Nicola at the UK Masters

There won’t be many more outings for Nicola this year as a new member of SKB is being brought into the fold later in the Summer. You can read about her visit to the 2017 UK Masters here.
UK Masters Report 2017

Dunster Longbow Day

Congratulations to Nicola Phillips for getting top scoring Longbow Lady at Dunster this year.


The Full report can be read here together with a couple more pictures

Read the Dunster Report

Congratulations to Both Winners!

Congratulations to our two winners of the St Kingsmark Bowmen Founders’ Award in recognition of their sterling work throughout 2016.

Anita Schurer, for the work she does for the catering at the FITA Star tournament.

Chris Barber, for constantly running the Worchester round for many years and purchasing the prizes, his commitment to Sunday club – for regularly attending and running the Club – and supporting Julie with all the beginners courses she organises.

The trophy and tumbler were presented at the annual post New Year party at the Chepstow Athletic Club.

Well done guys!

SKB FITA-18 January 2017

The Afternoon session is now full but there are still places left in the morning, please pass this information to others that may be interested in shooting. The Draft Target List has been posted to the link above. Please let me know of any errors or changes before the shoot.
Many Thanks —  Julian

2 Rivers FITA Star Results

Hi Everybody,

I hope everybody had a good time and my congratulations go to all those that won an award or qualified for a Star Badge. It was along day and did look like rain at the end but fortunately it didn’t materialise.

All of the proceeds from this tournament will be going towards the refurbishment fund at our indoor venue in Caerwent so thank you for supporting the raffle and refreshments and thank you to Lesley and Anita for putting on such a wonderful table.

The Event was sponsored  by Graham Weller from Wales Archery Specialist who I think you all know.

Here are the results so that they can be viewed by everybody.

Our next tournament will be the Gwent County Indoor Championships held at Beachley Army Camp Gym in November the details of which are also on this website.

.SKB Fita Lesley 2016

2 Rivers Fita Star

Entries to the 2 Rivers FITA Star are now closed, The target list will be sent out to those entered shortly, I am not sure if I will be able to post it on this site as our webmaster is away but if there is any news I will put a note on the News Panel so please visit this page before next Sunday.  Many thanks


Are they taking it too seriously?

Far set of 252 badgesAre they taking it too seriously?

More 252 badges were handed out on 3 July 2016: 30, 50 and 60 to Andy Tan and a 30 to Anita Schurer.

Well done guys!

A Glorious Day in Cheltenham

Cheltenham ArchersA gloriously sunny day for a trip to Cheltenham Archers for their Summer Rose Tournament on Sunday 3 July 2016.

Tim Dark got a PB (yay!!) and Richard Ridler finally got his 1000 Rose Award (by remembering to shoot all of his arrows!).

Nicola Phillips won the Ladies Longbow trophy by one point (phew!!).

However a good day out and loads of fun.

Mission Accomplished

Leamington and Midland Counties

165th Archery Meeting


WMAS Senior Championships

Royal Leamington Spa, 11 & 12 June 2016

By Huw Jones

Dating back as far as 1851, the Leamington and Midland Counties Archery Meeting is the second oldest fixture in the archery calendar. The main championship is a two-day shoot, gentlemen shooting a double York, ladies a double Hereford and juniors double Bristol. However, no need to attend both days because medals are awarded for single day entries as well.

Once upon a time money prizes starting at £8 were awarded, a lot of money in the 1800s. Today’s top prize is a very grand silver mirror for the ladies shooting a double Hereford and the Fisher cup for the gentlemen shooting a double York.

Huw's Fisher Trophy - editedAt last year’s meeting I managed 2nd place in the double York. This year I almost stayed in bed after seeing the weekend weather forecast. Almost. Instead I joined the other archers to battle the elements: rain & gusting winds for 2 days, finishing with a full-blown thunderstorm just after the last arrow was shot. For this I was rewarded with 1st place and having my name engraved for posterity on the historic Fisher Cup. I wonder if it’ll still be there in another 165 years? As a little bonus, my score was good enough for a new Gwent County record and 3 Welsh National records. And if you believe the ancient inscription on the cup, I’m now the Midland Counties & South Wales champion.

Other attractions: Good parking, bacon & sausage butties, nice targets & good company.

Camping: tents & caravans, toilets & showers, bar & Saturday even BBQ.

And even: evening archery practice.

For more information on this tournament see:

Highest Longbow Score

Longbow cupMembers of St Kingsmark’s “Team Longbow” ventured out to the Tockington Open on Sunday 26th June 2016 and came back with a few Gwent records and the longbow trophy for the highest score.

John Schurer shot the Gents Longbow Hereford round, came first with a score of 360, gained a new Gwent record and won the “Longbow Trophy – Highest Score”.

Rob James shot the Gents Longbow York round, came third and gained the Gwent record.

Jonathan Emery shot the Gents Recurve National round and came second.