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Chris Eccles

Flodden Marks

A fantastic days shooting at The Flodden Marks today. Shooting with friends old and new and with perfect weather. An excellent turnout from The Longbow Club, with Sue and Pete Price, Josh McLaren, Sarah and Colin Cavanagh, Abbey and Ben Cavanagh, Katrina Horton and Chris Eccles.
Congratulations to Ben Cavanagh 1st Junior Longbow and to Katrina Horton, 1st Lady Longbow.
A great big thank you to Rebecca and Jason Stokes and The Flodden Crew for an superb day, a very challenging rove and free cake!

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.

Northern Counties Clout Championships

Day 2 - Imperial Clout

A good finish to the Northern Counties Clout Championships. Katrina Horton was 3rd Lady Longbow; she, Chris Eccles and Alison Williams won the Club Team Longbow award (Steve Williams tied with Chris today). Steve, Nina and Alison were the Cheshire Longbow Team today (yesterday it was Nina, Chris and Alison) and Cheshire won the overall Team Trophy for the first time in ages.
We all had great fun and it was lovely to see so many of our friends.

Cheshire Tri-Clout

Day 3

A Metric today on the final day of the Triclout. The wind was very difficult again but we all had a great time. Katrina Horton and Chris Eccles were both 3rd today and Katrina, Alison and Chris won the Longbow Supreme Champions Club Team trophy. Steve Williams’ longbow stand was much admired as usual!

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.


24th Lancashire Archery Double One Way Clout

A great day at the Blundellsands clout today with friends old and new.

The weather was not as windy as it usually is, and it was warm enough for shorts…..that is until just after the presentation as we were packing up, the heavens opened.

Congratulations to Katrina Horton 1st Lady Longbow and Longbow Team winner along with partner Chris Eccles.

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.

Poulton Hall Spring Rove

A brilliant day roving with the Longbow Club. A bit chilly in the morning but the sun eventually came out and everyone had a great time. Delicious cakes from Nina, super soup from Sarah and flapjacks from Alison. Thank you to everyone that attended and to the members of The Longbow Club for all the effort to put on such a great day.

…a well organised Rove as always – well done everyone

…another enjoyable event, very well organised as usual. Thanks!

…I am just grateful for you all putting on the event and the very welcome homemade soups and cakes. You all deserve a pat on the back. I think we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

…First rove I’ve ever topped the list so pretty chuffed.

…A very big thank you to you and your colleagues for arranging an excellent and enjoyable Rove yesterday. Look forward to the next one.

…Thanks for an excellent day out today.  Looking forward to your next shoot.

…just to say thank you for the shoot today. It was great fun, despite the glue failue on my arrow points


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.

Unbelievable Rove…

A great day roving at Poulton Hall with lovely company. The thick fog didn’t help much, especially at the pond where Alison decided she was going to ‘Kill the pond’, which she did in true Longbow style.

The thick fog and the eerie quietness made for an unbelievable end of year Rove.