Chronotir 2 timing system
The Chronotir 2 shooting timing system will be used at this years Berkshire Indoor Championship at Sandhurst on Sat 16th and Sun 17th November. The system automatically shows when to shoot, which detail and time left and means that whistles are not needed. Below are a couple of photos showing a trial setup at a shoot.
The system can be hired to be used at any shoot and there is a discounted rate for a Berkshire affiliated club.
For information please go to the
David, who was the founder member of The Bowmen of Burleigh, sadly passed away on the Sunday after Christmas 2020.
David, along with his wife Mary (who passed away a few years back) was well known across Berkshire Archery – The Berkshire Senior top Club award was presented by him to help generate strong activity and good shooting across the county - and the Country, as he was a Top Coach who set up squads, and also coached archers at all levels, including his son, Jonathan, who went on to represent Great Britain.
David was also elected to membership of The Royal Toxophilite Society in 1977, and retained membership until his death.
David is perhaps more well known than anything for the work he put in to create the current Handicap Tables for the then GNAS in the 1970's, taking into account modern equipment (bows and arrows), using, I understand, his considerable expertise as a ballistics expert to draw his conclusions.
David remained a Honorary member of the Bowmen of Burleigh, and often visited the club on it’s open tournament day, always looking to see how shooting and equipment had progressed over the years, and spending time taking in the development of the club from his earlier days.
Our thoughts are with his son, Jonathan and the family at this time.
David Lane passed away the Sunday after Christmas 2020. David was elected to membership of the Society in 1977, and although, as far as I know, David very rarely shot, if at all, he did indeed attend Archers Lodge on occasions and also I remember too seeing him at the Annual Dinners.
David is perhaps more well known than anything for the work he put in to create the revised Handicap Tables for the then GNAS in the 1970's, taking into account modern equipment (bows and arrows), using, I understand, his considerable expertise as a ballistics expert to draw his conclusions. He will also be known to some as a top coach, and indeed his own Son, Jonathan, to whom we send our condolences and sympathies, represented Great Britain at Junior level, something of which David was very proud.
Berkshire Outdoor Champs
The results for the 2021 outdoor champs can be found on the Tournaments page
BAA Annual General Meeting
The BAA AGM was held on 21st January 2022, thank you to everyone that was able to attend. The following annual awards were made
Mary Dolan Award, for services to Archery was awarded to Thomas Clint.
For his achievements shooting Barebow, the John Kember Smith award goes to Oliver Hicks, Bowmen of Wafield.
The David Lane Award for Senior Top Club was awarded to Harlequin Bowmen.
Congratulations to all recipients
2022 BAA Outdoor champs
The 2023 BAA Outdoor Archery Championship will be held on
Sunday 23rd July 2023 at Harlequin Bowmen.
The championship rounds for Berkshire archers will be World Record Status.
The Championship rounds for Berkshire archers are Double WRS 6 dozen rounds, 122cm face. Compounds will use an 80cm face.
WA70 Recurve & Gents Longbow. WA60 Junior Gent (u18), Ladies (u18) & Ladies Longbow. WA50 Compound, 80cm, 6 zone, 4 faces/boss. WA50 Barebow
Full details and online registration can be found
Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Berkshire Archery Association
To be held on Thursday 26th January 2023
At 7.30 pm Prompt
at The Foxes Den Café, Binfield Parish Offices, Benetfeld Road, Binfield. RG42 4EW
The Annual general meeting will be held as a face-to-face meeting this year and we have the facilities at
The Foxes Den Cafe, Binfield RG42 4EW.
There is a small car park, but note we will be sharing the facility with another booking.
The AGM is open to any Berkshire Archery member, so please share with your club colleagues.
I attach a Dropbox link with the
Minutes of 2022 AGM
Pre-meeting Officer Reports
Statement of accounts
National County Team Competition
Please see the invitation to any Berkshire Archery Association club member to apply to represent the county at the National County Team Competition, in September . Please circulate to your club members, and is open to anyone that would be able to meet the criteria, at any age or ability.
Please see prospectus below for information and how to enter scores.
Berkshire Indoor Champs 2023
UK Record Status County Indoor Championships & Open Tournament 2023
Hosted by Crowthorne Archers
Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th November 2023
Berkshire Archery Association AGM
Here is notice of the Berkshire Archery Association Annual General Meeting, to be held on the 24th January 2024. The meeting will be held at St Sebastians Pavillion, Start at 7.30pm.
Below is a link to Dropbox that contains
Agenda for AGM2024, with Mary Dolan Award Nominations
Minutes of AGM & EGM 2023
Outdoor Scores Presentation
Constitution draft with changes
Directions to the venue: The pavilion is on the St Sebastian Sports Ground, at the end of St Sebastian's Close, Wokingham RG40 3XA.
It is off the Nine Mile Ride, sign posted 'Crowthorne Tennis Club'. There is a large car park to the left and right of the entrance which is lit at night. Further details are available at the website here https://stsebs-sports.org.uk
I look forward to seeing many of you at the meeting
As announced at the AGM, save the dates for your diaries
21 July 2024, Berkshire Archery Association Outdoor County Champs. hosted by Harlequin Bowmen,
16-17 November 2024 Berkshire Archery Association Indoor County Champs. hosted by Crowthorne Archers. Prospectus and further details to be published.
John and Joan Kember-Smith awards
Recipients 2022 :Junior Lady Micha Janek, Bowmen of Burleigh, Junior gent Not Awarded
Recipients 2023: Junior Lady Abigail Turner Crowthorne Archers, Junior gent Not Awarded
Mary Dolan Award recipients
2023 Richard Stainthorpe
2024 Paul Comina