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Festive fun!

The Christmas fun shoot on 22nd December 2019 started off with a couple of presentations by club chairman Mike …

… a clutch of club records certificates for Jimmy and the Most Improved Senior Archer (Outdoor) trophy for Rob. So, very well done to both!

Next the assembled archers split into two teams and played “round the clock” using the “darchery” target faces.

After that HEA members got stuck in to knocking the spots out of the LARP targets (Live Action Role Play) with special rubber-tipped arrows.

And a fun shoot wouldn’t be complete without the opportunity to pop balloons, interspersed with archery quiz questions. A good time was had by all.

Halloween Fun Shoot kicks off indoor season

It was good to be indoors again on the 27th October for the start of HEA’s 2019/2020 indoor season after so much rain.

As per established custom, the assembled archers shot at various Halloween-themed pictures and were driven to distraction by the willfully random scoring system, particularly whoever it was who gambled all their arrows on the zombie coffin (nice grouping) only to find that on that particular end the coffin was worth zero points!

Spot prizes of chocolate eyeballs helped to stave off hunger pangs until the end of the tournament when members enjoyed nibbles and cakes before the presentation of club records certificates for the outdoor season, followed by the traditional prizes for 3rd, 2nd and 1st place – chocolate oranges and pumpkins of increasing sizes.

In 3rd place, taking home the handy pocket-sized pumpkin, it was Jim B. In 2nd place, with a slightly heftier pumpkin, it was Tony. Taking first place and demonstrating his weightlifting prowess at the same time, it was Paul.

So well done to all our record setting / record breaking winners and to our fun shoot winners.

Wellie weather at end-of-season clout

Recent heavy rain had resulted in very wet ground conditions at the range for HEA’s 2019 end-of-season clout on Sunday 20th October.

The clout was a French flag (it was nearly Agincourt day) set at 110 yards. HEA members shot 3 dozen arrows before retiring to the troop shelter while scores were added up.

The results came out as follows: Ralph (left) in 3rd place, Graham in 2nd, but it was Steve who took 1st place and the Ken Harris clout trophy. So well done to all!

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