Jon Stafford was the Silver Medallist in the Gents Recurve division, and Liz Bowyer, Jon Stafford and Rod Brown brought the Team Salver home to Arundown for the second time – (see 2008 below).
Three levels of Success…
Firstly, Liz Bowyer was Lady Recurve Champion for the FOURTH year in a row.
Secondly, Jon Stafford and Liz were both Recurve Champions
and Thirdly Sussex won the Team Championship, with three Arundown members being Liz, Jon and Rod Brown, and with Richard Britton from Plumpton shooting Barebow.
Liz, Jon and Rod hung on in the 2010 Top Ten, though there was some slippage. Liz ended at number three in the Ladies Recurve, Jon was seventh in the Gents Recurve and Rod on first attempt at Barebow was also at seven but slipped to sixteen in the Recurve. Graham was thirteen in the Gents Longbow.
Will Martin, a Worthing archer who’s also been an associate of Arundown for several years, came 3rd in the Metric Rounds and First in his age-group in the Championship Rounds, and to cap it all, together with Bryony Pitman (also of Worthing) formed half of the Southern Counties team that won the National Regional Championship.
and More… the following weekend, at the Sussex FITA & Metric Tournament, Will broke the National Record for the Metric 2 Round.
Liz achieved a hat-trick when she won the Southen Counties Clout at Dunstable in June.
Liz, Jon, Graham and Rod appear in the 2009 Top Ten.
Jon and Rod improved by two positions and Liz by one on the previous year, Graham slipped two and Russ three. Liz won’t be able to improve any more this year, because she ended 2009 on the very top of the pile at No. 1.
Liz (recurve) 1, John (recurve) 5, Graham (longbow) 8, Rod (recurve) 10, Russ (recurve) 12.
Liz Bowyer fought her way up from sixth place at the half-way mark to win the Ladies Recurve National Clout Trophy at Bradford by a nine point margin.
As this was the first-ever Metric Tassel Award shoot, Liz Bowyer, Jon Stafford, Russ French (Recurves) and Rod Brown (Barebow) travelled to the Wirrall for a bleak and windy contest, the largest ever put on by Cheshire County, and on the scale of the National Championships. There was a major upset when Liz, Jon and Russ won the Team award from the holders Stalybridge (Cheshire) by just one point. This team award, like the National team award, seems to have been won exclusively by clubs from Cheshire, Lancs or Yorks for as long as it’s been awarded so this is a fine achievement for a Southern Club. Jon Stafford was also the highest scoring Gentleman Recurve archer, with new Single and Double Sussex County record scores, Liz Bowyer was first Lady Recurve Visitor, and Third overall, with a new Sussex Double-Round record. Russ French was Third Vistor recurve. Jon and Liz both achieved Red Tassel Awards, and Russ and Rod Blue Awards.
Liz Bowyer shot the Gentlemen’s two-Way Clout at UK Record-Status shoots in June and August 2009, and both times broke the Ladies’ Recurve Double-Round Record, raising it by 45 points altogether.
7th June 2009: Liz Bowyer broke the County Open Record for the Single Two-Way Clout, and was the Southern Counties Ladies Champion for the second year running.