Ideas for 2020

Currently we have been shooting twice a week, Monday and Sunday with points awarded from 1st place 9 points down to 5th place 1 point. Only the top 24 points are recorded with a maximum score of 216.

The rationale has been to reward regular attendance but to also have the overall winner be awarded to the best archer. So far I think the system has work reasonably well.

Some ideas for changes have been:

Once an archer has reached 216 they can’t claim anymore points, so maximum points are available to other archers

Currently there is a handicap system of sorts. New archers start at 10m and shoot 18 arrows. The distance that they start scoring at is based on that first score with the aim that they score around 450 when shooting 60 arrows.

I thought that we could combine two ideas. Having more people reaching the 216 will lead to a exciting shoot off at the end of the year. The rest of the year becomes a qualifier. The problem being once an archer achieves 216 there isn’t much motivation to keep turning up but then most people are social anyway.

The second part is, everyone has to do their first shoot at 10m and if they score:

  • < 325 move to 6m
  • < 402 move to 8m
  • < 450 move to 10m
  • < 483 move to 12m
  • < 506 move to 14m
  • < 523 move to 16m
  • >= 537 move to 18m

From then on every time 450+ is scored the archer moves back 2m. I selected 450 as I thought it is a good score to get, it could easily be higher or lower. The whole notion is to remove the hurdle of feeling not good enough to participate. If everybody has to do it then no one will feel singled out as “new”. Not to mention I think it would be fun to shoot at 10m and score a personal best.

If there are other ideas please add them in the comments, or we can leave things as they are if that is preferred, and we can work out if there is a better way that leads to a more interesting year.

Heidelberg / Yarra Bowmen Friendly

We will be having a friendly with Yarra Bowmen on the 2nd and 10th.

The 2nd will be down at the YB field in Bulleen. It is located off Bulleen rd behind the Carey Sports Complex.

We will be shooting a short Canberra which is:

30 arrows at:

  • 50 meters
  • 40 meters
  • 30 meters

for a total of 90 arrows.

Scoring starts at 10am so be sure to get there early get set up and set your sights.

Formal Shoots

Heidelberg Archers ran a second formal shoot on Monday night. Shoots are held twice a week a 10:30 am Sundays and 7:30 pm Mondays.
There was a good turn out with eight archers competing. And once again the shooting tried to mimic more closely tournament conditions.

If you like Archery, and who doesn’t, consider coming along and taking part.

It is easy to get involved in Archery!

Interested in the sport of Archery but don’t feel ready to compete. Heidelberg Archers are introducing a way to ease you into the sport.
First – During warm up they will get you to score 18 arrows at 10m.
Second – Depending on your score your target will be set at a distance that is comfortable and will give you a respectable score.
Third – Every time you score 400 out of a possible 600 your target will move back 2m until you are shooting the full distance.

Heidelberg Archers meet:
10:30am Sundays
7:30pm Mondays

You wont feel like you have been thrown into the deep end.

30-7-18

Scoreboard

Recurve

Points Shoots 9’s 7’s 5’s 3’s 1’s
Dougal Haslem 211 25 16 7 1 0 0
Glenn Ambrose 190 26 14 7 4 1 0
James Gibbons 155 27 4 9 8 5 0
Simon 149 23 5 9 7 2 0
Frank Italia 109 16 5 4 3 2 1
Roland Gibbons 88 23 0 4 5 8 5
Luke 77 13 3 3 4 3 0
Andrew Italia 40 11 0 2 3 2 3
Don 23 9 1 0 0 3 5
Matt Chong 22 4 0 3 0 0 1
Sav 7 3 0 0 0 2 1

Compound</3>

Name Points Shoots 9’s 7’s 5’s 3’s 1’s
David Gilbert 162 17 16 0 0 0 0
Glenn Ambrose 18 2 2 0 0 0 0
James 9 1 1 0 0 0 0
Dave Henman 9 1 1 0 0 0 0
Felipe 9 1 1 0 0 0 0
David Quan 7 1 0 1 0 0 0

Barebow

Name Points Shoots 9’s 7’s 5’s 3’s 1’s
Mark Slade 160 17 15 1 0 0 0
Simon 59 7 5 2 0 0 0
Joseph 25 3 2 1 0 0 0

AGM 5th August

AGM 5th August

Up for grabs the positions of:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Member protection officer

Some possible items of discussion:

  • Calender
  • Mix and types of rounds
  • Attracting new members
  • Fundraising and the use of funds raised.

In the comments please add your ideas.

 

06 – June – 2018

Scoreboard

Heidelberg Archers welcomes new members so feel free to come along at 7:00pm Mondays or 10am Sundays.

Recurve
Dougal Haslem 157
Glenn Ambrose 152
James Gibbons 130
Frank Italia 68
Roland Gibbons 63
Luke 60
Simon 43
Andrew Italia 23
Don 22
Matt Chong 22
Sav 7

Compound
David Gilbert 135
Glenn Ambrose 18
James 9
Dave Henman 9
Felipe 9
David Quan 7

Barebow
Mark Slade 124
Simon 59
Joseph 25

22nd May 2018

After a long break HA had the return of Felipe. From the very early days of Ambrose Archery Felipe has been a feature of the place and now joining in with HA for some competition. Great to see another compound on the line.
The recurvers saw a very close ending Simon taking 1st with 488, Glenn taking 2nd with 487 and Dougal 3rd with you guessed it 486.
With the field open in the absence of Joseph, Mark scored a 466 to take out the Barebow.
Scoreboard
Recurve
Name Points
Glenn Ambrose 152
Dougal Haslem 130
James Gibbons 113
Roland Gibbons 57
Frank Italia 49
Luke 44
Simon 41
Don 22
Matt Chong 22
Andrew Italia 18
Sav 7
Compound
Name Points
David Gilbert 117
James 9
Dave Henman 9
Felipe 9
David Quan 7
Barebow
Name Points
Mark Slade 97
Simon 59
Joseph 25