The Club frostbite season got off to a great start on Sunday 4th November with over 20 archers taking part in the first round of the Surrey Postal League.
For the second year Lintman has entered the competition run by Surrey Archery, where Clubs all over Surrey compete in teams shooting the popular winter ‘frostbite’ round. Held over five months, the Club will be shooting our entry on the first Sunday each month.
This year we have entered 3 Recurve teams (2 senior and one junior) and a compound team. The teams consist of the top archers each month. For November the teams and scores were:
Senior Recurve A
Senior Recurve B
The Junior Recurve team will shoot their entry at the Junior Squad session on Sunday 11th November.
Scarlett, one of our Junior Squad has recently achieved the coveted Junior Master Bowman archery Classification. This is the highest standard available for Junior archers.
To achieve the classification means competing successfully in a series of UK and World Record Status open shoots around the country. In the last three months she has won Gold at the Surrey and Middlesex Junior championships and at Andover Archers ‘Saxon’ open shoot.
Competing at the Archery GB Junior National Open Championships weekend at Lilleshall earlier this month Scarlett came fourth in the Metric V category and fifth in the Bristol V – a great achievement.
Along the way she has also collected a ‘Six Gold End’ award, The Red Junior Rose award, a Black AGB Arrow award and the Purple Cross from the English Archery Federation.
The Lintman Junior Squad enjoyed a successful day’s shooting at our home event the Lintman Junior Open shoot on the 19th May.
Scarlett won the overall Ladies Recurve competition, with a tremendous score of 839 for her round out of a maximum 864. Molly also won Gold in the Ladies Beginner’s recurve.
Six of the Club’s juniors took part in event and all came away with an award! Rhys took Silver in the Short Junior Western and the ‘Black’ Colour prize, Emily the Blue colour prize and Grace the ‘Worst White’ award.
Our team of Scarlett, Molly, Rhys and Emma won Silver in the Team event, our best result for a number of years.
This year’s event had over 70 entries from across the Southern Counties.
On Sunday 15th April Lintman is hosting a session of the Surrey Junior Development Squad on our training range.
Run by coaches from the County of Surrey Archery Association, the development squad runs each winter for junior archers across Surrey to experience regular structured coaching and training in a fun environment.
Due to the heavy snow and the weather outlook for this weekend we have decided to postpone our popular William Tell fun shoot until Sunday 11th March.
For this fun shoot we recreate the legend of William Tell with apples balanced on heads as targets. The only concession is we use mannequins to support the apples rather than people!
The event will start with a briefing at 09:45 followed by the shoot at 10:00. It should last no longer than an hour.
The event is not a scored competition but we will be presenting the coveted Lintman William Tell Trophy to the winning archer. The format will be explained on the day. The shoot is open to Lintman members of all ability levels from novice to Bowman.
We hope to see as many members as possible for this rearranged fun shoot.
The 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: firstname.lastname@example.org ).
Today 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…
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