ArcheryGB National Junior Indoor Champs

[05.12.2016] Jade Pocock, Bethany Ede and Elliot Ede shot at the National Indoor Junior Championships in Coventry on 3rd December.
Many congratulations to Jade who came 14th in her division and was part of the England team that came 2nd by only 1 pt away from the eventual country winners!
Big congratulations to Bethany and Elliot who came 2nd in their respective Compound section age groups!
The results in full are here
Well done Bath Juniors!

Somerset Junior Indoor Champs

[05.12.2016]

On Sunday 27th November, Bath Archers Jade Pocock , Molly Stone, Bethany Ede and Elliot Ede shot in the Indoor Somerset Championships in Taunton shooting a Portsmouth round, which consists of shooting 60 arrows at a 60cm sized face at a distance of 20 yards. Many congratulations to

  • Jade retained her title as Somerset county recurve junior indoor champion!
  • Bethany was crowned Somerset champion with a new county record in her Compound U14 section!
  • Elliot was U12 Gents Compound champion with a county record!
  • Molly came 1st in the U16 recurve ladies section !

The results in full are here
Well Done to all our juniors!

Bath 2 Day UK Record Status WA 1440 FITA

[29.11.2016]
Bath Archers are holding a 2 Day UK Record status WA 1440 FITA on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th April 2017
The entry form is now live under the events page.
Early entry is advised.

Flooding at the Archery Field

[22.11.2016]

As per email today and facebook post the field is under some water so there will be no shooting on the ground until it subsides.

Archery GB Junior National rankings

[22.11.2016]

The Archery GB Junior National tournament rankings have been published here Many congratulations to those who submitted their scores , namely Elliot Ede 10th in the Boys Compound division, Bethany Ede 11th in the Girls Compound division, Molly Stone 26th in the Girls Recurve section and Kayley Stone 41st in the Girls Recurve section. Well Done all!

Archery GB Senior National rankings

[22.11.2016]

The Archery GB Senior National tournament rankings have been published here and its a round of applause to Bath's Mark Smith who finished 14th in the Gents Recurve section! Well Done Mark and keep up the good work! Also within the rankings Hazel Ede was 65th in the Ladies Recurve, Rhiannon Norfolk was 53rd in the Ladies Compound, and Mark Renouf 122nd in the Gents Recurve. Well Done all!

Jade Pocock - England Junior Indoor call up!

[16.10.2016]

We are pleased to announce that Jade Pocock has been selected to represent England again at the junior indoor nationals in December!
Go Jade and good luck for the tournament from all at Bath Archers!

The Philip Simmons Memorial Shoot

[12.11.2016]

Many congratulations to Kay Deacon who who the 'The Philip Simmons Memorial Tankard' (photo here.) in the shoot ran on 29th October. A great picture of Kay with Stella Simmons, Club President is in the Photos page for 2016..

Bath Archers Longbow Results

[16.10.2016]
We hope you had a great day at our 2way longbow tournament held on Sunday 9th October.
Yet again the fine weather favoured us on Sunday with just a little cloud cover to add interest. So in addition to the wonderful help I received from Bath Archers both on Saturday morning and during Sunday it all made a very restful experience for me as the organiser. Particular thanks to Stella and Hazel for fielding the refreshments (and to Elliot for turning to and sweeping out the clubhouse in the morning). Also to Kathy for yet again helping me with the scoresheets, a very testing task at the best of times, and of course Alex for keeping everyone in order as field captain.
I would like to thank the following for mucking in on either day to get it all working smoothly. It helps tremendously to have plenty of willing workers of all bow types who do not just shoot and leave others to work for the club to keep fees down. In no particular order and with apologies if I have missed anyone:-

  • Steve Hammond
  • Alan Lippiatt
  • Nick Bullus
  • Steve Purkiss
  • Stuart Ohren
  • Duncan Garner
  • Robin Benton
  • Andy Carr
  • Kay and Colin Deacon
  • Rod White
  • Roy Williams - Thank you for the cake!

Thank you also to our Lady Paramount Val Leveridge who did a sterling job of handing out prizes but made a good effort at winning them as well. And, in addition, all the archers taking part who made it a delightful day and made packing up easy. The date for next year is 8th October so look out for the entry form on the website or your inbox. Good shooting everyone and see you next year.
Gerry

The results are now on the Events page

St Kingsmark WA1440 results

[05.09.2016]

Congratulations to Mark Smith 1st Gents Recurve and Hazel Ede who came 2nd in the Ladies Recurve section at St-Kingsmark Bowmen!
A Photo of the day is now in the photos section under 2016.
Well Done to both!

Somerset Interclubs Results

[05.09.2015]
Bath Archers came third on Sunday 4th September in very blustery conditions at the Somerset interclubs,
Stephen Cottle came third in the gents Longbow
Kay Deacon came first in the ladies longbow, And Jade Pocock came first in the under 18 recurve.
Bath juniors were also presented with the trophy for winning the postal Portsmouth round over the winter months,
That team was Jade Pocock, Elliot and Bethany Ede, and Molly Stone.

Photos of the day are now in the photos section under 2016.
Well done to all Bath Archers who attended today, a sterling effort by all!

GWAS Junior Champs Success!

[04.09.2015]
Bath Archers were represented by Jade Pocock, Bethany Ede , Elliot Ede, Molly Stone and Kayley Stone for the Somerset County at the GWAS Junior Champs on Saturday. In weather conditions that were massively challenging big congratulations to all with the following success!
Jade Pocock 1st Girls Recurve Metric 2 and Overall Girls Recurve Champion of the West!
Bethany Ede 1st Girls Compound Metric 4 !
Elliot Ede 1st Boys Compound Metric 4 !
Kayley Stone 3rd Girls Recurve Metric 4
GWAS Recurve Team Champions members: Jade Pocock, Molly Stone and Kayley Stone

Photos of the day are now in the photos section under 2016.
Well done to our bath juniors!

Ceremony for the Davies Family - Sun 4 Sep

[02.09.2016]

There will be a short ceremony by an ex-member of the club and his family on Sun 4 Sep between 1320 and 1400 on the river bank at the 60yd marker, in order to scatter his mother�s ashes. Mrs Betty Davies was a member of Bath Archers in the 1970�s along with her husband Tiger Davies, he was laid to rest at the same spot after his death in 1976.
I have spoken to Mr Ady Davies (the son) and he is aware of the timings of the break between shooting on Sunday and he has said that they will arrive about 1320 and will be gone by 1400. He has also been instructed to make himself and his party known to the Field Capt on the day before he proceeds onto and over the field. I have given permission for Mr Davies and anyone else who has mobility issues to drive around the top edge of the field in order to reach the area of the 60yd marker.
Please can any member who is shooting on Sunday give any assistance they can to the Davies family during this period and can the afternoons shooting be delayed slightly if needed to ensure that they get chance to complete the ceremony in good order and without being rushed.
Your assistance will be greatly appreciated.

Andy Carr
Chairman

Bath Hereford 2016 Results!

[26.08.2016]
The Bath Archers Hereford was held on Sunday 14th August 2016. The results are now live under the events page.
Big congratulations to our Bath Archers who competed!
In no particular order well done to
  • Mark Smith 1st Gents Recurve and Bath Challenge Cup winner
  • Duncan Garner 2nd Gents Recurve and The President�s Cup winner
  • Keith Townsend 3rd Gents Recurve
  • Paul Tuffs 1st Gent Longbow and Gents Longbow trophy winner
  • Alex Gilmour 2nd Gents Longbow
  • The Cormorant Chalice Team Award: Duncan Garner, Robin Jarvis, Mark Smith
  • The Longbow Trophy Mixed Team : Kay Deacon, Steve Purkiss, Paul Tuffs
  • Simon Alford Shield and Bath handicap winner: James Hallows

Well done to Best Gold Compound Robin Jarvis, Colour prize winners Stuart Ohren (Red), James Hallows (Blue) and Andrew Hull (White) !
Congrats also to our bath archers under their Corsham dynamic duo disguise , Jill Newland 1st Lady Recurve and Duncan Craig Armada Jug winner and Tony Newland 1st Gent Compound and The Norman Oakley Cup winner!
See you all again next year!

James Annall - World Field Archery selection!!

[04.08.16] Many congratulations to James Annall who has been selected to shoot for Great Britain at the World Field Archery Championships in Dublin Ireland from 26 September to 2 October.
Full details are here
Well Done and Good luck James!

Club News update

[03.08.2016]
Members are not to use any broken equipment or targets, that includes moving any target boss that has damaged wheels across the field.
The next Make and Mend session will be held on Sunday 28 Aug from 1000hrs, all members are requested to lend a hand in whatever capacity they can, Tony Cooper has kindly agreed to head up the team.
The committee has reluctantly accepted the resignation of Frank Lonie from the position of Equipt Officer, we would like to express our thanks for the work he has done whilst in the position. If there is any member who wishes to take over from Frank could they let the Chairman know.
There will be a small ceremony on the 4 Sep (timings to be confirmed) on the river bank at about the 60yd marker to scatter the ashes of a former member (Mrs Betty Davies) who sadly died last month. Her husband Mr Tiger Davies who died in 1976 had his ashes scattered in the same place. The Chairman asks that all members who may be shooting during this brief period show the usual respect to the family.

Club Championships Results!

[24.07.2016]
A big thankyou to Hazel, Steve and Kathy Hammond , Gerry and Stella, all those helping on the day and all our Archers who shot at this years Club Championships on Sunday 23rd July!
The weather was kind, the company great and there was some sterling shooting including a fish and chip tea to boot! The results are here .
Well Done to all medal and trophy winners!
Some snaps are now in the Photos page for 2016.

Cleve Summer WA Star 2016 Success!

[21.07.2016]

On Saturday 16th July Hazel Ede, Rhiannon Norfolk and Duncan Garner shot. Well Done to Hazel who qualified in 5th in the WA70M Recurve and made it all the way to the Gold medal match in the head to heads!
Also to Rhian who came 4th in the WA50m Compound and made it to the Quarter finals

On Sunday 17th July Duncan and Rhiannon shot in the Senior WA1440 Gent Recurve and Ladies Compound respectively, Duncan placing 13th and congrats to Rhian who finished 3rd!
Jade Pocock won the Metric 2 Junior Ladies section with Molly and Kayley Stone coming 3rd and 2nd in their respective Metric 3 and Metric 5 sections, both gaining there 3rd JMB scores of the year
well done to all !

Some photos are now in the Photos page for 2016.
Results in full are here

DWAA WA1440 Wilts Star Success!

[13.07.2016]

On Sunday 10th July Hazel Ede, Rhiannon Norfolk , Molly Stone and Kayley Stone shot at Supermarine in this WA Star event.
Big congratulations to Hazel Ede who came 1st in the Ladies Recurve section and Rhiannon who came 1st in the Ladies Compound divison!!

Molly and Kayley both came 2nd in their respective Metric 3 and Metric 5 sections, both gaining there 2nd JMB scores of the year with Kayley also gaining a somerset county 30m record of 299 on her Metric 5 round!
well done to all !

Some photos are now in the Photos page for 2016.
Results in full are here

25 Yrs Cottle Celebration!

[11.07.2016]
Joan and Stephen would like to say a huge thank you to all involved in organising, and everyone who joined them at, the fun clout shoot on July 9th, celebrating their 25 year membership of Bath Archers. It was a very special day and we hope everyone enjoyed it as much as we did! Some photos can be found in the Photos page for 2016.

Bath Longbow Entry Form

[04.07.2016]
The entry form for the 2 Way Longbow to be held on the 9th October is now online in the Events page and available here

ArcheryGB National Junior Champs - Success!

[04.07.2016]
Bath Archers were represented by Elliot Ede and Jade Pocock at Lilleshall on 2nd/3rd July in the National Championships.

A big WOW and Many Many congratulations to Elliot who came 1st and was crowned U12 Boys Compound Outdoor National Champion!!!
Elliot shot fantastically well all weekend (in very tricky, windy conditions) and it culminated in him not only smashing 3 of his own county records but also being crowned Under 12 Boys Compound National Outdoor Champion!!! It was a terrific achievement by Elliot and he was honoured to have his trophy and medal awarded to him by the Olympian Patrick Huston, who is representing GB in Rio next month.

Also well done to Jade Pocock who despite blustery conditions on the Saturday, shot well and finished in 7th, and on Sunday she shot a PB and finished 16th in the Under 18 Ladies Recurve section!!

Some photos can be found in the Photos page for 2016. including a few shots of both our Junior archers with Patrick Huston!

Well Done to both our Bath Juniors!

GWAS Junior Champs - Somerset Team selection

[30.06.2016]
Many congratulations to our Bath Juniors who have been selected to shoot for Somerset at the GWAS Junior InterCounties Shoot on 3rd Sept!
Well done to Bethany Ede, Elliot Ede, Molly Stone, Kayley Stone and Jade Pocock !
Go Team Bath Juniors!

Dunster Week results

[28.06.2016]
A mighty band of Bath Archers descended on Dunster Castle during the annual Dunster Week Monday 13th june to Sunday 19th June and were well rewarded for their efforts!
The trophy and medal winners where:-

  • Mark Smith: WA1440 Champion of the West and 2nd place Gents Recurve. Double York GWAS Champs 2nd Place Gents Recurve
  • Rhiannon Norfolk: Double Hereford GWAS Champs 2nd Place Lady Compound!
  • Nick Bullus: WA1440 Longbow Champion! Albion 1st place
    2 way Western 3rd place
    Western 1st place
    Double York GWAS Champs 2nd place.
  • Kathy Hammond: Double Hereford GWAS Champs 3rd Lady Longbow !
  • Hazel Ede: Double Hereford GWAS Champs 3rd Place Lady Recurve!
  • Mark Smith and Hazel Ede: GWAS Pairs Champions!
  • Mark Smith , Duncan Garner and Hazel Ede: GWAS Team Champions!
Under the guise of 'corsham bowmen' our Jill Newland also came 2nd Lady Recurve in the Double Hereford GWAS Champs!

Some photos can be found in the Photos page for 2016. and a full Dunster Week results list is here
Well Done team Bath!

Somerset Championships results

[12.06.2016]
A strong contingent of Junior and Senior Bath Archers descended on Dunster Castle for the annual Somerset Championships on Sunday 12th June and were well rewarded for their days efforts!
In order of Juniors to seniors trophy and medal winners where:-

  • Elliot Ede: U12 Boys Compound Champion, county record and top scoring junior boy over all junior age groups ! Plus Elliot's 3rd JMB Score!
  • Bethany Ede: U14 Girls Compound Champion, county record and top scoring junior girl over all junior age groups! Plus Bethany's 3rd JMB Score!
  • Kayley Stone: 2nd place (U12 Girls Recurve) Her 1st JMB score and new Bath Archers Bristol V record!
  • Molly Stone: 2nd place (U16 Girls Recurve) and her 1st JMB Score in her new age group!
  • Mark Smith: Gents Recurve Somerset Champion!
  • Duncan Garner: 2nd place in Gents Recurve
  • Rhiannon Norfolk: Ladies Compound Somerset Champion!
  • Dominic Latham: 2nd place Gents Compound
  • Nick Bullus: Longbow Somerset Champion!
  • Kathy Hammond: Longbow Somerset Champion!
  • Mark Smith and Hazel Ede: Somerset Pairs Champions!

Some photos can be found in the Photos page for 2016.
Well Done to team Bath!

Cleve Jnr Open Results

[07.06.2016]

On Saturday 4 June both Bethany and Elliot Ede shot in the Cleeve Junior Tournament
Bethany equalled the National Record for her age group (scoring 970 points out of a maximum of 972 points!), set a regional and county record.
Elliot broke the National Record for his age group by 9 points (he scored 960 points out of a possible maximum of 972), and thus also set a new regional and county record.
Both of them won their age groups (!) and also they both won Bath the team compound trophy.
Well done to our junior edes! and also well done to the senior Edes! Bethany came first with Laurence, with Elliot and Hazel 2nd !

Beginner lessons 2016 UPDATE!

[09.03.2016]

Bath Archers May course is now FULL
There are still spaces for the August course!
For details of the courses please visit the courses page.

Mark Smith - Good luck!

[06.05.2016]
All the best to Mark Smith this coming weekend as he competes in stage two of Archery GB�s selection event for the European Archery Championship and Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Antalya. We believe in you Mark and everyone in Bath Archers wishes you all the best. Go Mark and shoot strong!

Bath WA 1440 results

[06.05.2015]
Thankyou for coming to Bath Archers' second Double WA 1440 Record Status FITA!
The results are now in the events page.
Well Done to our Bath Archers Nick Bullus 1st Gent Longbow, Mark Smith 2nd Gents Recurve, and to our Junior contingent with some cracking scores: Jade Pocock Metric2 Girls Recurve (Trophy winner), Elliot Ede Metric4 Compound Boy (Trophy winner) and Bethany Ede Metric4 Compound girl.
Plus may I say that even though Jill Newland was shooting as 'Corsham' she's one of our own really! so well Done Jill with 1st Lady Recurve!!
Well done team Bath!!

Bath WA 1440 target list updated

[29.04.2015]
The updated Bath Archers WA 1440 target list is under the events page.
We look forward to seeing you all on 30th April-1st May!

Bath Albion Results

[24.04.2015]
We hope you enjoyed the Bath Albion shoot held this year.
Well Done to Rhiannon Norfolk 1st Place Lady Compound ,Keith Townsend 1st Place Gents Recurve, Duncan Garner 2nd Place Gents Recurve, Nick Bullus, 2nd Place Longbow Gents, Andy Carr 2nd Gents Barebow and Steve Hammond Handicap winner.
Also to the team winners Keith, Duncan and Steve, plus Best Gold Barebow Andy Carr, Conservation Prize Winner David Cottle and Petticoat prize winner Nick Bullus!
Well Done all!. The results in full are here

Bath WA 1440 target list

[15.04.2015]
The Bath Archers WA 1440 target list is now live under the events page.
We look forward to seeing you all on 30th April-1st May!

Mark Smith!

[14.04.2016]
The names of the Archers chosen to go onto stage2 of the Archery GB selection event for the European Archery Championship and Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Antalya have been announced. Bath's own Mark Smith has been selected !!
Go Mark! The whole of Bath Archers are willing you on!!
Full details of the participants making it through to stage2 of selection is here

More Bath Archers Junior Postal Success!

[14.04.2016] More success for Bath Juniors, they have now won the GWAS postal Portsmouth, they came first in the under 16 division 1 league!
They also had individual success with the following results,
  • Elliot Ede, 1st under 12 compound
  • Kayley Stone, 3rd under 12 recurve
  • Bethany Ede, 4th under 14 recurve
  • Molly Stone,5th under 14 recurve
  • And Jade Pocock 2nd in the under 16 recurve.

A huge congratulations to all of them!

Bath Archers Junior Postal Success!

[12.04.2016] Bath juniors have won the Somerset Portsmouth postal competition, team members Molly Stone, Bethany and Elliot Ede and Jade Pocock, won by 1889 points over the nearest rivals!
The competition has run throughout the winter months with most of the rounds being shot outdoors. A fantastic effort by all.
Bath beat 8 other Somerset clubs and also came away with top compound score, by Elliot and top recurve score by Jade.
Bath juniors also competed in the Somerset postal Frostbite and finished a very close second, out of 5, only 91 points away from the winning team.
This team was made up from the following juniors, Kayley And Molly Stone, Brendan Saywell, Bethany Ede and Jade Pocock, with Jade also being top scorer overall.
Well done team Bath!!!

Bath Archers Opening Shoot results!

[08.04.2016]
The Opening Day Shoot on the 3 Apr was well attended, we had fairly good weather, some very good shooting and the usual jovial banter. Thanks to all those who attended and everyone who brought food, some of the cakes were outstanding. Thanks also to the none shooters who helped set up the refreshments at the break. Special thanks to Kathy and Gerry for their help in setting up the handicap scoring system and for doing the handicap calculations after the shoot, their help was invaluable. Congratulations to Ian Saywell who won the Glen Crocker trophy (club member under 3 years) and to Steve Hammond for winning the Margaret Lewis Arrow (club member over 3 years) and well done to all those who shot, the top 3 scores in each section were very close.
Good luck to all members during the outdoor season whether they are just shooting at the club or in competitions. Regards Andy Carr, Club Chairman.
Some photos can be found in the Photos page for 2016.

Diamond Wedding Anniversary!

[06.04.2016]
Brian Wiltshire has recently celebrated his Diamond Wedding anniversary with his wife Germaine!
Brian would like to thank everyone for the lovely flowers that were sent in honour of this achievement!
Congratulations Brian and Germaine from Bath Archers!
A picture of the beaming couple is here

Bath Hereford Entry Form

[02.04.2016]
Bath Archers are holding its Annual Hereford Tournament on Sunday 14th August 2016.
The entry form is now live under the events page.

Bowmen of Lytchett DWA 720 2016

[31.03.2016]

It was the Double 720 in Wareham, Dorset on Easter Sunday. Really tough conditions (torrential rain, hail and gale force winds!!!). Many congratulations to Mark Smith who came first in the Gents Recurve and to Hazel Ede third in the Ladies Recurve!
Results in full are here
Some pictures can be found in the Photos page for 2016.
Well Done Mark and Hazel!!

BBC Radio Bristol - Bath Archers interview!

[30.03.2016]

Bath Archers were interviewed by BBC Radio Bristol , which was broadcast tonight with Andy Carr, Hazel Ede and Rod White starring!
With specific reference to the upcoming WA 1440 tournament 30th April - 1st May 2016 and talking about archery and the club in general.
To listen again click this link with thanks to Ian Chalmers for recording!

Beginner lessons 2016 UPDATE!

[09.03.2016]

Bath Archers are running three sets of beginner lessons in 2016.
The March course is now FULL
For details of the courses please visit the courses page.

Bath Albion 2016!

[13.01.2016]

Bath Archers will be hosting its Albion shoot on Sunday 10th April 2016. The entry form is now on the Events page.

St Kingsmark Bowmen WA18m results

[12.01.2016]

Congratulations to Hazel Ede who came 2nd in the Ladies Recurve section of the WA18m competition at St-Kingsmark Bowmen.
The results in full are here
Well Done Hazel!

Bath UK Record Status 2 Day FITA

[19.12.2015]

Bath Archers will be hosting a UK Record Status FITA on Saturday 30th April 2016 and Sunday 1st May 2016 at the AVON RFC near Bath Archers
The entry form is now on the Events page.

Winter Storage of Straw Bosses and Stands

[14.12.2015]

All bar 7 of the straw bosses have been removed from the clubhouse and stored in a secure location, off site for the winter. The square target stands have also been removed to the same place along with the archives. Thank you to Mark and Colin for providing the vans to enable this to happen, to Hazel for providing the secure storage site and for Robin Jarvis for helping load the bosses on Sunday morning.

Vehicle Access onto the Field

[14.12.2015]

It is with regret that the field has had to be placed out of bounds for vehicles for the time being, this is because the ground, especially just off the hardstanding, is too soft to support a car. On Sunday morning 2 vehicles got stuck and had to be pushed off the field. There is very limited parking at the entrance to the field and I would ask all those members who are able to walk, to park on the road at the top of the lane and walk down to the club, thereby leaving space for those who may not be as agile anymore. Please do not park on any area of Rawlings land, he made it quite clear on Sunday morning that club members only have access rights on the lane and any type of parking or stopping off the lane was forbidden.

Junior Indoor Champs

[07.12.2015]

The ArcheryGB Junior Indoor Champs took place in Stoneleigh on the 5th December, near Coventry and Bath were represented by Jade Pocock in the U16 category and Bethany Ede in the U14 category.
Jade came 7th and was also representing England and was part of the team that finished 2nd behind Scotland by only 1 pt!!
Bethany came a very respectable 14th in her section.
A summary report including some pictures is here
Well Done girls!!

Junior National Rankings

[23.11.2015]

The ArcheryGB Junior National Rankings have been published and its a big well done to Jade Pocock who finished in 18th place , Bethany Ede in 37th Place and Molly Stone in 46th place in the Junior Recurve Girls section.
Rankings in full are here
Well Done to our girls!!

Jade Pocock - England Call up!

[23.11.2015]

Big Big Congratulations to Jade Pocock who has been selected to shoot for England in the Junior home nations event at the Junior Indoor Nationals, which is being held at Stoneleigh on December 5th!
Qualifying scores where identified in green in the attached results here That's a massive achievement and we wish you all the best from Bath Archers!
Go Jade!

Somerset Junior Indoor Champs

[15.11.2015]

On Sunday 15th November, Bath Archer, Jade Pocock retained her title as Somerset county junior indoor champion, she shot a Portsmouth round, which consists of shooting 60 arrows at a 60cm sized face at a distance of 20 yards. Jade is being awarded her winners medal and trophy by Somerset County Archery Association's chairman Mr Paul Maines in the photo here.
Well Done Jade!!

GWAS Indoor Champs Results

[11.11.2015]

On Sunday 8th of November 5 Bath Archers competed in the Grand Western Indoor Championships held in Weston-super-mare.
They were Freya Leask, Rhiannon Norfolk, Jade Pocock, Nick Bullus and Mark Smith.
All of our Archers shot extremely well and came away with some well deserved results:-

  • Shooting with borrowed arrows didn't hold Rhiannon back as she finished in third place, ladies compound.
  • Nick Bullus, second gents longbow.
  • Jade Pocock, junior under 16 recurve, First place.
  • Mark Smith, gents recurve, first place and GWAS Champion.

  • Results in full are here
    Well done to all of you that competed!!

Junior Summer Metric Results!

[06.11.2015]

ArcheryGB postal competition results are out for our Juniors who shot a short metric round applicable to their age group in July/August 2015.
Big congratulations to Jade Pocock (3rd Girls u16 Recurve) who scored the same points as 1st and 2nd placed archers!,
Bethany Ede (6th Girls u14 Recurve), Molly Stone (14th Girls u14 Recurve), Kayley Stone (15th Girls u12 Recurve) and Joey Brett (19th Boys u16 Recurve).
Results in full are here
Well done to our Bath Juniors!!

BEWARE OF BOGUS WEBSITE

[27.10.2015]

Dear all its come to our attention that there is a possible scam website loitering as Bath Archers. Our site which is the official Bath Archers website is not affiliated in any way with www.batharchers.org.uk. Please do not visit that site or click on any links. Best regards Bath Archers Webmaster

The Philip Simmons Memorial Shoot

[24.10.2015]

On the eve of the 600th anniversary of The Battle of Agincourt, nine longbow archers met on a wet and slightly muddy field in Bath to shoot for 'The Philip Simmons Memorial Tankard' (photo here.). With Alex Gilmour as Field Captain the National round started in the rain but ended on a dry note. Stella Simmons, Club President, kindly presented the prizes, with Paul Tuffs winning the tankard and Kay Deacon winning the closest to the gold final one arrow volley. Thanks to all who attended or helped mark the occasion. Photos of the event can be found in the Photos page for 2015..

The Magnificent Seven win the Lalique!!

[18.10.2015]

A skeleton crew from Bath Archers travelled to Salisbury today and were triumphant against South West Wilts Archers, bringing the coveted Lalique Glass trophy back to Bath. Although 18 archers from Bath had originally signed up to shoot, disappointingly only 7 actually turned up to compete on the day; South West Wilts in contrast fielded a strong team that was three times the size! Despite the initial disappointment and embarrassment over the poor turnout from Bath, South West Wilts were excellent hosts and soon this long standing and friendly competition was underway; John Scarman, Simon Vercoe, Colin Deacon, Hazel Ede, Nick Bullus, Kay Deacon and Paul Tuffs were determined to reclaim the trophy that we�d lost in each of the past two years. Happily we were blessed with dry weather and enjoyed amazing catering all day courtesy of the friendly and hospitable South West Wilts club and in the end Bath were victorious! The final aggregated scores were Bath 3,720 points, South West Wilts 3,280 points � a top achievement and fantastic team spirit. Well done Bath! In addition, Simon Vercoe and Paul Tuffs each shot a personal best and achieved their first six and three gold ends respectively, which added to the excellent spirit of the day. Finally, a massive thank-you to South West Wilts for a thoroughly enjoyable, hard fought but friendly day. Photos can be seen in the Photos page for 2015.

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Bath Archers Longbow Results

[15.10.2015]
We hope you had a great day at our 2way longbow tournament held on Sunday 11th October.
Many congratulations to all the winners and competitors, including Nick Bullus coming 1st in the Gents Section , Kathy Hammond as the Bath Archers Club Champion, Rod White winning the Bath Archers Handicap Trophy and Andy Carr (Worst White), Robin Benton (Most Petticoats) and Nigel Odle (Conservation prize) !
The results are now on the Events page with photos in the Photos page for 2015.

Bath Archers Post Xmas Dinner

[07.10.2015]

Venue: Jimmy�s Spices, Dorchester St, Bath. Date: 9 Jan 16 Time: 1930hrs Cost Per head: �15.99


The Chairman and Committee would like to invite all club members, including those of you who have just joined in the last few months, to a post Xmas dinner at Jimmy�s Spices in Bath. All members are welcome to invite 1 non-member as a guest. Jimmy�s Spices is an all you can eat buffet style restaurant, it caters for all dietary needs including Gluten Free. The venue can cater for up to 400 people but a more practical number for the club might be 40-50, however we might end up sitting on several large tables rather than on one huge one. The menu consists of: Dim Sum and various other Starters, main courses consist of Chinese, Thai, Mexican, Italian Pasta, Pizza, Fried Chicken Dishes, Indian, Sushi, a Tandoori Bread Station, an Aloo Tikki Station and of course puddings. Drinks are not included in the set price.

If you wish to come along for the shin dig then please enter your name on the list in the clubhouse or direct to the Vice-Chairman (Andy Carr), a table will be booked by the 14 Nov or as soon as we have 20 names:

Bonfire and Fireworks Night

[07.10.2015]

The Chairman and the Committee would like to invite all club members to a Bonfire and Fireworks Night on the 14 Nov at the Club. The attempt to spark up the bonfire will start at 1830 followed by fireworks at 1930. Light refreshments will be avail at a small cost, hotdogs and Gluwine/Mulled Wine. Members are more than welcome to bring family and friends along. Please can members inform the Chairman (Rob Wilson), Vice-Chairman (Andy Carr) or Club Capt (Hazel Ede) or put their names on the list in the Clubhouse, if they are attending so we can gauge the amount of refreshments to get

Bath Archers Trustees

[06.10.2015]
The club would like to express their gratitude to Alan Lippiatt, David Cottle, Robin Benton and Andy Carr following their generous and well received offer to act as trustees for Bath Archers. Thank you all!

Bath Retain the Ashes!!

[27.09.2015]

What a day! Basked in glorious sunshine all day, Bath Archers hosted Cheltenham Archers in the annual contest for the Ashes. After welcoming Cheltenham with bacon butties, the 2 sides shot a Western round, breaking at lunch with a shared buffet and filling up on endless cake at the end of the day. Bath Archers did their club proud with personal bests, 6 gold ends and a Club record being set. Special thanks go to Nicki for cooking all the bacon butties, to Jill for helping with everything all day long and Alex for volunteering to be Field Captain for the day. Thanks must also go to every Bath Archer: team spirit was fantastic and everyone contributed and proved that many hands do indeed make light work.
We are VERY happy to report that Bath Archers were victorious in retaining the Ashes and the results of the shoot can be found here. Photos of the day can be found in the photos section under 2015.
Well Done one and all and we look forward to visiting Cheltenham next year for a re-match on Sunday 25 September 2016!

Chippenham Juniors Metrics 26th September 2015 - Shoot Report

[27.09.2015]
In a change from the typical shoot reports which principally focus on who won what, where, we would like to take the opportunity to highlight a young archer who reflected the true spirit of archery and competition this weekend: Molly Stone.
After a solid start, Somerset U14s Champion Molly suddenly suffered from a series of uncharacteristically bad ends and misses. Despite these setbacks, Molly simply continued shooting and maintained a positive, sportsmanlike mindset throughout. Several ends later, equipment failure was finally diagnosed when her arrow rest - which had presumably been failing during the preceding ends - finally broke completely. By this time of course it was too late for Molly to be able to put in a score for the Metric IV that would reflect her shooting ability. Nonetheless, rather than withdraw (as many juniors, and indeed seniors, would have done), once a replacement rest had been sourced and fitted, Molly simply got straight back onto the shooting line and continued to shoot, in great spirits right through to the end. As such, we would like to commend Molly Stone for her outstanding determination and champion�s attitude in the face of adversity - a fine example to us all. Of course now that pesky rest is fixed, it�s onwards and upwards for the indoor season and 2016 - good luck Molly!
Other Bath Archers� juniors were also shooting and, having had slightly better luck with their equipment, managed to place first and second in their respective categories, with both claiming a number of County Records along the way. Congratulations to Elliot Ede (U12s Gentleman�s Compound Unlimited) and Bethany Ede (U14s Ladies' Recurve). Top shooting Edelets !!
There are some photos now in the photos section under 2015.
Keep up the good work Bath Juniors!

Somerset GWAS champions!

[25.09.2015]
Big Congratulations to Somerset for winning the GWAS intercounties tournament on sunday 20th September! With particular well done to our Bath Archers who were selected to shoot for Somerset : Nick Bullus, Kathy Hammond, Kay Deacon, Dominic Latham, Simon Bulley, Amyce Aurora-Smith, Rhiannon Norfolk, Mark Smith, Mark Renouf, Keith Townsend, John Scarman and Hazel Ede. Well done to you all! The results in full are here

Bath - Somerset 2015 Interclub Champions!!!!

[07.09.2015]
Bath went head to head with other clubs in Somerset and were crowned 2015 champions! After many years of failing to win the Club award, Bath fielded an impressive 13 archers although scores from only 5 archers from each bow type could be submitted to count towards to the Club award. The winning Bath team were Rob and Jade Pocock (Recurve), Andy Carr (Barebow), Dominic Latham (Compound) and Kay Deacon (Longbow) and photos of them and all other competing Bath Archers can be found here. However, not only did Bath win the Club award, many Bath Archers set personal bests and there were also many individual successes, which in no particular order were as follows:-

  • Jade Pocock (1st Under 18 Ladies Recurve)
  • Colin Deacon (2nd Men�s Recurve)
  • Hazel Ede (2nd Ladies' Recurve)
  • Andy Carr (3rd Men�s Barebow).
  • Dominic Latham (Men�s 1st Compound)
  • Kay Deacon (Ladies' 1st Longbow)
  • Joan Cottle (Ladies' 2nd Longbow)
  • Stephen Cottle (Men�s 1st Longbow)

Photos of our team are now in the photos section under 2015.
Well Done One and All!! Everyone who competed did Bath Archers proud.

GWAS Junior Champs Success!

[06.09.2015]
Bath Archers were represented by Jade Pocock and Bethany Ede for the Somerset County at the GWAS Junior Champs on Saturday. Big Congratulations to both Jade and Bethany who won their age groups (u16 Jade, u14 bethany) with Bethany shooting her 3rd JMB score and a county record to boot!
A photo of the happy junior ladies is here and in the photos section under 2015.
well done girls!

DWAA champs success!

[03.09.2015]
Congratulations to Mark Smith and Bethany Ede for both winning their respective rounds in the DWAA County and Open Championships last Sunday. Mark shot his first GMB score of the year in a York round and Bethany shot her second U14s JMB score of the year. Bath were also represented by Keith Townsend and Molly Stone who also both shot well. Well done everyone. The results in full are here.
Photos of the successful pair with Keith and Molly who also shot are now in the photos section under 2015.

Longbow 3 Gold End - Stephen Cottle

[30.08.2015]
Congratulations to Stephen Cottle who shot a Longbow 3rd Gold End at 60yds! A great photo of Stephen and the arrows is here and in the photos section under 2015.

Archery Youth festival 2015

[27.08.2015]
From 18th-23rd August, Jade Pocock shot in the Archery Youth festival at lilleshall and Dad Rob is pleased to announce following the festival Jade has been offered a place at the Archery GB Performance Academy for the third year running and has been invited to go to Lilleshall for some one-on-one training with Lloyd Brown, head Olympic coach! A report on Jade's week is in the attached pdf here . Well Done Jade at the festival and for this great achievement!

President�s Shoot

[22.08.2015]
Following the hard fought battle for the Double Dutch Clog, the field was then set up for the President�s Shoot. With nearly 30 archers competing, Stella started proceedings by declaring that whoever came in 22nd place would win the Shoot! With 10 fun targets at various distances, archers gathered armed with Club jelly bows ready to take aim at, amongst others, minions, balloons, paper plates, fruit bingo, a pack of cards and cricket stumps. Competition was rife with many archers scoring negative scores on some targets!! Whilst the results were being counted and verified by Kathy and Stella, the BBQ was started and much food was cremated and eaten (including numerous marshmallows!). Congratulation go to Tony Daniel who retained his title and who in tradition of the President�s Shoot, shared the contents of the trophy (see photos) with his fellow team mates. Many thanks to everyone who came along and made the evening fun and enjoyable.
Photos are now in the photos section under 2015.

Double Dutch Clog Shoot

[22.08.2015]
The annual Double Dutch Shoot took place on Saturday 15th August. The round shot was a �mash up� of imperial and metric distances (3 dozen at 50 yards followed by 3 dozen at 60m).
With a mix of recurve, compound and longbow archers competing on a handicap basis, shooting was relaxed with some good banter on the line. We were blessed with good weather which made for ideal shooting conditions.
Congratulations to Stephen Cottle who won the shoot and more importantly the clog!! The results can be found here. with photos now in the photos section under 2015.
Special thanks goes to Robin Jarvis who helped with the results and to our field captains Mike and Jane who kept the archers watered and in order!

David Cottle 25yrs celebration

[21.08.2015]
Congratulations to David Cottle who has celebrated 25 years membership of Bath Archers!
To mark the occasion on 1st August a jelly bow clout shoot was held when the archers scored one point for landing in the marked area, five for hitting the boss and ten for the �eye� (pictures in the photos section) under 2015.
A break was taken at one dozen for a slice of special cake and a glass of wine when David was presented with an engraved tankard along with a certificate marking his first recorded score to mark the occasion.
Shooting then resumed for a second dozen with some improving after the wine although still no-one hit the eye!
The Club President, Stella Simmons presented the prizes of wine and jelly sweets before the Bath Archers Dining Club tucked into a fish and chip lunch.
The afternoon shoot�s break was a tea rather than just a cuppa and biscuit, making it all a most enjoyable day!

Bath Hereford target list

[05.08.2015]
The Bath Archers Hereford on Sunday 9th August 2015 target list is now live under the events page.
We look forward to seeing you all on Sunday!

Bath Hereford target list

[05.08.2015]
The Bath Archers Hereford on Sunday 9th August 2015 target list is now live under the events page.
We look forward to seeing you all on Sunday!

Dorset&Wilts WA720 tournament results

[03.08.2015]
On Sunday 2nd August 2 Bath Archers competed in the Dorset and Wilts record status World Archery 720 tournament. Rhiannon Norfolk shot in the women's compound round shooting at 50 meters on a small target face, finishing in second place and Jade Pocock shot in the Cadet round, shooting at 60 meters coming first and claiming a FITA award for scoring over 550 points.
There is a photo of the winning ladies in the photos area under 2015.
Well done Rhiannon and Jade!

The Herefordshire Bow Society shoot

[14.07.2015]
The Herefordshire Bow Society Meeting is an invitation-only longbow shoot held once a year, usually at stately homes in and around Herefordshire. This year�s shoot was held on the 11th July at the home of Lord and Lady Clifton, Netherwood Manor.
The round is 2 way at 60 yards, 5 dozen before lunch and 4 dozen after, and is followed by afternoon tea and the prize giving. The society has been established a very long time and some of the beautiful silver trophies are believed to date from to the 16th century.
This year Gerry Gilmour won the ladies trophy, Paul Tuffs won the petticoats trophy and Steve Hammond won the best gold medal.
There is a photo of the winners in the photos area under 2015.
Well done Gerry, Steve and Paul!

MARK RENOUF Island Games medals!!

[13.07.2015]

A follow up to the Huge congratulations for Mark Renouf who won GOLD in the Men�s Recurve Head to Head Knock Out Competition and SILVER in the Team Recurve Head to Head knockout.
Some photos of Mark with his team mates are now in the photos area under 2015. Once again Well Done Mark!

6 Gold End at 60m for Jade!

[07.07.2013]

Many Congratulations to Jade Pocock on shooting a 6 Gold End at 60m today!
Her first 6 Gold end at a senior distance with years as a junior to go!
A photo of Jade's sharp shooting is here! and in the photos area under 2015
Well Done Jade!

Bath Hereford !

[10.07.2015]
The Bath Archers Hereford on Sunday 9th August 2015 is fast approaching! To get your entry in whether as a member of Bath Archers or a member from another club please see the entry form live under the events page. To see the fabulous array of trophies on offer to win , please click this Link
For those Bath Archers currently holding Hereford trophies won at the 2014 tournament please bring them back on the day or return to Kathy before the 1st August.

Junior National Champs Lilleshall

[08.07.2015]
Well done to the Bath Archers Jade Pocock and Bethany Ede who competed at this years National Team championships at Lilleshall! Jade finished =7th in her age group with a new county record! Bethany came 13th in her age group on the Sunday and got her first MB score for the year and a PB!
A writeup of the outcome is here.
with some great photos of both girls in the photos page under 2015
WELL DONE TO YOU BOTH!!

Dunster Results!

[07.07.2015]
Well done to the Bath Archers who competed at this years Dunster week! In no particular order the trophy and medal winners were:-
  • Longbow: Nick Bullus 1st GWAS Champion , 1st Gent Longbow Double York , Albion, 2 Way Western & Western Rounds
  • Longbow: Gerry Gilmour 1st Lady 2-way Clout
  • Longbow: Kathy Hammond 3rd Lady Double Hereford
  • Recurve: Mark Smith 1st and Champion of the West!, and most Golds on Double York/Hereford
  • Recurve: Mark Renouf 2nd Gent Double York
  • Recurve: Nominated Pairs: Hazel Ede & Mark Smith GWAS winners
  • Recurve Team: Hazel Ede , Mark Smith and Mark Renouf GWAS winners
  • Compound: Rhiannon Norfolk 2nd Lady WA1440 round & 3rd Double Hereford

The results in full are here.
with some great photos of those competing and trophy winners in the photos page under 2015!
WELL DONE ALL!!

MARK RENOUF WINS GOLD!!

[01.07.2015]
Huge congratulations to Mark Renouf who, in blistering conditions, today won GOLD in the Men�s Recurve Head to Head Knock Out Competition in the Island Games.
The medal ceremony takes place tomorrow so photos to follow of our Golden Boy!
Mark competes again tomorrow in the Men�s Team Event, so rest up Mark and keep shooting smooth and strong!

National Champs Lilleshall

[01.07.2015]
Well done to the Bath Archers Mark Smith, Simon Bulley, Dom Latham, Hazel Ede and Rhiannon Norfolk who competed on behalf of Somerset at this years National Team championships at Lilleshall. A writeup of the outcome is here

Working Party thanks!!

[01.07.2015]
A BIG THANKYOU to all who helped at last nights working party effort to repair targets, clean the clubhouse and clear up foliage around the ground.
It was also great just to chat and have a laugh away from our normal shooting days!
SO thankyou!
Another working party on the evening of 14th July TBC is being arranged for further work. An email will go out to all members once confirmed.

Dunster week Results!

[26.06.2015] Well done to all competing during the Dunster week 14th-21st June!
In no particular order our Bath Archers achievements were :-
  • Longbow: Nick Bullus 1st GWAS Champion , 1st Gent Longbow Double York , Albion, 2 Way Western & Western Rounds
  • Longbow: Gerry Gilmour 1st Lady 2-way Clout
  • Longbow: Kathy Hammond 3rd Lady Double Hereford
  • Recurve: Mark Smith 1st and Champion of the West!, and most Golds on Double York/Hereford
  • Recurve: Mark Renouf 2nd Gent Double York
  • Recurve: Nominated Pairs: Hazel Ede & Mark Smith GWAS winners
  • Recurve Team: Hazel Ede , Mark Smith and Mark Renouf GWAS winners
  • Compound: Rhiannon Norfolk 2nd Lady WA1440 round & 3rd Double Hereford
The full results in detail are here
There are a some photos of the winners and the Dunster fun in the photos page under 2015
WELL DONE TO YOU ALL!!

GOOD LUCK MARK RENOUF!!

[25.06.2015]
This weekend the NatWest Island Games XVI commence and Mark Renouf has been selected to represent Jersey.
Mark�s schedule of shooting kicks off on Monday 29th June at 10am and you can follow his progress through the Games using this link
All of Bath Archers are right behind you Mark�..Shoot Strong and Good Luck!!

Somerset County Championships!!

[24.06.2015] Well done to all competing at the Senior Somerset County Championships on 14th June!
In no particular order our Bath Archers achievements were :-
  • Gentlemen:
  • Longbow: Nick Bullus (1st and County Champion)
  • Recurve: Mark Smith (1st and County Champion), Mark Renouf (2nd)
  • Compound: Robin Jarvis (2nd in Somerset).
  • Ladies:
  • Longbow: Kathy Hammond (County Champion)
  • Compound: Rhiannon Norfolk (County Champion)
  • Somerset Club Pairs Trophy: Hazel Ede and Mark Smith
  • The Gilmour Nut (BEST GOLD by a Lady shooting Longbow): Gerry Gilmour
  • Veteran�s Trophy (Somerset recurve Gentleman over 50): Keith Townsend
  • National Spot Prize: Kay Deacon
There are a couple of photos of all Senior and Junior trophy and medal winners on our photos page under 2015
WELL DONE TO YOU ALL!!

QUADRUPLE CONGRATULATIONS!!

[23.06.2015] Many congratulations to Mark Smith who has been selected to shoot for England in the Commonwealth Europe Championships/Euronations to be held in Edinburgh 3-5 July.
And further congratulations go out to 3 of our junior girls, Jade, Molly and Bethany who have just heard they have all been selected for the junior Somerset squad. They will represent Somerset in the GWAS Inter-County tournament in September.
Congratulations again to all!

SCAA Junior Champs Success!

[15.06.2015]
Big Congratulations to Somerset u16 champion and overall Girls winner Jade Pocock Bristol 3 , Molly Stone U14 champion Bristol IV and Bethany Ede 3rd Bristol IV !!
The overall winners are here and the Girls results in full are here
A couple of photos are now uploaded in the photos page under 2015
Well Done to our Bath girls!

Bath Longbow Entry Form

[11.06.2015]
The entry form for the 2 Way Longbow to be held on the 11th October is now online in the Events page and available here

Minchinhampton Results

[11.06.2015]
Congratulations to Rhiannon Norfolk who came 1st in the Ladies Compound and to Robin Jarvis who came 2nd in the Gents Compound!
The results in full are here

Cleve Junior Tournament Success!

[11.06.2015]
A big congratulations to Jade Pocock 1st Recurve Junior Windsor and to Jade and Rob 1st in parent/child category and Bethany and Hazel 2nd in parent/Child category
Well Done all!. The results in full are here
with some photos now uploaded in the photos page under 2015 with some quality photoBombing by team Joyce from Burnham Archers (well done to Adam and Darragh too!).

Devizes Top 10 Results

[07.06.2015]
Congratulations to Hazel Ede who came 2nd in the Ladies Recurve at the Devizes Top10 shoot in May!
The results in full are here

Salisbury FITA success!

[20.05.2015]
Well done to Mark Renouf (1st Gents Recurve) and Jade Pocock (1st Metric III) at the Salisbury FITA tournament last weekend!.
The results in full are here
A picture of the happy pair is now on the photos page under 2015.

BATH 2 Day FITA Results

[09.05.2015]
Well done to Mark Smith 2nd place Gents Recurve and to the mixed team winners of Mark Smith, Mark Renouf, Amyce Aurora-Smith and Simon Bulley.
We hope you enjoyed the shoot! With many thanks to Dom for organising and to all who contributed to make it a great weekend, the results in full are here

Bath Albion Results

[08.05.2015]
We hope you enjoyed the Bath Albion shoot held this year.
Well Done to Nick Bullus, 1st Place Longbow Gents, to Gerry Gilmour 1st Place Longbow Ladies, Kathy Hammond 3rd Place Longbow Ladies, John Scarman 2nd Place Gents Recurve, Robin Jarvis 1st Place Gent Compound, Rhiannon Norfolk 1st Place Lady Compound and Sue Smith 2nd Place Ladies Compound
Well Done all!. The results in full are here

Cleve Spring Tournament Success!

[28.04.2015]
A big congratulations to Hazel Ede, 1st Place lady recurve for Hereford Round, to Rhiannon Norfolk, 1st Place Lady Compound for Hereford Round and Mark Renouf 3rd place Gents Recurve York Round
Well Done all!. The results in full are here

Bath 2 Day UK Record Status WA 1440 FITA

[27.04.2015]
An updated target list for the 2 Day FITA is now available under the events page

GWAS Portsmouth Postal Winter Success!

[24.04.2015]
Many congratulations to Bethany Ede and Jade Pocock who won their age groups (u12) and (u16) respectively in the GWAS Portsmouth Postal round!
This is a competition run by GWAS over the winter months.
The results in full are here
Well Done girls!

Bath Hereford Entry Form

[23.04.2015]
Bath Archers are holding its Annual Hereford Tournament on the 9th August 2015.
The entry form is now live under the events page.

Chippenham Double FITA success!

[22.04.2015]
Congratulations to Mark Smith on winning the double FITA mens recurve , to Mark Renouf with his 1st MB score of the year and Hazel Ede breaking the 1100 barrier for the Ladies FITA!
Well Done all!. The results in full are here

Bath Open day shoot 2015 results

[07.04.2015]

Bath Archers hosted its open day shoot on Sunday 5th April to mark the start of the outdoor season.
The shoot was open to all members shooting any distance with trophies won on handicap. There were 2 categories of Trophy, one for members who have been at the club for 3 years and over and the other for those under 3 years at the club.
Congratulations to the winners Rhiannon Norfolk (under 3yrs) and Rob Pocock (over 3yrs) !
A picture of the winners with Kay Deacon who was presented with the Sylvia May trophy for winning the Nationals competition won over the winter months (well done Kay!) is now on the photos page under 2015.

Taster Sessions

[11.03.2015]

Taster sessions this year will be held on:

  • April 18th
  • May 16th
  • July 18th
  • August 15th
  • September 19th
From 9:30 to 12:30. This means that there will be no shooting at the field during these times.
There may also be a session on Saturday 11th April and a mid-week session in mid-September.
The instructors all enjoy these sessions and any club member (experienced or not) is welcome to come along and help; just reply to the email that has been sent to you with more details.

Many Thanks
Steve Hammond
Taster Session Organiser

Bath Albion 2015!

[26.02.2015]

Bath Archers will be hosting its Albion shoot on the 12th April 2015. The entry form is now on the Events page.

SCAA Senior County & Open Champs!

[18.02.15] Bath archer Dom Latham is organising this years shoot, to be held on Sunday 14th June 2015 at Dunster. The Shoot is a York/Hereford round Record Status. The entry form is here. It'd great to get as many Bath Archers shooting down there , so lets all support Dom in this event!

Bath 2 Day UK Record Status WA 1440 FITA UPDATE!

[18.02.2015]
For the 2 Day UK Record status WA 1440 FITA on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd May 2015,there is now space for only1 Metric3 left. All other rounds are FULL.

6 Gold End for John!

[16.02.15]

Many Congratulations to John Scarman on shooting a 6 Gold End at 80yds yesterday in his Long National shoot !! A photo of John's sharp shooting is here! and in the photos area under 2015. Well Done John!

Somerset Indoor Champs Success!

[25.01.2015]
Plenty of success at the recent Somerset Indoor champs for the contingent of Bath Archers! A writeup of the results is here
There are some photos under the photos page for 2015.
Well Done all!

Bath 2 Day UK Record Status WA 1440 FITA UPDATE!

[19.01.2015]
For the 2 Day UK Record status WA 1440 FITA on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd May 2015,there is now space for only1 Metric2 plus 2 Metric3 (both days) left.
Gents FITA(both days) and saturday only , Ladies FITA (both days) and saturday only are now FULL. A waiting list has started.
The entry form is live under the events page.

Grrr! IronMan Junior Champion!

[02.01.2015]
On December 28th two Bath Archers, braved frostbite by competing in a double plus Frostbite competition, Rob and Jade Pocock competed in the Archery Interchange Annual Ironman challenge. Our regions nearest venue was at Gordano Valley Archers. The competition was a total of 84 arrows at 30m on a 80cm face. Excellent bacon butties on arrival, along with a hot chocolate helped to keep the freezing temperatures at bay, until of course we had a delicious chilli meal at lunch time, oh and the archery went well too!!
Jade won the junior section, regional and nationwide
The results are here
There is a photo of Bath's own Iron Junior Lady here!

DCAS Coaching thanks

[29.11.2014]
On 18th October Mark Ricketts from Bath Archers with another archery coach from Cheltenham ran a workshop to help 18 coaches within Devon & Cornwall around archeryGB's latest programme on Drills & Skills. The event, organised by Malcolm Grant (Devon County Development Coordinator), was very well received.
Full details on page 7 here
Mark has now been invited to Cornwall to do a similar workshop in Jan/Feb15. Well done Mark!

Bath 2 Day UK Record Status WA 1440 FITA

[20.11.2014]
Bath Archers are holding a 2 Day UK Record status WA 1440 FITA on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd May 2015
The entry form is now live under the events page.
Early entry is advised.

GWAS Junior Indoor Championships

[18.11.2014]
Bath Archers were represented at the GWAS Junior indoor championship by Jade Pocock (u16) and Bethany Ede (u12)
Both Jade and Bethany came 1st in their age groups and both set new county records on the way!
Jade was also crowned the top recurve girl overall!
The overall result is here and split by Girls individually here
Well done girls!

GWAS Indoor Championships

[17.11.2014]
Bath Archers were well represented at the recent GWAS indoor championship, attending archers were Mark Smith, Nick Bullus, Rhiannon Norfolk, Duncan Garner, Sam Livy and Jade Pocock.
Everyone shot extremely well, with a medal haul coming Baths way.
Mark took on the Olympian Larry Godfrey, both forgoing the full face target in favour of the compound three spot face, with Mark coming a very close second, it literally went down to one arrow.
Jade won the under 16 category, setting a new county record and Nick winning the gents longbow.
The results in full are here
Well done all!

Lalique 2014 Report

[12.11.2014]
The annual Bath vs South Wilts Lalique tournament took place on the 26th Oct at the Bath ground. Historically, this event has been used to introduce the newer members of both clubs to the world of archery tournaments in a friendly, low key, relaxed event. The round shot is a Western. We were blessed with unseasonable good weather which made for near ideal shooting conditions.
With just over 20 archers, the bow styles and classifications from each club were matched as close as possible � it was clear it was going to be a closely fought match. Well, we were not disappointed � at the half way mark after the 60y distance, Bath held the narrowest of leads at 2509 to 2476. After a top notch lunch from our on-site catering team, battle recommenced - fuelled by bacon, sausages, tea and cake!
The 50y distance saw some excellent scores from both sides and all classifications. The final aggregated scores finished up as Bath - 5094, South Wilts � 5391. Results here. Credit to the longbows of South Wilts who put up some amazing scores which helped to swing that balance their way. Plans are already being formulated to win it back next year!
A big thank you to all the Bath Archers who helped to buy all the things needed for the day and pulling together to set up, and pack away, the field and catering facilities. All of which resulted in the day running very smoothly and a thoroughly enjoyable event by both teams.
A special mention should go to Charlotte Morgan who stepped in at the 11th hour to help out with the catering � without who�s intervention we would have gone without catering for the day � a big thank you to Charlotte!
Roll on next year . . .

Archery GB Junior National rankings

[10.11.2014]
Many congratulations to Jade Pocock who was ranked 18th and Bethany Ede 60th in the Junior National Rankings in the Girls Recurve division! The rankings in full are here
Well done girls!

Jade - bag4sport award!

[03.11.2014]
Many congratulations to Jade Pocock who has won a "bag4sport" stars of tomorrow award!
Bag4sport foundation is a charity that helps up and coming kids and a panel of judges chose Jade as the winner of the 'Wiltshire Times' area from 100's of entries. In this photo you can see she received a trophy and certificate and also a greatly appreciated cheque, which is going to be used on buying more kit!
The awards ceremony was held in the ball room of the Bear hotel in Devizes and finished with a live Skype chat with Olympic gold medalist Tessa Sanderson who is a patron of the charity!

Archery GB National rankings

[02.11.2014]
The Archery GB National tournament rankings have been published here and its hats off to Bath's Mark Smith who finished 5th in the Gents Recurve section! Well Done Mark and keep up the good work! Also within the rankings Rhiannon Norfolk was 55th in the Ladies Compound, Dom Latham was 46th in the Gents Compound and Rob Wilson 128th in the Gents Recurve. Well Done all!

Philip Simmons Memorial Shoot Results

[28.10.2014]
The memorial shoot was held on the 25th October with 17 longbowers from Bath Archers competing for the trophy
With many thanks to club President Stella presenting the trophy to the winner, Steve Hammond, in memory of her husband Philip, a great day was had by all.
A couple of photos are now on the Photos page for 2014.

Bath Archers Longbow Results

[15.10.2014]
We hope you had a great day at our 2way longbow tournament held on Sunday 12th October.
Many congratulations to all the winners and competitors, including Nick Bullus coming 1st in the Gents Section , Kathy Hammond as the Bath Archers Club Champion, and in no particular order Stephen Cottle winning the 1066 Trophy, Kay Deacon with the 40th Anniversary prize, Alan Lippiatt with the Blue Colour Prize and Andy Carr winning the Bath Archers Handicap trophy.
The results are now on the Events page.

GWAS Intercounties Success!

[29.09.2014]
Somerset repeated the heroics of last year becoming the Regional County Champions on the 21st September in Exeter!
Well done to the Bath Archers within the county team :- Mark Smith, Robin Jarvis, Dominic Latham, Nick Bullus, Hazel Ede, Rhiannon Norfolk, Gerry Gilmour and Kathy Hammond!
Somerset also won the Janet Faralewski Salver for a Recurve team of 5 Yorks and 3 Herefords, the St Loyes Longbow Team Trophy for a team of 2 Yorks and 2 Herefords and the highest scoring longbow (Ladies and Gents awards!)
The results in full are here.

Battle of Britain Success!

[28.09.2014]
Well done to the team of Bath Archers who competed at the annual Battle of Britain competition on 14th September.
Mark Smith was 1st in the Gents Recurve, Robin Jarvis was 1st County Compound and the Recurve team of Mark Smith, Hazel Ede and Keith Townsend won the team Recurve award! Mark and Hazel also won the Recurve Pairs award!
The results in full are here.

INVICTUS Result!

[27.09.2014]
Well done to Bath Archer Sam Livy who reached the last 8 of the Archery competition whilst representing the �GB Armed Forces� at the 1st INVICTUS GAMES.
Spurred on by the Archery Sam then went onto win 2 Golds in her rowing discipline. Well Done Sam!

INVICTUS CALLING!

[09.09.2014]
For Bath Archer SAM LIVY!
Many congratulations to Sam for being selected to represent �GB Armed Forces� at the 1st INVICTUS GAMES. Coached by Mark Ricketts:- �Sam has worked so hard over the last 5 months from picking up a Bow, training for many hours a week with the goal to be selected for the GB Team. All that hard work has now paid off for Sam but Sam was not selected for the novice Team but the Open Team against more experienced Archers from other Countries!�
Very, well done! Go win a Gold Sam. Today is the Ranking Rounds. We wish you all the very best Sam!

Junior Achievements!

[08.09.2014]
With a special mention to Jade for her achievements at Lilleshall in the Archery GB talent league Festival and for Bethany for her most recent Junior Master Bowman award, the success is documented here.
It includes Jade, Bethany and Molly for representing Somerset County at the InterCounties tournament held on saturday and also success at the Somerset Interclubs on Sunday for Jade, and away from the Juniors , well done to Kay Deacon on 1st Longbow ! Top shooting ladies!

GAS County & Open Double Clout success!

[08.09.2014]
On 7th September several Bath Archers competed at the Gloucestershire County and Open Double Clout Championships
Well Done to Gerry Gilmour :2nd Lady Longbow Visitor, Kathy Hammond : 3rd Lady Longbow Visitor and Steve Hammond : 2nd Gentlemen Barebow Visitor !
The results in full are here.

Good Luck Mark Smith!

[26.08.2014]
This weekend Mark takes on the best in Britain at the National Series Finals in Nottingham. Mark kicks off at 11.35am on saturday in his Quarter Final match against Michael Judd. Full details are here.
All of Bath Archers are right behind you mate!

Taster Session 16th August Report

[24.08.2014]
Saturday 16th August Following an enjoyable taster session in the morning with 12 prospective archers attending the tasters team (thank you!) stayed on to enjoy the inaugural lunch of Fish and Chips organised by the Bath Archers Fast Food Dining Society (BAFFDS). The food was kindly ordered and collected by Charlotte and Kath. After this Steve Hammond demonstrated how to make a bowstring and Steve Purkiss and Simon Vercoe tried their hands (successfully) at making strings for their bows. Gerry Gilmour then demonstrated how to make longbow arrows. We plan to repeat this after the next taster session on the 20th September; this time looking at arrow straightening, repair and fletching, again with the BAFFDS organising lunch - Pizza, Chinese or Indian perhaps?

Bath Hereford Results success!

[13.08.2014]
The Annual Bath Hereford was held on the 10th August. The results are now under the events page for 2014.
Big congratulations to Mark Smith 1st Recurve Gent winning The Bath Challenge Cup
Rob Wilson 2nd Recurve Gent winning The President�s Cup
Colin Deacon 3rd Recurve Gent winning The Simon Alford Shield and shooting their first Bath Hereford � Engraved Wine Glass
Mark, Rob and Colin won the team prize as well !
Alex Gilmour 3rd Gent longbow winning the Longbow Knockout with colour spot prizes for Rob (Red), Colin (blue) and Paul Tuffs (Black).
Well done to Kathy , our tournament organiser , with special thanks to our Judge, Lady P (Carol Townsend) and all the Bath Archer helpers for making it a wonderful day! We hope to see you again next year.

Junior Masters 2014 !

[03.08.2014]
Congratulations to Jade Pocock in coming 2nd in her age group at the invitation only Junior Masters, where Junior Master Bowmen can only shoot. Jade also was ranked 8th Overall and bowed out at the quarter final stage to the number 1 seed in the head to head. Well Done Jade! Dad Rob's full report is here

Harry and Jim - 25yrs!

[03.08.2014]
Congratulations to Harry Wright and Jim Veakins for there 25yr anniversary as Bath Archers members and helpers over the years. Club president Stella presented the pair with a certificate with tankard and drinks! Pics are in the Photos page for 2014.
Well done gents!

Double Dutch Clog and President's fun shoot!

[03.08.2014]
Congratulations to Jeff Hamilton winning the dutch clog , two years in a row! Jeff takes home the fantastic trophy once again!
and hats off to Tony Daniels for winning the Presidents fun shoot! Photos of the winners are under the Photos page for 2014.

Mark Smith - GMB !

[02.08.2014]
Mark shot his 3rd GMB score at the Cleve FITA in July, results here and has now been awarded his GMB Medal! Well done that man!

National Series - Stage 3 and 4

[16.07.2014]
On saturday 12th and sunday 13th July Mark Smith competed at the Nationals stage 3 and 4 in Clophill and once again shot consistently fantastic gaining a 4th place for stage3 and a 3rd place finish and bronze medal for stage4 !! Go Mark! All this after setting off at 4.15am on saturday morning to make the shoot.. Hats of to your sir! The results are here and plus there's a few photos again snaffled from Mark's facebook page uploaded in the Photos page for 2014.

GWAS SCAA Junior Champs Success!

[16.07.2014]
On saturday 12th July Jade, Bethany and Molly represented Bath Archers at the Grand Western and Somerset County Junior Championships.
Many congratulations to Jade who was crowned the under 16 Somerset Recurve champion and came 2nd overall in GWAS !
Many congratulations to Bethany who was crowned under 12 Somerset Recurve champion gaining her JMB score in the process and came 2nd Overall in GWAS. She was also the highest scoring Somerset Recurve and set a new Somerset County record for Bristol V !
Many congratulations to Molly coming 3rd in Somerset in the under 14 Recurve section
All three girls have been selected to represent Somerset in the GWAS Junior Intercounty Championships in September. Well done to all! The SCAA results are here and across GWAS here .
plus there's a few photos uploaded in the Photos page for 2014.

EuroNations ENGLAND Success - Mark Smith!

[10.07.2014]
Mark Smith was selected to compete for England at the Commonwealth Europe Championships incorporating the Senior Euronations held in Belfast 5/6th July 2014. Mark continues to go from strength to strength! He won GOLD medals in the Commonwealth and Euronations events for Men's Recurve team and individual disciplines, plus mixed team Recurve and a nice shiny trophy for being part of England winning overall!! The results are at the English Archery Federation page here.
plus there's plenty of photos snaffled from Mark's facebook page and uploaded in the Photos page for 2014.
Well done that man!!

Junior Nationals 2014

[08.07.2014]
Well done to Jade who competed at the Junior Nationals on the weekend 5/6th July, where she competed in the Metric 3 round on Saturday finishing 14th and a Bristol 3 on the Sunday finishing 10th in the UK.
Around 280 archers competed each day of the weekend at this world record status event, with archers from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The results are here.

SCAA 2014 Dunster success

[27.06.2014]
Lots of success at this years Somerset County Championships at Dunster!
Congrats to Rhiannon Norfolk (County Lady Champion Compound),
Sue Smith (2nd County Lady Compound),
Hazel Ede (2nd County Lady Recurve),
Robin Jarvis (County Gents Champion Compound),
Mark Smith (County Gents Champion Recurve),
Keith Townsend (3rd County Gents Recurve),
Gerry Gilmour (County Ladies Champion Longbow),
Nick Bullus (County Gents Champion Longbow),
Mark Smith and Hazel Ede (Pair trophy winners),
Colin Deacon (1st Gent recurve - Hereford round)
Kay Deacon (1st Lady National Round)
Alex Gilmour (1st Gent National Round)
Kathy Hammond winning the Gilmour nut! (best Gold at 80yds Longbow Ladies Hereford)
Keith winning Somerset Veterans trophy and a National Spot prize for Kay!
Well Done all! The results are here.

Chippenham Friendly Western success

[26.06.2014]
Well done to Molly for 1st and Gold medal at the Chippenham Friendly shoot in the Junior Western round. Molly shot her first Bowman score as a U14.
The results are here.

MinChinhampton 2014 Results

[10.06.2014]
Congrats to Rob Wilson 2nd Recurve Gent (York) and Rhiannon Newport 1st lady Compound (Hereford) on a great days shooting in challenging weather conditions at bowmen of Minchinhampton!
The results are here.

Mark Smith - England callup !!

[09.06.2014]
Massive congratulations to our Mark Smith who has been selected to represent England to shoot in the Euronations in Belfast on 4th -6th July!
Mark will be shooting in the mens recurve team with Jon Shales, Bob Lowe and Michael Judd. Good luck Mark and come on England!

Cleve Junior Open Success!

[07.06.2014]
Well where shall we start.. despite the threat of inclement weather, thunderstorms and tents at the ready Bath Juniors and parents rocked up at Cleve and came away with a medal haul!
Many congratulations to 1) Jade Pocock 1st Recurve Jnr Windsor and overall Girl Recurve champion setting a Somerset Record in the process! plus 1st Child /parent trophy winner with Dad Rob !
Many congratulations to 2) Bethany Ede 2nd Recurve Short Jnr Windsor setting a Somerset record in the process!, Best Gold winner and 2nd Child/parent with Mum Haze! Many congratulations to 3) Molly 3rd Child/parent with Dad Jase! and winning the Lady P prize.
and last but by no means least...Recurve Team winners - Jade, Bethany and Molly! In the tongue-in-cheek Bath adults battle for superiority Haze won through by a head beating Rob into 2nd with Jase finishing aherm..someway off in 3rd.
Hats off to you all. What a scorcher!
Photos of the shoot have now been uploaded in the Photos page for 2014.
and can you believe it - we all won in the raffle!

Devizes Top 10 results

[03.06.2014]
Sunday 1st June saw Bath racking up the awards again at the Devizes top 10 tournament.
The results are here. Bethany Ede, 1st, Bristol 5, getting her second JMB score and two 252 awards.
Jade Pocock, 1st, Bristol 3, 5th JMB score back to back, highest scoring junior girl trophy and also two 252 awards.
Robin Jarvis, 3rd, Gents York, compound.
Hazel Ede, 3rd, ladies Hereford, recurve, 252 award.
Rob Pocock, 3rd, Gents Hereford, recurve.
Rhiannon Norfolk, 2, 252 awards.
Keith Townsend, Lady Paramount prize
And the team recurve trophy also went to Bath Archers,
Bethany Ede, Hazel Ede, Jade Pocock and Rob Wilson. Well done everyone, a fantastic prize haul for Bath Archers, Robin, Hazel and Carol even won on the raffle!!!

Burnham May Open Shoot Results

[27.05.2014]
Well Done to Mark Smith (1st Gents Recurve) in the York Round, Colin Deacon (1st Gents Recurve) in the Hereford Round.
The results are here. Well Done to the team of Mark, Colin and Rhiannon for winning the team award!

Salisbury FITA results

[22.05.2014]
On Sunday 18th May, Bath archers were out in force at the Salisbury FITA
The results are here. Well Done to
Mark Smith, 1st, Gents FITA, recurve
Jade Pocock, 1st, Metric 3, recurve.
Rhiannon Norfolk, 5th, ladies FITA compound.
Hazel Ede, 7th, ladies FITA, recurve.
Dominic Latham, 8th, Gents FITA, compound.
Also Bath Archers came 1st in the mixed team consisting of Dominic, Rhiannon, Mark and Jade !

Bath FITA news article

[18.05.2014]
An article has made into the Bath Chronicle regarding the Bath Archers FITA tournament. Well Done Andy for getting it in the newspaper.

Bath FITA photos

[10.05.2014]
Photos of the FITA shoot have now been uploaded in the Photos page for 2014.

Bath Albion photos

[10.05.2014]
Photos of the Albion shoot have now been uploaded in the Photos page for 2014.

Bath Albion news article

[08.05.2014]
An article has made into the Bath Chronicle regarding the Bath Archers Albion tournament. Well Done Andy for his persistence in getting it in.

Bath FITA

[06.05.2014]
We hope you enjoyed our 1st BATH FITA held Sunday 4th May 2014 and we hope to see you again next year..
Results are here. With a big thankyou to birthday boy Dom and the many helpers who made the day such a great one.

Beginner Lessons Update.

[05.05.2014]

The beginner lessons are now FULL for this year.

GWAS Junior Winter Postal Results.

[05.05.2014]

Scores are for 3 dozen arrows at 20yds on a 60cm face for 10yrs+ , and for 10yds on 60cm face for under 10s.
The results are here. Well Done to Jade 1st (U14 Girls Recurve), Bethany 6th (U12 Girls Recurve), Molly 7th (U12 Girls Recurve) and Kayley 3rd (U10 Girls Recurve).

Bath FITA update

[02.05.2014]
BBC Radio Bristol are conducting a phone interview with our club chairman Rob Wilson tomorrow morning (Saturday 3rd May) at 0641 on behalf of the club in respect to the FITA on Sunday. If you miss the interview it should be available to listen again to at the following link here for a week after the event starting from 41mins into the Radio programme.

Bath Longbow Entry Form

[01.05.2014]
The entry form for the 2way Longbow to be held on the 12th October is now online in the Events page and available here

Shooting Rules updates

[20.04.2014]
Dear Members:
The April update to the Official Rules of Shooting by Archery GB has made some changes to the rounds which can be shot for Handicap / Classification purposes.
All Half Rounds have been removed from the classification scheme. I have removed these from the printed and Website Versions of the Current Bath Records.
Records Officer

Bath Archers Albion Results

[16.04.2014]

Thank you for all coming to our Albion. We hope you enjoyed the day

The Results can now be downloaded from the Events Page.

Congratulations to Bath Archers - Nick Bullus (1st Gent Longbow), Rob Wilson (2nd Gent Recurve) , Duncan Garner (3rd Gent Recurve) and John Scarman who won the Bath Handicap trophy.

Bath Archers Open Day Results

[07.04.2014]

On 6th April, Bath Archers held their annual Open Day Shoot to mark the start of the outdoor target shooting season. This is an open competition based on the length of time the member has been with the club, the round, their score and then their handicap.
In order that the competition is fair to all levels of expertise, individuals can choose the round they wish to shoot. A variety of rounds were shot including Long and Short Nationals, FITA 70 and a FITA 60. Members had to contend with a bizarre mixture of weather � sunshine and a small gale on the shooting line but almost no wind at the 60/70 meter line to light rain showers and cloud. As normal the sustenance that was provided at break time was fantastic, thank you to everyone involved who provided snacks and thank you to the volunteer Field Captain for the tea and whistle. There are 2 categories of Trophy, one for members who have been at the club for 3 years and over and the other for those under 3 years at the club.
This year the Gwen Crocker Trophy (under 3 years) was won by John Scarman (Recurve) shooting a Short National, whilst the Margaret Lewis Arrow was won by Steve Hammond (Long Bow) shooting a FITA 70.
Well done to both of them and well done to everyone else who attended.

Bath Archers Hereford Tournament

[30.03.2014]

The tournament will be held on the 10th August this year. Entry forms can now be downloaded from the Events Page.

Bath Archers clubhouse - UPDATE

[18.03.2014]

A big thank you to Sue, Guy and Dom Latham for all their very hard work on Saturday and Sunday, 15th and 16th March, for the deep clean in the club house and getting it to the state where we can all use it again. Also, with the help of a few other Club Members, they got the straw bosses out into the sunshine to continue the drying process which will be ongoing for some time to come. Well done to them for taking the initiative.

Bath Archers - UPDATE

[15.03.2014]

Good news! Indoor records have now been added to the records area.
Also the field is now open for parking on.
Let the shooting commence!

Archery GB November 2013 challenge Results

[17.02.2014]

This postal challenge was for all juniors in GB shooting three dozen arrows on a 60cm face at 20 yards in November 2013.
The results for Juniors are here
Many congratulations to Jade (9th in her age group), Bethany (9th in her age group), Molly (17th in her age group) and Georgia (22nd in her age group). Well done girls!

Bath Archers - Clubhouse Recovery UPDATE

[04.02.2014]

A big thank you to everyone who helped out this weekend. The clubhouse and equipment, whilst still damp, is in a much better state than it was, and the clubhouse is better prepared should it flood again. As a bonus, the hard work means that the equipment area is cleaner and better organised than it has been for years. Whilst there is still work to do, and the bosses will need to be tended to get them fully dry, we are now on the way back to being able to use the field again. Thanks again. Steve Hammond

Bath Archers - European Archery Festival - Telford

[30.01.2014]

Three bath archers competed at the European Archery Festival in Telford at the weekend.. Rob Wilson and Jeff Hamilton shot in the men's recurve division and came a very respectable 114th and 165th out of 256 in the qualifying round where the likes of Brady Ellison of the USA and GB's Larry Godfrey and Patrick Huston qualified in the top 10.. Jade Pocock qualifed in 27th and finished 17th overall in the Recurve junior section, obtaining a county record as a result ! Not only that but dad Rob got some great photos which are in the Photos page for 2014. including pics with Brady Ellison and Aida Roman!! In qualifying she shot with Mexico's Aida Roman (olympic silver medal 2012) and Korea's Songi Woo.. Hob-knobbing with the olympians! Go Jade!

Bath Archers Beginner Lessons 2014 UPDATE

[16.01.2014]

The two sets of Beginner lessons for 2014 are now FULL. Any Individuals interested in lessons and contact the club will now be put on a waiting list. For more information on the lessons please navigate to the courses page.

Bath Archers FLOODED UPDATE

[26.12.2013]

2 Photos of the extent of the flooding of the archery field are now in the Photos page for 2013. Thanks to David and Joan for these photos taken on Christmas day.

Bath Archers FLOODED

[24.12.2013]

Forget the snow on this webpage, our field is flooded following the heavy rain. The environmental agency website link here gives the latest river levels. Currently 3.91m at noon(beating November last year). A big thankyou to kay and Colin for tethering the targets to the veranda and for Mark texting updates. "The clubhouse has water in and rising too fast over the veranda to get in. The targets tethered to the veranda are floating"

A working party will be required in due course to help with the clear up operation. All members will be notified via email to offer help with assistance.

Seasonal Greetings !

[23.12.2013]

Wishing all Bath Archers and our archery friends from other clubs a merry Christmas and a happy new year
See you on the shooting line in 2014 !!

Nick Bullus UK National Indoor Longbow Champion!

[12.12.2013]

On December 8th 2013, Nick competed at the Senior National Indoor Championships at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, He shot really well and came 1st in the Gents Longbow section ! There is 3 photos of the happy chappy in the Photos page for 2013. Well Done Nick ! His result is here

Jade's UK National Indoor success!

[11.12.2013]

On December 7th 2013, Jade competed at the Junior National Indoor Championships at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, She shot extremely well scoring a PB, Somerset county and GWAS record,(subject to ratification), She led her session from start to finish, overall placing 3rd in the under 14s section, winning a bronze medal. There is a photo of Jade in the Photos page for 2013. Well Done Jade ! Her result is here

Rob's Floodlit Frostbite success!

[05.12.2013]

Rob Wilson shot the Floodit frostbite down in Southampton on 29th November and came out the gents winner in the Recurve section ! Well done that man! His result is here

Junior Somerset Indoors Success!

[19.11.2013]

Jade, Bethany and Molly shot for Bath Archers at the Somerset County Junior Indoor Championships on Sunday 17th. Jade and Bethany both came 1st in their age groups and shot new club and county records in the process in the Porstmouth Round! Despite being under 14, Jade also was crowned under 18 girls recurve champion whilst Bethany has an (unofficial as yet) Grand Western Archery record ! Well done girls! There are couple photos of the girls on the Photos page for 2013. with hopefully more to come and the results here.

Bath Albion 2014

[15.11.2013]

Bath Archers will be hosting its Albion shoot on the 13th April 2014. The entry form is now on the Events page.

Bath UK Record Status FITA

[09.11.2013]

Bath Archers will be hosting a UK Record Status FITA on 4th May 2014 at the AVON RFC near Bath Archers The entry form is now on the Events page.

Bath 2-way Longbow Results

[16.10.2013]

Congratulations to everyone who survived the whole day and even those who retired for starting in the first place. Big congrats to Nick Bullus for his 1st place in the Gents Longbow and to Kathy Hammond who won the Bath Archers Handicap. The results are now on the Events page.

SCAA Interclub success

[20.09.2013]

Bath Archers competed at the SCAA Interclub tournament in Williton on Sunday 1st September and had some success. Nick Bullus came home 1st in the Gents Longbow section. Vince Wakeley came 3rd Gents Recurve, Hazel Ede 3rd Ladies Recurve with Jade Pocock 1st Junior Girl Recurve and Bethany Ede 3rd Junior Girl Recurve. Dom Latham came 2nd in the Gents Compound. All three girls Jade, Bethany and Molly have been selected for the Somerset Junior County Shoot this coming saturday. On the team front, The Bath Team made up of Jade, Hazel, Mark, Dom and Nick came 2nd overall , behind Bath University who had 4 County members and a GB team member in their team. Well Done to all! Some photos are now in the the Photos page.

Lalique Shoot Salisbury

[04.09.2013]

Bath Archers competed for the Lalique Ralph Jebb Trophy at Salisbury on Saturday 31st August. The Bath Team of 9 narrowly lost to the South Wilts team. The day was sunny albeit breezy at times. Many thanks to the archers that participated and a big thanks to Salisbury for hosting the event. We look forward to winning the trophy back next year! The results are in the attached here.

6 Gold End for Jase!

[27.08.2013]

Whilst keeping one eye on Bethany and Molly shooting a Short Jnr Western , Hazel said 'Stare at the Gold Jase' , so I did and hey presto 6 in at 50yds here in the photos area under 2013. Directors Credit and many thanks to Hazel Ede :-)

Somerset County Junior Champion!

[22.08.2013]

Very many congratulations to Jade Pocock on being crowned under 14 Girls Junior Recurve Champion at the Grand Western Regional & Somerset County Junior Championships!
Not only did Jade come 1st in Somerset, but she also came 2nd across the Grand Western Region!
There are a few photos of Jade now on the Photos page.

Well done Jade!

Bath Archers Hereford 2013 results

[13.08.2013]

Many thanks to all who came to the Bath Archers Hereford shoot on Sunday !
We hope you enjoyed the day and hope to see you next at either our 2-way LongBow on Sunday 13th October this year,or our Albion Shoot in April next year .
The Bath Hereford Results are now available under the Events page.


Many congratulations to Nick Bullus whose score of 868 smashed his own Somerset County Longbow record by nearly 200pts and was only 3pts off the National Record! Big congrats also to Jeff Hamilton who won the Bath Archers Simon Alford Shield on Handicap!
Well done all!

Dunster Success!

[10.07.2013]

Bath Archers took a strong team down to Dunster for the week and Robin Jarvis has written up the experience in the attached document a long list of achievements for the team members ! Well Done all! Photos have now been added in the photos area under 2013.

Junior Nationals Lilleshall - More joy for Jade!

[09.07.2013]

Jade Pocock competed at the Junior Nationals at Lilleshall on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th July. A summary of how well Jade did is below :-

  • Came 11th on Saturday - Metric 4 round.
  • County record
  • Junior master bowman
  • Red EAF cross award
  • Came 8th on Sunday - Bristol 4 round.
  • County record,
  • Red rose award
Also presented at assembly, six gold end, white and blue rose awards. The results are available from ArcheryGB's website here. A couple of photos are now in the photos area under 2013. Well done Jade! More photos and video will be added over the coming week. Watch this space!

SCAA training photos & Videos added

[30.06.2013]

Somerset County Archery Training was held at Bath Archers a couple of weeks ago. Photos have now been added in the photos area under 2013. There is also a new Videos section on the website with 3 videos of the Training Session.

Bath Archers Chippenham Western Success!

[27.06.2013]

Many Congratulations to the team who shot in the heavy winds at Chippenham last sunday.
Chippenham Archers had two categories for prizes , those having shot for less than 1yr (Novice) and those for greater.
Big congrats to Hazel Ede (1st Lady Recurve - Novice) whose score was enough to win the none-Novice category! ,
Rob Wilson (1st Gent Recurve - Novice ),
Jason Stone (lst Gent Recurve - Non Novice) ,
Colin Deacon (2nd Gent Recurve - Non Novice) ,
Kay Deacon (4th Ladies Recurve - Non Novice).
Photos of the team are now in the photos area under 2013. Results are at this link
Well Done all!

6 Gold End for Bethany!

[07.06.2013]

Many Congratulations to Bethany Ede on shooting a 6 Gold End during a Short Junior National today. A photo of Bethany's sharp shooting is here! and in the photos area under 2013. Well Done Bethany!

Level2 Coach Congrats!

[07.06.2013]

Big Congratulations to Mark Ricketts who has passed his Level2 Archery Coaching Badge! A Photo of the Level2 Master with one of his pupils is here! and in the photos area under 2013.

UK Masters Champion!!!

[04.06.2013]

Bath Archers has its very own UK Masters LongBow Champion in Nick Bullus! Nick won the Longbow shoot up at Lilleshall on 1st and 2nd June. The competition was over 3 disciplines, Fita 70m and a Head to Head shoot out on the Saturday, then a Gents Fita on the Sunday. Nick came 2nd in the 70m, 2nd in the Head to head and 2nd in the Fita which gave him 6 points, making him the overall winner of the competition! Photos of Nicks triumphs are in the photos area under 2013. Nicks results are also here Well Done that man!

Not one but two 6 Gold Ends for Rob!

[04.06.2013]

Big Congratulations to Rob Wilson on two 6 Gold Ends - one at 50yds and one at 60yds! Photos of Rob's double are here and here and in the photos area under 2013.

6 Gold End for Steve!

[04.06.2013]

Congratulations to Steve Hammond on his Compound 6 Gold End at 80yds! A photo of Steve's steady shooting is here and in the photos area under 2013.

Burnham Success!

[03.06.2013]

Many Congratulations to Bath Archers at the Burnham Open Shoot in May. Gerry Gilmour was 1st Lady for the Hereford Longbow. Mark Smith was 1st Recurve Gent, Dom Latham 1st Compound Gent and Keith Townsend Best Gold, with the three gents winning the team award. A photo of the winning gents team is in the photos area under 2013.

Junior success for Jade!

[02.06.2013]

Big Congratulations to Jade Pocock who has been notching up trophies and records galore this year! After winning the Mary Chitson & Gwen Crocker Bath Archer Trophies, she has amassed 6 GWAS records, 2 SCAA and 2 club records!
This year so far she has achieved :-

  • 2nd, GWAS postal Porstmouth competition
  • 2nd, SCAA postal Frostbite.(highest girl recurve score)
  • 1st, Junior national at Cheltenham, (SCAA record.)
  • 1st, Chippenham double metric 3
  • 1st, Salisbury Fita, Metric 4, (club and SCAA record)
  • 1st, Devizes top 10, Bristol 4, (club and SCAA record), Highest scoring junior girl, (trophy) Six gold end at 30yards

A photo of 6 Gold End success for Jade is now in the photos area under 2013.
Well Done Jade!

Bath Archers LongBow Tournament

[15.05.2013]

The tournament will be held on the 13th October this year. Entry forms can now be downloaded from the Events Page.

Bath Archers Hereford Tournament

[15.04.2013]

The tournament will be held on the 11th August this year. Entry forms can now be downloaded from the Events Page.

Bath Archers Albion Tournament Results

[15.04.2013]

Bath Archers would like to thank everyone for their support following our Albion Tournament held on Sunday 14th April. The results are now available on the Events page.

Bath Archer Longbow - Bray1 National Record holder!

[29.03.2013]

A BIG Congratulations to our Nick Bullus, who has shot a Longbow score of 222 for a Bray1 at Deer Park Archers on 24th March 2013.
This is a club, a Regional and a National record!! Well Done that man!

Field Captain Rota 2013

[09.03.2013]

Dear members,
The Field Captain Rota for 2013 is now in the members area under the Downloads section.

Bath Archers Beginner Lessons 2013

[11.02.2013]

For anyone interested in learning archery, Bath Archers are holding 2 sessions of beginner lessons this year :-
Session 1

  • Monday 22nd April
  • Monday 29th April
  • Tuesday 7th May
  • Monday 13th May
  • Monday 20th May
  • Saturday 1st June
Session 2
  • Monday 17th June
  • Monday 24th June
  • Monday 1st July
  • Monday 8th July
  • Monday 15th July
  • Saturday 20th July
For more information on the lessons please navigate to the courses page.

Bath Archers Handicap 2012/13

[08.02.2012]

For Bath Archers members handicap alterations for 2012/13 have been calculated and are now in the members area under the club results section.

Bath Archers Roll of Honour 2012/13

[04.02.2013]

For Bath Archers members The Roll of Honour for 2012/13 is now in the members area under the Downloads section.

Bath Archers is Back!

[10.01.2013]

Happy new year to all !

The floods have abated and the field now looks (almost) back to normal, thanks to Vince and the team of helpers who removed the debris and moved the bosses and equipment to safety at critical times. The field is now back in action, you will be delighted to hear. That said, can you please use your common sense whether to shoot or not; the field is still very wet and if we get more rain it will quickly dissolve into a brown mess. Please note that there is still no parking on the field other than the two or three spaces on the hardcore by the gate.

Bath Archers Lalique Success!

[23.10.2012]

A message from our Club Captain Jason Smith :- The Bath V Salisbury Lalique shoot took place on Sunday 21st October.
Bath won with a score of 5737 against Salisbury's 5459. Well done to Bath Archers!! Thank you also to Salisbury for providing some good competition and on the line banter. Special thanks to Guy and Sue Latham, who with there brilliant culinary skills kept all the archers well fed with bacon butties and burgers all day!
The results of the shoot are here
A photo of the winning Bath Archers team is under the Photos page.

October LongBow 2-way Results

[18.10.2012]

Many thanks to all who came to the Bath Archers Annual Longbow Tournament on Sunday !
Congratulations to all winners, in particular our own Gerry Gilmour who was 1st Ladies Longbow! We hope you enjoyed the day and hope to see you next year at our Albion, Hereford and LongBow tournaments. The results are now available under the Events page.

Archery GB documents

[10.09.2012]

Dear all, The Rules of Shooting and Administrative procedures are now downloadable from the Archery GB Website here

Copies have also been placed in the members area under the Downloads Section.

Bath Archers Hereford 2012 results

[14.08.2012]

Many thanks to all who came to the Bath Archers Hereford shoot on Sunday !
We hope you enjoyed the day and hope to see you next at either our 2-way LongBow on Sunday 14th October this year,or our Albion Shoot in April next year .
The Bath Hereford Results are now available under the Events page.


Many congratulations to members of our Bath team , Jason Smith (1st Recurve Gent), Dominic Latham (1st Compound Gent), Sue Smith (1st Compound Lady), and the team of Sue, Jason and Vince for the team prize. Alec Gilmour won the Simon Alford Shield on Handicap, whilst Mathew Rowley won the Spencer Cup.
Well done all!

Bath Archers Tockington Tournament Success!

[19.07.2012]

Robin Jarvis(Gents Compound) & Sue Smith (Ladies Compound) came back as winners of the Gents York and Ladies Hereford respectively last weekend at Tockington. Bath also put out a strong team of which the 4 highest scores of Robin, Sue, Jason Smith and Keith Townsend won the team trophy
Well Done all!
A Photo of the team and their trophies is in the photos page under 2012 .

Bath Archers Dunster SCAA Success!

[27.06.2012]

Mark Smith (Gents Recurve), Robin Jarvis(Gents Compound), Sue Smith (Ladies Compound), Nick Bullus (Gents Longbow) and Gerry Gilmour (Ladies Longbow) all returned as County Champions
from the Somerset County Archery Association Championships at Dunster. Full results are here Well Done all!

Bath Archer Longbow Somerset Record holder!

[20.06.2012]

A BIG Congratulations to our Nick Bullus, who has broken 9 Somerset County Records for Longbow in 2012 already!
Nick's achievements are viewable on the Somerset Archery County Association webpage here Well Done that man!

Bath Archers FITA 70M Weekend Results

[24.05.2012]

Over the weekend 19th and 20th May, many members contested a FITA 70m competition. 3 new club records were set and 5 individuals improved their handicap!
Congratulations to Robin Jarvis on coming 1st on handicap and setting a new Barebow club record! For a full breakdown of the results please see the attachment here

Bath Archers Achievements!

[30.04.2012]

All there have been some great achievements by our archers recently.

A link to the achievements is here

Ashes Success! Bath v Cheltenham

[24.04.2012]

A message from our chairman follows :-
Ladies and Gentlemen,
I would like to extend my sincere thanks to Jason Smith for organising the 2012 challenge against Cheltenham Archers, in a bid to win back �The Ashes� for Bath Archers on Sunday 22nd April. Thank you Jason! It was an excellent day. Apart from a few unplanned and frustrating sight-seeing trips around the historic town beforehand and a particularly cold and wet five minutes half way through, we all shot our best in the windy conditions and waited for the results. We were then treated to an excellent tea with more sandwiches and cakes then we would ever finish. They certainly threw down the gauntlet in terms of hospitality. After tea, there were a number of prizes for the best male/female/recurve/compound/longbow/barebow and Bath Archers did extremely well, picking up best lady compound (Sue) best gentleman compound (Robin), best lady longbow (Kathy) and best barebow (John). Very well done to you all! And the overall result? Bath Archers WON back the Ashes from Cheltenham! The beautiful wooden trophy is now proudly displayed in our clubhouse, until next year at least, when once again we will have to rise to the challenge, not only on the archery field but also for the tea afterwards of course! Very many thanks to all those who took part. Mathew.

A link to the results is here
A Photo of the teams and the trophy is in the photos page under 2012 .

Bath Albion 2012 Results

[09.04.2012]

Many thanks to all who came to the Bath Archers Albion shoot ! �
We hope you enjoyed the day and hope to see you at our Hereford Shoot in August this year.
The Bath Albion Results are now available under the Events page.

Bath Archers Indoors Success !

[18.01.2012]

A team of Bath Archers competed in the Somerset County Indoor Archery Tournament. Congratulations go to
Nick Bullus 1st Longbow
Mark Smith 1st Recurve
Duncan Garner 2nd Recurve
Sue Smith 3rd Recurve
Robin Jarvis 1st Compound
Sue Smith 1st Compound
Mark, Duncan & Sue 1st Recurve team.
A Photo of the team is in the photos page under 2012 .