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Agincourt Clout, 28 October 2018

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Tom achieved his Barebow Bowman classification on 21 October 2018.

Swan Soup Shoot – 7 October 2018

It was a lovely warm day for Swan's Soupy Western. Always good to catch up with old friends from other clubs as well.  Although attendance was down on previous years, five Bromley Archers attended.  In spite of everyone experiencing problems shooting, four came away with medals!




Helen Jeory – 1st Longbow Lady

Tom Williams – 1st Barebow Gent

Andy Barham – 2nd Barebow Gent

James Jones – 3rd Barebow Junior Gent

Shire Bowmen - 23 September 2018

Roving marks shoot in Kettering.  The unmarked distances varied from 100 to over 220 yards.


Tom Williams - 1st Barebow Gent

The Women’s Institute Have-A-Go - 22 September 2018

It was a rainy and windy day at a Have-A-Go session for the ladies (and a few of their husbands) of The Women’s Institute.  Thirteen ladies took part in the morning session and eleven in the afternoon.  Luckily all were dressed for the weather conditions.


They were very competitive when it came to the competition and all had a great time despite the continued drizzle.  Shame they did not allow the men to take part in the competition!


The ladies did not bring any cakes but plenty of assorted biscuits.


Thanks to Andy, Eric, Jameel, Jean, George and Robin for their time and effort in increasing club funds.

Club Championship, 2 September 2018

BAC Championship - 2 September 2018
A hot day for the club champs.
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High Weald Archers - 1 September 2018

Back to summer again with a spectacular day in Tonbridge. The round is the bespoke "Wealden" 12 dozen round - four dozen arrows each at 60, 50 and 40 yards.  This competition in aid of ABF The Soldiers' Charity was opened up to barebows this year instead of just longbows but there was not much uptake from them.  The two Bromley Archers who attended aquitted themselves well.


Tom Williams - 1st Barebow Gent

Helen Jeory - 3rd Longbow Lady


Andy achieved his Barebow Bowman classification at the end of August 2018.

Allington Castle White Friars - 26 August 2018

An abysmal day but two Bromley Archers attended and completed the York.


Tom Williams - 1st Barebow Gent

Andy Barham - 3rd Barebow Gent

Ron Palmer Tribute Clout - 12 August 2018
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Colourful arrows at the 2018 Ron Palmer clout

Invicta Coaching Springboard Tournament - 22 July 2018

This competition is for archers who have not yet achieved Bowman status in a particular chosen discipline. It is a handicap round which means that the lower the raw score, the more likely the archer is to win. It gives less able archers an opportunity to compete against and beat better archers!


Tom Williams achieved a Bowman score on the day, shooting a New Western, so he was very unlikely to win on handicap.  However, he did win a medal for the highest raw score for Barebow Gents.

Regina, 15 July 2018

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That's Not A Longbow, 8 July 2018

Results and pictures for That's Not A Longbow - 8 July 2018
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Allington Castle Archers, Sir Thomas Wyatt Archery Tournament, 23 & 24 June 2018

Perfect weather over the two days for the double York/Hereford/Bristol rounds although a little too hot on the Sunday.


Two BAC members attended and acquitted themselves with aplomb shooting gents barebow double York! On the Saturday Tom Williams won first and Andy Barham won second.  On Sunday Andy won the silver and Tom the bronze, and Tom claimed the overall trophy for gents barebow.  Very well done to both of them.


Tom Williams - Double Round Winner Gents Barebow

Tom Williams - 1st Gents Barebow Saturday

Andy Barham - 2nd Gents Barebow Saturday

Andy Barham - 2nd Gents Barebow Sunday

Tom Williams - 3rd Gents Barebow Sunday

Midsummer Shoot - 17 June 2018
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Dammartin, Corbie 2018 Results
French field competition held on 9 June 2018
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CLAA Postal League 2017

Two winners from Bromley for the monthly (winter) Portsmouth. These guys were some of the only club members to submit scores for all six months so it's worth committing to the shoot. It should be noted that Bromley was shooting this outside during the winter months while the other clubs were all inside. (Results were announced in 2018.)


Pete Bone - First Recurve Gent

George Gard - First Longbow Gent

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LPA Grand Knight’s Challenge – 20 May 2018

 The morning started off a little chilly but brightened up considerably to a warm, sunny day.  For a second year, the competition comprised a series of medieval themed targets including the well known knight and attendants. The Dragon’s Lair posed issues for many as the dragon’s head was sited through a butt with a hole. Similarly the Balls of Doom – spongy balls hanging from a line. The archer had to impale the ball with their arrow. The Jester’s stick was a vertical stick with balloons attached at the top and swinging from side to side. Not easy and, with three arrows, if you burst one that’s your lot.

 The result for the coveted chalice in the Chalice Challenge was a mystery right till the last and it was simply the most number of hits during the day on a pictorial chalice. As two people (both longbow ladies!) had the same score at the end there was shoot off at the Jester’s Wand – two balloons, three arrows. Helen shot a balloon with her first arrow.

 At lunchtime there was entertainment in the form of bicycle jousting! It looked difficult. Much hilarity ensued and the black knight won.

 Bromley’s attendance was back up again and we acquitted ourselves admirably.  Tom Williams shot the highest score of the day.  Dylan and George were very disappointed at the raffle and claimed that it had been rigged. Better luck next time chaps but a fantastic time had by all!


Helen Jeory – Chalice Challenge Winner

Tom Williams – 1st Gent Barebow

Andy Barham – 3rd Gent Barebow

Emma Barham – 3rd Lady Barebow

George Gard Clout - 13 May 2018
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Medieval Society St George's Day Shoot - 21 April 2018

Very hot at Belmont House for a bespoke target round - 6 dozen in the morning and again in the afternoon. Distances are approximately 50 and 40 yards give or take a few yards, with 4 and 2 dozen arrows consecutively.  Helen Jeory won first prize for the ladies and had the highest score of the day overall.

Medieval Society Bowmen Open Field Shoot - 9 April 2018

A drizzly, mud filled day by all accounts  Although a number of archers did not turn up there were plenty to take their places and 50 to 60 shot on the day.  After 40 3D targets Helen Jeory won first prize for the Longbow Ladies.

Swan Archers Spring Shoot - 9 April 2018

A dreary day for Swan's Spring Western.  Three Bromley Archers attended unlike many others who were obviously put off by the weather.  Two of them came away with medals - George Gard came second for the longbow men and Tom Williams was second for barebow men.

Easter Clout - 1 April 2018
Happy Easter all
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Sutton Bowmen Charity Portsmouth - 18 March 2018

Well done to Dylan Barham who came second for junior barebow, shooting an indoor double Portsmouth.

Valentine's Day - 11 Feb 2018
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Bah Humbug Clout - 17 December 2017
The Christmas clout delayed by the snow the weekend before.
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Christmas target cupcakes
Arnhem - 12 November 2017
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Agincourt Clout - 29 October 2017
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Swan Soup Shoot, Western - 15 October 2017

A lovely bright, warm, sunny day in October. Not terribly soupy weather but the soup was delicious! Andy Barham won for gents barebow and scored a personal best and Helen Jeory came second (to a rubber bandit) for ladies longbow. Poor George missed out on the raffle but he shot well (against the rubber bandit brigade!).


Andy Barham - 1st Gent Barebow

Helen Jeory - 2nd Lady Longbow

High Weald Charity Shoot – 30 September 2017

It was an autumnal day with some bright sunshine for this invitation only longbow shoot.  We shot a bespoke round comprising 12 dozen arrows at 60, 50 and 40 yards.  George (Gard) received a special prize at the end of the day for being a “venerable archer” and for finishing the round!  Helen came second for the lady longbows.


Helen Jeory – 2nd Lady

BAC Championship - 3 September 2017
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Ron Palmer Tribute Clout - 13 August 2017
Ron Palmer was a great bowyer and archer. Those of us lucky enough to have known him will never forget him.
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Invicta Coaching, Handicap Westerns - 23 July 2017

As the name implies, this shoot is based on handicap. The raw score is used to calculate a "handicap" score and the higher your raw score the lower your handicap score and vice versa. Bascially it pays to get a lower raw score! However, Andy did shoot a New Western so he did very well. Andy Barham won for gents barebow.

Regina - 16 July 2017
Members are reminded that scoresheets must be completed correctly including all score boxes, first and last name at the top, the date and bow type.
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Midsummer Shoot - 2 July 2017
A bit delayed for various reasons but we got there in the end and the weather was glorious.
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Midsummer 2017 targets
That's Not A Longbow - 11 June 2017
A blustery day and plenty of challenges at the fun field shoot
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LPA Grand Knight's Challenge - 28 May 2017

A different type of shoot this year, as the club have had to relocate temporarily.  This comprised a series of medieval themed targets and still included the knight and attendants.  Due to a series of mishaps, Bromley’s attendance was well down on previous years.  Andy Barham won for the barebow gents.

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Tom Williams achieved his Barebow Bowman classification in October 2018. Well done Tom!
Andy Barham achieved his Barebow Bowman classification in August 2018. Well done Andy!
CLAA Portsmouth Postal
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Club Member Handicaps 2018
This year's current handicap listings are available in Handicaps and Classifications
2018 AGM minutes (posted 19/6/18)
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2018 Tournaments -

Updated 30 August 2018

Listings are available on the Tournaments tab. Time to update your diaries. 

2017 Results and Awards Snapshot Archives: See Archive
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