Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Olympics 2012 Archery at Lords

Olympics 2012 Archery at Lords

I'm going to see if I can make it to one of these events, and if I can't make a final, I'm sure the preliminary competitions will be almost as good (and hopefully I can record the finals to watch later anyway).

So, here are some useful links for you:

Main Olympics Archery page

Competition Schedule
where you can download the schedule pdf - fortunately, Archery is first on the list!

Tickets go on sale at 11am on 17th May 2012
scroll down to find archery under the date

How about an Olympics 2012 Pictogram badge? I've just ordered mine:
Click here (official site)

Or visit the official Olympics 2012 shop:


Sunday, 6 May 2012

The Selby League - Archery

The Selby League - Archery

Every year for the outdoor season, clubs are invited to submit their best scores to the Selby League - like a football league competition for archery clubs.

For compound, recurve and barebow, The shoot is a Short Metric, which is 3 dozen arrows at 50 metres on an 80cm target (10 zone scoring) and a further 36 arrows on the same size target at 30 metres. It's a longbow shoot as well, but they do 4 dozen - 2 dozen (at 80 yards and 60 yards respectively - I think!). Maximum possible score is 720.

The top 3 scores for both (longbow and the rest) are sent off to the league as a total score.

It's a bit difficult finding out much information about this league, so I do need to ask a club member to be sure I have got this right, but it was a good shoot this afternoon, my first and I scored a total of 314. Bearing in mind that I've just changed my string (from 18 to 16 strand) and haven't shot these distances before, then it's a start - and I will do better next time when I hope it won't be so blooming cold.

Many of us were dressed up in 4 or 5 layers of clothing for much of the afternoon - I was pleasantly warm after just a couple of ends.

June 2012 Update - my latest score is 342 (with not-so-good arrows). And it was much warmer!