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BA Postal League November Results

Posted by Sam on January 26, 2016 at 2:30 AM

Canterbury Archers made a terrific start to the season in the league.

Bayley was highest scoring girl in the league for both the Compound Frostbite and Compound Portsmouth.

Compound Frostbite Division 3 we came 1st in November with Jason Sargeant being highest scoring man in Division and Bayley being highest girl.


Compound Portsmouth Division 5 we were second with Jason Sargeant being highest scoring man in division and Bayley highest scoring girl.

Recurve Portsmouth Division 8 we were fourth in November with Rosemary being highest scoring lady in the division.

Recurve Frostbite Division 5 we were second in the division with Rosemary being highest scoring lady in the division.

The full results for November will be posted on the board in the clubhouse this weekend or they can be seen here

Longbow Tournament

Posted by Glyn Levis on January 19, 2016 at 4:55 AM

Canterbury Archers will host a two way longbow tournament on Saturday 2nd July 2016.

all the details are here.

Back to back and Indoor Nationals

Posted by Sam on December 8, 2015 at 2:40 AM

Bayley and Jason shot this weekend at the Back to back and Indoor senior National which took place at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire.

Bayley shot the back to back on Saturday.  She did well in her group stages, winning 2 matches, drawing 2 and only losing 1 match to Daisy Clark.  But, unfortunately this did not give her enough points to progress forward to the second stage.  

Full results can be found here[19797].pdf

On Sunday it was an early start with Bayley shooting first in the Senior Lady Compound qualifiers.  She shot a competition PB which put her in 11th place and saw her through to the H2H's in the afternoon.  She won her first match 141 to 137 and went on to the 1/8th's where she was knocked out by one point.

Jason shot his qualifier in the afternoon and did really well, finishing joint 50th.  Unfortunately he did not make the cut off to go on to H2H's.  He was really pleased with his placing for his first major competition.

Full results can be found here

Allington Castle Archers Autumn Worcester/Portsmouth

Posted by Sam on November 30, 2015 at 1:20 AM

Bayley, Jason and Sophie Castle shot at the Allington Castle Worcester/Portsmouth this weekend.

Jason had a good start on the Worcester and came joint first with a 299.  He came in fifth place for the portsmouth round.

Bayley kept up with the men, also scoring a 299 on the worcester to take first place.  She also won first place for the portsmouth and for the combined rounds.

Sophie won the Worcester round, she just missed out on first place on the portsmouth but won first place for the combined rounds.

The Spring shoot will be on the 21st February.  


Posted by Sam on November 30, 2015 at 1:15 AM

Archery GB has published the Junior Target rankings and Bayley is 4th this year for the Junior Compound Girls.

The junior rankings can be found here

She also entered enough tournaments this year to be entered into the senior target rankings and is ranked 23rd in the country for the Senior Compound woman.

The senior rankings can be found here

Ashford Archers WA18m

Posted by Sam on November 9, 2015 at 5:30 AM

A few of our archers took part in the Ashford Archers WA18m tournament on the 8th November 2015.

The results were as follows:

Gents Compound:   Jason Sargeant  5th Place

Tom Fielder  16th Place.

Gents Recurve: James Paine   8th Place.

Tony Sze           17th Place.

Overall Junior Compound: Bayley Sargeant  2nd Place.

Fred Noone enjoying his birthday cake!

Posted by Glyn Levis on November 6, 2015 at 3:20 PM

Sunday saw the Annual Fred Noone 90 Shoot held each year on the Anniversary of Fred's birthday (94 this year). It was particularly poignant this year as Fred has just been awarded the Legion d'Honneur by the French Government for his action during the D-Day landings. He was in one of the first waves of landing craft to hit the French coast on the 6th June, 1944. Well done Fred, we are all extremely proud to number you amongst the membership of Canterbury Archers. The photograph shows an age gap of 82 years between our youngest and oldest member! 

Thanks to Keith Pocock for taking the photographs more of which can be seen on our Photo Gallery Page.

The results of the shoot are:

Recurve Senior Winner  Rosemary Hewett

Recurve Junior Winner Sophie Castle

Compound Senior Winner Jason Sargeant

Compound Junior Winner Bayley Sargeant

Longbow Senior Winner  Grahame Andrews

Congratulations to the winners and a big thank you to all who took part.

Swan Archers Soup Shoot

Posted by Sam on October 12, 2015 at 6:25 AM

Jason Sargeant and Bayley Sargeant entered the Swan Archers Soup Shoot, on the 11th October 2015.  The round shot for the day was a western.   Jason Came first in the Senior Gentleman Compound, narrowly missing maximum score when he dropped one arrow into the red.  Bayley came first place in the juniors.  

Winter Shooting

Posted by dave on September 15, 2015 at 12:00 AM

There are still a few days of the summer shooting programme remaining, but the winter programme is now available to download.


Posted by dave on September 14, 2015 at 11:40 AM

As we did last year, the club's Annual General Meeting will be held at the clubhouse before shooting 9.15 for 9.30 start on Sunday 29th November, please make every effort to attend.


Prizegiving Evening

Posted by dave on September 14, 2015 at 11:35 AM

A date for your calendars:  Prize giving is confirmed at the Canterbury Rugby Club on Friday 27th November 6.45 for 7pm start.

Archery GB Youth Festival

Posted by Sam on August 25, 2015 at 3:30 AM


Bayley spent last week at Lilleshall for the Archery Youth Festival.  It took the same format as an international shoot and was open to all recurve and compound juniors.

Bayley ranked fourth in her qualification round and has qualified to shoot in the mixed team matches at the finals of the National Series in Nottingham this weekend, 28th/29th August.  The finals are live streamed on the internet and can be found with the following links.

Sat AM

Sat PM

Sun AM

Sun PM

Bayley was also part of team Barracuda, (compound youth womans team) with Rebecca Lennon and Jenny Bryan.  They had a bye after qualification into the Gold match, which was held on the Orangery at Lilleshall.  They all shoot really well and won the Gold Medal on Sunday.


I hope next year we can get a few more juniors to go up for the week as it was a great experience for them all.

Junior National Outdoor Championships

Posted by dave on August 4, 2015 at 4:20 AM

Weekend 4th/5th July

Four of our Junior archers took part in the Junior National Outdoor Championships at the Lilleshall National Sports Centre Near Birmingham.

Saturday was very hot and sunny. Rounds to be shot were Metric to timers and shooting 6 arrows in 4mins at first two distances and 3 arrows in 2 minutes at the final 2 distances this was a new experience for Josh , Alex and Charlie but all rose to the challenge and did well.

Bayley shoot the Metric II winning her discipline and was also the only female compound archer on the England Team who Won the Euro Nations

Josh came 3rd in the Metric Iv and claimed his first English Cross award

Alex claimed his first English Cross

All four shot well and only the parents seemed to be showing nervous twitches.

Sunday was English Rounds

Charlie and Bayley retired, Bayley had problems with an old injury and although she wanted to keep going was encouraged to stop so no further damage was done.

Josh shot the Bristol IV and came 2nd and claimed his 1000 Rose award and a 6 Gold end at his longest distance.

Alex did realy well missing out on his first rose award but achieving his 2nd second class score of the weekend.


between them they set 5 new club records as well as some new county records subject to ratification.

-write up by Theresa,

sorry about the late post.



Posted by Sam on August 3, 2015 at 10:45 AM

The SCAS intercounties tournament was hosted by Oxford Archers on Saturday 1st August 2015.  Bayley was selected to shoot as part of the Senior compound team.  They came in 3rd Place. 

Results can be found here

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Have-a-Go for the Kent Prostate Cancer Support Group

Posted by Glyn Levis on August 2, 2015 at 2:25 AM

The Prostate Cancer Support Association, Kent paid what is becoming their annual visit to the club on Saturday 1st August. The weather was excellent, the refreshments superb and the company first class. As for the shooting, a good time was had by all! More photographs of the event can be found on our Photo Gallery page.

If you would like to know more about the group and the work it can do to help, visit their website at

Canterbury Two-Way Longbow Shoot

Posted by Glyn Levis on July 7, 2015 at 5:35 AM

The annual Canterbury Two-Way Longbow Shoot was held on Saturday July 4th. More details toi follow but you can see some of the photographs in our Photo Gallery.

ontarget National Club Competition

Posted by Glyn Levis on June 29, 2015 at 7:15 PM

Canterbury finally competed in the ontarget National Club Competition overcoming the CMO Bowmen from Croydon.

Congratulations to the team of Theresa Gower and Patrick Sinnett-Smith (compound) and Lydia Sinnett-Smith and Kevin Twyman (recurve).

They await the winners of the match between Gulidford and Alton and Four Marks in the next round.

National County Championships at Lilleshall

Posted by Glyn Levis on June 29, 2015 at 6:55 AM

Congratulations to Bayley Sargeant who was part of the Kent Ladies Compound Team that came 4th overall in the County Championships. Despite picking up an injury that required treatment after each end, she managed to complete the round and helped the team to their highest ever finish.

Compound Bow Bag For Sale

Posted by Glyn Levis on June 29, 2015 at 6:50 AM

Are you looking for a bag for your Compound Bow?

Visit the For Sale page for a pleasant surprise!!

Kent World Archery Star Tournament

Posted by Sam on June 24, 2015 at 1:30 AM

Last weekend Jason, Bayley and Graham Goldfinch attended the Kent World Archery Star tournament at Vigo.  Jason started well, taking the lead after the 90m and just missed out on 3rd place to Mike Aldridge of Dover, by golds.  Bayley won the senior ladies round, scoring a new competition pb and just missing her first Grand Master Bowman by 3 points.  Graham came 14th in the mens 1440.  Full results can be seen here[Results].pdf