Tournament Results 1993

The 285th Recorded Meeting in the 321st year of
The Society of Archers
was held at Liversedge, West Yorkshire
on the 22nd May 1993

The Clerks Report

Let it be remembered that a record number of 132 Gentlemen met at Liversedge on 22nd May 1993 for the 285th Recorded Meeting of the Society. Of those present, 92 were longbowmen.

The Lieutenancy was won in the first end by Mr Terry Hand and later the Captaincy was secured by Mr Chris Line of Selby.

The Meeting enjoyed excellent weather and fine surroundings provided by the Whitcliffe Mount Archers.

Luncheon and the Annual Meeting followed the morning shoot. A further two hours shooting in the afternoon concluded with the tea and the presentation of the Arrow and Trophies by the Captain’s Lady, Mrs Ken Moss.

For the Poor of the Parish collected by the Judge, £96.60

On the line: 132 Gentlemen, of whom 92 were Longbowmen – a little over 69%


The Scorton Trophies
Captain of the ArrowChris Line
Lieutenant of the ArrowTerry Hand
The Horn Spoon for Worst WhiteAlan Flanagin
The Ben Hird Sword for most Hits, LongbowDon Ellis
The Alain Holt Ladle for Highest Score, LongbowGordon Aldred
The Thirsk Insignia for Yorkshiremen
The Silver Arrow & Gold Quiver, for Highest ScoreIan Huntingdon
The Thirsk Bugle for most HitsMark Hayes
The Thirsk Silver Medal for Best GoldChris Line
The Subscription Trophies
The Gold Medal for the Captain of NumbersMark Hayes
The Gold Medal for the Highest ScoreGary Aldred
The Phillips Cup for the Best Gold of the MeetingTed Kelly
The Sweepstakes
Best GoldTed Kelly
Second BestChris Line
Third BestNoel Lawrence
Most GoldsMark Hayes
Second MostArthur King &
Ian Huntingdon
Third MostTied


There were 136 entries, 4 fell by the wayside.
One entry from Canada (Ted Kelly), kindly asked the Society to look after the Phillips Cup which he won.

Particular thanks to our hosts, the Whitcliffe Mount Archers, who had to carry everything quite a distance, up and down fairly steep slopes, due to buildingworks in progress, but perfect weather and setting made for a most enjoyable day.

Minutes of the 1993 Meeting

The minutes of the 284th Recorded Meeting were read by the Lieutenant and signed by the Captain.

The Clerk read the gracious reply from Her Majesty the Queen to our loyal address. Apologies were received from Adam Abbott, Michael Brooke, Alec Harbisher, Michael Leach and Derek White.

A full discussion on the relationship between the longbow and the curly bow resulted in the present arrangements being left unchanged. It was also resolved that the fine replica of the Arrow, made by Norman Edwards, should be known as the Captains Arrow, reflecting the purpose for which it was provided.

The Clerk reported that the Reserve Fund now stood at £1792.53, including interest and the Administrative Fund was £61.67.

Stan Snow was confirmed as Deputy Clerk on the recommendation of the Council of Captains.

Donations from Derek White, Noel Lawrence and John Owen were gratefully acknowledged.

The Antient Silver Arrow