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Saturday 22nd February 2020
Sittingbourne Community College. Kent

The team representing ECAA consisting of
Charles Mallion, David Fellman, Mike Gissing (Compound)
Chris Jordan, Kevin Juniper, Ian Clampin, Anna Jones (Recurve)
Tony Gedalovitch, Mark Turner, Richard Burgess, Amelia Chumber (Barebow)
Mark Lawrence, Sharon Lawrence, Bob Attalia and Eric Mallet (Longbow)

arrived in two contingents to face the teams of Kent, Surrey and Sussex

The team had three new representatives on this occasion, Anna, Amelia and Ian. ECAA were one archer short, Surrey and Sussex were two archers short, but these places were filled with visiting archers to ensure that all teams had the full complement of 16 archers.

The mood was good and all were eager to start. A bag of nibbles was provided to keep sugar levels up. The hall was a permanent set up with new target lighting which cast no shadows

The Recurve and Compound teams were up first in the morning session and by the end the team from Kent were leading by 107 points but the remaining three teams were only separated by 18 points

Kent 4576
ECAA 4469
Surrey 4465
Sussex 4451

Anna shot a PB of 560. Well done Anna All to play for in the afternoon Barebow and Longbow up next

At the end of the afternoon session, all four of our barebow archers were only separated by 6 points, so exceptionally consistent shooting for all of them.

ECAA team were ahead by 72 points from Surrey and 118 points ahead of Kent, giving ECAA an overall lead of 11 points

ECAA 2123
Surrey 2051
Kent 2005
Sussex 1933


Finally the scores for the longbow teams were given and trophies presented with Sussex in first, then ECAA, Kent and Surrey, but this was disputed and then corrected to ECAA 1862, Kent 1650, Sussex 1449 and Surrey 1132. Glitches do occur occasionally

Final overall scores
ECAA 8454
Kent 8231
Sussex 7833
Surrey 7648

Full results available here

Every archer in the team participated with great gusto and were a credit to the county. I would like to thank them all for their exceptional achievement, with an additional thanks to Kevin who stayed through the afternoon to assist with the score gathering whilst I was shooting.

Many thanks to all, keep up the good work

Sharon......Team Manager

With the AGM over for another year our thoughts turn once again to the regular bi-monthly committee meetings.

The agenda for the next meeting which will take place on 4th March at the usual venue of Margaretting Village Hall has been published on the Governance -> Meetings page.

As ever  committee meetings are open to all members of ECAA and we would love to see as many of you as possible. 

Secretaries,  please forward this to your members to ensure we reach as many people as possible.

Thank you.
Debbie Horn
Secretary
Essex County Archery Association

As of the AGM we have 2 new members of the ECAA council.

Seán Fortune is our new Development Officer and Brian Lock holds the newly formed post of Junior Rep.

If you would like to contact them with any questions, comments or suggestions, they have ECAA email addresses.

Seán is on development@ecaa.org.ukand Brian is on juniors@ecaa.org.uk

They are both looking forward to hearing from you and eager to get started in their new roles.

The Entry Forms for the ECAA County Clout Championships have been published on the Tournaments & Records -> Events in Essex and Suffolk page.

The County Clout Championships are on Sunday 19th April and the County Metric Clout Championships are on Sunday 19th August.

You need to have shot in at least one of these to be able to be able to win the appropriate Jack Gordon Victor Ludorum Trophy or the Junior Millennium Trophy.