News

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.

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.