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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

Chronotir 2 System Hire page

David Lane

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 

 Agenda

 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