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08/ 05 / 2019

May 2019

Team Profiles

It has been a busy time for Quicks Team Shooters since March

A great success has been Bryony Pitman spending some time at Waterlooville including teaching sessions and seeing how we work with our customers.

Keeping up to date with all the news is fastest if you follow us on Facebook, as Leslie is always posting the latest info as it happens.

News of recent Team successes include Quicks Devon Team at the DCAS Grand Day held at Exeter Company of Archers, also Team Shooters at the Waterside Archers Shoot in Hampshire, and our Team Quicks Field Shooters having fun in the woods at the South Wilts Bluebell Shoot.

The profiles of Quicks Team Shooters are progressing but still a work in progress, it is a busy time of the year!

25/ 3 / 2019

Spring 2019

Team Profiles

After a busy and successful winter period for Quicks Team Shooters, which you may have been following on our Facebook pages

We are looking forward to the new season to see how our shooters can progress in their objectives for the year 2019.

Updated information on Quicks Team Shooters and their 2019 equipment set up is being uploaded to their individual profile pages shortly

9 / 10 / 2018

Team Quicks

Quicks Team

The 2018 outdoor season has come to an end, a Huge Thanks to all our Team Shooters that fly the flag for our business around the country

It is not always all about winning medals but enjoying and promoting our sport and Quicks Archery -
Congratulations to all those that did win silverware competing this year around the tournament circuit

Good Luck to all for the coming indoor season


8 / 10 / 2018

Exmouth Archers Arrowhead Open Field Tournament

Quicks Team

Team Shooter John 'Axle' Foley enjoyed his visit to the Exmouth Field event

Well done John for winning the bronze medal

8 / 10 / 2018

Hampshire Clout Championships

Quicks Team

Team Holder from Team Quicks Archery triumphant at the Hampshire Clout Champs

Saturday was the Metric Clout, Alan came 1st in Barebow and Jeanette came 1st Lady Compound
Day 2 was the Imperial and again both Alan and Jeanette came 1st as Hampshire Clout Champions for 2018

Super shooting, congratulations.

1 / 10 / 2018

Chippenham 'Last Chance' Tournament

Quicks Team

A closely fought competition saw Victoria Loader come home in 2nd place, just 6 points behind Pauline Burfitt and 5 points ahead of Gen Witham

Just missing out on a third GMB score this has been an impressive season for Victoria

Roll on the 2019 season!

24 / 9 / 2018

Hampshire Champs - Waterside Archers

Quicks Team

A weekend that was certainly a test of skill, strength and endurance with heavy rain and gusty winds

Day 1 saw some good results with Sophie Meyrick taking 1st place on her Birthday!, Victoria Loader 2nd and Mark Haldane 2nd

Day 2 saw a number of the Quicks Team becoming County Champions

Well done to -

Victoria Loader
Sophie Meyrick
Saskia Meyrick
Alan Holder
Lee Miller

Great shooting everyone

17 / 9 / 2018

AGB National Tour Finals

Quicks Team

Massive Congratulations to Bryony Pitman winning Gold at the National Tour Ladies recurve final

This is what she had to say

2018 National Tour Champion
This was the last shoot of the outdoor season and everything came together for a great finish!
The wind played havoc with everyone all day so the scores weren’t always pretty, but I pulled it together when I needed to!
Got an idea of the wind during my first match and where to aim when it was bad, after the first end I shot fairly well.
I won my second match 7-1, again shooting fairly consistently, nothing special but it was enough!
I then met Naomi in the final again, and this time I managed to come out on top, finishing the match with a nice 29

I’m really happy to have finished the year on top of the podium and topping the national rankings for the 3rd consecutive year!
This year my practice scores have gone through the roof and the competition season has gotten progressively better and I’ve finished on a few great performances to take into next year!
This winter will involve a few technique changes and alterations and a whole lot more work mentally and physically

Finally I’d like to say a MASSIVE THANK YOU to my sponsors, without their help and support it would be almost impossible to compete at the level I do, or compete the amount I do!
I cannot recommend these companies enough, I’m so grateful for their support and to be so well looked after by all their lovely staff!

photo - worldarchery.org

11 / 9 / 2018

EFAA National Champs

Quicks Team

Team Shooter John Foley had a challenging weekend at the EFAA National Champs

9 / 9 / 2018

Old Basing H2H - Day 2

Quicks Team

Les Macpherson showing he still knows how it's done!

8 / 9 / 2018

Old Basing H2H - Day 1

Quicks Team

Strong finish from Quicks Archery Team Shooters at Old Basing H2H today

Ladies Compound
Sophie Meyrick 4th place
Vic Loader 5th

Mens Compound
Mike Parvess 2nd
Mark Haldane 3rd
Luke Ralls 5th
Lee Miller 9th

Mens Recurve
Richard White 6th
Sonnie Emeney 17th

Super shooting at a super event

3 / 9 / 2018

Weekend Roundup

Quicks Team

A strong weekend around the country from Team Quicks Archery

Victoria Loader and Jamie Adams won Gold at the Bowmen of Warfield event.

Jeanette Holder and Alan Holder win both Target awards and Clout awards picking up Gold positions at RN South Coast, and Alan a Silver and Jeanette Gold at the Gloucestershire clout.

James Woodgate winning U18 Gold at the Meriden event and Jodie Taylor winning silver at the Gravesend 1440 event.

Well done to all.

27 / 8 / 2018

Oxford Archers Team Challenge

Quicks Team

Following on from Saturdays National Tour event Oxford Archers held their Team Challenge shoot on Sunday.

Battling against strong winds and heavy rain - by combining youth and energy with craft and experience, the Quicks team of Victoria Loader and Les Macpherson came away with the Gold in the compound division.

27 / 8 / 2018

Archery GB National Series Stage 6 - Oxford Archers

Quicks Team

A number of the Quicks team were shooting at stage 6 of the AGB National Tour hosted by Oxford Archers.

After some good shooting in tricky conditions Lizzy Warner came away with the best result of 2nd place in the Ladies Recurve division.

Well done to everyone who took part.

20 / 8 / 2018

DCAS County Championships

Quicks Team

Wendy and Mark both won their divisions at the DCAS County Champs.

Well done both.

20 / 8 / 2018

Mushroom Shoot - Sway Bowmen

Quicks Team

Victoria Loader took 1st place at the Sway Bowmen shoot and also took the Best Gold prize to cap off a hard days shooting in some wet and windy conditions.

13 / 8 / 2018

British Target Championships

Quicks Team

Great results from our shooters Lizzie Warner and Bryony Pitman at the BTC.

On Saturday in the WA720 and Head to Head Bryony and Lizzy met in the final with Bryony taking the gold and Lizzy the silver, while in Sundays WA1440 round Bryony once again took the Gold with Lizzy finishing in a credible 5th place.

Excellent shooting from both Ladies.

13 / 8 / 2018

Fort Purbook Field Shoot - Hampshire

Quicks Team

John Foley and Daniel Allen both faced the challenges of one of the UK's more unusual WA field competitions

Based in an over 200 year old fort, overlooking Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight, the Fort Purbrook shoot has targets both inside and out and includes shots along tunnels and the fort ditches

Definitely one to add to your list of shoots to do.

31 / 7 / 2018

Andover Archers Double WA1440

Quicks Team

Tough conditions at the Quicks sponsored Andover Archers Double WA1440 event, well done to all those that battled it through to the end.

Congratulations to Andover Archers in running a great event under such challenging conditions and huge respect for all archers that completed both days with top class shooting from all medal winners.

Thanks also to Easton Archery for their support this year.

24 / 7 / 2018

Essex WA1440

Quicks Team

Top class shooting from Quicks Archery Team Shooter Mike Parvess

A great season so far Mike, well done.

"Had a great day shooting the Essex WA1440. Managed top score 1361 which was also my 3rd GMB score for the season. Loving the new Mathews TRX38. Thank you to my sponsors for all your help".

24 / 7 / 2018

Supermarine Bowmen Weekend

Quicks Team

Great shooting by our ladies at Supermarine Bowmen

Vicky 1344
Jodie 1297
Sophie 1297
Sassy 1247

Congratulations all.

24 / 7 / 2018

Ray Defty Double Double Metric Clout Weekend - Waterside Archers

Quicks Team

Quicks Archery Team Shooters Jeanette Holder and Alan Holder have another triumphant weekend. Well done Team Holder.

Alan achieved 1st Gents Barebow and Barebow Archer Supreme

Jeanette shot a GMB score on the first day, and finished 1st Lady Compound and Lady Compound Archer Supreme.
Super shooting!

24 / 7 / 2018

World Archery - World Cup Stage 4 Berlin

Quicks Team

Team shooter Bryony Pitman, along with GB team mates Sarah Bettles and Eleanor Piper had a fantastic result at the 4th stage of the World Archery World Cup in Berlin.
The Ladies team beat Germany, China and Chinese Taipei on the way to a gold final against the might of Korea.
After some strong shooting which was shown live by the BBC online and on the red button, the Koreans proved just too strong, however a silver on the International stage is a great achievement.
Well done ladies.

Here is what Bryony had to say after the competition.

"Silver team medal here in Berlin for the 4th stage of the World Cup!! Incredibly happy with my performance in the team rounds this week after qualifying 11th we knocked out Germany(ranked 6th), China(3rd) and Chinese Taipei(2nd), unfortunately we lost the final to Korea but my shots felt great and I think the excitement just made me shoot slightly stronger than on the practice range and group high, an amazing feeling being on the podium though and I can’t wait to see what we can do at the Europeans next month.
Also finished 6th in the mixed team with Patrick Huston.
A huge thank you to my sponsors for the support and great kit."

17 / 7 / 2018

South Wilts

Quicks Team

Phil Adams is enjoying his field events, this weekend it was the South Wilts Master Hunter shoot where he took second place in the AFB division.

17 / 7 / 2018

Blue Lion Tournament - Bournemouth

Quicks Team

Jeanette Holder and Alan Holder were shooting at the Blue Lion tournament held by Bournemouth Archery Club.

Alan took 1st place in the Gents Barebow,
While Jeanette, not to be outdone, took home 1st in the Ladies Compound.

Great shooting, well done.

17 / 7 / 2018

AGB National Tour - Surrey

Quicks Team

Bryony Pitman took 1st place on Saturday, day 1 of the AGB National Tour hosted by the County of Surrey.
Shooting a 647 in qualification and then winning all of her matches on the way to taking the gold, a perfect preperation before flying out to the World Archery World Cup event in Berlin on Sunday

A number of the quicks team also took part this weekend with Lizzie Warner qualifying 6th Sat and 8th Sun, finishing in 17th and 5th in the H2H's. Mens recurve saw Richard White Q- 13th & 8th, H2H 17h & 8th, Sonnie Emeney Q- 25th & 26th, H2h 33rd & 17th, Robert Caldeira-Hankey Q- 34th & 9th, H2H 9th & 33rd.

Gents Compound had Luke Ralls Q- 13th & 3rd, H2h 17th & 8th, Mike Parvess Q- 20th & 11th, H2H 17th & 17th, Lee Miller Q- 21st & 16th, H2H 33rd & 6th.

Good shooting amongst some stiff competition.

10 / 7 / 2018

Junior National Championships - Lilleshall

Quicks Team

Jodie Green shot the junior National Championships at lilleshall, first time back shooting after a 2 month break for A levels etc. Finishing in 2nd place in the Ladies WA1440, shooting a New PB and picking up the 1100 WA(fita) Star.
Well done Jodie

Great result also for Sophie Meyrick, runner up in the U16 Womens Compound, winning the silver medal.

Super Performance, well done.

03 / 7 / 2018

European Youth Championships - Greece

Quicks Team

Lizzie Warner shot superbly at the European Youth Championships in Greece, winning silver with her GB team mates in the Junior Women Recurve Team Medal Match.
Congratulations Lizzy

Fellow team mate Luke Ralls also had a strong performance in his last outing representing GB as a youth athlete with a 16th place qualification and 9th place finish.

photo Malcolm Rees

25 / 6 / 2018

Dunster Archery Week

Quicks Team

Lee Miller made the most of the gorgeous weather at the ever popular Dunster Archery Week.

1st place in the WA1440, 3rd in the 3D Field competition and 1st visitor in the Double York rounded off a fine week of shooting and socialising.

11 / 6 / 2018

AGB National Tour Stage 2 & 3 - Evesham

Quicks Team

Another impressive weekend for Bryony Pitman at the 2018 AGB National Tour in Evesham. Qualifying in 1st place on both days, Bryony also took the Silver in the head to head final on Saturday.

11 / 6 / 2018

Eagle Bowmen 3D Shoot - Bedford

Quicks Team

Archery is not always all about the winning..
John Foley had a fun weekend at the Eagle Bowmen 3D shoot.

11 / 6 / 2018

Rivernook Bowmen Weekend

Quicks Team

Rivernook Bowmen held their popular weekend shoot with a double WA-720 and a WA-1440. Richard White, Jamie Adams, Barry Du-Crow and Mike Parvess all attended and took home medals.

Barry won the longbow in the 1440, Mike won the compounds in both the 720 and 1440 with his 2nd GMB score of the season.
In the recurves Richard took 1st place in the 720 with Jamie 2nd and in the 1440 Richard came in 2nd with Jamie 4th.

05 / 6 / 2018

Harlequin Bowmen

Quicks Team

The Diana shoot hosted by Harlequin Bowmen saw Victoria Loader win the Ladies Compound, beating the national record for the Albion in the process, with Jeanette Holder following up in second place. Alan holder took the honours first time out with his new flat bow.

05 / 6 / 2018

UK Masters

Quicks Team

The UK Masters were once again held at the Lilleshall national sports centre. Bryony Pitman, Barry Du-Crow, Lee Miller, Mike Parvess, Mark Haldane and Sonnie Emeney all qualified for this years event.

Bryony had a very impressive weekend in the ladies recurve, finishing 1st in the WA-1440 with 1321 points plus awards for the 70m, 60m, 50m and long metric top scores. She also qualified in 2nd in the WA-720 round and finished 2nd after the head to heads which gave her first place overall for the weekend.

Barry came home in 2nd place in the longbow division. In the compounds Mike ended the weekend with a very creditable 7th place and completed this with a 1362 GMB score, Lee finished in 13th and Mike 15th place, while Sonnie ended the weekend in 20th in the mens recurve.

05 / 6 / 2018

Waterside Archers

Quicks Team

Peter Parsons wins gold at the Waterside Long Western.

29 / 5 / 2018

All British Field Championships

Quicks Team

Jamie Adams and John Foley represented the Quicks colours at the All British Field Champs in Overton, Hampshire.
A tough weekend of shooting on some difficult terrain saw Jamie take the bronze in the mens recurve.

29 / 5 / 2018

Middlesex Weekend

Quicks Team

Mike Parvess, Robert Caldeira-Hankey and Barry Du-Crow had a winning weekend at the Middlesex tournament with Mike taking individual and team gold in the York, Robert taking gold in the WA1440 and silver in the York and Barry gold in the WA1440.

29 / 5 / 2018

Archers of East Riding

Quicks Team

The Holders continue their winning run both picking up first place and taking the Jack & Jill award on both days of the Archers of East Riding clout weekend tournament

21 / 5 / 2018

Black and Gold - Cheltenham

Quicks Team

First place on the podium for three of our Pro Team at the Black and Gold shoot in Cheltenham at the weekend, with Jeanette Holder in Ladies Compound, Alan Holder in Gents Barebow and Barry Du Crow in Gents Longbow.

21 / 5 / 2018

High Weald - WA Double 720

Mike Parvess

Mike Parvess shot two excellent scores with a 684 in the cold morning and a 689 on a warmer afternoon, which was enough to win the Gold at High Wealds Double 720.

21 / 5 / 2018

English Field Championships

John Axle Foley

Axle Foley was shooting in his Quicks colours at the English Field Championships in Northamptonshire at the weekend and producing some tidy groups on the way.

14 / 5 / 2018

Andover Archers World Archery Weekend

Vicky Loader

A lovely weekend at the fantastically run Andover Archers tournament brought out the best in a number of the Quicks Pro Team.

Victoria Loader came home with two personal bests and a first ever GMB score as well as claiming third place on the podium.

Jeanette Holder claimed her second MB score over the weekend and Pat Hotchkiss achieved her first MB score as well.

Not to be outdone on the gents side Barry Du Crow won with his Longbow, Alan Holder brought home a Gold in the Mens Barebow division and Mike Parvess the Bronze in Gents Compound.

14 / 5 / 2018

Junior Masters - Oxford

Jodie Green

Jodie Green takes silver in the U21 Ladies Recurve at the Junior Masters in Oxford.
A great result in her last junior masters and completing a clean sweep of achieving JMB in every season since starting competitions.

14 / 5 / 2018

Ballands Bowmen

John Axle Foley

Axle Foley came fourth on a challenging course at the Ballands Bowmen field shoot in Somerset

14 / 5 / 2018

Merdon Arrow

Peter Parsons

Peter Parsons was in the medals at the Merdon Arrow tounament.

8 / 5 / 2018

Waterside WA Weekend

Lee Miller and Les Macpherson

A busy weekend for the Quicks shooting team at the Waterside WA weekend in beautiful shooting conditions.
A closely contested competition saw Lee Miller come out ahead of Les Macpherson in the gents compound, with Vicky Loader also taking first place in the Ladies compound.
Alan Holder and Barry Du Crow took golds in the gents barebow and Longbow, and not forgetting Daniel Allen who shot a perfect end of six 10's at 70m.

Daniel Allen
Jeanette Holder
Vicky Loader

8 / 5 / 2018

White Parish Field Shoot

Phil Adams

Phil Adams claims second in the AFB class at the South Wilts AC - White Parish field shoot

4 / 2 / 2018

Vicky Loader shoots a new Hampshire County Record

Vicky Loader

Vicky Loader shot a new Hampshire County Record for the WA18 round to rank number 1 seed in the Ladies Compound. Ruth Watson seeded in 7th place. Vicky managed to reach the gold medal match in the afternoon head to heads but was beaten in the final by Zoe Gray from Guernsey so had to settle for Silver.
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