West Kent League Fixtures Change

Due to Thanet pulling out at the last minute there has been a change to the calendar. Please see updated fixtures on the WKAL page on this website. All shooting Rotas will be reprinted asap.

Mid Kent League Match – August

August results have finally arrived and are available on the Mid Kent League page. In August we were shooting an away match against Black Lion.

Weather wise it was a reasonable day if a little windy, unfortunately as a team we didn’t have a good day and afforded them their first win of the season. Well I guess somebody had to, just shows what can happen when some of us have a bad day. Having said that, the difference was only 116 on Handicap Score and 167 on the Pure Score so we still accumulated a reasonable amount of points to maintain our third place in the Pure Score although we have slipped to fifth in the Handicap table. The team this month was made up from the scores of Colin, Sandra, Christina and Lucy for both Pure and Handicap scores

This will hopefully change for the better in the final match which was held in September where, if the figures were correct, we won one and lost one. Going on current form we might get these results sometime at the end of October.

Mid Kent League match – July

Due to Falcon being no longer able to use their ground and therefore unable to host July’s Mid Kent League match, they offered us a match at Crown’s ground on the Saturday. Unfortunately with a number of our archers being unavailable on the Saturday it was decided that we would host the match on the Sunday. This turned out to be a good day for us as we managed to secure a win in both Pure Score and Handicap Score, a first this season.

Having narrowly missed a win during the previous months this was a great result for us, due to the contribution scores from Cam, Christina, Richard and Lucy for the Pure Score and Christina, Jeremy, Richard and Lucy for the Handicap Score. Well done to all who took part and same again for August please.

Congratulations to Richard. On shooting an Albion during the match he achieved a score of 794 and beat the club record by 11 points, previously held by Mick Walton for 9 years.

The Club Captain’s Shoot

The Club Captain’s shoot took place on 25th June, and it consisted of shooting 5 dozen arrows at 45 metres. The recurve archers shot at a 80cm face while the longbow archers shot at a 122cm face. This was purely a highest score competition with Richard taking the honors for the recurve and Dave winning the longbow. Medallions for the winners of each discipline will be presented at the AGM.

This year’s Club Championship

The reason we are mentioning this is that it may be of interest to other clubs as a competition with a twist.

This year a different format was tried, with archers of all disciplines (in our case longbow and recurve) shooting six dozen arrows at 45 yards. Being a distance never shot here it ensured a level playing field for all. As well as shooting for the highest score in each bowtype, and becoming Club Champion, a knockout phase was introduced to run within the six dozen to add interest.

The knockout worked as follows: After the first two dozen the top four scorers of each bowtype went into a semi-final. Opponents were decided by a drawing of lots. After the next two dozen the winners of the semi-finals progressed to the final two dozen, whilst everyone still shot for their six dozen.

The results were as follows:

Knockout Semi Final winners in Recurve were Barry and Colin by 20 and 23 points respectively.
Knockout Final winner in Recurve was Barry by 2 points.
The overall winner in Recurve was Barry by 4 points.

Knockout Semi Final in Longbow were Mike and Andy by 19 and 2 points respectively.
Knockout Final winner in Longbow was Andy by 19 points.
The overall winner in Longbow was Mike by 3 points.

Medals for the victors will be presented at the AGM.
I hope everyone enjoyed the day with it’s alternative shooting format, obviously greater numbers would make it even more interesting. You never know it may catch on.


I would be grateful if all archers could keep an eye out for a piece of equipment that was stolen from Barry Maytum during the Shrimp shoot at Gravesend.

The item concerned is a Bearman type bow stand numbered 88. The number is stamped on the stand underneath the lower ring that supports the legs

If any archers are offered such a bow stand please ask them to check it and the number.

I would stress that this theft is nothing to do with Gravesend archers at all but obviously down to one rogue person but it does serve as a warning as to how valuable some of our equipment is that we do leave lying around at shoots.

If you have any information please contact the club secretary here.

Mid Kent League April 2015

Results are in on the first match of the season against Darenteford, these can be found on the Mid Kent League page. We managed a narrow victory in the Handicap Score but lost the Pure Score by 278. Well done to all those who took part and lets strive to get both next month against Gravesend.

BA Frostbite 2013/14

Having got hold of the final results for the Frostbite 2013/14 it would seem congratulations are in order for all those that made up the ‘B’ team as you came top of your division (34) with an accumulated score of 4067, ahead of 2nd place by 244. Well done to all concerned.

Medway’s ‘A’ team came 2nd in division 16 scoring 4299, narrowly missing first place by only 160, better luck next year.

Results can be seen here.

Mid Kent League June

Medway Archers managed to score a narrow victory in the handicap score when we played June’s Mid Kent League match at home to Sittingbourne Community College, we currently sit in second place in the Handicap division and third in the Pure Score. See the Mid Kent League page for the results. Congratulations to all who took part, hopefully we can continue our good shooting.

Mid Kent League May

Medway Archers managed to score an amazing victory over adversity when they played May’s Mid Kent League match at Falcon. The weather conditions were atrocious but we managed a win in both pure and handicap scores, see the Mid Kent League page for the results. Congratulations to all who took part, hopefully we can continue our winning ways.