Our winter-time Associate Member Gavin Sutherland represented Zimbabwe in the 2014 All-Africa Championships at Luxor, and came Second, and the following day was outright winner of the Africa Open Tournament.
Since being selected to shoot for Great Britain in the World 3-D Field Championships in Estonia later this year, our Associate Member Michaela Lake has been taking all the opportunities she can to hone her Traditional technique, and in the process won both the English and Irish Championships in August.
- Doug Hendrie became Regional and County Barebow Champion after less than twelve months in this style
- Liz Bowyer retained her County Longbow Crown
- Marc Charlesworth was County Junior Recurve Champion
- Max Ramsey added 16 points to the Junior FITA18 Sussex County Open Record
- Arundown was placed Third Sussex Team in the FITA18
In August, and in his first season shooting Barebow, Doug Hendrie clocked up his third Master-Bowman-Standard score at the Eastbourne Record Status York, and claimed his Barebow Masters Badge.
In September on consecutive days at HMS Collingwood in some very challenging conditions Liz Bowyer added two Master Bowman scores to her SCAA Championship GMB score, and became a Longbow Master Bowman.
In October Michaela Lake became Southern Counties Regional Ladies Traditional Field Champion at the SCAS Championships at Charlebury, on top of her Southern Counties Regional Ladies Barebow Clout Title won in June at Dunstable.
Liz Bowyer added the County Outdoor Championship Title to the Indoor Title she won in March, scoring a Grand-Master-level 475 points, ahead of the 2012 champion Marilyn Dewar.
Liz Bowyer became Lady Longbow Champion at the 2013 Southern Counties and Sussex Indoor Meeting at the K2 Centre in Crawley. Her score of 403 for the Portmuth Round was only 10 points behind the best ever by a Sussex Lady at this shoot.
Five months after beginning, Max Ramsey scored 519 and raised the County ‘Club’ Junior Gents Barebow Portsmouth Round record by 68 points.
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.