County Junior Target Championships

Saturday, September 26th, 2020

Social Distancing was no problem at the County Junior Championships held at Adur Valley’s grounds on 19th September, but the threat of Covid-19 did have an effect on the number of participants, which was mostly a result of difficulties getting the right kind of practice this Summer in the run-up to the Championships.
As with the Clout Championships, it was lovely and sunny, but with an added challenging wind all day. This is the second time the Junior Championships has taken this type of format, a 6-dozen-shot Round at a smaller venue, and it proved once again that separating the shoot from the senior championships is much more inclusive.

Many thanks to Adur Valley Archers for hosting the shoot and setting up the field, and thanks also to our Judge, David Strong and to the Lady Paramount Gemma Underwood.

Results: >>Please Click Here

Sussex County Clout Championships

Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

Adur Valley Archers successfully hosted the Clout Championships, under the control of judge Warwick Drew. Numbers were limited in accordance with Covid-19 Control Guidelines, and Social Separation and special scoring and arrow gathering routines were followed, but there was little impact on the progress of the tournament.

The shoot was the first Clout Tournament in the UK to be carried out in accordance with Archery GB ‘Return to Competition’ Guidelines and Government Covid-19 control Guidelines. Numbers were restricted so that there were fewer than 30 people at the venue, however we were able accommodate all the Sussex Archers who wanted to attend, plus half a dozen guests. And after a stretch of poor weather, the shoot took place under almost perfect conditions.

Results are on the Clout Championships webpage<<Click Here

2019 County Outdoor Championships

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

              Click for >>RESULTS OF FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS 27/28 July

FULL RESULTS have been uploaded –  Click Here to go to the OUTDOOR TOURNAMENT WEBPAGE

Outdoor Champs Gallery: click here.
Clout Champs Gallery: click here.

The tournament was shot as a single detail, so it was unhurried with everyone on their way home at a very reasonable time. Saturday had been planned to suit Novice and Intermediate Archers, and some did take part, but not as many as hoped. But it was great to see the ones who did taking on their first ‘real’ tournament. The weather was windy on Saturday, overcast and showery at the start but turning warm and bright, Sunday was dry and sunny with a light wind.
Special thanks to all the Volunteers, including …
Set-out of range layout: Dave Webster, Rod Brown
Equipment fabrication: Chris Chedzoy, Kevin Doswell
Placing Targets and arranging the layout of the field on Friday : Geri Barnden, Tony Jerome, Helen Butcher, Richard Bennett, Nick Lea, Andras Tokes, Ben Green, Kevin Lambie, Graham Stevens
Before, during and after the Shoot: Bob and Brenda New, Rowena Berterelli, Roo Williamson, András Tőkés, Philip Van Buren, Rod Brown, Charles Poland, Mark Worsfold, Geri Barnden, Richard Bennett, Keith Cross
And to Ardingly Scouts who laid on the Food Stand.

New Features for Championship Shoots this Summer

Sunday, May 28th, 2017

This year the County Championships had World Record Status for the first time; The Field Championships were on a new 28-target Course; The Clout Championships were the first in seven years, and at Crawley for the first time

The Clout Championships were on 13th August at Crawley

Final Scores and Some Photos now on the Event Webpage >> Click Here

The Target Championships were on 16th July at Crawley

Final Scores and Some Photos for Saturday  and Sunday are now on the Event Webpage >> Click Here

The Field Championships were on 30th July on at High Weald Archery Club, Etchingham

For Results Listings >> Click Here

After 9 Years – 2 UK Records at once at the K2

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017


It’s no easy thing to set a new UK Indoor Record, and since 2009 over two thousand Rounds have been shot at the SCAS and Sussex Indoors Championships at Crawley’s K2 Centre, and until this year’s shoot on 5th May not a single UK record had been claimed. And then there were two, and the archers were on adjoining targets!

Kai Thomas-Prause showed that his phenomenal National Series performance last year was no flash in the pan, and shot a 593 Portsmouth to claim the Junior Compound Record. And Bryony Pitman came in as a late entrant with a new bow to try out before flying out to Vittel later in the day to take part in the European Indoor Championships. She didn’t need to worry, the bow performed like a dream and Bryony clocked up 595 points – and she went on to win a Bronze Medal in the Junior Ladies Team event at the Euros, and capped it by being ranked no 2 and winning the Silver Medal for the Junior Ladies Recurve class.

Tournament Report follows… (more…)

The 2016 Indoor Tournament

Sunday, March 13th, 2016

The K2 Hall on 6th March 2016

Results etc are on the >>Event Webpage<<

Sussex County AA successfully hosted another Southern Region and Sussex County Indoor Championships meeting at the K2 Centre in Crawley on Sunday 6th March.

Archers and Officials paused for a while at the start of each session to remember Chris Tucknott, the man who in 2009 came up with the idea of holding this major tournament in our county, in what was then the newest and largest hall in Local Authority ownership in England. (more…)

County Championships – McMullan Honoured

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

RogerMacMullanCertificateAMSCAA President Philip Van Buren presented a Silver Medal and Certificate to Roger McMullan on behalf of the Southern Counties Archery Society in recognition of thirty-plus years of Judging in the Region. For much of that time Roger was the only Judge based in Sussex. Wherever Roger has gone to judge, wife Zillah been along too as at least 50% of a brilliant double-act, and Sussex County was delighted she accepted the invitation to be Lady Paramount on Championships Day. The McMullan’s contribution is truly immeasurable, and whole generations of archers have grown up helped along by Roger and Zillah in their inimitable way.

Roger’s retirement almost meant we were Judgeless – but as one door closed behind Roger, another opened for Julie Pede to step in as Candidate Judge, and we wish her all the very best and can’t wait for her to be become qualified.

A Gallery of Pictures has been uploaded of the Championships – CLICK HERE TO VIEW

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.



A month of Junior Action

Saturday, July 26th, 2014


STOP PRESS – Click Here for RESULTS of  Sussex Championships Meeting

July was a bumper month for the Sussex Juniors, seven travelled to Telford for the Junior National Outdoor Championships meeting, six of them also competed in the WA Star on the previous day. Then on the following Saturday the Sussex Shoot for Juniors was held at Eastbourne (first time at that venue) and there was one of the best turn-outs in recent years.

EnglandJnrTeam2014 580pxlThe highlight of the Junior National Weekend came when England won the Home International Event which was part of the WA Star day, the team included Sussex Recurve Archer Marc Charlesworth. Marc was also part of the Southern Counties Regional Recurve team that came second behind Northern Counties.

2014 JnrNats PanoramaIn the Junior Championships themselves, Place Medals were  taken by Nathan Thomas (silver) and Kai Thomas-Prause (bronze), both shooting Compounds
Individual scores and some more pictures follow >> (more…)