Winter programme

Portsmouth League / Portsmouth badges

The Portsmouth League is open to all club members. Participants submit their best Portsmouth scores each month throughout the winter season in competition for club trophies. The Portsmouth progress badge scheme allows members to collect badges by shooting Portsmouth rounds (5 dozen arrows at 20 yards). Badges are awarded for achieving scores starting at 300 and continuing in steps up to 600.

Bray Handicap League

Bray shoots take place on a regular basis during the indoor season. To complete a Bray round, archers shoot 30 arrows at smaller, 40cm target faces, again at a distance of 20 yards. The handicapping system ensures that all archers can compete on an equal footing for the end-of-season Bray handicap trophy.

Halloween and Christmas Fun Shoots

At Halloween Fun Shoots members shoot at Halloween-themed pictures of witches and pumpkins and the like. Traditionally, the scoring is random and the winners receive pumpkins as prizes. In those years when bad weather turns the outdoor midwinter Frostbite Shoot into an indoor Christmas Fun Shoot, Santas, snowmen, baubles and so on are favoured. Again, the scoring is random and chocolate Santas are traditional prizes.

Midwinter Frostbite Shoot

Weather permitting, HEA’s annual Frostbite Shoot is an outdoor event that may be a target shoot using club bows or a clout shoot, with archers competing for the HEA Frostbite Trophy.

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