AGM 12th Nov – Emergency Change of Venue

Wednesday, 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

Friday, 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. (more…)

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

Saturday, 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

Monday, 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.

SCAA VI Archer at Euro Para Champs for GB

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

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Carol Davies, a visually impaired archer, seized the opportunity to shoot for GB at the European Para-archery Championships in Saint Jean De Monts, France in April 2016. Carol is a member of Blind Veterans UK Bowmen in Ovingdean, and is currently coached and supported by two Sussex County Coaches.

Carol thoroughly enjoyed every moment of the tournament – including shooting against Steve Prowse the current world champion. Carol lost in the quarter-finals to the eventual bronze medallist Claudio Peruffo from Italy.

She described the tournament as “the experience of a lifetime” and would like to express her gratitude to SCAA for giving her a grant towards the cost of the trip.

Euro Field Champs!

Friday, November 6th, 2015

EuroChampsOct2015Sussex has a Junior European Field Champion and Two Junior Silver Medallists.

In a strongly-contested European Field Championships at Rzeszow in Poland, with temperatures swinging from below freezing to quite hot, Bryony Pitman of Worthing put down her marker for next year when she’ll move into the Senior ranks by beating top ranked Chiara Rebagliati 50 to 46 to become European Junior Lady Champion.

She was also part of the Silver-Medal-winning Junior Ladies team. Jamie Cole from Chichester performed strongly and got through to the Second Elimination Round in the Individual Competition, and then helped bring home a Silver Medal for the British Junior Men’s Team.

Pip Tucknott, who is now studying in Scotland, also shot for Team GB.

Alan Ruby

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

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It’s sad to report the death of a life Vice-President (together with his wife Jean, who survives him) and former President of SCAA, Alan Ruby of Holbrook Archers, aged 87. There was a large turn-out of family, friends, clubmates and many past and present archers at Crawley Crematorium to pay respects and remember a good friend and supporter of Sussex Archery, who was also one of the real Characters, a man with Vision, Reason, and Passion.

Rod Woodhatch has sent a short Obituary, which focusses on his Archery, and doesn’t cover Alan the Musician and Jazz Trumpeter, Alan the Motor-Cyclist, or Alan the Family Man … (more…)

AGM Update

Sunday, January 27th, 2013

Following the AGM (see highlights below) there was a discussion on the ways the new proposals for Modernisation of ArcheryGB Membership might have an effect on Clubs and County. It was agreed that SCAA will send in a letter / representation, as in this file  >> Draft Reply which now has an additional paragraph referring to Junior and Disability Clubs

Deadline for Comments is 31st January. Immediate Action is now needed, first to attempt to answer the ‘SurveyMonkey’ questionnaire on the ArcheryGB website (but bear in mind you are only allowed to give a positive opinion on the proposals,  so it may be quite difficult to show how you feel) and also for clubs and individuals to write / email a reply, and also to send a copy of the reply to Freddy Collier  freddie.collier@archerygb.org , David Sharratt   david.sherratt@archerygb.org , Bryan Woodcock  director.operations@archerygb.org and Dave Harrison  chairman@archerygb.org

To help think about your response, here is a file with Collected Responses from other counties, clubs and individuals

The Survey is at
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MembershipModernisation
and the address to write to is
Membership Modernisation Consultation
Archery GB   Lilleshall National Sports & Conferencing Centre
Newport  Shropshire   TF10 9AT
Ideally in the post on Tuesday, 1st Class to arrive by 31st January

Highlight of the AGM

Presentation of Honorary Life Membership to Mr & Mrs White

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Terry’s certificate honours Sixty years in archery, but Pam can only manage Fifty.
But forty-six years ago she was already in the Sussex County Team…

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Chairman’s February Digest: New Committee, County Target and Field Champs, and other News

Sunday, February 19th, 2012

JANUARY JNR LEAGUE SCORES – go to>> Junior Winter Leagues Page
DECEMBER RECORDS UPDATES – go to>> County Records Page

The County AGM was held on Sunday 29th January. There were some changes to the committee. We say a fond farewell to Dave Egalton (CCO), Terry White (Junior Team Manager), Maggie Burford (Junior Rep & Tournament Organiser) and Sy Grinham (Equipment Coordinator). (more…)