Rugby Archers!

Competition updates ๐Ÿฅ‡ – January 2024

Rugby Archers has had some good competition results in the first few weeks of 2024.

A picture of archery medals and pins
A good medal and pin haul to start the year with!

Archers of Raunds – 21st January 2024

Steve shot a WA18 and took gold in the Senior Mens Barebow 50+ category.

Coventry and Warwickshire Archery Association – 28th January 2024

Shooting Portsmouth rounds, Steve took bronze in the Senior Men Barebow, Su took bronze in Ladies Barebow and Clare took gold in Ladies Longbow.

South Leeds Archers 2nd Barebow Only and Head to Headย Tournament – 11th February 2024

Shona shot a WA18 and took bronze in a nailbiting, one arrow shoot off in the Head to Head!

Dunston Triple – 12th February 2024

Steve took gold in the Single Barebow Mens Senior, and silver in the Triple Barebow Mens Senior.

Congratulations to all of the Rugby Archers who added to their medal or pin collection during January and February! More competitions are on the horizon over the coming months and we will share more updates when we have them.

If you are interested in entering your first competition, please speak to any of the individuals above who will be happy to chat through what to expect. You can learn more about archery competitions on the Archery GB website.

Jan 23 – Members attend first competition and are victorious!

(L-R) Shona, Alan, Suzanne, Mark, Richard and Steve S

Six members of Rugby Archers made a weekend of it by taking part in two separate competitions and coming home with a handful of bling.

All six archers went along to the Long Buckby Archery Club Indoor Portsmouth Tournament to take part in their very first competition. After battling against 30+ other archers, Mark took home silver in the Men’s Barebow Single and gold in the Double. Richard took a bronze in both the Men’s Barebow Single and Double, and Shona walked away with the silver Women’s Barebow Single.

Sunday was spent with other Warwickshire clubs at the County of Warwick Archery Association Indoor Senior Championships in Walsall. This time, Shona was awarded “the golden quiver” for 1st place in the Women’s Barebow across all clubs under the CWAA, and Alan received the Most Improved Men’s Handicap award across all bowtypes, which is an amazing award to win on just your second ever competition!

Congratulations to all our archers who took part. Medals aside, they had a great time and learned a lot. And, all have signed up for another competition in March, so they must have enjoyed it!