Belvoir Archers on target in winter shoot

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Belvoir Archers hosted their second Winter Windsor tournament at Barnstone last Sunday.

Belvoir Archers hosted their second Winter Windsor tournament at Barnstone last Sunday.

The event attracted more than 40 competitors from around the region and further afield.

The tournament was finished by around 4pm and everyone made their way to the village’s country club for the presentation of awards by Terry Davey, president of Nottinghamshire Archery Society, and Belvoir treasurer Sue Haynes.

Belvoir Archers took a good selection of the trophies with Sue Haynes winning the Ladies’ Recurve with a personal best of 836. Peter Emery won the Junior Gent’s Longbow, Steve Gamble came third in Gents’ Longbow, Steve Burdett was third in Gents’ Compound. and Alan Carter-Davies won the Senior Handicap Adjusted award, competing in his third tournament after finishing his beginners’ course in early June.

Peter Emery won the Junior Handicap Adjusted award and tournament organiser Bryan Haynes shot a personal best of 407 with his longbow.

Belvoir Archers was set up last year with just seven members and has now swollen to more than 30 archers from around the Vale, Grantham, Nottingham and Derby.

The club has provided a number of beginners’ courses and taster sessions, introducing nearly 200 people to the sport this year.

The club shoots at Barnstone on Saturdays during the winter.

For more information e-mail bryan@belvoirarchers.co.uk