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The club AGM was held on 29th June 2016 at Kingston Rugby Club.  Andrew Trimble has stood down as Chairman after five years at the helm.  Kevin White is the newly elected Chairman.  Andrew becomes the club Secretary.  We welcome Rene Eppler to the committee as fixtures secretary.  The rest of the committee are unchanged.  The constitution was updated to merge the junior and senior clubs back into one club as the junior club block fee (as opposed to individual junior Archery GB fee) will disappear in October. Club fees, which include affiliation fees to Archery GB, SCAS (region) and the Surrey (County), are unchanged.  There is a new membership class of adult concession, which is for adults under 25 on 1st September and members who are self declared as disabled. This group will get a reduction of £32 on their annual fee.
 
 
 
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Surrey Junior Championships 2016
 
 
Eleven Chessington Juniors took part in the County Championships on 4th June at Woking, this was a really good turnout, the best for many years. The round was Metrics 1 to 5. For many of the juniors  it was their first 144 arrow tournament, they all shot some really good scores.  Star of the day was William Park who took the Metric 3 boys recurve title, the overall boys junior recurve title and won silver in the team event with Grace Simpson.  Boys Metric 3 recurve was a clean sweep for Chessington with Soreen taking silver just ahead of Marcus. Meghan is Metric 5 girls barebow champion. Ashely, Junjae, James and Grace won silver in their age groups.  Elizabeth won bronze in her age group.  Emma and Olivia just missed out on medals but both shot first class scores.
 
Two more juniors, Shawna and Chloe shot the following day, Sunday 5th June, at Spelthorne on Bristol rounds.  They both took gold.  Richard White took gold in the men's recurve on the York round, which includes shoot 6 dozen arrows at 100yds.  Well done to all our archers and to all the coaches for their hard work.  This coming Sunday (12th June) is the Senior County Championship at the Rivernook weekend in Thames Ditton at Imber Court.  
 
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Chessington Junior Team Event 2016
 
 
Well done to Richmond A who won the Jason Griffiths Trophy for A teams, Chessington A were second and Guildford A third.  Woking B won the Don Hollick Trophy for B teams.  Thank you to every at CB who helped make the event run so well.

 The event is hosted by Chessington Bowmen at Kingston Rugby Club.  Clubs can enter up to 3 junior teams of mainly recurve archers, not crossbow or compound.  Teams are competing for the Jason Griffiths Memorial Trophy.  Jay was one of our Junior coaches who passed away on June 4th 2013 and this event is held in honour of his memory.

 2016 team results

2016 Individual results


 
 
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Indoor Club Championships 2016
 
There was a decent turn out for the indoor Club Championships 2016 at the King's Centre on 21st March 2016. No medals but well done to all the class winners and everyone who took part. It was very pleasing to see so many new members taking part this year.  This was the last indoor session. We start evening outdoor sessions on Monday 4th April, just after Easter.
 

 
 
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 The Chessington knight made an appearance again for the spring clout.  This continues to be a popular event, especially with the longbows.  I think Martin Creasey regretted not bringing his own longbow as his first compound arrow broke on sighters. Some of the juniors joined in as well, new members Paul and Grace Simpson did particularly well.  Although Paul Reed won the 110 yards special mention must go to Kevin White who despite his very limited vision came 2nd. There are photos of the Spring Clout here.
 
 
110 yds:  1st Paul Reed, 2nd Kevin White, 3rd= Gareth Trimble and Peter Wood
100 yds:  1st Paul Simpson, 2nd Grace Simpson, 3rd Marcus White
 
 
 

Spring Clout 2016

 
 
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 The Chessington knight made an appearance again for the spring clout.  This continues to be a popular event, especially with the longbows.  I think Martin Creasey regretted not bringing his own longbow as his first compound arrow broke on sighters. Some of the juniors joined in as well, new members Paul and Grace Simpson did particularly well.  Although Paul Reed won the 110 yards special mention must go to Kevin White who despite his very limited vision came 2nd. There are photos of the Spring Clout here.
 
 
110 yds:  1st Paul Reed, 2nd Kevin White, 3rd= Gareth Trimble and Peter Wood
100 yds:  1st Paul Simpson, 2nd Grace Simpson, 3rd Marcus White
 
 
 

King's Cup 2016
 
On Saturday 20th February we will be running an open World Archery 18m event at the King's Centre.  This was a very successful event last year. 
 
 
 

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Agincourt Clout

 
 
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On 25th October 1415 Henry V's army of 5000 longbow archers defeated the French army at Azincourt in Northern France.  We remembered the 600th anniversary of this battle with our own Agincourt Clout on 24th October 2015.  In a normal clout you shoot at a stick and get points for landing in the grass close to the stick. In the Chessington Clout we had the added incentive of having a French knight to shoot at, made out recycled bits from a film set by Alex Rutherford.  It looked amazing.  Also thanks to John Bowman for making the excellent clout rope. We shot from either 120 yds or 100 yds at the target.  Great fun was had by all.  Winners were:
 
120 yds: Barebow Dave Downton 94 points and Longbow Paul Reed 61 points
100 yds Barebow Ali Loughran 52 points Recurve Marcus White 2 points 
 
 
 

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 Richard White won the Men's Recurve title at the County Champs

 

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 Stew was one of many who hit the Knight

 

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 Agincourt Clout

 



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