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BA Postal League Final Results

Posted by Sam on May 27, 2015 at 8:20 AM

The final results are in for the BA Postal League.

Compound Frostbite we came 2nd in Division 3.

Compound Portsmouth we came 2nd in Division 5.

Recurve Frostbite we came 3rd in Division 7

Recurve Portsmouth we came 5th in Division 2.

Bayley was highest girl in Division for compound frostbite in March and highest girl in Division in February and March for the Compound Portsmouth.

Rosemary was highest lady in the Division for the Recurve Portsmouth for both February and March.

Bayley has won highest overall compound Girl for both the Portsmouth and Frostbite in the BA Postal League.

The full results are found here

National Series held at Oxford Archers

Posted by Glyn Levis on May 25, 2015 at 9:25 AM

Bayley Sargeant competed at the National Series Competition held at Oxfoed Archers last weekend. She was competing alongside some of the top adult compound archers in the country and performed extremely well. If you would like to see the results and some photographs then click on the link below.

under construction notice

Posted by dave on May 9, 2015 at 5:20 PM

I am revamping these web pages at the moment, so this is a bit of housekeeping about the website.

As you can see, this news page is now in ‘blog’ format. there are some good and bad points to this: it is easier for us to add items to this page, what we do add will be date-stamped and the author is automatically identified. It will be possible in the near future to have multiple contributors who can post directly to this page. All of this should mean that the site gets updated quickly without exhausting the webmaster!

On the downside, we don’t have quite as much control over the formatting of images, so all images are posted full size and without cropping.

invitation for corrections

News items have not been dated before, so in moving the content over from the old format I have approximated the dates. The entries go back to 2009, before I joined, and so the dates and even the chronological order of some of the older items might be a bit off. Please let me know if you spot an error of this kind, we only have to do this once. I have tried to keep links and photos with these posts, but in a few cases I haven’t been able to. Most of them will hopefully be restored in the near future.

Tonbridge Archers Birthday Shoot

Posted by Glyn Levis on May 7, 2015 at 12:10 PM

On Sunday 26th April, three archers from the club, Kim Curtis, Sheila Pocock and James Paine shot at Tonbridge Archers Birthday Shoot.

The weather conditions were not quite as the fine the day before. It was cold, damp and windy, not at all pleasant. Lunch time couldn't come quickly enough as Tonbridge Archers supplied a very excellent Ham or Cheese salad, and hot drinks were available all day.

At the end of shooting tea, coffee and cakes were enjoyed while the Raffle Prizes were drawn and the awards were presented.

Our archers received awards for first, second and third scores plus a handicap medal and also two Raffle prizes.

Next year it would be nice if more of our archers could attend as it's in beautiful surroundings, good food and pleasant company.

Sheila Pocock

Fixtures around the South-East

Posted by Glyn Levis on May 7, 2015 at 12:10 PM

Fancy a change from shooting at Canterbury? Looking to stretch your wings and meet other archers? Then why not have a go at entering some tournaments. Click here to see what's on in and around Kent. Thanks to Patrick Sinnett-Smith for finding the list.

Mini-Somner at Thanet Archers

Posted by Glyn Levis on May 5, 2015 at 4:55 PM

This years Mini-Somner is being hosted by Thanet Archers on Sunday 7th June. All our members are cordially invited to take part in this small and friendly shoot (only archers from Canterbury, Thanet and Folkestone are invited). The rounds are mixed Windsors and Albions. Speak to Bob Gawler or download an application form from here.

International Selection Shoots

Posted by Glyn Levis on May 1, 2015 at 10:00 AM

This weekend, Bayley Sargeant is attending the Selection Shoot at Lilleshall. If all goes well she may be chosen to represent Great Britain at the World Championships in Ogden, USA. We wish her well but whatever the outcome to be asked to attend this shoot after only 2 years of shooting is a magnificent achievement. Good luck, Bayley!

If you would like to follow her progress over the weekend then click on the link below for the latest scores.

Little Stanley Cup 2015

Posted by Glyn Levis on May 1, 2015 at 8:05 AM

Congratulations to all who took part in the tournament on what could arguably be described as "The coldest 2 days of the Winter".


Despite that we managed to raise £260 for Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity and Stanley was able to put in an appearance as our Lord Paramount.


There were other winners apart from GOSH and they were


Kevin Twyman (Recurve), Grahame Andrews (Longbow) and Mark Kenyon (Compound).


Once again thank you for all your generous donations and it isn't too late to donate if you weren't able to take part!!


Cheques made payable to Canterbury Archers, BACS transfer details below or cash when you next appear at the club will be greatly appreciated. I will not be sending a cheque for at least 2 weeks so no excuse!


BACS details: A/C no. 39799803, Sort Code 09-01-53, ref details GOSH followed by your surname eg. GOSHSmith


A special thank you to Rosemary Hewett for her magnificent cakes.


Visit Photo Gallery for more pictures


ontarget Club Competition 2015

Posted by Glyn Levis on May 1, 2015 at 6:20 AM

The club is entered automatically in this competition and this year our first round match is at home against Romney Marsh Bowmen.

Before I commit the club I need to know if there is any interest.

The ontarget Club Competition is a knockout team competition where clubs host or travel to a match. Clubs are initially drawn with others from their Counties or Regions to minimise travel.

Each team consists of 4 archers of whom 2 must be recurve archers and 2 must be compound archers (although recurve archers can be classified as compound archers). The team of archers must be of mixed gender and archers should be 14 years old or older.

Matches are around 2 hours long and will consist of 3 rounds of 2 dozen arrows at 50m on an 80cm face, with archers shooting ends of 6 arrows. Each round sees the team shoot as Team, a Pair and finally as an Individual against the other team.

If you are interested please sign up on the board asap so I can make a decision as to whether we continue. The first round must be completed in April and we have been drawn against Romney Marsh Bowmen.

For further information please speak to Glyn Levis.


County Championships August 16th 2015

Posted by Glyn Levis on April 28, 2015 at 8:25 AM

Places in the County Championship Tournament for this year are filling fast. If you are interested in entering you will need to do so NOW.


An entry form can be found here.


You have been warned!!





Posted by Glyn Levis on April 5, 2015 at 8:25 AM

Application forms for the Canterbury 2-Way Longbow Shoot and the KAA WA1440 tournaments are available for download on the "Tournaments and Events Page".

This page is updated on a regular basis so check for your application forms.


Longbow for Sale

Posted by Glyn Levis on April 2, 2015 at 8:30 AM

Lee Delo has a Yew Self Bow for sale.


Visit the For Sale page for full dtails


Bayley at the National Indoor Championships

Posted by Glyn Levis on April 1, 2015 at 8:30 AM

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Congratulations to Bayley at the recent Indoor Championships. On the Saturday she came 3rd in her age group and was a member of the winning England Team. Sunday was open to all age groups. She had a promising start, at one time tying with Andrea Gales, but unfortunately was unable to progress to the Head-to-Heads.


If you watch the video above you will catch a glimpse of Bayley during the shooting.


Fred Noone's Birthday Present from the Club

Posted by Glyn Levis on March 20, 2015 at 8:35 AM

Thanks to James Paine's generous donation of his time, we were able to present Fred with the ride of a lifetime. He had always wanted to experience the thrill of a flight in a glider. Up stepped James who is not only a pilot but an instructor as well.


The day chosen couldn't have been better as the photographs show.


Fred was not disappointed describing it as fabulous!


Visit the Photo Gallery for more images, the images have now been loaded!


Many thanks to James for organising this and to Sheila who managed to identify that Fred wanted to do it.


Junior National Rankings

Posted by Glyn Levis on March 18, 2015 at 8:40 AM

Bet you can't guess who is ranked number 5 in the National Junior Ranking List for compound archers!!!


Click here to find out.


(5th, 5th, it's just not good enough!)


Seriously, well done to you know who.


Kent Regional Newspapers Young Sports Person of the Year

Posted by Glyn Levis on March 15, 2015 at 8:40 PM

Great News!!!

Bayley Sargeant has been shortlisted for the Kent Regional Newpapers sports awards, Young Sports Person of the Year. We need people to vote for her so that she may be able to get to the finals to be held at Eastwell Manor.

There is a voting slip in the Canterbury Times this week, and it will be printed again for the next two weeks. The paper can be picked up free of charge at Supermarkets (we found ours in Sainsburys). You have to fill in her name and then the voting code of 2029. complete with name, address etc. We are quite happy to collect voting slips that have been completed and the Sargeants will post them.

Alternatively, people can text their vote by texting: KN SPORT 2029 then their name space house number space and postcode to 63333. Text cost 50p plus standard network rate message. ie: KN SPORT 2029 Sam Sargeant 36 CT2 9AF.

For more details talk to Sam. Bayley or Jason Sargeant

GOSH "Little Stanley Cup"

Posted by Glyn Levis on March 6, 2015 at 8:55 AM

Thank you to all who took part in this event. I am very pleased to say that we managed to raise £475 over the weekend and this has been sent to Great Ormond Street Hospital together with some photographs of the event. If you would like to see more than visit our Photo Gallery. Thanks also to Stanley Turner for being our Lord Paramount for the day. I think he enjoyed the responsibility despite the cold weather!.

The AGM and Awards Event 2014/15

Posted by Glyn Levis on February 10, 2015 at 5:15 AM

The Annual General Meeting was held this year in the clubhouse and our Awards Evening held in early January at the clubhouse of Canterbury Rugby Club.

The minutes for the AGM will be posted as soon as possible and the full list of prizewinners are now shown below.



Congratulations to all the prize winners and thank you to all who were present at this event.


Well done to Bayley Sargeant for being elected Archer of the Year for the second consecutive year.


Congratulations to Rosemary Hewett for the award of Clubman of the Year.


Thank you to Theresa Gower for co-ordinating all the results.


Award Winners 2014

The following archers received their awards at the Annual Awards Ceremony held at the Canterbury Rugby Club


  • Top York score by Gent Recurve James Paine
  • Top Hereford score by Lady Recurve Rosemary Hewett
  • Top York score by Gent Compound Jason Sargeant
  • Top Hereford score by Lady Compound Bayley Sargeant
  • Top York score by Gent Longbow Mark Jones
  • Top Hereford score by Lady Longbow Rachel Jones
  • Top FITA score by Gent Recurve James Paine
  • Top FITA score by Lady Recurve Not Awarded
  • Top FITA score by Lady Compound Bayley Sargeant
  • Top FITA score by Gent Compound Graham Goldfinch
  • Best Handicap on 12 Doz round for Longbow Lady / Gent Rachel Jones
  • Top New National score by Gent Recurve James Paine
  • Top Long National score by Lady Recurve Rosemary Hewett
  • Top New National score by Gent Compound Mark Kenyon
  • Top Long National score by Lady Compound Bayley Sargeant
  • Top Long National score by Lady / Gent Longbow Philip Faithfull
  • Top Gents Long Metric score by Gent Recurve James Paine
  • Top Ladies Long Metric score by Lady Recurve Rosemary Hewett
  • Top Gents Long Metric score by Gent Compound Graham Goldfinch
  • Top Ladies Long Metric score by Lady Compound Bayley Sargeant
  • Top National score by Lady Longbow Rachel Jones
  • Top National score by Gent Longbow Chris Clark
  • Top American score based on Handicap Keith Potter
  • Best Group at longest distance in the Bowmen class. Lady / Gent Recurve Mark Steele
  • Best Group at longest distance in the Bowmen class. Lady / Gent Compound Mark Kenyon
  • Best end of 6 Arrows at longest distance. Lady / Gent Longbow Rachel Jones
  • Senior GNAS Medal, awarded to archer with greatest Handicap improvement Jason Sargeant
  • Junior GNAS Medal, awarded to archer with greatest Handicap improvement Bayley Sargeant
  • Clubman of the Year, voted for at the AGM Rosemary Hewett
  • Archer of the Year, voted for at the AGM Bayley Sargeant
  • Junior Recurve Metric Cup Joshua Kerr
  • Junior Recurve National Cup Charlie Wallace
  • Long National Excluding BM/1st Class John Trinder
  • Long Metric Excluding BM/1st Class Damion Jenkins
  • National Excluding BM/1st Class Sam Sargeant


Well done to all who won trophies!

Here are a few facts about 2014

50 new Club Records were set over the course of the year some of which were broken on more than one occasion.

We have the following archers:

1 Senior Master Bowman

  • Bayley Sargeant Compound


7 Bowmen

  • Rosemary Hewett Recurve
  • Theresa Gower Compound
  • James Paine Recurve
  • Rachel Jones Longbow
  • Chris Clark Longbow
  • Philip Faithfull Longbow
  • Lee Delo Longbow

19 First Class

17 Second Class

10 Third Class

Our junior archers also hold many county records in the following age groups:

  • Bayley Sargeant 10 in the U-18 section and 28 in the U-16
  • Alex Wellard 1 in the U-18 section
  • Charlie Wallace 2 in the U-16 section
  • Josh Kerr 2 in the U-12 section


Theresa Gower Records Officer

59th William Somner 7th September 2014

Posted by Glyn Levis on December 5, 2014 at 7:45 PM

What a great day for Canterbury Archers!

Click here for the full results.

A very foggy morning greeted those that came early to set up the field and those who arrived early to set up their tents.

But in good old Canterbury style the fog lifted to reveal the 24 targets set out to precision by the field party aided by Steve Gower.

The morning started quite hot and sunny with little if any wind, and stayed nice throughout the whole day.

All archers I spoke to throughout the day had a great time and were hoping to return next year for the 60th William Somner.

Nigel Gower beavered away over the scores periodically coming out into the light to update the leader board.

As the last arrows were tallied and archers made the claims for Rose Awards/6 Gold Ends, Nigel went into overdrive handing Tony (Tournament Organiser) the final results just before the drawing of the first raffle ticket.

So how did we do

Gents shooting the York


6th James Paine

12th Jacob Davies-Pyke

15th George Jeffery

19th Mark Byles

21st Tim Weyman


4th Jason Sargeant

8th Mark Kenyon

13th Graham Goldfinch


4th Mark Jones

Ladies shooting the Hereford


3rd Rosemary Hewett

5th Debbie Paine


1st Theresa Gower

2nd Sheila Pocock


1st Rachel Jones

Junior Recurves

Bristol II

1st Charlie Wallace

Bristol IV

2nd Joshua Kerr also receiving the Daphne Skeet Mole Plate


Junior Compounds

Bristol II

1st Bayley Sargeant also receiving most compound gold's trophy


Shooting below classified round

Keith Potter

Alex Wellard

Winning Compound Team

Bayley Sargeant, Theresa Gower and Jason Sargeant


Winning Recurve Team

Rosemary Hewett, Debbie Paine and James Paine.


For more images visit the Photo Gallery


Theresa Gower


William Somner Results

Posted by Glyn Levis on September 5, 2014 at 3:40 PM

If you are looking for the results of the William Somner visit the website of Castle Moat and Folkestone for a full list.