There are numerous club shoots arranged throughout the year. Some of them are purely internal to the club whereas others afford us the opportunity to take part in Surrey or SCAS competitions.
The Frostbite also known as the Surrey Winter Postal League
- This is held between November and March. Rivernook normally enters teams in most disciplines (recurve, compound, barebow and longbow), the teams being made up on the day from the highest scores received, i.e. the teams are not predetermined so anyone has a chance of making the team.
- The teams consist of, 3 archers shooting recurve, 2 shooting longbows, 2 shooting barebow and 2 shooting compound.
- The teams may shoot on separate occasions to allow archers to shoot in all competitions.
- The recurves, barebows and compounds shoot 3 dozen arrows at 30 metres on the 80cm WA face, 10 zone scoring. This is the Frostbite round.
- For Juniors under 12 the distance will be 20 metres.
- The longbows shoot a Warwick round.
- As well as the formal competition, an internal club competition is held using everyone’s scores (handicap adjusted).
Once a month we have a club shoot where everyone shoots the same round, although maybe at different distances, e.g. a National and a Short National. It’s a great way to work on your handicap and get practice in at the same time. It also helps to introduce new members to the discipline of shooting in a tournament and scoring.
The annual Rivernook Bowmen Club Championships takes place in September. It is a handicap shoot but is open to everyone. It is also a social occasion and we aim to have some food afterwards.
Another social occasion. We aim to shoot on, or very close to, Midsummer’s day.