Traditional English Longbow shooting is the foundation of all competitive target shooting. Whilst equipment, fashions and world engagement have changed competition archery to the modern format, shooting with the English Longbow still has many keen adherents and numbers continue to grow.
The highlight of the Archery England longbow year is currently The English Longbow Championships held normally in July. It is hosted by Sherwood Archers at their club ground near Southwell, Nottinghamshire.
The English Longbow Championships is the only national tournament for Longbow target archers in the country and the winners become the Master (over 50), Senior and Junior Longbow Champions of All England. The Championships are open to all Longbow Archers of all abilities, so don’t feel you have to be ‘up there’ to compete or gain entry. The 2021 details and entry forms are available to download at the bottom of the page and also on the Sherwood Archers web site. Ladies shoot a Hereford round whilst Gents shoot a York and in accordance with AGB, both are one way.
Ultimately the Archery England aim is to challenge other nations, Home and International, to Longbow tournaments across the UK, Europe and maybe even further afield. Selecting and sending teams to compete wearing Archery England shirts. Initially selection will be on performance at the English Longbow Champs and availability, but as the international longbow calendar grows then a more developed selection criteria may be developed.
Keep in touch with this page for an exciting future and the development of international longbow competitions.
Archery England English & Open Senior Longbow Championships
Hosted by Sherwood Archers Lower Kirklington Road, Southwell On 9th July 2022
Round: UK Rose Award Record Status – One Way York/Hereford
Lord Paramount: George Brown – Sherwood Archers President
Judge: Mario Stankovic, Andy Kay
Tournament Organiser: George Brown, 19 Delamere Drive, Mansfield, Notts. NG18 4DE. Tel: 01623 633593
Score Hits Golds
Lady Champion Carrie Mortimore Sherwood Archers 602 122 11
Gentleman Champion Cliff Gadd AGB Direct 557 109 17
Lady Master Champion Sharon Lawrence Noak Hill Archers 430 96 8
Gentleman Master Champion Dale Message Assheton Bowmen 458 102 8
Ladies Open Champion Melanie Fretwell Anchor Bowmen 466 102 9
Gentleman Open Champion Hamish Freeman Assheton Bowmen 448 92 10
Best Gold – Lady Ann Nason-Smith 1066 Archery Club
Best Gold – Gentleman Stewart Atkinson Chantry Bowmen