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Anchor Bowmen Archery Club News

35th Annual Open 2023

General, Results Posted on Fri, September 01, 2023 15:19

Charity Shoot in Memory of Derrick Conway

Thank you to everyone who attended our Annual Open, this years was a Charity Shoot in Memory of Derrick Conway. We raised £400.17 and donated to Cancer Research UK.

Autumn Goings On

General Posted on Thu, September 13, 2018 21:35

We’ve got lots of things going on this Autumn at Anchor Bowmen…

Apart from the last few shooting days before the outdoor season completes, the club is also running a number of Taster sessions to give anyone a chance to have a go archery in a safe and relaxed atmosphere. We’re also
starting a new beginner’s course in November that will run for 5 weeks until early December.

On top of the funding we received for Longbow making equipment there is to be another longbow making course in late November. The last two were greatly received by those taking up the challenge and made their own “proper” English Longbow!

See the attached flyer for more details of our “goings on”.

Barries shot at gold

General Posted on Mon, September 26, 2016 17:24

Divine intervention points Barrie to the Gold at the end of the rainbow!
(2016 Derbyshire County Championships)

TreeTops fund raiser

General Posted on Sun, September 11, 2016 19:38

Thanks to the Magnificent 7 (Meg, Mo, Dave, Andy, Wendy, Chris and Harry) who gave up their entire Sunday (including missing the league shoot) to run 5 hours of have a go sessions at Elvaston Castle today.

The weather was abnormally perfect, warm enough for shirt sleeves without dehydration.

Traffic was slow but steady through the afternoon and we managed to get 58 people the chance to shoot. Not as many as we had hoped for but a surprisingly large number were very interested in moving onto a beginners course and had not been aware of the club before today.

We raised £121 for TreeTops which contributes to the near £20,000 they believe they raised today (mostly from the entries for the colour rush itself).

Anyway thanks again team, you deserve the glass of wine tonight (except Harry of course as alcohol is a terrible old persons habit you should avoid at all cost).

ABAC Stall at September Treetops Charity Event

General Posted on Mon, August 15, 2016 13:42

ABAC will once again be helping raise funds for Treetops Hospice at their “Colour Rush and Family Fun Day” which is being held at Elvaston Castle Country Park, Derby on Sun 11th September (11am – 5pm).
You don’t have to take part in the Colour Rush run itself, just come along and join the spectacle…and maybe try your hand at “shooting a few golds” too.

For more details see this link:

Treetops Hospice – Easter Egg Hunt 2016

General Posted on Wed, April 27, 2016 13:22

Anchor Bowmen Archery Club were asked for the third year
in a row to open our ‘Have-A-Go’ stall in support of the Treetops Hospice Great
Easter Egg Hunt. The club accepted the invitation from our adopted
charity knowing it was being held on Easter Saturday.

As usual we had plenty of volunteers put their
names forward to support this very worthy course fully well knowing we had to
be at the Asterdale Sports Ground for 7:30am to load up the van which for the
first time being supplied and driven by Jake Evans. This saved us the usual
logistical nightmare of trying to fit the equipment into our cars. The
only downside was that the ground was boggy so we had to carry the equipment
from the containers to the van in the car park. Through a combination of manpower
and the mower we got the eight bosses, stands, quivers, arrows, safety lines,
safety signs, perimeter poles, bracers, finger tabs etc.

We got to Treetops Hospice and went about setting
up our safe location. We placed the poles and roped off and area to ensure we
operated within a safe environment, setup the stall and bosses and got this all
achieved by 08:45am. 15 minutes ahead of schedule – game on !

Volunteers (left to right); Andy, Meg, Nick, Derrick,
Roger, Elliott, Scott, Anthony, Chris, Terry, Pat, Anne, Gary, Mo, Dave and

The day went well even though it was colder and
wetter than previous years. We maintained a steady flow of customers in between
the rain showers. The club volunteers always ensured they had a smile on their
faces at all times or it could have been the coffee and hob-nobs that Meg had
supplied. This year we pinned hand-made paper Easter Eggs (made by Meg
and her mum) on the targets and when a have-a-goer hit one of these paper eggs
they would win a chocolate Easter Egg donated by Nick.

We had another Personal Best year making £212.00
for the hospice. We charged the same as previous years, £2 per 6 arrows, so
taking into account the weather we did really well. As we looked around
the stalls we did have a steady flow of people compared to other activities
that we are available on the day.

A big personal thank you to our sainted volunteers
who never fail to deliver when asked to whatever the weather, time or location.

Great Job Done ! Thank You

Mo (Membership Secretary)

Useful documents from Belvoir Archers

Documents/Guides, General Posted on Sat, August 01, 2015 17:01

Belvoir Archers (Nottinghamshire) have kindly provided permission for us to ‘borrow’ the following documents for our use.

Firstly a document that describes the rounds, handicaps and various award schemes that are available to us. Note that some of these (Rose and FITA star awards etc) require you to shoot the qualifying score in recognized tournaments.

The second document is a very well put together guide to what to expect when you go to your first ‘away’ tournament. This would have been really useful before I attended my first event!!

Have a read and I hope you find it informative.

Andy Harrison – Equipment Officer

DAC Longbow Open Shoot

General, Tournaments Posted on Mon, June 22, 2015 16:19

Hi Everyone,

Just a short report on last Sundays
Kedleston shoot [14th June 2015] with the long-bowers. The weather was a little
changeable, lots of fine rain showers, but everyone seemed to be ok and
enjoying themselves. There were Archers from lots of different places
which made for lots of new faces at a well-attended annual event.

Our archers had a few triumphs with at least 3 personal bests, but no medals this time. lol, maybe next time.

A good afternoons shooting was had by all. They are all looking forward to next years gathering.

WELL DONE TO ALL [Full results can be found on our tournaments page.]


P.S. A big well done to India and Connor in their first longbow tournament.

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