Silver Spoon Bowmen of Spalding ::


February `23

Annual Brass Monkey Shoot:

Archers from Silver Spoon Bowmen visited neighbours Pilgrim Bowmen of Boston for the annual Brass Monkey Shoot. The Brass Monkey is the first outdoor competition in Lincolnshire and attracts archers both from the County and beyond.

Amy Gott won the Senior Lady Recurve event, Ian MaCrae won the Senior Gent Barebow event with his son Ioan winning the Junior Compound event. Junior Hamish Turner shooting above his age group came second in the Senior Gents Barebow event. Roger Sale won the Senior Gents Long bow with a new club record. Due to the lack of Lady entrants , Senior Lady Lynn Fisher competed against the men and finished third in the Gents Compound event.

Pictured are all the Silver Spoon Bowmen participants including Henry Tuthill in his first ever outdoor event.

March `22

Helen Smedley (AGB) Meets with SSB Members:

Helen Smedley AGB Regional Development Officer for the Midlands with SSB club members pictured on her visit to Red House Farm today Friday 25 March.

The visit was one of four clubs in the county today together with several others over the weekend as she continues her mission to gain knowledge of grass roots archery’s needs and current state.

February `22

Oscar – European Indoor Championships 2022 held in Lasko Slovenia 14th -19th February 2022:

In February Oscar represented GB at the European Indoor Championships in Slovenia, which was a great experience and his first event for the Team GB squad. Oscar qualified with an individual score of 577 which ranked him 20th overall in his age group, (Junior compound men), which was a great result considering this was his first international event. In the head-to-head he shot a 148 to knock out the French archer and then shot a strong second match to rank him overall 9th.

In the team event they all shot well ranked 5th overall, just missing out to the French team.

Oscar thoroughly enjoyed the event and the overall experience with the Team GB squad and can’t wait for the next trip in the summer.

We would both like to say a big thankyou to the club and everyone that has helped him get this far.

June `20

Robin Hood for Michaela!:

Michaela's first time outside and 3 ends in sees her first Robin Hood. More like this and it may become a costly summer for one of our latest additions down at Red House Farm.

May `20

Further Development on the Patio Area:

Dave Inglis, Ian Macrae and Peter Craven have been hard at work at Red House Farm. The toilet block has been moved, giving a larger, extended patio area. A ramp has now been added to allow better access.

March `20

Brass Monkey Winner:

Winner of the Senior Gents Recurve at Pilgrim Bowmen's, rescheduled, Brass Monkey goes to Ian MaCrae. With "interesting" windy conditions and managing to avoid getting wet, Ian took the Winner's trophy.

Series winners in Boston Indoor Winter Series:

Oscar Orford won the Junior Compound Worcester, along with Lynn and John.


The indoor season has started, but the outdoor shooting still continues. The beginning of October saw archers gathering at the Lincolnshire County Clout over in Boston. The conditions were cool and breezy with occasional rain.

Multiple County and Club records were claimed with many of them going to members of Silver Spoon Bowmen.


More hard work today finishing off the patio. We cannot thank the volunteers enough for giving up their time and putting in a massive effort to help with this improvement.

We would like to ask that the patio not be walked on for the next week. It will be roped off until it is fully dry.

No rest for the wicked as the team makes great progress laying the new patio area outside the Silver Spoon club house! Keep up the good work archers.


John shot the Regional Clout at Kettering today and finished 2nd out of 9 in the Gents 185m Compound Clout and also shot a pbs and two club records.

Lynn finished 3rd in the Ladies Recurve Worcester shot at the Boston Indoor run by Friskney.

Dave Inglis was 3rd in Gents Recurve Worcester again at the Boston Indoor.


Lynn retained the Captain of the Sword as highest scoring recurve archer at a wet, cold and windy County Clout held at Boston yesterday.

JUNE `18

Where do i start????

Sorting arrows for the "Big Weekend"


Em First Lady compound 

Tillie first junior lady compound 
Josh second junior gent recurve
SSB won Team trophy


County Windsor Results

Lady compound 1st Emily Must with a County and Club Record score of 970, just one arrow out of gold all day.

Gents Recurve 1st Dave Inglis with a pb.

Lynn was 3rd in Ladies Recurve.

June Newsletter

May `18

Picture of Joshua, Lynn and Dave taken at OOBAC at their Nationals on Bank Holiday Monday. Dave was second in the gents recurve National, Joshua won the Junior Gents recurve National and Lynn won the Ladies recurve National.


Distance Markers, before and after grass cutting and tidy up.

No excuses for me getting the wrong distance.


Club House before and after grass cutting & tidy up.

Winter 2017 - 18 Postal League Achievements

April `18

Copy of this month news letter

News letter

April `18

Hi All

I am carrying out a Survey to find out if there is any interest in the Region for any Level 2's wishing to upgrade to County Coach, If you would all spread the word I would appreciate it, If webmasters would put the attached onto their sites, also if any of you know the contact details of other website's i.e. County or club in the region and can forward the attachment on that would be great

Many Thanks

Regards Barry

County Couch Course

March `18

 Congratulations to our latest beginners on completing their course.  Thanks To Lisa and Roxanne for running the course.

March `18

Hi all

I have decided to try and re-introduce a monthly newsletter to keep people informed about what is going on.  Here is the first with some things I can think of to put in it.  Hopefully some of you will have more ideas for the next one.  Please remember the Portsmouth is this week the 8th not as on the calendar due to desks being out for exams.



January 2018

Energetic morning spent at RedHouse Farm. 10,000 steps in just over 2 hours.

Made a start at filling the ruts in plus a hollow between 80 yards and 90 metres. Home in time to cook dinner!

Boost Training 2017

Pictured are archers and coaches who completed Boost sessions at Spalding Grammar School on Saturday 4, 18 and 25 November. All archers received one to one support from their coaches, Nikki Cade, Sam Newton and John Fisher. For the first time for the majority, they all undertook video capture and later analysis of the images which were then linked to their own development.

The sessions were part funded by ArcheryGB and the archers themselves

County Clout at Boston 2017

 Lynn won the overall highest scoring recurve award at the County Clout at Boston yesterday. Setting a new pb and club records in the process. The last SSB archer to win this was Stephen Molsom in 1985.

Pligrim Bowmen's Brass Monkey Shoot - 19th Feb 2017

Great day today at Pligrim Bowmen's Brass Monkey Shoot today. Lynn Fisher won the hightest scoring recurve, coming within a few points of her personal best and John Fisher winning the inaugural Dave Kellett Trophy for highest scoring unrewarded vereran.

Fakenham Bowmen WA Star Summer Weekend

A contingent of Silver Spoon bowmen ventured into deepest, darkest Norfolk last weekend (18-19 July 2015) to do battle with both other archers, and some ridiculously strong blustery wind. After shooting a 1440 round on the Saturday, Natasha Evans was provisionally in first place Ladies Recurve, Em Must was provisionally in 2nd place Ladies Compound, and Geoff Ball was provisionally in 2nd place Gents Longbow.

Sunday brought a 720 ranking round, to be followed by head to head matches, and even more extreme wind than the Saturday! Unfortunately the head to head rounds were cancelled part way through when the wind became too dangerous to shoot in. Once the results were totalled up using a strange and arcane combination of points, and the casting of runes, Geoff Ball finished 1st place Gents Longbow and Em Must finished 2nd place Ladies Compound.

Most importantly we also left with five of their raffle prizes!

Lincolnshire County 1440

Sleaford Maltsters hosted the Lincs. County 1440 this year and several of our ranks travelled over there to compete.

Amy Gott finished first place Junior Ladies Recurve, Lynn Fisher finished first place Senior Ladies Recurve, Em Must finished first place Senior Ladies Compound, and Geoff Ball finished first place Senior Gents Longbow.

John Fisher and Edd Thompson both also put in strong performances finishing 2nd and 3rd Senior Gents Compound respectively.

National Junior Outdoor Championships

The weekend of the 4th and 5th of July 2015 turned out to be a great weekend for the juniors of Silver Spoon Bowmen who went to the National Junior Outdoor Championships being held at Lilleshall.

Shooting above her age group, Abbie Spinks shot a new personal best of 1279 on a Ladies 1440 round for 2nd place. Shooting the same distance Alex Taylor scored 1292, also for 2nd place. Charlene Marsh rounded off the medal taking day for the compound archers by taking 3rd with a score of 1267 on the Metric 2.

The recurve archers were among the medals as well with Louis Perkins taking 3rd on the Metric 3 with 1268 and Jacob Boden close behind on 1235 for 6th place but scoring around 100 points more than he did only one month previously on the same round. Also on the Metric 3 Amy Gott took 3rd with 1258.

Leaving the individual performances for a second, EMAS junior Gents were 3rd placed region with half the team made up of SSB archers (Louis and Jacob) and Amy made the junior Ladies team who also came 3rd in their respective category.

Amy maintained her form on Sunday to take 3rd place again with 1214 as did Charlene on the Bristol 2 with 1232. Louis made a credible 1190 to take 4th with Jacob again up 100 points on the previous month to take 6th place with 1172.

Alex couldn’t be shifted from 2nd place, maintaining his form to score 1220 in the Bristol 1 with Abbie completing the medal haul with a 3rd in the Hereford with 1222.

The Lincolnshire recurve team was 3 quarters silver spoon and took 4th place, whereas the compound team went one better with 2nd with 2 thirds of the team being Silver spoon archers.

Nene Bowmen Celebration Shoot

A small contingent of Silver Spoon archers visited Nene Bowmen last weekend (5th July 2015) to take part in their Celebration shoot.

Intrepid husband and wife duo John and Lynn Fisher both finished first place in their respective divisions (Gent Compound and Lady Recurve) with John putting in a PB!

EMAS Double 1440

Several Silver Spoon archers visited Lincoln last weekend (27th-28th June 2015) to compete in the East Midlands Archery Society's Double WA 1440 competiton hosted by Lincoln Archers. After doing battle with everything the English weather could throw at us for two days (we ran almost the full gamut with only snow and hailstones notably absent) we came away with three trophies.

Amy Gott won first place Cadet Lady Recurve, Em Must won first place Senior Lady Compound, and Geoff Ball won first place Senior Gent Longbow.

Silver Spoon Bowmen Host Lincolnshire
Indoor County Championships

Archers from all over Lincolnshire descended on Spalding last Sunday (15th March 2015) to compete in the County Indoor Championships.  We hosted the event this year and it went off without a hitch, thanks in large part to our Tournament Organiser Emily Must, and the excellent judging team of Geoff Barham and Sean Fox.

Our archers were no slouches either; we finished the day with seven county champions and two silver medals!

Amy Gott and Charlene Marsh won the Junior Lady events for Recurve and Compound respectively, while Louis Perkins and Alex Taylor also took first place in the Junior Gent Recurve and Compound events.

The silver spoon ladies absolutely cleaned up in their categories with Lynn fisher winning the Lady Recurve event, Margaret Marsh winning the Lady Barebow event, and Emily Must winning the Lady Compound event.

Abbie Spinks finished second in the Lady Compound event claiming a silver medal, and Geoff Ball finished in the silver too, taking second place in the Gents Longbow event.