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20
May

Archery Beginner’s Courses, May 2015

Archery Beginner's Courses at Brighton Bowmen, May 2015

Congratulations to the following, who successfully completed their archery beginner’s course with Brighton Bowmen during May 2015:

– Hayley Benison
– Linda Clapham
– Lyla Dando
– Rebecca Escott
– Alex Gould
– William Hammond
– Anthony Henning
– Elliott Henning
– Andy Hoyle
– Liz Kendall-Tobias
– Paul Slater
– Jess White
– Hugo Whitworth

Many thanks to Warren Mason and Pip Tucknott for assisting as instructors.

For more information about our next course, please click this link.

5
May

Windsor Weekend, 2nd & 3rd May 2015

Brighton Bowmen Windsor Weekend 2015

The results from our 2015 Windsor Weekend can be downloaded by clicking this link.

Many thanks to everyone who took part.  Despite the typical Bank Holiday weather – not to mention the amazing evaporating target faces on Sunday morning – good humour prevailed and it proved to be an enjoyable weekend for everyone involved.

There were several notable performances from the juniors taking part.  On the Saturday, Chris Cooper (Hellingly Archers) left the rest of the Gents Recurve field in his wake, while the host club’s Amaury Salomon and Natasha Homer both recorded nice scores in their first outdoor competition. Not to be outdone, Nathan Sutlieff (Holbrook Archers) recorded his third first class score of the season on Sunday, while Isla Millington-Latham of Chichester Bowmen provided an excellent demonstration of how to shoot well in wet and windy conditions.

Among the adults, Chris Jones (Newhaven AC) and Chris Fitzpatrick (Brighton Bowmen) took second and third places in the Gents Recurve on Saturday.  Emma Ferris (Ladies Recurve) and Jordan Moores (Gents Longbow) from Holbrook Archers, Jennifer Mankin (Ladies Barebow) and Ray Thomson (Gents Compound) took the awards in their divisions.

Also worth a mention was the appearance of Alex Smith, who became the first member of Brighton University AC to take part in a tournament.  Well done, mate!

Paul West of Rayleigh Town AC took the Gents Recurve honours on Sunday with 862.  Shooting his first tournament, Chris Latham (Chichester Bowmen) followed in second place, while Chris Jones added a second top three finish to his second place on Saturday.

Also on Sunday, in the Ladies Recurve Georgie Williams and Verena Betts of Newhaven AC took the honours, while Spider Coles (Fox Archers) prevailed in the Gents Barebow.

A final and special mention goes to the youngest and oldest archers in the field.  This was the first tournament for Brighton Bowmen members Levi Benison (10) and Len Godfrey (undisclosed), who have been shooting for less than a year between them.  Gentlemen, you did well and we look forward to seeing you at many more tournaments in the future.

Big thanks to those who made the tournament work.  Candidate judge Debbie Horn had to make a couple of tricky calls during the weekend and did so to the satisfaction of all.  She’s going to make a very fine judge very soon.

Brighton Bowmen’s Chairman, Roger McMullan, and Official Photographer, Warren Mason, performed their field captaincy duties with good humour and great energy.  Ray Thomson, Alex Smith and Khaled Salem did the donkey work in setting up the field on both days. And, as ever, our Lady Paramount, Zillah McMullan, kept us fed, watered and smiling throughout the weekend. Thanks, everyone.

More photos from the tournament can be found on our Facebook page.  Hope to see everyone again soon.

21
Apr

Archery Beginner’s Courses, April 2015

Archery Beginner's Course at Brighton Bowmen, April 2015

Congratulations to the following, who successfully completed their beginner’s course with us in April 2015:

– Andy Benison
– Levi Benison
– Lois Capel
– Demetris Economou
– Graham Hole
– Julia Kirby
– Jeremy Nicholson
– Amber Standring
– Kerry Taylor
– Leo Taylor-Hougham
– Jane Thomson
– David Tonge
– Joe Tonge

Many thanks to Warren Mason, Ray Thomson and Julia Tucknott for their assistance with the courses.

Our courses have received good reviews on our Facebook page. If you’d like to take part in the next one, details can be found in our Beginner’s Course section or you can e-mail secretary@brightonbowmen.org.uk.

31
Mar

Archery Beginner’s Course, February 2015

Congratulations to the following, who completed their archery beginner’s course with Brighton Bowmen in February and March 2015:

– Sarah Doughty
– Jonathan Gallagher
– Claire Ivemy
– Anke Neumann
– Michael Procter
– Barrie Smith
– Carl Smith
– Martin Smith
– Stephen Wilton

Many thanks to Warren Mason, Ray Thomson and Julia Tucknott for assisting with the course.

30
Mar

Outdoor Shooting Times, April – September 2015

Archery Beginner's Course at Brighton Bowmen, April 2015

Our outdoor archery schedule for the period April 2015 through September 2015 is given below.

Venue

The Deans Leisure Centre, Longhill High School, Falmer Road, Rottingdean, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 7FR.

Dates

Weekends & Bank Holidays

Every Saturday and Sunday, 4th April 2015 – 27th September 2015 inclusive, from 9.00 am.

Note: there is no shooting on the following dates: Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th June.

We will also be shooting on Good Friday (3rd April), Easter Monday (6th April), May Day bank holiday (4th May), Whit Monday (25th May) and August Bank Holiday Monday (24th August).

Midweek

Every Tuesday evening, 21st April – 1st September, from 4.30 pm.

Range Set Up and Take Down

Please assist with setting up and taking down the range.

If you can’t arrive at the start of a session or have to leave before the end, that’s fine. If, however, you make a habit of leaving set up and take down to other people, there will be words.

Guests

Regardless of your age, experience or skill level, you are welcome to shoot with us. It is, however, probably worth your while to contact us before you turn up to check that space is available. Send an e-mail to secretary@brightonbowmen.org.uk.

Target fees are £5, which must be paid before you set up your equipment. For insurance purposes, you must also have a current Archery GB (GNAS) membership card or a temporary card provided by your club secretary.

All children and young adults under 18 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or responsible adult.

6
Mar

Archery Taster Sessions, Easter 2015

Archery Taster Sessions, Easter 2015

If you’re one of the many people who’ve always wanted to try archery, here is your opportunity!

Brighton Bowmen are running archery taster sessions on Good Friday, 3rd April and Easter Monday, 6th April.

There will be three sessions of 90 minutes each day, starting at 9.30 am, 12.30 pm and 4.00 pm.

Anyone aged 8 or older can take part. Under 18s must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or responsible adult.

To reserve a place, please use this booking form or e-mail secretary@brightonbowmen.org.uk.

26
Feb

7th Brighton Bowmen WA 18m, 21st & 22nd February 2015

The results from the tournament can be downloaded from this link.

Photos from the shoot can be found on our Facebook page.

Report and entry forms for next WA 18 to follow.

11
Feb

Archery Beginners Courses, January 2015

Archery Beginners Course at Brighton Bowmen in January 2015

Congratulations to the following, who completed their archery beginner’s course with Brighton Bowmen in January 2015:

– Darren Barnett
– Harlan Barnett
– Erin Christie-Clarke
– Cara Courage
– Albie Dailly
– Clive Dailly
– Cameron Dawson
– Lucas Dawson
– Anne Downes
– Daniel Golding
– Vikki Holland
– Paul Johnson
– Daisy Lawlor
– Matt Ongley
– Nikki Sayadi
– Paul Seal
– Monica Tusch
– Trish Welfare
– Sam Wyndham

Our courses have received good reviews on our Facebook page. For more information or to book a place on our next course, please send an e-mail to secretary@brightonbowmen.org.uk.

29
Dec

Archery Taster Sessions, December 2014

Our archery taster sessions this month were almost sold out within a few days of the dates being made available.

We’re pleased to report that a fun time was had by all – and, as you can see above, some of the shooting was pretty good as well!

Many thanks to Julia Tucknott, Ray Thomson, Pip Tucknott, Chris Fitzpatrick and Warren Mason for their assistance as instructors.

We’ll be running more 90 minute taster sessions in 2015.  If archery is a sport that you’ve always wanted to try, keep an eye on our website or e-mail secretary@brightonbowmen.org.uk for news of future dates.

23
Dec

Archery Beginners Courses, October 2014

Congratulations to the following, who completed their archery beginner’s course with us during the Autumn of 2014:

– Emilia Castillo
– Klyve Dawson
– Sue Dooley
– Len Godfrey
– Rob Harvey
– Anna Markwell
– Poorang Piroozfar
– Khaled Salem

For details of our beginners courses beginning in January 2015, please click this link.

3
Nov

6th Brighton Bowmen FITA 18, 1st & 2nd November 2014

Results from the tournament can be found here.

Many thanks to everyone who supported the tournament.  To the delight of our Treasurer, it was a sell-out for the first time and, finally, we’ve made a profit from a tournament.

Much gratitude also to the people who made it happen:

– the judges, Messrs Roger McMullan, Tony Ikel and Paul Clark
– the back office staff, Zilla McMullan and Joan Ikel
– the field crew, Warren Mason and Gerry Deak
– everyone who helped to set up the range on Saturday morning and take it down on Sunday evening
– the management and staff of The Holbrook Club

An entry form for our 7th WA 18, which will take place at the Holbrook  Club on 21st and 22nd February 2015, can be downloaded by clicking this link.

30
Sep

Archery Beginners Courses, September 2014

Congratulations to the following, who successfully completed their archery beginners course with us in September 2014:

– Thomas Allison
– Thomas Attia
– Zeke Ayonrinde
– Leon Chipchase
– Steven Clark
– Chris Fitzpatrick
– Ian Lloyd
– Phil Moles
– Milo O’Neil
– Carrie Paxton
– Steve Rivers
– Alex Royle
– Micah Tong-Yunus
– George Worth

For details of our beginners courses in October, please click this link.