After dominating the top spot in the Mid-Kent Archery League (MKAL) for the majority of the season, the trophy came down to the last match of the season and a close call between Abbey and Fox. In the end, Abbey won the league by just 30 points after a spirited effort by many of the newer members.
It was a great day with an impressive turnout for Abbey Bowmen. There was a jovial atmosphere and Crown Archers helped ensure the day was a fun and relaxing shoot. A number of archers from Abbey were taking part in their first competition shoot and based on their excellent performance we will be looking forward to seeing them on the shooting line next year.
For results of the last match and overall league table, click here.
Sun tan lotion was the order of the day at the 2018 Stuart Attwood Charity Shield. The sun shone brightly on the archers competing to take home the trophy. The competition was a handicap based tournament with all competing archers requiring a handicap from previous shoots to compete.
Everyone fought hard and the finishing handicap scores were all quite close, but the runaway winner was Kate who thrashed her personal best to attain a handicap score of 1507 much to her own surprise. Joe won the junior trophy with an equally respectable score of 1411.
The shoot is held every year and everyone who enters pays a fee which is given to a choice charity. This year the money raised will be given to Cancer Research UK towards the excellent work they do. A big thank you to all the club members who took part and helped raise over a £100 – and thanks to Matt the chef who ensured that all the archers were fed at the end of the shoot.
The full results can be found on the event page here.
The second match of the year against Allington Castle Archers held at Abbey went very well for the home team. With good weather, bright blue skies and a win from the first match to spur them on, the Abbey team shot exceedingly well to secure another win.
It was a closely fought match with Allington scoring a handicap score of 5794, but Abbey dug deep and pulled it out of the bag with an immpressive 6031.
The win puts Abbey at the top of the table going into the halfway point next month and the team should be very proud of themselves for putting in the effort. Special mentions to the newer members who are supporting the team with their enthusiasm and fighting spirit and proving they can compete in the Mid-Kent League with valuable contributions.
Extra congratulations go to Adrian who is currently holding the top score for gents barebow.
Handicap League Table after 2 matches:
It was a hard fought tournament this year, through some absolutely awful weather, and some excellent performances, especially from the newest of our members. Congratulations to the winners, and a big thank you to everyone who took part, as without your participation there would not be a tournament. Your commitment to turn up week on week, through rain, sleet and snow ensures that there is a friendly rivalry that pushes each of us to better ourselves. The end of March and therefore the final results for the ‘Frostbite 2017/2018’ tournament are shown below.
The Final Results Table
Individual Discipline Archer Final Results Table
PLEASE READ THIS MESSAGE IF YOU ARE INTENDING TO SHOOT ON THE 14th and 15th of APRIL.
On the 14th of April Brogdale are hosting the Hanami Festival. As this is a pay to enter festival, you will need to follow the instructions below to be able to access the field. These have been agreed between Abbey Bowmen and Brogdale.
- CAR PARKING – We CANNOT park at the field. Please use the main Brogdale car park. Brodgale staff may direct you to an alternative, so please respect this request.
- Archery GB Membership Cards – To park and access the field you may be asked to produce your membership card. If you do not do this Brogdale may deny access.
Although the festival is only on the 14th it is highly likely that access will also be restricted on the 15th.
Please remember your Archery GB membership Cards.
Alternatively, sign up to the Abbey Bowmen Mid Kent League Team and come and shoot in a friendly competition at Crown Archers in Maidstone. Click here for more information.