Club now home to nine Yorkshire champions

Penny Mowforth, Trevor Astley, Niamh Tichener, Jon Joyce, Jess Hall, Stuart Hall, Sophie Joyce, Blain Nicholson, Mike Smith, Tom Mowforth, Daniel Hall and Keith Nicholson.
Penny Mowforth, Trevor Astley, Niamh Tichener, Jon Joyce, Jess Hall, Stuart Hall, Sophie Joyce, Blain Nicholson, Mike Smith, Tom Mowforth, Daniel Hall and Keith Nicholson.

Members of Archers of East Riding travelled to Wetherby to take part in the Yorkshire Archery Association Annual County Championships and Open Meeting.

Due to high winds and safety concerns the Saturday rounds had to be cancelled. Sunday’s conditions improved and before the action got underway, the East Riding club’s Trevor Astley was presented with the Yorkshire Sword, in recognition of his organisation of the Long Bow Tournament on behalf of the Yorkshire Committee

When the competition began, conditions were still challenging with a stiff changeable wind. The juniors were shooting Bristol rounds, dependent on age, with distances from 40 to 60 yards and the seniors shooting a York round comprising of 100, 80 and 60 yards.

East Riding winners were:

U14 Girl Recurve: 1st: Jessica Hall

U12 Boy Recurve: 1st: Daniel Hall

U12 Girl Recurve: 2nd: Niamh Tichener

U18 Girl Recurve: 2nd: Sophie Joyce

Junior Recurve Team Yorkshire Champions: Jessica Hall, Daniel Hall, Niamh Tichener and Sophie Joyce

Ladies’ Longbow: 1st: Penny Mowforth

Gents’ Recurve: 1st: Blain Nicholson

Highest 3rd Class Recurve: Stuart Hall

Senior Recurve Team Yorkshire Champions: Blain Nicholson, Stuart Hall, Jon Joyce and Tom Mowforth

Archers of East Riding can now boast nine current Yorkshire champions within their ranks from both target and clout competitions this year.

This is despite the fact many of the successful juniors have been shooting for two years or less.

For more information about the club, visit www.archersofeastriding.co.uk.