18 Medals at County Champs Shoot

Ely Archers managed to collect a total of 18 medals and 3 trophies at the annual Jolly Archers competition at St. Ives on Sunday 10th February 2019. This shoot incorporates the Cambridgeshire County Champs indoor shoot. This year we had a record number of 7 Ely Archers in attendance (unfortunately, illness kept Maggie and Mike Bradford away) and 5 archers came away with at least one medal.

I don’t think anyone scored a Portsmouth personal best, and most, if not all scored well below their personal bests. Although one good thing was that this year the One Leisure main hall didn’t seem as cold as previous years.

The big winners were Harry who was crowned junior gents recurve county champion and Malcolm is gents barebow county champion for 2019. This was the first time Malcolm had ever attended the competition and it was only his 4th ever archery competition.

Other wins for Ely included medals in the recurve and barebow team events as well as individual wins in the barebow and recurve single and double rounds for Alison, Rob, Daniel, Mel, Harry and Malcolm.

I’m sure we’ll all attend again next year, when hopefully even more Ely Archers will enter.

Winning Results

Cambridgeshire County Awards

Team Awards

  • Barebow Team Silver – Malcolm, Alison and Rob
  • Recurve Team Bronze – Harry, Mel and Daniel

Single Rounds

  • Recurve Junior Gents Gold – Harry (County Champion)
  • Barebow Gents Gold – Malcolm (County Champion)
  • Barebow Ladies Bronze – Alison

Double Rounds

  • Recurve Junior Gents Gold – Harry

Jolly Archers Shoot

Team Awards

  • Barebow Team Silver – Malcolm and Alison
  • Recurve Team Bronze – Harry, Mel and Daniel

Single Rounds

  • Recurve Junior Gents Gold – Harry
  • Barebow Gents Bronze – Malcolm

Double Rounds

  • Recurve Junior Gents Gold – Harry


Annual Frostbite 2019

On Saturday 5th January 16 of us headed out onto the field to shoot our annual Frostbite. The day before was icy but on this day it was about 5 degrees, so not actually that cold.

We began by all setting up our bows and then getting the targets outs and then of course we stopped for hot drinks and cakes before we began shooting.

After a couple of ends Andreas lost his contact lens and we decided to move the targets to stop anyone stepping over the contact lens area whilst it was searched for. After 7 ends (6 with one end of sighters) and a lot of searching for the contact lens the shooting was over. It was really nice to be outside shooting again, and it all gave us a feeling of what to expect when we all go outside again in April. Unfortunately, I don’t think the contact lens was ever found.

Frostbite 2019 Results

Frostbite Scores 2019

Frostbite Shoot 2019

Annual Frostbite 2019

White Hat Team win Christmas Shoot

It was a battle between the white and the red team at the Ely Archers Christmas shoot on Sunday. 5 targets were put out carrying 10 Egertec Christmas target faces at various distances.

Archers were put into pairs based on their shooting skill, with one person being in the red team and the other in the white team, denoted by their hat colour.

At the end of round one, we stopped for tea, cake and mince pies. Thank you to Mrs Forrest and Alison for the ginger bread, cakes and lemon drizzle cake.

In the end the top scorer for the red team was Harry and Mel for the white team.

The white team won 2,488 points to the reds 2,315.

Red Team
Ian Chapman 385
Kim 315
Ian Forrest 348
Louise 495
Jasmine 240
Harry 532
Total 2315

White Team
Daniel 514
Alison 357
Steve 308
Mike W. 533
Mary 233
Mel 543
Total 2488

Christmas Archery Shoot 1

Christmas Archery Shoot 2

Christmas Archery Shoot 3

Christmas Archery Shoot 4

Christmas Archery Shoot 5

Lots of Medals at Fenland Worcester

On Saturday 24th November Daniel, Mel, Louise and Harry attended the Fenland Archers Worcester shoot in Whittlesey, nr Peterborough.

All archers decided to shoot session 2 and session 3 with Harry shooting in the senior gents category.

Here are the winning results:

  • Mel won both the single (274) and double (546) gents recurve categories.
  • Harry came 3rd in the single (268) gents recurve category and 2nd in the double round (535).
  • Louise won both the single (258) and double (523) ladies recurve categories.

There were lots of Ely Archers at the top of the mens recurve category.

We also had great wins on the raffle bringing home lots of cake, gin and wine!



Ely Archers Portsmouth 2018

Thank you to everyone that was involved in the Portsmouth competition. We couldn’t have done it without your help, whether you donated a prize to the raffle, helped set up Friday night, bought raffle tickets, shot in the competition or helped us pack up Saturday night or Sunday lunchtime.

We managed to raise £214 in our charity raffle for the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

Portsmouth Results

Ely Archers won a number of medals including:

Maggie (Barebow) 1st Place in the single and double rounds

Alison (Barebow) 3rd Place in the single and 2nd place in the double round

Louise (Recurve) 3rd Place in the single and 2nd place in the double round

Team round (Recurve) 2nd Place – the top 3 recurve scores came from Mel, Daniel and Mike Williamson.

Full results are available on our website:

Time Lapse Videos

If you are interested in seeing us set up the venue for the competition in 1 minute, we created two time lapse videos which are now on YouTube:

Next Year

We’ll be doing it all again next year – save the date – Saturday 16th November 2019