Last Updated
27th Jul 2017

Here you will find the News from Kenwith Co. of Archers

1st November 2015

The results of our 2015 Indoor Shoot results as recorded on the day are confirmed and the actual scoresheets and a computer generated set of results after actual arrow scores have been recorded.


26th July 2015 - Open Results

The results of our 2015 Outdoor Open Shoot results as recorded on the day are confirmed and the actual scoresheets and a computer generated set of results after actual arrow scores have been recorded.
 


27th June 2015
Kenwith Archers Escort Mayor to the Opening Ceremony of Bideford 500 Heritage Week at Victoria Park

     
 

Early 2015

A Pond needs to be filled in for safety reasons..

2015

An evening out for Archery can bring some lovely images.

2nd November 2014

A number of issues with the results of our 2014 Indoor Open Shoot arose due to mistakes when scores were added up on various targets. The results as recorded on the day are confirmed and for anyone who was unsure as to why, the actual scoresheets and a computer generated set of results after actual arrow scores have been recorded, shows the places where mistakes where made. Archers should keep their own set of records of arrow scores and add them up themselves to make sure that any differences can be investigated. Hopefully then there should be less issues when results are announced after the shoot.


9th September 2014

After collecting in all of the sponsorship money for the 24-hour shoot and adding it to the donations, the money from the have-a-go and the two Guess the Score competitions, Kenwith Company of Archers can feel very proud of themselves for having raised a staggering total of £2,216.56 for the Chemotherapy Appeal. Julie Whitton, Fundraising Officer for the Chemotherapy Appeal came to the Field on Tuesday 9th September for the cheque presentation and here she is surrounded by happy archers receiving the cheque from Dennis and Mike.

27th August 2014
Kenwiths very own Winner collects his prize

Dennis Parker congratulates Colin Ayre on winning the £25 Guess the Score competition with the closest estimate of 20,777 against the actual score of 20,638. Colin's mother, Sue, looks on hopefully …… maybe Colin will buy her something nice with his winnings.

26th August 2014
Winner collects prize from Kenwith Company of Archers

Mr Terry Johnson, of Ilfracombe, was the lucky winner in Kenwith Company of Archers competition held during their 24-hour sponsored shoot raising money for the Chemotherapy Appeal Fund, to guess the total score of all the arrows shot. Terry had the closest estimate with a score of 20,650 against the actual total score of 20,638. He is pictured here receiving his prize from Dennis Parker, together with Mike Poile, at the Chemotherapy Appeal headquarters at North Devon District Hospital.

25th August 2014

With thanks to Simon Slade for keeping track of all the scores submitted, the final total score for all the arrows shot in our 24-hour sponsored shoot was 20,638. Along the way a number of personal bests and club records were broken, so well done all. The winner of the £100 prize Guess the Score competition was a Mr Terry Johnson, of Ilfracombe, with an estimate of 20,650. Almost spot on, well done Terry. We also ran a separate £25 prize Guess the Score competition for Kenwith members and immediate family won by Colin Ayre with an estimate of 20,777. Nice one, Colin. We must also thank the local businessman who donated both prize amounts and we respect his wish to remain anonymous.

24th August 2014

Our 24-hour shoot finished at 5:00 pm tonight with three blasts on the whistle given by the Mayor of Northam, Councillor John Himan, who attended with his wife, Catherine, Mayoress of Northam. Looking back over the 24 hours despite being tired all those who shot had enjoyed it and felt it had been a great way to celebrate our 50th Anniversary and at the same time raise a large sum of money for the very worthwhile NDDH Chemotherapy Unit Appeal. Said Pete Burrows-Bryan "it was a long night I must admit and I was definitely struggling to pull the bow back by 9 a.m. but it was well worth it and will give us all plenty of stories for the rainy nights in the pavilion". We would like to give our thanks to Phil Pester, Deputy Mayor of Bideford who came along to open our 24-hour shoot with his wife, Pam, the Deputy Mayoress, with a special thank-you to Pam who took it upon herself to raise money for our cause on the Saturday afternoon and evening; thanks to the Mayor and Mayoress of Northam for coming to close our shoot; to Bideford Town Council for allowing us use of the Pannier Market for the shoot; to the Pannier Gallery Café for staying open late on the Saturday, opening on the Sunday and allowing our night team to make refreshments to keep themselves going; to The Archery Shop Ltd of Bournemouth for supplying target faces; and to Quicks Archery of Honiton for allowing us to benefit from a large discount on more target faces. And thank you to the great many relatives, friends and ordinary members of the public who supported us with sponsorship and donations.


Phil Pester, Deputy Mayor of Bideford, with some of our team.


Phil Pester gives us a team-talk before blowing the whistle to start the shoot.


Mike Bloomfield and Terry King draw their bows for the first arrows down the range.


A rather pleased Terry King with 3 compound tens all packed together.


Dean Stojic, former chairman and honorary member of KCA for the day shoots one for the team.


Barry Edwards gets one away.


Rich Ley concentrates hard.


Michael Gardiner lines up his next shot.


Rich, Dennis and Terry getting the last shot in before the Mayor of Northam, John Himan, blows the final whistle.

23rd & 24th August 2014
24 Hour Archery Shoot to Raise Money for North Devon Healthcare Trust Chemotherapy Unit

Kenwith Company of Archers is 50 years old this year and to mark this great occasion we will be holding a 24-hour sponsored shoot in Bideford's Pannier Market on 23rd and 24th of August to raise money for the Northern Devon Healthcare Trust Chemotherapy Unit Appeal. This shoot will start at 5:00 pm on Saturday 23rd August when the Deputy Mayor and Deputy Mayoress of Bideford will start the shoot going by blowing a whistle to call the archers to the shooting line. Relays of archers will then shoot in 2 hour slots throughout the 24-hour period to 5:00 pm on Sunday 24th August when the Mayor and Mayoress of Northam will blow a whistle to call the shoot to a halt. We don't know how many arrows will be shot in total nor do we know the total score that will be achieved however there will be a "Guess the total Score" competition with the closest guess for the total score scooping a prize of £100. There will also be an opportunity for members of the public to try their skill on our 'Have-a-Go' range set up in a different part of the Pannier Market. We are hoping to raise in excess of £1,000 from sponsorship and other fund-raising activities towards the Appeal. Our Club was formed in September 1964 in the grounds of Kenwith Castle. Over the years since then we have had a number of temporary homes at different venues around the district until in 1991 we were able to buy our own field near Littleham which is now our permanent home and used for target archery throughout the summer months.
(For more details please contact Dennis Parker, Secretary, Kenwith Company of Archers on 01237 421776).

28th June 2014
Kenwith Archers Escort Mayor to the Opening Ceremony of Bideford 500 Heritage Week at Victoria Park

Dennis, John and Sam get ready for Mayor's escort party at the opening of Heritage Week 2014.

The Mayors escort party in Jubilee Square, Bideford.

April - May 2014
Kenwith Company of Archers takes Archery to Bideford College

Following a very generous grant award from Bideford Town Council which enabled the club to buy the trailer we needed in order to take archery out into the community, one of its first uses was to take our have-a-go equipment over to Bideford College during April and May. After careful planning and arrangement with the school we sent a team of archers into the College every Tuesday for four weeks to provide various of their year groups with an archery experience. The sessions were hard-work but tremendous fun! Our team took three different groups for their PE lesson each Tuesday who shot at 10 yards across the back of the Sports Hall. Everything had to be organised to fit around the timetable and meant that we had to be ready to carry our equipment up the outside stairs into the sports hall and set it all up during a break between lessons so as not to interrupt other school activities. For most of the students this was their very first experience of archery, let's hope they go on to consider archery as another string to their bow!!

 

28th July 2013
Kenwith Open Champs

We succesfully held our Open Champs with an almost full field and despite the ferocious winds later in the day that caused a few Compound Archers to decide it was too dangerous to continue, as arrows were being blown off rests. We welcomed Archers from clubs including Bowmen of Wadebridge, Brixham, Coastal, Exeter, Exmoor, Exmouth, Junction, Kyrton, Lacetown, Torquay and Yelverton as well as our neighbouring club of Barnstaple, with our own club showing full support as well.
Exmouth Men provided the York Compound winner in Neil Bennett. The Men's York Recurve was taken by Mark O'Halloran from Brixham.
The Ladies Hereford Compound was again won by Wendy Broom from Lacetown.
Congratulations and thanks to all the Archers who took part and of course the two Judges who kept all in order. Thanks also to all the people who helped make the event run smoothly, you know who you are.

27th July 2013
Have-A-Go at Weare Giffard

3 Hours of fun for anyone wishing to have a try at this demanding sport.

20th July 2013
Have-A-Go at the Lympstone Royal Marines Training Camp - Fun Day.

10th July 2013

2nd Beginners Course Started, click on the Beginners link for details and some pictures.

8th May 2013

Beginners Course Started, click on the Beginners link for details and some pictures.

29th July 2012
Kenwith Open Champs

We succesfully held our Open Champs with a good turnout and some a very welcome dry day. We welcomed Archers from clubs including Lacetown, Newquay, Kyrton, Exmouth, Exeter, Torquay, Wadebridge and Alsager as well as our neighbouring club of Barnstaple, with our own club showing full support as well.
Lacetown Men provided the York Compound winner in Mark Cardy. The Men's York Recurve was taken by Len Luck from Exmouth.
The Ladies Hereford Compound was won by Wendy Broom from Lacetown.
Congratulations and thanks to all the Archers who took part and of course the two Judges who kept all in order. Thanks also to all the people who helped make the event run smoothly, you know who you are.

11th July 2012

2nd Beginners Course Started, click on the Beginners link for details and some pictures.

16th May 2012

Beginners Course Started, click on the Beginners link for details and some pictures.

13th May 2012

Our Club was well represented at the Kyrton Archers Western Shoot, the image below shows some of the archers and the trophies they collected. They are (from left to right) Penny Bury, Dennis Parker, Elaine McIntosh, Stewart White, Mike Poile, Bayley Webster, Ray Webster and Annie Downton. The ones missing are June Gaydon and Bob Hague. Full results are available on the 2012 Results Page. Click on the image to enlarge.

March 2012
Lampard Vachell

Students down books for bows as part of Tudor period studies. LAMPARD Community School pupils have been hitting the target with a brand new history project designed to bring 16th century Britain to life.
Middle school youngsters added another string to their bow by trying their hand at archery during their studies into Tudor history.
Seven members of the Littleham-based Kenwith Company of Archers gave up their time for free to spend an afternoon with pupils as part of a two-week pilot project steered by the students themselves.
Teacher Pam Page said the ultimate aim of the project was to create a Tudor banquet at the end of the two weeks.
She said: "Students are finding out about what it takes to create a banquet – everything from the type of food, entertainment and sports they had.
"This is a completely new type of project for the school because it is completely student-led.
"It is quite exciting as although we follow the curriculum in a similar way to mainstream schools, this is a little different. "At the end of the two weeks, we'll review it to see how successful it has been in terms of both promoting independent learning and helping students work together to achieve a project they can all enjoy at the end."you know who you are.
(Article reprinted from The Gazette including the picture on left)
Students getting to know the equipment.

6th November 2011
Kenwith Indoor Champs

We succesfully held our Indoor Champs with an almost full house for both the morning and afternoon rounds, and welcomed Archers from clubs including Lacetown, Loco, Kyrton, Exmouth, Exeter, Brixham and Redruth as well as our neighbouring club of Barnstaple, with our club showing good support as well.
Lacetown Men provided the Compund winner for both the Morning Portsmouth round and the Afternoon Fita 18 round in Mark Cardy. The Men's Recurve Portsmouth was taken by ex Chairman from our own club now shooting out of Redruth Dean Stojic, whilst the Fita 18 round was won by our new chairman Sam White.
The Ladies Recurve provided a fascinating battle bewteen Brixham's Zena Barker and Barnstaple & England's Estelle Edwick. Zena triumphed by 7 in the morning, whilst Estelle took top honours by 9 in the afternoon.
Congratulations and thanks to all the Archers who took part and of course the three Judges who kept all in order. Thanks also to all the people who helped make the event run smoothly, you know who you are.