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Posted by Sam on July 21, 2016 at 3:10 AM

Bayley is spending this week in Romania as part of the GB Team in the European Youth Championships.

On Tuesday she shot her qualification round, ranking 14th and went straight into her first match in the 1/16, against Diana Pashchenkova of Slovakia.  Bayley won her match 137-132.  The rest of the individual matches will take place on Friday.

Yesterday saw the team matches.  Bayley, Abbie and Rebecca, the junior compound girls GB team, were ranked third and their match saw them up against number two seeds Turkey.  The girls won and it has seen them into the Gold Medal Match on Saturday.  The match can be seen here, It starts around 31 minutes in." target="_blank">http://

Today sees Bayley and Luke Ralls in the Junior Compound mixed team elimination the match should start around 12.30-1pm our time and live streaming can be seen here" target="_blank">http://

William Somner 2016 Entry Form

Posted by Tom on July 5, 2016 at 10:55 AM

The entry form for this year's William Somner tournament may be found here

This event is held at our own club ground and is a great opportunity for newer archers to try their hand at the longer York, Hereford and Bristol rounds (all of which consist of 12 dozen arrows over three distances)

We hope to see a number of you entering!

Dates for your diary

Posted by Tom on July 5, 2016 at 10:40 AM

The club would like to notify all members of this year's AGM and prizegiving dates, which are as follows:

AGM: 20th November

Prizegiving: 9th December

It would be great to see as many of you there as possible - more details coming nearer the time!

European Youth Championships Romania

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.

National County Championships

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.

Mini Somner 5 June

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

B A Postal League Results

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.

European Youth Cup

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.

European Youth Cup in Hungary

Posted by Sam on May 2, 2016 at 1:10 AM

You can follow the teams progress on World Archery Europe.

Tonbridge Archers Birthday Shoot

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

Albion Round.

Compound:  Kimberley Challen 2nd Place

Sheila Pocock 3rd Place

Windsor Round.

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.

Full results

Mini Somner Competition 5 June at Canterbury

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.

England Selection

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.


Longbow Frostbite at Saltwood Castle

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

Bowmen of Glen 2016 Tournaments

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

ArcheryGB Youth Festival 2016

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

Winter Results 2015-16

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

9th SCAS Junior Tournament (& 1st Senior 1440)

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

Kent Field Archery Event 1st May

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)

Bank Holiday Monday shooting

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.

January Challenge Results

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