|Posted by Sam on June 27, 2016 at 9:25 AM|
I am delighted to announce that Bayley Sargeant has been selected to shoot for Team GB at the European Youth Championships to be held in Romania in July.
|Posted by Sam on June 27, 2016 at 9:10 AM|
This weekend saw the National County Championships being held at Lilleshall. Very pleased to say we had two archers this year on the Kent Team, Jason & Bayley.
The weekend comprised of 3 events, a WA70 or WA50 for compounds, head to head team matches and a WA1440 round shot on the Sunday.
The Kent team did really well this year with the Gents Longbow team coming in first place. Our Gents Recurve Team also making first place and the Ladies Compound Team coming in Third Place.
|Posted by Tom on May 22, 2016 at 3:30 PM|
Owing to a lack of entries, it is with regret that the Mini-Somner scheduled for 5 June has been cancelled following consultation.
Those who had sent entries in, your cheques have been shredded.
Those who had handed money directly to Rosemary will be refunded soon.
The bottom line is that normal shooting will take place so will not interrupt the club shoot normally scheduled for that day
|Posted by Sam on May 20, 2016 at 3:55 AM|
The final results are in for the BA postal League.
League Medallions: Bayley Sargeant won both the Compound Portsmouth Girl and the Compound Frostbite Girl.
The Canterbury Archers Compound Frostbite Team won Division 3.
The Canterbury Archers Compound Portsmouth Team won Division 5.
The Recurve team finished in 6th place for the Portsmouth and finished in 4th Place for the Frostbite.
Congratulations to all that shot this winter. Medals and medallions will be presented when I receive them.
|Posted by Sam on May 12, 2016 at 7:25 AM|
Bayley spent last week in Heviz, Hungary shooting as part of the Great Britain team in the European Youth Cup first leg.
Tuesday was qualification day and Bayley ranked in 5th place with a new competition PB.
Wednesday she shot with Mathew Hall in the mixed teams, the weather was unkind and they lost out to Hungary, who went on to take the silver medal.
Thursday saw the first of the individual matches. Bayley won her first match against Estonia, but lost out in the Quarter finals to Aurora Tozzi of Italy, who went on to the gold match.
The Junior Girls Compound Team, comprising of Abbie Spinks, Rebecca Lennon and Bayley finished in second place to earn a silver medal.
She had a fantastic time and we are very proud of how well she did.
|Posted by Sam on May 2, 2016 at 1:10 AM|
You can follow the teams progress on World Archery Europe.
|Posted by Sam on April 26, 2016 at 11:05 AM|
On Sunday a group of Canterbury Archers shot at the Tonbridge Archers 38th Birthday shoot.
It was a chilly and windy day but we had some good results.
The St. George Round.
Recurve: Tony Sze 2nd Place
James Paine 5th Place
Compound: Jason Sargeant 2nd Place
Tom Fielder 4th Place
Compound: Kimberley Challen 2nd Place
Sheila Pocock 3rd Place
Compound: Bayley Sargeant 1st Place
Long Bow: Kim Curtis 3rd Place.
The Canterbury Team also came in third place, which comprised of Kimberley, Jason and Tom.
|Posted by Tom on April 25, 2016 at 1:55 PM|
This competition is the shorter version of the William Somner that is run between just three clubs: Canterbury, Thanet and Folkestone.
Anyone interested in taking part can find the entry form here
Please note there will be no other shooting at the club on that date
If you do not wish to take part, Rosemary will need help with the running of it so please let her know if you would be available to assist. Without your help this competition cannot run.
|Posted by Sam on April 22, 2016 at 12:20 AM|
Congratulations to Sophie Castle who has been selected to shoot for England in the Home Nations Match at the Junior Outdoor Nationals in July.
|Posted by Tom on April 5, 2016 at 8:20 AM|
On Sunday morning several longbow archers from Canterbury attended the end of winter 'Frostbite' shoot in the grounds of Saltwood Castle, near Hythe. This shoot between Canterbury, Thanet, and Castle Moat & Folkestone Bowmen, was hosted this year by Folkestone.
The team prize for this winter was won by Thanet, following a number of years of Canterbury victories. In the ladies' round Sally Newman came third, with Chris Clark taking first in the gents' for the third year running. Graham Andrews came first in the round shot on Sunday, beating Chris by only a single point, whilst Bob Gawler was only four points behind in third place
|Posted by Tom on April 5, 2016 at 8:05 AM|
Entry information for the Bowmen of Glen tournaments on 7th May, 8th May, 17th September and 18th September maybe found here with the option to enter online also available.
All tournaments are as follows:
7th May UK Record Status York, Hereford, Bristols I-V
8th May WA 1440 & Metrics I-V
17th September Double WA 720 (50m Compound) & Cadet 60m
18th September WA 1440 & Metrics I-V
|Posted by Tom on April 4, 2016 at 5:30 AM|
Entry for the ArcheryGB Youth Festival at Lilleshall in August is now available via Sport:80. Anyone under the age of 21 can enter, it is a World Record Status 720 with Head to Heads and team matches throughout the week, with finals held on the orangery at Lilleshall.
Bayley spent the week there last year and will be going again this year. It's a great opportunity to meet other juniors and get experience of an international style format.
More information here
|Posted by Tom on April 3, 2016 at 2:35 PM|
The Portsmouth and Frostbite trophies were awarded this morning, 3 April 2016. Many thanks to Sam for collating all the scores and producing the list of members' achievements.
Congratulations to all our trophy winners, including Jason and Bayley Sargeant, Chris Clark, James Paine, Rosemary Hewett and Rachel Jones.
A full list of all awards may be found here
|Posted by Tom on April 2, 2016 at 4:00 PM|
The entry form for this tournament on Saturday 9 July 2016 is now available here with Junior WA and Cadet WA rounds, along with non-record status Metrics 1 to 5 according to junior archers' age groups.
Senior archers should also note that this year a World Record Status WA 1440 round is included, so senior archers may shoot alongside the juniors
|Posted by Tom on March 29, 2016 at 3:40 PM|
On 1 May, Kent Archery Field will be holding one of its six yearly events, a 24 target WA Field round. The event will cost £6 for non-KAF members and is open to all Kent Archery Association members.
Although the round is unmarked, a "crib sheet" of target distances will be made available to archers should they want one.
Interested archers will need sight marks from 10 to 55 metres for sighted bows, and 5 to 45 metres for unsighted bows. All archers will be sent out with experienced field archers to show them "how it's done"
Anyone with a facebook account may be able to get in contact with other interested archers at the following page set up by KAF
(This page and the event info it contains is visible even to those without a facebook account)
|Posted by Tom on March 26, 2016 at 5:15 PM|
Want to take advantage of this bank holiday Monday to get some extra shooting in? Barring extreme weather it's likely some members will be at the club for the usual morning start this Monday 28th.
|Posted by Sam on March 24, 2016 at 5:20 PM|
Some our archers put in scores for this years January Challenge.
The January challenge is open to anyone and is a senior postal shoot. Juniors are welcome to enter scores, but they are on an equal footing with the seniors. The scores are for the highest Portsmouth score shot in the month of January. I will let you know next year when it is time to enter and see if we can put some more scores in from Canterbury. Well done to the following Canterbury Archers:
Ladies Compound (Entrants 36)
Bayley Sargeant 1st
Kimberley Challen 21st.
Gents Beginner Recurve (Entrants 291)
Tony Sze - 6th
Gents Compound (Entrants 156)
Jason Sargeant -10th
Jacob Davies-Pyke - 58th
Tom Fielder - 73rd
A full breakdown of the results is here
|Posted by Tom on March 22, 2016 at 7:30 PM|
A list of all cricket fixtures at the St Lawrence ground for this summer is now available here (also found in the sidebar!)
Hopefully this should keep everyone abreast of when entering/exiting the field may take slightly longer than usual. I'm not a cricket fan, but I've made the (hopefully fairly reasonable) presumption that the England matches will be particularly well-attended and feature exceptionally high traffic to go with it, so have highlighted them in red accordingly!
|Posted by Tom on March 20, 2016 at 4:25 PM|
On the 15th May Kent Archery Association have been invited to send a team for a friendly county match against Surrey
If you wish to be considered for this team please send qualifying scores to the KAA Records Officer
Scores should be sent no later than the 18th April 2016
|Posted by Tom on March 20, 2016 at 1:25 PM|
Anyone in possession of indoor Portsmouth or winter Frostbite trophies from last year is kindly asked to return them in preparation for presentation this year.
Classification medals for the Frostbite and Portsmouth rounds will be awarded in the near future. If you are due any from this year or last please ensure you notify Rosemary in order to ensure no-one is missed out.