News from the Nationals

Monday, December 15th, 2014

JnrNatIndoor2014EnglandTeamSussex Archers won Personal and Team Honours at the National Indoor Championships held on 6th and 7th December in Coventry.
The highest placing in the Junior Championships was a Gold Medal for Bryony Pitman (under 18 group) with the highest score by a Lady Recurver.  And all three Sussex Compound Gents achieved Bronze Medals in their Age Groups – they are Jamie Cole (under 18),  Kai Thomas-Pause (under 16) and Nathan Thomas (under 14).
Marc Charlesworth was placed 10th in the under 16 Recurve Class, Chris Cooper was 13th in the under 18 Recurves, and Jodie Green 15th in the under 16 Ladies Recurve class.
Amelia Harper and Georgina Stewart also shot, but didn’t compete for places as they are now over 18.

In the Junior Home International and Inter-Regional events, Jamie Cole (pictured above) was in the Home-International-winning England Junior Team, and Bryony Pitman took her place in the victorious  Southern Counties squad.
2014JNICSaturdayPMJuniorsIn the Senior Championships, the undoubted highlight was the Head to Head for the Gold Medal between 3-time Olympian Larry Godfrey and Sussex Archer Gerry Deak, who’s having a great year. Goliath won on this occasion, but Gerry went down fighting with a very creditable Silver Medal, having also beaten the Bronze Medallist on the way.
Other notable Head-to-Head Placings were Bryony Pitman with 6th Place, and Petra Ginman and Gavin Sutherland both 9th equal.

2014NICadultsGerry Deak and Petra Ginman represented England in the Senior Home International, and helped bring home the Trophy again.
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Great International Performances

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

BPitmanGSutherlandInternational2014bTwo Sussex Stars have made their marks on an International Stage.

Bryony Pitman was one of two UK archers representing Great Britain at the Youth Olympics in Nanjing, China.  She qualified with a good score, but went out in her first match.  She was then teamed with Belarusian Aliaksei Dubrova in the mixed team competition, finishing in joint 9th place.

and Gavin Sutherland has represented Zimbabwe at the All-Africa Championships held in Luxor, Egypt, taking second place in the Ranking Round and going on win the Silver for his country, and then winning Gold in the African Open International Tournament.

Two brilliant performances from young archers on an upward trajectory.

Sussex Field Archers represent GB

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014


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)