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Tournament report from Tournament Secretary Barbara Littlechild

Royal Richmond have again been making their mark at recent away shoots.

Crowthorne double National competition was held at the end of July and well supported by eight RRAC members, although sadly several people also dropped out at short notice. Although this is a record status shoot it is quite relaxed and very welcoming to novices, the full range of distances is available and no-one looks down on those archers who are most comfortable at shorter distances.
The weather was fine, quite hot at times but with a bit of a breeze.
Competition was fierce especially in the ladies recurve section when the two Barbara’s were divided by just one point!
At the end of the day we came away with four golds for Sarah, Kyla-Mae, Matt & Lizzie and a silver for Barbara L.

On the 17th August we were invited for a friendly match with Spelthorne at their Lakeside ground. Eight members of RRAC took part against 14 of Spelthorne, shooting a St George, Albion or Windsor round.
We had a full range of weather; sun, wind and a heavy shower, fortunately at lunchtime when we treated to a buffet huddled in the club house and gazebos.
The results were worked on a handicap basis so that teams did not need to be matched, taking the top 6 from each club. Spelthorne won overall but there was good shooting from Royal Richmond with several PB’s during the day. We will invite Spelthorne to visit us next year and hope that more people will take part. For a handicap shoot our newer members have a better chance of winning than the old-hands, so please do come and join in!

August Bank Holiday Monday saw ten hardy members at Guildford’s Acorn shoot on a VERY wet day with persistent rain all day. Fortunately it wasn’t cold or windy but by the end of the day there was a lot of very wet kit, tents and people to dry out. At the start of the shoot we were instructed that our priority was to keep the score sheets dry – not an easy task!
Guildford were celebrating 60 years of the acorn shoot with a hog roast at lunchtime in place of the usual BBQ and all archers presented with a hand-turned wooden acorn.
The company was good and although there were a few archers dropping out during the day Royal Richmond persisted and were rewarded with 2 golds for Eleanor & Lara, a silver for Barbara L and the 2nd placed team trophy for Justin, Nick, Barbara L & Barbara W.
Have a look at Guildford’s website for a report and photos of the day

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