10th Longbow Western

Fabulous day at the Kendal Bowmen Longbow Western, and the weather, although cool, was kind and dry.

Huge thanks to Tony, Lorraine and all at Kedal Bowmen for making this such a fun shoot.

Congratulations to Katrina Horton, Lady Longbow highest score, Helen Horsley, Lady Longbow most hits and Chris Eccles best gold. 

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Sword of Shrewsbury

Excellent day at The Sword of Shrewsbury, an annual event consisting of a BLBS Double Two Way Clout followed by a Two Way National Round.

In the Clout competition, congratulations to Fran Smith who was lady longbow with the most hits, Katrina Horton, lady longbow with the highest score and Dee Jones who had the most clouts.

In the target competition, Katrina Horton was lady longbow most hits, Fran Smith was lady longbow with the highest score and Penny Neaveson, lady longbow with the most golds.

Overall, Fran Smith, just pipped Katrina to become the supreme champion taking the trophey and the ladys’ dagger.

Hamish Freeman was the supreme champion, taking the trophey and the Sword, Chris Eccles got gents longbow most golds in the target competition.

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Grand Northern Archery Meeting

The Double York / Hereford of the Grand Northern Archery Meeting was held at Bowmen of Pendle and Samlesbury.

Saturday’s weather was not the best but everyone pushed through. Katrina Horton was 3rd Lady Longbow, but what would tomorrow bring……

Sunday’s weather was much better and that showed in the scores and Katrina Horton maintained 3rd Lady Longbow.

A big thank you to all at Bowmen of Pendle and Samlesbury for a great weekend.


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Coppell Cup

An excellent day at the Coppell Cup after the two year break due to COVID restrictions.

it was great to meet up with friends old and new to celebrate the life of Brian Coppell.

The round shot was a York, and whilst the weather was beautiful, there was the occasional gust of wind, usually just as you released your arrow.

Katrina Horton was 1st Lady Longbow and Chris Eccles was 2nd Gent Longbow and also won the Most Golds Melon.

A huge thank you to Wrexham Bowmen for a terrific day which was enjoyed by everyone attending.

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Kendal Longbow Western

A fabulous day at the Kendal Longbow Western although numbers were down due to a flu outbreak.

Could not have asked for nicer weather as the sun shone all day. A huge thank you to Tony and Lorraine for all their hard work ensuring the event went ahead as planned.

Congratulations to Katrina Horton, 1st Lady, Helen Horsley for the most greens, Sarah Davenall for the most hits, Dave Whitham 1st Gent and winner of the Wand and to Chris Eccles, 2nd Gent.

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Sword of Shrewsbury

Congratulations to Katrina Horton on winning the Ladies Sword of Shrewsbury for the second year in a row.
The Longbow club was represented by Lady Paramount Ann Ledson, and archers Katrina Horton, Keith Ledson and Chris Eccles.
Ann and Katrina cooked bacon baps for breakfast and Ann cooked burgers for lunch. A great day was had by all and the weather was glorious.

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Sword of Shrewsbury

What a fabulous day shooting at The Sword of Shrewsbury. Chris, Keith and myself made the journey to Shropshire.
How wonderful to have a bit of normality back into life, albeit with Covid security in place. It was wonderful to see and shoot with friends not seen for a very long time. The weather was glorious, the shooting wonderful and seeing friends heart warming.
We started with the BLBS clout, tricky wind behind going one way and not only into your face the other but uphill as well. The National shoot in the afternoon, again 2 way with that wind blustering at times but don’t you just love a challenge.
Thank you so much to Bowbrook Archers for their hospitality and friendliness. I was very surprised and really chuffed to come away winning the ladies clout and having highest number of hits at the national and taking that sought after overall win for the ladies, The Ladies Dagger. Chris got the highest score for the gents and between us we got 3 of the beautiful crystal glasses that are awarded to the winners.
We had so much fun and enjoyment as did everyone that took part. Just nice to feel part of the archery community again.

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Cheshire County and Open

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Day 1

A good first day for The Longbow Club represented by Steve and Alison Williams, Katrina Horton, Lord Ian Stowell and Mike Christison at the Cheshire Weekend. A WA1440 today and also the EAF Championships. Katrina Horton was 1st Lady Longbow, 1st Lady Longbow EAF and overall Lady Longbow Winner, Alison Williams was 3rd Lady Longbow, Mike Christison was 3rd Gent Longbow.

Day 2

Cheshire Championships today and like yesterday 5 of us from The Longbow Club were taking part – Steve and Alison Williams, Katrina Horton, Lord Ian Stowell and Mike Christison . Rain and thunderstorms threatened but fortunately it all held off until we were waiting for the raffle – then the heavens opened!
Well done to Katrina who retained her trophy as the Cheshire Lady Longbow Champion again! Alison was 3rd Cheshire Lady Longbow and Ian was 2nd Cheshire Gents Longbow.
A wonderful time was had by all with lovely company and lots of laughs as usual. It was great to see Amanda Biddulph shooting again and winning the Ladies National round.


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Dodleston Summer Fair

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A great day at Dodleston Summer Fair with the Longbow Club’s Have-a-go. Thanks to all the Club members who turned up to help and to make it such a success.

Feedback from the event:

Firstly thank you to you and your fellow archers for putting on a brilliant event on Saturday. The organisers said your professionalism was brilliant and added an extra dimension to the summer Festival. There will be a debriefing session shortly so please let me know if you any issues as I know for certain you will be invited back next year.
I do hope all the effort you put into the event paid off for you and the club. Many locals have said how much they enjoyed having a shoot.

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