Sussex Field Archers represent GB

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

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Three Sussex Field Archers have represented Great Britain during August and September.

Jamie Cole was selected to shoot Compound in the World Championships at Zagreb, Croatia. He successfully came through the Qualification Round, but did not progress beyond the Elimination Round, ending in 15th Place.

Michaela Lake was selected to represent GB in the European 3-D Championships at Tallin, Estonia,  shooting Instinctive, following a very successful Summer when she became both English and Irish Champion. A near-novice to 3-D she nevertheless ended in 11th place in Europe, just ten points below the cut.

Gary Cole was also selected for  the European 3-D Championships shooting Compound Unlimited, and after the 2-day Qualification rounds was very well placed at 5th. But in the 12-arrow elimination round very poor light at three of the targets meant he was unable to see the target well enough in the sight scope he  was using and ended up with nine points less that he needed to make the cut for the finals, enough to drop to 15th place.

Not only is Sussex proud because these archers were selected, they all also made it to the Elimination Rounds, and were only points away from the next round.

Not just the Juniors…

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Sussex has 2 British and 2 English Senior Champions!
- Total of Twelve Medallists in the two Championships
(including 2 Junior and 2 Veteran ‘Master’ Medallists)

2014NatChampsMandy Linn (Longbow) and Phil Reay (Barebow) are British Champions, won in the teeth of  Hurricane Bertha as it crossed the UK Midlands.
Petra Ginman and Gerry Deak won places in the SCAS Mixed Team which dominated the Regional Competition; and Chris Ellis won the Silver in the Gents Longbow Championship

2014NatMedallistsIn July three Sussex Seniors, a Lady and two Gents, carried off honours in the English Target Archery Championships.
Linda Palmer is English Compound Champion, and Gerry Deak is the English Recurve Champion while Gavin Sutherland came Second in the same Category.
Pip Tucknott (Compound) was 1st Junior in the 90 metre Round, Marc Charlesworth was 1st Cadet in the 70 metre Round, and Stephen Allen and Chris Sheldrake were 2nd and 3rd in the Compound 90 metre Masters category

Latest Achievements – more added

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

At International Level Bryony Pitman and Gary Cole have been selected to represent the UK in Field and Target Championships overseas this summer;
Several Sussex Archers achieved good placings in the World Indoor multi-venue Barebow Championships

At National Level Paul Castle is an Individual British Field Champion and with Adam Stevens is a National Team Champion too;
Marilyn Dewar came out top of the Ladies Longbow Class at the UK Masters Meeting

At Regional Level Sussex won the Compound Team Trophy at the Regional Target Championships, and Heath Saxby, Linda Palmer and Steve Chapman won individual Medals;
Liz Bowyer retained her recurve title at the Regional Clout Championships for the fifth year in a row, and Richard Britton, Graham Brown and Jon Stafford won individual medals.

More details of these achievements, and see how other Sussex Archers performed… (more…)

Top Level Performances at Lilleshall

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

Two outstanding results by Sussex Archers last weekend at the National Indoor Championships meeting:

Bryony Pitman shared the Ladies Recurve National Junior Championship Trophy with Philippa Taylor, making a huge score of 571, as well as coming 17th equal in the Senior Championships. Three girls scored 571, but it was the two under-16-year-olds who came out ahead of the under-18 group winner on golds.

And Tim Nash was the Gents Compound Silver Medallist in the Senior National Championships after losing 4-6 to Adam Ravenscroft in the Final Round shoot-out for the Gold.

Gavin Sutherland was 5th overall on score and was part of the England Recurve Team that won the Home Nations Event, and Tim Nash was part of the equally successful England Compound Team.  Jamie Cole came 4th in his age group in the junior Gents Compound division and 48th in the Senior event.

Other Sussex archers at the Championships Weekend included Keira Henderson (5th in Age Group), Philip Tucknott (8th in the Junior and 40th in the Senior), and Cameron Temple (18th in Age Group)