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SHOOTS AND RESULTS FOR 2024

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Dear KPAC Members please see below details of a Summer League Postal Shoot that we are running in connection with the only other official Police Archery Club that we are aware of – South Yorkshire Police Archery Club. It has been named as the Towton (War of the Roses) Challenge Postal League 2024. Very much like the Ascham Challenge it is hoped that this will be an annual event.

Please note that the closing date for this League is 28th March 2024, and it will run until the end of September 2024, requiring a monthy score sheet return.

KPAC Vegas Shoot – Ranking Results

KPAC Vegas Shoot – Saturday 10th February 2024

If you wish to take part in this event -please complete the form attached to this entry below

What is the Vegas Shoot?

The official Vegas Shoot is part of the World Archery Indoor World Series. The shoot had just under 4000 registered archers during 2023. The shoot itself is a three day event with a 30 arrow round shot on each day.

The Kent Police Archery Club will be holding its own Vegas Shoot version on 10th February 2024, and which will be held only on one day but will comprise of 2 x 30 arrow rounds, each round undertaken as a 30 arrow round with then a break for lunch followed by another 30 arrow round.

Timings & date of event:

Saturday10th February 2024 – 10:00 hrs – 16:00 hrs

Venue:

Indoor Shooting Range – Kent Police Firearms Range, Coverdale Avenue, Maidstone, Kent.

Order of Shooting:

Arrival at range – 10:00 hrs – set up range and personal kit – Judges Orders – 10:30 hrs – Sighters 10:45 hrs – Shoot commences – 11:00 hrs.

Shooting Rules:

Competitors will be divided up into different scoring /result divisions, as detailed below:-

A – Compound bow discipline

B – Recurve bow discipline

C – Longbow / Barebow discipline

  1. Target bosses will accomodate 4 archers each (4 x target faces)
  2. Ends will comprise of 3 arrows and there will be 10 ends
  3. Target faces may be either a triple or a single face
  4. Each end (time period to shoot three arrows) shall be 2 minutes.
  5. Archers shooting in the first detail (shooting first – C & D) will shoot the lower target face positions.
  6. Archers shooting in the second detail (shooting second – A & B) will shoot the upper target face positions.
  7. After 15 ends archers will change their target shooting position (ie those shooting top targets will then shoot bottom target faces and vice-versa)
  8. Archers are entitled to shoot either triple face targets or single face 40cm targets and are entitled to change between them during the competition.
  9. Target faces in any case should be changed out for new faces after every 5 ends.
  10. An archer shooting before the audible control signal a 2-minute end or after the time has lapsed will lose their highest scoring arrow or arrows equaling the number of errant arrows shot.
  11. During the Competition, if shooting on a triple face, only one arrow is allowed per spot on a three-spot target face. If there is more than one arrow in a single spot, you will lose your highest scoring arrow or arrows in that spot.
  12. If more than 3 arrows are shot during an end, only the lowest 3 arrows will be scored.  A penalty of one point and one x (if applicable) will be assessed for each additional arrow shot. Misses or zeros will be counted as lowest arrows.
  13. If an archer shoots less than three arrows in one end and retires from the line, he/she may shoot the remaining arrows if the omission is discovered before the end is officially completed and the line has not been cleared; otherwise they shall be scored as misses.
  14. Peak compound bow draw weight shall not exceed 80 lbs.
  15. No archer shall draw a bow in any manner that if accidentally released could fly beyond a safety zone or a safety backstop. A warning will be given on the first instance. The second instance will require the removal of the archer from the event. 

If you wish to take part in this event -please complete the form attached to this entry below

Equipment Failure: In the event of equipment failure, step back from the shooting line and raise your bow above your head.  A judge will come to your assistance.  The archer will have 15 minutes of repair time without holding up the tournament. One practice end will be allowed.  The archer shall be allowed to shoot any arrows missed during the 15 minutes.  All make-up arrows will be shot at the end of the round.

Prohibitions:

Smoking is Prohibited in the Range or other associated areas of the building. Smoking is Allowed in Designated Areas Only. Please Obey all No Smoking Signs. This also includes vaping.

Scoring Rules

  1. A judge (Field Captain) will make all decisions on scoring questionable arrows; their decisions are final.
  2. All arrows must remain in the target, untouched, until scoring is completed.
  3. Any archer intentionally touching any questionable arrow or any part of the target assembly (including other arrows, faces, pins, mat or stand) will result in the questionable arrow being scored in the lower scoring area. If it happens more than once, then the archer will be disqualified.
  4. The three-spot target face is scored on the gold (10,9), red (8,7), and blue (6) rings. The target face must be placed on the mat in an upright position.
  5. Arrows must touch the line to be in the next highest scoring area.
  6. Any arrow that passes beyond the shooting line a distance greater than 10 feet as measured to the closest part of the arrow, will be considered a shot arrow.
  7. If an arrow is embedded in the target beyond the nock, a judge (Field Captain) must be called and the arrow should not be touched. If the arrow is touched before the judge (Field Captain) arrives, then the arrow is not scored. If a judge (Field Captain) cannot determine the value of that arrow, it will be considered a pass through and will be re-shot. No arrows will be pushed back.
  8. Bounce outs can be shot again at the end of regulation shooting.
  9. Each competitor must complete and sign his / her own scoresheet. Scorer must also sign it.
  10. All scoring on the official scoresheet must be completed in black or blue ink. Any changes on the official scoresheet must be agreed upon and initialed by all archers in the scoring group. Any alterations made by a judge / Field Captain will be undertaken in red ink.

If you wish to take part in this event -please complete the form attached to this entry below

Results:

Medals and trophies will be presented at the conclusion of the event.

Refreshments: Members will need to bring their own refreshments drink, mug etc.

Members are also advised to bring their own folding chairs

How does the Vegas Shoot work?

As per normal competitions, each archer is assigned a detail (A,B,C or D).

Once 15 arrows have been shot, the archers on the bottom target face swap to shoot on the top face, and vice versa for the top face archers. Bottom targets always shoot first as well. So rather than alternating, C,D target faces will shoot first each end.

This helps with the lighting and ensures bottom targets aren’t hindered.

There is only a shoot-off in the division if there is a tie for first, second, or third place. If there is a winner, they are crowned the Vegas Champion of the division.

SHOOTS AND RESULTS FROM 2023

KPAC 2023/2024 Winter League – KP Firearms Range or KPAC Field

Results of Frostbite Shoot – Saturday 09th December 2023 – showing results of archers who ultimately participated.

Frostbite Shoot   
   
Compound   
Gents   
     ScoreHitsGolds
 Simon RidleyKent Police Archery Club3343610
        
 Gavin HumphreyKent Police Archery Club323366
        
 Steve RidleyKent Police Archery Club319366
        
          
Longbow   
Gents   
     ScoreHitsGolds
 Simon WalesBPAA Guest144310
          
Recurve   
Gents   
     ScoreHitsGolds
 Steve KellyKent Police Archery Club255345
        
 Al CannonKent Police Archery Club239363
        
 Bernard BottenKent Police Archery Club191360
        
 Shaun RavateKent Police Archery Club102230
        
          
Ladies   
     ScoreHitsGolds
 Alex CannonKent Police Archery Club221353
        
 Helen VincentKent Police Archery Club196340
        
 Diana LaneKent Police Archery Club34110
        
          

Ascham Challenge (Phase 1) – Results

 

We are very pleased to announce that the 1st Phase of the Ascham Challenge held at Folkestone yesterday, hosted by our companion club Castle Moat and Folkestone Bowmen was a great success. The KPAC Team comprising of Steve Ridley, Simon Ridley, Gary Humphrey ( sorry Gavin Humphrey – in joke) Ian Sutherland, and Steve Kelly, did the club proud and won the competition by 48 points. The day proved to be a good one for archery, and the rain kept off until after the competition had concluded, however due to being near the coast, archers had to cope with a slight cross wind. Our hosts were exceptional, and provided a lunch of stilton and walnut pie – cakes – and plenty to drink, for which we thanked them royally. When they visit us in October for the return match, we will return the hospitality with a respectable spread too. The camaraderie between the 2 teams also made the day memorable. We were able to take some photographs of the event which will appear in the website gallery in due course. We hope that we will win the second match too, so that we can retain the Ascham Challenge Trophy for another year, and look forward to other club members stepping up to take part in the event.  

2023 July Bitton Postal Challenge – Results

We are very pleased to announce that Bitton Archery club have now provided us withthe results of the July Postal Shoot between the two clubs, and following handicap adjustment to accomodate the different bow disciplines and averaged to accomodate difference in team member numbers – Bitton scored a total of 420.92 and KPAC scored a total of 554.40, which makes KPAC the clear winning team for 2023. Congratulations go to: Steve Ridley, Simon Ridley, Keith Adams, Christine Nichols, and Ian Rudd. The Bitton trophy will be presented in September when a member of their club attends the BPAA National Championships at the field then.

2023 July Bitton Postal Challenge – KPAC Returns

122/50 Metric event

Archer NameBow DisciplineJuly Raw Score
Steve RidleyCompound608
Fabrice OcchiniBarebowDNS
Gavin HumphreyCompoundDNS
Keith AdamsRecurve624
Christine NicholsRecurve543
Simon RidleyCompound693
Ian RuddRecurve304
   
   

Bitton Returns:

KPAC  Annual Championship 2023 – July Results

KPAC One-way Double Clout 2023 Tournament – 29th July 2023 – Results

Archer Rankings for the above event:-

Men’s Clout Tournament – Single One-Way Double Clout Tournament – 6 dozen arrows at 140 yards – 5 segment scoring (5,4,3,2,1 points)

Men’s Clout Tournament – 2023 Champion – Keith Adams – Recurve Barebow Gold medal -score – 153 points – Al Cannon -Recurve Barebow Silver medal – score – 57 points – Steve Ridley – Longbow – Bronze medal – score -55 points

Steve Kelly – Recurve Barebow score – 47 points – Evgeny Alexeev – Recurve Barebow score – 35 points – Gavin Humphrey Longbow score – 31 points – Milton Harding Longbow score 24 points – Bernard Botten Recurve Barebow score 13 points.

For 2023 we also included ” Petticoats” (this is any arrow that does not score any points, but is within the marked defined boundary circle. the Mens Petticoat winner for 2023 is Gavin Himphrey with 6 Petticoats

Women’s Clout Tournament – Single One-Way Double Clout Tournament – 6 dozen arrows at 100 yards – 5 segment scoring (5,4,3,2,1 points)

Womens Clout Tournament 2023 Champion – Christine Nichols- Recurve Barebow Gold medal – score 123 points – Sally Wright – Longbow Silver medal – score 91 points – Lisa Jepson Recurve Barebow – score 75 points

Our congratulations go to a new Champions who hold their title for the next 12 months, and who will have their names forever engraved upon the trophies. But also a very well done to all archers who took part, in this very enjoyable day.

KPAC Independence Day Tournament 15th July 2023 – Results

Well what a day yesterday turned out to be…… The forcast was for rain and winds blowing 40 to 50 MPH !! Not exactly ideal weather for archery, and true to its word we experienced the predicted winds, although we were fortnately spared the rain, a small comfort. The organsisers right up to the start of the event were unsure what distances could be shot, and even if the event was going to go ahead at all! However after much discussion and diliberation it was decided to go ahead and shoot the agreed and signed up for distances, and see how it went. Archers struggled valiantly against the constant wind barrage, and timed their shots to coincide with the very brief lulls in the gusts. Surprisingly very few arrows missed their targets which in itself was a miracle and down to the excellent shooting and aiming of all competitors. The match comprising of a number of rounds both AGB recognised and some home grown ones as well were completed and a total of 990 arrows loosed by all those taking part. Finally when all the equipment had been packed away, scores checked and rechecked, archer rankings were determined, along with 2 Special Awards for Best Gold and Worst White. The following details are of the rankings achieved:-

Men’s Compound -American Round (60 yds – 50 yds – 40 yds – 2.5 dozen arrows at each distance – 5 zone scoring)

Gold medal – Simon Ridley, Silver medal – Gavin Humphrey, Bronze medal – Steve Ridley

Men’s Recurve – American Round (60 yds – 50 yds – 40 yds – 2.5 dozen arrows at each distance – 5 zone scoring)

Gold medal – Keith Adams

Women’s Recurve – American Round (60 yds – 50 yds – 40 yds – 2.5 dozen arrows at each distance – 5 zone scoring)

Gold medal – Christine Nichols

Men’s Recurve – King George Round (40 yds – 30 yds – 20 yds – 2.5 dozen arrows at each distance – 5 zone scoring)

Gold medal – Ian Rudd, Silver medal – Bernard Botten

Women’s Recurve – King George Round (40 yds – 30 yds – 20 yds – 2.5 dozen arrows at each distance – 5 zone scoring)

Gold medal – Sharon Occhini

Gold medal – Helen Vincent, Silver medal – Heather Ridley

KPAC  Annual Championship 2023

Metric Round

Intent: To establish a Club Champion for the year. The initial monthly non-handicap competitions will be divided up into the different bow disciplines. However when each of the disciplines have established their own winner, these will then be in a handicapped elimination round process (Longbow verses Barebow – Recurve verses Compound etc) and the winner from each will then be in a final to determine the overall Club Champion. Men and women will shoot and be ranked together.

Duration: 

Shot every month (outdoors) from April to August to determine a winner for each bow discipline over the 5 months, then with elimination rounds (x2)  for these winners, and then a final in September

Presentations: The winners of each bow discipline will receive a medal for achieving a 1st place poduim position for their sector. The overall champion for the year will receive a plaque and have their name engraved on the ” Steve & Heather Ridley” award Annual Championship Trophy

Round:

Long Metric V

Scoring: is same for all bow disciplines. Inner 10 ring counts for 10 but is written on the sheet as an “X”, the inner gold ring counts as 10 and the outer gold ring scores a 9, red rings as 8 and 7, blue rings as 6 and 5, black as 4 and 3, and white as 2 and 1. Many score sheet will have the score numbers printed on the relevant ring.

Sighters:  6                             

Distance:  30 metres, and 20 metres,

Total arrows:  72   (3 dozen for each distance)                    

Target face:  122cm for 30 and 20 metres

Arrows per end:  6                

Dozens per Distance:  3 dozen arrows for each distance

Participation: Please go to the events page and go to the 1st March Calendar page where this event will be advertised again. Please complete the participation form before the 15th March 2023 in order to take part. Members may shoot as many rounds as they wish during the month, and then submit their best score to the Club Secretary on kentpolicearcheryclub@gmail.com before the end of each relevant month

Shoot Fee: None this a free to participate championship event

Results: results will be posted here on the Shoot /Results area at the end of each month.

KPAC Winter League 2022 /2023 Results

Dear All, Following the conclusion of the KPAC Winter Postal League, I am now able to present you with the results. It has a unique ranking this year, as we have a number of ties. The 1224 Ranking system has been used to determine the archer positions. Taking first place and gold joint medal winners with 40 points each are Allan Cannon and Alex Wheater – Taking 3rd place and the Silver medal winner with 26 points is Sally Wright – and finally taking 4th place are the joint bronze medal winners with 23 points each are Steve Ridley and Keith Adams – Congratulations to all of our winners, for a very well fought competition. For the remaining competitors , well done for taking part. All archer rankings can be found on the website under “Shoots /Results” page. Medals for this event will be presented in due course, and the relevant club trophy will also be engraved – Well done to all concerned. Members are reminded that there are a number of club competitions taking place throughout the year, as well as our newly created Club Championship and just need the completion of the participation form on the website under the event page.

KPAC Winter League 2022 / 2023 – February 2023 returns

KPAC Winter League 2022 / 2023 – January 2023 returns

We are very please to advise the membership that the Winner of the above League for the month of January is once again – Allan Cannon – Our congratulations to you Al, a fantastic result, and clearly working hard and succeeding in bringing down your handicap to achie this result for the 2nd month in a row. Please find the below spreadsheet for other archer positions and points allocated.

We are very pleased to announce the December returns for the Winter League, and are able to state that for December, Allan Cannon has taken the 1st place poduim spot – Very well done Allan, keep up the great shooting. Please see spreadsheet below for the other ranking positions of archers taking part and the points allocated.

KPAC Frostbite Shoot – 10th December 2022 – Results

Compound Bow – 1st Place -Gold Medal – Gavin Humphrey – 329 points – 2nd Place – Silver Medal – Paul Butler – 297

Recurve Bow – 1st Place – Gold Medal – Ian Sutherland – 293 – 2nd Place Silver Medal – Sally Wright – 211 – 3rd Place – Bronze Medal – Matt Wright – 199 – remaining ranking – Bernard Botten – 188 – Allan Cannon -188 – Lisa Jepson – 75

Barebow – 1st Place – Gold Medal – Fabrice Occhini – 169 – 2nd Place -Silver Medal – Sharon Occhini – 139 – 3rd Place – Bronze Medal – Nicholas Tyler – 55

Special team prize – won by Gavin Humphrey and Allan Cannon both winning a tub of Quality Street Sweets each – well done to all.

SHOOTS AND RESULTS FROM 2022

KPAC Winter League 2022/2023 – November 2022 returns

We are very pleased to announce the November returns for the Winter League, and are able to state that for the second month in a row, Alex Wheater has succeeded in taking the 1st place poduim spot – Very well done again Alex, keep up the great shooting. Please see spreadsheet below for the other ranking positions of archers taking part and the points allocated.

KPAC Winter League 2022/2023 – October 2022 returns

We are very pleased to announce that the winning score for October 2022 is that shot by Alex Wheater. Our very best congratulations go to him. For ranking positions of other archers taking place, please see spreadsheet file below.

KPAC Winter League 2022/2023

The league round this year is a Portsmouth, which comprises of 5 dozen arrows at 20 yards (being shot inddors or out) with 10 zone scoring. The league comprises of the submission of archers best scores being returned every month from October 2022 to March 2023. The scores submitted have a handicap applied to them based on archer skill level and bow discipline. At the end of the competition points allocated for scores submitted will be added up and the archer with the highest number of points will be declared the winner and will receive a medal and a plaque, and their name entered onto the KPAC Winter League Shield – we wish straight arrows to all archers taking part.

Halloween Fun Shoot – Saturday 29th October 2022

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