As Predicted in the Blog in August, Liz Bowyer held on to to her lead and was ranked Number Two in the National Clout Rankings. Russ French was ranked number seven and Jon Stafford number eight. Scores generally were higher than in 2007, in spite of the poor weather through much of 2008.
Will Martin scored a staggering 580 in the November BA Postal League match and broke a long-standing Junior record for the Portsmouth Round
Arundown became National Recurve Bow Champions at only the second visit to the National Championships.
Liz Bowyer won the Bronze in the Ladies Recurve division, Jon Stafford was 6th, Russell French 7th and Rod Brown 10th.
Graham Brown was 8th in the Gents Longbow class.
Emily Cobden had a great run of successes in July 2008, winning the Junior Lady prize in the Burntwood FITA and her age-group prize in the Bristol Rounds at the County Championship Meeting, and then going on to win her Age-Group in the County Junior Shoot and equalling the score of the over-all winner, only to be beaten on Golds.
Two achievements for Liz Bowyer during the Summer of 2008 – First, she scored 225 at the Bowflights Clout in Birmingham and won her Gold Tassel Award, and then she was clear winner at the Herts Clout Tournament (seen above collecting the Most Clouts trophy) as well as several other Clout tournaments.
Liz Bowyer became the Southern Counties Ladies Champion, and Jon Stafford won the award for Most Clouts as well as coming third in the Gents competition.
Medals for both our ladies at this year’s shoot held at the Worthing Leisure Centre.
Emily Cobden was outright Junior Lady Champion, and Liz Bowyer took the Silver Medal in the adult recurve competition.
Pip Tucknott won the Silver and Will Martin the Bronze medals at the SCAS Championships held at HMS Collingwood at Fareham, after a nail-biting side-by-side contest.
On our first visit to the UK National Clout tournament in Yorkshire. Graham Brown did us proud by winning the Silver Medal for the Mens Longbow.
In the Recurve classes, Jon Stafford was 6th, Russell French 8th, Rod Brown & Liz Bowyer both 10th.
Another clout in Lincolnshire the next day, a FITA clout which has a much larger scoring zone, and several of our archers picked up County records. A single record for Rod Brown shooting Barebow, a double record for Russell French shooting recurve, and a single and double record for Liz Bowyer shooting recurve.
Arundown picked up two awards at the 2007 Sussex County Indoor Championships on 22nd April. Dave Hodges came first in the Mens Recurve and Arundown took the second team award (Liz Bowyer, Russell French, Rod Brown and Dave Hodges pictured).