We have added some great new items of clothing to enhance your shooting experience, plus a couple of holdalls to put it all in!
You can now wear your CMO base layer, club shirt, soft-shell jacket or gilet, padded gilet, hoodie and rain jacket and be totally weatherproof on the shooting line. Although wearing all that at once might be impractical and just showing off.
As many of you know, we run an incentive scheme called ‘The 252’. This is an award that is claimed if you score 252 or more with the first 36 arrows at the longest distance of an Imperial round.
What some of you may not know is that the score level of 252 is relevant to recurve bows, but not to other bow styles. For compound bows, 252 is too easy, for barebow it’s too hard and for longbow it’s practically impossible.
So, we are delighted to announce from the 1st April (no joke) the current 252 scheme will disappear and be replaced by the Three Dozen incentive.
As part of a drive to make shooting at the club more diverse and engaging, we are looking for an enthusiastic, hard-working soul who would be willing to take on the role of Internal League Organiser.
The job involves devising an internal league for CMO, communicating it to the members and of course, running it. You'll be working with Julie on the records side of things and Martin on the website and comms front. This is an exciting opportunity to create something that can engage everybody and hopefully become part of the club's way of life.
If you can spare the time and think that this is a project you can breathe life into, drop Martin a line by clicking here: I'M GAME, LETS TALK!
Julie Beresford, Elisa Ball, Carl Johnson and Paul McCartney formed the Surrey Barebow team which beat Kent, Essex and Sussex at this friendly match held at Sittingbourne Community College. Andy Marshall was also representing Surrey team in the Recurve section.
In the individual Portsmouth rounds, Julie came first with a score of 524 and Elisa was third scoring 512.
We have now been entered into the British Archery Postal League which runs a Frostbite and a Portsmouth tournament. The matches will take place once a month from now until next April and we will flag the dates on the events calendar. This is in addition to the usual Surrey County Frostbite Postal League which is also under way.
The teams vary each month, based upon the highest scores shot in that particular match. Success in postal leagues relies upon getting a really good turnout for the matches and for everybody to submit their score sheets whether you are happy with your score or not. For example if nine recurve archers shoot and one of those doesn't submit a score because it's lower than usual, it could drop all three teams overall scores significantly.
Five of our archers have been selected to represent Surrey County in the forthcoming Inter-Counties friendly match on the 26th November.
Julie Beresford, Elisa Ball, Carl Johnson and Paul McCartney will form the whole of the Surrey Barebow team while Andy Marshall has been picked to join the Recurve team.
The match will be held on Saturday 26th November and hosted by Kent County. Good luck Surrey!
On Saturday 29th October we are holding our annual Halloween Fun Shoot from 1pm.
There will be prizes, ridiculous random scoring, food and fun. This event is barebow to make it even more challenging so please leave your sights and stabilisers in your bag.
It was a perfect day for the Club Championships this year with beautiful weather, a good attendance, some great scoring and superb food and chat afterwards.
Check out the winners and runners up below. Scores are posted on the usual scores section of the website.
This year the round was an American, probably because the 4th July Independence Day was on the following day. Or maybe Warlingham were playing their Trump card (yes that was an attempt at a joke). An American round is 30 arrows at 60, 50 and 40 yards or two pints of Budweiser and a Manhattan if you're at a bar (another attempt, another fail).
CMO Bowmen hosted this three-way friendly match between us and Reigate Priory Bowmen as holders of the trophy which we won at Malden last year. With me so far? Unfortunately Malden found themselves a bit light of archers and so the three-way became two.
Rules concerning your arrows are: