Sussex Win 1st World Record Status Match

Thursday, 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). (more…)

Hants Match Senior Manager’s Report

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

New National Ladies WA 1440 Record by Sussex Archer

2014SussexHantsMatchThe Sussex Seniors won three out of the four Bowstyles – but Hampshire won the Match on Aggregate because Sussex were short on Juniors

The county team met up at the Southampton ground ready for our annual match against Hampshire. Some of us had not been there before, so we managed to lose one member, but luckily he did turn up right on the dot, thanks to the Hampshire team giving instructions over a mobile phone!
The day was very pleasant; good company, good scores and good weather – with a nice ground thrown in – what more could you want!!!
Report Continues… (more…)

The SCAS Inter-Counties Match Report

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

The 2103 inter-counties Sussex Team

The Intercounties meeting held at Kingston was very successful. Despite not having some of our top archers present, the Sussex teams did very well indeed. (more…)

County Match versus Hants 5th May 2013

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

The traditional season-opening match against Hampshire took place at the Hazelwick Ground in Crawley on Sunday in pleasant weather conditions (the start of a trend, hopes  Team Manager Doreen Cannon), and thanks to the Ground Crew, the Refreshment Providers, and to equipment acquired and serviced over the winter, the shoot ran smoothly.
The result was a win by Hampshire, but they didn’t have it all their own way by any means, the honours were pretty well shared, but they racked up more points thanks to some brilliant barebow Juniors, and in spite of a big win by our Recurve Juniors, it was their Barebows (senior as well as junior) and their Junior Compounds who carried the honours away.
The final result also included 1100 points from their Junior Longbows, with Sussex being unable to field any Junior Longbow archers. Looking forward to the Inter-Counties in September, it’s highly likely that Junior Longbows will be included. Sooo… if any Sussex Clubs out there have any, please encourage them and start them on the path towards shooting the 12-dozen rounds!!
CLICK HERE to read The Team Manager’s Report on the County Match

Sussex triumphs at 3-County Shoot

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

SCAATeam30thSept2012reportheaderThe three-way match held at Crawley on 30th September between Surrey, Essex and Sussex  ended in an overall victory by the home county for both  Seniors and Juniors.
Although the setting up of the field on Saturday was on a glorious day, Sunday started off overcast, and then became very windy – very tricky conditions for the archers!


Junior Match vs Hampshire

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

The dedicated Junior Match took place at HMS Collingwood on 24th June
Click Here to Read the Team Manager’s report…

Sussex Supreme at Soggy six-dozen Saxon

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Sussex Win County Match against Hampshire 2775 to 2678
This year’s inter-county match was incorporated into the Andover Saxon Shoot, and the weather was so awful the shoot was abandoned after six dozen. None of the Sussex Team retired.
To the Team: thank you all so much for turning up and supporting Sussex against our arch rivals Hampshire! We managed to beat them despite the weather, and the Team Manager would like to congratulate you all on good scores despite the wind and rain.
Sussex archers also did remarkably well in the Saxon tournament itself
- The Team Scores and Individual Achievements follow… (more…)

Junior Indoor Match vs Essex

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Sussex Juniors faced their opposite numbers from Essex in a Friendly Match at Brighton Bowmen’s Record-Status FITA 18 Tournament on Sunday 10th March

Click Here to Read the Junior Team Manager’s Report

2011 Intercounties Successes

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Southern Intercounties Combined Senior & Junior Championships
- Senior Team Managers Report

This years Intercounty tournament was held at Kent University, and 9 counties accepted the Southern Counties Archery Society’s invitation to enter teams.
The Sussex teams arrived bright and early, and despite the horrendous weather forecast of high winds and rain, the day turned out to be a bright sunny one, although the wind was very strong.

Feel the wind in those poplars...

Feel the wind in those poplars...