CCB is a long established club (1951) that welcomes archers from Cambridge, the surrounding areas and beyond. CCB welcomes compound, longbow and recurve archers (and prospective archers) of all standards. We shoot outdoors all year, and during the winter shoot twice weekly indoors. Formal beginners courses are run 4 times a year, but help is always available for all club members.
Happy Christmas everyone! Monday saw our annual fun shoot, attended by a good number of people and also an elf:
With fun target faces, balloons, music and snacks, a good time was had by all. Thank you to everyone who came and shot, and especially to those who brought food contributions. [read]
On 1st December, four CCB archers celebrated the beginning of advent by getting up early and heading over to Stoneleigh in Warwickshire for the AGB Indoor National Champs. Anke Hanneman was shooting recurve, with Jacks Kelly and Atkinson in Gents Compound and Lydia Sinnett-Smith in Ladies Compound. [read]
On 16th November, five CCB archers shot the Ely Double Portsmouth. We had one compound (Jack Atkinson) and four recurves – Anke Hanneman, Richard Brasher, Fran Nichols and Eser Takmaz. Anke and Jack both earned individual bronze medals in the double, and the recurve team placed fourth for the single Portsmouth competition[read]
Our archers have been out and about to catch the last few weeks of outdoor season, and having great success! Detailed writeup below, but to summarise: five shoots, two Master Bowmen, two trophies, several medals, all in three weeks!
Over the 7th/8th September weekend, Lydia Sinnett-Smith was down in Basingstoke for the final leg of the National Tour. [read]
On the weekend of 31 Aug – 1 Sept two club members attended the EFAA National Outdoor Championships held at Kings Forest Bowmen in Sussex.
Tina Beckman opted to shoot a recurve bow for this event, competing in the AFFSR class and representing her field club Kings Forest Bowmen, whilst new member Jack Atkinson was shooting compound in the AMFU class as a direct entry. [read]