Archive News Items for 2011 and 2012

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2012 News Items

25th November 2012:  Burleigh Success at Berkshire Indoor Championships


The club had a very successful visit to the championship, skillfully run by Shirley Nicolson for the Berkshire Archery Association, which took place at Sandhurst sports centre over the weekend of 17 and 18 November.


The club took top spot in both the Recurve and Compound competitions based on excellent individual results as follows:


Gents Recurve

1) Jonathan Manning;   3) Roger Hiscoe    (former Burleigh member Mario Scolari was 2nd).


Gents Compound

1) Sam Baldwin;  2) Tom Hutchins;  3) Graham Potts


Ladies Recurve

3) Jane Burnham


Ladies Compound

1) Sally Du Feu;  2) Caroline Robertson;  4) Siobhan Dennis


Other notable 1st places

Gents Barebow - Kevin Shannon

Gents u18 Recurve - Issac Robson

Gents u16 Compound - George Fletcher


This success was celebrated by the prizes being presented by the Lady Paramount, our very own Sally Du Feu.  The full results of the competion follow.

Berks 2012 Results Final.pdf
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7th July 2012:  Wokingham Fun Day at Cantley Park

Due to this event taking place members will not be able to shoot at Cantley Park on that Saturday.
Bowmen of Burleigh will be taking part in the Event and will be organising a 'Have a Go' Session. This session will not be intended to act as a Beginners Course, and those wishing to have a go will only be shooting a small number of arrows, the number depending on the numbers of people wishing to have a go, but the organisers are expecting there will be a significant number of people attending.
Please see the following flyer for more information
WBC Family Fun Day 07.07.12.pdf
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17th June 2012:  Burleigh Open Competition Blessed by Sunshine

The 34th annual Open competition attracted a good field in a range of competitions.  The event was opened by the Major of Wokingham Borough Council who welcomed the archers in this olympic year.  He opened the event with a very creditable "7".  The event saw several claims for Rose Awards but the international scoring records were not challenged too much.  Find out more including the full results and photographs on the event page of this website.

4th June 2012:  Postal League final results

The final postal league results have been posted and the full information can be found here in the members area.  Overall the teams were well represented in a season of transition with many of our more senior archers being unavailable on league days.  This meant we are a little down on the expected divisional scores and, with the exception of the Junior Frostbite team who finished second, were near the bottom of all divsions.  We look forward to a more successful season in 2012/13.

29th May 2012: Olympic Support

A number of our members have been appointed to roles to support for the Olympics and Paralympics. Many congratulations to them all - the Club is very proud of your achievements.
The details are: 
Ted Burnham has been appointed the National Technical Official for the Free Olympic Practice
Graham Potts has been appointed the International Technical Official for the Olympics
Robert Potts has been appointed the National Technical Official for the Paralympics and in this role he will support the International Technical Officials
Jonathan Manning and Nicolas Manning have been appointed Field of Play Attendants

13th May 2012: Whiteleaf Team Shoot

The club was well represented at the Whiteleaf shoot on Sunday 13th May.  The weather was exceptionally fine for a change and the club had a range of success.  The Recurve team finished a valiant 3rd and Tom Hutchins took 1st place in Gents Recurve with a York score of 1162 with 81 golds.  Caroline Robertson took 1st place in the ladies compound with a score of 1168 with 86 golds.  The Compound "C" team of Sam Baldwin (1252/122) and Sally du Feu (1064/60) took the Compound team title.  Well done to all archers from all clubs who took part.

29th April 2012: Archery GB newsletter

The latest edition of the Archery GB newsletter has been published here.  Items include news of a Big Archery Weekend in August and tickets for the Paralympics test event next weeked (5/6 May). 

29th April 2012:  AGM Agenda confirmed.

The 2012 Annual General Meeting of the club will be held at Cantley Park Hotel on Tuesday 1st May 2012 in the  Ormonde and Pipers Room.  The meeting will start promptly at 7.30 pm, and the agenda follows.  The meeting will start promptly.

AGENDA AGM 2012.pdf
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9th April 2012:  Club Handicap League results for Winter 2011-12

The final scores for the season have been collated and congratulations go to PAUL BROWN (Senior) and MATTHEW WELLMAN (Junior) for winning the Super Eight Handicap league this winter season.  Full results and details are available to members on this page.

27th March 2012: Archery GB Members' Newsletter published

Archery GB have published an easy to read newsletter which you can access by clicking here
The content includes a request for ideas to develop Archery in the coming years and news of a Big Weekend in August.

14th March 2012:  Bowmen of Burleigh represented in ArcheryGB 2011 ranking list.

Congratulations to Jane Burnham, Jonathan Manning, Nicholas Manning, Graham Potts and Sam Baldwin for their successes in 2011 record status shoots.  To see where they ranked compared with others, the full listing is on the ArcheryGB website and a summary is published in the Spring magazine.

9th March 2012:  Bowmen of Burleigh feature well in national competition.

 The club competed in the ArcheryGB January Portsmouth challenge along with over 1000 other archers from across the country.  We had several top 100 performances including a notable 8th for both Chris Blaney in Gents Longbow and Sam Baldwin in Gents Compound, with 21st for Murielle Brown in Ladies novice recurve.  The full results are here as well as on the ArcheryGB website.

120309 - 2012 January Challenge - Scores[...]
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2011 News Items

4th December 2011:  Club Archer Wins National Award.

Wokingham-based Tom Duncan won the 2011 UK National Indoor Archery Championship after qualifing 30th from 109 UK archers at the National Championships.  The competition, held at the International Conference Centre in Telford, had a very competitive line-up which included archers that represent England and Great Britain.


The top 32 archers from the qualification round (60 arrows shot at a triple spot 60cm face at 18 metres) went through to the head-to-head phase of the competition. This is where Tom worked his way through the field taking some notable scalps on the way. Tom's match scores were: 7-3; 6-2; 6-5; 6-2 in the semi-final and 6-4 in the Gold Medal match.  Congratulations Tom.

25th November 2011:  Wokingham Borough Sports Awards

The club picked up two awards at this prestigious local event in November.

Jane Burnham was presented with the Senior Woman Cup award in recognition of her excellent performances both locally and in Europe this year.  Well done Jane.

Denis Jones was recognised again for his outstanding contribution to local sport as he was presented with the Chairman's Award Cup.  He is pictured here with Beth Cutting, the other nominee.  Congratulations Denis!