When and where we shoot

When and where we shoot

When and where we shoot

Old Basing Archers’ ground is available to members most days of the year for the shooting of rounds or practice, which must at all times be in accordance with ArcheryGB rules of shooting.

Below is a list of set times for shooting at our club, when visitors can meet our members.

Summer season – outdoors (April to after the Siege shoot in September, dates will be confirmed to members by email)
Saturday morning, RoundsArrive before 9:30am, sighters 10.00am to be clear by 12:30am – Cricket games are usually scheduled in the afternoon.
Sunday morning, RoundsArrive before 9:30am, sighters 10.00am to be clear by 12:30am – Cricket games are usually scheduled in the afternoon.
Monday morning, Rounds or practice.
Arrive before 9:30am to 12 noon
Monday evening, Coaching night. (Short distances only, no more than 50yds)From 5:30pm to dusk
Wednesday morning, Rounds or practice.Arrive before 9:30am to 12 noon
Thursday evening, Club Night. Rounds or practice. (Priority given to rounds. Any tuning/ coaching must fit in accordingly.)From 5:30pm to dusk
Winter season – outdoors, late September to April.
Saturday morning, RoundsArrive before  9:30am, sighters 10.00am to be clear by 12:30am. PM – see note below
Sunday morning, RoundsArrive before 9:30am, sighters 10.00am to be clear by 12:30am. PM – see note below
Monday morning, Rounds or practice.Arrive before 9:30am to 12noon
Wednesday morning, Rounds or practiceArrive before 9:30am to 12noon
NB: In the winter shooting season Saturday and Sunday afternoons are let by the Parish Council to different football clubs for games.

Ad hoc shooting – outdoors

In addition, shooting is permitted at any time (apart from on Christmas Day), between dawn and dusk, as long as it doesn’t interfere with other pre-arranged rec use or the groundsman’s activities. For such a shoot to be classified as a Club target day it must be arranged via email using the Club’s Google group – it must include a key holder to act as the Field Captain and to open and close the hut. A minimum of two adults are required to be present, one can be non-shooting. This is for safety and insurance reasons.

Target days

All days qualify as target days in accordance with ArcheryGB classification requirements. – subject to being arranged via email using the Club’s Google group.

Coaching

Coaching can be arranged at any time directly with one of the club coaches.

Winter season – Indoor shooting locations

Wednesday (October to March)
Last day Wednesday 27th March

Arrive by 7.45pm for set up of equipment and hall, to shoot from 8 to 10pm.

Old Basing Village Hall
The Street
Old Basing
Hants RG24 7DA

Sunday (October to March)
Last day Sunday 24th March

Arrive by 2:45pm, to shoot from 3 to 5pm. Entrance is on the right towards the back of the hotel. Sign the visitors book on arrival and enter you car registration on the tablet.

Hampshire Court Hotel & Spa,
Basingstoke RG24 8FY

Outdoor – All year shooting location

Recreation Ground, The Street, Old Basing RG24 7DA.

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From the M3 junction 6 and from Basingstoke, take the A30 eastbound from Black Dam roundabout for about three quarters of a mile, turn left into Park Lane. At the traffic lights turn left into Crown Lane then (at the T-junction by The Crown pub) right into The Street. Continue for about half a mile, Old Basing Recreation Ground is on the right.

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