AGM 2019

This 2019 AGM will be held on Sunday, 24th November. An email notification about the meeting was issued by the Secretary on Tuesday, 22nd October. Every adult member is eligible to attend and vote at the AGM.

If you did not receive the notification please email the Secretary at ifafsec@gmail.com and request a copy of the email.

Also, please contact the Treasurer at ifaftreasurer@gmail.com and request to have your email added to/updated on the Membership List.

WBHC 2019

The 2019 IFAA World Bowhunter Championships was hosted at the NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center in South Dakota, USA

This four (4) day outdoor 3D tournament features three types of unmarked round (Unmarked Animal (3-arrow, shot twice), 3D Standard (2-arrow) and 3D Hunting (1-arrow)). Each range comprises of 28 targets which are shot at varying distances from from 10 to 60 yards (9 to 55 meters, approx) depending on the size of the target.

The Eady family traveled en-mass to compete at the event and represent IFAF. Their efforts brought them tremendous success with 4 Gold medals being won. The new IFAA World 3D Champions are
Sharon AFBB-R
Gerard YABB-R
Olivia JFBB-R
Corey JMFU

A special note of thanks should also go out to Tony for getting them there (and back home again!).

From all at IFAF, well done on you GOLD medals and for demonstrating the IFAA’s ‘Family of Archers’ ethos so perfectly.

The Eady family at WBHC 2019

EFAC 2019

Last week (5-9 August) four members of IFAF competed in the IFAA’s European Field Archery Championships in Doorwerth, Holland.

This was Lynn Ellingworth’s third EFAC and followed on the back of her win in the AFBH-R division at the World Field Archery Championships in South Africa last year. For Helen Kavanagh (VFBH-R), James Moloney (AMBH-R) and Dezi Kohen (VMBH-R) it was their first EFAC.

EFAC 2019 was a fantastic experience all-round. The organisers excelled in all aspects of hosting a tournament. Their attention to detail from administration (marshaling, online, and ceremonies) through to range building and use of the land around Castle Doorwerth (woodland and open fields) was immense. The Netherlands has set a very high bar for future tournaments.

IFAF were able to submit a Style Team in BHR comprising of Lynn, Helen and James, with Dezi as the reserve team member. Whilst our team was last (5th out of 5!) there was great camaraderie and pride in being able to compete as a team. Individually, both Lynn and Helen did well in their respective divisions. Lynn won the AFBH-R division by a massive 300 points. Helen received a bronze medal (her first IFAA medal!) for third place in the VFBH-R division. James and Dezi did well respectively in their own divisions.

Everyone is all set for more at the 2020 World Field Archery Championships in Estonia.

IFAF National Champs 2019

Laois Archery pulled out all of the stops in hosting this years IFAF National Champs. A huge amount of work and attention to detail went into setting the range for the 3D-Standard round on Saturday. Many in attendance conceded “The course-setters won on that target” when their arrows didn’t quite hit the mark.

The 20-target International Round, on Sunday, provided a great challenge. This rarely shot round further energised the general interest in ’roundies’ that’s been growing on the run-up to UKIFAC and EFAC this summer and on the build-up to UKIFAC 2020.

Base camp was run very professionally. There were many nice touches to the area – banners, refreshments (including fruit as well as treats), seating and shelters. The host of admin-ers and marshals further demonstrated the clubs’ commitment to the event.

This years National Champs proved to be the biggest championships in IFAF history with 95 and 96 competitors on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. It is also most attended shoot within IFAF outside of UKIFAC!

The new perpetual trophies commissioned for the Flatbow and Historical adult classes were much admired and very popular with those in attendance (click to view photos).

To view the results go to the RESULTS page. Consolidated results available here.

To view IFAF Records go to the DOCUMENTS page.

To claim a new IFAF Record for either round email the Membership Secretary.