Tournaments News

Ditchling AC Windsor 2018 Update

Sunday, April 29th, 2018

Ditchling Archery Club’s annual Windsor tournament is almost full.

The Windsor round is full, with only three spaces remaining on the Junior Windsor and one space on the Short Junior Windsor.

We will be running a waiting list, so if you wish to be placed on the waiting list, please complete an entry form but do not make a payment until you are told that you have a place.

The entry form is available here.

Blind Veterans WA25

Saturday, February 20th, 2016

Eight members of Ditchling archery club made their way to Blind Veterans archery club on 18th February 2016 to take part in their indoor archery week. All of the Ditchling team shot really well with Jodie claiming a county record. But we lost but only by a close margin of 36 points handicap adjusted.

Full Results Here

Well done to Mike, Jodie Sue and Chris for making the team.



Arundown Worcester 2016

Sunday, February 7th, 2016

A big thank you to Arundown archery club for putting on another successful shoot on the 7/2/2016. Ben, Jodie, Zara, Kevin and Jack all went a long. Every one that went took away at least one medal.

Ben scored 292 out of 300 to take the gent’s recurve gold. Followed this was a gold in the double round also. Jodie took golds in the Junior ladies Single and doubles and also a bronze for the Ladies Recurve single (1 point between 1st,2nd and 3rd) and Silver for the Ladies double (Equal score but 1 less hit). Zara took gold for the Single and double Junior ladies compound and also Bronze in the Ladies Single and double compound. Kevin finished 8th overall and also pickup a gold for the team with Ben and Jodie.

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Guildford WA25

Sunday, January 17th, 2016

A nice warm hall this year for the Guildford indoor WA25 on the 17th January 2016. The morning started of with snow falling in Sussex. Most of the east and north saw a few inches. The snow wasn’t a problem in Surrey though and by mid morning it had all but gone. Petra, Jodie and Ben represented Ditchling at this event.

Petra came away with a silver for the double ladies recurve, Jodie got Bronze for the Junior ladies recurve and Ben finished 10th.


Jodie Shoots for England at the Junior National Indoors.

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

Jodie and Jack went to the JNIC at a new location of Stoneleigh park. This was a very big occasion for Jodie as she had been selected to shoot for the England team. Also on the England team from Sussex were Marc Charlesworth and Kai Thomas-Prause. The England team cam second to Scotland by 1 point. Jodie came 12th overall with a score of 534, a bit behind her PB but that could be the pressure telling. Jack came 7th in the U16 junior gents compound. A very good venue for this event this year the lighting was a bit better than previous years but there was much more space. The venue also hosted the indoor back to back where Petra shot. This was shot in mini leagues and Petra won 2 of her 6 matches but this wasn’t enough to get through to the next round.




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


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!


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.

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.

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.