Tournaments News

Middlesex Imperial and Metric spring weekend

Monday, June 2nd, 2014
Jodie shooting in the rain on the Middlesex spring bank holiday Fita.

Jodie and Ben traveled to Middlesex County weekend on the 25/26 of May. Ben shoot on the York on the Sunday in the strong wind and finished on 865. Jodie shot both days. On the Sunday she finished on 1116 for a Bristol 3. On the Monday Jodie just shot in the rain that lasted all day. She shot a Metric 3 and finished on 1154. Jodie came first on both days.

Southampton FITA Weekend

Monday, May 26th, 2014

On 24-25th May 2014 Petra and Jacki shot at the Southampton FITA Weekend as part of their UK ranking.

Day 1 – Double WA720 on day 1 (2 x 70m) – Petra (recurve) was 4th and achieved a 500 FITA target badge. Jacki (compound) was 3rd and achied a FITA 600 target badge.

Day 2 – WA1440 (FITA) the second day – Petra was 2nd and Jacki was 3rd. Overall Petra was 3rd and Jacki was 3rd.

Overall – Petra came 3rd for the weekend and Jacki was 3rd.

Evesham junior metric tournament.

Sunday, May 18th, 2014
Jodie waiting to shoot

Jodie waiting to shoot

On Saturday 17th of May Jodie went to the third evesham junior metric. It was a very hot and sunny day. Jodie shot a Metric 3. She came second but shot a personal best.

Southern Counties Archery Meeting 2014

Saturday, May 17th, 2014

On 14th-16th May 2014 Petra took part in the Southern Counties Archery Meeting where she broke the club record for a Hereford Round and the Double Round, achieved a Red Rose Award and won the tournament. Well done!

Newhaven Western.

Monday, May 12th, 2014
Ditchling team at Newhaven

Ditchling team at Newhaven

11th May 2014

Ditchling take 3 golds at the Newhaven Western tournament. Well done to Petra for gold in the ladies recurve, Nathan for gold in the junior gents compound and Jodie for the Junior ladies recurve. Ben got a Silver in the gents recurve and Jacki also took silver in the ladies compound.

Other awards were Nathan getting the gold colour prize and Jodie winning the head to head. She beat a gent compound shooting at 50 yards. Well done. Well done also to Bob, Peter and Jack to taking part. The rain held off but the wind didn’t even so Jodie shot a new country record.

Waterside 1st Fita weekend.

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

Jodie getting her trophy at Waterside Archers 1st Fita weekend

3 members of Ditchling ventured across the boarder to Hampshire to the waterside archers 1st Fita weekend. They were Jodie, Nathan and Ben.

Jodie was the overall junior winner with a score of 1179 for a metric 3 round. Nathan came first for the metric 3 junior gents compound with a score of 1213. Ben came 8th in the gents 1440 fita With a score of 978, a few more points for a fita star.

On the way to the shoot the rain came down in buckets, but when we arrived the rain had stopped. The field was very very wet with lots of little lakes every where. There was also a very strong wind blowing across the field. The rain held off for most of the day with only a few showers.  There was also a lot of mud around.

Even though the weather was very poor the atmosphere was great.

Hampshire Vs Sussex county match.

Monday, May 5th, 2014

Sussex team

On the  4th of May Petra, Jess, Nathan and Jodie traveled to Hampshire for a county match. The shoot was a WA 1440 round with Metrics for the Juniors. Unfortunately Sussex lost. Well done to all the archers that took part. Jodie also archived her Junior master bowman at the shoot. Third year in a row. Well done. A link to the results can be found here

Crystal palace bowmen 42nd shoot

Monday, April 28th, 2014

Jodie waving the flag


1st and 2nd place shooting side by side


Bob on the pull again

Bob, Ben, Jodie and Petra, went to the 42nd Crystal Palace Bowman on Sunday the 27th of April. There was a strong wind blowing all day and temperatures were down as well. despite the weather Jodie won overall junior, whist Petra came second in the Hereford. Bob also shot a Hereford and came 4th. Ben shot a new PB and finished 11th. It was a very enjoyable day out.



Sussex Team Event – K2

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Thank you to those who stayed or contributed to the team event, shooting a FITA 18 on Sunday 2nd March 2014. We are still surprised at winning the Sussex Trophy especially after a tiring day.

Ditchling Dynamics (Petra, Jacki, Ben, Taff) – won the Sussex Team Trophy and were 4th overall, just a gold behind 3rd place.

Ditchling Dynamos (Jodie, Bob, Peter, Paul) – 16th overall

Ditchling Demons (Sarah, Jack, Jess and Trevor – our guest archer) – 33rd overall

K2 2014 Team Event winners 02Mar14

Sussex Indoor Champs and SCAS 2014

Monday, March 17th, 2014

On 2nd March 2014 several club members shot a Portsmouth round at the County Indoor and Regional Championships at K2 Leisure Centre, Crawley. It was a very long day, especially for those who stayed for the team event! A huge well done to all and especially to those who won their category, three in all, with the Team Event making four!

Ladies Recurve: Petra won the Sussex Championship and Double Round, and was third in SCAS (region)

Ladies and Junior Barebow Champion: Jessica and won the SCAS Junior category and 3rd in SCAS overall

Ladies Compound: Jacki 2nd and 9th in SCAS

Gentlemen Recurve: Taff 4th and 17th in SCAS, Ben 6th and 21st in SCAS, Peter 13th and 43rd in SCAS also 7th in the Double Round, Paul 16th and 51st in SCAS, Bob 21st and 70th in SCAS

Gentleman Barebow: Iain – 2nd and also in SCAS

Junior Gentleman Compound: Jack – 1st and 7th overall, SCAS 4th and 28th overall. Nathan 2nd and 8th overall, SCAS 5th and 29th overall and also 2nd in the Double Round and 6th overall

Junior Ladies Recurve: Jodie 3rd and 9th overall; SCAS 11th and 34th overall

Ditchling Team was second with Petra, Ben and Taff

K2 SCAA and SCAS 02Mar14

Arundown Worcester 2014

Monday, March 17th, 2014

On 2nd February 2014 some of the members shot at Arundown’s Worcester Tournament. Well done to all archers who represented the club below:

Ladies Recurve: Petra – 1st on Single and Double round

Men’s Recurve (Single/Double Round): Ben 7th/4th, Taff 8th/7th, Peter 27th/13th

Junior Ladies Recurve: Jodie 1st in Single, Double and Treble Round!! (7th in Single and 4th in Double Adult Ranking)

Junior Men’s Compound: Jack 2nd

Ditchling Team was 3rd with Petra, Ben and Taff

Ben and Jodie were third in the Pairs Team

Arundown 02Feb14

Guildford FITA 25

Monday, March 17th, 2014

On 19th January 2014 Ben shot at Guildford’s FITA 25 Indoor Tournament, scoring 550 and coming 8th, whilst bagging a FITA Target 550 badge – well done!!

Match against Blind Veterans

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

There is a friendly Indoor Match against Blind Veterans ( formerly St. Dunstans) on Wednesday March 12th at 6.0pm. The round is shown as a Worcester, but might be changed to a Fita 25 and is a handicap shoot. Anyone who wishes to take part, can you please contact Bob asap. There are only 8 spaces available for Ditchling archers and preference will be given to the newest and less-experienced members. Sighters are at 6.30pm and the evening should finish around 9.0 – 9.30.

National Senior Championships – RICOH Centre

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

On December 28th 2013, Petra and Taff competed in the National Championships in Coventry at the RICOH Centre. We saw Ben and Jodie the day before when we scouted the venue and gave Jodie support for her shoot.

The Senior match was a FITA 18 on a three spot face, followed by a head to head knock out to the final in five set matches.

Taff finished in 90th out of 165 – very respectable!

Petra finished 31st, just scraping into the cut at 32nd. The head to head match was against the UK number one Naomi Folkard who proved just why she is at the top and won the match. It is something that Petra will never forget!

NAtional Indoors 2013 Petra Taff


Junior nationals at RICOH arena

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

We’ll done to Jodie at her first major indoor tournament. Jodie was there with about 350 other juniors to compete for the national indoor title. Jodie finished 12th after just going up to the U16 category. A great tournament we’ll done.


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