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

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)

Success for Sussex Archers in the Field

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

FOUR Southern Champions
………..TWO English Champions
………………..  and a 6th Place in the World!

SCAS Championships   19th & 20th October

The SCAS Field Championships were held at Ranger’s Lawn, Oxfordshire. The tournament produced a total of four Regional Champions for the county.
Many congratulations to Michaela Lake, LadiesTraditional, Adam Stevens, Gents Traditional, Ken Burge, Gents Recurve & Gary Cole, Gents Compound Unlimited.
Paul Castle & Kevin Warwick were placed 2nd & 3rd respectively in the Gents Traditional class.

English Championships   26th & 27th October

Travelling outside the Region to Yorkshire, the Traditional archers all fared exceptionally well at the English & Yorkshire Field Championships.
Michaela Lake & Adam Stevens were both crowned as champions, with Paul Castle & Kevin Warwick again placed 2nd & 3rd.

World 3D Championships   7th to 12th October.

Travelling even further afield to Sassari in Sardinia, Gary Cole shot brilliantly to gain 6th place in the World 3D Field Championships.

We are very proud that our archers are keeping up the long tradition of great success in field archery. Well done everyone.

SCAA Field Champs Summary, Results & Pictures

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

At the 2012 ShootThe Sussex County Field Championships were held at Furnace Wood between Crawley and East Grinstead on Sunday 22nd September, in conjunction with the Crawley two-day Open Field Shoot.

To view the Results Tables for the 2-day open shoot which includes the Sunday Scores and Placings that determined the County Champions  Click on this Link
There are also Two Galleries of Pictures on the GALLERY tab above

A proper report will follow, but in brief, the weather was less extreme this year, with neither the strong sun or torrential rain of 2012.  There was just a hint of rain on Saturday, but it was cloudy both days and consequently rather dark under the trees for most shots. All the same at least two new National Records were set, one by Bryony Pitman of Worthing. And a name we haven’t seen in the results list for some years, at the top of the Gents Recurve, was ‘young’ John Hartfield making a rare visit along with mother Ann, our former Chairman.

The Sussex Champions were Ian Martin, Lynn Chegwidden, Michaela Lake, Paul Castle, Sidonie Lake, Steve Baldwin, Bryony Pitman, Gavin Sutherland, Gary Cole and Jamie Cole. The scores were very strong,  most were the best of the day in their respective classes.

County Outdoor Championships

Sunday, June 30th, 2013

This year’s meeting was on 20th and 21st July at Crawley


Click here to go to Championships Webpage

County Championships Date Change

Saturday, March 30th, 2013

FITA : July 20th  –  Championships : July 21st

Due to an error by the Surrey Tournament Organiser, the Surrey Outdoor Championships are scheduled for the second weekend in July instead of the third, which is the established date. Their shoot is a World Record Status FITA Star and includes the English Archery Federation National Championships, and they are now unable to move it to the normal weekend.

We know that a number of potential Sussex Champions and regular entrants will be torn between the two shoots if they are both on the same day, so it’s been decided to move the Sussex Championships to the third weekend for this year. Unfortunately this does (did – see below) clash with the Six Villages American shoot, for which the County apologises and hopes that those archers who wouldn’t be thinking of entering a 12-dozen Championship Round (and that’s a lot) might consider entering the shorter American Round, complete with tempting barbecue, it’s a perfect alternative. Footnote – the Six Village  Tournament has been re-scheduled to 14th July

The Entry Form for the July Championships is on the Tournament Web Page

SUSSEX at SIXTY Celebration Shoot Saturday 24th Sept

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

FITA 70 Rounds – Hazelwick School, Crawley – To get your entry form, Click Here
Helpers are needed during the shoot – please contact Bob Darling

Fraternity of St George Shoots 2011

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

The Fraternity of St George has published its 2011 shooting calendar, comprising nine events for longbow archers in England and France.