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Hampshire County Champs 2013

Monday, October 7th, 2013

On Saturday 21st September 2013 Petra was at the Hampshire County Championships Record Status FITA for an extra score for her UK Ranking. Shooting 1143 was her highest score and a new Ladies FITA club record for Recurve. No medals were awarded for visitors for a single day, but the score was second for the day, by one point!

Intercounties 2013

Sunday, October 6th, 2013

On 8th September 2013 Ditchling club members were selected to represent Sussex at the Southern Counties Intercounties Tournament, held at Surrey Archery Club in Tolworth. They included Petra (Recurve – Hereford), Cameron (Compound – Bristol I), Jodie (Recurve – Bristol IV) and Nathan (Compound – Bristol IV)

Petra scored 1070 for a club record and was part of the Sussex Team which won the recurve title for Sussex

Cameron 1088 and Nathan 1190 were part of the Compound Junior Team which claimed second for Sussex

Jodie  scored 1130 and was part of the Junior Recurve Sussex Team which claimed third for Sussex

Well done all!!!

DAC Intercounties Sept13

Woking September 2013

Friday, October 4th, 2013

On 8th September 2013 3 club members were at the Woking Open Shoot. They battled the wind and heavy rain, including thunder! to make it through to the end. Well done to:

Overall Junior Girl Barebow – Bristol Round:

1st – Abigail – 605

2nd – Jessica – 526


Well done to Paul on a respectable 10th with 869 for mens recurve shooting a Hereford round!

Thank you to Cliff for Team Support!


Indoor Shooting – Winter 2013/4

Friday, September 13th, 2013

The winter season will be starting soon and the hall at Ardingly will be available on Thursday evenings from 18.45 to 20.45, starting on October 17th. There is also the hall at Lindfield, which should be available on Monday evenings from October 7th. This hall is very small and can only accommodate a maximum of 8 people, so if you are interested in shooting there, can you please contact Bob, to check if there are spaces available.

Scas Junior Championships 2013

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

Jodie Cameron from Ditchling travelled to Rayleigh Town archery club on the 31/8/2013 to take part in the 2013 Scas junior championships. This was Cameron’s last time to compete as a junior. Cameron took silver in the compound York round with a score of 970. Jodie also claimed a silver with a score of 1148 only 10 points behind the gold place.

Scas Junior Girls

Guildford Acorn 2013

Monday, August 26th, 2013

On Bank Holiday Monday 26th August 2013, Taff, Petra, Jodie and Abi shot at Guildford’s Acorn Shoot which is Hereford and Bristol tournament.

It was a lovely sunny day with good conditions.

Petra won the ladies recurve with 1058

Taff was 30th with 896 for mens recurve

Jodie won the Bristol 4 junior recurve with 1153 and was awarded the trophy for the highest junior score.

Abi won the Bristol 3 junior barebow with 811 – outshooting the mens barebow!

Picture of the team before the shoot: Taff, Petra, Jodie and Abi – and the winners

Guildford Acorn 28Aug13 Taff Petra Abi JodieGuildford Acorn 28Aug13 winners Jodie Petra Abi


Albion Match v Eastbourne

Monday, August 26th, 2013

On Sunday August 18, Eastbourne came to Ditchling for our Division3 Albion Match, We got soaked in the morning, hot and sticky in between the showers and then plagued by wasps when we tried to enjoy the tea. The result was a Win for Eastbourne by 3128 to 3063.
Our Albion Team was Petra – 810, Bob – 764, Iain – 756 and Peter – 733.
Our Juniors put in some notable scores as follows ; –
Nathan – 942 (Compound), Jack – 800 (Compound) and Fred (Barebow) – 478, shooting a Short Junior Windsor and Abi (Barebow) – 393, shooting a Windsor.
Also Sarah shot 491 (Barebow) for a Junior Windsor, which was her first ever proper shoot.

Blind Veterans UK Archers Vs Ditchling

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

On August 26th 2013. 16 archers from Ditchling archery club visited Blind Veterans UK Bowman formerly St. Dunstans.

The weather was damp to start with but then the sun came out and the rest of the day was under mostly blue sky. The wind was a little be tricky at times but that’s what you expect shooting 100 yards or so from the sea.

The match was a handicap adjusted Junior Western with a team of four from each club. All the Ditchling archers shot well close to handicap but the final team was Nathan, Simon, Jodie and Ben. who put in a good adjusted score of 5761 but this was not to be enough on the day. Blind Veterans Bowman’s team was Carol, Sandy, Peter and Michael with an adjusted score of 5983 beating Ditchling by 222 points. This was a very good score for the hosts as all their archers shot over handicap.

Well done also to Kate who scored 375 in her first every shoot.

Full Result can be found here . BV_August_2013_Results

Team August 2013

Ditchling Archery Club in Mid Sussex Times

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

For those of you who missed it, the following article was printed in the Mid Sussex Times, August 22nd, 2013.


© Mid Sussex Times 2013

Eastbourne Lazy Shoot

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

On 14th of August, Peter and Bob shot at the Lazy Shoot at Eastbourne. The round was a Windsor and in Gents Recurve, Peter finished 2nd with 836 points and Bob was 3rd with 818.

Eastbourne Double Rose

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

Petra & Nathan Easbourne Double Rose 03Aug13On Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th August, it was Eastbourne Archers Double Rose Tournament.

Both Petra and Nathan shot both days for a Hereford and Bristol 4. Taff shot a York on the Sunday. It was very windy on Saturday, but was bit calmer on Sunday. Thankfully the rain held off.

Petra won the ladies double Hereford, and won on the Saturday, but was second on Sunday, switching positions with Diane Billiness, despite scoring a new pb and club record on the day and the double event.

Nathan was second for the Bristol 4 on both days, being 8 points off the County record on Saturday, and second on the double round which we believe is a county record. Well done Nathan!

Taff unfortunately retired part way through the York at 80 yards on the Sunday.

Right, a picture of Petra and Nathan with their medals on the Saturday.

Sussex Championships 2013 – Day 2

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

On 20th and 21st July 2013, it was the Sussex County Championships at Crawley.

Sunday 21st July 2013

Sussex County Championships – Record Status York/Hereford/Bristol round. Overcast day and a bit windy.

Ladies Recurve – Petra 4th despite suffering a technical problem

Junior Ladies Recurve Bristol 4 – Jodie 2nd

Ladies Compund – Annette retired

Mens Recurve – Ben 12th (and claimed an 800 Rose award!), Bob 13th,  Taff retired

Mens Recurve Bristol Round – Paul (unofficial 1st)

Junior Mens Compound Metric 4 – Nathan 1st

Junior Ladies Barebow Bristol 3 – Abigail 1st

Junior Ladies Barebow Bristol 4 – Jesscia 1st

Team – Ben and Petra 3rd

For full results click here

Sussex Champs 2013 Team 210713

Sussex Championships 2013 – Day 1

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

Sussex Champs 2013 Team Trophy Bob Petra 200713On 20th and 21st July 2013, it was the Sussex County Championships at Crawley.

Saturday  20th July 2013

Sussex County Open – FITA Record Status round, it was a very windy and overcast day. Petra won the ladies recurve trophy and together with Bob’s score, they won the Sussex Team trophy. The last time Ditchling won the trophy was in 2008, the team being Annette, Jacki and Tanya. Before that it was in 2004!

Ladies Recurve – Petra 1st

Junior Ladies Recurve Metric 4 – Jodie 2nd

Ladies Compund – Annette 3rd

Mens Recurve – Bob 17th – Taff retired

Junior Mens Compound Metric 4 – Nathan 1st

Sussex Team Trophy – Bob and Petra 1st

For full results click here

Bob and Petra with the Team Trophy – post match and exhausted!


1st Junior Master tournament 2013

Saturday, August 3rd, 2013

Jodie from Ditchling took part in the first ever Junior masters on the 4th August 2013. This was an invitation only competition open only to junior archers who obtain Junior Master Bowman. This is a very high level. Currently there are around 50 in the UK. The tournament consisted of a ranking round according to the archers ages followed by a head to head. Jodie finished 6th Overall.

The results can be found here  Junior Masters Results

Jodie Junior Masters

Surrey Archery Weekend 2013

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

On 134th and 14th July 2013, Taff and Petra were at the Surrey Archery Weekend World Record Status FITA. On the Saturday was the English Federation Championships, with Sunday being the Surrey County Championships. It was also another stage in the their UK Ranking rounds.

Day 1 – English Federation Championships:

Petra – 4th

Taff – 9th as a Masters Man

Day 2 – Surrey Championships – Double Round to qualify:

Petra – 4th and 3rd on the Double

Taff  – 37th and 33rd on the Double


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