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Chorley Bowmen's 20th Annual Combined FITA

15th February 2015


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5th Annual Joe Saxon Memorial Albion

The entry form for the Memorial Shoot on Sunday 12th July 2015, is now available to download.

New Club Records

The following new Club Records (non-tournament) were achieved at the End Of Season Shoot.

WA 50m 720 Compound

Lady    Helen Taylor            642
Gent    Jack Broughton        663

50m 720 (122cm Face) Unofficial Round

Lady Recurve    Amanda Clark        558
Gent Recurve    Ben Craze                289
Gent Longbow    Dave Thomas        139

Congratulations to you all.   

End Of Season WA 720 and H2H 2014

Results and Photographs are available at the links below.

Qualification Round         
H2H Round                       

Club Championships 2014

Results and Photographs are available at the links below.

Club Championships 2014

4th Annual Joe Saxon Memorial Tournament

Results and Photographs are available at the links below.


Morning Session

Afternoon Session and presentation

20th Annual Chorley Bowmen Combined FITA

The 20th Annual Combined FITA will take place on 15th February 2015.

The Entry Form is now available to download.  

Lancashire Coaching Group Coaching Clinics 2014

Lancashire Coaching Group is offering Coaching Clinics on the following dates.

  • 29th March at Assheton indoor (restricted to first 12 archers booking).

  • 17th May at Mossley Hill

  • 5th July at Pendle & Samlesbury

  • 27th September at Blackpool (indoor)

Further Information can be found on the Booking Form.

19th Annual Chorley Bowmen Combined FITA

The results for the 19th Annual Chorley Bowmen Combined FITA that took place on 16th February 2014 are now available here.

19th Combined FITA

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Our social secretary is taking your booking for the Christmas meal. Details again are below:


Date:     Saturday 14th December

Place:    Fieldfare, Chorley

A deposit of £5 is required for booking.

More details as special menu is available from Lucy.


Anyone interested in joining the party, please get in touch with Lucy at her email address.

Some of you heard Geoff talk about the Indoor Archery World Cup 2014 tournament coming to Telford in Jan. For the benefit of members, here's a recap.
The Indoor Archery World Cub is held this year in four different venues, namely:


- Marrakesh, Morocco: 16-17 November 2013
- Singapore, Singapore: 7-8 December 2013
- Telford, Great Britain: 24-26 January 2014
- Las Vegas, USA: 7-8 February 2014

The committee would have loved to travel to each and every one (to report back to you) but the vote went against us.

Plan B is for interested archers to join together and visit the tournament at Telford on Saturday 25th January. There will be a trade show (the biggest this side of the pond with lots of shiny new toys to try out) and well as the chance to watch some world class shooting (and some not so world class shooting from fellow Chorley Bowmen club members). Details and ticket prices are on the web site. The proposal is for travellers to share the cost of transport.


Could interested archers please get in touch with Geoff Tittensor or Lucy Bretherton.

29th October 2013

The Club records have been updated. They can be found on the Information Page.

Steve Saxon (Webmaster)

Chorley Bowmen 4th Annual Joe Saxon Memorial Tournament



The club will be hosting their 4th Annual Joe Saxon Memorial Tournament on Sunday 13th July 2014 at the Clubs Grounds: Wigan Lane Playing Fields, Chorley PR7 4AS.


The Entry Form can be downloaded from here. Sighters are at 11:30 am.



Presidents Shoot 2013

The results from the Presidents Shoot held on 23rd June 2013 are now available to download, along with a message from our Club President.


Chorley Bowmen 3rd Joe Saxon Memorial Tournament


The club will be hosting their 3rd annual Joe Saxon memorial shoot on Sunday 21st July 2013 at the clubs grounds: Wigan Lane Playing Fields, Chorley PR7 4AS.


Target List can be downloaded from here. Sighters are at 11:30 am.





Chorley Bowmen 19th UK record status Combined FITA Annual Tournament


The club will be hosting our annual combined FITA indoor shoot on Sunday 16th February 2014 at the South Ribble Tennis Centre, Bamber Bridge.


Entry form can be downloaded from here.





Chorley Bowmen Juniors achieve national ranking


Congratulations to two Chorley Bowmen juniors for achieving their national ranking in 2012. Thomas Wolne and Sam Cordingley had a very successful 2012 outdoors season. They also secured national recognition by securing 14th (for Thomas) and 16th (for Sam) place in the 2012 Junior National ranking (U16 cadet).





Paul Smith wins his first outdoors competition



Congratulations to club member, Paul Smith on winning his first ever outdoor competition. Paul competed in the Assheton Bowmen novice shoot on 26 May 2013 and won the men’s compound division with an excellent score of 716. Well done Paul and we are confident this is the start of a successful winning season.


Well done also to Mike Chambers and Tony Hill who took part in the competition.





Chorley Bowmen duo at the Northern Counties Championship



The 6th October saw a strong end to the outdoor season for Chorley Bowmen juniors Thomas Walne and Sam Cordingley. It was a bright, and largely dry, day in Ashington (North of Newcastle) where the two youngsters represented Lancashire in the Northern Counties Inter-County Tournament and Championships. Competing in the under 16 recurve category, the boys shot very well indeed, securing first and second places. Both boys achieved personal best scores which were a good 40 points ahead of their nearest rival. Despite their efforts, the Lancashire boys recurve team just narrowly out to Yorkshire in the team medals.


Sam and Thomas’ excellent performances are a fitting end to a great outdoor season. Both boys have worked hard this summer and the effort has been reflected in their continually improving scores. This latest result firmly places the two lads at the top of the Northern Counties region for their age-group. Let’s hope they have an equally successful indoor season!









Club member wins gold in Transplant Games



Article from Chorley Guardian September 2012



It may not have been an Olympic gold medal but Chorley Bowmen archer Sue Wrightson won gold recently at the Transplant games.


Sue, a member of Chorley Bowmen for eleven years, has travelled to Loughborough, Leeds, Sheffield, Edinburgh, Norwich, Birmingham, Bath Leicester and Coventry over the years to compete in the games.


This year they were held at Medway, Kent from the 23rd until 26th August, Sue has entered and shot at the games on nine occasions over ten years, winning bronze on her second outing, silver over the next three years and gold on 2008, 2009 and 2010, owing to work commitments Sue missed the games on 2011 but went back to win her fourth gold this year.


The Games are mainly to promote transplantation and prove to people you can live a normal life after a transplant, and to try to encourage people to enrol on the transplant register.


Sue’s story is: I had my transplant 20 years ago on the 2nd January 1992 at the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne. I was 26 at the time. I later found out that my heart was from a 22 year old lady called Sharon. I wrote a letter to her family after my transplant, which is the most difficult letter anyone can wish to write as the English language does not have the words to say thank you for a life. I have been lucky enough to have very few problems, but did get rejection when I was 4 years post op. This lasted for 6 months which meant visits to Newcastle once a fortnight for cardiac biopsies. I visit Newcastle normally once every 3 months now, for check-ups, and have a major check once a year when I have to stay overnight due to having an angiogram.


Sue is currently training to be a nurse, an ambition from being a child but due to illness she was virtually wheelchair bound until her transplant. She qualifies in April next year and plans to specialise in cardiology and has managed to arrange a placement at Freeman Hospital.