Junior National Outdoor Championships 2023

Junior National Outdoor Championships 2023

Several juniors from clubs across the county, competed in this years Junior National Outdoor Championships at Lilleshall on 1st & 2nd July 2023.

Denitsa Dimitrova of Northampton AC
Maisie Hailes, Finley Ellis, Rose Sharpe, Christiyan Dimitrov & Nyah West-Ley of Wellingborough OAC
Sheryl Lai, Emilia Erhan, Bertie Fulton, Georgie Hay, Bella North & Ching Li Lau of Corby Archers
Daisy Simpson of Banbury Cross A.

Many new county records were achieved and plenty of medals brought home.

Denitsa Dimitrova of NAC finished in 1st place on day 1 in the Metric 3 Womens Barebow Under 16, and then 2nd on day 2 in the Hereford Womens Barebow Under 21.

Christiyan Dimitrov of WOAC finished in 2nd place on day 1 in the Metric 5 Mens Barebow Under 12, and in 3rd place on day 2 in the Bristol 5 Men Barebow Under 12.

Finley Ellis of WOAC finished in 1st place on both days in the Metric 4 & Bristol 4 Mens Longbow Under 14.

As did Sheryl Lai of Corby A , finishing in 1st place on both days in the Metric 5 & Bristol 5 Womens Compound Under 12.

Emilia Erhan of Corby A, came in 1st place on Day 2 in the Bristol 4 Womens Barebow Under 14.

Ching Li Lai also of Corby A, finished in 3rd place on both days in the Metric 5 & Bristol 5 Womens Recurve Under 12.

And Daisy Simpson of BXA, finished in 1st place on day in the 1440 Womens Barebow Under 21, and then in 3rd place on day 2 in the Hereford Women Barebow Under 21.

Many congratulations to all those who took part. The archers themselves certainly did their clubs and county very proud.

Photos courtesy of Fii West-Ley.

Junior NCAS County Records

Junior NCAS County Records

Following the outdoor age group updates brought in by Archery GB at the start of the year, all current junior outdoor target county records prior to 1st January 2023, have now been archived, leaving most of the records now vacant.

NCAS are offering all current junior record holders a chance to reclaim their records into the new correct age group, by emailing the County Records Officer, Dean Edwards, before 1st January 2024. From this date, all previous junior outdoor records will only be accessible via the Historical Records Archive

Below are all of the current junior records for reference.

Recurve Junior Men Recurve Junior Women
Compound Junior Men Compound Junior Women
Barebow Junior Men Barebow Junior Women
Longbow Junior Men Longbow Junior Women
Flatbow Junior Men Flatbow Junior Women

Team Bronze Medal for Archie at the European Youth Cup

Team Bronze Medal for Archie at the European Youth Cup

Archie Bromley of Archers of Raunds, has won a team bronze medal at the U18 European Youth Cup held in Sion Switzerland from 5th til 10th June 2023.

The under 18 men’s team made up of Archie, Max Oakley and Midas Tang, qualified in 4th place following the ranking round. They beat Slovakia in the quarter finals 5-4, then met Italy in the semi finals which they lost 2-6, putting them into the Bronze medal match against Germany. The close match went all the way to a shoot-off but GB’s 28 score including a nice 10 from Archie, was better than the Germans’ 24 to take the win.

You can watch the match on Youtube (skip to 3:40.00)

In all, Great Britain’s archers secured 10 medals making it a successful event.

Full results:

Corby Archers Open Junior Tournament

Corby Archers Open Junior Tournament

Corby Archers are hosting their first Open Junior Tournament on Sunday 13th August 2023.

Short Metric 5
Short Metric 4
Head to Heads
The head to head is based on rankings from the morning session. It is all archers shooting 10 metres in 3 arrow ends, 12 arrows in total. The highest
scorers go through. In the event of a draw it is a single arrow shoot off with the winning arrow being the nearest to the centre.

More information can be found on the Entry Form

This shoot is part of the NCAS Chris Mason Celebration League.

Denitsa Wins Barebow Bronze at JNOC 2022

Denitsa Wins Barebow Bronze at JNOC 2022

Denitsa Dimitrova of Northampton AC won a bronze medal in the Under 16 Ladies Barrow Metric III, at the Junior National Outdoor Championship on 2-3 July at Lilleshall. She missed out on a medal by just 3 points on Day 2. Once ratified her score of 959 will also be a new NCAS county record.

Denitsa said, “It was my first National challenge and only my 3rd competition after I started to compete barebow in March this year. It was a lot of pressure as I competed with many experienced archers and I had no idea about the structure of the competition. It was also a great experience to shoot with the Junior Archery GB Team members as they are real athletes with high spirit and sport attitude. Although I felt nervous in the beginning everyone was friendly and made me feel relaxed and comfortable as a novice. I did my best in both of the days despite the heavy rain, equipment failure and the multiple interruptions of the competition. I needed to utilise all my body and mind to compete on the highest level at all times. I couldn’t have won without the continuous support and encouragement from my NAC team and WOAC coaches. Thank you all for believing in me.”

Many congratulations to Denitsa!