Monthly Archives: September 2021

The Open

It was a glorious day on Sunday, with sunshine, light, fluffy clouds, and a slight breeze. Perfect for Archery (but perhaps lass so for the runners in the Leeds half-marathon, which had caused all our approach roads to be closed)

We had a huge turnout, with some 58 entrants over 25 categories. We have really reinforced our reputation for being a good “First” tournament. Not that this reduced the quality of shooting. The Gents compound clash was particularly closely fought, being settled by one point. Perhaps annoyingly for them, the Ladies Recurve winner equalled their score, setting a Yorkshire record in the process. At the other end of the scale, another record was claimed for Junior Ladies Barebow at the Short Junior Western.

Sadly, we could not offer our trademark Chilli, but the cake stall did a roaring trade. Our visitors also dug deep in their pockets to support the raffle. Healthy income for the club.

The event was judged, as usual, by Louise Smith, firmly and fairly. Our Lady Paramount, Deborah Waterhouse, was rewarded with gin – and a hearty rendition of “Happy Birthday”

Thanks to all members who turned up to help – without them our events could not go ahead.