News

10
Apr

Website Issues

We apologise for the issues we have been having with the site over the last week.

As you can see we have managed to restore the site but are aware that there are still some issues most notably with the date formats for a lot of the entries in the tournament diary.

We are continuing to work on these to restore the full functionality of the site as soon as possible.

26
Oct

Alan Ruby Memorial Tournament, 31st October & 1st November 2015

Alan Ruby

Sussex archery lost one of its major figures in June with the passing of Alan Ruby.

An accomplished archer in his own right, Alan was also a founder member of Holbrook Archers and a former President of the Sussex County Archery Association.  For many, however, he will be best remembered as a great friend, a gentleman who could be depended on for sound advice, encouragement and unswerving support in good times and bad.

Alan’s support for Brighton Bowmen began before the start of the club’s official existence.  When Falcon Bowmen lost its shooting range at Falmer School in December 2010, he arranged for the archers who had been using that facility to shoot at the Holbrook Club, free of charge, whilst a new venue was being sought.  That act of generosity kept together the core group of people who moved on to St Aubyns School in the guise of Brighton Bowmen at the beginning of February 2011.  From thereon he maintained a keen interest in the club’s fortunes and, when the indoor range at St Aubyns became unavailable, he welcomed the transfer of our WA 18 tournaments to the Holbrook Club from November 2013.  Following his passing, little thought was necessary to arrive at the decision to rename our annual November WA 18 tournament in his memory.

The 1st Alan Ruby Memorial Tournament will take place at the Holbrook Club in Horsham on the weekend of 31st October and 1st November 2015.  The target lists have been published and can be downloaded by clicking this link.

All three sessions on Saturday 31st October are full.  There are, however, a handful of places available on Sunday 1st November.  If you would like to join us on that date, an entry form can be downloaded from this link.

We look forward to seeing everyone next weekend.

12
Oct

Outdoor Shooting, April – September 2016

Archery Beginner's Course at Brighton Bowmen, April 2015

Our outdoor archery schedule for the period April 2016 through September 2016 is given below.

Venue

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

Dates

Weekends & Bank Holidays

Every Saturday :- 0900 to 1900

From:     2nd April 2016

Until:     24th October 2016

 

Every Sunday :- 0900 to 1800

From:   3rd April 2016

Until:    28th August 2016

Then :- 0900 to 1200

Until:    25th September 2016

 

We will also be shooting on May Day Bank Holiday (2nd May), Whit Monday (30th May) and August Bank Holiday Monday (29th August).

 

Note There is no shooting on the following dates:

Saturday 25th June

Sunday 26th June

 

Midweek

Every Tuesday evening :- 1630 to 2100

From:     5th April 2016

Until:      TBC

 

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.

Important note: our range is used by the students and staff of Longhill High School and by other sports clubs.  Shooting, therefore, must end 30 minutes before dusk to ensure that all equipment is removed from the range and stored securely in the container.  This also provides time for the retrieval of lost arrows.

In the event that a lost arrow cannot be found, the staff at the Longhill Sports Centre must be informed before members leave the campus.  Additionally, the owner of the lost arrow must return to the field the next morning no later than 7.00 am to find it.

Sports Centre staff should be notified of the outcome of the following morning’s search no later than 9.00 am on that day.

Guests

Regardless of your age, experience or skill level, you are welcome to shoot with us as a guest (but no more than twice each year. After that you  need to enquire about joining the club as a full member).

It is 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.

26
Sep

Indoor Shooting, October 2015 – March 2016

Our schedule for the October 2015 – March 2016 indoor archery season at the Longhill Sports Centre in Rottingdean has been published today.

See the Indoor Archery page for full details.

19
Sep

Autumn Albion, 26th & 27th September 2015

Brighton Bowmen Albion Tournament September 2015

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the decision has been taken to cancel our Autumn Albion tournament.

Entry fees will be refunded this week.

1
Sep

Archery Beginner’s Course, August 2015

Brighton Bowmen Archery Beginner's Course, August 2015

Congratulations to the following people, who successfully completed their archery beginner’s course with us in August:

– Vanessa Clark
– Anthony Doyle
– Aya Kadir
– Paul Robley
– Candida Rose
– Katie Rose
– Steve Rose
– Somanah Venkama

Next Beginner’s Course

This was the last course to be held outdoors in 2015. Our next course will take place indoors on Tuesday evenings, commencing in the second week of November.

The venue will be the Longhill Sports Centre, Falmer Road, Rottingdean, Brighton, BN2 7FR.

Sessions will begin at 6.00 pm and finish at around 8.45 pm. To successfully complete the course, participants need to attend four sessions.

The course is suitable for all ages from 11 years old.  Note that children under the age of 18 must be accompanied to each session by a parent, guardian or other responsible adult.

Insurance cover and good quality equipment are provided.  You are strongly advised not to purchase archery equipment before attending the course.

For more information or to book a place, please send an e-mail to membershipsec@brightonbowmen.org.uk.

Our courses are popular and have received good reviews on our Facebook page. Reserve a place today to avoid disappointment!

26
Aug

Membership Fees 2015 – 2016

Details of fees for the 2015 – 2016 membership year are given below.

Note that:

  • Senior fees include Archery GB, Southern Counties AS and Sussex CAA affiliation
  • Junior fees apply to those aged under 18 at the date of joining and include Archery GB, Southern Counties AS and Sussex CAA affiliation
  • Associate members must be either direct members of Archery GB or affiliated via another club. A current Archery GB membership card, a temporary card issued by your club secretary or an e-mail confirming that your fees have been paid (from either Archery GB or your club) must be shown before you can begin to shoot with us
  • Student members must be in full-time education and either direct members of Archery GB or affiliated via another club. A current Archery GB membership card, a temporary card issued by your club secretary or an e-mail confirming that your fees have been paid (from either Archery GB or your club) must be shown before you can begin to shoot with us

Joining date: 1st October – 31st December 2015

  • Seniors £170
  • Juniors £95
  • Associates £120
  • Students £60

Joining date: 1st January – 31st March 2016

  • Seniors £130
  • Juniors £70
  • Associates £90
  • Students £45

Joining date: 1st April – 30th June 2016

  • Seniors £90
  • Juniors £50
  • Associates £60
  • Students £30

Joining date: 1st July – 30th September 2016

  • Seniors £45
  • Juniors £25
  • Associates £30
  • Students £15

If you would like more information about becoming a member of Brighton Bowmen, please e-mail your enquiry to membershipsec@brightonbowmen.org.uk.

Guests

Target fees for guests are £5 per day. Fees must be paid and proof of Archery GB membership produced before a guest begins to prepare to shoot.

Note that guests may shoot with us no more than twice each year. After that, they should enquire about joining the club as a full member.

16
Aug

Summer Tournament, 22nd & 23rd August 2015

Brighton Bowmen UK Record Status WA 720 Tournament, August 2015

Our second WA 720 tournament will take place on the weekend of 22nd and 23rd August 2015 at the Deans Leisure Centre, Falmer Road, Rottingdean, BN2 2FR.

There will be two sessions each day, followed by a head-to-head competition (assembly times and shooting details are given on the entry form).  The tournament, including the head-to-heads, has UK record status.

The target lists have been published and can be downloaded using this link.

There are two places available for compounds in session A on the Saturday, 17 places (any bowstyle) in session C on Sunday and 19 places (any bowstyle) in session D on Sunday.  If you would like to shoot in any of these sessions, an entry form can be downloaded using this link.

Look forward to seeing everyone next weekend.

1
Aug

First Aid and Accident Reporting

Normally a trained first aider from among the membership will be in attendance on club target days.  Longhil Sports Centre staff can also provide assistance.

A first aid kit is stored in the container during the outdoor season and in the store room during the indoor season.

An accident record book can be found with the first aid kit, in which all accidents must be recorded.  This is the responsibility of all senior members present at the time of the incident.

31
Jul

Archery Beginner’s Course, July 2015

Archery Beginner's Courses with Brighton Bowmen July 2015

Congratulations to the following, who successfully completed their beginner’s course with us on the weekend of 25th and 26th July:

– Edward Burton
– Gerard Burton
– Henry Burton
– Will Jump
– Cameron Kell
– Francesca Kell
– Nadine Kell
– Steven Kell
– Elizabeth Sanders
– Ian Sanders
– Ben Wheatley

Many thanks to the staff at the Deans Leisure Centre for arranging for us to complete the course indoors on Sunday 26th.  The weather proved to be every bit as bad as forecast, so it simply wouldn’t have been possible to finish the course outdoors.

Information about our forthcoming courses can be found in the Archery Courses section.

26
Jun

Archery Beginner’s Courses, June 2015

Archery Beginner's Courses with Brighton Bowmen during June 2015

Congratulations to everyone who successfully completed their beginner’s course with us during June:

– Mark Argent
– Stanley Argent
– Craig Holden
– Rachel Holden
– Wayne Linnet
– Emma White
– Oscar White
– Steve White
– Nick Zentner
– Stefan Zentner

Many thanks to Warren Mason, Julia Tucknott and Pip Tucknott for acting as instructors.

If you would like more information or wish to book a place on our next beginner’s course, please send an e-mail to secretary@brightonbowmen.org.uk.

Our courses are popular and have received good reviews on our Facebook page. Reserve a place today to avoid disappointment!

14
Jun

Spring Tournament, 30th & 31st May 2015

Brighton Bowmen UK Record Status WA 720 Tournament, May 2015

Many thanks to everyone who supported our first UK record status outdoor tournament.  The results can be downloaded from the following links.

Saturday 30th May – Women

Saturday 30th May – Men

Sunday 31st May – Women

Sunday 31st May – Men

Special thanks to the following who made the tournament happen:

  • our judges, Netta Bridle, Richard Hillier and Debbie Horn;
  • the field crew, Alex Smith, Chris Fitzpatrick, Len Godfrey, Jennifer Mankin, Warren Mason and Ray Thomson;
  • the scorers, Michaela Lake and Jennifer Mankin; and
  • our hosts, the staff at The Deans Leisure Centre and Cafe 7.

Thanks also to:

  • Tenzone Targets, who provided the targets for the tournament and assistance throughout the weekend that went well beyond our expectations;
  • Richard Titheradge for building the scoring software; and
  • Rebecca and Julia Tucknott for manufacturing the target numbers and flags.

Our next tournament will take place on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd August.  An entry form can be downloaded from this link.