Around the beginning of February, each year, a small Suffolk club, Sudbury Tudor Archers, hold their signature open competition. Timed to celebrate Valentines day and normally pulling in archers all over East Anglia; Recurve, Longbow, Compound, Barebow, all classes are encouraged for the WA 25 rounds held at their indoor venue.
However, in recent years, the competition has grown in popularity, and with the enthusiasm of the club’s chairperson filtering down to the club members, and the advice and support of the local circuit judges (Richard Pilkington, Paul Clark and Deb Horn..) has enabled the event this year to be run as a National Record Status shoot; a real feather in the club’s cap!
This bought nearly 100 archers to the event, which was fully booked, from all over the country. Café catering, as ever was laid on and 2 massive raffle events interspersed the day, itself split with morning and afternoon rounds being available.
So successful was the day, that already there are discussions as to whether next years is a WORLD record status shoot.
From small nocks do mighty arrows fly!!