Our Eagles Barebow and Traditional Archery interest group was formed in 2014…. an idea mooted by Mads after he personally organised fun shoots and even gave out medals! Eagles has been growing comfortably and we really enjoy shooting together. This page puts faces against the nicknames that we use:
Month: September 2016
After 2 months of intense planning, the Eagles (led by Red Dragon) hosted our first 2D/3D competition on the auspices of TBAC. Many thanks go to our Chairman Frankie Yat and Treasurer Jocelyn Low for supporting this effort and for getting the necessary clearances from the Telok Blangah Community Club…. kudos also go to Hong Hui for his invaluable help in tabulating the scores and wizardry with the excel spreadsheet. 🙂
Hong Hui is also a keen photographer and he was ably assisted by Vivian Low and Isola Chan who contributed about 600 photos altogether (we have used their contributions here) …. Archers are really fond of shooting all kinds of stuff! We also have Uncle Rhino Chew to thank for agreeing to be our judge for the day. He really did his job well, ………. getting all archers in line with his gruff bellowing.
As this was the first “serious” meet that we planned, we kept the numbers manageable and sent out invitations to clubs that we were familiar with. Support was good and we had about 40 archers participating in 3 categories i.e. Barebow, Traditional Historical Bow and Traditional Open.
Prizes were also awarded to the:
Best Lady Barebow Archer
Best Lady Traditional Historical Archer
Best Male Novice
Best Female Novice
Best Dressed Archer
We believe that this is the first time that the Traditional Historical category has been included as a separate category in a local competition. Indeed, the Malay Traditional Archers added a lot of colour to our event!!!
The completion was conducted over 2 rounds.
Round 1 – 4 targets, 6 arrows per target (Total of 24 arrows)
Round 2 – 8 targets, 3 arrows per target (Total of 24 arrows)
See the course layout diagram and photos here.
Enthusiasm remained high after the competition proper and some archers formed impromptu teams to participate in a team shoot (with no prizes!).
We hope to organise a larger event after this experience and look forward to continued support from the Archery Fraternity. Hopefully, we will see the beginnings of a local Barebow and Archery circuit that keeps us occupied and sharp all year round.
The biennial Singapore National Games was held from 6-7 August, just before National Day (9th August). Archers were a blessed bunch as the Marina Bay floating platform was selected as the venue. What a spectacular site!
It felt a setting for a world class event :). Click on this link to see the registration requirements and rules. Have a look………………! This was a Team only competition with 7 classes/sub-classes of competitors.
About 450 archers took part in the event and it was great to see young and old having great fun on THE PLATFORM. Eagles fielded 2 teams in the Masters Recurve category and went up against full recurve archers. We did not do too badly and one team secured 3rd place. All-in-all, it was an enjoyable event with a carnival-like atmosphere but the weather was really hot, hot, HOT!
As the platform was totally open, we had to deal with more gusty winds than we were used to at our home range. No matter, barebow archers are an adaptable lot.
The entire event was very well run and went smoothly. We look forward to the next installment of the Singapore National Games in 2018!
See Telok Blangah Archery Club Facebook for more photos of archers in action during the SNG!