Two new galleries are now online - pictures from this year's Richmond Pagoda Shoot kindly submitted by Veronique, and also last year's Halloween Fun Shoot after many requests (mainly from Steve - sorry Steve).
Check them out here:
CMO competed against Thomas Wall Archers for the first stage of the AGB OnTarget Competition today, and came away with a victory. Congratulations to Yulia Larkins and Antony Wood shooting recurve and Andre Labuschagne and Eric Chan shooting compound.
CMO were able to win the individual, pairs and team rounds resulting in a 14 to 7 win over Thomas Wall, who were excellent hosts. We will proceed onto the stage 2 draw, which should be held in June.
On Sunday 15th April, CMO sent a contingent of 20 archers and supporters to the Royal Richmond Pagoda Shoot 2018, held next to Kew Gardens in the shadow of the great tower.
This event is normally well-attended by CMO but this year was the first trial of a group event booking and the turnout was even higher. Our archers represented the club across all disciplines, shooting Albion and Windsor rounds but nobody was quite prepared for the medals haul that was to follow.
Archery GB have just announced the details of their much-talked-about new scheme to work out the National rankings for archers involved in tournaments and competitions. Here's the statement reproduced from the AGB website, with a link to the official document below.
"Having received a considerable number of very constructive and informed comments regarding our original document, we are now in a position to publish the revised 2018 National Rankings.
In the last few weeks, some of our archers have been competing at high level around the country and abroad.
In November, Antony went to Marrakech and competed at Stage One of the World Archery Indoor Championships. Antony qualified in 9th place with a fantastic score of 565 in his Fita 18 round and went on to win his first round head to head match to progress to round 2, where he fought a close match with Florian Bossard of France, who won the match 6-2.
Now that building works have been completed and the new nusery schools have been officially opened, parking at the ground at weekends has been reinstated.
However there is to be no parking during the week for CMO members, nor parents of the school. Disabled members may park their cars at the ground by contacting the Club Secretary who will arrange this with the school.
There is also to be no driving cars onto the grass areas. Please park next to the tennis courts with no exceptions.
Thank you for your patience and cooperation.
A fantastic day's shooting at the Club Champs today, which was hotly contested in some of the categories. Great company and food afterwards made for a smashing day out.
Pictures are now online in the member's gallery section and results are below.
The rates for membership to CMO have been set and the new membership plans are live.
New for this year is a Full Associate plan that allows members of other clubs to join and make full use of the benefits of being at CMO, instead of just coming to shoot.
We have added some great new items of clothing to enhance your shooting experience, plus a couple of holdalls to put it all in!
You can now wear your CMO base layer, club shirt, soft-shell jacket or gilet, padded gilet, hoodie and rain jacket and be totally weatherproof on the shooting line. Although wearing all that at once might be impractical and just showing off.
As many of you know, we run an incentive scheme called ‘The 252’. This is an award that is claimed if you score 252 or more with the first 36 arrows at the longest distance of an Imperial round.
What some of you may not know is that the score level of 252 is relevant to recurve bows, but not to other bow styles. For compound bows, 252 is too easy, for barebow it’s too hard and for longbow it’s practically impossible.
So, we are delighted to announce from the 1st April (no joke) the current 252 scheme will disappear and be replaced by the Three Dozen incentive.