Bristol Bowmen and
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On Sunday 26 September we gathered for our club championship. The day was cool and overcast and got colder as it went on. By the time the awards were presented everyone was as close to the B-B-Q as possible. Not out of companionship, but in an attempt to keep warm. Still everyone enjoyed the day including Sheena McCullagh who tripped over in a rabbit hole just before the start and sprained her ankle. The gents on her target were very chivalrous both scoring for her and collecting her arrows.

The rounds shot were Short Nationals for the two younger age groups of the junior gents and the gents visually impaired. Everyone else shot a National.

The results were:

Gent's recurve: 1 – Paul Maines; 2 – Clive Wilkins; 3 – Jim Denham; 4 – Pete Moore; 5 – Ian Lassman.

Gent's longbow: 1 – Mark Thomas; 2 – John McCullagh.

Gent's recurve (head to head): 1 – Ben Huckvale; 2 – Paul Kobbe.

Gent's recurve (visually impaired): 1 – Steve Moseley.

Ladies recurve: 1 – Sheena McCullagh.

Ladies compound: 1 – Moira Gundry.

Gent's under 18 compound: 1 – Chris Davies.

Gent's under 14 recurve: 1 – Chris Maines; 2 – Mike Howland.

Gent's under 12 recurve: 1 – Joe Thomas.

The Improver's Medal went to Mike Howland.

In recognition of her selfless years of work as secretary for Bristol Bowmen, Moira Gundry was presented with the Vic Williams Shield in perpetuity.

Annual championship 2004 full results (PDF: 100 KB).

During the B-B-Q as special award was made to Chris Maines, known to all as Hot Dog because of his love of them. Chris had completed a beginner's course a short time before. He joined the club and the first three rounds he shot were all third class, the latter of which was also third class in the next age group up. He then had a birthday and changed age group. His next two rounds were also third class, meaning that within five rounds of having started shooting he obtained third class in two different age groups. That is some feat. His reward – a foot long hot dog which he ate with great relish, or was it tomato ketchup?

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In Paris on June 5 Steve Moseley became the European Visually Impaired champion in in his category. Very well done.

On the 13 June Sheena and John McCullagh entered the Exmouth Archers fancy dress Lunartic shoot in full line dance rig. Unfortunately they did not do as well as Steve, coming last in their respective categories. However, John was shooting a compound bow and as no gent had ever shot it before, he set a group club record.

August saw Pete Moore competing in the combined Police and Fire Service World Championships in Sheffield. He come a very impressive fifth.

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Updated: 27 December 2012

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