March 19, 2019

January Challenge 2019

The January Challenge results are in - and there have been more entries than ever before.

A total of 2,347 scores were submitted, up more than 300 on 2018. They came from a total of 186 clubs, including more universities - and they showed an interesting new trend. The number of recurve entries was down 6 per cent but barebow is rocketing in popularity, up from 13 to 19 per cent of entries.

The top three archers in each category are:


  • Men's beginners: Trevor Dance, Daniel McLaren, Steve Wardell
  • Men's: Richard White, Matthew Gardiner, David Timmins
  • Men's senior: Jon Shales, Keith Roberson, Paul Clay
  • Women's beginners: Claire Walsh, Mary Cairns, Gemma Hurst
  • Women's: Bela Booth, Lizzie Warner, Rachel Vines and Saira Chaudhry (joint third)
  • Women's senior: Pam Johnson, Kath Hall, Karen Bryan


  • Men's beginners: Steven Pepper, John Hall, Adrian Powell
  • Men's: Ian Stowell, Robert Twigg, Alex Newnes
  • Men's senior: Henry Evans, Mike Christison, Anthony Allen
  • Women's beginners: Gillian Morton, Lorna Lacey, Emma Hartley
  • Women's: Sheila Hudson, Sophie Twigg, Kathryn Sartain
  • Women's senior: Sandie Graham, Lynette Fisher, Sue Davies


  • Men's beginners: Jack Wood, Anthony Peacock, Ryan Anderson
  • Men's: Wayne Evans, James Cornford and Kai Thomas-Prause (joint second)
  • Men's senior: Simon Dingle and Julien Beauquel (joint top), Lee Miller
  • Women's beginners: Julie Brooks, Catherine Hughes, Christina Cox
  • Women's: Ann Rutland, Vicky Loader and Ruth Watson (joint second)
  • Women's senior: Hannah Brown, Julie Yates, Sheila Harris


  • Men's beginners: Iain Cope, Mike Lewis, Karl Bowles
  • Men's: Mark Robertson, Danny Hickman, Glenn Studholme
  • Men's senior: Derek Bett, Geoff Barker, Robert Cain
  • Women's beginners: Nicole Salgado Fernandez, Sophie Percival, Charlotte Walker-Matthews
  • Women's: Helen Brown, Karen Grassie, Sarah Monteith
  • Women's senior: Francesca Hawker, Avril Bourke, Sue Davies.

You can download the complete results below.


Our continued thanks to Nick Beeson for his dedicated work with the January Challenge.

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