A National Champion
Neil competed in the 2023 National Indoor Championships at StoneleighPark, Warwickshire, over 1st/2nd December and won the Men's Compound 50+ competition. Congratulations to Neil and well done!
Christmas is here!
29 Club members attended the Christmas Party in the Village Hall on 2nd December, starting the seasonal festivities in fine style.
Hertfordshire Archery Association Summer League 2023
Our Compound and Longbow teams were in top position at the end of the Summer League. Well done and thank you to all Hinxworth Archers who entered scores over the season.
For full results please the the HAA website hertsarchery.org.uk under 'Events'.
Ghostly happenings on the Rec. on Sunday 29th October at the Club's Halloween Fun Shoot.
the Senior trophy was won by David.W. with Adrian in 2nd place and Colin in 3rd. The Junior trophy was won by Zoe with Annabel in 2nd place.
Hinxworth Archery Club Championships 2023
It was warm and sunny on the Rec for the championships on Sunday 8th October. Sixteen archers competed for medals by shooting either a Short Metric I or Short Metric III round. Gold medal winners were:
Short Metric I Short Metric III
Gents Compound – Neil Gents Recurve - David R.
Women's Compound - Evie Women's Recurve - Sally
Gents Recurve – Rob Women's traditional bow - Carole
Women's Recurve – Martha
Junior Recurve - Zoe
Gents traditional bow – Steve W.
Club Championships...and more
Club Championships will take place on the morning of Sunday 8th October followed by a 'bring & share' lunch in the Village Hall.
Indoor shooting in the Barn at Edworth Farm will commence on Wednesday 18th October.
The Halloween Fun Shoot will be on Sunday 29th October.
The Christmas Party will be in the Village Hall on Saturday 2nd December.
On Sunday 23rd of July, Neil and Steve W.
competed at the Hertfordshire Archery
Association's Outdoor County and Open Shoot.
Neil came 1st in Compound and Steve 3rd in Longbow, shooting a York round. Well done both!
Neil in South America
On the 11th of June Neil travelled to Colombia to compete in the Medellin 2023 Hyundai Archery World Cup as part of the GB team.
On the 16th April Neil won the Clophill WA 720 Tournament both single and double rounds in the Masters division. Creating a new British national record for both and a new European record for the single round he also equalled the European double round record.
Neil continues to hold his position with the British elite Compound Squad and is the highest ranked compound archer in Hertfordshire.
Winter Leagues 2022/23
In the Hertfordshire Archery Association’s Winter League 2022/23 in the Portsmouth competition our compound team were 1st, the longbow team 2nd, barebows finished in 6th place and recurves in 7th place. In the Portsmouth compound competition best individual scores were for compound Neil 1st place and David Wh. 5th; in longbow Steve W. 3rd and Derek B. 4th; Richard Fe. 9th in barebow and Rob 14th in recurve. In the Frostbite competition our compound team finished 2nd; longbows 1st, barebows 4th and recurves 1st in division 2. Best individual scores were Neil 1st and David Wh. 3rd in compound; Steve W. 2nd in longbow; Tony D. 5th in barebow and Rob 10th in recurve.
In the Southern Counties Archery Society (SCAS) winter league Neil has the highest individual score in compound and took the gold medal. Our archers contributed scores towards Hertfordshire coming in 2nd place in barebow, compound and longbow and 3rd in recurve.
Well done Hinxworth junior archer Annabel for achieving her Gold Badge in the Archery GB Junior Badge Scheme in the under 12s category. The first Hinxworth junior to work her way though all five badges and be awarded a gold badge. We are very proud of her.
At the Club's AGM on 28th March 2023 the Chairman’s Cup was awarded to Steve W. for his work creating, updating and maintaining the new Club website. The Junior Star trophy was awarded to Annabel for her consistent attendance, improvement and successful participation in the AGB Junior Badge Scheme.
He's still got it!
Congratulations Ben for taking first place in the County Compound Portsmouth competition on 11th February 2023 within weeks of re-joining the Club after a few years absence. Well done.
Annual General Meeting 2023
The AGM for 2022/23 will be at 7:00pm on Tuesday 28th March in the Hinxworth Village Hall. All members are invited to attend. Coffee/tea and cake will be served afterwards.
Well done Neil
Announced in the Winter 2022 of the Archery GB magazine, Neil will be representing GB as part of the Performance Archery Team in the 2023 competition season. Wishing you the best of luck, Neil.