2009 RN South Coast Archers Worcester Tournament

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

Current Southern Counties Ladies Recurve Clout Champion Liz Bowyer of Arundown AC lowered her sight to take third place with a new personal best of 233 in the national record status Worcester shoot at RN South Coast Archers on 18th January.

Liz’s fellow members of the team that won the National Recurve Team Clout Championship in October 2008 also weighed in with useful scores. Russell French scored 273 for fourth place in the Gents Recurve, while Jon Stafford shot 258 for tenth place in the same competition.

More of the latest news from Arundown can be found on the Arundown Archery Club blog.

2009 Guildford FITA 25

Sunday, January 25th, 2009

Last weekend’s world record status 25m FITA at Guildford saw Dawn Rowlands of Holbrook Archers score 414, a new National Ladies Longbow record.  Congratulations, Dawn!

Another notable performance by a Sussex lady came from Gillian Wood of Chichester Bowmen, whose score of 537 secured second place in the Ladies Recurve.  And Pam King of Old Colesdon Archers took third place with a score of 1031 in the Ladies Compound Double Round.

Sussex men provided a strong showing, with Ron Smith of Newhaven AC (422) and Mike Rowlands of Holbrook Archers (322) taking second and third place respectively in the Gents Longbow. A score of 1114 gave Stephen Allen of Horsham third place in the Gents Compound Double Round.

Among the younger folk, Thomas Hooper of Bognor Regis AC shot 528 to take first place in the Junior Gents Recurve.  Well done, Thomas, and well done also to Daniel Phillips of Holbrook Archers for his fifth place in the same competition.

Full results from the competition can be found here.

2008 Junior National Indoor Championships

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

Junior archers from Sussex attended the 2008 Junior National Indoor Championships at Lilleshall on the weekend of 6th – 7th December.

Daniel Phillips of Holbrook Archers scored 561 to claim ninth place in the Junior Gentlemen U-16 Recurve competition, while Hayley Foord of Newhaven AC shot 446 to finish 24th in the Junior Ladies U-16 Recurve.

Hayley’s sister, Vivienne Foord, took 1st place in the Junior Ladies U-14 Barebow competition with a score of 400.  Congratulations and well done, Vivienne.

The Home Nations team competition took place during the first session on Sunday 7th. Representing England for the first time was Thomas Hooper of Bognor Regis AC. His score of 575 was a significant contribution to England’s winning score of 3,351 and also proved good enough to take 3rd place in the Junior Gentlemen U-16 Recurve.  Congratulations on an excellent performance, Thomas.

Click here to see full results from the competition in pdf format.

2008 Arundown Portsmouth Tournament

Monday, November 17th, 2008

The 35th Arundown Portsmouth tournament was held at Angmering School on 16th November 2008.

A full entry list featured some well-known names from past and present. Notable performances included Gary Kinghorn’s 583 in the Gents Compound, 570 from 14 year old Will Martin of Worthing AC in the Gents Recurve and a new County record of 441 by 11 year old Emily Darling of Ditchling AC in the Ladies Barebow.

Full results from the tournament can be found here.