Tournament Results 1954

The 246th Recorded Meeting in the 282nd year of
The Society of Archers
held at Ben Rhydding, Yorkshire
on Saturday the 12th day of June 1954

Ben Rhydding 12th June 1954

Captain Elect Mr David V Connell with his winning arrow

The two hundred and forty sixth annual meeting of the Society was held on Saturday the twelfth of June at Ben Rhydding Sports Club near Ilkley, where seventy archers gathered to compete for the Antient Silver Arrow and other prizes.

After drawing lots for targets and order of shooting the Lieutenant blew on his bugle and shooting commenced in sunshine with a fair breeze blowing up the valley.

Be it ever remembered that in the very first end the inner Gold was pierced twice, once by Mr J Bannister with his second arrow and again, more centrally by Mr D V Connell of Selby with his first arrow, who thus became Captain elect.

Also at the same first end the red was pierced by an arrow shot by Mr F Wells of Leeds, who thus became Lieutenant and holder of the Silver Bugle for the ensuing year.

Shooting then continued for other trophies and prizes and after two hours an excellent lunch was partaken with the Captain in the pavilion.

After lunch the minutes of the previous meeting were read, agreed and signed by the retiring Captain. Votes of thanks were accorded to all those persons whose help had made such a perfect meeting possible.

Shooting then continued for a further two hours in the afternoon and at the conclusion, after tea, the trophies and sweepstakes were presented to the winners by Mrs Ben Hird, the Lady Paramount.


The Scorton Trophies
Captain of the ArrowDavid V Connell
Lieutenant of the ArrowF Wells
The Horn Spoon for Worst WhiteN Brook
The Thirsk Insignia for Yorkshiremen
The Silver Arrow & Gold Quiver, for Highest ScoreJ S Jowett
The Thirsk Bugle for most HitsE Chattaway
The Thirsk Silver Medal for Best GoldE Riley
The Subscription Trophies
The Gold Medal for the Captain of NumbersJ S jowett
The Gold Medal for the Highest ScoreA E Williams
The Phillips Cup for the Best Gold of the MeetingK Pryke
Competition Judge


The Antient Silver Arrow