January 2018 Newsletter

The first newsletter of 2018! There are lots of updates, so read on….

Membership Renewals Due for 2018 and Outdoor Range Lock Change January 31, 2018

Membership renewals for this year are now overdue.
If you have not already renewed please visit our membership page ( for easy renewal via PayPal.
Our insurance requires indoor and outdoor range users be paid-up and registered members.
The combination code for the locks on the outdoor range gates will be changed Wednesday morning, Jan 31st.
Renewed members for 2018 will receive an email on Monday or Tuesday with the new combo code.

INDOOR MAIL MATCH 2018 – Ongoing until March 29th

The Victoria Bowmen is once again be hosting the Archery Canada Indoor Mail Match tournament, from January 4th through to March 29th, 2018.

For those of you new to the Mail Match format, the tournament runs for 13 weeks, during which you may shoot a weekly Canada 300 round.  You can submit a maximum of twelve weekly scores.  At the end of the tournament, your top six scores are averaged, and are then compared against all other participating archers across Canada.  You may shoot in any of the Olympic Recurve, Compound, Barebow, Compound Unlimited, Compound Fixed Pin, and Hunter classes.  At the end of the tournament medals are awarded, with Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards to the top 3 male and female archers in each division, along with Gold medals awarded to the top score in each classification.

The cost to participate is $10 per archer. For more information, please contact Brad Barclay (  We look forward to seeing you on the shooting line!

Sunday February 4th 900/720 Outdoor Tournament – CANCELLED

Due to lack of judges and bad weather, the Sunday February 4th 900/720 is cancelled. Stay tuned for future dates.

2018 BC Indoor Championships

As you know our club is hosting this event Easter weekend (Mar 30 – Apr 1).

Many of your have already contacted me concerning your availability for the event, this is most appreciated, so if you haven’t, please let me know ASAP. Our goal is that everyone who wants to compete should be able to (they shoot 2 different lines, so you can shoot one and work during the other). This is also an opportunity for those requiring judging experience at a Provincial event (you know who you are).

Please check out the event’s website for information on how the event will run. If you have specific skills such as IT or are familiar with the i@nseo scoring program, please articulate them to me. We also need butt movers, host/hostesses, score inputters, jacks of all trades and ticket takers throughout the weekend. Even if you can only work one day or part of one day, we need you.

This will be a great opportunity to be a part of the biggest indoor target tournament in BC! And the first time this shoot has been on the island since the ‘80s.

As we get closer to the event, we will host some meetings where you can hear about the event and the assistance we need!

Al Wills

Congratulations to our own 14-year-old Bailey Drinkwalter in securing a spot in the BC Winter Games held in Kamloops February 22 – 25, 2018! She’ll be shooting with other female recurve archers from around BC and is one of two girls representing Vancouver Island! Congratulations Bailey and good luck!

Victoria Bowmen Next General Meeting – Tuesday February 27, 2018, 7pm at Saanich Commonwealth Place – room to be determined

The Club’s Board of Directors meets every month usually at Saanich Commonwealth Place. All members are welcome to attend.