Mayflower WA18 (UKRS) Entry Form (29 Oct) - see Events page
ECAA and SCAS Fees for Clubs, Individuals and Non-Shooting Members are on the web site - see Membership Fees page
SCAS Junior at Rayleigh on Sat 26 August has been cancelled due to lack of entries.
Holdens 35th Memorial Shoot on Mon 28th Cancelled
ECAA Council Meeting Agenda 6th September - see Meetings page
ECAA Albion Recurve League August Results and Table - see Albion League page
29th Racketts Portsmouth Entry Form (22 Oct) - see Events page
Braintree Bowmen Portsmouth Entry Form (5th Nov) - see Events page
ECAA Albion Compound League Results and Table for July (updated) - see Compound League page
ECAA WA1440 Championship results - see Results page
SCAS Junior WA1440 Results - see Results page
ECAA Records - Senior Longbow and Barebow records updated- see Senior Records page
ECAA Bray I Postal League Entry Form and Rules - see Bray 1 League page
ECAA Junior Records updated see Junior Records page
ECAA Junior Top 10 Updated - see Top 10 page
Sun 6 ECAA League Match
Sun 6 Owen Hull Memorial Shoot @ Braintree Bowmen
Sun 13 Grays Archers Open Western
Sun 20 67th East Anglian Champs UKRS @ Framlingham
Sun 20 ECAA Metric Clout @ Woodford Archers
Sat 26 SCAS Junior Championships @ Rayleigh Town * CANCELLED *
Sun 27 Runwell Open Yorks @ Rayleigh Town
Mon 28 35th HATFIELD MEMORIAL SHOOT @ Holdens * CANCELLED *
Sun 1 ECAA County Field Shoot @ Panther Bowhunters
Sun 22 29th Racketts Portsmouth
Sat 28 Grays Archers Halloween Shoot
Sun 29 Mayflower WA 18m (UK Record status)
Your county needs you and your scores
To qualify you must have done at least 3 rounds - one of which has to be a 12 dozen round.
So please send in your scores
Maggie - JRO
ESSEX GUILD OF ARCHERY COACHES
Are you a competent archer looking for the next challenge?
If so why not train to be a Coach.
C - confidant.
A - analytical.
C - constructive.
H - helpful.
Essex county are looking to run coaching courses in the near future.
Level 1 course is the first step and aimed at the teaching of new members to the sport.
Level 2 course is the next step and will help refine the archers.
Working with and watching your archers grow gives you a sense of achievement and fulfilment.
If you or have an interest or need more information in becoming a coach please contact me with your details.
NB. Need to do level 1 before level 2
PAUL TOLSON (West Essex Bowmen)
On behalf of EGAC
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.