November 2013 Newsletter

Club News

CPO Report

I just want to remind everyone about the guidelines regarding juniors as we now have seven under 16.  It is necessary to ensure there are at least two adults on site at all times when a junior is shooting. One may be the parent, but if no parent present and only two adults instructing, the session must end if one of them has to leave. Parents leaving juniors at the club must enter a contact telephone number in the diary provided (in addition to the name of everyone attending).

To all Members

Please note that in all controlled shoots the line signals now are one whistle to shoot, THREE whistles to collect arrows,  two whistles (only used on timed events ) move to shooting line (NOT collect )

Club Shoots

Now Indoor season we will be shooting indoors on a Monday evening at Maiden Erlegh School gym. Shooting starts at 7-15pm prompt we can access the gym from 6-45pm to set up. Hope to see you all there. Sunday afternoons and Saturday mornings as normal at the rugby club.

Club Secretary

Notice of AGM:
We are holding our AGM on Sunday 10th November at 4pm after the first Postal Frostbite of this year.
Don’t forget that we will be having assembly at 1-30 ready for a 2 o’clock shoot-off every Sunday now until the clocks go forward again.
Please try to come along to the AGM even if you can’t make the frostbite, we are holding it in the clubhouse and we have got electric heaters to keep us warm if necessary.
There will also be a few nibbles and drinks to keep it a friendly meeting and there are important issues to decide on. Don’t leave the whole running of the club to committee members, the club belongs to all of us so for instance, if we increase membership fees and you object it will be too late after the meeting.

Records Officer

Would all members shooting rounds please use correct score sheet and put name, round, date and bow style on score sheet so scores can be recorded


The Club website is at where there is now a club event calender.

Going for Gold

October Tournament Results

Club Champs

No results this month

So far this year Club Members have been awarded the following Medals and Trophies( not including Club Champs)

   Trophies        1
Gold              10
   Silver             9
   Bronze          4

Record  Breakers

The Club (past and present members) holds 23 County Records( plus some to be verified) see the list in club house
The New Club Records will be on the board in club house
Congratulations on following new Club Records this Year


Worcester.   Sheila Cox, Sam Bird, Roy Goddard L/B (also County record), Roy Goddard C/P,Jane Brydges B/B
Portsmouth.  Rachael Evans,Jane Brydges B/B, Charlie Lethbridge (Junior),Roy Goddard L/B (also County record), Roy Goddard C/P
Double Portsmouth.  Sheila Cox , Roy Goddard C/P
Vegas  Roy Goddard. C/P


Albion. Roy Goddard L/B also County claim
Fita 720  Sam Bird
Long National.  Roy Goddard L/B also County claim
Short Junior Warwick . Anna Walker
Short National   Jane Brydges  B/B
Short Western Jane Brydges B/B

Congratulations to Club members for achieving the following
Outdoor Classifications 

Bowman    Rod Cox (R)
1st Class   Duncan Reed (R)
2nd Class  Shelia Cox (R) , Terry Rendle(R) ,  Roy Goddard (Cp)  , Roy Goddard (L/B)
3rd Class  Emily West (R), Martin Janousek (R), Jane Brydges (B/B), Fred Golding (R)

Final Indoor Classifications 
C Rod Cox (R), Sam Bird (R) and Duncan Reed (R)
D     Ty Botting (R), Shelia Cox (R), Rachael Evans (R) and Roy Goddard (Cp)
E     Martin Janousek (R), Michael King (R), Fred Golding (R), Chris Legg (R) and Charles Read (R)
F     Kayt Read (R), Moria Kendall (R) and Roy Goddard (L/B)

If anyone does not  want their results published please let me know (
Outdoor Classifications start at Archer (formally U/C) 3rd class then 2nd class, 1st class, Bowman, all done through club  Master Bowman and Grand Master Bowman are done through Archery GB. These run from Jan 1st to Dec 31st
Indoor Classifications  start at H then G, F, E, D, C, B, A ,  all done through club. These run from 1st July to 30th Jun



Badges available £2.50 each

Club Rankings for 2013/2014  ( All styles )


1st     Duncan Reed
2nd    Roy Goddard (cp)
= Charles Read
4th     Rachael Evans
        = Shelia Cox
6th     Fred Golding
7th     Ty Botting
8th     Martin Janousek
9th    Chris Legg
10th   Alex West
11th    Michael King
12th    Kayt Read
13th    Roy Goddard (L/B)
14th    Ray Cooke
15th    Jane Brydges
16th    Moria Kendell
17th    Roy Goddard (trad)

252 Awards will be back next year. Any scores achieved will be added




Badges available £2.50 each

Club Ranking for 2013/2014 ( All Styles )
Rankings will be set next month
Fita Arrow Awards will be back next year. Any scores achieved will be added.


newsletter_web_logosYou can keep a record of your scores and also see how you rank with others in the region and nationally. The club is listed for any member to join including beginners (enter as novice).
Keep your scores going in for Indoor rankings. Target Ranking rounds are Fita 18 and Portsmouth.  Intdoor Target Rankings now running
Club ranking is any round
October Club Ranking
Worcester               Compound 2nd place, Recurve 6th place, Bare Bow 2nd place
Short Warwick       Recurve 2nd place
Portsmouth           Recurve 6th place, Compound 8th place, Bare Bow 5nd place,  Longbow 4th place
Well done to all those that put scores in.

Information site and various competitions
The AIUK 2013 Winter League is now running and the Ironman in Dec 

Portsmouth Postal Winter League is now running


Forthcoming Tournaments


4th     Club Postal                                                   Portsmouth
10th    AC Delco                      Easteigh                Portsmouth
10th   Club Postal                  1.30pm                   Frostbite
10th   CLUB AGM                   4.00pm

1st      County Champs         Oxford                     Portsmouth
2nd    Club Postal                                                  Portsmouth
8th     Club Postal                  1.30pm                  Frostbite

Entry Forms in the Club House or see Roy Goddard


Oxford County Squad
Club Members in squad at the moment are Rod Cox (recurve) , Duncan Reed (recurve) and Roy Goddard (longbow)

To be eligible for the senior squad you should be a 1st class archer. For indoors,  this translates into approximately 500 for recurve ladies, 520 for recurve gents and 540 for compounds on a Portsmouth round. If you are interested in joining the squad, please do get in touch with the captain at

Club Clothing

The Club colours are purple and yellow with black trousers/skirt
Polo shirts in purple with logo and your name on front and club name in yellow on back can be ordered (also available fleeces and hoodies)
Available from Penhale  when ordering please state the following “purple polo shirt( or hoodie,), size, SOAC Logo and name (RH or LH), South Oxon Archers on back”
or contact Fred Golding or Roy Goddard for more information (polo shirts price increase to £12.50  money with order please) also Club pin Badges £2.50 each

And finally

Please remember all equipment is now in the container.
The club now has a lightweight Longbow and Compound anyone wishing to try either please see Roy Goddard.

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