The Ascham Society
The Ascham Silver Arrow


Founded in 1976, The Ascham Silver Arrow is a Ladies equivalent of the
Scorton Silver Arrow but shot at a shorter distance of 80 yards.
In the absence of having their own website, we have featured a few
brief details for the Ladies competition, along with an entry form.

It is on very similar lines to the Scorton Silver Arrow competition (but of course being Ladies,
does not have any swear bags!) - and is a highly enjoyable and popular
event for Ladies in the Archery calendar.
(Please scroll down page for more details and Entry Form)


THE ASCHAM SOCIETY
Cordially invites Ladies to compete for
THE ASCHAM SILVER ARROW
And Other Trophies
On
Saturday, 15th September, 2007
At
Selby Archery Club
Sandhill Lane, Selby (Selby Rugby Club)
(hosted by Selby Archery Club)
Commencing in the morning at 11.00 a.m.
(assemble at 10.30 a.m.)





Rules for the Meeting

· The competition shall be open to all ladies of 18 years and over who are members of, or affiliated to GNAS and FITA.
· The Ascham Silver Arrow will be awarded to the lady archer who first pierces the inner Gold at 80 yards. Should there be two or more arrows at one end, the arrow nearest the pinhole shall be adjudged the winner.
· Other trophies will be awarded for:
First or best Red (Recurve or Longbow)
Most Hits (Recurve) Most Hits (Longbow)
Best Gold (Recurve) Best Gold (Longbow)
Highest Score (Recurve) Highest Score (Longbow)
Most Golds (Recurve) Most Golds (Longbow)
Most Reds (R & L) Most Blues (R & L)
Most Blacks (R or L) Most Whites (R or L)
Worst White (Recurve) Worst White (Longbow)
Most Greens (R or L)
Team Prize (1 Recurve and 1 Longbow archer from the same Club)
The winners of The Ascham Silver Arrow and First, or Best Red are also eligible to win other trophies e.g. Worst White, Best Gold and Team. Ties or equal scores will be resolved according to the current GNAS Rules of Shooting.
· Shooting will be at 80 yards, two ways, three arrows only per end. The inner gold shall be a black disk 2" in diameter. Any none scoring arrow is a "green".
· Shooting shall commence at 11.00 a.m. and continue for one and one half hours after which luncheon shall be taken. Competitors are expected to take lunch and wine with The Society and failure to do so may result in exclusion from the afternoons' shooting. Grace will be said before lunch. During the lunch the Chairman will propose the Loyal Toast and toast to The Ascham Silver Arrow and First and Second Ladies. At the conclusion of the meal the Chairman may give a short address.
· The competition will continue for a further one and one half hours after luncheon. Tea and the award of The Ascham Silver Arrow and other trophies will follow the end of the shooting.
· A subscription "Gold Sweep" is optional, the proceeds being divided:
Best Gold 50% of sweep
Second Best Gold 30% of sweep
Third Best Gold 20% of sweep
· Ladies are placed on their honour to keep their own scores accurately and completely and to submit their scores at the close of the Tournament.
· Compound and crossbows are excluded.
· The cost of the meeting shall be borne by all competitors equally and guests or gentlemen accompanying lady competitors will be required to contribute to the costs of the meals taken. Payment for entry is required in full with the entry form.
Enquiries may be addressed to: Andrew Neal, Tel.no.: 01757 249233 Chapel View, 43a Main Street, Riccall, York, YO19 6QD



ENTRY FORM
THE ASCHAM SILVER ARROW TOURNAMENT SATURDAY, 15th SEPTEMBER, 2007

ENTRY FEE: £14.00 for competitors. £12.00 for guests (restricted to two with each competitor)

The fee covers sherry/morning coffee and biscuits, luncheon and afternoon tea.
Wine will be provided by The Society at the luncheon.

To: Andrew Neal, Chapel View, 43a Main Street, Riccall, York, YO19 6QD

Please enter my name for the Tournament

Name.................................................................................................................................

Address..............................................................................................................................

........................................................................................................................................

Telephone No..........................GNAS No............................ Club.............................................

I wish to shoot LONGBOW/RECURVE*

Number of guests accompanying Competitors.......................

*Delete as appropriate.

I enclose a cheque/postal order for £........................ made payable to The Ascham Society as payment for the expenses of the meeting and I agree to abide by the Rules of The Ascham Society relating to the Competition.

Signed..................................................................Date........................................................

Closing date for entries is Saturday, 8th September, 2007 (the early closing date is to allow for catering arrangements).



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