|The Burntwood Trophy and Archer Ted|
What is especially unusual is the match itself and the fact that even a beginner can win it - I'm living proof as I won it myself last year - my first full year of archery (I was very surprised when they called out my name!).
This is because it's a handicap shoot, which means that people with a big handicap but very low score, can leap-frog the more experienced archers with low handicaps and very high scores. But you need to have a handicap registered to win - so you must have shot a few full rounds and logged them with the Records Officer.
The round itself is also unusual. Based on a distance of 30 metres but on 4 different target face sizes - starting with the 40cm, then 60cm, 80cm and finally the big 122cm. Each is 3 dozen arrows, so 12 dozen overall for the round. So it's an all-day shoot. Bring your lunch!
So, to all beginners I say - come along and have a go. You have every chance of leaving with a trophy under your arm and a teddy in your pocket.
I look forward to seeing you there - bring your own refreshments. (All-day match.)
Sunday, 30th September setting up from 08.30 with assembly at 10.00 and sighters at 10.15.
Make sure your wet-weather gear is to hand as only lightning or smog will cancel the event.