SAA Junior, U21 and Senior Novice Championships

Congratulations to Martin Strang who won the Gents Recurve Silver Medal at SAA Junior, U21 and Senior Novice Championships on 30 October 2016!

Well done Martin, a great result!

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Halloween Fun!

As it was Halloween we decided to celebrate by killing Harry the Giant Evil Hairy Spider!

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A great start to our Indoor Season!

We had a great start to our indoor season with a fun Olympic round to celebrate archery in the olympics and in particular recognition of the success of our Paralympic Archers!  The targets were set up to represent the Olympic Rings, we shot 5 arrow ends where we were to shoot an arrow into each circle and you gained bonus points if you succeeded!
Great fun was had by all and it was a good way to start off the indoor season shooting something else other than just Portsmouth!!
Congratulation to the winners who all received Medals!
Seniors                                             
1st Margaret Martin
2nd Nessa Dunsmore
3rd Kay Smith  

Olympic Round Senior Winners

 Novices
1st Martin Strang
2nd John McInnes
3rd Jack Aitken
Olympic Round Novice Winners

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Competition Successes - Summer 2016

As our outdoor season comes to an end we look back at the successes of our competing members and our congratulations go out to them all!
As we also approach the indoor season we hope that we can encourage more of you to go out and see how much fun it is to compete and perhaps catch the competition bug!
It's great to meet up with other archers and make new friends, everyone is so friendly and you always look forward to meeting up with them again at all the events.
 
Outdoor Championships 2016
Our club outdoor championships were held on Sunday 18 September 2016, and although we had a really poor turnout everyone that took part had a great day which was followed by a lovely picnic.  Congratulations to all our winners!
 
Senior Ladies                                                            Senior Gents                                                 
1st Patricia Malone - Gold Medal + Trophy           1st Alan Martin - Gold Medal + Trophy       
2nd Phyllis Pettett - Silver Medal                                                                                                     
3rd Kay Smith - Bronze Medal
 
Senior 50m Round
1st Steve Masterman - Gold Medal
2nd Liz Seaman - Silver Medal
 
Novice Gents                                                      Juniors
1st Martin Strang Gold Medal + Trophy          1st Joanne Whyman - Gold Medal + Trophy
                                                                             2nd Vaila Campbell - Silver Medal
 
Captain's Medal - Patricia Malone
 
Winners Group

Patricia  Phyllis  Kay  Alan  Steve  Patricia Captains Medal

    Liz  Martin  Joanne  Vaila

 

3rd - 4th September 2016 Penicuik Double WA1440

A great result with Phyllis taking the Ladies Recurve Silver Medal and Nessa the Bronze, the reason everyone is in pink and not wearing club colours is because the shoot was raising funds for Breast Cancer and Brain Tumor Cancer, the organisers Penicuik Archers have been raising funds all year for these charities and their target was £1000, they smashed that to raise almost double £1900!

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28th August 2016 Scottish U2, Junior, Novice and Disability Championship which was also open to all archers.

A great result for Patricia who won the Ladies Recurve Silver Medal for the Hereford round.

13th - 14th August 2016 Bannockburn WA1440 rounds.

On the Saturday congratulations go to Toni for winning the Ladies Longbow Gold Medal and also Phyllis for winning the Ladies Recurve Gold Medal with Nessa taking the Bronze.

On the Sunday again Toni won the Ladies Longbow Gold Medal, Nessa won the Ladies Recurve Silver Medal and Phyllis took the Bronze.

30th - 31st July 2016 Balbardie Double WA720 & WA1440

A fantastic result from Toni winning the Ladies Longbow Gold Medal on both days!

3rd July 2016 Glasgow Archers American Shoot.

This is a fun shoot that is run by Glasgow Archers every year and it's an Amercan round which is an imperial round shooting 21/2 doz arrows at 60yds, 50yds and 40yds.

They also do a Mini American round which is 21/2 doz arrows at 40yds, 30yds and 20yds and this is aimed at archers who have never shot in a competition before or have never shot further than 40 yds so is a great opportunity for people to try out a competition for the first time in a really relaxed environment!

This year Nessa took second place for the Ladies Recurve category and Phyllis was Third.
 
Midsummer National County Tournament - Lilleshall. 
Congratulations to Patricia and Phyllis who were selected to shoot for the East Area of Scotland Ladies Recurve Team at the National County Championships at Lilleshall! - Phyllis shot a personal best on the Sunday, a great feat in such an environment!

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Once again the EA had great success with the Ladies Compound Team winning the Gold Medal, the Gents Recurve Team missed out on the Bronze Medal by just 1 Point!! The Ladies Recurve Team finished in 14th Place!

A fantastic result all round when you consider we were up against all the English county teams where some of them had two+ teams entered for each discipline!

19th June 2016 - Pentangle Event

This is a competition between 4 areas - North of Scotland, East of Scotland, Durham and Cumbria - this year Toni, Patricia and Phyllis were selected to shoot for the East Area of Scotland, unfortunately there was a shortage of people this year to make up full teams for all the categories and so the Overall Pentangle Trophy went to Durham with the East Area Ladies Compound coming in 2nd and Ladies Recurve and Ladies Longbow coming in 3rd.

15th May 2016 - Clyde Arrows Double WA 720

Congratulations to Patricia who won the Ladies Recurve Bronze Medal.

14th - 15th May 2016 Penicuik Double WA1440

Great result with Toni winning the Ladies Longbow Gold Medal and Patricia coming in 2nd for the Ladies Recurve on the Saturday!

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Indoor Dates

The summer season is nearly over and we are heading back indoors!

Our last Wednesday night outdoors will be 7th September and our 1st night indoors will be Wednesday 14 September with a later time of 7.30pm - 10.30pm.  Club equipment will be moved from the cricket club to Woodlands Games Hall for the 14th September.

Our 1st Monday indoors will be Monday 19th September and the hours will be from 6.45pm to 9.00pm, please note that we require two senior members present before shooting can take place. We would like to encourage as many members as possible to come along on a Monday to make best use of this time.

Please note that club coaching will only be available on a Wednesday and no coaching will take place on a Monday.  

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European Archery Championship 2016, Nottingham.

The 24th European Archery Championship finals took place on 28th – 29th May. Teams from 44 countries competed at the event and for the top spots within the Old Market Square in the heart of Nottingham. The event was especially significant because it was used to award Olympic places for Rio 2016 for some of the countries and individual archers. You can read about the event and see the results here: http://euroarchery2016.org/news/7116.php; or go to World Archery website here: http://worldarchery.org/news/search?field_competitions_target_id=14530.

Or you can ask all about it our very own club members who went there for the recurve event and enjoyed an amazing archery showdown in historical City of Nottingham. See phots of Phyllis, Nessa, Pete and Maya huddled up the venue at the end of the day, and Pete and Maya being star struck by the 2008 Olympic gold medallist Viktor Ruban!

P.S. The people of Nottingham really do stretch out the Robin Hood connection and use the name and image everywhere. No really, everywhere! :)

                                                                      

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EA Development Squad

After successfully running the The East Area of Scotland Development Squad last year with two of the squad members progressing to the Scottish National Squad, Moira is once again running the squad this year!
The development Squad is for archers who have achieved First Class or Bowman level and is a structured programme designed to help archers progress to Master Bowman and therefore eligible to be picked for the Scottish National Squad.
Five of our members, Phyllis Pettett, Nessa Dunsmore, Patricia Malone, Toni Smillie and Alan Martin were invited on to the squad which ran it's first squad day on 20 February 2016.  The staff involved in the day consisted of a mixture of coaches and some of the top Recurve and Compound archers in Scotland, four of whom have shot internationally for Great Britian, so a tremendous amount of knowledge and experience being passed on to the squad.

Some of the GB Team members practising after the session was finished.

                British Team       Victoria and Steph

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Johnny Wins Stage 2 of EA Junior & Novice Showdown!

On 27 February 2016 the 2nd stage of the EA Junior & Novice Showdown took place in Armadale

Falkirk came out on top with Johnny Riddoch winning the Novice category.

Well done Johnny another fantastic result for Falkirk!

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A Great Win for Patricia!

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Falkirk's success continues!

Patricia Malone won the Ladies Recurve Single Portsmouth run by Bannockburn Bowmen.

Congratulations Patricia!

 

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2016 gets off to a great start!

On our 1st Saturday back, Falkirk ran the 1st leg of the EA Junior/Novice Showdown.

We had a great result with our very own Liz Seaman winning the Novice Bronze Medal.

Congratulations Liz, well done!

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SAA Volunteer Award for Phyllis

At the recent SAA AGM Phyllis was awarded a Highly Commended Award in the Volunteer of the year category.

She was nominated for the award due to the fact that despite only joining Scottish Archery 3 years ago, she has stepped in to fill many roles in our club and area including coaching organiser and treasurer here at Falkirk Co of Archers and treasurer and committee member for Scottish Archery Eastern Area.  She has also completed a Level 1 coaching course and is a competitive archer.

Congratulations Phyllis!

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