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.
As part of a drive to make shooting at the club more diverse and engaging, we are looking for an enthusiastic, hard-working soul who would be willing to take on the role of Internal League Organiser.
The job involves devising an internal league for CMO, communicating it to the members and of course, running it. You'll be working with Julie on the records side of things and Martin on the website and comms front. This is an exciting opportunity to create something that can engage everybody and hopefully become part of the club's way of life.
If you can spare the time and think that this is a project you can breathe life into, drop Martin a line by clicking here: I'M GAME, LETS TALK!
Julie Beresford, Elisa Ball, Carl Johnson and Paul McCartney formed the Surrey Barebow team which beat Kent, Essex and Sussex at this friendly match held at Sittingbourne Community College. Andy Marshall was also representing Surrey team in the Recurve section.
In the individual Portsmouth rounds, Julie came first with a score of 524 and Elisa was third scoring 512.
We have now been entered into the British Archery Postal League which runs a Frostbite and a Portsmouth tournament. The matches will take place once a month from now until next April and we will flag the dates on the events calendar. This is in addition to the usual Surrey County Frostbite Postal League which is also under way.
The teams vary each month, based upon the highest scores shot in that particular match. Success in postal leagues relies upon getting a really good turnout for the matches and for everybody to submit their score sheets whether you are happy with your score or not. For example if nine recurve archers shoot and one of those doesn't submit a score because it's lower than usual, it could drop all three teams overall scores significantly.
Five of our archers have been selected to represent Surrey County in the forthcoming Inter-Counties friendly match on the 26th November.
Julie Beresford, Elisa Ball, Carl Johnson and Paul McCartney will form the whole of the Surrey Barebow team while Andy Marshall has been picked to join the Recurve team.
The match will be held on Saturday 26th November and hosted by Kent County. Good luck Surrey!