The Return to Downing!

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Well club, long time, no website post!

After a very disrupted year, in so many ways, and our brief sabbatical at Girton, CCB has officially returned to our home of Downing College Sports Ground. Although our first session was pretty chilly and windy, it was great to see some archers back on the field at last – here’s hoping we manage another year with fewer interruptions. [read]

CCB starts shooting!

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Well, it’s been a while since the website had an update! Like most things, CCB got put on hold by the pandemic. Then our ground made the decision to stay closed for all of summer, making us temporarily homeless. Some shooting was provided through the kindness and generosity of Peacock Archers, for which we are very grateful. [read]

Merry Christmas archers!

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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]

Indoor Nationals 2019

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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]

Ely Portsmouth shoot

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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

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End of season tournament report

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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!

National Tour and Meriden

Over the 7th/8th September weekend, Lydia Sinnett-Smith was down in Basingstoke for the final leg of the National Tour. [read]

EFAA National Outdoor Championships

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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]

East Anglian Archery Championships

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Did you know there was an East Anglian Archery Association- we didn’t. Turns out there is and their annual championship shoot took place at Framlingham Bowmen on Sunday 18th.

It was one of those English summer days where we had all weathers, hot sun, high wind and torrential rain. [read]

Mid Season Round-Up

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A busy summer season! Competition roundup

Summer is the main competition season for archery, and a number of our archers have been out and about over the past month, representing the club and having fun.

A trio of our recurves (Anke Hanneman, Fran Nichols and Richard Brasher) attended the Jolly Archers Western. [read]

Two new county Champions! World Archery Weekend report

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On the 15th/16th weekend of June, a crew of CCB archers attended the 2019 WA Weekend at Girton College, hosted by Peacock Archery. This was the first year the shoot was hosted here, and it was a beautiful setting – it’s not often you can look past the targets at the house for the official Artist in Residence (here’s hoping they were looking out of their window and taking some inspiration during the shoot!). [read]