Tournament Results 1960

The 252nd Recorded Meeting in the 288th year of
The Society of Archers
held at Abbeydale Park, Sheffield, Yorkshire
on Saturday the 2nd day of July 1960

Abbeydale Park 2nd July 1960

On Saturday the 2nd of July 1960, sixty Archers assembled at Abbeydale Park, Sheffield, for the first time in its history, to compete for the Antient Scorton Silver Arrow and other trophies, it being the 252nd competition.

Pursuant to custom lots were drawn for order of shooting and in a light breeze, warm but dull weather shooting commenced at eleven o’clock.

The first item of note was that the arrow of Mr M Robinson did pierce the Red thus he became Lieutenant and holder of the Silver Bugle for the ensuing year.

The second item of note and be it remembered for the first time in the history of the Arrow Messrs W J Kirk and C H R Batty became Joint Captains when their 14th arrows pierced the inner gold and each arrow measured exactly the same distance from the centre, may it be also be noted that they were on the same target and members of the same club.

Shooting continued until lunch when wine with an excellent fare was partaken.

Be it remembered that after lunch the minutes of the last meeting were read, confirmed and duly signed by the retiring Captain.

Be it remembered that a vote of thanks was recorded for those whose work had made the meeting a success.

Shooting continued a further 2 hours after lunch and may it be remembered that Mr J Oldfield did on 3 consecutive ends get 2 golds, thereby creating a feat never having been previously recorded, also may it be regretfully recorded that an archer was stopped from shooting & ordered off the field for cheating. At the conclusion of the shooting tea was taken.

Be it remembered that the prizes were gracefully presented by the Mistress Cutler-Mrs Bovill to whom a very hearty vote of thanks was accorded by the company.

Thus a most enjoyable meeting was concluded and here follows the names of prize winners and scores of all Archers.


The Scorton Trophies
Captain of the ArrowW J Kirk, C H R batty
Lieutenant of the ArrowM Robinson
The Horn Spoon for Worst WhiteH Gascoyne
The Thirsk Insignia for Yorkshiremen
The Silver Arrow & Gold Quiver, for Highest ScoreJ R Oldfield
The Thirsk Bugle for most HitsM Robinson
The Thirsk Silver Medal for Best GoldS Snow
The Subscription Trophies
The Gold Medal for the Captain of NumbersJ R Oldfield
The Gold Medal for the Highest ScoreD Harness
The Phillips Cup for the Best Gold of the MeetingS Snow
Competition Judge


The Antient Silver Arrow