Bristol Bowmen and
Golden Phoenix Archers

The dates for the following competitions are all 'weather permitting'. Rounds to be shot will be Nationals for all experienced adults with shorter distances for juniors and beginner adults, followed by a BBQ and the presentation of awards. Lady/Santa Paramounts to be confirmed - anyone fancy wearing either of the pointy hats?

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Friday 19 December, sorry everyone this is cancelled due to our tournament organiser being very ill.

Get well soon Bob Taylor, we need you.

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all competitiors and the Lady Paramount around the trophy table.

Sunday 14 September, featuring the Vic Williams Shield. This is awarded annually by ballot to the member who has done most for the clubs during the preceding year.

Held over from the Spring Tournament: we also shoot for the Andy Friend and Bob Taylor Challenge Trophies for the highest handicap adjusted scores at 60 yards and 50 yards respectively.

And the results were:

The first figure is the handicap adjusted score, the figure in brackets is the actual score.


Gents' recurve: 1 John Chappell, 1446 (585); 2 Clive Wilkins, 1412 (546); 3 Jim Edmonson, 1185 (175).

Gents' barebow: 1 Bob Taylor, 1535 (183); 2 Bob Brooks, 1511 (217); 3 David Smith, 1388 (344); 4 Ian Bolt 1339 (202).

Gents' longbow: 1 Tad Gunton, 1356 (145).

Ladies' longbow: 1 Sheena McCullagh, 1346 (95).

Short National:

Gents' barebow: 1 Richard Drissell, 1414 (6) retired.

Vic Williams Shield: 1 David Smith (4); 2 Sheena McCullagh (3); 3 Bob Taylor (1).

Best gold: John Chappell.

Held over from the May Day competition:

Andy Friend Challenge Trophy: Bob Taylor.

Bob Taylor Challenge Trophy: Richard Drissell.

Highest score on paper: John Chappell.

The day ended with the prizes being awarded by the Lady Paramount, Miss Amber Bolt (Ian's daughter).

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Sunday 4 May, featuring the Andy Friend and Bob Taylor Challenge Trophies for the highest handicap adjusted scores at 60 yards and 50 yards respectively and the cup for the highest non-handicap adjusted score of the day.

Cancelled: the two Challenge Trophies will now be shot for at the Annual Championship on 14 September.

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Friday 11 April: Considerably warmer then last year with only a gentle breeze. Relatively firm ground meant that some of the misses travelled to virtually the end of the range. Luckily fletchings and nocks fluorescing under the floodlights meant that we found them without much trouble.

The first end brought woodpeckers from three separate archers. Luckily the three people had shot the arrows in numerical order, so we were able to award the Woodpecker trophy (the first arrow to end up in the woodwork) based on arrow number. The winner had achieved their woodpecker on their third arrow, the other two tied, having both shot their woodpeckers with their fifth arrow.

The evening ended with Bob Taylor handing out the prizes.

The prizes were:


Woodpecker: David Smith. Joint second: Carl Raine and Bob Taylor.

Lowest total score: Tad Gunton (to be expected as he was shooting longbow).

Worst white (held over from Boxing Day): Bob Taylor.

Most petticoats (in the boss, but outside the scoring area): Bob Taylor.


Most blues: David Smith (26); second Sheena McCullagh (20).

Our thanks go to:

  • Jim Brooks, our liaison officer at the rugby club, for key holding for us for the evening and coming back in his own time to lock up.
  • Bob Taylor for making the Woodpecker trophy and running the evening.

The actual results were:


Gent's recurve: 1 Gary Avery (602).

Gent's barebow: 1 David Smith (284); 2 Carl Raine (219).

Gent's longbow: 1 Tad Gunton (64).

Short Nationals:

Gent's recurve: 1 Bob Taylor (213).

Ladies' barebow: 1 Sheena McCullagh (331).

Gents Under 16 barebow: 1 Aidan Raine (66).

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Created: 22 December 2013
Updated: 23 December 2016

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