Alton & Four Marks Archers

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Alton Open Tournament - 29th September 2019

- by Catherine Fairlamb

The Shoot is open to all Recurve, Compound and Longbow Archers and is now handicapped to allow all to enter. Entry is £12.00 per archer (£10 for concessions) 

Venue: Four Marks Recreation Ground, Brislands Lane, Four Marks, GU34 5AF

The tournament will be shot under GNAS rules. All archers must be GNAS or FITA affiliated members. GNAS Dress code will be adhered to at all times.

Assembly is 10am with sighters at 10.15. The target List will be available on the day.

There will be light refreshments available during the day. 8th Alton Scouts will be running a  BBQ at lunchtime. There will be a raffle taking place and donations for prizes are welcome. There is also a bar selling a variety of beverages.

Closing Date for entrants is Friday …

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- by Catherine Fairlamb

Due to the poor weather which (depending on which forecast you read) is due to be cold and wet on Sunday, we have decided to postpone the Chilly Willy Shoot.For those who don't know, our Chilly Willy is a fairly new competition which raises money for charity which was started last year, shot outside on a Sunday in the depths of winter followed by eating chilli whilst we wait for the scores (hence the Chilly). Willy is the name of the shoot mascot.The format is a double frost bite, so 30 yards. Between the rounds there are hot drinks available to warm up. 

The shoot is a handicapped one, so there is a junior winner and a senior winner overall, plus junior and senior winners per round, so everyone has an equal chance to win.Th…
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Chilli Willy - postponed

- by Catherine Fairlamb


To a Windswept, and Freezing Archery Field Near You!

Our Exciting New Winter Shoot,


Sunday, January 15th 22nd, Four Marks Recreation Ground

The shoot is made up of 2 Frost bite shoots- 1 in the morning and 1 in the afternoon

Set up at 10.30 am, sighters 11.00

There will be the following awards:

  • Morning winner – Junior/ senior medals only
  • Afternoon Winner – junior/ senior medals only
  • Overall Winner – junior/ seniors trophies and medals

All Winners will be announced at end of the shoot.

Between the two rounds there will be a break of 40 minutes for lunch with hot drinks.

We will have hot chocolate, tea, coffee and squash available for a small charge per drink/ honesty box.

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Club Open and AFM Archers' 40th Anniversary

- by Catherine Fairlamb

On September the 25th Alton Archers hosted our Open Shoot.

40th Anniversary Open (with cake)

This is our annual shoot aimed at novice and beginners, below first class, although all others are welcome to shoot as guests.

We had a phenomenal 65 entrants attend, from clubs all around our region.

The winners were:

Junior Ladies Recurve - Anaya Cole (Alton and Four Marks Archers)

Junior Gents Recurve - Paul Williams (Overton Black Arrows)

Junior Compound - Adam Stickland (Alton and Four Marks Archers)

Junior Barebow/ Longbow - Maddy Gilson (Alton and Four Marks Archers)

Senior Compound - Andy Constable (Petersfield)

Senior Ladies Recurve - Clare Langham Phillips (Old Basing)

Senior Gents Recurve - Tamas Gaspar (Sportables)

Senior Longbow/ Barebow -…

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Good Friday Shoot

- by Catherine Fairlamb

On Good Friday we held a fun shoot for our members.

Shooting in teams, on a beautiful sunny morning, we had a lovely time shooting on targets which were decorated by our members.

Phil's team of Catherine and Dario won on the day, with a mixed discipline of compound, recurve and longbow joining in.

The prize for best designed target was awarded to Michelle for her Mad Hatter target.

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Agincourt Fun Shoot

- by Catherine Fairlamb

In commemoration of the 600th anniversary of the Battle Of Agincourt, Alton and Four Mark Archery club held a special fun shoot for its members .

The French attacking in force.

One of our members, Michelle made the targets for us, depicting some of the French nobility who died at Agincourt and some heads to kill. Mead was drunk (by the adults) and the sun shone on us for the morning.

We had a fancy dress competition entered by juniors, which was won by Sophie, with Aspen in second place.

Our members who came dressed for the occasion

Everyone shot either bare bow or longbow, which was an unusual technique for many of our club and one which tested our members giving everyone an equal chance of glory on the battlefield!

The Count of Fauquembergue

Thanks to Michelle, we had a wonderful shoot, with lots of glory! A…

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