Indoor Championships – 11th April

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Stop Press.. Junior Winter League Final Results

The Final League Table is published on the Junior Winter Leagues Page

The County and Regional Indoor Championships

was about five weeks later than usual this year because the Hall was not available for the first Sunday in March.



Sussex County Field Championships are on!

Sunday, February 8th, 2015

2015FieldHeaderCrawley Archery Club will be hosting the County Field Championships on Sunday 28th June as part of their two-day 24-target Arrowhead Tournament. The Championships will be decided over the Marked-Distances Course.  Saturday 27th is the unmarked segment of the 2015 Crawley Open Tournament.
>>Click Here to  download the Entry Form<<

SCAA AGM Reminder – Sunday 29th March

The Association’s Annual General Meeting will be held at the NTC Centre, Leyland’s Park, Leyland’s Road, Burgess Hill RH15 DL8 at 10.30am.

All Clubs should send representatives, several important posts will become vacant and Nominations for replacements are needed.

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.
For Sussex Archer’s scores, Click Here>> (more…)

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

County Championships Target List 19th & 20th July

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

The shoot is now full, with waiting lists for both days.  If you entered and are now unable to come, please let the organiser know – thanks.

>>Click Here to see the Target List

2014 Indoor Championships

Saturday, March 8th, 2014






A fuller Report will follow soon. For now, just a few words to thank everyone who entered and helped for making this an upbeat and social occasion with some great shooting thrown in.

The helpers deserve an extra special thanks for the way they all used their initiative and made it run without need for prompting – brilliant. Here’s most of the crew names,  a few more didn’t get noted…
At Hazelwick School: About a dozen Crawley Bowmen  including  Trevor and James Strudwick  Tony Jerome   Geri Barnden   Adam Smith  Peter Damon   Peter Mayhew  Keith Cross   Siobhan McGuire
At the K2: Bob Darling  Ben Green  Simon Quill  Peter Humphreys  Kevin Legan  Paul Campion  Iain Charlesworth  Steve Lancaster  Graham Stevens  Rod Woodhatch  Rob Keeling  Richard Halsey  Taff Evans  Jules & Mark Robinson  Malcolm Higman  Vickie O’Connor  Sue Habgood  Colin Dickinson  Sue Mangan  Serena Charlesworth  Liz Bowyer  Jackie Beard  Jenny Francis  Nick Barnes and John the other driver

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National Indoor Honours

Sunday, December 15th, 2013

Fifteen Sussex Archers went to the Midlands to shoot in the National Indoor Championships on 7th and 8th December, and the small band performed with honour and considerable success.

The Top Sussex Placings were…
Marc Charlesworth (Recurve) won the under 14 age-group with a PB Portsmouth of 561
Gavin Sutherland (Recurve) was 3rd in the Gents Championships with FITA18 score of 573, and
Gerry Deak (Recurve) was 4th with 572
Kai Thomas-Prause (Compound Under 14) was 3rd with a 519 Portsmouth
Bryony Pitman (Recurve Under 18) shooting the Senior FITA18 came 6th scoring 549
Jodie Green (Recurve Under 18) was 12th in the Portsmouth with 513
Jamie Cole (Compound Under 18) came 18th with 574 in the Senior Championships

Gavin and Bryony were both placed in the Match Rounds, Bryony achieving 5th and Gavin 7th

Gavin and Gerry were in the winning Southern Counties team in the Regional Team Championship;

Gavin was part of the winning England team in the Home Nations Recurve Championship, and Pip Tucknott was in the winning England Compound Team.

Other Sussex Archers at the Championships in Coventry were Petra Ginman (Recurve 31st), Iorwouth Evans (Recurve 90th), Stephen Thomson (Recurve 111th),  Gareth Thomas-Prause (Recurve 122nd),  Matthew Bliss (Recurve 153rd), John Foley (Compound 27th), Pip Tucknott (Compound 63rd) , Ross Carr (Compound 83rd)