CMO Bowmen has been in existence since 1961 shooting target archery with recurve, barebow, compound and other traditional archery equipment. Our members are of mixed ability, from beginner to County standard.
Through the ArcheryGB ontarget programme we are working hard to grow the sport of Archery at grass roots level. We take pride in the fact that we are an open and friendly club who gives a warm welcome to members and new archers from all areas of the community.
We make it as easy as we can for people to enquire and to quickly attend training courses and taster sessions run by fully qualified and DBS/CRB checked coaches.
Our friends at Discover Archery are coming to the field to set up Archery Tag, Archery Assault, Archery Golf and Aerial Discs for a shooting experience unlike anything we’ve done before.
Archery Tag is a new concept in friendly combat sports that can be played indoors or out and uses special reusable foam tipped arrows to play the game. Players divide into two teams and hide behind inflatable bunkers, or other obstacles, and try to be the first team to knock out the centres of a 5 spot target on the opponent's side of the field, or eliminate the opposing team. It's is a bit like paintball with rules similar to dodgeball. The difference is that getting hit by an Archery Tag arrow can be compared to being hit by a tennis ball and it leaves no marks.
For an enjoyable game experience we would recommend a minimum of 10 players. With more than 20 players we can have 3 or more teams who rotate. Each game will last about 4-6 minutes and then another game is played or different rules are introduced.
The session will start with a safety talk followed by a demonstration. Each participant will shoot a couple of arrows and once the participants can show that they can shoot safely then the games will commence. The first couple of games will be very relaxed on rules so that the players can get used to shooting and being hit then we will introduce a variety of different games.
Archery Assault is an obstacle course which uses soft foam tipped arrows to shoot over, under, through, into and at a variety of different obstacles. This is a new concept in archery games created by Discover Archery.
An example of some of the games we would play are ‘Shoot The Hoop’ where arrows are shot through different sized hoops going from 36” down to 18”, ‘Tin Can Alley’ where cans are shot off of a platform, ‘Clout’ where the arrow closest to the flag wins the points, ‘Balance Ball’ where a ball has to be shot off a cone and ‘Discus’ where points are scored for hitting a flying foam disc.
Using the soft foam arrows you can shoot up the course, as you would in real golf, then once on the green you can either shoot an arrow to knock a ball off a hoop or finish with a putter and golf ball. This is a great activity in itself or in addition to any of the other archery related activities we offer.
This inflatable hoverball target set can be used in virtually any environment. It can be set up safely inside or outside, only requires a small area of space and allows a high turnover of participants in a safe controlled manner. People will be able to watch or walk safely past or behind the hoverball set without the worry of being struck by a lethal projectile.
As well as all of this, we will be providing food and soft drinks during the afternoon.
The event is for all senior members, all junior members and for this particular event, junior members’ brothers and sisters (8+ years old).
It promises to be a great day doing something a little different and we hope you’ll be able to come along.
What is the cost of this I hear you cry? Well it’s FREE to all members with the usual honesty box for food and drinks. The club has decided to pay for this as part of our 55th year celebrations and if it goes well, perhaps we can do more days like this in the future.
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This year the round was an American, probably because the 4th July Independence Day was on the following day. Or maybe Warlingham were playing their Trump card (yes that was an attempt at a joke). An American round is 30 arrows at 60, 50 and 40 yards or two pints of Budweiser and a Manhattan if you're at a bar (another attempt, another fail).
Less awful than the joke attempts was the weather which threatened rain once or twice but never fully committed, a bit like one or two politicians at the moment (I may as well try a topical one).
The team from CMO consisted of Patrick, Meltem, Mike, Julie, Grant, Amy, Terry (not pictured), Chris, Elisa, Martin and Fadil. There were some good scores and overall the teams came second with Amy winning the Juniors round, Meltem and Patrick both runners up in the Ladies and Gents Longbow and Martin a runner up in the Gents Recurve.
You can see the final scoresheet by clicking here:
Our thanks go to Warlingham for being such great hosts again.
CMO Bowmen hosted this three-way friendly match between us and Reigate Priory Bowmen as holders of the trophy which we won at Malden last year. With me so far? Unfortunately Malden found themselves a bit light of archers and so the three-way became two.
Despite the rain, we fielded a very respectable side of Longbow, Barebow and Recurve archers but were only able to compete with Reigate in the Longbow and Recurve categories as they had no Barebow archers.
The rain persisted through the first four dozen, stopped for a bit when we went inside for lunch and then started again when we came out for the second four dozen. Fortunately by the time we had finished and packed away, there was bright sunshine. Sunshine also smiled on Reigate Priory as they took the trophy home, winning the five match-ups by a couple of hundred points.
But despite the weather being back to front and the trophy ending up likewise, we had a great day with some good company and look forward to going to Reigate next year to try and turn things around once more.
There have been some additions to our rules and procedures designed to minimise lost arrows and make sure that proper reporting takes place.
Rules concerning your arrows are:
A reminder of the Lost Arrow Procedure:
Please help us to keep the field safe for everybody that uses it.
|GNAS Handicap Improvement Medal - Senior||Awarded to the member with the best Handicap Improvement 1st Jan-31st Dec 2015 who has also been a full member for at least six months prior to 1st Jan 2015.||Andre Labuschagne - Gents Compound - 42-29, minus 13||05-07-16|
|GNAS Handicap Improvement Medal - Junior||Awarded to the member with the best Handicap Improvement 1st Jan-31st Dec 2015 who has also been a full member for at least six months prior to 1st Jan 2015.||Dexter Marshall - Gents U14 - Barebow - 76-67, minus 9||05-07-16|
|CMO Handicap Shield||Awarded to the member with the best Handicap Improvement of the year, who is not the winner of the Handicap Improvement Medal.||Amy Smith - Ladies U14 - Recurve - 82-60, minus 22||05-07-16|
|Frostbite Shield (Senior) - Handicapped||Top Senior adjusted score shot in a Frostbite round, regardless of bowstyle, who hasn’t won the Frostbite Internal League.||Rene Labuschagne - 1461||05-07-16|
|Frostbite Plaque (Junior) - Handicapped||Top Junior adjusted score shot in a Frostbite round, regardless of bowstyle.||1st Jarad Tong 1486, 2nd= Amy Smith 1457, 2nd= Elisa Ball 1457, 3rd Grace Bourley 1450||Not yet returned from AGM 2015|
|Longbow Frostbite (Winter Warwick) Shield||Top Longbow Warwick score shot in a Frostbite round.||No Frostbite Warwicks shot 2015-2016 season||N/A|
|Longbow National Salver||Top Senior Longbow National round score.||Peter Psaila - Gents Longbow - 225 score - 09/06/15||05-07-16|
|Recurve Long National Salver||Top Recurve or Barebow Long National score.||Aron Cooney - Gents Recurve - 510 score - 23/08/15||05-07-16|
|Junior Nationals Salver||Top Short Junior National score, any bowstyle, shot by a Junior.||Dexter Marshall - Gents U14 - Barebow - 500 score - 12/09/15||05-07-16|
|Graham Baldwin Barebow Award||Awarded to a new member from the previous year who has completed our beginners course and has the best National Barebow score for that year.||Tony Housden - Gents - Barebow - 448 score||05-07-16|
|Senior Frostbite League Cup||Awarded to the Senior Winner of the Internal Frostbite League.||Michael Hutton - 88 Points||05-07-16|
|Junior Frostbite League Cup||Awarded to the Junior Winner of the Internal Frostbite League.||Elisa Ball – 90 points, Jarad Tong – 89 points, Mackenzie Swartz-Boyd – 85 points||05-07-16|
|Recurve Portsmouth Shield||Top Recurve score shot in a Portsmouth Round. If no Recurve score is recorded then the highest score counts, regardless of style.||Andrew Marshall - Gents - Recurve - 571 Quicks – 15/02/16 566 Club - 20/01/16||05-07-16|
|Senior Indoor Champion - Handicapped||Awarded to the best Senior adjusted score at the Annual Indoor Championship, who hasn’t already won a Senior Champion Trophy.||Jodie Taggart - Ladies - Compound - 1454 adjusted score - 30/03/16||05-07-16|
|Junior Indoor Champion - Handicapped||Awarded to the best adjusted Junior score at the Annual Indoor Championship who hasn’t already won a Junior Champion Trophy.||Jarad Tong - Gents U18 - Barebow - 1422 adjusted score - 30/03/16||05-07-16|
|Indoor Champion Gentlemen – Traditional||Awarded to the highest Traditional score at the Annual Indoor Championship||N/A||N/A|
|Indoor Champion Junior - Recurve||Awarded to the highest Recurve score shot by a Junior at the Annual Indoor Championship||Junior competed with Seniors this year.||N/A|
|Indoor Champion Junior - Barebow||Awarded to the highest Barebow score shot by a Junior at the Annual Indoor Championship||Junior competed with Seniors this year.||N/A|
|Indoor Champion Gentlemen - Recurve||Awarded to the highest Gents Recurve score at the Annual Indoor Championship||Lukasz Mroz - Gents - Recurve - 564 score – 30/03/16||Not yet awarded|
|Indoor Champion Ladies - Recurve||Awarded to the highest Ladies Recurve score at the Annual Indoor Championship||N/A||N/A|
|Indoor Champion Gentlemen - Barebow||Awarded to the highest Gents Barebow score at the Annual Indoor Championship. Juniors and Seniors competing together this year.||Paul McCartney - Gents - Barebow - 537 score – 16/03/16||05-07-16|
|Indoor Champion Ladies - Barebow||Awarded to the highest Ladies Barebow score at the Annual Indoor Championship. Juniors and Seniors competing together this year.||Elisa Ball - Ladies - Barebow - 507 score – 30/03/16||05-07-16|
|Indoor ChampionGents - Compound||Awarded to the highest Gents Compound score at the Annual Indoor Championship.||Andre Labuschagne - Gents - Compound - 558 – 30/03/16||05-07-16|
|Indoor ChampionLadies - Compound||Awarded to the highest Ladies Compound score at the Annual Indoor Championship.||Jodie Taggart - Ladies - Compound - 531 – 30/03/16||05-07-16|
The Archery GB January Challenge results have been posted on their website.
You can find a link here
Have a look through and see how many CMO archers are on the list. Some great scores including a fourth and a first place! Well done Paul and Elisa.