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!
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
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 committee are pleased to announce that the club to host the EFAA National Championships on 9th and 10th September 2017, will be White Mark Bowmen. The committee would like to extend their thanks to White Mark for their offer. On Line entry for this shoot will be available and will open after the Spring Team Champs.
The Club Of The Year
The Club Of The Year was presented at the AGM. Take a look at the Team Page to see the results
Web Site Update
Registration for the WBHC 2017 in Italy has now closed
We have received a huge number of registrations, more than 2000, the vast majority of them already confirmed with fee's payment.
We want to explain, because many of you asked, why we put a 30 days deadline for the payment, as well as other issues about the registration procedure.
Our goal was to avoid the problems with registrations as happened in previous Championships (i.e. EBHC 2016) with a huge number of participants.
Your enthusiasm and desire of participation was proved overwhelming, but we are very confident that this "formula" prevented those early registrations made by archers only interested in reserving themselves a place, but not really committed to attend. We think that registrations followed by fee's payments are the best confirmations for all of you.
In the "News" and "Registration ⇒ Info" sections of this website you will find the list of the participants who have paid the registration fee.
So stay tuned on this website because you will find regular updates and all the official news about the WBHC.
President of the Compagnia Arcieri della Concordia - 09FRED
D. T. WBHC 2017
Remember the EFAA AGM is Saturday, 26th November 2016. To be held at The Crossroads Hotel, High Street, Weedon NN7 4PX at 10.30am.
Broadland Bowmen Shoot
Due the fading light conditions the classification shoot at BROADLAND BOWMEN on Sunday 20th November will start at 9.30 am
Change of date for the AGM
Owing to unforeseen circumstances the EFAA AGM has been moved to 26 November 2016
to be held at The Crossroads Hotel, High Street, Weedon NN7 4PX at 10.30am.
All dates for proposals and nominations for committee members remain unchanged.