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Sx Jnrs in Winning England Team + Sussex triumph in 4-Way Match

January 10th, 2018

Two Sussex Junior Gents were selected to shoot for England in the Home International at the Junior Indoor Championships in December, Marc Charlesworth (Recurve – Arundown) and Nathan Thomas (Compound – Worthing) tasted victory when the England Team came out on top as clear winners.
On the following day, Bryony Pitman (Worthing) finished as Lady Recurve Champion at the Senior National Indoor Meeting.
2017JNIC-N&M300pxlAnd the Sussex Team were also Winnners at the 4-way inter-County Match arranged by Kent County Archery Association the previous weekend.

2017KentIndoorMatch580pxlTeam Captain Nick Lea reports…

The Kent Indoor 4-Way tournament in Sittingbourne on November 25h saw our archers pitted against Essex, Kent and Surrey.  Two Portsmouth rounds defined the day with Compound and Recurve archers shooting the morning session and Barebow and Longbow in the afternoon. Read the rest of this entry »

Sussex Top in New Field Inter-Counties

November 16th, 2017

KentIC2017WebHeader580pxlKent Archery Association arranged the first-ever Southern Counties Inter-Counties Field Event held on 15th October. Several of the Counties invited decided not to take part this year because some of their best archers had been invited to a Selection Shoot on the same day – as indeed were ours. But Sussex has some strength in depth so we were able to field a Field Team (with a little help from our friends – see the Team Captain’s report below).
Click Here for a Gallery of Pictures of the Shoot
Team Captain Nick Lea’s Report….
I’m very pleased to announce that Sussex were victorious at the Kent field inter-county shoot on Sunday!
We claimed 1st, 2nd and 4th places in what was the first inter-county field tournament in the UK.  Chris Horan and Bob Beany are hoping to make this pilot tournament a regular event and act as template for other counties to follow suit. Kent had extended an invitation to ourselves, Surrey and Essex.  The fact that Surrey and Essex felt they had to withdraw due to lack of archers highlights the difficulties we were all facing. Read the rest of this entry »

2017 Annual General Meeting 11th November

October 13th, 2017

The SCAA 2017 Annual General Meeting was held on Saturday 11th November at Manor Field Primary School, Junction Road, Burgess Hill, RH15 OPZ. The intention is to send out Draft Minutes and Officers’ Reports fairly soon while they are still of interest to those who didn’t attend the AGM, rather than wait 12 months. Similarly it is intended to send out Digests of Executive Meetings soon after they happen. Read the rest of this entry »

Spring and Summer Achievements

September 1st, 2017

Sussex Archers have been busy notching up some great performances this year. Here are pictures of some of the Seniors and Juniors who have been successful at International and National level:

2017Stars580pxlAnd here are some of the things they and other Sussex archers have been up to… Read the rest of this entry »

New Features for Championship Shoots this Summer

May 28th, 2017

This year the County Championships had World Record Status for the first time; The Field Championships were on a new 28-target Course; The Clout Championships were the first in seven years, and at Crawley for the first time

The Clout Championships were on 13th August at Crawley

Final Scores and Some Photos now on the Event Webpage >> Click Here

The Target Championships were on 16th July at Crawley

Final Scores and Some Photos for Saturday  and Sunday are now on the Event Webpage >> Click Here

The Field Championships were on 30th July on at High Weald Archery Club, Etchingham

For Results Listings >> Click Here

Sussex Win 1st World Record Status Match

May 18th, 2017


Sussex 27,091 – Hampshire 25,201

One of Pete Probert’s aims as County Chairman was to ratchet County Matches and Championships up a notch, and apply for World Record Status instead of just UK RS. Well, his wish has come true, but maybe a little sooner than planned as both the Hampshire Match and the County Championships have been given WRS this year, although that may be the result of a tick in the wrong box on the Application Forms. This truly dropped the County Team Manager Nick Lea in at the deep end as, although not nominally the Tournament Organiser it was his job to sort out all the practical details, and it wasn’t just a normal County Match, his first-ever Home Match was also the first ever Outdoor World Record Status Shoot organised by County (although there have been a few others organised by Sussex Clubs). Read the rest of this entry »

Rankings Updated April 2017

April 26th, 2017

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

We urgently need more juniors to take part and submit ranking scores, a number of our current juniors have moved or are about to move into the senior classification. Please ask around your clubs and encourage them to give Bristols and Metrics a go.

Junior Ranking Rounds…. Read the rest of this entry »

Doreen receives AGB Honour

April 25th, 2017

DoreenCannonBronzePlaqueTrishLovellOur County Secretary Doreen Cannon was given due recognition by Archery GB when President Trish Lovell presented the Bronze Plaquette for her long service to Archery at the AGB AGM at the NEC in Birmingham.

Archery has played a very big part in Doreen’s life, and she has given an enormous amount back. Sussex Archery would have been very different without her input over half a century and more.  She was Secretary of Worthing Archery Club for nearly 50 years, has been County Secretary for over 40, was Regional Recurve Champion, a County Team Member continuously from the mid-1960s until the late 1990s, first Recurve then Compound, a member of the Championships Results team, Junior County Team Manager and then Senior Team Manager.

She is a County Coach and served many years as Secretary of the Martlets Coaching Group. She always makes a particular point of encouraging Juniors, both in her home club and throughout the County, and continues to run outdoor sessions for juniors on Saturdays round the year. Several of ‘her’ Juniors (and their children) have been high achievers and shot for England or Great Britain. She inaugurated a Junior Shoot which drew entrants from near and far, including youngsters like Andrea Gales and Jonathan Shales, although now it is mostly attended by Sussex Juniors; Doreen still hands out prizes, and gives personal presents to all the participants.

After 9 Years – 2 UK Records at once at the K2

March 14th, 2017


It’s no easy thing to set a new UK Indoor Record, and since 2009 over two thousand Rounds have been shot at the SCAS and Sussex Indoors Championships at Crawley’s K2 Centre, and until this year’s shoot on 5th May not a single UK record had been claimed. And then there were two, and the archers were on adjoining targets!

Kai Thomas-Prause showed that his phenomenal National Series performance last year was no flash in the pan, and shot a 593 Portsmouth to claim the Junior Compound Record. And Bryony Pitman came in as a late entrant with a new bow to try out before flying out to Vittel later in the day to take part in the European Indoor Championships. She didn’t need to worry, the bow performed like a dream and Bryony clocked up 595 points – and she went on to win a Bronze Medal in the Junior Ladies Team event at the Euros, and capped it by being ranked no 2 and winning the Silver Medal for the Junior Ladies Recurve class.

Tournament Report follows… Read the rest of this entry »