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Southern Counties Meeting – May 2015

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

On 14th and 15th May 2015, Petra took part at the SCAM meeting at Winchester, shooting a double Hereford. The first day was a lovely sunny day, but a complete change on day 2 when the weather was wet and windy. The Hereford was cut to just 4 dozen and the Championship decided. Petra retained her southern Counties Championship from last year. Well done.

Newhaven – May 2015

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

Jessica won the junior western section for junior ladies barebow

Jack was third in junior men’s compound shooting a short western

Jodie won the junior ladies recurve junior western

Jacki won ladies compound

Petra won ladies recurve

Lindsey was 10th in ladies recurve

Ben won men’s recurve

Kevin was 11th in men’s recurve, but won the handicap score award

Iain was second in men’s barebow

Paul won men’s longbow

Nathan, shooting as an adult was 5th


Sussex County Team – May 2015

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

On 3rd May 2015, Ditchling had 8 members selected to shoot for Sussex in the match against Hampshire. Well done to Iain, Ben (first time selection), Jacki, Petra, Jodie, Jess, Jack and Nathan.

It was a wet and windy start to the day which was meant to be a WA1440, however due to delays and worsening conditions, the match was shortened to a long metric. Well done to those selected for the County and surviving the challenging conditions.

Waterside – May 2015

Friday, May 29th, 2015

On 2nd May 2015 Ben, Jodie, Petra, Jacki and Nathan ventured to Hampshire for Waterside’s FITA Weekend, shooting a WA70 (meters) and head to head. It was a very cold, windy and overcast all day! Layers were definitely needed to survive the day!

Nathan finished joint 17th in men’s compound as a junior.

Jacki finished third in ladies compound.

Petra finished joint fifth in ladies recurve.

Ben finished joint 17th in men’s recurve.

Jodie finished fourth as Cadet in junior ladies recurve.

Well done to all!

Crystal Palace – April 2015

Friday, May 29th, 2015

On 19th April 2015 Ben, Jodie and Petra were at Crystal Palace for their Hereford tournament, with Jodie shooting a Bristol 3.

Petra won the ladies recurve Hereford.

Ben was 6th in mens recurve York.

Jodie won the Bristol 3 round for junior ladies recurve and was second in the junior girls recurve overall.

Well done to all!


Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

The target list for the Windsor shoot is now available from the Windsor page

Windsor page

SCAS and Sussex County Indoor Championships 2015

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

On 11th April 2015 several members of the club took part in the Regional and County Indoor Championships at K2 – Crawley which was a Portsmouth round. Congratulations to all who took part and put in a fantastic performance.

For the Region (SCAS), Ditchling won Ladies Compound (Jacki), and Junior Ladies Barebow (Jess). Petra and Ben were part of the Sussex Team that came second in the region.DAC K2 SCAA SCAS 2015

For the Double Open Round, Ditchling won Ladies Recurve (Petra), Junior Ladies Barebow (Jess), Men’s Longbow (Paul) and Junior Men’s Compound (Nathan).

For the County (Sussex), Ditchling won Ladies Recurve (Petra), Ladies Compound (Jacki), Ladies Barebow (Jess), Men’s Barebow (Iain), Junior Ladies Recurve (Jodie) and Junior Ladies Barebow (Jess). Ditchling also won the County Club team with Petra, Ben and Nathan.

Later in the evening was the Team Event shooting a FITA18. Ditchling won both the Sussex Senior and Junior Teams.

Senior Team: Ditchling Dynamics: Ben, Petra, Jacki, Peter

Junior Team: Ditchling Demons: Jodie, Jess, Nathan and a guest appearance (and huge thank you to) Kai Thomas-Prause from Bayeaux for stepping in last minute and shooting for the team.

Special mention to Ditchling Dynamos: Paul, Dave, Sue and Kevin

Results are on the Sussex website:

Whitehill – St George Round

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

On 29th March 2015, Iain shot a St George round – (3 doz at 100yrds, 80yrds and 60yrds) at Whitehill Archers. Below is Iain’s report, sounds like the elements were braved!

Starting the day in high winds and rain the so start numbers were down.  At assembly we were reminded of the rules for record status shoots (2 whistles to move to the line, 1 whistles to commencing shooting and 3 whistles to collect, all shooting ends of 6).  The only unusual idea was at sighters, where the first detail was allowed to shoot and collect, and then the second detail was allowed to shoot and collect, allowing each detail to have a “clean” target for sighters.

The day progressed in high wind and rain, numerous tents were blown over, brollies broken and hats blown off, presenting very challenging conditions.  Sadly, as we, moved to score and collect, the end of the 4th dozen, we had a target full of arrows fall over, resulting in a number of arrows being damaged.

The shoot was finally abandoned at the end of the 7th dozen when the target faces, which had been completely soaked, started blowing off the bosses.

Ditching’s interest was in the Barebow section with Iain Cadle coming second to David Strong.

Club Indoor Championships 2015

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Here are the results of the Ditchling indoor championships. This was held on 22nd March 2015.


The round was a Portsmouth (5 doz at 20 yards on 60cm face)

17 members attended, shooting across the four disciplines of the club.

An afternoon of mixed fortunes, some shooting well and achieving their objectives. Well done to the winners.

Bring on the outside season!

Well done to all who took part.

Brighton Bowmen FITA 18

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015

On 21st February 2015, Jacki and Petra were at Brighton Bowmen’s FITA 18 in Holbrook.

Petra finished second in ladies recurve.

Jacki finished seventh.

Hampshire Indoor Championships

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015

On 7th February 2015, Petra, Jacki and Nathan ventured down to Eastleigh for the Hampshire Championships FITA 18 seeding match with a head to head elimination format.

Nathan came thirteenth in Gentleman’s Compound, shooting as a junior on the Saturday and returned on the Sunday for the Portsmouth and came second in the under 14s compound and was first place as a visitor in his section.

Jacki came 4th in ladies compound after getting through the eliminations to the bronze medal match.

Petra was first in ladies recurve after reaching the final in the eliminations and winning the match.

Ditchling Archery Club Windsor Tournament

Friday, February 20th, 2015

Ditchling Archery Club will be hosting their annual Windsor tournament on Sunday 7th June 2015.

An application form can be downloaded from the Windsor Tournament page.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Target List is Now available Windsor Target List 2015

Arundown Worcester Shoot 2015

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

On 01 February 2015, some members of the club took part in Arundown’s Worcester Tournament, a nice friendly local shoot and a good chance to catch up with local friends.
The club won team silver which consisted of Ben, Petra and Bob – who we are sure he is glad he took part last minute and put in a new personal best – well done.
The second team of Kevin and Jodie came in at 7th.
Jacki and Jack (compound) were fourth for team Ditchling.
Petra won the single and double round for ladies recurve, with Jodie finishing in respectable 4th place in the senior category and second in the double.
Jodie also won the under 16s junior ladies recurve for the single and double round (Possible County Record).
There was single and double round silver medals for Jacki (compound).
Ben (recurve) was third in the single and second on the double rounds.
Jack put in a good perfomance for a gold medal in the single and double under 14s junior men’s compound.
Nathan took silver in the single double under 14s junior men’s compound and won the triple round.
Bob finished joint 17th and Kevin, on his first Worcester came in at 19th, both in gentleman’s recurve.
A total of nine club records were broken also.

Well done to everyone!


Team Ditchling at the Arundown Worcester tournament 2015



Guildford FITA 25

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

For some club members it was the first tournament of the year. Jacki and Petra ventured to Guildford Spectrum for the club’s FITA 25 meter indoor shoot on Sunday 11th January 2015.

Jacki (compound) was fourth in the single round and won silver for the double round.

Petra (recurve) was third in the single round and won the double round.

National Indoors 2014

Monday, December 8th, 2014

On Sunday 7th December 2014 Petra ventured up to Coventry to shoot at the National Indoor Championships against some of the country’s best in the FITA 18 competition and following Head to Head elimination matches.

This time she was not wearing a Ditchling shirt, but an England shirt, as she was selected to be part of the team to represent England at the Home Nations event on the same day. We believe this is a first for Ditchling Archery Club.

Her seeding match qualifier was a slight disappointment at placing 23rd, despite being up from 31st on last year. However, she was part of the winning England team in the Home Nations result.

Petra went on to find her form in the head to head elimination matches, successfully making it through from the last 32 to the last 16 after a five set tie and a one arrow shoot off to determine the winner of the match. Petra took the final 16 match to the full five sets, but lost it on the final set by three low red eights, when previously they were high yellow.

Petra finished in joint ninth – many congratulations, and on the England selection.

Results available on ArcheryGB’s website and a mention on Sussex County Archery Association’s website