COMPETITIONS

SEE ‘BOWBROOK COMPETITIONS & RESULTS’ UNDER ‘MEMBERS AREA’ FOR BOWBROOK’S OWN COMPETITION RESULTS

Bowbrook Ashes Trophy

One feature of Bowbrook Archers was the old, wooden pavilion. Originally used at the old Rugby Club location, it was lovingly relocated to the new field, and served the Club well until the new Indoor facility was built in 2017.
At the 2017 HallowBonfire E’en event, it was given an honourable and memorable send off thanks to a few fire arrows!
Some ashes were retained, and secured in the Bowbrook Ashes Trophy. Across the year, various competitions are used to calculate who should win – based on members with an SY or TF postcode.
The good news is that the winner will always be Bowbrook Archers – a fitting tribute to all the efforts members put in, over the years and still, to make Bowbrook an archery club to be proud of.
2018 Winners: Shrewsbury (SY) section


Bowbrook Heritage
2015 Results
2016 Results
2017 Results
2018 Results

 

Boreatton Rove

For those unfamiliar with this brand of archery it has its origins in groups longbow men amusing themselves on the way to church on a Sunday by shooting at a variety of targets at various distances chosen in an ad-hoc manner. Distances can range from 50 yards to over 200, over a variety of terrain, occasionally over the odd obstruction such as trees. All shooting is at an elevated trajectory, like clout. This allows archers to practice skills in estimating height and distance.

The shoot is traditionally a longbow shoot but in recent years it has also been opened up to other traditional wooden bows shooting wooden arrows.

Although this is one of Bowbrook’s less formal events in the calendar, as with all archery activity, safety is important. Shooting is under the direction of a field captain who takes the archers on an interesting stroll round the countryside from mark to mark. Scoring is similar to clout. The event is insured through a policy arranged by Archers of Teme on behalf of the Shropshire Fraternity of Longbows.

2015 Results
2016 NOT SHOT
2017 Results
2018 NOT SHOT
2019 Results

 

Wenlock Olympians
2015 Results
2016 Results
2017 Results
2018 Results

 

Shropshire County & Open Clout
2015 Results
2016 Results
2017 Results
2018 Results

 

Sword of Shrewsbury

The Sword of Shrewsbury is 3 competitions in one. Separate prizes are awarded for clout and target but the overall winner is the archer who does best in both disciplines. Archers are ranked according to their scores in each event and the rankings added together to give the overall position. The archer with the lowest number of ranking points is the overall champion. The Sword of Shrewsbury is awarded to the Gents Champion while the Ladies dagger is awarded to the Lady Champion.

The winners of the individual competitions are determined according to BLBS rules –
Clout – 1st = highest score for the double clout, 2nd = highest score for clout 1, 3rd = highest score for clout 2. Target – 1st = most hits, 2nd = highest score, 3rd = most golds.
Under these rules it is possible to have the second highest overall score but not feature in the top 3.

The competition commemorates the Battle of Shrewsbury in 1403 which was the second bloodiest battle fought on English soil and was one of only 2 battles where longbows were used by both sides, the other being Towton. Henry Percy (Hotspur) led a rebel army trying to overthrow King Henry IV. Part of the king’s army was led by prince Henry (later Henry V) and it is thought that this is where he learned to use longbow archers so effectively at Agincourt and other battles during the Hundred years war. Archers are considered to be part of the king’s army when shooting one clout and part of the rebel army when shooting the other clout. The total scores for the 2 clouts are added together to determine whether the king or rebels won the Battle of Shrewsbury this year. – Dick Hilton.

2015 Results
2016 Results
2017 Results
2018 Results


SHROPSHIRE ARCHERY SOCIETY COUNTY INDOOR CLOSED CHAMPIONSHIPS

2017 Results
2018 Results