Clophill announce spring WA720 weekend

27th Clophill AC Double WA 720 Weekend (Spring)
Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th April 2024
To be held at Braziers Field, Kiln Lane, Clophill, Bedfordshire
(to the rear of Clophill Village Hall, MK45 4BX)
what3words Location – target.spells.ignore
World Record Status
Field Open 07:00, Registration From 07:45, Assembly 08:30,
Practice 08:45 – 09:30, Competition Start 09:30

202404 – Spring WA720 Weekend Double Double – Entry Form

Buckinghamshire Archery Association County Championships

Buckinghamshire Archery Association
County Championships to be held on Sunday 3rd September 2023 at
Silver Arrow Archery Club, Sparrow Hall Farm, Edlesborough, LU6 2ES
Judge in Charge – David Strong, John Gorman
York/Hereford/Bristol for Recurve, Barebow, Longbow and Compound types and all archers will shoot on the same field.
• Registration from 08:30, assembly 09:45 & sighters at 10:00
• County and visitor awards will be based on the York/Hereford/Bristol rounds
Target faces will be 122cm for all rounds. Note: TenZone foam targets will be used at this tournament
Please complete the attached form: Entry Fees – Record Status National
To arrive no later than 16th August 2023.

2023-09-03 – York Hereford and Bristol – Bucks County Championship

Clophill Archery Club Announces Tournament Dates

Clophill Archery Club have announced the following dates for your diary.

26th Clophill Double WA720 Weekend – 23/24 September 2023
26th Autumn WA720 Weekend Double Double Sept 2023 – Entry Form

BCAA Open Indoor Championships  – 26th November 2023
202311 – BCAA Indoor Championship
202311 – BCAA Indoor Championship – Copy

9th Clophill Triple – 14th January 2024
9th Clophill Triple – Entry Form – Jan 2024


Report on County Archer Get Together (CAGT) on Saturday 24th June 2023

Report on County Archer Get Together (CAGT) on Saturday 24th June 2023 held at St. Neots Bowmen’s field at Offord D’Arcy.

This was the first CAGT not to be held at Clophill as part of the initiative to get other clubs to host CAGTs. The idea is to “spread the love” and have the chance to involve more club members who might be reluctant to get involved in County events. With both Terry Course and Suzi Bredin, the County Team Managers, shooting in Finland that weekend, the event was organised and hosted by St. Neots Bowmen (SNB). Our judge for the day was Pat Kerrigan but following cancellation of a two-day competition at Stoke Mandeville, we had the bonus of having Brian Dunlop to assist.

Despite sending out invitations and reminders to all BCAA reps and club secretaries, there was not a great number of archers, but we did get representatives from six of our eight BCAA clubs and a variety of bow types. So hopefully the word will get back that CAGTS are both fun and useful.

The round was 3 dozen arrows at 30 metres on a 122-cm face, 10-zone scoring marking the arrow holes, and timed. Pat and Brian inspected our equipment, and we learned what sort of things that they are looking for. We had just one end of sighters and Brian initially indicated the full 4 minutes allowed to shoot six arrows to demonstrate just how much time one has. We had a bouncer, a lost pile, an incorrectly called arrow value, all things to consider and discuss. One archer, despite having been shooting for about a year, had not had the chance to shoot outdoors before nor had shot in a competition with a scoring sheet, cross scoring, etc. So, a steep learning curve but a very rewarding morning.

A special thanks to all at SNB who have apparently not run a competition on behalf of the County on their field for many years, so it was a good chance to involve the club members with setting up a field, checking distances, registration, and producing a target list. Thanks to both judges for sharing their expertise and giving up their time on a lovely sunny day.

Obviously, we missed Terry and Suzi, but we were pleased that the CAGT went ahead as planned.

I look forward to our next excursion, hopefully at yet another venue and hopefully attracting a larger number of participants.

Mike Collins

BCAA Chairman