35th Hatfield Memorial shoot at Holdens Entry Form (29 Aug) - see Tournaments page
ECAA Council Meeting Agenda (4 May) - see Meetings page
ECAA County Calendar updated - see Calendar page
ECAA Indoor Championship Results (Updated) - see Results page
ECAA Albion Compound League 2016 Fixtures - see Compound League page
Clacton St George/Albion Open Shoot Entry Form (3 July) - see Tournaments page
An Evening with Sports Mental Skills Coach Alan Bancroft - 11 May @ Margaretting Village Hall - see Flyer for Details
ECAA County Team Matches and Dates for Score Submission for 2016 - see County Selection page
Bray League Recurve Results Match 6 & 7 - see Bray League page
Grays Archers Entry Forms -
25 June - Longbow Western
14 Aug - Open Westerns
29 Oct - Halloween Shoot
see Tournaments page
Scores submitted for County Longbow Match vs Cambridge published - see Cambridge County Match page
Junior Compound and Indoor Recurve records updated - see Junior Records page
Junior Top 10 for Recurve and Compound updated - see Top 10 page
ECAA Historic Officers list updated - see Officers page
ECAA Meeting Minutes for March - see Meetings page
Senior Outdoor Longbow and Indoor Barebow records updated - see Senior Records page
West Essex Portsmouth Results - see Results page
Sat 30/Sun 1 West Essex Air Ambulance Double 70m FITA / 50m (WRS)
Sun 1 Colchester Bill Tucker Memorial shoot
Sat 7 Havering Youth Games at Abbey Bowmen
Sun 15 Pilgrim 58th Whit Shoot
Sun 22 Abbey Bowmen Open shoot
Sat 28 Noak Hill Westerns (RS)
I had a request from Alan Goodsman at Holdens Archers about their triumph in Divsion 4 of the Andy Harris League this year:-
I know this is not normally an item that is shown on the website, but Holdens very rarely win anything. Can you put up our team photo with the Top Lady Archer on the site.
The team is from left to right:- Brian Noakes, Steve Waterfield, Helena Rabaca Kuller, Hans-Jorg Kuller Rabaca and Derek Simmons.
Thanking you in advance.
Alan Goodsman Holdens Archers Club Secretary.
Happy to oblige Alan and congratulations to everyone who shot in this years Andy Harris
George Lewis, who will be well remembered by the ‘older’ personnel in Essex, passed away on Monday 4th April 2016.
He was a past County Senior Records Officer, Vice Chairman of the County 1972-73 and General Member 1981-1983.
George’s archery came to an end with severe Arthritis in his fingers. He moved to Kent with his wife Mary. Our deepest sympathy goes to her and his four children, Mandy, Tracey, David and Simon.
Once again we have reached the end of a Winter Season – just where do the months go? Thank you all for taking part and my thanks to you for the kind words saying you enjoy this League.
Many congratulations to the winners of each Division, Raydon Hall A, Blue Arrows, Holdens A and Noak Hill.
Also to the top Lady, Miss Helena Rabaca-Kuller, top Gent, Malcolm Bradley, top Boy, Billy Raven and top Girl. Rhiannon Easton. You have the pleasure of knowing you shot exceedingly well.
To all the other clubs and individuals in the League, very well done! Despite knowing you may not win, you have continued to shoot and do your best; this in itself is an achievement of which you can be proud.
For all the results including all the Team and Individual Scores then - see the Andy Harris League page
Andy Harris League Secretary
At the SCAS AGM today (2nd April) John Wilson from Rayleigh Town and ECAA has been elected as President of SCAS
This years AGM held at the Marconni Sports and Social Club on the 21st February 2016 was a chance to look back over the year, elect new officers (see Officers page) and to hand out the ECAA Awards.
These awards are presented to individuals who have been nominated by their clubs to who meet the criteria and are recognition of good shooting, helping promote archery in and out of the County and overcomming adversity.
In particular the Victor Ludorum Trophy is for an archer who has finished highest in their category at all the County shoots. If you are not entered for the County Championships then you cannot be considered for the award.
This years winner was Alix Lawrence seen here receiving her award from Mick Pearce.
For a full list of the award winners then see this article and don't forget to enter the competitions and nominate people when the AGM information is sent out at the end of the year.
Iris and Tom have just sent on the sad news from Brian Wright that Felicity passed away on the 9th March, 2016
Felicity was a National Coach and was very well known in the county, region and nationally, was Secretary of the Essex Guild of Archery Coaches during the period 1982-1986, Vice President of the Essex County Archery Association for the term 1990-1991 and the first Lady President of the county for the term 1991-1994. In 1991 she was presented with the county’s prestigious “Red Tassel” award for her services to Essex.
Felicity was a lovely lady with a friendly welcoming smile on her face and always listened with genuine interest to whoever was speaking to her. She had a very caring nature and gave up her time most generously to anyone who needed her help.
Archery GB have just released details of the archers selected to represent GB at the European Youth Cup in Budapest from 2 to 7 May.
Ollie Vobe from Deben Archers will be shooting in the Recurve Cadet Team and James Howell from Mayflower Archers will be shooting in the Compound Team.
Congratulations to both of them.
Mayflower Archers hosted the counties first World Record Status WA18 on Sunday 14th February.
Organiser Alex Purser decided it was high time the county hosted a World Record Status indoor event, and the planning began in earnest last autumn.
Key to the success of running head to head events is good organisation and a foolproof scoring programme. Alex managed both with great skill although his heart sunk when the only instructions he could find for the Italian designed software on You Tube were all delivered in Italian.
The shoot attracted a good numbers of archers from outside of the county and one new UK Record was claimed for the Ladies Compound 15 arrow match round by Bayley Sargeant and six World Archery Target Awards were applied for.
The 14th Ken Gray Memorial shoot was held at Mayflower Archers on Saturday 6th February. This shoot was set up in remembrance of Ken who developed Mayflower’s successful Junior club. It was Ken who started this invitational shoot, designed for juniors in their first year or so of shooting to gain some experience of a competition, without the formality. An average score is calculated for each team in calculating the final results and following this, the bosses are filled with balloons for all to burst and sweets dished out to those who pop them.
For more information and pictures see this article
Dates: 27th/28th Feb, 9th April 2016.
Venue:- Alleyn Court Prep School, Wakering Road, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS3 0PW.
As part of the 60th Anniversary of the League founded and run in his name Marlene has been talking to Tom and Iris Major about Albert 'Andy' Harris
The article has lots of information including how he became known as Andy and is well worth a read