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The Panda Diary

Panda puts on various tournaments throughout the year. The dates of upcoming tournaments will be posted in the News section when known.   

Colin Bowes New Year’s Day Clout Shoot

Free entry to all, open to our local clubs, just turn up and shoot.

Try out that new equipment you got for Christmas.

Colin Bowes was for many years a stalwart member of Panda Bowmen, running courses for beginners, coaching members and generally being very active as a club member. Colin and his son Simon chose to shoot a clout round on New Year's Day each year - other members joined them and in time it became a Panda tradition. Following Colin's death some years ago his widow presented to Panda a trophy to be awarded at the clout shoot - hence, the New Year's Day shoot is held in honour of Colin.

All distances catered for, from 80 to 180 yards. 


As the name suggests and a one way Longbow Western Round (for an explanation of the different rounds, click here).

Cuban Chase

The founding principle of this competition is to encourage club members to try an alternative bow type (barebow) in a fun competition. As some members of the club have embraced and are used to shooting this bow style an alternative system for deciding the winner is used, that allows those less used to shooting this bow style. The winner's prize is a bottle of Cuban rum, and there are many spot prizes.

Crecy Shoot

Western Round, shot to BLBS (British Longbow Society) rules.

Lots of fun, chaos and confusion.

Chris Wright Handicap Tournament

This is for full club members only. This is shot on Handicap. Chris was the founder of Panda Bowmen.

The Three Club Challenge

This shoot is a great opportunity to bring together beginners from Panda Bowmen, Archers of Bridlington and Burton Agnes (ABBA) and Blue Light Archers for their first competition.

Western 40 round for novice archers, Western 30 round for junior novice archers and a Western round for experienced archers.

Club Championship Shoot

Open to all members -  full and associate.