Hello Fellow Archerombies

Don’t forget the shoot at our Club this week end. Details below.

Take care and have fun

Regards

Peter Mc [?]

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*INVITATION – National Qualifying and Ranking Event – Sunday, 15 February
201 5*
Single or Double WA 720 Rounds at 70 m, 60 m or 50 m

Single or Double AA 720 Rounds at 50 m, 45 m or 35 m

(Refer to Schedule 9A – Official Target Archery Rounds)

*Fees*

Adults: $15 per single round (or $20 for double rounds)

Under 18: $12 per single round (or $16 for double rounds)

A delicious lunch will be available for $5, following the morning round

Fees can be paid online using PayPal or Credit Card or in cash on the day

Payment on the day will incur a 50% late fee

*TimesTimesTimes Times*

Equipment inspection for the morning round will begin at 08:30 followed by
a minimum of 20 minutes practice after which scoring will commence

Equipment inspection for the afternoon round will begin at 12:30 followed
by a minimum of 20 minutes practice after which scoring will commence

Please register for the Event via the Archer’s Diary Electronic scoring
will be available to archers through I Scored Today

Please pay for the Event via the CALENDAR on our website

Go to 15 February 2015 & click on the link, or use the following:

http://centenaryarchers.org.au/events/2015-02-qre-cac/

Please ensure that you bring your current AA membership card with you as
you may not participate without proof of current membership

Don’t forget to “Slip Slop Slap Seek Slide” Please note that, while toilet
facilities are available, there is no potable water available on site; so
bring along your own drinking water

*ENTRIES CLOSE: Midnight, Friday, 13 February 201 5*

For further details contact Phil Buhot (tournaments@centenaryarchers.org.au
or phone 0412 200 436)

Centenary Archers Club, 427 Wacol Station Road, SUMNER QLD 4074

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Thanks to the internet:

Do you wish to gain expertise in archery sports? Originated in the later
Paleolithic period, this game has undergone evolution down the years. It is
unwise to think that it is just a simple game only played with bows and
arrows. On the contrary, an archer has to develop skills to excel as a
performer. Besides, knowledge of modern devices and techniques is necessary
if an archer wishes to gain an edge over his competitors. Do you still want
to know more? Here are a few interesting facts about archery that you would
like to be familiar with.

*Design of recurve bows*

In the modern Olympics, recurve bows might look hi-tech and chic and it is
inspired by archery design that dated back to more than three thousand and
five hundred years ago.

*Book on Archery*

Toxophilus, the first book on the archery sport was written by Roger
Ascham. It was in the year 1545. Roger coined the term Toxophilus from two
words in Greek language. In Greek, these words mean lover of bow. Toxophily
is the term used to denote science of archery.

*First use of bows or arrows*

In 2340BC, the Babylonians first used arrows as well as bows for warfare
activities.

*‘Robin Hood’ technique*

If one arrow hits another one dead on and then splits it or even embedded
inside it, it is known as Robin Hood.

*Another name of crossbow arrow*

Archers use crossbow arrows for launching projectiles and it also has
trigger as well as stock just like rifle. This type of arrow is called
quarrel 9 or a bolt.

*Clout Archery*

In this outdoor archery game the archer throws arrows at greater distance.
He or she shoots nearly six arrows and then when the person signaled
proceeds to next target. This type of archery comprises thirty six arrows.

*Archery in Olympics*

In 1900 Olympic Games, the archers used live pigeons as their targets. When
the archers focus to a target almost ninety meters away, size of target is
just like size of thumbtack being held just at an arm’s length. There are
different classifications for the Olympic sports like cycling, gymnastics
and swimming but there is only one classification for this type of sport.

*Popular archers*

Lottie Dod was the winner of Wimbledon’s female singles for five time
between 1887 and 1893. He was a golf champion and also won silver medal in
Olympic archery sports event in 1908. Oscar winner Geena Davis ranked
twenty-fourth in United States archery championship for women in the year
1999.

*Archery as national game*

Archery is the national sport of the beautiful country of Bhutan.

*Women archers*

Archery was the sole sport in the Olympics where female sportsmen would
participate. Later, women participated in swimming as well as
track-cum-field sports events in 1912 and 1928 respectively.

In the year 1908, Sybil “Queenie” Newall, a famous archer from Great
Britain, was the oldest female to win individual gold medal during Olympic
Games. Since the year 1896, more than one hundred and twenty archers who
won over 180 medals were more than fifty years old. At the year of sixty
three, a woman archer namely Eliza Pollock won a gold medal and then two
bronze medals in the archery sports in 1904 Olympic sports.

*Archery’s theme song*

It is important to note that theme tune of archer namely Barwick Green was
composed by famous composer Arthur Wood. Do you know that it was played for
more than 76,000 times? Later in the year 1972, The Yetties, a famous
English folk group, recorded another wonderful tune.

*Archery as art form *

A conventional form of archery namely Kyudo is considered to be an
exclusive art form in Japan.
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