County Outdoor and 3-D Championships are Cancelled

Tuesday, June 9th, 2020

UPDATE 1st July Because of Continuing Uncertainty and the possibility of re-imposition of restrictions, The High Weald Archery Club, who were to Host the 3-D Field Cahmpionships, have reluctantly taken the decision to cancel the shoot at the end of August.
SCAA was holding on to see if it would be feasible to host the Outdoor Archery Weekend on 19/20 July, but after adding up all the factors the Executive has reluctantly had to accept that it isn’t going to work, given the restrictions that will apply in July.
There are two ‘killer’ issues, ONE is the number of entrants – which the Guidelines say should not exceed one archer per target unless two are from the same household. So there would only be a third of the normal number of entrants, but the set-up would need much more effort because the usual number of targets would have to be laid out on a shooting line twice as long as usual. MAYBE we could come up with a routine to keep two people safe on the same target, but that would require at least one dedicated volunteer per target.
THE OTHER issue is the low number of volunteers who turn out to support County Shoots, and it doesn’t help that a high proportion is older members who are near, or above, the high-risk age threshold.

HOWEVER, the Clout Championships and the 3-D Field Championships, both in August, haven’t been cancelled yet. If they go ahead, they are likely to be smaller, but should still accommodate all the Sussex Archers who normally show up.

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