Could be… Worcester

Tournament preparation. It all starts by knowing you’ll be attending to one.

Thankfully, at Corus our coaches have scheduled an indoor handicap-adjusted league to which all members can attend.

Through this plan, we get to experience the tension of a tournament and the different possible indoor rounds.

This morning we turned up to meet the eye-catching black and white faces lined up and ready to welcome our excellent shooting.


Yes, that’s exactly right, excellent shooting – because each time you show up in front of the target and commit to the training, no matter what the score will be, the result will always be a good one.

Commit to the training,
shoot with intent,
listen to your coach.

The Worcester is a 5-arrows-end round, so a bit different than classic indoor rounds characterized by 3 arrows end.

You get to shoot the first 30 arrows on a target face and then switch target for the following 30 to the other lower/upper face.

I personally get a very distant taste of Field Archery there, but that’s about how far I would dare to go in comparing the two.

We all have ups and downs, but to me is always rewarding when you see members’ skills getting better and better.
Why rewarding? Because we are all in this (archery struggle) together.
And we saw some really excellent shooting this morning – see below .

(Great  job there Jerry – Olympic Style Recurve shooting – not any fancy compound one)

My personal bright side in all of this? First Worcester, personal best. Couldn’t be any better.

See you on the line.

Club Days

Back to outdoors shooting (on Wednesday and Sundays) is what we needed.

Sunday turned into a bright summer day, intermittently clouded and refreshed by a cooling wind.

With the new Covid 19 safety policies, archers diligently booked their time slot, showed up, and had their owed share of fun.
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Tournaments cancelled

As advised by Archery GB (see link below), and in the best interest of everyone’s health, safety and wellbeing, our club has decided to suspend all indoors and outdoors activities until further notice.

The Indoor Portsmouth March 29th 2020 and the Easter Monday Shoot April the 13th have been cancelled.

Until otherwise communicated, the following activities will not take place:

  • Tournaments
  • Sunday shooting in Coleg Cambria (Connah’s Quay)
  • Thursday shooting at the scouts hut (Connah’s Quay)
  • Sunday and Wednesday shoot in Shotton
  • Any have a go session
  • Any Beginner’s course


Feel free to contact the tournament organizers for any enquiry.


All archery in the UK should be postponed for the forseeable future

Single/Double Portsmouth March 2020 – Registration’s Open

Update: 06/03/2020 – The double session (B), running in the afternoon from 12.00 until about 15.30 is currently full. There is still room for the single session in the morning (session A) for recurve, longbow and barebow only


Registration for the indoor tournament 2020 organised by Corus Deeside Archery Club is now open. Find all detailed instruction on how to register in the following PDF:


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The Inaugural Jim Nichols Memorial League

Last winter Jim Nichols, a founding member of Corus Deeside Archery Club (formerly British Steel Archery Club), sadly passed away.

Jim was a passionate archer who introduced generations of archers to the sport during his lifetime. Without Jim, our group would not exist.

To celebrate Jim’s life and many achievements in archery, and ensure that new and etablished archers alike know his history and that of the club he helped mould, Corus Deeside Archery Club have created the Jim Nichols Memorial League.

The league will start in the 2019-20 indoor season, and club members will shoot several rounds over the the next five months to compete for the Jim Nichols Memorial Shield.

Jim, we hope you approve.