The late Chris Mason was a member of WOAC for many years and will be remembered by many of the clubs members, indeed he was instrumental in getting the club to the position it is today at Old Grammarians.
He was also latterly the NCAS Chairman.
Following his untimely death a couple of years ago an annual charity shoot and rather informal competition was arranged, which this year will be held on 16th July (provisionally). These are relaxed occasions and great fun and I would encourage as many WOAC members as possible to take part. Last year over £10.000 was raised for a cancer charity.
Running beside this event there is an ongoing trophy competition which everyone can take part in. Put simply, points are awarded for a place in every county held competition and the archer with the most points at the end of the season is presented with a rather fine trophy. You even get a point for entering the competition, regardless of a place – so those club members who have shot a WOAC competition are already taking part!
There are many worthwhile reasons for entering competition. As well as meeting other, like-minded archers, you will see how your scores are increasing and improve your handicap, you can gain scores towards your ranking – you might even win a medal. At the time of writing several WOAC members were placed in the top ten of the points list for the Chris Mason trophy – why not come and join us.