Field Championships – Another Wet One

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

2012CrawleyFieldPostHeaderAfter much too long a break Sussex has Field Champions again. Crawley Archers laid on a great course for their Autumn Arrowhead Shoot, and the Saturday Unmarked Round was a fine sunny day – in fact the only problem for the competitors was the sun shining in their eyes on some of the targets. But something different was building up for the County Championships Day, and after a damp beginning the day turned wetter and wetter until was as bad as the morning of the Target Championships, with paths turning into running streams and water sheeting off the hillside. But, as at the Target Champs, most people kept on to the end.
A good number of  Sussex field archers competed on both days and you can see some of them in action on this gallery page

The 2012 Champions are….


World Field Championships Gold for Bryony

Monday, August 13th, 2012

The Sussex County Field Championships will be on Sunday 23rd September
See Details Lower down…

Two Sussex Archers, Gary Cole & Bryony Pitman were part of the GB Team competing in the World Championships at Val d’Isere,  14th – 19th August 2012.
Bryony had a very successful week, first smashing the British Junior Ladies Recurve Marked, Unmarked and Combined records, and then, together with Daisy Clark and Evie Rawling, beating Italy to win the Gold Medal for the GB Junior Ladies Team.
Bryony, who was second youngest in Ladies competition, finished the individual event in Fifth Place, only missing the final shoot-off by two points. Gary, a frequent GB Team member, Current English, and former British, Champion, didn’t manage to get into the final 16 on this occasion.

Daily reports, stats and results are at > World Championships

More field news: 2012 County Championships

The shoot will be hosted by Crawley Archery Club as part of the Crawley Autumn Field weekend, and will be a 24 Target Marked Distance FITA Arrowhead Round. Marked Distances means the shoot will be friendly to all archers, not just the Field specialists – so why not give it a go?
To get an Entry Form – Click Here
NOTE – COUNTY FIELD TROPHIES: If you have one of the County Field Trophies in your possession, please send a message to Terry Maskell at saying whether you will be entering the Championships, and if not, please discuss how the trophy can be got to the shoot – Thanks

Championship Meeting Results & Report

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

The Results Sheets for both days are now available – Click Here
And there are some pictures taken on the Championship Day – Click Here

2012 may be turn out to be another Year With No Summer, when Inclement Weather was always declared and Club Colours hardly ever appeared from under the Waterproofs. But while the reservoirs were steadily refilling, some hardy Archers looked the Storm in the Eye and managed to complete both days of the County Championships, in spite of coming quite close to abandoning the shoot on Sunday. (more…)

Waterworld – Crawley Championships

Monday, July 9th, 2012


The weather was so horrible on the Sussex Championship Day, and the field so water-logged mid-morning  that the judge called the archers to vote on whether to carry on after only two dozen shots. The weather then seemed to get even worse, but by the time four dozen had been shot it had improved enough to take the decision to continue to Lunch Time. The afternoon was much better, and in spite of many retirements the shoot was completed in sunshine, with some impressive final scores, a six-gold-end and six Rose Claims.
Watch this page for the full report on both days.
Results and Pictures can be found from the 2012 Championships Web-page

2012 Indoor Championships Entry Forms

Monday, November 28th, 2011

The 2012 Indoor meeting is at Crawley on 4th March, and entries are now being accepted.
For information and entry forms, go to the Indoor Tournament Web-Page
News and Updates will be added to the Tournament page from time to time

Sussex Archers at National Clout Championships

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Jon Stafford won the Silver Medal in the Gentlemen Recurve Class at the 2011 GNAS Championships at Bradford with a score of 199. Though not a personal best, this is a 30 points improvement on previous Nationals, and included a storming second half of 107 to finish 13 points behind the defending champion.
His Club, Arundown, won the Recurve Team trophy with a combined score of 530. The other team members were Liz Bowyer and Rod Brown, beating Stalybridge, the winners in 2009 and 2010, by 25 points. Click here for full results.

* Sussex at 60 * Shoot Results

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

SCAA60-14Happy Birthday to SCAA!

To View the results Click Here > Results as PDF –   Results as Webpage


More success for Sussex Field archers

Thursday, August 11th, 2011
Shooting in conditions that were sometimes rainy & windy, our archers made the best of the home advantage at the SCAS Intercounties Field Championships by winning every category except Longbow, and winning the overall combined team trophy too.
The winning teams were…
Traditional Champions                     Paul Castle & Don McCallum
Barebow Champions                       Steve Baldwin & David Short
Recurve Champions                        Ken Burge & Heather Duggan
Compound Unlimited Champions     Gary Cole & Chris Keate
Mixed Team Champions                 Gary Cole, Ken Burge & Steve Baldwin

Ken Burge, Gary Cole, Paul Castle, Heather Duggan and Wendy Sinclair all topped their individual divisions.
Full results may found Here
Congratulations to all of our teams. The tournament was held in the grounds of Kingsbury House near Rotherfield, East Sussex, the sixth major shoot there, and regrettably it will be the last. Sussex owes Pauline and Cliff, and Geoff and Elaine, a big vote of thanks for hosting some very high-profile shoots.

More Honours for Sussex Archers

Friday, August 5th, 2011

Two young Sussex Archers were part of the England teams which won the Junior EuroNations meeting at Nottingham last weekend shooting against teams from Scotland, Wales and Ireland.
Bryony Pitman of Worthing AC (Recurve) and Pip Tucknott (Compound) were also very well paced in the Individual Competition on the following day, being First Lady and Second Gent in their Bowstyles.  The results are here

More Winners from the Southern Counties Field Championships…

Wendy Sinclair of Worthing AC was the Lady barebow Champion.

Shaun Duggan (Crawley – Recurve) and Adam Stevens (Eastbourne – Barebow) were both Second in their Classes. The results are here