Tournament Results 2022

The 313th Recorded Meeting in the 350th year of The Society of Archers
was held at Harrogate Rugby Club
on Saturday 21st May 2022

The Clerks Report

The 21st day of May 2022 saw gentlemen gather at Harrogate Rugby Club for the 313th Recorded meeting of the Antient Scorton Silver Arrow Tournament. 72 gentlemen shot with 59 carrying the longbow.

Lieutenant Chris Battersby sounded the bugle to bring the gentleman to order. The Captain, Tom Fewz welcomed everyone to the shoot. The Clerk advised the Arrow had been returned and was available to be shot for, reminding the gentleman of their responsibilities.

Shooting got underway at 10.30am prompt with the Captain and Lieutenant taking aim. No reds or golds were recorded on on the first end but the following end saw Harrogate archer Ian Marr record the best red with his longbow. Congratulations followed, then at the next end fellow Harrogate and longbow archer Clive Roebuck hit the coveted black spot. Shock and disbelief were etched on the face of Clive but this soon relaxed to a feeling of excitement.

Shooting continued throughout the morning for the allotted 2 hours before an excellent luncheon was taken in the Rugby Club. The usual quick but effective annual meeting passed without concern, ending with the Captain, Tom Fewz presenting the Captain elect and Lieutenant elect with their relevant brooches

The gentlemen returned to the field for a further 2 hours shooting with the Judges overseeing the usual good humoured banter between archers.

After tea the Trophies were presented to the deserving winners. The Captain’s presentations were made to the Lady Scorers, and the usual bottles to the two judges, all done graciously by the Captain’s lady..

The meeting was rounded off by the retiring Captain passing his thanks to all those involved in the organisation of the day.

The proceeds of the swear bag and other donations went to the Captain’s chosen charity, Parkinson’s UK. A total donation of £123.25 was made.

Judges: Mr Sean Gleeson & Mr Allan Shuker

The Scorton group of Trophies
Captain of the ArrowClive Roebuck
Lieutenant of the ArrowIan Marr
The Horn Spoon for Worst WhiteMartin Leonard
The Scorton Longbow Group of Trophies
The Ben Hird Sword for most Hits, LongbowHamish Freeman
The Alain Holt Ladle for Highest Score, LongbowMartin Jordan
The North Ribblesdale Spoon
for Best Longbow Arrow at the 1st end after lunch
Ged Hebdige
The Tri-Centenial Trophy for most Golds,LongbowAdrian Hayes
The Thirsk Insignia for Yorkshiremen – born within the County
The Silver Arrow & Gold Quiver, for Highest ScoreJason Price
The Thirsk Bugle for most HitsPaul Clapham
The Thirsk Silver Medal for Best GoldLes Wynn
The Subscription Trophies
The Gold Medal for the Captain of NumbersJason Price
The Gold Medal for the Highest ScorePaul Clapham
The Phillips Cup for the Best Gold of the MeetingLes Wynn
The Sweepstakes
Best GoldLes Wynn
Second BestIan Harris
Third BestAdrian Hayes
Most Golds, Second and Third most jointly shared byIan Harris, Paul Clapham & Hamish Freeman
Proceeds of the Swear Bag£123.25


We also had the pleasure of Trevor Astley (L), Neil Clarke (L), John Greenwood (L) & Andrew Wilkinson (L)

Minutes of the 313th Meeting – 21st May 2022

The Captain Tom Fewz, asked those present to be up standing for the Loyal Toast.  Gentlemen archers, who had shot the bow with the Captain in the morning, were asked to remain standing whilst guests retired from the room.

The Captain then proposed the toasts to The Society and The Arrow, The Captain and Lieutenant Elect and absent friends.

The Lieutenant, Chris Battersby, read the minutes of the 312th meeting. These were accepted as a true record, with the Captain duly signing the Record Book.

Apologies for absence were received beforehand from Richard Allan, Allan Barber, Tony Barrett, John Bedford, Peter Brook, Danny Cameron, Bob Chatterton, David Curry, Neil Dimmock, Martin Dixon, Malcolm Grady, Marc Grady, Paul Hepworth, Colin Hepworth, Michael Leach, David Phillips, John Raby, Patrick Revell, Wyn Roberts, Chris Tansey, Andy Taylor, Brian Trotter, Kevin Ward and Richard Warham.

The following matters were discussed:

  • Her Majesty, The Queen had been sent the usual Loyal Message and Single White Rose.  To date no reply has yet been received. The Clerk did report that a reply had been received from the Palace following the 2021 shoot.
  • The Clerk announced that Mark Hayes has offered and already done some of the record photography for the website.
  • The accounts for The Society presented.  The current funds stand at £4,996.04, a slight increase on the previous year.
  • No items had been received prior to the meeting for discussion.
  • The Captain and the Clerk had a very recent request for History TV to attend the shoot with celebrity Ray Mears. After discussions they were unable to attend due to a double booking, but they are keen to attend at some point with Ray possibly shooting. It was explained they would not be allowed to change the running order of the shoot.
  • The Captain, Tom Fewz asked for approval to present the contents of the “Swear Bag” to his chosen charity Parkinson’s UK.  This was unanimously approved by the Gentlemen present.
  • The Captain elect and Lieutenant elect, were then presented with their Captain and Lieutenant brooches, by the Captain.

There being no further business the meeting was closed at 14.25


The Antient Silver Arrow