County shoots

Following on from the very successful CAGT at Kestrels the following is planned along with future inter county tournaments


  • 18th May. County Archery Get Together (CAGT). Clophill`s field. 9.30 for 10.00am start. Contact Terry Course, [email protected] for more information or to let the team management know you will be there. Experienced archers and coaches needed as well.
  • 29th June. CAGT. County club needed to organise. Please contact Brian Dunlop to confirm his availability.
  • 13th July CAGT. Clophill`s field. 9.30 for 10.00am start. Contact Terry Course for more information or to let the team management know you will be there. Experienced archers and coaches needed as well.
  • 14th Sept CAGT. County club needed to organise. Please contact Brian Dunlop to confirm his availability.

Inter-County Tournaments

  • 9th June. Ivy Keating (Beds V Northants) at Daventry & District Sports Club, Stefen Hill, Western Avenue, Daventry, NN11 4ST. Session A Assembly 9:45 am Sighters: 10.00am. American round with non AGB rounds for juniors as below. Please let us know if you are available.
  • 21st July Beds V North Herts. Details to be confirmed. Please let us know if you are available. Usual disciplines to be included
  • 24th November. Beds County Indoor Championships. First session Beds V Northants. Please let us know of your availability.-

Grafham Water Christmas Closure

Just to note that Grafham will be closed from 23rd Decemeber and will reopen on the 7th.

This means the last indoor Sunday shoot is the Christmas Shoot on 17/12 and the last indoor Monday shoot will be on the 18th.

Our first indoor shoot of 2024 will be Monday 8th Januray.

This does not affect the Frostbites on Saturdays or the St Nicholas on new years day. Sunday 7th January will also be an official Frostbite shoot.

Beds vs Northants Inter County Postal

Following on from our very successful previous postal matches, we, as the heading suggests, in collaboration with Northants, have arranged another intercounty match. Details as follows.

We are hoping that all BCAA clubs and archers will be able to take part. Please distribute to all your archers pointing out that included for this year are the 2 junior distances.

1 Round to be shot: Frostbite, Adult, 36 arrows at 30 metres. Under 14, 36 arrows at 20 metres. Under 12, 36 arrows at 15 metres all on the 80cm face.

2 Eligible archers: All genders and ages. If a junior please give your age, gender and the distance shot.

3 Bow Styles: All

4 When to be shot: Start 1st Nov. Last day for scores to be shot 31st March 2024. Could the team reps please submit all scores to Terry by the 6th of April.

5 How round is to be shot. All 3 dozen shot in the same session. As many times as you wish within the time. We just want each individual highest score.

6 Record all the scores as you would normally, X`s, 10`s and so on. Please submit the final score totals only (not each individual arrow value) in the normal format, including the following information. Archer, Gender. Club. Bow Style. Senior/Junior (if junior age and which junior distance shot)

Example: Jane Doe. Female. Middle Earth. Longbow. Senior. X `s = 59. 10`s = 13. Score = 720.

7 All the scores will be on trust. Please get a witness to verify your score. We will be watching you.

8 The final team members and numbers of archers for each bow style gender etc will will be chosen in March.

Bedford County Junior Get-together

To ALL Bedfordshire County Junior archers.

Following the success and positive comments from our previous sessions, we will be holding another informal get together, this time for our Junior county archers.


You are invited to join us for an Open morning on Saturday the 18th November. This will be at the Alameda Sports Hall, Woburn St., Ampthill, Bedfordshire, MK45 2HX

what3words Location – binders.scorched.unions. From 10.00am till 12.30pm.


There is no charge, BCAA will be providing the session for our juniors to meet other juniors from within the county and experience shooting under tournament conditions. All of which is designed to get you ready for when you shoot for the county.


This would be a good practice for the Beds County Champs being held the following weekend in the same hall on the 26th November.

We will be shooting a short round at 20yards under the direction of Mr Brian Dunlop. There will be scoring during the round, not specifically to record your score but more to go through the procedure of scoring with yourselves and your parent guardian within a relaxed atmosphere amongst like minded individuals


For those of you who haven’t experienced shooting a competition this is for you, and for those of you who are experienced we’re hoping you’ll be willing and able to help any newcomers. If you have anything specific you would like to work on or want help with this is an ideal opportunity, in particular for the parents of the juniors to unravel some of the mysteries.


We have invited experienced archers to attend. These will cover most bow types, in particular the Recurve and Compound, if you have anything specific you would like us to cover please let us know in good time. We will do our best to meet your request.


If you have a coach, they are more than welcome to attend. We would ask that your parents or guardians are in attendance for the duration of the session.


There are not any chairs in the hall. If you would need to rest please bring a chair suitable for use within a sports hall, the atmosphere can be very dry within the hall please bring a drink for the morning.

Please let your rep know if you’d like to attend by Saturday 11 Nov.
Suzi and Terry
AKA the management


Shooting Schedule

The shooting schedule has been updated for the indoor season 23/24

Times are:

Sunday 10:00 arrival | 1015 assembly | 1030 start @ Grafham

Monday 1800 arrival | 1815 assembly | 1830 start @ Grafham

Saturday 09930 assembly | 1000 start @ Offord

St Neots Bowmen Club Champs 2023

St Neots Bowmen Club Champs will be held on Sunday 20th August. The round being shot is a Handicapped Windsor.

There is also the possibility for archers from Netherhall to be joining us.

The club will also be providing some lunch for members (you dont actually have to shoot).

Please let us know, either by filling in the facebook poll or emailing [email protected] if you think you will be joining us so that we can arrange a suitable amount of food. If you could do this by the 13th that would be great!

BCAS County Championship 2023

This years county championship competition is being done as a postal competition. The round being shot is an American.

The scheduled shoots for this coming weekend (12/13 August) have been changed to American rounds. Anyone wishing to take part in the county championship should attend either of these shoots. Scores submitted during these shoots will be sent to BCAS.

Feel free to shoot a different bow style on each day if you like

Field Closures/Volunteers

The field will be closed at the following times due to us hosting events:

  • Thursday July 27 (evening)
  • Thursday September 7 (evening)
  • Saturday September 9 (all day)

Volunteers are required for all events

Indoor awards May 14th

Sunday May 14th after the morning shoot (so around 12:30pm) we will present the awards for the past indoor season. We’ll have some drink and food on the field (weather permitting).

County Archers Required!

Message from the County Team Managers:

“We are asking for availability of any archers for the next intercounty. The Ivy Keating, our annual tournament against Northants at Pepperstock`s ground on 21st May.

It will be 10.30 assembly shooting a short metric round with all the junior rounds available. We particularly need the juniors.It will be 10.30 assembly shooting a short metric round with all the junior rounds available. We particularly need the juniors.”

If you would like me to put your name forward, please let me know.