Merdon Arrow Tournament

The Merdon Arrow tournament started in 1954 shooting 6 rounds @ 50m on 80cm face with 3 details of 2 archers.

50 meters was a very unusual distance for a round in those days as it predates the FITA metrification of UK archery rounds by quite a few years. ¬†It’s also unusual in that there are no sighers allowed at the start of the shoot and no scopes on the shooting line. It’s all about testing the inner archer.

Tournament Trophies:

  • The Merdon Arrow – 1st person to hit the centre spot
  • 1st Gents & 1st Ladies Recurve
  • 1st Gents & 1st Ladies Barebow
  • 1st Gents & 1st Ladies Compound
  • 1st Gents & 1st Ladies Longbow

Tournament Medals:

  • Captain of the arrow – 1st person to hit the centre spot
  • Lieutenant of the arrow – 2nd person to hit the centre spot
  • 1st, 2nd & 3rd Gents, Ladies & Junior Recurve
  • 1st, 2nd & 3rd Gents, Ladies & Junior Barebow
  • 1st, 2nd & 3rd Gents, Ladies & Junior Compound
  • 1st, 2nd & 3rd Gents, Ladies & Junior Longbow

Tournament Prizes:

  • 1st person to hit each of the colour circles:
    • Gold
    • Red
    • Blue
    • Black
    • White
  • Lady Paramount (or Lord Patron)
  • Raffle prizes presented at the end of the Tournament

This tournament is limited to 42 Archers