This year’s Junior National Champs saw Derwent well represented by our junior members. Will Bonynge, Marsie and Eva Henderson-Hirst, Alex Holmes, Hollie Smith and Struan Caughey all shot over the weekend in pleasant sunny weather at Lilleshall National Sports centre. Alex and Eva represented England for the Home Nations match while Struan shot for Scotland!
On the Saturday Struan shot the highest score of 1285 for the Metric 2 as a member of the Scottish National team. Alex shot Metric 1 (compound) and came 3rd with 1291 shooting for England. Eva was the highest junior lady scoring 1298 for the Metric 3. Hollie came 2nd junior lady , Metric 4, shooting 1408 and Marsie shot the highest junior lady score (compound) with a 1310 for the Metric 1. Eva and Alex were part of the winning team on the day. Well done England!
On the Sunday Struan shot a 1200 for a 2nd place in the Bristol 2 round (recurve). Alex came 3rd with a 1238 (compound). Well done both! Shooting the Hereford round Eva shot a creditable 1086 (recurve) to win and take the title of National Champion! Marsie put in a 1221 (compound) for the Hereford round to take the title of National champion too! Great stuff girls.
Hollie had a super day too shooting the Bristol 4. She shot a NEW NATIONAL RECORD of 1296 which is a PERFECT score for that distance. Congratulations Hollie.
Sunday 15th of June saw the DAC Longbow championships take place at Kedleston Hall.
With a field of nearly 70 competitors – 49 of which were men – Derwent Bowmen’s Wayne Hibbard took the title with a score of 657! ( 105 hits and 25 golds ).
Let’s give a cheer and many congratulations to Wayne for taking the title for 2014.
Good shooting Wayne!
Huge efforts to prepare for the new building occurred this weekend with members dismantling and removing anything they could to ready the old clubhouse for removal.
Anchor Archers made a visit to Derwent Bowmen for the second league shoot of the year and what a good turn out we had from both sides.
On a blustery day that involved both sun-cream and raincoats, Derwent managed to win the day in all three categories: Longbow, Recurve and Handicap.
Well done to everyone involved for making it into a fun day and a special thanks to those who did forgo the shooting in order to provide refreshments for lunch and the after shoot buffet – perfect.
Hollie Smith has achieved GB Cadet compound selection scores for the 50m round. She decided to step down to her own age group for the first time in a year for this weekend to get her ranking and JMB scores. At Wetherby (EMAS) in May she shot 1403 for the metric 4 ( maxing at 10m ) finishing the highest junior girl compound score on the field.
The next day at Sherwood Archers Fita she shot an excellent 1429 which should- once ratified include a new National Record for 30m. Hollie claimed three National Records on the day; metric 4, long metric 4, 30m.
Eva Henderson-Hirst set a new National record at Welbeck recently where she shot a 60m 720 round. Eva held the previous record of 548 and scored an excellent 612 on the day ( 26th May ). She is currently working at AGB central performance academy. Really well done to both girls, excellent achievements by them both.
Our new storage facility arrived this week.
The generous grant from The Derbyshire Community Foundation allowed us to purchase this container and, as you can see, members were delighted to celebrate it’s arrival.