ECAA September Meeting Agenda is available
ECAA Meeting Minutes for July published - see Meetings page
ECAA Field Records updated - see Field Records page
Racketts Portsmouth Entry Form (18 Oct) - see Tournaments page
ECAA Compound League Results and Table for July - see Compound League page
ECAA Longbow League Results and Table for July - see Longbow League page
Mayflower WA18m Entry Form (25 Oct) - see Tournaments page
Braintree Bowmen Portsmouth Entry Form (1 Nov) - see Tournaments page
ECAA membership Fees of 2015-16 - see Membership Fee page
Albion Recurve League August Result and Table - see Albion League page
University of Essex Change of Secretary - see Clubs page
ECAA WA 1440 Championship Results - see Results page
ECAA Field Shoot Entry Form (4 Oct) - see Tournaments page
ECAA Junior Records updated - see Junior Records page
ECAA Junior Clout Records updated - see Clout Records page
ECAA Clout Records updated - see Clout Records page
ECAA Compound League June Results - see Compound League page
ECAA Albion League July Results and Table - see Albion League page
Junior Top 10 Updated - see County Top 10 page
ECAA County Calendar updated - see Calendar page
ECAA Meeting Minutes for May - see Meetings page
ECAA Senior Longbow Indoor Records updated - see Senior Records page
ECAA Longbow League May Results - see Longbow League page
Newham Archers - change in contact information - see Clubs page
ECAA Metric Clout Entry Form (23 Aug) - see Tournament page
County Records for Longbow and Barebow Updated - see Senior Records page
Albion Recurve League June Results - see Recurve League page
Albion Compound League May Results - see Compound League page
Malgrave Moonlight Shoot Entry Form (26 Sept) - see Tournaments page
Essex County Championships Results (Senior and Junior) - see Results page
Congratulations to Michael Judd, Daisy Clark and Phil Glover for qualifying in the Top 8 spots from the National Series legs and making it through the the Grand Final at Wollaton Hall in Nottingham on the weekend of 29th and 30th August.
There is more information on this fantastic weekend out here
We are very short of field party for the ECAA County Field Shoot on 4th October at Panther Bowhunters near Chelmsford.
Unless people can be found to help set out the course from 13:00 on Saturday 3rd then the shoot is in jeopardy. No experience of filed shooting is required just a willingness to help.
If you can help please contact the Tournament Organiser Marion Saville at email@example.com
The ‘Andy Harris’ League began as the brainchild of – Andy Harris. A member of Pilgrim Archers and then Grays Archers, he was a constant figure in Essex being an archer also a Coach and well known by all the archers of his day.
The Andy Harris League is still run as it was originally intended. It does not officially come under the jurisdiction of the County and its purpose is to allow clubs to meet during the winter months for a friendly get-together with a bit of minor inter-club rivalry.
This years league is the 50th running and the Entry Form and Rules are now available on the Andy Harris League page so get your team mates organised and get your entries in!
Who is this trying archery for the first time ten years ago?
Already this season they have 13 JMB’s, new county records, new PB’s and a “spare bow”! It has gone from £2 have a go to serious!!
Read Alex Body's story about the start of his archery career, this outdoor season and what is to come.
Essex & Suffolk Juniors at JNOC
There was a fantastic showing by growing band of Juniors at JNOC over the first weekend of July.
The links below are to a couple of articles detailing their exploits with Deben Archers coming home with 3 National Champions, Imogen Newby bringing home 2 individual silver medals and SCAS and Essex and Suffolk winning the team competitions.
Congratulations to everyone who shot
Over the past year we have seen and steady rise of one of our “small”est young archers Imogen Newby (10 yrs) from Braintree Bowmen Juniors. Most of you should know her by now…as the smallest one on the shooting line!
In the space of 8 days Imogen’s summer campaign has claimed 7 county records, come with 5-6 points of the National Records for the Short Junior Western and the Metric V and had her first call up to the Essex County Squad.
Imogen’s plans this summer are to claim the Essex Outdoor, SCAS Outdoor, UK Junior Masters and National Outdoor Junior U12 Recurve titles. While we have a long way to go, things could turn to gold this summer and through next winter for Imogen. Just goes to show that with a little determination and training, anything is possible.
Good Luck Imogen and for more about her year see the Full Article
It is with great sadness that I pass on the news that Chris Smith passed away on Sunday, 24th May. He had been unwell for several months recently.
The service for Chris will be held at Pitsea Crematorium on Thursday, 11th June at 1.20 pm. All are welcome to attend the service. However, the family would like to have a private reception afterwards just for family and a few close friends.
Chris was a Senior Coach and was always happy to help archers with their shooting technique. He was awarded the County’s “Baldwin” Trophy for services to the County at their AGM on 5 February, 2006. In that same year, on 19th March, he was awarded the County’s prestigious “Red Tassel” and he also held the office of ECAA’s Vice President for the term 2009/2011.
Chris will be very much missed, not only by the members of Pilgrim Archers, but archers from many Essex clubs.
We send our most sincere condolences to Janet and the family.
Graham Sibley was honoured with a Plaquette for 'Services to Archery' at AGB Annual General Meeting.
For obvious reasons he was unable to attend in person and was subsequently presented with the award in his hospital bed by ECAA Life Vice President - Marlene Hutchins!
Graham was delighted to receive the award and thanks everyone who put forward his name.
He also wishes to thank all who have asked after him and sent wishes for his speedy recovery to full health.
It was a busy weekend of Judge assessments this weekend 9/10 May.
At the City of Cambridge WA720 on Saturday Paul Body was successful at his Regional Judges Assessment.
On the following day Steven Johnson passed his County assessment at Kestrels.
Both grades changes are effective immediately and congratulations to Paul and Steven for all the hard work to get to these levele.
If anyone else is interested in eating cake and drinking tea (and a bit of judging) then contact the judges through the Judges Page and we will provide more information.
1 Aug Havering 45+ Games at Abbey Bowmen
2 Aug Braintree Bowmen Summer BBQ
8 Aug Millennium Challenge Shield at HDSA
9 Aug Grays Archers Open Western
23 Aug 65th East Anglian Champs WA/Metric at Framlingham
23 Aug ECAA Metric Clout at Woodford Archers
29 Aug SCAS Junior Championships at Rayleigh Town
30 Aug Runwell Open Yorks at Rayleigh Town
31 Aug 34th HATFIELD MEMORIAL SHOOT at Holdens
4 Oct ECAA County Field Shoot at Panther Bowhunters
18 Oct 26th Racketts Portsmouth
25 Oct Mayflower WA 18m (UK Record status)
31 Oct Grays Archers Halloween Shoot
See Tournaments Page for more shoots