Latest News From The EFAA
Announcement re Postponement of WFAC 2020 - Estonia.
From the WFAC2020 website.
As an IFAA-accredited global tournament host, the FAAE considers it necessary to give notice of changes as soon as possible. This situation in the World is unusual for all of us and regardless of the decision made, it cannot be 100% suitable for everyone. The only reasonable decision is to postpone the tournament (WFAC2020) to the 2021, the dates of July 23rd to July 31st. If a registered participant wishes to withdraw from the tournament altogether, we can refund 30% of the fees paid until Jun 30, 2020. Registered archers who wish to participate in the tournament in 2021 do not need to take any action, their participation fee will be retained and carried forward to the next year. Till today, we receive requests by mail from different countries with the wish to register for the tournament, change the bow style, book accommodation etc., which shows the high interest of the participants in the tournament.
On behalf of the Tournament Organizers we thank you for your patience and understanding!
IFAA Announcement - European Bowhunter Championships 2020 is Postponed
Like with most sports the COVOD-19 virus has also affected the tournaments of the IFAA with the general
lockdown of almost every European country. This is most likely to be extended well into May 2020 or even
later in the year by many countries.
After consultation with the IFAA member associations in Europe, the decision was made to postpone the
European Bowhunter Championships 2020 (EBHC 2020). 2/3 of the member associations in Europe have
voted in favour of the postponement and there were no votes against. There was one abstention.
These championships will now be hosted from 02-10 July 2021 unless the virus keeps a grip on Europe.
The name of the tournament will remain the same and medals and any tournament memorabilia will still
display “EBHC 2020”.
The World Bowhunter Championships 2021 (WBHC 2021) will be combined with the EHBC 2020 and
medals and tournament memorabilia of the WBHC 2021 will display “WBHC2021”.
Australia (ABA) in turn will now be hosting the WBHC 2023 !
Archers who have already registered for the EBHC2020 and also have paid the registration fees are given the
option to shoot the combined WBHC2021/EBHC2020 at no extra costs.
A large part of the registration fees have been spent on the organisation of the EBHC2020 and unfortunately
a refund of the registration fees to those who do not wish to shoot the events in 2021 will not be possible.
Archers who have also paid for meals, the banquet, shirts and other tournament memorabilia may contact the
tournament organisers at firstname.lastname@example.org for a refund of the payments that were made.
The organisers are committed to contact each registered archer by email to inform them of the options.
Even though the EBHC2020 is fully booked, the organisers assure that there will be sufficient places for the
registrations for the WBHC2021 for all additional archers.
Two extra ranges are planned if so required.
Archers from Europe, who have not registered or not paid their registration fees for the EBHC 2020 will pay
the normal registration fees. This will be advertised on the WBHC2021/EBHC2020 website later this year.
Archers from outside Europe can only register for the WBHC2021 as will be advertised later this year.
Shooting at Home - EFAA Insurance
While we are all adjusting and adapting our lives to follow government guidelines, one question has now been raised several times.
“Does the EFAA Public Liability Insurance cover me if I shoot at home in my garden?”
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT IT DOES NOT.
Stay safe and well everyone, hopefully we will back out in the woods before too long.
4th April 2020
ARCHERY CLUBS USING FORESTRY COMMISSION LAND
A useful link for our clubs that use or have access to Forestry Commission land.
1st April 2020
CORONAVIRUS - COVID19 - NEW NOTICE 31/3/20
CORONAVIRUS COVID-19. UPDATE
As you are all aware, the EFAA committee have recently cancelled all classification shoots up to and including the Spring Team Championships in May. The committee will re assess the situation at that time and advise accordingly.
In addition, following the recent government guidelines, in these unprecedented times, your EFAA committee now advise that all members / EFAA clubs should follow government advice, stay at home and not make any unnecessary journeys. Ultimately, the decision is down to individual clubs but If you decide that it is really necessary to travel to your club ground to practice, if you are travelling alone or in a family group, you may put other people at risk.
Stay safe and save lives.
If you do visit your club and are unfortunate to have an accident, it may compromise the EFAA Insurance cover. If you intend travelling to a club with its own insurance and the landowner is happy for shooting to continue, we can only advise that you comply with all current government advice.
31st March 2020
EFAA Tournament Shirt Ordering
REMINDER - The Deadline Below is Fast Approaching.
We are pleased to inform you that tournament shirt orders can now be placed online under the merchandise tab on this website. As before, these shirts are a special-order item with a minimum order quantity of 5 shirts and up to 8 weeks production time. We are aware that some of you have waited a long time to receive shirts and some are still waiting for the current order to be completed and shirts delivered. With this in mind and in an attempt to provide members with a better idea of when shirts are likely to be received, we are introducing a shirt order ‘cut off’ date.
ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BY 30TH MARCH 2020.
This order process is now closed.
Online ordering will not be available after this date and all shirt orders will be sent to our supplier.
CORONAVIRUS - COVID19 - CANCELLATION OF SHOOTS
Following the latest advice from the UK government, in the best interests of members safety, the EFAA committee have taken the decision that all EFAA shoots, including classification shoots be cancelled with immediate affect up to and including the 2020 Spring Championships. We will re assess the situation at that time and readvise accordingly. We will also attempt to reschedule the Spring Championships.
Please note shoot entries have now been removed from the online shoot calendar
European Indoor Archery Championships 2020
A message from Dee Rayner: -
As EFAA Team Manager I would like to wish all those competing in EIAC this week the very best of luck. I hope you enjoy the competition, I will be eagerly following the results and look forward to hearing about it when you are home.
EFAA Development Weekend - 14th & 15th March 2020 - UPDATE NOTICE
There are now only some limited places available on the Development weekend, taking place at Avalon in March. It is therefore now open to any EFAA archer. Email the England Team Manager, Dee Rayner to enquire or book who will reply as to whether you have a place. If we become over subscribed then a reserved list will be created and should anyone drop out you will be contacted.
The EFAA would like to invite all archers who are entered for UKIFAC, EIAC, EBHC, and WFAC in 2020 to attend a development weekend.
This will take place at Avalon Archers on Sat 14th and Sun 15th March. The weekend agenda will include workshops and opportunities to work with EFAA coaches experienced in all IFAA recognised styles. The Avalon courses will be available for training and archers can choose to shoot all day if they wish. Cost will be £20 per day, this includes workshops, access to coaches and unlimited shooting at Avalon’s facilities: EFAA 14 target course, and 3D and 2D courses. No food will be provided but there will be hot drinks. Further information including an itinerary detailing workshop content and coaching availability will be distributed when confirmed.
Those interested please email the Team Manager, Dee Rayner (Click Here) by Sat 22nd February 2020, to secure your place. Attendance can be for either day or both.
National Indoor Championships - Results
Results for this years National Indoor Championships can be seen here.
National Championships 2020 Announcement
We are pleased to let you all know that this years National Championships will be hosted by White Mark Bowmen. Details on the Tournament page.
Catering Update for National Indoor Championships
Please note our usual caterer for the Indoor Championships cannot be with us this year, but we have been able to organise hot and cold drinks, sandwiches and cakes etc. which will be available all day.
White Mark Bowmen - Precision 3D Memorial Shoot
Latest SFM Patch Awards for 2019 Year
Congratulations to the following archers who achieved the SFM Patch during 2019.
Daniel Rae - BU and FU
Barry Rampling – FU
Scott Stanbury – FSR
Jim Metcalfe – FU
Dan Soroko – FU
Alan Lawson – FU
Jonathan Shales – FSR
Natasha Pinches – FU
Dee Rayner – BHC
Jo Healey – BU
Phil Glover – FU
Simon Holmes – FU
Carol Smith – FU
Verity Grey – FU
Jamie Bridges – BBR
Martyn Cotterill – FU
Sam Baldwin – FU
S. Corless – FU
James Mason - FU
Carl Richards – FU
Tony Weston – FU
Allan Lawson – FU
Well done all, I will be getting the 2019 patches made soon for issuing out.
As I am not shooting this year could you please email me with your address so I can get them in the post or tell me you`re not interested.
Have a great year I will be watching the classification cards for those trying for the 2020 patch.
Classifications and Incentives Officer
Return of Shoot Certificates - Reminder for Club Officials
A reminder please to return shoot certificates correctly and fully completed to our Records & Incentives Officer (Graham) as soon as possible after the classification shoot.
INSURANCE COVER WHEN SHOOTING AT SOME OTHER VENUES.
Following the unprecedented amount of rainfall that we have all endured in recent months, many of us are unable to make full use of our regular shooting / practice grounds and may be looking elsewhere for much needed practice. This is just a polite reminder that if you shoot at a ‘pay as you play’ or similar venue, if the venue does not have an EFAA Range Charter Certificate, you will not be covered by the EFAA insurance policy. Please check before you shoot that the venue has been chartered for the practice area and/ or the course or both.
Ordering England Team Shirts
Now that this years major tournaments are getting closer, here's a gentle reminder that orders can take 8 weeks.
If you want an England Team shirt please order soon.
World Indoor Archery Championships 2021
The EFAA are pleased to announce that we are hosting the 2021 World Indoor Archery Championships to be held in Kent from 15th to 20th February 2021.
Registration is now open at www.wiac2021.co.uk, where more details can be found.
Here's How to get Qualifying Scores
You will require two scores on your card, either a Standard Indoor Round, the Flint Indoor Round or the World Indoor Mail Match.
A few ways you can achieve these scores are:
- Attend the EFAA Indoor Championships 2020 on Sunday 16th (This counts as 2 shoots).
- Attend another National Championships – SFAA or WFAA Indoors 2021. NIFAA Indoor Championships 4th April 2020. (2 rounds on the same day would class as 2 shoots)
- Attend EIAC 2020
- Compete in the World Indoor Mail Match at a venue of your choice in Jan, Feb and March. Please see the link for more details: https://www.ifaa-archery.org/index.php/2019-world-indoor-archery-mail-match
- Host a classification shoot at an indoor venue for local archers.
Team of Club 2019
The winning club of 2019 were Whitemark.
They had a strong lead over second place Kings Forest Bowmen, by 37 points. Black Eagle came in third place this year after being the 2018 Champions.
Remember, the more archers shoot for your club, the higher up the table your club can get!
Please click here to see the results.
The New Merlin Field Archery Club!
We would like to introduce the new Merlin Field Archery Club. After 3 years of existence, we have moved into the realms of a ‘normal’ club. Like Bambi’s first steps, we are emerging from the wonderful support of Merlin Archery and have founded our own committee. This is a new era for the club and we would like to express our immense gratitude to Chris Jones for his passion to create the club and Ben Jones for his continued support for the club to get to its current success. We have a strong committee of 6: Ben Jones (President); Ash Cowie (Chair); Carol Smith (Secretary); James Cowie (Treasurer); Chris Cant (Range Officer); Andrew Lamb (Records and Tournaments Officer & Safeguarding Officer).
We look forward to seeing you all at our 28 target course over the next year. We will be hosting the Spring Champs, hold a classification every 4th Sunday and will have our annual Chris Jones memorial shoot in May.
See you soon!
EFAA AGM Update Notice - National Records
Following the EFAA AGM held on 16th November 2019 it was proposed that only one record (either Adult or Veteran) can be claimed at a round and that a
competitor must notify the shoot admin at the start of the day (not after shooting) which record they are attempting to achieve.
This proposal was accepted unanimously by those in attendance and will therefore be effective from the 1st January 2020.
Black Eagle Bowmen - Charity Shoot at 2019 National 3D Championships
Black Eagle Bowmen are please to let you know that £75 was raised for Macmillan Cancer Care from the Archery Darts Challenge held on Sunday 20th October after the National 3D championships.
Thank you from the
Black eagle Bowmen Committee
WhiteMark Bowmen - Christmas Shoot 29th December 2019
3D predator and prey the White Mark way – Christmas Shoot 2019
Please note that White Mark Bowmen's Christmas Shoot, on Sunday 29th December, will be a 3D Fun Shoot insead of the Marked 3D round that was originally scheduled. Shoot fees and timings are unchanged.
For more details see Alan Crowe's article in the next issue of Field Archer.
General Secretary, White Mark Bowmen
2019 National Championships Results
Results from the National Championships have been added.
Please note a correction has been made regarding 'The Club with the most Members Attending'.
Please accept my apologies I had miscounted and there were equal numbers of members from both Kings Forest and White Mark so the trophy will be held 6 months each club.
EFAA Tournaments Officer
Disability Awareness Course
EFAA Member Keith Burton has arranged the above course - details below: -
The course is open to all, not just archery coaches and is run by Tim Hazell and Pippa Britton.
Tim Hazell is one of the most successful Paralympic Coaches in Britain. and Pippa Britton is a Paralympian archer, who has attended both the Bejing and London Paralympic Games in 2008 and 2012 respectively.
This is to take place from 09:00 to 14:00 on 2nd November at:
Perivale Community Centre
Horsenden Lane South
The fee is £45.00. Start time 09:00, please arrive before 08:45 for registration.
If you are interested or have further questions Keith Burton can be contacted at email@example.com
***2019 3D Championships Latest Info***
The 3D Championships latest!
As previously announced it is with great sadness that Broadland Bowmen have lost their woodland and as yet the council have not been able to find anything suitable and safe for them to shoot in. Therefore the 3D Championships will NOT be taking place at Broadland.
The EFAA Committee have approached a number of clubs and Black Eagle Bowmen have kindly agreed to allow the EFAA Committee to put the shoot on in their woods. So the 3D Championships will now take place on 19 and 20 October 2019 at Black Eagle Bowmen, West Wood, Near Souldrop. North Bedfordshire.
Food and drinks will be available on both days, however in an effort to reduce some of the plastic waste the club have asked that each archer bring their own cup/mug that they will happily fill for you.
Entry on the web site is open and currently there is plenty of space, we look forward to welcoming you all there.
Tournaments Officer on behalf of the EFAA Committee
European Bowhunter Championships - France - 2020 - Don't Delay
Any EFAA Archers thinking of going to France next year for the EBHC you must please Register soon. Their site has only been open a couple of days and there are already over 800 entries. Don’t miss out, book quick.
While the vast majority of members always conduct themselves in a correct and courteous manner, unfortunately, there have been instances this year when committee members have been subjected to confrontational, aggressive behaviour while going about their committee roles. This results in anger and stress for the people concerned when they are trying to organise and manage events on behalf of members of our association. To those of you who consider confrontational, aggressive behaviour to be acceptable, be assured, it is not acceptable for any member of the EFAA to be subjected to such behaviour in any circumstances. Also remember, at the discretion of the EFAA committee, any person / persons considered guilty of such behaviour can and will be excluded from an event and in exceptional circumstances, can have their EFAA membership revoked. If, at any time or at any EFAA event, you have an issue that concerns you, please approach and speak with a committee member in a civil manner.
Broadland Bowmen Classifications
Please note all the remaining classification shoots for this year at Broadland Bowmen have all been cancelled.
2019 Spring Open & Team Championships
Results from the Spring Open & Team Championships have been added.
European Indoor Archery Championships 18th to 21st March 2020
Details now available for next years European Indoor Championships in Northern Ireland.
Click Here for details
Clive Moss EFAA member now has B&B accommodation available in Norfolk
Follow this link to enquire or book.
£70 per night for two people with continental breakfast via booking.com or £65 per night booked direct.
**Membership Fee Increase**
Reminder when joining or renewing your membership for 2019, please ensure you pay the correct fee.
to please check Following the acceptance of a proposal presented at the 2018 EFAA AGM, the EFAA adult membership fee will increase to £25.00 per annum and the family membership fee increased to £50.00 per annum from 1st January 2019. All other membership fees will remain unchanged.
Please note that due increasing costs and general financial uncertainties, the membership fees will be reviewed more frequently in future and this increase may prove to be incremental.
CHANGE TO THE ISSUE OF THE AGM AGENDA
We are currently operating in a period of risings costs and decreasing income. Unfortunately, we are also experiencing a reduction in membership numbers compared with recent years. With these facts in mind, the committee are investigating several areas where the Association’s running costs can be reduced without any resultant, detrimental effect to the function of the Association and its members.
Commencing with the 2019 AGM, the agenda will no longer be posted to all members. Instead, it will be posted on the EFAA website. We are aware that not all members have internet access, if you require an agenda to be posted to you, please contact the General Secretary. Contact details are in the Field Archer magazine. For those members without the facility to print a copy of the agenda from the website, copies will be available at the AGM. Taking this action will result in a significant saving in postage and printing costs without any loss of information provided to members.
2019 EFAA AGM FIRST NOTICE
THE 2019 AGM OF THE ENGLISH FIELD ARCHERY ASSOCIATION WILL TAKE PLACE ON SATURDAY 16TH NOVEMBER.
THE MEETING WILL BE HELD IN THE PINES FUNCTION ROOM, THE CROSSROADS HOTEL, WEEDON, NORTHAMPTON, NN7 4PX.
MEETING TO COMMENCE 10.30am
TEA AND COFFEE WILL BE AVAILABLE ON ARRIVAL.
All matters for inclusion on the agenda of the AGM must reach the General Secretary by 7th October 2019.
Proposals to be put to the AGM shall be in writing and bear the signature of the proposer and seconder, who must both be adult honorary, life or Individual members of EFAA further, either or both signatories shall attend the AGM to discuss their proposal.
For the election of officers at the AGM all nominations, in writing, bearing the signature of the proposer, seconder and nominee, who must all be adult honorary, life or individual members of the EFAA, shall reach the General Secretary by 17th October 2019.
Committee Nomination Forms are available from the General Secretary.
EFAA General Secretary.
Please note with immediate effect the cost for Spot Badges has increased to £5 to help cover the cost of providing them.
The EFAA Commitee
2019-2020 Tournament Shirts Orders Open
The 2019-2020 Tournament Shirts are now available to order, click here for details
2018 AGM - Message From The President
Over the last many years, we have been lucky to have a great team of workers and members who have given many hours of their own time to ensure the smooth running of our association. I have long been an advocate of having understudies for all of our Committee positions. I would like you all to join with me in thanking Bela and Mike for their years of hard work on this our committee. Not only have they done the jobs they were elected to do, but over the last year they have been training understudies to do their jobs when they stood down. So with Mike training Ian and Bella working with Allison all went well. This year at the AGM both Mike and Bella decided to stand down and give the new bloods a go on the committee. Due to all of their work the transition was very smooth from the old to the new . This was thanks to, as I said before, Bella and Mike.
So once again, thank you from all of us, for all you have done on behalf of the EFAA.
2018 AGM - Changes
UPDATES FOLLOWING THE 2018 AGM.
In addition to the forthcoming increase in membership fees, please note the following updates.
- Alison De Burgh is now the Merchandising Officer.
- Ian Brown is now the Range Charter Officer and will also continue in his role of PRO.
- The proposal to reduce ELB incentive and classification scores was rejected but the issue will be raised at future IFAA European and World Council meetings as appropriate.
- Following the acceptance of TRB style last year, the Hunting Style category is removed from EFAA rules.
- Dogs will not be permitted on an EFAA shooting range / course for the duration of shooting at national tournaments, except for registered guide dogs.
- A new Super Veterans category, (65 years +) recently agreed at an IFAA World Council meeting, will not be accepted by the EFAA.
- In line with a new IFAA ruling, the EFAA will accept and introduce all bow styles in the cub division.
- Steve awarded the 2018 Presidents Award to Chris Jones. Ben Jones accepted the award at the meeting.
- Black Eagle Bowmen won the Team of the Year Award. A full results list is on the website.
- Please ensure that if you wish to claim a veteran record, your score card must state ‘veteran’ on the front of the card. It is the archer’s responsibility to ensure that their score card is completed correctly.
Obituary - Chris Jones
It is with great sadness we must announce the passing of Chris Jones, founder of Merlin Archery. He lost his battle with cancer at home on 1st September in the presence of his wife and 4 sons.
Among many things, Chris was instrumental in the introduction of compound bows to the UK. His innovative designs, entrepreneurial drive and commitment to archery have touched so many people around the world.
He will be sorely missed.
The President's Award
The EFAA are looking for members who have gone above and beyond for the president’s award. Do you know someone who has made a significant contribution to the association who deserves to be recognised? It could be a significant contribution at club or national level or significant achievement.
Please send your nominations with their reason / explanation to firstname.lastname@example.org. The final decision will be made by the EFAA president.
Obituary - Gladys Ingham
It is with great sadness that we announce Gladys Ingham sadly passed away in the early hours of this morning. She was in a nursing home but was taken to hospital yesterday with a chest infection but sadly it took her. She was coming up 92.
The Funeral is being held on 14th March at Friskney Church at 12:30. Family flowers only please. Afterwards at The Barley Mow. Everyone is welcome to attend both. All donations will be to The Air Ambulance.
Obituary - David Till
It is with great sadness that the EFAA wish to announce that David Till, one of its earliest members, passed away peacefully on 26th January, surrounded by his family. Jo, his daughter, has asked us to let everyone know of his passing and also to let people know the details of his funeral.
It will take place on 23rd February at 11:15am at St Norbert's Catholic Church, Fieldside, Crowle, North Lincs. Followed by a cremation at the local crematorium.
Jo has told us that any of Dave's friends would be welcome. If anyone would like any further information please contact Dave Underwood who is in contact with Jo.
IFAA Executive Ruling - Barebow Finger Tabs
The IFAA Executive has received various queries about the legality of certain finger tabs for the Barebow Shooting styles.
The ruling by the Technical Committee and the Executive Council is as follows:
Many finger tabs show stitches on the inside of the tab, which may or may not be used by the archer to determine the hand position for each shooting distance. These stitches are an integral part of the finger tab design of the manufacturer. Such stitching, irrespective of design or how elaborate, is not considered to contravene Rule 1a of the Barebow Shooting style, provided that such stitching is an integral part of the manufacturer’s design. Any tabs with stitching or markings that are not part of the design but added by the archer, are considered illegal and such tabs may not be used in the Barebow shooting style.
Omission From 2017 EFAA/IFAA Rule Book
Our thanks to Fred Wells for informing the committee of an omission from the recently issued 2017 EFAA/IFAA Rule Book.
New IFAA IQ Retina Lock Built-in Bow Sight Ruling
The IFAA have published a ruling on the use of the IQ Retina Lock Built-in Sight. It is only legal in FU and FS styles.
Details of the ruling can be found here
The EFAA is pleased to announce that a New Range Of Merchandise has been launched. Full details on the merchandise page.
Online Shoot Payments
Online Membership Payments
The shoot calendar has been updated to include all of the shoot dates that have been notified to us. If there are any amendments to your clubs shoot dates, or you need to send in next years dates, please email email@example.com with the details. This will email Web Manager, Field Archer Editor, Membership Secretary & Range Officer