On Sunday 27th March, the County Clout Teams were in action at Kettering in the 1st EMAS Senior Inter-Counties Clout Tournament, a metric FITA Clout (Ladies 125m, Gents 165m).
It was a cool overcast day, with a slight wind but remained dry all day. The shoot was attended by 4 out of the 5 EMAS counties – Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Derbyshire. Each team consisted of 9 archers, 3 Longbow, 3 Recurve and 3 Barebow archers, with the top 2 scores from each disclipline counting. The competition was very strong with Derbyshire winning the Barebow, Northamptonshire winning the Recurve and Longbow categories.
Compounds were not part of the tournament this year, however EMAS are hopefull to include them in 2012.
Club Tournament organisers, if you have the space to run a clout, then lets start to get some clout tournamnets going so that we can build a strong county teams for the future.