Allington Castle White Friars shoot

Allington Castle archers are hosting a UK Record status with Rose Awards York/Hereford and Bristol tournament on Sunday 25th August at their ground at:

Westborough Primary School, Greenway, Maidstone, Kent, ME16 8TL

Further information and and entry can be obtained as a Word Document or as a PDF

Tournament Dates

We have updated the tournament dates on the Home page. Currently we have tournament organisers for the 720 with H2H, a junior tournament, Kent Para champs and the Kent Field champs. We are looking for volunteers to help organise the County Championship on the 18th August and a 1440 with the date TBC.

You can find links to local club events on the clubs tournaments page

Kent Field Championship date

Due to the on going wet weather it has been decided to move the Kent Field championship to a time when hopefully we will have no issues with parking at the site. Those of you that attended last year will be aware of how wet the parking area was and we do not wish to further upset the land owner and risk having no where to park. We will notify the date as soon as confirmed.

31st December 2023 – Last submission date for scores.

Sunday the 31st December 2023 is the last date to submit scores if you want to be considered for selection to shoot for KAA at the upcoming 4 way inter-county indoor match, to be held on Saturday 2nd March 2024 at the Sittingbourne Community College. Submittions must be via Golden Records. If you require an account please contact the records office @

Tenzone Targets @ Ashford Indoor

Tenzone Targets Devastated by Fire

For those of you that shot any of the Kent target events last year you will recall that KAA hired in layered foam targets from Tenzone targets. It was our hope to do so again this year. Sadly Tenzone’s workshop, along with a number of other businesses were destroyed by a fire. This took with it all of their tournament hire bosses, supplies, machinery and current customer orders. Steve is hoping to rebuild the business in time to support the archery community this summer. A lot of tournaments can only run now because they hire in these targets. Locally that includes the Crystal Palace shoot in April. In order to get up and running again as quickly as possible Tenzone have launched a GoFundMe page. If you would like to contribute you can find the page at Tenzone Targets GoFundMe

National titles and medals at the National Indoor

A number of Kent archers landed national titles at this weekends national indoor champions along with other success in both the senior and junior events. All results can be found at Senior Event and Junior Nationals Event.

Senior Longbow Men

Adam Nason-Smith of 1066 Archers in Tenterden qualified 2nd, with a score of 379 behind Noak Hills Harry Cossey with 432. This took Adam in to the last 16 head to head matches, where Adam started by beating 15th seed Cameron MacNaughton 7 – 3. Next up Ben Ledwick who Adam beat 6 – 0. In the semi-finals Adam faced Richard Hudson and in a closely though match he triumphed 6 – 4. In the Final Adam meet first seed Harry Cossey with Adam taking the match 6 – 2.

Congratulations Adam on your first place and national title.

Adam with his trophy – Picture Tony Harris

Senior Compound Men

Two Kent archers competed in this category, Steve Griffiths of Medway archers finished 67th with a score of 550 and Ajay Scott of University of Kent archery. Ajay Scott qualified 7th with a score 587 ahead of some notable names in UK compound archery with many more years of experience.

Up first in the head to head matches Ajay faced Liam Peake, the 26th Qualifier, Ajay took the close match with a score of 146 – 145. Next match Ajay was matched against Luke Frearson with Ajay taking a more comfortable 147 – 138 win. Next opponent for Ajay was No 2 seed Adam Carpenter, in a very close match Ajay pipped Adam with a score of 147 – 145. In the semi-finals Ajay faced 3rd seed James Mason, this match went to the wire with both archers finishing the 15 arrow match on 147. On to the shoot off, which seems to be becoming an Ajay speciality. James could only shoot 9 with Ajay shooting a 10.

In the final Ajay faced no 1 qualifier, and current world no 2, Jozef Bosansky. Jozef took the match 147 – 148 leaving Ajay with 2nd place and the silver medal.


With Jozef not being a UK resident the title of senior national compound indoor champion went to Ajay Scott. Very good shooting and congratulations on your title.

Ajay Scott – Picture Tony Harris

Senior Compound Women

Three Kent archers competed in the senior women’s compound. Hannah Brown of Medway archers qualified 15th with a score of 567. Erin Barkway of Fox archers scored 542 and finished 51st. Competing as a senior, Sittingbourne Community College Archers, Mia McGuane, qualified a superb 3rd, behind the current world number 1 Ella Gibson, with a score of 583.

In the head to head matches Hannah’s first opponent was Phoebe Paterson Pine. Hannah took the match 142 – 137. Next up 2nd seed and world no 32, Izzy Carpenter, sadly Izzy took the win a very tight match 145 – 144. Hannah finished with a joint 9th place over all.

Having qualified 3rd Mia faced 30th seed Lulia Petre, with Mia taking a tight match 140 – 139. Next for Mia was 11th seed Patience Wood, which Mia won 145 – 144. In the semi finals Mia faced the archer that sadly bought Hannah’s run to an end. Once again only a single point separated the archers after 15 arrows with Izzy taking the match 146-145. This put Mia in the bronze medal match against world number 13 Sarah Prieels, with ends of 30-29, 28-30, 28-28, 29-27 and 29-28 Mia took the bronze medal and 3rd place with a score or 144-142. Congratulations Mia

Mia McGuane – Picture from Mia

Junior Nationals medals

With no head to head matches to report on and with your reporter working on packing away the event I am sorry to say at this time I have no pictures of the medal winners. If I receive them I will gladly update this story.

U21 Women’s Longbow

Congratulations to Lara Green of SCCA who finished 2nd and a silver medal with a score of 250

U18 Women’s Longbow

Congratulation to Niamh Kelly-Halabi who took 1st place and the gold medal with a score of 258

U16 Men’s Compound

Congratulations to Evan Clarke of SCCA on his 3rd place and bronze medal with a score of 549

U16 Women’s Barebow

Congratulations to Simona Mockeviciute from EJA on her 3rd place and bronze medal with a score of 302.

U15 Men’s Compound

Congratulations to Baliey Yates of SCCA on his 1st and bronze medal with a score of 442

U15 Women’s Barebow

Congratulations to Imogen Burns from SCCA Archers on her 2nd place and silver medal with a score of 220

U14 Women’s Compound

Congratulations to Maetha Edwards from EJA on her 2nd place and silver medal with a score of 529.

Notes from the KAA AGM

Finally held at Medway Archers on Sunday 19th November with 22 members from 11 clubs and one direct member.

Reports were submitted and discussed and those listed below have been elected for the fort coming year, unfortunately there are vacancies and the committee will be seeking members to fill the gaps, including the Tournament Organisers.  Anybody wanting to fill a gap and undertake a role please be assured that there will be full support to help you.

As it stands we only have one tournament organiser for a senior outdoor tournament so we may be seeking your thoughts on which shoot to hold if we can’t find a TO.

KAA Post Holders 2023 – 24
PositionHolderTournament Organisers
PresidentBob BeaneyChampionshipsVacantLewis Brown has undertaken to one of these shoots.
ChairmanMarc CarrollWA 1440Vacant
SecretarySarah CarrollWA720Vacant
Development OfficerPaul GermaineIndoorVacant
Records OfficerMel BruguierPara TourmamentDelegated to SCCA
Team ManagerHannah BrownCloutDiane Pople currently working to re-establish.
Team Selection Panel memberTony Harris
SCAS rep 1Bob BeaneyJnr TournamentToby Noar
SCAS rep 2Anita Baily
SCAS rep 3VacantN.Dimmock has since declared his willingness to stand again.
Ordinary Member 1Toby Noar
Ordinary Member 2Vacant

County Team Selection Procedure

The county team manager with the assistance of the selection committee and county committee are pleased to publish the procedures that will be followed in selecting all future teams to represent the county at all events.

You can find the procedure as a download from KAA Team Selection procedure.

The following is a list of some known typical submission dates

February indoor match – Dec 31st
March field match – Jan 30th
April outdoor match – February 28th
June outdoor match – April 30th
4-Way field – June 20th
National County Team – July 31st

If you want a Golden Records account in order to submit scores please send an email to

Questions about the selection procedure should be addressed to the county team manager at

Success for Kent archers at the UK Masters

This past weekend, 29th and 30th June 2024 270 archers travelled to Archery GB headquarters, at the National Sports Centre, Lillieshall, near Telford, Shropshire.

On the Saturday all archers shot a double 720 ranking round, ranking them for the individual Head to Head matches on the Sunday.

The Sunday introduced a new concept to the H2H matches, something known as Repechage. This format meant that if you lost your match you got a new score sheet and carried on shooting until you lost again when you repeated the process. There were a few teething issues but the format has great promise, in the view of the author, for keeping archers involved all day. This format also means that you end up with a full set of individual rankings from 1 to 64.

At the end of the day 2, two Kent archers found themselves in the Gold medal matches.

Cliff Gadd (Longbow) faced Brian Rosenberg in the mens longbow final. Cliff was victorious taking the match 6 – 2. Congratulation Cliff on yet another UK Masters win.

Ajay Scott faced Kia Thomas-Prause in the mens compound match with Kia taking the match 146 – 147. Ajay continues to go from strength to strength having recently taken part in the last World Cup stage in Antalya. Ajay is one to watch. Well done Ajay.

ArcheryGB may be publishing some highlights of the matches on YouTube. If these appear I will update the post.

Kent WRS720 with H2Hs – Tournament Results

On Sunday 9th June 2024, 78 archers on 24 targets descended on Vigo to compete in the KAA WRS720 with Matchplay. Thankfully the weather stayed dry, the temperature varied and the wind? Well it started off calm and Vigo being Vigo, it got a bit breezy by the time we got to the head to heads after lunch.

It was a great day with some shooting their first head to head whilst for others it was their first ever tournament with some good results.

Recurve MenGoldRyan HOLDENBowbrook Archers
SilverMatthew MAYSCCA
BronzeKevin LAMBIEHigh Weald Archery Club
Recurve WomenGoldAlex CURRUMSBebington Archers
SilverIsobel LINDSLEY-FROSTRoyal Richmond Archery Club
BronzeNatasha JARMANDover Castle Archers
Compound MenGoldJacek PEDZIWIATRArchery GB
SilverOliver BOURNEArchery GB
BronzeSidney ALDRIDGEDover Castle Archers
Compound WomenGoldMia MCGUANESCCA
SilverMichelle SWORDMedway Archers
BronzeZara GREENMeriden Archery Club
Barebow MenGoldThomas WILLIAMSLeaves Green Bowmen
SilverBarry FRIENDLullingstone Bowmen
BronzeIan SANDERSAllington Castle Archers
Barebow WomenGoldCharlotte KENTBowmen of Darenteford
SilverBronwen COLEGATEGuildford Archery Club
BronzeLaurie WAUGHForest of Bere Bowmen
Longbow MenGoldCliff GADDArchery GB
SilverAdam NASON-SMITH1066 Archery Club
BronzeDavid FLINTSevenoaks Archery Club
Longbow WomenGoldAnn NASON-SMITH1066 Archery Club

Many congratulations to all the medal winners and apologies to the Longbow Men for the lack of photographs.

A BIG thank you to all the archers that entered and an equally big thank you to the Judges and also the volunteers. So until we do it all over again next year in 2025……

Calling all junior archers. KAA needs your scores

KAA hope to be able to submit a team of junior archers for a county match to be held on the 8th June. Archers wishing to be considered for a place should submit their scores no later than the end of May 12th 2024.

Scores, with attached, signed score cards or results sheets, should be submitted via Golden Records. If you would like a Golden records account you can contact the county records officer via

Kent Field Champs receives UK Record status

The Kent Field champs to be held on Sunday the 11th August 2024 at Gorewood near Sittingbourne has been grant UK record status. The event will be a 24 mixed target round, with 12 marked distance targets and 12 unmarked distance targets.

Anyone wishing to try field archery in the run up to this event should see the KAF page at

Entry to this event is only available via Sport 80 at The prospectus can be found here.

Kent Indoor 4 way team selection

The following archers have been selected to shoot for the county on the 2nd of March at the 4 way intercounty indoor match. Archers were selected based on those who had submitted qualifying indoor scores from this season via the Golden Records software. If you wish to be considered to shoot for Kent and do not have a Golden Records account please contact the records officer @

Ajay ScottAntony KiteTom WilliamsAdam Nason-Smith
Mia McGuaneDan SimsIan SandersMichael White
Steve GriffithsJamie VosChris BrownColin Anderson
Erin BarkwayLewis BrownCharlotte KentNiamh Kelly-Haladi
Jason Byatt – ReserveLeanne Kite – ReserveJill Harper – ReserveCliff Gadd – Reserve