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Whaplode Drove Village and Country Fair

Whaplode Drove Village and Country Fair Committee would officially like to thank Silver Spoon Bowmen members for giving up their time to allow visitors to our show to “Have-A-Go” at Archery.  It was something different for us as well.  Your Club’s donation is gratefully received and will go towards improvements to The Elizabethan Centre in Whaplode Drove.  I do hope Jim, his wife and the other Club members enjoyed their day out.

Thanks again.

Kind regards, Gaye Burchnall


Level 2 Coaching Course

To all Level 1 Coaches are you interested in becoming a level 2 Coach, if so then contact your CDM on mikewood1953@hotmail.com.
For Level 2 Coach Learner information and application pack.

The Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Archery qualification has been designed for Level 1 coaches wanting to move on from delivering Beginners courses and taster sessions to take archers up to competition standard or whereabouts.

This course is not designed to train performance Coaches, the latter is the focus of level 3.

Achievement of the qualification is normally via the combination of the following phases:

The course will consist of 6 days of formal tuition including both theory and practical sessions.

A programme of training, during which Candidates will be provided with the predominately practical and technical information required to fulfil the role.

With the achievement of knowledge via a structured programme of learning and home study

An independent assessment of the Candidates will take place checking the knowledge and understanding of the learning outcomes of the qualification.

Dates: 28th September, 12th October, 26th October, 9th November, 23rd November, 7th December, Assessment date 22nd March 2015. The cost per Learner is £390

Michael Wood County Coach
Coach Development Manager
Lincolnshire


The Special One!

Congratulations must go to our Club Chairman Sam Newton, not only has he achieved the acolade of club record for highest score in a Portsmouth round shooting a Recurve (579)
He has also become the only club member to shoot a score over 575 in a Portsmouth round in both disciplines (Compound & Recurve).


Level 1Coaching Course

To all Archers, are you interested in becoming a Coach, if so then contact your CDM on mikewood1953@hotmail.com.

For a Guidance for Candidate Application pack.

The Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Archery qualification has been designed for archers wanting to deliver taster archery sessions and a pre-set six-session archery course to beginners.  If you are a club archer or active volunteer who is enthusiastic about introducing new people to the sport and seeing them improve, then this course will give you the skills, experience and resources you need.

Achievement of the qualification is normally via the combination of the following phases:

Completion of an induction process that will provide an introduction to the qualification and assistance in meeting the prerequisites of the qualification, if required,  in addition, Candidates will receive support and guidance on accessing learning resources that support the development of their knowledge.

A programme of training, during which Candidates will be provided with the predominately practical and technical information required to fulfil the role.
Achievement of knowledge via a structured programme of learning and/or home study.

An independent assessment of the Candidates knowledge and understanding of the learning outcomes of the qualification.

Date’s for the course: 15th June - 6th July – 3rd August with the assessment on the 21st September 2014 ---Cost £250 Per Learner

Michael Wood County Coach
Coach Development Manager
Lincolnshire


Terry Hughes Trophy Results Summer 2013

The Terry Hughes Trophy is presented to the archer who after shooting at least four rounds of the Summer Evening Programme has reduced their handicap the most.

Congartulations to this years winner Abbie Spinks,
The 2nd place went to Jacob Boden & equal third for Emily Must & John Harlow.

Thanks to all who took part & to John Fisher for organising & compiling the results.

Barb with Abbie, Emily , Jacob & John.

252 Awards

252 Results


Richard Gherardi Shoot 2013

14th September 2013

Another reasonable day at the Gleed for our annual celebration club shoot.

£221.25 was raised, this year going to Kidney Research.

Please see below for Shoot & Handicap results

Handicap Results

Shoot Results


Easter Fun Shoot

Thanks to Abbie & Ian for organising the evenings shooting.

A couple of pictures courtesy of Geoff :)

Click here for the results


Winter Handicap Results 2012/13

To qualify everyone had to shoot at least 3 of the months November, December, January and February plus the final session in March. The three highest scores shot in the first 3 or 4 months were then checked against handicap tables for the relevant bow type and given an average shown as “ H’Cap Scores Average” in the table. The March score was then checked against the handicap tables and taken away from the “H’Cap scores Average”. The person with the biggest minus is the winner.

A word regarding handicaps for those trying to work out why someone with say a score of 551 with a compound scores a handicap of 26, but with a recurve shows as a handicap of 34. Well that’s because if we compounds manage to hit the 10 its much harder for us so our handicap is lower. Seriously though, the handicap tables for compound bows and all other bow types are different with whether you are shooting at single or 3 spot targets also making a difference.

I thank everyone for coming in and taking part over the winter. The aim of the Handicap Reduction Trophy is to encourage everyone, whatever their ability to come and have a go.. All the archers who took part did maintain or improve their performance if the winter is taken as a whole.
In the final month there were people who did better than others on the handicap score which is a good job as we needed an overall winner!. This year we have new categories of bow in the mix which is good for the club as it adds variety.  Margaret Marsh was in with a shout with her barebow and John Shinkin with his longbow too. Anne Skelcher showed what can be achieved if you knuckle down and work at your technique and as usual one of the newbies figured with Adam Sanderson the deserved winner.

I hope to see you all next year but don’t forget we will soon be starting the Summer handicap event and the 252 scheme outdoors.

Regards

John
24 th March 2013.

Click here for the Winter Handicap results tables


Terry Hughes Trophy Results Summer 2012

The Terry Hughes Trophy is presented to the archer who after shooting at least four rounds of the Summer Evening Programme has reduced their handicap the most.

Four rounds were shot during May, June, July and August consisting of various Warwick’s and Metre rounds. Where archers shot more than one Warwick or Metre round their lowest handicap ratings was used.
Following the rounds shot during the first three months the resultant monthly handicap ratings were averaged. The lowest handicap rating shot in August during the various Warwick rounds was then compared against the average of the previous three.
The person with the biggest reduction (a minus score indicating improved performance) wins.

24 archers in total shot at least one round. 13 shot at least one round every month to qualify for the final calculations. Those that shot insufficient rounds are shown as Did Not Qualify - DNQ.

I thank everyone for taking part and hope that you have enjoyed dong so.
If the experience has increased your determination to improve your leisure shooting,
or given you the push to try further competitions, then that’s even better.

Congratulations to our winner Steve Green, and two runners up Lynn Fisher and Mo Roe .
Lynn and Steve tied on -8 but when the other rounds shot were taken into account on back calculation,
Steve just edged it.

Regards

John
6th October 2012

Results

Summer 252 Awards


Lincoln Archers FITA 900

It was a very windy, cold and rainy day for the FITA 900 shoot in Lincoln. 
Despite these autumnal conditions both Abbie Spinks and Amy Gott shot to their usual high standards to win their respective classes,
with Amy shooting a further distance than she ever competed in before. 
Lisa Spinks and Sharon Essam shared a boss and encouraged one another through the weather battles. 
Lisa came second in the lady’s recurve and Sharon came home with a PB,
though as the only lady compounder had no-one to challenge her for the trophy on the day.

As Sharon’s first FITA event, she found the timed shoot thoroughly enjoyable and the faster pace of the day made it easier to interact with other archers. 
She is encouraged to search for other FITA events in the area.


Richard Gherardi Shoot 2012

22nd September 2012

Another beautiful day for shooting outdoors in September
& another £255 raised for Keep the Beat.

Links below to the Handicap Results & Actual Shoot results.

2012 Winners!

Handicap Results

Shoot Results


Bowmen Ladies Double Triumph

Archers from Silver Spoon Bowmen made the short trip to Peterborough to take part in Nene Bowmens Celebration Windsor Shoot on Sunday. In changeable conditions the ladies shone.

Lynn Fisher shot a new personal best score to win the Ladies Recurve event by over 70 points. Husband John continued his recent good form by finishing second in the Gents Compound event.

However, star of the event in her first outside competition was Sharon Essam who won the Ladies Compound event with a new Silver Spoon Bowmen Club record.


Silver Spoon Junior Girls
In Top Form

UK Record number two for Abbie
Highest scoring junior for Amy

  Silver Spoon Bowmen are very proud of their junior girls as both
Amy Gott and Abbie Spinks won their respective competitions.


On Saturday 19th May 2012 Abbie Spinks travelled to Cambridge to shoot in a World Record Status event,
the national champion showed good form once again to win her section,
shooting new club, county and regional records.
It has now been confirmed she also gained a second UK Record.
She now holds two UK records to go with her two national outdoor titles
and two national indoor titles
Big congratulations to her.

 Amy Gott travelled to Sherwood archers on Sunday 20th May 2012
and shot a superb Bristol 5 round, scoring well to win her section,
also gaining highest scoring junior of the day.

Well Done to Amy who is putting in consistently high scores at the moment
and is fast becoming Silver Spoon’s up and coming new starlet.


Both girls make the step up to a new age category as they celebrate their birthdays in May.
Amy is a well-accomplished archer and has the ability to compete at the next level.
She is a bright girl that has the right attitude, which will bring even better results, watch this space!


Silver Spoon Bowmen Blitz Lincs County Championships

Archers from Silver Spoon Bowmen travelled to Lincoln to take part in
the County Indoor Championships on Sunday (19 March 2012).  Hosted by
Lincoln Archers at the Yarborough Leisure Centre the Bowmen took
advantage of a superb venue by putting in phenomenal performances.

For the first time in the clubs history it now has FIVE County Indoor Champions.

Amy Gott won the Junior Girls Recurve event a feat matched by Abbie
Spinks in the Junior Girl Compound.

Ryan Mountney won the Junior Gent Compound with a score that would
have won the Senior Gents event. Stephanie Mountney won the Senior
Ladies Compound with a new personal best and Club record for the
individual and double event.

John Shinkin in his first year shooting Longbow won the Senior Gents
Longbow event to win his and Silver Spoon Bowmen's first County Indoor Longbow
championships.

Craig Shinkin finished third in the Senior Gents Compound with Lynn
Fisher claiming the same colour medal in the Senior Ladies Recurve.

Ian Prior shooting in the Junior Gent Recurve did not figure in the
medals but had a great day shooting a big personal best score.

The Bowmen now set their sights on outdoor competitions to achieve
their aim of becoming the strongest archery club in the county both
indoors and outdoors.

Report by John Fisher


Winter Handicap Results & Postal League Badge Winners

Another winters shooting over!

Follow the link below to show all the handicaps shot over the winter (Many thanks to John Fisher).

Well Done to Ian Prior this years Winner.

And to the runners up Lisa & Gareth

Winter Handicap Results

And Finally a nice photo of the Postal Badge winners

Lisa, Stephi, Amy, Abbie, Steve, Nick, Geoff, Darren & Ryan.


Terry Hughes Trophy Results Summer 2011

The Terry Hughes Trophy is presented to the archer who after shooting at least two different types of rounds of the Summer Evening Programme has reduced their handicap the most.

Rounds were shot during June, July and August consisting of various Warwick’s in June, 30/50 metres in July and 30metres only in August.
Where archers shot two rounds per month their two resulting handicap ratings were averaged.
If more than 2 rounds were shot in a month I took the two highest handicap results.
Following the rounds of June and July I obtained a average of the two months I called the Summer Average.
Once the August round had been completed  I used the same criteria as I had in June and July to find an August average handicap figure.
That figure was taken from the Summer Average and the person with the biggest reduction (a minus score indicating improved performance) wins.

21 archers in total shot at least one round. 17 shot at least one Warwick and 30/50 metre round to qualify for the final calculations.
The total figure is down on 2010 but there was also an increase in those shooting every month.
Those that did not shoot during all 3 months are shown as Did Not Qualify DNQ and Did Not Shoot DNS in the particular month.

I thank everyone for taking part and hope that you have enjoyed doing so.
Special thanks to Lisa and Steve who stepped in during August to ensure we completed the programme.
If the experience has increased your determination to improve your leisure shooting, or given you the push to try further competitions, then that’s even better.

Congratulations to Justin Hurley –Roe for his win and a hearty well done to Craig Shinkin, Darren King, Geoff Ball and Nick (Newbie) Wilson for all finishing in second place.

Regards

John

4th September 2011.

Results Table

Barb presenting Justin with his trophy


Richard Gherardi Shoot

17 Archers attended our shoot in memory of Richard Gherardi a very talented young archer who died in 2006.

Well done to Darren King our winner with Geoff Ball second and Steph Mountney third.

Steph and John Shinkin both set new club records. Given the strong gusty wind that was no mean achievement. Only two archers ended up with a plus handicap score which said a lot about the weather conditions.

£243 was raised for the " Keep the Beat" Charity.

Handicap Results

Shoot Results

More pictures in the gallery on the home page


Silver Spoon Bowmen Have a Jolly Day Out

Four archers from Silver Spoon Bowmen travelled to Huntingdon to shoot at The Jolly Archers Western Competition. The four Stephanie and Ryan Mountney and John and Lynn Fisher all returned with medals and good performances.

Mother and son duo Stephanie and Ryan led the way. Ryan who is still a Junior, shot as a Senior Gentleman and won the Senior competition with 10 points to spare. In shooting a score of 850 he also broke the Silver Spoon Bowmen Senior Gentleman Compound club record.

Mum, Stephanie came second in her event but in shooting a personal best also broke her own existing club record.

Lynn Fisher came second in the Ladies Recurve event which followed her win at Nene Bowmen , also in Cambridgeshire the previous weekend.

To top a great day the Compound Team of Ryan and Stephanie Mountney and John Fisher, who also shot a personal best took the coveted Compound Team Trophy with a score 70 points higher than the next team. The triumph means that for the first time that particular trophy has come to Lincolnshire

More pictures in the gallery on the home page


More Pictures from the latest 50 Plus Archery evenings

in conjunction with the Lincolnshire Sports Partnership


Pictures from
Holbeach Bank Primary Schools Community Fayre
17th July 2011


Silver Spoon Junior Bowmen
at
The Junior FITA Star & Metric Tournament
and
The Junior National Outdoor Championships

Held at Lilleshall NSC, Shropshire.
on
Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd July 2011

Silver Spoon Bowmen & Lincs County Juniors
at Lilleshall

Abbie Spinks - Outdoor National Champion for the 2nd year

Juniors from Silver Spoon Bowmen once again made the trip to Lilleshall to take part in the junior National Championships.

Amy Gott, Abbie Spinks, Henry Mynott & Ryan Mountney.

Abbie won Saturday's FITA & then retained her National crown on the Sunday with a new National record.

Amy Gott finished 3rd on both days & is the youngest Silver Spoon archer to win two medals at the Junior Championships

Ryan & Henry both shot well in fiercely competitive categories.

Full results here.

More pictures in the gallery on the home page


Lincolnshire Outdoor County Championship 2011

Archers from Silver Spoon Bowmen made a short journey to Boston where Pilgrim Bowmen were holding the annual County Outdoor Championships. Shooting in weather that turned from the early morning sunshine and shirtsleeves to November like heavy rain and waterproofs the Bowmen once again showed their strength in depth taking away several trophies. In addition to the County Championships an inaugural team challenge took place between archers from Lincolnshire and Norfolk and representatives from Silver Spoon Bowmen shot for the both Junior and Senior County teams . Both teams triumphed over their Norfolk County rivals

The juniors once again led the way with Amy Gott winning the Junior Lady Recurve event

Ryan Mountney took the Junior Gent Compound trophy

Abbie Spinks won the Junior Lady Compound setting a new County and Club record in her event.

Henry Mynott just failed to claim a clean sweep by the Club Juniors in coming 3rd in the Junior Gent Recurve event despite setting a big personal best on the way to setting a new club record.

Stephanie Mountney  scored the same total as the winner of the Senior lady Compound event but lost first place as the winner had scored one more gold than her.

Dan Smith came third for bronze medal in the Senior Gents Compound event.

One final triumph for the Bowmen came when the team of Abbie Spinks, Lisa Spinks, Lynn Fisher and Henry Mynott took the County team trophy for the first time for many years.


in conjunction with the Lincolnshire Sports Partnership

50 Plus Archery Have 'a' Go Evenings with Silver Spoon Bowmen coaches


Your First Shoot

John Fisher has put together a fantastic guide about how to go to your first Achery competition

Click Here to veiw


Press Release
Silver Spoon Bowmen Spalding


We are most grateful for the grant awarded to us by Archery GB, the benefit would be wide ranging.
We are in partnership with Lincolnshire Sports Partnership to develop a system of encouraging the 50+ age group into archery, carrying out publicity aimed directly at this section of the community. To help towards meeting our objective we are in the process, during 2011 of training four new Level 1 coaches within the club, one being a junior and two aged 50+. Also, two are female, this will help spread the workload and facilitate Have-a-go’s and beginners courses for this section of the community during the summer months.


It has been identified that there is a need for this as statistically 49% of the population of Lincolnshire are aged 50+.This percentage gives a clear message that there may be an untapped group of people who would benefit from an activity such as archery. The statistics are from the Local Sports Profile Tool provided by Sport England. With more Level 1 coaches within the club it would allow the more senior coaches to concentrate on the experienced archers and help them to progress with their standard of shooting.


It would also increase our membership, and give a mature sustainability to the club. As this age group are ideal for carrying out voluntary activities in organisations such as ours, it would further embed our club into the community and foster a social partnership with those involved.


Furthermore, it would benefit the community by giving this section of the community the opportunity to embrace an activity which is inclusive and open to people from all walks of life giving them a sense of purpose and community spirit, the health benefits are also beneficial, whilst archery is reasonably sedate, fitness and exercise is part of the requirement of training

Barry Molsom
Senior Coach

Barry

Barry Molsom being presented with the OnTarget certification from Arran Coggan, National Club Development Coordinator


Triple County Crowns

Silver Spoon bowmen now has Three Indoor County Champions

Following her success at the National Junior Indoor Championships, Abbie Spinks also took the crown at the County Indoor Championships,
setting new County & Club records on the 20th of March at Lincoln.

Henry Mynott won the Junior Gents Recurve competition
&
Ryan Mountney won the Junior Gents Compound Trophy.

At the same competion Amy Gott set a new County Record in the under 12 Junior Girl category
&
missed out being Champion only by being beaten by a girl 6 years her senior.

Finally Steph Mountney came 2nd in the Ladies compound setting a new club record
&
Lisa Spinks came 3rd in the Ladies recurve setting a personal best.


Sam Gets waxed!!!

It Looks Painful to Me!!

Sam Looking Happier!!

The Torture Queens


Double National Junior Champion

Abbie Spinks is now a double National Champion.

On the 4th December 2010 she won the Junior National Indoor Chamionships

This followed her wins at the Junior FITA Star & Junior National Outdoor Championships on the weekend of 3rd & 4th July 2010.


Fenland Archery Club

Henry Mynott came away with Single & Double wins at the Fenland Archery Club's 4th Annual Portsmouth held on the 5th February.

John Fisher finished third in the Single's but topped the Double rankings.

Steve Prior finished with a creditable score during his first indoor season.

Full Results here