2nd Leg Flag Shoot – Held on Sunday 10th August 2014

The Flag shoot is an Inter Club tournament between Farnham, Guildford, Alton & Four Marks and Woking Archery Clubs over 2 Legs per year. This year we went to Guildford on 18th May. This weekend was our turn to hold the second and final Leg of the year.

In torrential rain and wind, we managed to put up the BBQ under a gazebo and got some bacon rolls on the go. The Burco was boiling and we could all have a hot drink. It was touch and go whether to continue, but after the Reps from each club met at 10.30, it was decided to continue. With everyone from Woking helping out, the targets were set and the Target list re written. We started shooting later than planned, but the weather held…..for a while!

With the biggest, blackest clouds coming over halfway through the second distance, Harvey, our Field captain & Judge, stopped the shoot. Good call Harvey! We all managed to put our bows under cover before the heavens opened. After a quick cuppa, shooting resumed.

Suddenly, archers on the line, burst into laughter when Target 1 & 2 (the wheeled bosses) starting moving. The wind was so strong, it had pulled the anchor pegs out and the targets starting coming toward the shooting line. Very amuzing as Target 2 was the Judges!

At the end of the shoot, we provided afternoon tea, sandwiches and cakes, while the scores were being calculated.

On the day, Woking and Guildford came joint first with 5861 points each, with Farnham coming 3rd with 5823 points and Alton & Four Marks were 4th. The Overall score for both legs – 1st Guildford 11755 points, 2nd Woking 11557 points, 3rd Farnham 11438 points and 4th Alton & Four Marks 6022.

Great day had by all, but I must give huge Thanks to Harvey, Louise, Angus, Alan, Luke, Olga, Chris, Sue, Elaine, Pete & Brenda for all their help on the day. The day would have never come together without your help.

Thank You All.

Helen Ruffle