One of the last outdoor shoots was attended by Dave. The shoot in North Wales involved camping for 2 nights but despite the weatherwas an enjoyable event.
At the BBS National Outdoor championships in September, at Lilleshall st. Dunstans archers did well. 11 st. Dunstans archers and their spotters travelled to the national archery centre in Shropshire. The shoot took place in windy conditions. We came away with 3 firsts, 5 seconds and 3 thirds. Well done to Tony Parkinson, Nigel Whiteley and Steve Moseley for coming first and all other archers.
The August archery week took place with fantastic weather. Some new archers were introduced to the pleasures of an archery week. On Friday the club held their first "Club Champs" shoot with the presentation in the evening. The club Champions were Peter Hammond, Dave Poyner and Steve Moseley.
The medals for the week were awarded, Avril won the star prize and Dave was presented with a replica of the buggy, for his hard work in obtaining such an asset.
In August despite incredibly hot sunshine Dave Poyner and Tom Roddy attended the Cheshire champs weekend with Lindsay spotting. It was the first time that Cheshire had hosted a tactile archer.
Church Stretton was the venue for the Long Mynd Archery Society four day shoot which involved camping and some serious archery. The round is a Double FITA star. Dave shot a new national record.
On a very wet and windy weekend in Lancashire Tom Roddy, tony Parkinson, Harry Docherty and David Poyner braved elements for the Lancashire County Championships. Despite the weather Tony set new national records for the Burntwood York and V. I. I. R. Rounds. David Poyner set a new national record for the Burntwood York round. Shooting in these conditions was a good experience for all.
Steve Moseley, a bow-sight visually impaired archer has shot a six gold end at 70 metres. Well done Steve.
The June week at St. Dunstans went well. The weather was excellent. At competition level we redeemed ourselves by beating Taverham Archers and Ditchling Archers. However at the Tri-service shoot at Sandhurst, we came third being beaten by the Army and The RAF. Unfortunately due to service commitments the rn were represented by a single archer. The day was well hosted by the Army and enjoyed by all.
On June 5th four st. Dunstans archers, Steve Moseley, Terry Ottewell, David Poyner and Nigel Whiteley represented Great Britain at the second visually impaired international tournament in Paris. Steve came first in his category and Nigel came third. The team achieved gold in every category that they competed in. The squad came second in the team event.
At the British Blind Sport Archery indoor st. Dunstans did well. Three firsts, two seconds and one third. See the results page.
Sadly just before the British Blind Sport Archery national indoor, Derek passed away. Although only a member for a couple of years he will be missed. With this in their minds some St. Dunstans archers went to shoot against Hellingly and were narrowly beaten.
John Lilley has decided to hang up his bow and retire from archery, and will be greatly missed.
Around the country Clive , Dave and John shot at the North Wales indoor and Dave missed the national record by one point. Terry set a new national record for the 18 metre FITA in South Wales. Tom Roddy shot in the North East County shoot and improved his handicap. Clive and Dave shot again at the GNAS indoor. Dave set a new national record for the 18 metre FITA.
In the February indoor week, Dave Poyner was confirmed as chairman and Clive Jones was elected as Vice-chairman. Marjorie scott , the first st. Dunstans female archer walked off with all the trophies. Well done, but remember the more one shoots the lower the handicap, and the harder one has to work. Norman Perry does it again! How does he do it? He shot yet another Robin Hood. Gets expensive after a while. In outside competitions, St Dunstans lost to Ditchling but beat Hellingly.
Steve gets the bug. Not only is Steve chairman of Bristol, he also has started building a web site for that club. Must be catching!
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