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 2022 BAA Outdoor Archery Championship will be held on
Sunday 17th July 2022 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, Entry form and online registration can be found
Crowthorne Archers (for the first time in 2 to 3 years) will once again be hosting the indoor championships
The information for the event is show below and the Entry Form will follow when ready. Put the date in your diary.
Berkshire Archery Association
UK Record Status County Indoor Championships & Open Tournament 2022
Hosted by Crowthorne Archers
Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th November 2022
Venue: Sandhurst School Sports Hall, Owlsmoor Road, Sandhurst, GU47 0SD
Round: Single Portsmouth 5 dozen arrows @ 20yd on 60cm face (compounds on vertical 3-spot face)
Requests for a double round will only be considered after the closing date.
Sessions: Sat 19th Session A Assembly 12pm Sighters after assembly
Sat 19th Session B Assembly 3pm Sighters after assembly
Sun 20th Session C Assembly 9am Sighters after assembly
Sun 20th Session D Assembly 12pm Sighters after assembly
Sun 20th Session E Assembly 3pm Sighters after assembly
Closing date: 31st October 2022 or when full – waiting list in operation. No refunds after this date.
County and Visitor awards in all disciplines and age groups.
President’s trophy – highest score by a longbow (county only)
Teams (County only):
Senior recurve - 4 archers, at least 1 of opposite sex
Junior recurve - 3 archers
Compound - 3 archers, at least 1 of opposite sex or junior
Longbow - 3 archers, at least 1 of opposite sex or junior
County parent and Junior (under 18) - recurve or longbow only, tick box on entry form if surnames different
County family pair - parent and child (over or under 18), siblings, married couple or partners. Any bow style combinations but boxes must be
ticked on the entry form if surnames different.