TOURNAMENT RESULTS 1979


The 271st Recorded Meeting in the 307th year of
The Society of Archers
held at Halifax, West Yorkshire
on the 26th day of May 1979

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The Clerks Report


Be it recorded that the Captain, Lieutenant and Gentlemen of the Society of Archers assembled at 10 o'clock on the 26th May 1979 at Holy Trinity School grounds , Holmfield, for the 271st Recorded meeting in the 307th year of the Society. Sixty five Gentlemen took part in the Commemcement of the shooting in very poor weather.

Be it recorded that Mr Jack Percival was adjudged to be the Lieutenant, and Mr Geoffrey Lightfoot was appointed Captain of the Arrow. Luncheon was taken at the adjoining ordinary to be followed by the Annual Meeting of the Society. In the afternoon only a few arrows were shot before it was adjudged to be too cold and wet to be of further enjoyment. The Gentlemen then retired early for tea and presentations.

Money collected for the poor of the Parish £5.69.


TROPHY WINNERS 1979

The Scorton Trophies
Captain of the Arrow

...

G Lightfoot
Lieutenant of the Arrow

...

J Percival
The Horn Spoon for Worst White
...
D Walsh
The Ben Hird Sword for most Hits, Longbow
...
C Reid
The Thirsk Insignia for Yorkshiremen
The Silver Arrow & Gold Quiver, for Highest Score
...
E Cervi
The Thirsk Bugle for most Hits
...
E Chattaway
The Thirsk Silver Medal for Best Gold
...
N Flanigan
The Subscription Trophies
The Gold Medal for the Captain of Numbers
...
G Lightfoot
The Gold Medal for the Highest Score
...
G Stockham
The Phillips Cup for the Best Gold
...
L Broughton
The Sweepstakes
Best Gold
...
L Broughton
Second Best
...
N Flanigan
Third Best
...
R Pointing
Most Golds
...
G Lightfoot
Second Most
...
B Trotter
Third Most
...
E Cervi, P Inman, K Holmes

TOURNAMENT RESULTS 1979

Name
Notes
Bow
Hits
Score
Golds
1
G Lightfoot
Captain of the Arrow
Recurve
36
210
8
2
G Stockham
-
Recurve
34
168
2
3
E Chattaway
-
Recurve
34
164
3
4
E Cervi
-
Recurve
33
203
4
5
P Inman
-
Recurve
33
182
4
6
B Trotter
-
Recurve
33
157
5
7
M Hayes
-
Recurve
32
150
1
8
J Tindall
-
Recurve
32
133
2
9
R Holmes
-
Recurve
31
149
4
10
P Davies
-
Recurve
31
129
0
11
P Walsh
-
Recurve
30
134
1
12
P Liley
-
Recurve
30
100
1
13
L Broughton
-
Recurve
27
131
1
14
T White
-
Recurve
27
115
2
15
D Edwards
-
Recurve
27
95
1
16
P Sugden
-
Recurve
25
107
2
17
C Johnson
-
Recurve
25
85
0
18
B Penman
-
Recurve
23
107
3
19
F Newbould
-
Recurve
23
97
2
20
Dr S Brock
-
Recurve
23
73
0
21
G Foster
-
Recurve
23
108
3
22
D Lane
-
Recurve
22
88
2
23
R Pointing
-
Recurve
22
86
3
24
A Simpson
-
Recurve
21
85
2
25
J Percival
Lieutenant of the Arrow
Recurve
21
79
0
26
B Patterson
-
Recurve
21
69
0
27
H Arnold
-
Recurve
21
67
0
28
S Buckland
-
Recurve
20
74
1
29
E Green
-
Recurve
20
72
0
30
G Naylor
-
Recurve
19
87
0
31
H Gray
-
Recurve
19
80
0
32
Maj R Crees
-
Recurve
18
84
1
33
P Francis
-
Recurve
18
82
1
34
W Burton
-
Recurve
18
58
1
35
J Haigh
-
Recurve
18
58
1
36
L Harrison
-
Recurve
18
56
0
37
G Barstow
-
Recurve
17
65
2
38
B Spencer
-
Recurve
15
63
0
39
A Wales
-
Recurve
15
53
1
40
A Flanigan
-
Recurve
14
67
2
41
P Smith
-
Recurve
14
58
0
42
A Turner
-
Recurve
14
50
1
43
C Reid
-
Longbow
13
37
0
44
C Priestley
-
Recurve
10
44
2
45
F Lister
-
Longbow
9
19
0
46
W Alexander
-
Recurve
8
34
1
47
W Nixon
-
Recurve
7
21
0
48
W Bayston
-
Longbow
7
11
0
49
L Jeffrey
-
Recurve
6
18
0
50
D Aikin
-
Longbow
6
16
0
51
D Abbott
-
Longbow
5
11
0
52
S Detoeuf
-
Recurve
4
16
0
53
G Thorley
-
Longbow
4
16
0
54
C Batty
-
Recurve
4
8
0
55
J Purdie
-
Recurve
4
8
0
56
J Fairfield
-
Longbow
3
9
0
57
E Harris
-
Recurve
3
7
0
58
E Price
-
Recurve
3
7
0
59
A Barnsdale
-
Longbow
2
14
0
60
A Ward
-
Recurve
2
14
0
61
J Odd
-
Recurve
2
8
0
62
Dr N Brooke
-
Longbow
2
4
0
63
D Brown
-
Recurve
1
7
0
64
Dr G Gaunt
-
Longbow
1
5
0
65
A Beresford
-
Recurve
-
-
-
Entered but did not shoot: M Allison, D M Holt, S S Henderson, B Harris, J Hoole, E Powell

Minutes of the 1979 meeting


The minutes were read by the Lieutenant, approved and signed.

Matters arising: The Wilkinson Sword Trophy. It was agreed that the Ben Hird Memorial Trophy would be placed in a suitable carrying box and that silver plaques be affixed to the mounting to record the dates and names of winners. It was further agreed that the Sword would form part of the Scorton Group of trophies taking precedence after the Horn Spoon. The Sword would be awarded annually to the longbowman scoring the highest number of hits on the scoring surface of his targets. Should there be a tie then the highest score would decide the winner.

Accounts: The Clerk reported that the balance at the bank remained undisturbed at £15.22

Ties and Cravats: The Gentlemen present approved the style and design of Society ties and cravats. The opportunity was taken at this point to request Gentlemen to wear ties or cravats at Luncheon and Tea.

Appreciations: The Captain expressed his thanks on behalf of the Society to the Ladies for scoring, to the Govenors of the School for the use of the grounds, to Messrs Firths Carpets Limited for their support, to the Judge for his services and to the Clerk of the Society.

There being no further matters to consider, the Gentlemen then withdrew to continue shooting.


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