Year End Classifications and Handicaps Published

Classification BadgesThe final archer classifications for 2017 have been published and are available on the Club Records and Handicaps page.
Congratulations to the 15 members who have achieved a new classification during the year and especially to our Club Chairman, Michael Roper who achieved the highest handicap improvement in 2017 – lowering his Compound Handicap from 62 down to 37.
Also updated are the Club Records, the Frostbite and Portsmouth Leagues, the year end outdoor handicaps and the starting handicaps and classifications for the 2018 season.
The Club recognises the following bow types for records purposes:-
Recurve – Recurve (Freestyle) bows as defined by AGB Rule 202
Barebow – Recurve Barebow as defined by AGB Rule 204
Longbow – as defined by AGB Rule 206
Compound – Compound (Unlimited) as defined by AGB Rule 207
Flight – Conventional Flight Bow as defined by AGB Rule 211
Please note that starting handicaps and classifications for the new season may be different from the previous year end position. At the start of each season classifications and handicaps are reassessed based on the three best qualifying scores of the previous season. During the season handicaps are reduced on a rolling basis as the average of the current handicap and latest score. This means that the year end handicap is influenced by the sequence of scores shot through the season and the starting handicap brought forward from the previous year.
If you have any queries on your own classification or handicap please speak to or email our Records Officer, Lindsey Roberts (email: ).

Shooting Diary for 2018 published

Autumn TargetToday we have updated the website Shooting Diary with details of our proposed events for 2018.

We will again be running a 2018 Outdoor Series of Club Competitions. These relaxed competitions are open for all Club members. Also included are the monthly Frostbite matches and the popular William Tell and Animal target fun shoots.

We are always open to new ideas and events – so do let any of the Management Committee know if there are events or competitions you would like to see added to the programme…

Seasons Greetings

On behalf of myself and the management committee I would like to wish all Lintman members season’s greetings and hope that you get a chance to enjoy this time of year with friends and family.

Due to work pressures, I have not been to the indoor sessions on Tuesday nights or visited the field as often as I would like. I am hoping to be devoting more time to archery in the new year.

I hear from Adrian that the indoor sessions are well attended recently and I am sure the Christmas shoot this Tuesday was a success.

We have a full program of beginner’s courses scheduled in 2018 starting in January at Bisley. As always if you have friends or family looking to take up the support we can fast track applications from members to these courses.

The Frostbite monthly competition match days have been well attended despite poor weather recently. This is good to see and we continue to be pleased with the numbers of people shooting on Sunday morning club days.
We are also encouraged to see the 252 awards continuing to be of interest to new and old club members alike.

At this point I would like to thank Lindsey who has been very busy collating and logging large numbers of scoresheets.

Whatever your aim in archery for the new year we wish you success

Happy holidays and be the arrow not the target

Best regards

Bumper month for new Club Records

Frostbite targetsNovember 2017 saw a total of 6 new Club Records achieved by members.

New Frostbite records went to Chris Woods (Longbow Gents – 166), Pam Johnson (Recurve Ladies – 299), Abigail Hunter-Blanco (Recurve Ladies U14 – 212) and Paul Tooley (Compound Gents – 323).

Chris Woods also achieved set a new Western Longbow Gents record with a score of 354 shot at the Atkins Soup Shoot, a local competition in Epsom.

Scarlett Beagley winning the Ladies Under 12 Recurve Visitors category at the Berkshire Indoor Open, also set a Portsmouth Ladies U12 Club record of 337.

Well done to all.

Awards and Records Updated

Classification BadgesWith just a few weeks of the outdoor season left (it ends officially on 31st December) we have updated details of the Club Records, Classifications and Handicaps on the Club website.

Now is the chance to secure your archery classification for 2017 (it is based on the best three qualifying rounds during the season) before the year end.

Also now available are details of 252 awards progress.

Full details are now available:

Club Records and Handicaps

Frostbites Underway

With the colder weather the Frostbite round is becoming a popular choice for shooting this winter outdoors. 

The Frostbite is a quick 3 dozen round (36 arrows) shot at 30m and is ideal to keep up practice during the winter months. The round is scored as a metric round using 10 Zone scoring on a smaller than usual 80cm target face.

We have set up additional target bosses on our main range at 30m.

This year the Club has also entered the Surrey Archery Postal League and we will be shooting the ‘Match’ rounds on the first Sunday each month through to next March. All members can join in the match – just join the shoot which will start promptly at 10:00 on match days. We have teams for Recurve, Compound and Junior Recurve entered so come along and join in.

We are again running a Club Frostbite League open to all members, to enter just submit your scores to our records officer either via the tray in the main club shed or via email to . Your best three scores of the season will used in the league. You can check the league table on the website – Frostbite League .

Indoor Season 2017 – come and join us

indoor-archery-3The indoor season got underway last night with a well attended taster session at our indoor home – the Lord Roberts Centre in Bisley.

Throughout the winter we will be shooting on Tuesday evenings with the sessions running from 18:30 – 21:30. The three hour sessions make it possible for members to join later in the evenings after returning from work etc. 

Indoor shooting is at 20 yds so is great for beginners and experienced archers alike. At 20 yds the recognised round is a ‘Portsmouth’ round, which is 5 dozen arrows and takes about 90 minutes but as with the Club outdoor sessions members can just come along to practice their shooting.

Portsmouth League

This year we are again going to be running a Portsmouth League. League position will be determined by the aggregate score of each archers 3 best rounds during the season. We will update the league table at the end of each month and publish it on the Club website. To enter the league it will just be necessary to enter your scores as you shoot them.

Get a season ticket and save

To cover the costs of hiring the range at Bisley we do make a £5.00 charge for each session but again this year we will be offering a discounted season ticket to cover the whole season. Watch out for the members update email with more details.

More details about our indoor shooting are available on the Indoor Information page.

Animal Target Shoot

The last Club outdoor competition of the season is our popular Animal Target Fun Shoot, taking place on Sunday 1st October 2017 . The shoot, open to all Club members from beginner to experienced archer, is a mix and match target shoot with 8 different animal target faces at distances from 20 – 60 yds.

We will meet at 09:45 to be ready to start shooting at 10:00.


Lintman Annual General Meeting 2017

The annual general meeting of Lintman Archery Club takes place on Sunday 17 September 2017. The meeting takes place at the Club field at 11:30.
The meeting will be preceded by the annual club Wand Shoot from 09:45. All members are encouraged to come and join in the meeting, which is the one formal meeting of the Club each year.
As well as the presentation of the Tony Anscombe Award the meeting will review the past year and is the opportunity for members to discuss future Club activities and plans.
The Agenda and our Annual Review and accounts will be made available via email to members prior to the meeting.