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New Features for Championship Shoots this Summer

May 28th, 2017

The Target Championships were on 16th July at Crawley

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

The Field Championships are on 30th July on a new course at High Weald Archery Club, Etchingham

JUST A FEW PLACES LEFT 2-day event, first day unmarked distances, second day the Championships
For Entry Form with Information >> Click Here

The Clout Championships are on 13th August hosted by Crawley Archers at Hazelwick School

WA / Metric Clout Rounds with Tassel Awards (a bit like the WA Star Awards) and UK Record Status, with a practice session on Saturday 12th August.
For information about Clout Shooting and how to do it, and Entry Forms >> Click Here

Sussex Win 1st World Record Status Match

May 18th, 2017

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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

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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 »

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.

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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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