Ironfest 2020 announces cancellation during coronavirus chaos

 
 ANGELIC: Vicki Hartley as a white angel. Picture: COURTESY OF SCOTT GILBANK.

ANGELIC: Vicki Hartley as a white angel. Picture: COURTESY OF SCOTT GILBANK.

Ironfest festival director MacGregor Ross made the announcement early Monday morning, March 16 that the 2020 event would not be going ahead.

"We, the organisers, are devastated, we will do the right thing by the ticket holders and stallholders who have already paid which is a major hit on the festival's financial viability..." he said.

"Nothing about our future is clear or certain.

15/3/20 MOUNTAIN ARCHERS CLOSED DUE TO COVID 19

JOSH'S NEW COURSE GOING STRONG AND CLUB NUMBERS STARTING TO PICK UP AGAIN!

 

A couple of lads from Josh Dodson's Come n Try Course, pretty happy with their efforts. Photo Joseph Pritchard.

A good turnout of club members 1/3/20. Photo Steven Brolin.

BEGINNERS COURSE POSTPONED UNTIL THE 23rd DUE TO OVAL CLOSURE

BMCC are inspecting all sporting grounds on Monday 17th due to drainage issues. So to avoid too much impact on the ground we will suspend Beginners course until the Sunday 23rd February. Sorry for any inconvenience, it has been a frustrating couple of months.

FEB COMP

BROWNTOWN OVAL RE-OPENED AGAIN FOR ARCHERY ON SUNDAYS 19/01/20

See our Newcomers section for upcoming Beginners Classes date commencement and come and put your name down if interested.

2 MOUNTAIN ARCHERS COMPETE AT 2020 INDOOR ARCHERY WORLD SERIES, LIVERPOOL SYDNEY 8-14 JAN

Mountain Archer Andrew Betts at Target 16, 2020 Indoor Archery World Festival, Whitlam Centre, Liverpool Jan 13th, photo thanks to Joseph Pritchard.

Two Mountain Archers, Andrew Betts and Kevin Girard came 9th and 10th respectively at the recent Indoor Archery Festival in Sydney. We can't tell you their scores because the Italian scoring system used doesn't seem to have recorded them!

THE TIBETANS ARE COMING TO MOUNTAIN ARCHERS

Mountain Archers Tibetan members and associates, Sonam Dhondup, Phakmo Tsetan, Lijia Loga, Namkha Tsering and Pema Dhondup, photo Mat Bagley.

When workmates Mat Bagley and Lijia Loga discovered they both shared a love for archery the idea for a Tibetan Archery Festival was born. The First Annual Australian Tibetan traditional Archery Festival is to be hosted by Mountain Archers and held at Browntown Oval, Mount Victoria. Due to the Bushfires we had to cancel the original date, so it will be on sometime around the Dalai Lamas Birthday, 2020. Will feature archers both Australians and Tibetans from Blue Mountains, Bathurst, Sydney, Newcastle, Canberra, Brisbane. The men will shoot at 80m, barebow at a traditional earthen/clay target,a CD at the centre, the closest arrow to the centre of the CD winning the round. Good natured verbal jousting is encouraged, with Mountain Archers Club President, Ian O'Neill, sure to be among those giving out the pay outs! The Tibetan women and children will also be encouraged to have a go, with Mountain Archers putting out the foam animal targets and balloons. Tibetan traditional dancing,rope pulling show of strength and many other activities will also be on display. Delicious Tibetan foods and drinks are also available. We will welcome everyone to come over and have fun with us.