ECAA Western Longbow League Entry form for 2018 - see Longbow League page
Mayflower WA18 Results - see Results page
ECAA Junior Records updated - see Junior Records page
Bray 1 League Match 1 Results and Tables - see Bray 1 League page
ECAA Council Minutes for November meeting - see Meetings page
ECAA Senior Outdoor Longbow Records updated - see Senior Records page
West Essex Double Double 720 and WA1440 shoot Entry Forms (28.29 April and 24 June) - see Events page
Rayleigh Town Junior and Senior Portsmouth Entry Form (13/14 Jan 2018) - see Events page
ECAA Junior Clout Records updated - see Clout Records page
ECAA Barebow and Compound Senior Records updated - see Senior Records page
ECAA Andy Harris League Results and Table for October - see Andy Harris page
ECAA Albion Recurve League Entry Form for for 2018 - see Albion League page
Sudbury Tudor Archers Valentines WA25 Entry Form (11 Feb) - see Events page
ECAA Western Longbow League - September Results and Final Positions - see Longbow League page
Paul Clark has today passed his National Judges Assessment at Lilleshall and as such becomes one of less than 50 National Judges in the UK, the highest AGB Grade of Judges
Paul joins Mick and Richard on this grade and is now able to be in charge of WRS Head to Head shoots. Paul is also the General Member for ECAA and is on the National Junior Committee.
Pictures of Paul in one of his other roles as ECAA Field Organiser and another of him in a more normal Juging pose.
Well done Paul!
Photo: Derek Sizeleand
Congratulations to the Essex archers who won a place in the final of the National Series.
Very well done to Jess Sagoo of Oakfield Archers who won a Silver medal in the final. Jess remarked that she was proud to have done so well and was only beaten by an Olympic Medallist.
At the club we have seen how hard Jess has worked in training and we have all been supporting her, the 24th was our club championships and we had an extra long break so we could watch her in the gold medal match on members' smart phones.
Photo: Derek Sizeleand
James Howell of Mayflower Archers also got Bronze in the Mens Compound.
James came through the closest of one arrow shoot-offs against Chris White to progress to the Bronze - the judge said there was just 2mm between the 10's shot.
Daisy Clark and Michael Judd came up against tough opposition and were knocked out at the Quarter Final stage
Clacton archer Jonathan Tate went to Croatia as a new member of the GB cadet team to shoot in the European Youth cup and returned with a Gold medal.
Jonathan started the week as he meant to go on as the highest ranked GB cadet in qualification ranking 4th and claiming both a national distance record and a huge personal best.
Then, following a tough schedule of shooting, Jonathan, along with team mates Alex Wise and Jacob Reid swept past teams from Austria, Moldova and Italy before meeting Russia in the team gold medal final. This was a close match but the GB team who had gained a perfect 60 score earlier in the match were not to be denied and they beat Russia on a shoot off holding their nerve while the opposition crumbled.
Jonathan said 'I have gained a huge experience from shooting on an international stage with such fantastic team mates and against tough competition and I thank ECAA for their support. My next aim is to be selected to shoot for GB in the Youth World Championships in Rosario in September.'
The Junior Nationals is two days of competition where Imogen Newby of Braintree Bowmen shoots in the Under 14 category and which also holds a Regional and Home Nations shoot.
On the Saturday was WA rounds where Imogen shot the Metric IV and ended up with a final score of 1360, the UK Ladies U14 Recurve Champion, a new PB, National 10m Record, four County Records, Club Record…and she wasn't finished there.
England toolk the Home Nations win and then she picked up another medal as part of the victorious SCAS Regional Team.
Then back again on Sunday - this time for the AGB Rounds so Immy was shooting another 12 dozen round - the Bristol IV.
Again Imogen shot great and ended the day victorious and 1246 with a new PB, new County Record and another medal!
As Imogen says:
"I’m the Double UK Ladies U14 Recurve Champion 2017! Doesn’t get much better than that!"
For more details and Imogen's own write up of a long but successful weekend see this article.
June has been a busy month for the County Team with a match against Kent closely followed by the National County Team Championships where teams from all over the country go head to head against each other over 2 days of competition at Lilleshall.
Essex lost the overall match to Kent (due to not having a barebow team) but there were some excellent debuts and record breaking performances:
"Massive congratulations to the whole team and to Imogen Newby for breaking numerous records on the day, Mark Lawrence and Sharon Lawrence for debuting for the longbow team and Kayleigh Griffin and Paul West on their debut in the adult recurve team."
The County Team Championships were a great success with the Compound Ladies Team of Daisy Clark, Nicky Hunt and Anna King narrowly losing to Kent.
"Presentations took place for the weekends combined results which saw our compound women finishing second overall. “Amazing shooting girls”, compound men finished 5th overall, recurve women 4th, recurve men 12th and longbow men 7th.
Congratulations to our medal placed girls and to our new adult team members Alex Body (debut) and Lauren Bann (debut), I am sure we will see plenty more of you in the adult team going forward."
Lesley Howells - the Team Manager - has written full match reports which are available on the Team Match Reports page and don't forget to watch out for reminders of when to send in your scores for the next County Team Matches
Alex turns 18 in a few days so the Junior County Championship which was held this weekend (10 June) was Alex's last one.
The day was bright and sunny though there was plenty of wind but Alex battled through and took the win on the York Round.
He then came back the next day for the Senior Championship (11 June) and shot the York again but this time against the Seniors for the first time - and Won that.
Well done Alex - has the Essex Junior and Senior Championship been held at the same time by the same person before?
Alex Body has been shooting well recently and at the Noak Hill Westerns it looks like he had a very good day.
It was blustery and we have thunder just before the start of the shoot but Alex overcame the conditions and shot a new PB.
It also is a new County Record (subject to ratification) for the New Western of 714 which beats the previous record which had been held for over 30 years by Richard Selway at 708 since 1983.
Congratulations Alex and I'm sure this is not the last time PBs and records will go this year.