Recent Updates

Raydon Hall Soup Shoot Entry Form (Nationals 12 April) see Tournaments page

ECAA Field Records updated - see Records page

CADAC Bill Tucker Memorial Shoot Entry Form (3 May) - see Tournaments page

Pilgrim Archers 57th Whit Western Shoot Entry Form (3 May) - see Tournaments page

West Essex Air Ambulance date change: now 18/19 April - see Tournaments page

Ascham 'Old Forresters' Albions Entry Form (31 May) - see Tournaments page

Noak Hill UKRS Westerns Entry Form (30 May) - see Tournaments page

West Essex Metrics and WA1440 Entry Forms (20/21 June) - see Tournaments page

Clacton Outdoor Tournament Entry form (5 July) - see Tournaments page

Bray League December Results - see Bray League page

ECAA Junior and Senior Champs (6/7 June) entry forms - see Tournaments page

Andy Harris League December Results - see Andy Harris page

Notice of AGM

The ECAA AGM is being held at:

Margaretting Village Hall (CM4 0EP)

on Sunday 1st February at 12:00

Full details and all the nomination forms can be found on the Governance Page



Paul completes Regional Judges Training

Paul Clarke (seen here talking to Mick Pearce) completed  the final section of his Regional Judging assessment by actually turning up at the SCAS Judges Conference in Stevenage.

He had already passed the field and written assessments earlier in the year and just needed this to be promoted to Regional judge which means Paul can take charge of UK record Status shoots.

This means Essex now have two National judges, two Regional judges, three County judges and three Candidates - all of whom can be contacted through the Judges page.

Well done Paul. 

Barebow - by Tom Major

Tom has been busy again - this time with his thoughts on Barebow shooting, what is a barebow and how do you aim using one.

Download the Barebow Article

This follows on from Tom's last article about longbows - what to thing about when you buy one and the arrows you need.

Download the Longbow article 

At this rate we are going to need a whole section for Tom's articles or get him to publish them as a book.


You Are Never Too Old

Whilst shooting a Worcester at the barn yesterday Abbey Bowman's oldest member - John Farrant scored a '5 white end' for a maximum 25 points. At 85 years old it shows that you are never too old to still take enormous pleasure and pride in your shooting.

Obituary - Roy Collins of Holdens Archers

Roy joined Holdens Archers and very quickly established himself as a valued member of the club and took up the position of Records Officer for many years and a spell of 4 years as Chairman, which had to be relinquished through ill health.

He finally had to give up archery as he was no longer able to drive and his health deteriorated. He was admitted to Tendring Nursing Home, where he was taken good care until he finally succumbed to his illness, which he bore with great fortitude and with his usual good humour.

Roy will be sadly missed by all who knew him at Holdens and all the archers in the clubs in Essex who knew him through tournaments and his writing in the “Essex Bowmen”.

Louis Gladwell (Club President) & Alan Goodsman (Club Secretary) Holdens Archers

For more about Roy's life please see the full obituary

Celebrating Tom Major’s Birthday

On the 1st September Tom reached his 80th Birthday and I would like Essex to join me in celebrating this with him.

I have known Tom for over 20 years and during that long relationship he has taught me a great deal. From the start of my archery career he has passed on a wealth of knowledge which he has offered freely. He is a very approachable gentleman and is happy to talk to anyone and offer a helping hand.

I am truly indebted to Tom for all his help and guidance and have enjoyed the numerous conversations we have had over the years and feel sure he has too. I look forward to many more in the future. Happy Birthday, Tom

Love Matt, Denise and Ethan

See Matt's whole article about Tom