Scottish Records for Toni

Congratulations to Toni on setting 3 new Scottish Records for Longbow!

This year saw our President Toni Smillie back out in the competition circuit for the first time in 14 years!

Clearly she has not lost her touch and set new Scottish Records for 50m and 70m at the WRS 1440 round run by Balbardie Archers on 26 July 2015, and not content with that she also set a new Scottish Record at the Double WRS 1440 round run by Penicuick Archers on 06 Sept 2015.

A fantastic result, well done Toni!

Toni Scottish Records

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Lilleshall National Mid Summer Event 2015

Congratulations to Phyllis!

This Summer Phyllis was selected to shoot for the East of Scotland Ladies Recurve Team to compete in The National County Team Championships which were held in Lilleshall National Sports and Conferencing Centre which is also where Archery GB Headquarters is located, Nr Telford.  It was quite an experience as you can see by the number of Targets, 70 in total! These targets were just the Recurve Targets, there was another line the same for Combound and a few in the middle for Long Bows! What a sight!

Lilleshall Recurve Targets

Last year the ladies recurve team finished in 16th position and it was their goal this year to make it to the top ten, which they did! They were in 9th position after day 1 but still managed to hang on to the 10th position by the end of day 2!

The East of Scotland Gents Recurve Team were the crowning glory, winning the Championships!

EA Gents Team

The Ladies Compound Team finished in 6th place, so overall a fantastic result for the Eastern Area of Scotland!

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Penicuik Archers Penny Shoot

Over the weekend of 20th & 21st June Penicuik Archers held their annual Penny Shoot which consisted of two days of shooting.  This year the first day was a WA 70m round followed by H2H Rounds, the 70m round was a ranking round and all the archers were seeded for the H2H.  The second day was a WA 1440 round and the awards were given out on the results of the combined placings from both days.

Alan Martin and Patricia shot a single day on the Sunday, both shot well and Patricia was 3rd in the Ladies Recurve, quite an achievement considering the very windy conditions! Well done Patricia!

Phyllis & Nessa took part in the full weekend event with a great result - Phyllis was awarded the Silver medal and Nessa the Bronze along with two lovely prizes of engraved Crystal Glasses! Well done girls!

                        Penicuik 21.06.15 450x800                   Penicuik Glasses 21.06.15 450x800


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Pentangle Event 14 June 2015

The Pentangle is a competition between the 3 areas of Scotland, Cumbria and the Durham and Northumberland archery regions, this year the event was run by the Northern Area of Scotland and two of our members Patricia Malone and Phyllis Pettett were selected to shoot in the Eastern Area Ladies Recurve Team.

The competition proved to be a great success for the Eastern Area Teams with Gold Medals for the Combined Recurve Team, the Gents Recurve Team, the Ladies Compound Team and the Ladies Recurve Team were in second place.

Congratulations to Patricia and Phyllis - A Fantastic Result!

Pentangle 450x800

  Pentangle Recurve Team 800x446

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More Medals for Falkirk!

Saturday 25th April 2015, saw the start of the Outdoor Target Tournaments for 2015 at the Silver Arrow competition run by University of St Andrews Archery Club (Saints Archery) and brought success for Nessa and Phyllis.

Nessa won 2nd place and was awarded the Silver Medal and Phyllis won 3rd place and was awarded the Bronze Medal!  As you can see by their windswept look, it was quite a challenging day!

Well done girls a fantastic result and a great start to the season, and more success for Falkirk!

St Andrews 2015

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Great Result for Kay!

Recently Kay Smith shot at Glasgow Archers Spring Fling WA 18m competition, which was the last competition of the 2014/2015 indoor season.

She shot really well and put Falkirk back on the map by winning 3rd place and the Bronze Medal, unfortunately because she was unable to stay for the prize giving, she didnt receive her medal.

Well Done Kay !!

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Indoor Championships 2015

Kirsten Sweeps the Board!

What a fantastic championships for one of our novices Kirsten Cassidy who not only became the Senior Novice Recurve Champion but also won the Lady Recurve Award.  In Addition to this Kirsten won the Ian Wells Handicap Improvement Trophy with a fantsatic handicap improvement of 23 points!

Well done Kirsten a fantastic start to your 1st Archery Year!

Kirsten 6      Kirsten 8    Kirsten 5

Congratulations also go to our other Champions;

Gents Recurve - Pete Clayton

Junior recurve - Vaila Campbell

Longbow - Toni Smillie

Traditional Horse Bow - Moira C Taylor

Recurve Barebow - Robyn Youdan                                                                    

Full FCA Indoor Championship Awards 25 March 2015    
1st Gent  Pete Clayton  555  Trophy & Medal
2nd Gent Brendan McRae   539 Medal
3rd Gent Peter Jack 523 Medal
1st Lady Kirsten Cassidy 541 Trophy & Medal
2nd Lady Kay Smith 512 Medal
3rd Lady Nessa Dunsmore 505 Medal
Junior Recurve:
1st Junior Vaila Campbell  259 Trophy & Medal
Senior Novice Recurve:
1st Kirsten Cassidy 541 Trophy & Medal
1st Toni Smillie 294 Medal
Traditional Horsebow:
1st Moira C Taylor 326 Medal
Recurve Barebow:
1st Robyn Youdan    362 Medal
Ian Wells Handicap Improvement Trophy:
Kirsten Cassidy – Improvement of 23


FCA Indoor Ladder Awards 25 March 2015    
1st Gent  Gerry Loggie 553  
1st Lady Nessa Dunsmore 552  
1st Junior Vaila Campbell  253  
1st Gent Chris Brind 170  
1st Lady Toni Smillie 341  
Traditional Horsebow:
1st Gent Willie McCutcheon 380  
1st Lady Moira C Taylor 393  
1st Junior Ben Kirk 339  
1st Gent Willie McCutcheon 483  
1st Robyn Youdan    418  






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Falkirk Council Awards – Congratulations to Moira

Falkirk Council held their annual Sports & Arts awards ceremony on 19th March. This recognises individuals, groups and teams who have brought merit and distinction to the Falkirk Council Area through their achievements in, or service to sport and the arts.Moira received a certificate and a medal in recognition of her services and achievements to Archery within Falkirk.

Moira cert and medal

 Moira coach of year award

The awards also incorporated the Falkirk Sports Council, Sports Personality of the year awards for 2014.

Of the various categories for these awards Moira was nominated for Coach of the Year and Service to Sport – it was announced that due to the high levels of talent the awards committee had a difficult job deciding on an outright winner and therefore despite fierce competition from 12 other sports, Moira was declared joint winner of Sports Personality Coach of the Year 2014.  A fantastic achievement considering 2014 was a Commonwealth Games year and which Archery was excluded from!  

Well done Moira, we’re all very proud of you!

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EA Junior & Novice Showdown – Congratulations to Vaila

The 3 legs of this competition have now taken place and congratulations goes to one of our Juniors Vaila Campbell who received a Silver Medal for her round at Lasswade in February and a Bronze Medal for her round at Penicuik this month, she was also 3rd overall in the Junior section, well done Vaila you made us proud!

Showdown                 Kirsten


We also had 3 of our Novice’s taking part – Kirsten and James Cassidy and Alan Bothwell, unfortunately James and Alan were unable to attend all 3 events but both performed well on the days they did attend.

Kirsten completed all 3 events also shooting very well coming in 7th overall in the Novice section and was in the top 4 of the novice ladies.

Well Done Everyone!

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UKRS Eastern Area Championships

On the 11th January, five of our keen archers braved the snow and wind to compete in the UKRS Eastern Area Championships in Lasswade. This was a Portsmouth competition - for those of you not familiar with indoor rounds yet, this is five dozen arrows shot at a 60cm target face, the same as the one most of us shoot at on a Wednesday night and at the same distance. For Alan Bothwell, this was his first novice full Portsmouth competition which has set the trend for him entering future competitions. The day proved to be one of a mixed bag with some good scores and some others that we won't mention. Kay Smith had some success picking up the ladies D classification medal, for the highest score for archers in a classification banding, well done Kay! The next competition is the WRS SAA Championships at Lasswade, here's hoping for good shooting.

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