Hampshire Field Championship
The annual Field Tournament at Fort Purbrook on the 12th & 13th August incorporated the Hampshire & SCAS championships. The weather at the Fort was changeable on Saturday, with some rain and a fair breeze. Sunday had one short sharp cloudburst and then was fine all day, but the wind picked up making some shots very tricky in the blustery conditions.
The team at Fort Purbrook had laid a good course, with a few tricky shots - using the layout of the fort to good effect. A new "SHEEP call" was introduced at assembly, to halt shooting in the event of an animal incursion, but was not used although the sheep did make the odd appearance throughout the weekend.
The event was attended by 92 archers, with Hampshire archers competing in 13 of the 21 categories. Hampshire results, top 3, were as follows.
American Flatbow - Ladies U15 - Katy Hawley (FP), Gold
Asiatic - Gents - David Mahers (OvBA), Gold
Barebow - Gents - Rob Aldridge (OvBA), Gold
Terry Edwards (OvBA), Silver
Peter Rose (AofJ), Bronze
Barebow - Ladies - Jacqueline Marsh (OS), Gold
Barebow - Ladies U18 - Faith Littlechild (FP), Gold
Compound Barebow - Ladies - Andrea Beddard-Smith (WWB), Gold
Compound - Gents - John Foley (FP), Gold
Kevin Cassidy (FofB), Silver
Barry Brown (FP), Bronze
Longbow - Gents - Daniel Hawley (FP), Gold
Graham Wheatley (AGB), Silver
Tom Weaver (FP), Bronze
Recurve - Gents - Richard Buckner (OvBA), Gold
Martin Brown (PAC), Silver
John Taylor (FofB), Bronze
Recurve - Gents U15 - Zac Dickenson (FP), Gold
Jonah Kettell (FP), Silver
Recurve - Ladies - Lisa Warren (FP), Gold
Recurve - Ladies U15 (White Peg) - Jessica Logan, Gold
Traditional - Gents - Steve Allam (OvBA), Gold
Angus Falcon-Relf (OvBA), Silver
Andrew Weaver (FP), Bronze
Full results can be found in the 'Results' section.