Tournament Results 1987

The 279th Recorded Meeting in the 315th year of
The Society of Archers
was held at Easingwold, North Yorkshire
on the 30th day of May 1987

The Clerks Report

Be it remembered and recorded that on 30th May 1987, for the first occasion in the history of the Society, more than one hundred Archers assembled at Easingwold for the 279th Recorded Meeting.

Of the 124 Gentlemen present, 69 were Longbowmen.

The first item of note was the winning of the Silver Bugle of the Lieutenancy by Mr Mick Fitzpatrick. The next item to be recorded was the winning of the Captaincy by Mr Jonathan Stuart. The morning shooting continued to complete the period of two hours whereafter the Gentlemen repaired to luncheon.

The afternoon shooting of a further two hours was followed by tea and the presentation of the Trophies by the Captain’s Lady, Mrs Joan Crees.


The Scorton Trophies
Captain of the ArrowJonathan Stuart
Lieutenant of the ArrowMick Fitzpatrick
The Horn Spoon for Worst WhiteChirs Line
The Ben Hird Sword for most Hits, LongbowDon Ellis
The Alain Holt Ladle for Highest Score, LongbowDr Sam Brock
The Thirsk Insignia for Yorkshiremen
The Silver Arrow & Gold Quiver, for Highest ScoreS Williams
The Thirsk Bugle for most HitsK Jackson
The Thirsk Silver Medal for Best GoldMick Fitzpatrick
The Subscription Trophies
The Gold Medal for the Captain of NumbersCarl Hanson
The Gold Medal for the Highest ScoreS Williams
The Phillips Cup for the Best Gold of the MeetingMick Fitzpatrick
The Sweepstakes
Best GoldMick Fitzpatrick
Second BestJohn Seddon
Third BestGordon Salmon
Most GoldsChris Line
Second MostE R Woodhouse, Colin
Chapman & Peter Davies
Third MostTied


Retired: J Odd (Snr), D Edwards, J Odd (Jun), K Morrison, C Batty.
Entered but did not shoot:
Sam Henderson, John Chichester-Constable, Ian Featonby, S James, R Wild.

Minutes of the 1987 Meeting

The 279th Recorded Meeting was preceded by the Loyal Toast and opened with the toasts to the Society, the Arrow and to the Captain and Lieutenant Elect.

The Minutes of the 278th Meeting were read by the Lieutenant, approved by the Gentlemen present and signed.

Apologies were presented by Past Captains: Sam Henderson, Bill Kirk, Frank Berry, Barry Norbury and from the Lord Lieutenant of North Yorkshire, also from Dr N Brooke, B Wilkinson, A Armstrong and Mrs D Arnold, on behalf of her late husband.

The Clerk dealt with correspondence, commencing with the honour accorded to the Society in the personal message from H M The Queen, in response to our Loyal address.

The subject of a fund to deal with unexpected expenses was discussed at length. It was firmly endorsed that the expenses of a meeting would continue to be borne by all the Gentlemen taking part or entering, but provision for items of an unexpected nature would be considered by the Council of Captains and a report and recommendations would be set before the next meeting. A resolution to this effect was passed.

The meeting closed with the thanks of Members to all those who had contributed to the enjoyment of the day.

Be it recorded that the Gentlemen present subscribed £125.00 to a Reserve Fund, to which the Hambleton District Sports Council contributed a further £50.00; the monies received being placed in a Building Society.

The Antient Silver Arrow