January Challenge 2019

January Challenge

It’s that time of year again….

Well, almost

Once you have got the festive Season done and dusted, then it is time to look forward to the Archery GB January Challenge.

What is it again?

The January Challenge is a competition for all archers, whatever their level, to shoot wherever they can in January.

  • Simply submit your best score in a Portsmouth round shot in January 2019.
  • There are four basic bowstyles – Barebow, Compound, Longbow, and Recurve –  three ”age groups” – those who took up archery in the last 12 months, those who have been shooting for more than 25 years, and the rest – and Ladies and Gents.
  • You can enter your best score in as many categories as you qualify for.
  • Juniors are welcome, but they are counted alongside adults.
  • The highest scores in each category win a small memento.

The Challenge  is chiefly something to keep you focused in the darkest month.

Key Dates of events/activities 2018/2019

AVA Key Dates 2018 / 2019

Please note all dates are subject to change. If you would like any dates adding to the list, or deleting or notice an mistake, please email finance@aire-valley-archers.co.uk

17/11/2018 Indoor range closed due to previous booking. Affects this date only

18/11/2018 Novices session at the Indoor range; Equipment set up*

24/11/2018 EGM. 12 noon. St Ives Clubhouse. Vice Chair election

02/12/2018 Indoor session time for this Sunday only are 10am to 12 noon rather than the usual 2pm to 4pm

02/12/2018 Compound Training Course. Please see email sent 03/11/2018 for full details.

07/12/2018 Christmas social. Further details to follow.

09/12/2018 Novices session at the Indoor range; Technique*

12/12/2018 Management Committee Meeting. 7pm at KTTC

16/12/2018 Christmas fun shoot. Further details to follow.

19/01/2019 “Legends of Archery” visit (Loughborough.) Please see email sent 11/11/2018 for full details

03/02/2019 Novices session at the Indoor range; Equipment maintenance*

17/03/2019 Novices session at the Indoor range; Indoors to Outdoors*

30/03/2019 Last day of indoor season

30/03/2019 Beginners course at St Ives. Outdoor range Closed 8am to 2pm

01/04/2019 Indoor range closed till 01/10/2019

06/04/2019 Beginners course at St Ives. Outdoor range Closed 8am to 2pm

13/04/2019 Beginners course at St Ives. Outdoor range Closed 8am to 2pm

21/04/2019 Club Competition at St Ives. Outdoor range Closed 9am to 2pm**

27/04/2019 Beginners course at St Ives. Outdoor range Closed 8am to 2pm

04/05/2019 Beginners course at St Ives. Outdoor range Closed 8am to 2pm

11/05/2019 Beginners course at St Ives. Outdoor range Closed 8am to 2pm

19/05/2019 Club Competition at St Ives. Outdoor range Closed 9am to 2pm**

26/05/2019 Have A Go Day

15/06/2019 AGM at St Ives. Starting at 12 noon

16/06/2019 Club Competition at St Ives. Outdoor range Closed 9am to 2pm**

21/07/2019 Club Competition at St Ives. Outdoor range Closed 9am to 2pm**

01/08/2019 Membership fees due for payment by 31/08/2019

18/082019 Club Competition at St Ives. Outdoor range Closed 9am to 2pm**

25/08/2019 Have A Go Day

31/08/2019 Last day for payment of 2019/2020 membership fees

07/09/2019 Beginners course at St Ives. Outdoor range Closed 8am to 2pm

14/09/2019 Beginners course at St Ives. Outdoor range Closed 8am to 2pm

15/09/2019 Club Competition at St Ives. Outdoor range Closed 9am to 2pm**

21/09/2019 Beginners course at St Ives. Outdoor range Closed 8am to 2pm

28/09/2019 Beginners course at St Ives. Outdoor range Closed 8am to 2pm

30/09/2019 Last day of 2018/2019 archery year

01/10/2019 First day of 2019/2020 archery year

01/10/2019 Indoor range opens

05/10/2019 Beginners course at St Ives. Outdoor range Closed 8am to 2pm

12/10/2019 Beginners course at St Ives. Outdoor range Closed 8am to 2pm

 

* These sessions are open to all club members. There is a small fee to cover venue hire. Please contact Bev for more details coach@aire-valley-archers.co.uk

Aire Valley Archers Beginners courses 2019

Aire Valley Archers will be running beginners courses  in 2019 on the following dates

Saturday March 30th

Saturday    April 6th  –

Saturday  April 13th

Saturday April  27th

Saturday May  4th

Saturday May 11th

The complete course runs for 6 weeks in two hourly sessions (12 hours of tuition in total) You must complete the course to qualify.

We aim to run two courses each saturday, the first starting at 9am and finishing at 11am and the second starting at 11 30 and finishing at 1 30 pm.

There may be another beginners course run later in the year when the times and dates are planned and confirmed.

To apply you must complete the entry form given on the Beginners Course page

Indoor Shooting range open

The indoor shooting range will be open from Tuesday 2nd October at the Keighley Table Tennis club on the second floor at Knowle Mill South Street Keighley.

shooting times as follows

Tuesday   7 to 9 pm

Thursday 6 30 to 7 45 Juniors only  8pm to 9pm

friday  7  to 9 pm

saturday 2pm to 4 pm

Sunday 2pm to 4 pm

Club Membership fees 2018/2019 – Reminder!

“Just a reminder that the annual club membership fees for the new archery year, which starts on 1st October, were due for payment by the end of last month; August 31st 2018.

 

Thank you to the 120+ people who have paid, and to the few who have kindly let us know that they won’t be rejoining.

 

If you haven’t paid your membership fee yet please can you do so this week, or if you aren’t planning to rejoining let me know so we can remove your invoice from our accounts system.

 

Details of how to pay are on your invoice which was emailed to you on the 6th August.

 

Many thanks, Ian Brooks,  Treasurer, AVA, finance@aire-valley-archers.co.uk

Scorecards

Please complete all scorecards with the information indicated in the boxes provided in plain capital writing.

Also please be aware of the following:-

Rules of Shooting

  1. Scoring

 

(g) The scorer shall complete all elements of the scorecard and sign it. The archer will then check and sign the scorecard confirming it is correct. It is each archers responsibility to ensure their score is correctly recorded and all aspects of their scorecard are correctly completed

Approved Fees for 2018-2019

Approved club fees for the archery year starting 1st October 2018

20 Yard/metre Boss

Can we please leave the 20 yard boss nearest the coppice pond in position at all times.  The Boss is at the safety limit at this distance and if moved further down the field may be compromise our safety limits

252 Badges

At the committee meeting on saturday 4 August it has been decided not to charge for the 252 badges.

These are awarded to an Archer if they submit two scoresheets with a score of 252 or better (adjusted scores for Compound, Longbow and Barebow) and we think this is an achievement that should be recognised by the club and promoted and encouraged.

Tim Hewer now has a selection of badges which can be claimed  and will be at the clubhouse on Tuesday evenings or Thursday evenings.  The records officer will collect and record the scoresheets and advise Tim of those submitting two correct scoresheets – and can also leave an envelope on the club noticeboard for anyone requesting a badge  but unable to attend on these days.

Rules of Shooting.

It is imperative that all shooting members make themselves aware of the rules of shooting.

There are copies in the club house and on the Archery GB website and can be downloaded from the link

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In particular we would draw the attention of  every member  – Full or Asscociated – to rules governing etiquette (Introduction 3)  and safety especially foot ware (para 307.(b) Dress regulations) and conduct on the shooting line.

When shooting on the field the signing in book must be completed with full name – no initials or first name .  The red flags must be put in the holders by the field gate and by the fence near the gate to the coppice pond path. This is for your protection and the protection of the public and failure can result in serious consequences that may warrent suspension from  the club.

If  you are shooting on your own at the field you are totally responsible for your own safety and the safety of the public – we suggest that the field gate to the coppice pond path is bolted shut to discourage unwanted visitors.

If you are shooting with others then you must appoint a suitable person to act as Field Captain to ensure the safety of other archers and the public and to control the order of shooting.  If we all learn to carry out this role then further incidents of infringements of shooting safety should not arise again. it should be noted that juniors may not carry out this task -if they are accompanied by an adult -shooting or not shooting – this person should take the responsibility of Field captain.