Tournament Results 1985

The 277th Recorded Meeting in the 313th year of
The Society of Archers
was held at Scorton, North Yorkshire
on the 25th day of May 1985

The Clerks Report

Be it recorded that at 10.00 o’clock on the morning of 25th May 1985, 96 gentlemen assembled for the 277th Recorded Meeting in the 313th year of the Society.

Be it further recorded that this number is the highest number in the records of the Society and that there were 42 Longbowmen at this meeting.

The first item of note was the striking of the Red at the first end by several gentlemen but that of Mr Jim Melvin a longbowman was adjudged the best there by making Mr Melvin Lieutenant Elect for the ensuing year.

The next item of note was an excellent shot by Mr Paul Scudamore in the inner gold causing him to be elected as Captain Elect for the following year.

Shooting continued in fair conditions until luncheon, which was taken at the Village Hall. The luncheon was followed by the Annual Meeting of the Society then a further two hours of shooting.

The Arrow and other awards were presented by the Captain’s Lady at the conclusion of the meeting.

Collected for the Poor of the Parish £24.00

Judge – George F Thorley


The Scorton Trophies
Captain of the ArrowP Scudamore
Lieutenant of the ArrowJim Melvin
The Horn Spoon for Worst WhiteF Crow
The Ben Hird Sword for most Hits, LongbowM Brooke
The Alain Holt Ladle for Highest Score, LongbowD Ellis
The Thirsk Insignia for Yorkshiremen
The Silver Arrow & Gold Quiver, for Highest ScoreP Davies
The Thirsk Bugle for most HitsS James
The Thirsk Silver Medal for Best GoldP Scudamore
The Subscription Trophies
The Gold Medal for the Captain of NumbersP Davies
The Gold Medal for the Highest ScoreS James
The Phillips Cup for the Best Gold of the MeetingP Scudamore
The Sweepstakes
Best GoldP Scudamore
Second BestR Greaves
Third BestD Sample
Most GoldsA Abbott
Second MostS James
Third MostD Gardner


Minutes of the 1985 Meeting

Following the Loyal Toast and Toasts to the Arrow, the Society, the Captain Elect and Lieutenant Elect, the Lieutenant was requested to read the minutes of the 1984 meeting. These were duly signed by the Captain.

Matters arising:- Longbows – It was agreed that the Rules of the British Longbow Society be our guide to the use of the Longbow. It was also agreed that self nocks would be acceptable in addition to horn nocks.

It was resolved that the letter ‘L’ be noted in the Results List to indicate a Longbowman, particularly now that the ranks of Longbowmen are increasing.

The Clerk then dealt with apologies & correspondence commencing with Her Majesty’s gracious reply to our Loyal Message.

There being no further business the meeting was closed and the Gentlemen withdrew to continue shooting at 2.45pm.

The Antient Silver Arrow