Just in case anybody want them – here is the results list for the WAA Indoor Championships that took place on
7th January 2017 Jan 7th WAA Senior Indoor Champs – Results (1)
Following the AGM of Gwent County Archery Association
we would like to welcome Gail Edwards as our new secretary
and thank our outgoing secretary Ann White for all her hard
and dedicated work over the last few years especially with the
public face of GCAA our websites & Facebook pages. A fond
farewell but definitely not goodbye.
St Kingsmark Bowmen would like to thank the archers that attended the shoot and hope that everybody had a good day. Our thanks also go to Chepstow Athletic Club, Pembroke Road Primary School for their support as without it the tournament could not go ahead.
I would also like to add my personal congratulations to the following for gaining their Star Awards:
- David Michael Hereford CoA 1100 Star
- Tim Dark St Kingsmark B 1100 Star
- Jon Norman Llantwit Major 1200 Star
- Nathan Trew Llantwit Major 1100 Star
- Teresa Goodwin Llantwit Major 1000 Star
- Mick Hains Hereford CoA 1000 Star
- Hazel Ede Bath Archers 1100 Star
We look forward to seeing you all again next year on 3rd September 2017.
The weather stayed dry with a blustery day yesterday and a lovely hot and sunny day today which made for some great shooting and our juniors did the club proud.
Thea Rogers brought home the bling, coming first in the Metrics on day one and second in the Bristols on day two. Congratulations to Thea on becoming the U16 British Metric Champion and breaking another two Welsh records. Thea narrowly missed out on coming first in the Bristols – it came down to the number of golds.
Ieuan Cooke and Jack Powell shot well over the whole weekend with Ieuan coming 13/28 in the metrics on day one and 14/25 in the Bristols on day two, and Jack coming 5/17 in the metrics and 8/16 in the Bristols. Ieuan also managed to break the Gwent record (read more).
Matthew Lessimore of Gwent Bowmen came 16/28 in the U18 category on day one and 16/25 in the Bristols on day two.
There were 91 targets spread over Lilleshall’s archery field and neighbouring football pitches along with two small villages made up of neatly arranged tents. And the atmosphere crackled with excitement as juniors from around the UK put themselves to the test.
In the metric round at the Archery GB Junior National Championships on Saturday 2 July 2016, Ieuan Cooke of Llantarnam Archery Club broke the Metric 1 Junior Gents Recurve Gwent record with a score of 1123.
At the Val Goodman Metrics on 15 May 2016, Jack Powell of Llantarnam broke his own Metric 3 Junior Gents Recurve Gwent record with a score of 1093.
Congratulations to both archers!
Archers of St Kingsmark Bowmen and Llantarnam Archery Club ventured out to the Tockington Open on Sunday 26th June 2016 and came back with a few Gwent records and the Longbow Trophy for the highest score.
Rob James shot the Gents Longbow York round, came third and gained the Gwent record.
Jonathan Emery shot the Gents Recurve National round and came second.
Jack Powell of Llantarnam shot the Junior Gents Bristol 3 and came home with a gold medal and a new Gwent record.
Darran Cooke shot the Gents Barebow York and came second.
The record was last broken by Stephen Dale Williams in April 2008. Matthew just needed four points to break the eight-year-old record. Well done Matthew on his first Gwent record!
Archery GB is pleased to announce the British archers who will be competing in the Para-Archery World Ranking Tournament in the Czech Republic.
The tournament, which our athletes are using as training preparation in the run-up to the Paralympics, is being held in Nove Mesto and runs from 13 to 19 June.
The athletes who will be taking part are:
Compound Women Open:
Compound Men Open:
Recurve Women Open:
Recurve Men Open:
You can find out more about the tournament here.