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Bag a Butyl Beast! First-ever Sx 3-D Champs – April

February 15th, 2017

FleetIbexLiz_LeopardApril 2nd at High Weald Archers, Etchingham, Hurst Green, Far-East Sussex.

Entry Forms on the Sussex Archery Tournaments page (Click Here)

Not only the first Sussex 3-D, this will be the first WA 3-D in England, and only the second in the UK!

New Field Achievement Badge Scheme

December 29th, 2016

Sussex County Archery Association is launching an achievement award scheme for Field Archery, available in every bowstyle as an interim measure to fill the void in the Classification and the WA Arrowhead awards. Eligible Styles will include Traditional, Instinctive and American Flat Bow which have not previously been covered, as well as Longbow, Barebow, Compound and Freestyle/Recurve. It will be possible to claim for field scores shot since 1st January 2016.

There is a link to the explanatory document on the Documents Library Page

County Clashes Completed

December 8th, 2016

The Sussex Team shot two Matches this year, first the Southern Region Inter-Counties at Oxford in September where eleven counties fielded teams, and at the end of November a four-way shoot against Kent, Surrey and Essex hosted by Kent at Sittingbourne.

2016 Intercounties Group 580pxlSussex sent Senior Recurve and Compound teams to the Regional Inter-Counties (above), and a Junior Compound team – which shot brilliantly and came First. There was no Junior recurve team, but one of our Junior ladies made it into the Senior Team.
The 4-way Indoor Match was a smaller-scale affair, and Recurve, Compound, Longbow and Barebow teams were sent, although on this occasion the Juniors in the team were on an equal footing with the Seniors.

KentIndoorMatch2016HallView580pxlHere are some of the Sussex Archers…
KentIndoorMatch2016SxTeam580pxlNick Lea the Team Manager has posted some reports on the Sussex Archery Facebook Page

AGM 12th Nov – Emergency Change of Venue

October 26th, 2016

Last week the Burgess Hill Nautical Training Corps Hall, where the SCAA AGM was to take place, burnt to the ground in a suspected arson attack. A new venue has now been arranged about a quarter of a mile away:
Manor Field Primary School, Junction Rd, Burgess Hill RH15 0PZ
The AGM is on Saturday 12 November and will begin at 10.00am prompt
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Michaela Lake at Euro 3-D Champs

October 14th, 2016

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Only her second visit to a European 3-D Championships representing Great Britain and Northern Ireland with her Traditional set-up, and Michaela Lake brought home the Silver Medal from Slovenia.

Michaela Reports…

My aim for the week was to get into the top 16 as that would be respectable. I had taken a quite a few days of leave to train at South Wiltshire as they have a 3D course set up. My aim was to score 300 points per day for the 2 qualifying rounds to get into the final 16, and I had done this in practice on a few occasions so knew it was possible. Read the rest of this entry »

Michaela’s Euro-3D Silver, Jodie at Rio Paralympics
and Kai’s National Series Spectacular

September 10th, 2016

STOP PRESS 12th Sept: Paralympic Silver for Jodie Grinham with John Stubbs in the Compound Mixed Team Competition – GB scoring 143 against China’s 151

MLakeJGrinhamNews580pxlHot from successfully defending her All-British Title, Eastbourne Instinctive Archer Michaela Lake has headed over to Slovenia and carried off the Silver Medal at the European 3D Championships for Great Britain. Other Sussex Archers in the Squad were High Weald Compound Archer Gary Cole who qualified in 3rd place, but finished just outside the medals in 5th Place, and Jason Meehan, also a High Weald Archer who took 20th Place in the Barebow class.

Meanwhile Crawley Archery Club alumna Jodie Grinham is starting her campaign in the Ladies Open Individual Compound Class at the Rio Paralympics.  Jodie now lives at Telford and has been training fulltime for the Para Games. Jodie finished the Rankings Round in 10th place and will face Eleanora Sarti of Italy on 16th September.

Michaela, Gary and Jason were all members of the England Team that won the Home International at the All-British Field Championships, and Michaela joined with Kevin Warwick to win the Top Team Award for Kingsbury.

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Away from the Internationals… 15-yr-old Kai Thomas-Prause strung together some awesome performances and took the Bronze medal at the Bradford leg of the National Series on 5th September, including shooting the highest H2H score of the whole meeting and showing he’s more than a match to most of the top adult Compound Archers in the land – report and picture on the SCAA Facebook Page

Sussex Archers in Rio

August 8th, 2016

OlympicsGavinFacingGary580pxlTwo Worthing Archery Club members on the world stage today – Gavin Sutherland (right), representing Zimbabwe, supported by his Coach (and former Field World Champion) Gary Kinghorn.
Gavin faced World and Olympic Record holder Woojin Kim of Korea at the Sambodromo in Rio in the first round Head-to-Head. Against such odds few, if any, archers in the world could go against the form-book, and Kim won of course. But Gavin tossed in enough Tens to show why he was there, and did his Nation proud.


Rankings Updated 1st August 2016

August 1st, 2016


The Rankings page has been updated, please let me know of any errors or omissions that may have slipped through.

I will try to find the results from as many local tournaments as I can however, I’m not always aware of them all, especially if they are a distance away. If you wish to be included in the Rankings Tables and be sure that all your scores are counted,  you should email them in so that I can double check them.

If you send in a score from a club target day, please make sure that you include the scoresheet, countersigned by a witness.

For more information, pleased check out the Rankings Page

David Coates

County Championships Weekend 2016

July 13th, 2016

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Click Here to see a Gallery of Pictures from the Shoot

The RESULTS and  Target List are published on the Championships Web Page