Club Outdoor Championships 2016
Simon Wins Coach Of The Year
Chorley Bowmen would like to congratulate Simon Cordingley who has been awarded Coach Of The Year for 2016 at the Annual South Ribble Sports Awards.
Simon was nominated by a Club Member and beat competition from five other coaches representing running, rugby and three for football.
"I have to admit to being slightly embarrassed when the nomination arrived in the post, given that the success of the club and the work of the coaching team is in fact a team effort. That said, I was also rather pleased to have the opportunity to promote the club (which I did mercilessly at the event)"
Not only has Simon been very active within the Club, but has also worked tirelessly with Archery GB and British Blind Sports in setting up training sessions for coaching blind and VI archers.
The Coach Of The Year Award is sponsored by UCLAN and was presented by their Dean of the School of Sport and Wellbeing, Adrian Ibbetson.
A full list of winners can be found at the SRSA website.
There was a good turn out, thank you to all who
took part, and well done to all the winners.
The round was as usual a Portsmouth. Full results
to follow in due course.
Good Shooting form Chorley Bowmen at North Meols Indoor 2016.
1st Gent: Jack Grogan
2nd Gent: Mick Chambers
2nd Lady: Amanda Clark
2nd Gent: Tony Wallbank
3rd Gent: Geoff Tittensor
Well done to everyone who shot at the CCB Indoor Tournament at
Congratulations to all our Medal winners.
Double Frostbite 2015
A total of ten hardy Archers competed (all recurve). Although the rain stayed away, the ground was waterlogged and very muddy.
1st Junior Rebecca Rawlinson
1st Gent Ben Linguard
2nd Gent Jack Grogan
Championships WA 1440 27th September 2015
Hi all club Members who came to the Club
Championships. It was lovely to see you all there supporting
Good Shooting from your President, Brenda Saxon.
Chorley were again making their presence felt.
Jack Broughton excelled achieving a new County Record for the Portsmouth, Gents Compound, with a score of 592.
Neil Seddon won First Gentleman Recurve, and Helen Taylor Second Lady Compound. Dave Ball and Geoff Tittensor taking the Veterans Awards for Recurve and Compound.
To cap it off, another win for the Recurve team, Neil, Martin, Jack G. and Dave B. Nice one.
Well done to everyone who took part. Results are on the LAA Website.
The period between Christmas and New Year always has an air of awkwardness about it. No one is quite sure what day it actually is - never mind what the date is; the sofa sitting and peanut/chocolate consumption has reached alarming levels and if you have to endure yet another repeat of The Snowman, either with or without his dog, you might actually scream!
For those of you who didn't attend, you missed a fun day! So make a note in your shiny, new calendars; Double Frostbite Shoot during Crimbo Limbo 2015 - not to be missed! Come and join the hardy archers, it's more eventful than you'd think!
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A big thank-you to everyone who took part for making it a great evening. Thanks especially to Amanda for collecting names, Barbara for selling raffle tickets and serving food, Brenda for organising prizes, score boards and the hot pot, Eddie and his team for setting up and clearing away, Greg for a great set of photographs and Steve S for keeping things going.
Congratulations to the winners Dave Ball (recurve) and Mike Chambers (recurve) who defeated Jonathan Rigby (barebow) and Tony Wallbank (compound) by 2 legs to nil in the Final.
Well done to everyone who shot at Caldy, the Team did exceptionally well with the following prizes coming back to Chorley.
Jack & Jill Compound:
Congratulations to all our competitors for making it a great
day for Chorley.
Full Results are on the Caldy Bowmen Web
This year Chorley Bowmen signed up to
to the Archery GB Progress Award Scheme.
The Archery GB Progress Awards are
designed to provide beginners and younger archers
The awards range from White, Black,
Blue, Red to Gold.
During the 2014 Outdoor Season the
following Awards have been achieved.
High Elm Bill
Fraser Westerns 3rd August 2014
Another successful shoot for Chorley Bowmen.
Martin Shaw 3rd Gents
We also did very well in the Raffle!
Full results are available on the High
There was a fantastic turn out for
this years President's Shoot, and we all enjoyed a fantastic
shoot in great weather.
The results were:
Recurve Junior Ladies Shooting A
Short Junior National
Congratulations to all winners.
Thank-you all for coming and we hope
to see you all and more next year.
President's Shoot 2014 Photos
Several club members competed at the Lancashire Championships over the weekend of 14th and 15th June.
On Saturday in the FITA Star Tournament Eileen Izzat won the Ladies Compound with her first MB score of the season.
On Sunday in the York/ Hereford, there was a bumper crop of awards. Geoff Tittensor smashed his PB with a new club record score of 1196 to take 3rd place in the Mens Compound. Pat Fox won the Ladies Compound Championship. They also collecting the Compound Team award along with Paul Smith.
A great first Championships for Mary Peters was rewarded with the Ladies Lady Paramount Prize, with Steve Saxon picking up the Gents Prize.
With this been the 60th Anniversary of the Lancashire Championships, there were some special prizes. Simon Cordingly, Mary Peters and Dave Ball receiving one each.
Full results to follow once they have been Published on the LAA Website.
FITA Star Photographs
York/ Hereford Photographs
Congratulations to everyone who took
part in the Indoor Club Championships on Friday 29th March 2014.
It was one of the biggest turn outs we have seen at the club,
and it was fantastic to see so many new members taking part.
The Richard Priestman Tankard is
awarded to the archer who has reduced their handicap the most
during the Indoor season.
Thank-you to Julia for performing
Lady Paramount duties.
On Sunday 16th March 2014 The North Meols Indoor Tournament took place at Banks Leisure Centre.
There was a good turnout of Chorley Bowmen archers and once again we were well represented in the prize lists.
Eddie Marsden took second place in the Gents Recurve with a score of 562, with our gents taking 3 of the top 6 places.
In the Gents Compound, Tony Wallbank was second with a score of 564 and Geoff Tittensor pipped Craig Hobin into 3rd place with a score of 562, with Craig on 560, the gents taking 4 of the top 6 places.
Congratulation of all our Prize Winners.
Full Preliminary results are available here.
To all my club members that took part
in the Chester team shoot, a big thank you & well done to
you all & to our newer members that had not been in the team
before well done & see you soon. Brenda
Orrell Indoor Tournament
Leigh won the junior girl compound at her first ever
shot a PB (518)
at her first ever competition.
Furthermore, the veteran recurve trophy was won by a Mr David Ball!
Congratulations to all the winners especially
those who shot their first ever open competition. Well done
Mary, Jasmine and Damian, you have done us proud.
Full results are available on the LAA
& Christmas Meal
The two recent social events were
attended very well and were enjoyed by all.
Congratulations to Mick Clitheroe
& Paul Smith for winning the Darts Tournament. Dave Thomas
& Simon Cordingley finished in second place with Dave Ball
& Thomas Walne finishing in third. It's great to see two of
our newer members reaching the final.
We would also like to thank Lucy for
organising an excellent Christmas Meal at Fieldfare in Chorley.
It was great to see so many of you attending.
We would like to wish you all a Happy
Christmas and a Successful New Year.
Preliminary results as follows:
Gent Recurve - Jack Grogan (I know he's only our guest, but
thought I'd let you know)
Gent Recurve - Martin Shaw
Junior Boy Recurve - Sam Cordingley
Recurve Team - Martin Shaw, Dave Ball, Sam Cordingley, Simon
A selection of Photographs are at this link.
Record Breaking Day at the 3rd Annual Joe Saxon Memorial Tournament
On the 21st July 2013 we held our 3rd Annual Joe Saxon Memorial Tournament & BBQ.
The turn out was good, with a wide range of abilities, form a rare and welcome visit to the club from Olympic Medallist Simon Terry and GB Team member Emma Terry to adults and Juniors shooting in their first tournaments
The weather was about as good as it gets for Archery, warm, little wind and high cloud keeping the sun at bay.
There were five Lancashire records achieved on the day, including two for Chorley Bowmen members. Congratulations go to the following people on their achievements.
Craig Holmes P&S Gent Compound Albion 958
Simon Terry Chorley Bowmen Gent Recurve Albion 932
Thomas Rice Nethermoss Archers JG_U14 Compound Jnr Windsor 948
Thomas Walne Chorley Bowmen JG_U16 Recurve Sht Jnr Windsor 894
Sarah Houghton P&S JL_U12 Recurve Sht Jnr Windsor 882
The committee would like to thank all those members who helped on the day, setting up the field and tidying up afterwards, it contributed to an enjoyable day to all those who shot.
Special mention goes to Eddie, who did a sterling job with the BBQ. It must have been good because we sold out of Burgers!!
Click the image below to access photographs, courtesy of Roy Jackson, Brenda Saxon & Mick Clitheroe.
Updates From Recent Tournaments
23rd June 2013: Lancashire Annual Junior Championships
Congratulations to Thomas Walne who finished First Local boy and Second overall for the Bristol 2, also Sam Cordingley who finished 3rd overall. Conditions were difficult with high winds and rain.
29th & 30th June 2013: National Inter-counties Team Championships
Chorley Bowmen were well represented in the Lancashire squad competing in the first National Inter-counties Team Championships at Lilleshall.
Simon Terry from Chorley Bowmen along with Paul Tittensor and Steve Sigurnjak from Eccles had an excellent result, finishing in first place.
The Ladies Compound team consisted entirely of Chorley Bowmen members, Eileen Izzat, Helen Taylor and Emma Terry, just missed out on a medal, finishing in fourth place.
The Gents Compound team featured two members from Chorley, Steve Izzat and Geoff Tittensor, along with Craig Holmes from P&S. Unfortunately they did not fare as well as the other teams finishing 16th overall.
We are proud of all our members who represented the County in this inaugural tournament and look forward to many more in the future.
7th July 2013: Chester FITA Star.
Congratulations to Eileen Izzat who finished First with a score of 1296 and Helen Taylor finishing third with 1271. There were also well deserved distance awards for Lucy Bretherton at 50 meters and Angela Fox at 30 meters. An excellent day for our Lady Compound archers.
Former Chorley Bowman Paul Tittensor, partner to Helen came 1st in the Gents Recurve.
Chorley Club Member wins Olympic selection
Chorley Bowmen club member Simon Terry has won his selection battle to represent his country in the archery competition in the 2012 London Olympics. Simon has represented his country at two previous Olympic games. He won an individual and team Bronze medal in the Barcelona summer Olympics in 1992 and competed successfully in the 2008 Beijing games narrowly missing on the medals. Read all about the selection process and the final preparations for the upcoming competition on the official Archery GB
Simon Terry: World Archery Athlete of the Week
Chorley Bowmen club member Simon Terry has been voted Athlete of the week by World Archery. Read the full article and interview here.
19 May 2012
Chorley Boys storm Cheshire
On 19th May Sam Cordingley and Thomas Walne stormed the junior shoot at Chester County Bowmen, taking second and third places respectively. The afternoon saw a very close run Short National with the two 14 year olds vying for a place on the leader board. The competition was a close one. End by end the composition of the top 4 under 16s changed. At the end of the third dozen only two points separated the joint first and joint third contenders. Despite putting in a shock 1, Sam recovered with a clutch of solid 9’s to slide into second with a score of 570; narrowly missing an overall victory by 4 points. Thomas shot consistently well throughout and secured a much deserved third with 564 points. The boys also walked away with a number of Cheshire Cat and Wheatsheaf awards.
21 May 2012
New Lancashire Record for Chorley Bowmen Archer
Congratulations to Chorley Bowmen’s junior recurve archer Sam Cordingley who shot a new Lancashire record for the St Nicholas round at Assheton Bowman with a score of 722 out of a possible 756. Well done Sam.
19 August 2012
Summer Tournament Success
Two junior Chorley Bowmen archers, Sam Cordingley and Thomas Walne continue to go from strength to strength and are letting the archery world know that they will be a force to be reckoned with in future years. Both young archers shot well at the Lancashire Archery Association Junior Championships held at Bowlee Fields, Rochdale on Sunday 24th June.
In the Recurve Junior Gents Sam Cordingley was 3rd with a score of 963, Thomas Walne 4th with a score of 912, Thomas then went on to win Best Gold in the individual open round.
On the 1st July Chorley Bowmen was again well represented at the Northern Counties Archery Society FITA Star Tournament held at Chester Sports and Social Club, Upton, Chester.
Warren Holt won the Recurve Gents Distance Award for the highest score at 50 metres, Tony Hill won the Compound Gents Distance Award for the highest score at 50 metres and Geoff Tittensor won the 30 metre Compound Distance Award.
Overall in the tournament Warren Holt was 5th in the Gents Recurve with a score of 1109 and John Proctor 7th with a score of 1083. Geoff Tittensor was 6th in the Gents Compound with a score of 1253 and Tony Hill 7th with a score of 1238.
Tony Hill then went on to win the Gents Compound group at the High Elm Bill Frasier Western Shoot held on Sunday 5th August, Tony’s final score was 832.
The Lancashire Archery Association annual Double Clout was held Sunday 12th August at Northway Primary School, Maghull, again Chorley Bowmen put in winning scores. In the Ladies Compound Pat Fox beat sister Angela into 2nd place, Pat’s score was 159, Angela scored 133 and Tony Hill came 3rd in the Gents Barebow with a score of 51, a good result as it was only Tony’s second outing shooting barebow. Pat and Angela went on to win the Compound Team Trophy with their combined scores.