COVID-19 Update from the Secretary

Dear Members and Readers,

Hope you are all safe and well and the only problem you are getting is boredom.

Being the forever optimist, I had hoped we would be open for the Boar Shoot on 31st May, but with the latest Government announcement being a lockdown to at least 7th May even if we did open up then it would be too late to organise, so we will have to cancel the shoot. (David could you please update the website to reflect this). We can now only hope that we can get going again in time for the friendlies in July and August. Continue reading “COVID-19 Update from the Secretary”

Cleve Archers Events 2020

Cleve Archers are organising the following tournaments in 2020 :-

Cleve Spring Tournament on Sunday 19th April will be a Double WA70 & WA50 Rounds – Closing Date is 9th April

Cleve Junior Tournament on Saturday 6th June will be the usual UK Record Status Windsor Rounds to suit all Junior ages – Closing date is 30th May

Cleve Junior Metric Tournament on Saturday 4th July will be WRS all Metric Junior Rounds – the entry form has not been finalised as yet

Cleve FITA Weekend on Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th July will be WA 70 & WA50 rounds followed by Head to Head on Saturday and Sunday World Record Status WA 1440 Ladies & Gents – Closing Date is 8th July

All the above tournaments will be held on our new ground at “Down Yonder”, Old Bromley Heath Road, Moorend, Hambrook, Bristol, BS16 1SW

All tournaments are set up to enter and pay online through the Cleve Web Site and I have included the links or the Entry Forms are attached so archers can pay by direct transfer and email form or just post a cheque and form

Clout Shoot

A big thank you to Cherry for organising and hosting this event.

I’ve never shot clout before and for me it was a very enjoyable day. I think everyone who participated will tell you the same thing.

Hopefully we’ll have another such event soon and if you’ve never shot Clout before, come along and give medieval archery training a try.


Important upcoming events

It’s 2020, the start of a new year  and there are a few items that need to be highlighted for the next few weeks.

  1. 31st march – last Indoor Shoot
  2. 2nd April – first day of Outdoor Season – NOTE – For April, shooting will start at 5:00 pm Tuesdays and Thursdays and 11:00 am on Sundays to make the most of available light. In May, the times will revert to 18:00 mid-week and 13:00 Sundays.
  3. There are shoots arranged for the year so far – too many to list in individual posts, so please check the events calendar for more information.
  4. The G.W.A.S (Great Western Archery Society) AGM Scheduled for 15th March has been postponed indefinitely due to Coronavirus outbreak.

Multi Club Friendly Competition – 4th August

It is now time to get numbers together for the next shoot on Sunday 4th August, this time involving four clubs, us Fast & Loose, Newnham and Ogmore Valley Archers, the event will be on the same lines starting 13:00 a national handicap scored shoot, the only difference will be, we will be having food after the first distance is shot of 4 doz arrows. (we found having it at the end, some got to the table before others and there was not a lot left, before the rest had finished clearing down the kit).

Continue reading “Multi Club Friendly Competition – 4th August”

Fast and Loose Friendly

What an excellent day’s shooting and it is always good to welcome our friends from Fast & Loose, even if we did have to beat them again.

all went well and the food was great, with a nice relaxed social event, makes us look forward to the next one.

Thank you to everyone that put in a lot of hard work setting up, preparing food and putting the kit away. Particularly thanks to Richard who helped line the field and reminded us nearly too late we needed some target faces, these always help at a shoot. Continue reading “Fast and Loose Friendly”

Beginners Course – June 2019

The beginners course is now over and everyone who came along had a great time.

OK all you eager, budding  Archers . The next Beginners Course at the Bowmen of the Deans Club has been set. The dates are 18th, 23rd and 27th of June 2019 and each session will be 2 hours long.

So if you can set aside a Tuesday evening, a Sunday afternoon and the following Thursday evening, then go to the beginners page for all of the enrolment information.

Learn the basics of archery, form, and safety with plenty of opportunity to have fun shooting.
Well Taught by our resident coach Robert Blackburn.

A safety certificate will be issued upon successful completion of the course; which will allow you to join any archery club.

You’ll learn a lot, shoot a lot – and definitely have fun.

The Grand Move!

Well, the 30th of March moving day has come and gone and the much anticipated “Summer” Outdoor Season has started (2nd of April).
The move from our Winter home at The Oaklands Sports Club in Cinderford was successful – due only to the willing helpers on the day.

So now the Outdoor season is in full swing albeit starting at 5:30pm on Tuesday and Thursday evenings to get the maximum shoot time. Continue reading “The Grand Move!”