Shooting To The Mark

How Does It Work?

The Clifton Hampden Longbow Society shoots involve 5 targets per circuit, with the last circuit (of three) being shot in the reverse direction (just when you thought you’d got the measure of the wind). 
The target is a small flag (occasionally hit!) and scoring is based on distance from the flag stick to the nearest point of the arrow. An arrow coming to rest within two inches of the flag stick qualifies for six points. The distance between the flag stick to the arrow is measured with a graduated tape attached to a ring which slips over the flag stick. An arrow within twelve feet of the flagstick will qualify for one point. 
Each archer will shoot ninety arrows during the competition (Six Per Flag) – giving a theoretical possible score of 540 – although the highest score yet achieved in a club shoot is 148 – set by Ed Glasby during August 2009.

The scoring distances/points:

Within 2 inches      6 points
Within 1 ft 6 ins      5 points
Within 3 ft              4 points
Within 6 ft              3 points
Within 9 ft              2 points
Within 12 ft            1 point

5-point flag more than 2″ from the post

Other Traditional Archery Disciplines:

The Clifton Hampden Longbow Society Shoots alongside other archery groups and associations. 
Here are the others we shoot with:
I.L.A.A (International Longbow Archers Association)
The Fraternity of St George
The Society of Finsbury Archers
Shire Bowmen

Club Trophy Shoots

Shoots where members participate for awards

Shoot dates will be announced via the forum


Peter Madden HandiCap Memorial Trophy Shoot

Normal shoot fees apply


Robert Wallis Handicap Trophy Shoot

Normal shoot fees apply


Crecy Handicap & Mary Rose Target Trophy Shoot

Normal shoot fees apply


Agincourt Trophy Shoot

Normal shoot fees apply