2010 Berkshire AA Indoor Championships

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Four Sussex archers attended this year’s Berkshire AA Indoor Championships and left with a clutch of medals from the visitors’ competition.

First place in the Gents Barebow went to John Humphrey (Ditchling AC) with a score of 523.

Second place in the Gents Compound was secured by Steve Allen with a score of 567.

Pip Tucknott took first place in the U16 Compound with 570.

And in the U14 Compound, 557 was good enough for Jamie Cole (Chichester Bowmen) to take another first place for Sussex.

Full results from the tournament can be downloaded from the Berkshire Archery website.

2010 Kent AA Indoor Championships

Saturday, November 20th, 2010

Adele McPeake of Friars Gate Archers followed up her first place at the previous weekend’s Crookhorn Tournament with third place at the Kent AA Indoor Championships.

Hawks AC FITA 18, 30th & 31st October 2010

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

A strong contingent of Sussex archers entered the Hawks AC FITA 18 on 30th and 31st October.

Worthing archers were among the medals, with Bryony Pitman taking third place in the Ladies Recurve with a score of 510 and Gary Kinghorn finishing second in the Gents Compound with a score of 582.

Pip Tucknott rounded off a busy 10 days with scores of 567 and 574. With his scores from the previous weekend’s Combined FITA at Droitwich AS, these proved enough to secure a place in the England team at the forthcoming Home Nations match on 4th December, where he will be joined by Thomas Hooper of Bognor Regis AC.

2010 Hampshire AA Outdoor Championships

Sunday, September 26th, 2010

Sussex compound archers shot some fine scores at the Hampshire AA Outdoor Championships on Sunday 19th September.

Michelle Randall (Bognor Regis AC) scored 1111 to take second place in the Visitors Ladies Compound.

The Visitors Gents Compound was a three way shoot-out between three Sussex archers, with first place going to Terry Maskell of Hellingly AC followed by Heath Saxby (Bognor Regis AC) in second place and Steve Allen in third.

Full results from the tournament can be found here.

2010 Kent AA Open Target Championships

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Sussex archers returned from last weekend’s Kent AA Open Target Championships with an excellent tally of medals.

Gavin Sutherland of Hellingly AC romped home into first place in the Gents Recurve by the substantial margin of 47 points with a score of 1102.

Terry Maskell, also of Hellingly AC, took the silver medal in the Gents Compound with 1208, just six points behind Justin Phillips (Reigate Priory Bowmen).

Jamie Cole (West Sussex Youth Archers) set a new Sussex county record of 1282 in the Junior Gents Bristol III Compound.

Second places were also achieved by Tom Winkworth (Bayeaux Bowmen) and Sam Randall (Bognor Regis AC).

Full results from the tournament can be viewed using this link.

Well done to you all!

CMO Bowmen 44th Annual Tournament

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

CMO Bowmen’s 44th Annual York/Hereford Tournament on Sunday 8th August saw Sussex archers on fine form.

The Gents Recurve was won by Gavin Sutherland (Hellingly AC), while Mykola Prysnyak (Chichester Bowmen) took third place.

Stella Wilson (Bayeaux Bowmen) added another medal to her enviable collection from this season with third place in the Ladies Recurve.

Linda Palmer of Bognor Regis AC also collected another medal by finishing second in the Ladies Compound.

In the Gents Compound Steve Allen took the silver medal, while Pip Tucknott (Ditchling AC) and Stevie Kent (Friars Gate Archers) finished first and second respectively in the Junior Gents Compound York round.

Full results can be found on the CMO Bowmen website.

2010 Sussex Championships

Sunday, July 11th, 2010


A surprising and unforecast drizzle started the proceedings but this soon cleared to a fine, cloudy but breezy day.

Peter Hammond shooting the Burntwood VI York broke the UK National record.

The Lady Champions in Recurve – Diane Billenness – and Compound – Jacki Beard – won convincingly.

In the Gents Recurve Gavin Sutherland took the honours but only 6 points separated the first 3. For the Gents Compound, Barebow and Longbow the respective Champions were Gary Kinghorn, Phil Reay and Ron Smith who all won comfortably.

For the Junior Ladies Recurve Bryony Pitman was the Champion with a score of 1216. Rebecca Davis won the Barebow with a score of 798. Zara Green on her Sussex debut aged 8 years scored a very creditable 598.

For the Junior Gents Compound Jamie Cole was crowned champion with a score of 1264 which amazed Ken Bearman. For the Junior Gents Recurve William Martin won with 1238 and Dominic Bodle won the Barebow with 670.

Rose awards were claimed by the following people:

Sue Koch (1000)
Julie Arthur (800)
Abigail Goacher (800)
Jodie Green (900)
Jon Stafford (800)
Ian Martin (900)
Elizabeth Bowyer (800)
Sylvia Baldwin (1000)
Lindsey McBride (1000)
William Martin (1200)
Robert Martin (800)
Sean Crease (1100)
Darren Galley (900)
Andrew Galley (1000)
Paul King (900)


Our Lord Patron was Ken Bearman who also played an active role as a helper.

Thanks to all those who helped setting up the field on the Friday for the two-day shoot – Bob Darling, John Humphrey, Peter Merryweather and Mike Rowlands.

Thanks also to the working party helpers on the day Bob Darling, Peter Merryweather, Katie O’Brien, Ian Neale, Ivor Knight, Malcolm Parsons and to the results party of Rod Brown, Stella Wilson, Christine Bearman, Zillah McMullan and Diane Hillier.

A big thanks to Chris Tucknott who processed all the entries and produced the target lists, and to Rod Woodhatch as Field Captain.

The judges complimented the field party on their efficiency in their report.

To View and Download the Provisional Results of the tournament,
please click on >> Sussex 2010 Championship Results

To see more pictures please click on >> Sunday Championships Picture Page

2010 Sussex Metric Championships

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

This was a glorious day with a slight cooling wind that brought out some excellent scores, especially from the Juniors.

William Martin broke the recurve UK Metric II national record with a score of 1303 fresh from his success at the UK nationals. Pip Tucknott also did well shooting compound with a score of 1360. Rebecca Davis (716 – Metric 2 Barebow) and Bryony Pitman (1304 – Metric 4 Recurve) both added around 50 points each to existing Sussex County records.

The Ladies Compound was hotly contested with 4 points separating the top three, won by Sally Du Feu.

Chris Ellis broke the 30m County Longbow Record.

The awards were presented by Alan and Jean Ruby, as Lord Patron and Lady Paramount, who were also helping that day with the tombola.

Thanks also to the helpers on the day – Peter Mitchell (Plumpton), Dave Howard (COAC), John Booker (COAC), Peter Merryweather (Holbrook), Tony Tutt, Stella Wilson (Bayeux) as well as to Zillah McMullan and Diane Hillier, the respective wives of judges Roger McMullan and Richard Hiller.

Mark Davis as chief judge as usual gave clear instructions.

To view, download and print the provisional results of today’s shoot….

please click here >> Metric Tournament Results

To see more pictures please click on >> Saturday FITA Picture Page

2010 Sussex Clout Championships

Saturday, June 5th, 2010
Flag pinned down

Brian Temple (Barebow) pins the Flag down

A fine day in Angmering greeted the 18 archers entered for the County Clout. This was a one-way clout with Tassel status (the Clout equivalent of the Rose awards) and a double round was shot with 2 gents clouts, one ladies and one junior.

Joshua Britton, the only junior shooting his distance, on his first clout shot a very creditable 118 for the double round and earned himself a tassel. Emily Cobden, a junior shooting barebow for the Gents senior round scored 6 which must be a record of some sort!

The Gents recurve winner was Jon Stafford with 154; the barebow winner was Brian Temple with 171 and longbow winner was Graham Brown with 42.

Four people claimed the tassel awards:
Graham Stevens – Black
Andrew Holdsworth – Black
Joshua Britton – White
Kevin Doswell – White

Congratulations to all!

This was a first time for many and the chief judge, Mark Davis, gave clear instructions to all on how to determine and organise the arrow scores. A recent ruling to ensure no quivers were taken into the scoring circle was also enforced.

This was a very relaxed shoot with tea and biscuits being served at the end by Kate O’Brien of Plumpton Bowmen.

The Lady Paramount was Liz Bowyer who presented the awards as well as winning the ladies recurve with a double round score of 199.

A big thanks to Rod for organising the Tournament and enabling a last minute change of venue and to the judges Mark Davis and Roger McMullan.

The County had purchased strings, flags and poles for this event. These are available for use by any Club wishing to hold a Clout shoot of their own.

To view Results of the Double Round Click here

To view Results of each Round Click here