English Archery Federation Championships 2015

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Sep 102015

Whilst the majority of club members were competing in our annual Club Championships on the 5th and 6th of September, we had one archer who was in Nottingham for the weekend competing at the English Archery Federation Championships for 2015!

Congratulations to Martin Creasey who is now the Compound (Masters), Champion of England for 2015.

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Photo Credit: Martin Creasey

2015 Club Championships!

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Sep 072015

On Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th September 2015, we held our annual Club Championships. Recurve and Longbow archers competed on Saturday, whilst Compound and Barebow archers waited to compete on the Sunday. Both days were also open to club members of any bowstyle to shoot Short Metric rounds in the afternoon.

A BBQ followed Sunday’s shooting, at which the results of both days were announced. Awards and Trophies were presented to archers by fellow club member and international GBR para archer Tania Nadarajah. Congratulations to the following Club Champions for 2015:

Victoria Jeffries: Ladies Recurve, Club Champion 2015

Richard Beenham: Gents Recurve, Club Champion 2015

Linda Skeet: Ladies Barebow, Club Champion 2015

Mike Fox: Gents Barebow, Club Champion 2015

Ian McLenaghan: Gents Longbow, Club Champion 2015

Mark Fitch: Gents Compound, Club Champion 2015

Sam Hodgson: Junior Gents U16 Compound, Club Champion 2015

Amie Williams: All Day Handicap Adjusted Score Winner (Saturday and Sunday) and Saturday Afternoon Handicap Adjusted Winner

Martin Argent: Sunday Afternoon Handicap Adjusted Winner

Os Hancox: Lady Paramount Prize

A big thank you to all who organised and helped over the weekend and made it such a great success! For more photos from the event, members please log in to view the photo gallery.

Lets do it all again next year!

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Photo Credit: Bea Taylor


Bank Holiday Success for Nonsuch Archers!

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Sep 012015

The most recent bank holiday has been very productive for Nonsuch archers: we’ve had plenty turn out for maintenance (which by the way has left the field looking nice and tidy ready for the club champs), several archers travelled to York to shoot a Double WA1440, and another braved the “lovely” rain on Monday to shoot at Guildford.

Congratulations go to:

Victoria Fox: 2nd Place, Ladies Recurve (York Archery Society, Double WA1440)

Mike Fox: 2nd Place, Gents Barebow (York Archery Society, Double WA1440)

Martin Creasey: 3rd Place, Gents Compound (York Archery Society, Double WA1440)

Linda Skeet: 1st Place, Ladies Barebow (Guildford Archery Club’s Acorn Shoot).

A further congratulations goes to Linda for achieving her Ladies Barebow Master Bowman award! And a special mention also goes to our associate member Tania Nadarajah, who has been competing for GB in Donaueschingen, Germany for the World Archery Para Championships 2015, where she won GB a quota spot at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games!

Congratulations to all for such a fantastic weekend of shooting!


#TeamNonsuch at the end of York Archery Society’s Double WA1440 with their achievements.

Guildford Longbow Shoot 2015!

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Jul 232015

We had a good turnout for Guildford Archery Club’s Longbow Shoot this year, with both our A and B teams coming 2nd and 3rd respectively!

Congratulations to:

2nd Place, Nonsuch A Team: Paul Brewer, Linda Skeet and Martin Creasey

3rd Place, Nonsuch B Team: John Croft, Simon Spencer and Katrina Skeet

Individual Silver medal for the highest score: Linda Skeet
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#TeamNonsuch at the Guildford Longbow Shoot 2015

A further congratulations to Linda who on the following day competed in the Sussex County Championships and came 1st in the Ladies Barebow category, as well as achieving her first Master Bowman score at a UK Record Status shoot!

Surrey Archery Weekend 2015!

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Jul 122015

The annual Surrey Archery Weekend for 2015 took place on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th July 2015. This year SAW also hosted the 3rd and 4th legs of the Archery GB National Series, so Surrey archers were amongst some of the best archers, both nationally and internationally!

Congratulations to the following for their achievements on day 2 (Surrey County Championships):

Richard Beenham: 11th place, Surrey Recurve Men & 4th place as part of  Nonsuch Recurve Team

David Alexander: 26th place, Surrey Recurve Men & 4th place as part of  Nonsuch Recurve Team

Victoria Fox: 5th place, Surrey Recurve Women & 4th place as part of  Nonsuch Recurve Team

Jane Hodgson: 9th place, Surrey Recurve Women & 4th place as part of  Nonsuch Recurve Team

Dave Morris: 6th place, Surrey Compound Men & 2nd place as part of Nonsuch Compound Team

Martin Creasey: 8th place, Surrey Compound Men & 2nd place as part of Nonsuch Compound Team

Les Bashford: 11th place, Surrey Compound Men

Linda Skeet: 1st place, Surrey County Barebow Women’s Champion & 3rd place Barebow archer overall

Sam Hodgson: set a new Ladies WA 1440 Club Record for Gents U16 Compound & achieved a Junior Bowman Score

Well done to all of #TeamNonsuch! Hopefully we will have plenty more Nonsuch archers competing next year!

#TeamNonsuch at the Sheila Brown Memorial Shoot!

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Jun 252015

On Sunday 21st June 2015, quite a lot of Nonsuch archers took part in the Sheila Brown Memorial Shoot. For those that don’t know Sheila Brown was an original member of Nonsuch! According to those who attended the shoot, it was extremely windy, so congratulations to the following:

Tony Stevens – Bronze Men’s York, Compound

Victoria Fox –  Bronze Women’s Hereford, Recurve

Osbourne Hancox – Achieved his Black Rose Award at his first individual outside competition.

Cameron Faber – Achieved his White Rose Award at his second outside event.

Congratulation to you all!

Falkland Islands Archers visit Nonsuch!

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Jun 252015

Last weekend (20th & 21st June 2015) we were visited by some members of Falkland Islands Archery Association! Nonsuch has previously shot against the Falklands during postal matches, so it was nice for some of our members to actually get to meet the archers they’ve been shooting against face-face.

The Falkland Islands Archers were over here as they are to be competing in the Island Games in Jersey this week. So from all at The Nonsuch Bowmen, we wish you good luck!


Photo Credit: Simon Spencer

Chessington Bowmen Junior Team Shoot 2015

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Jun 132015

On Saturday 13th June 2015, a team of Nonsuch juniors headed to Chessington Bowmen to take part in their Junior Team Shoot. The shoot was held in memory of Jason Griffiths (a Level 1 coach who did a great deal for their junior archers), and at the start of the shoot each team captain shot a whistling arrow as a tribute to him (a video of this can be found here).

This event was very different to most archery competitions, as they were shooting to London Youth Games rules and were not in their usual Archery GB age categories. Team results cane be found here and the Individual results can be found here.

The Nonsuch Bowmen Junior Team was Robbie Avis, Cameron Faber, Osbourne Hancox and Flynn Bowler.

Unfortunately, they didn’t win, but they came 5th which isn’t too bad – especially given the fact we had one compound archer shooting recurve!

Well Done Boys!

Winter Postal League Results – February & March 2015

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Jun 082015
It’s a little bit odd writing about the winter postal league results in June, but the results have only just arrived! Despite that, #TeamNonsuch has done incredibly well this winter season with plenty of Nonsuch archers being the top scoring archers in their divisions for the months! The results are as follows:
Frostbite Compound
Nonsuch Bowmen A: Division 6, 3rd place
Nonsuch Bowmen B: Division 13, 6th place – Sam Hodgson was February and March’s highest scoring Boy
Portsmouth Compound
Nonsuch Bowmen: Division 16, 1st place – Martin Creasey was February’s highest scoring Gent
Nonsuch Bowmen A: Division 25, 5th place – Richard Beenham was February’s highest scoring Gent
Nonsuch Bowmen B: Division 44, 5th place – Allison Caffrey was March’s highest scoring Lady
Nonsuch Bowmen A: Division 25, 3rd place – Richard Beenham was February’s highest scoring Gent
Nonsuch Bowmen B: Division 33, 4th place – Bea Taylor was February’s highest scoring Lady
Nonsuch Bowmen C: Division 37, 2nd place – Jane Hodgson was February and March’s highest scoring Lady
Frostbite Junior
Nonsuch Bowmen Jnr: Division 4, 2nd place – Robbie Avis was February and March’s highest scoring Boy
Well done to everyone who took part! The full details of how we did will be uploaded to the website soon.

George Potts Memorial Shoot, Spelthorne 2015

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Jun 082015
On Sunday 7th June we had a few Nonsuch archers competing at Spelthorne. Congratulations to Victoria Fox who won the Silver medal in the Ladies Recurve category! Great shooting!
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Photo Credit: Martin Creasey