Longbow Tournament 2022
Each year we hold a Longbow Tournament on a weekend in May. This year it's on Sunday 21st May and, as usual, will be held at FoBB range near Horndean
The longbow tournament is a fun event and attracts archers of all ages and standards and many of our archers have been attending for many years.
FoBB WA Weekend 2nd / 3rd July 2022
On the weekend of 2nd & 3rd July 2022 FoBB will be holding our second annual Record Status World Archery Weekend
Archers will be able to enjoy a full weekend of competitive shooting and scores will count towards National rankings and Records
The Weekend will be held at our range in Horndean, Hampshire
To learn more, or to enter, click the button below
Crookhorn Tournament 6th November 2022
Every year we hold the Crookhorn Indoor Tournament on the first Sunday in November. This year it's on Sunday 6th November and, as usual, will be held at the Mountbatten Sports Centre, Portsmouth
Crookhorn is a fun tournament and attracts archers of all ages, disciplines and standards and many of our archers have been attending for many years.
FoBB Fun Shoot 2021
Returning to the archery field, following the easing of restrictions, has been perhaps a bit difficult for some. Getting out of the habit of shooting on a Sunday morning seems, for many members, to have been the result of not shooting for a fairly considerable time. But it was hoped that a fun shoot would bring people flocking back, so that everyone could shoot as much or as little as they wanted and ease themselves back into the sport.
Originally booked for Saturday 10th July, the fun shoot had to be postponed due to rain and went ahead on the 17th July; in glorious weather I might add. Maybe it was the weather that brought them out or perhaps the chance to have some fun with fellow club members and win some fun prizes. Who knows? But forty archers turned out to have some entertainment and by all accounts they weren’t disappointed.
As you will see from the pictures, the goals were rather out of the ordinary and it was great fun trying to hit something other than the ‘run of the mill’ targets. Particularly the balloons waving about in the wind; moving targets certainly made for a bit of interest and everyone who hit a ‘cloudburst’ had a good laugh.
Food was provided by my partner, Irene, (although I did butter some of the bread!). There was an impressive array of various foods to choose from and many people thanked Irene, saying how much they enjoyed the sustenance. Many thanks to Irene, and everyone who helped out, particularly Jeanette and Josie for their assistance.
One or two people have said that it might be good to make this an annual event; perhaps even twice a year. Clearly, it will be up to you the members to make it known if you think that would be a good suggestion. There may also be other ideas for interesting additional targets and maybe you might want to be involved with organising another similar event? So, please let us know if you think that we should do something similar each year and if you have any comments about the fun shoot on the 17th or any comments about possible future events.