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Six Villages Tournament

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Ditchling Success!!!

On Sunday 14th July 2013 Linz (Lindsey) and Iain attended the Six Villages American shoot.  It proved to be an interesting day with the heat playing havoc with people’s sight marks.

Final result was that Linz gained first place in the Ladies Barebow and Iain won the Gents Barebow.  Also, as the white colour prize had not been claimed during the shoot , the organisers held a shoot of at the end, starting with shooting at the Blue colour prize circle, finally finishing with a compound, a recurve and Iain (barebow) shooting at the gold colour prize circle, result – Iain won. Why is that not surprising…? (surely being Barebow and possible luck is nothing to do with it!).

It’s a shoot that is recommend to everybody next year.

Sussex Junior Shoot 2013 – CANCELLED

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

With regret, we have had to cancel the Sussex Junior Shoot for 13th July 2013 due to insufficient entries.

We hope to run the event in 2014, so check back here around February 2014 for the entry form and details.

Success at the Junior National Championships

Monday, July 8th, 2013

Jodie Travelled up to lilleshall at the weekend to take part in the Junior national outdoor championships. Saturday was a 12 Dozen Metric day. Sunday was 12 Dozen Imperial Day.

On Saturday Jodie scored 1269 for a Metric IV and came 5th u14 and also 5th overall In the junior ladies recurve. Sunday Jodie started off joint first and was in 4th place until the last dozen were she dropped a few points with 3 archers all tying for 4th place with 1160, Unfortunately Jodie had less golds and finished 6th.

Jodie also made the SCAS regional team on both days SCAS came second on the Saturday but came first on the Sunday. Well done to all that took part.

Link to full results Full Results


IMG_0834Jodie Scas

Club Outdoor Championships

Thursday, July 4th, 2013

The Club Champs is on Sunday July28th and this year is an Albion round or a shorter Windsor round for juniors and less experienced seniors. If you wish to take part, please let me know and remember to arrive about 9.0am to help set up. Bring something for lunch and also a contribution towards the tea, which will be around 3.30 to 4.0pm, when the awards will be presented.

Albion Match against Arundown

Sunday, June 23rd, 2013

We had a great day at Arundown, albeit very windy, which kept the scores down somewhat. The final result was a WIN for us and the team scores were as follows :-
Ditchling – Ben 808, John 681, Iain 667, Petra 653 TOTAL 2809
Arundown – Doug 842, Jon 668, Graham 665, Martin 583 TOTAL 2758


DAC Windsor 2013

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Ditchling Archery Club’s annual Windsor shoot was held on Sunday 9th June.

Despite the bitterly cold head wind, everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.

The results can be downloaded from the Windsor Tournament page.

BA Postal Results

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

The final league tables have now been posted on the BA Postal website and we’ve mixed results.
Recurve A won division 17 Portmouth and were 2nd in division 6 Frostbite.
Recurve B were 5th in Portsmouth div. 30 and 3rd in Frostbite div.28.
Portsmouth Juniors were 4th in div.4.
Compound were 5th in Frostbite div.12 and 6th in Portsmouth div.21.

Albion Match

Friday, June 7th, 2013

On Sunday 23 June, we have an Albion Match away to Arundown. Anyone wishing to take part, please let me know soon, as I have to let them know how many are coming. The Albion is a 9 dozen round (80/60/50yds), but juniors can shoot shorter distances. BOB

Second to St Dunstans Archery Club Twice

Saturday, June 1st, 2013

On Saturday 1st of June Ditchling travelled to St Dunstan’s Archery club for a rematch from the previous Sunday.

Below is the team that came second to St’ D’s but we beat Newhaven in a three way match. The shoot was a Junior Western and was a handicapped shoot.

1 John Grout 796 1466
2 Jonathon Grout 822 1465
3 Peter Humphreys 816 1447
4 Ben Green 840 1444

Also Shooting were Annette Collect, Felicity Woodward, Iain Cadle, Jacki Beard, Jodie Green, Neil Woodward, Zara Green

Team june 2013 small

The week before on Sunday 26th May St Dunstan’s came to Ditchling to shoot a Short Windsor round. Below are the members of the team. Unfortunately we lost by a massive margin of 356 points.

1 Jonathon Grout 890 1490
2 Peter Humphreys 900 1473
3 Ben Green 902 1452
4 Bob Darling 860 1451

Also Shooting were  Craig Wilson, Iain Cadle, Jacki Beard, Jodie Green,  Lindsey Cadle, Murray Wilson, Paul Campion, Trevor Law.
On Both occasions everyone had fun and the weather for both days was fantastic.


Southampton Fita70 & Head to Head

Friday, May 31st, 2013

On 25th and 26th May 2013, Taff and Petra shot in the Fita70 followed by a Head to Head on both both days. The round is part of the National Ranking criteria. The Fita70 was a seeding round for the Head to Head matches.

On day 1 it was very windy with cross winds. Taff shot 503 to achieve a 500 target badge and was seeded 14th and went out in the last eight on the Head to Head. Petra had a tough shoot, just short of 500 but was seeded third, however went out in the quarter finals, but was the highest scoring loser.

On day 2 the wind was lighter but cross winds were an issue. Taff shot another 500 score and was seeded 10th. On the head to head he went out in the last eight, after shooting an X/10/Miss on the last end! Petra had a lower scoring day, finishing 6th. However there was drama in the Head to Head, knocking out the previous day winner and getting through to the final to be up against none other than her county rival Mandy Linn! The irony being that they have never shot on the same target and were now suddenly Head to Head. After a good giggle between ends, the match ended with a huge friendly hug and Mandy winning 6-4, resulting in Petra being second.

Southampton Fita70 Taff & Petra 25-26May13

Southern Counties Archery Meeting (SCAM)

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Petra and Taff spent three days 15th – 17th May 2013 near Winchester shooting in the SCAM event. The first two days were a York/Hereford, with the final day being a Long National Handicap.

Petra was fourth for the Double Hereford, winning a society brooch and also won the Coronation Trophy (created in the year of the Coronation) for most golds shot in the tournament. Petra was 11th for the Long National Handicap.

Taff was 32nd for the Double York and was third in the Long National Handicap, winning a very special pot!

SCAM Petra & Taff 16May13

Newhaven Western

Saturday, May 18th, 2013

On 12th May several members took part in the annual Newhaven Western Tournament. They were Ben, Bob, Iain, Paul, Peter, Taff, Lindsey, Petra, Jodie, Zara and Jessica. It was very windy all day but we managed to escape the rain which started just after we wrapped up for the day. A lucky escape!

The results were:

Mens Recurve: Ben 2nd; Taff 6th; Paul 8th; Peter 9th; Bob 12th

Ladies Recurve: Petra 1st

Ladies Coumpond: Lindsey 4th – who also won the black colour prize

Mens Barebow: Iain 1st

Junior Ladies Recurve: Jodie 1st; Zara 2nd

Junior Ladies Barebow: Jessica 1st



Sussex County Shoot

Sunday, May 12th, 2013

On Sunday 5th May four members of the club shot for the County against Hampshire. They were Iain (Barebow), Cameron (Junior Compound), Petra (Recurve), Jodie (Junior Recurve). Unfortunately Hampshire won, but congratulations to Iain, Cameron and Jodie for making the final team.

The match report can be found here

DAC Sussex County 05May13

Crystal Palace Record Status

Sunday, May 12th, 2013

On 21st April 2013, Taff and Petra took part in the Crystal Palace Record Status Shoot, both shooting a Hereford.

Taff was 2nd

Petra was 5th

DAC Crystal Palace Taff&Petra 21Apr13


Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

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