May 30, 2023

The 2023 British Field Champions are crowned

At the All British and Open Field Championships at Avalon Archers named its 2023 champions this weekend.

This year's sold-out event was hosted at Avalon Archers' impressive course, put together and organised by John Hartfield. It was a weekend of world-class shooting on a challenging yet rewarding set of targets.

Field archer liaison Vic Williams said: "It's been a fantastic weekend of field archery at the British and Open Championships, and interest in the event this year has been high. It's been a few years since we've run out of spaces so hopefully this is indicative of the growing interest in Archery GB field events."

Within the compound men's unlimited division the battle for first place went all the way to ties on 6s as both Carl Richards and Chris White shot 800 on the nose. Carl took the title with 92 6s to Chris's 89.

For the recurve men, ex-GB shooter and 2012 World Field bronze medalist Jon Shales won the championships for the 17th time. The first time he claimed the title was in 1989, when he was just 15 years of age.

Jon said: "Back then I was unbelievably happy and proud to win, it meant everything to me and a real dream come true. I grew up shooting courses like that so nothing was out of my comfort zone plus I was shooting with my old GB team mates so we were just having a nice time out in the woods. I don't have the time to commit to any special training, I just shoot little and often as my busy work schedule allows," he said. 



Recurve men Jon Shales
Recurve women

Bryony Pitman

Recurve veteran men Stuart Wood-Edens
Recurve under 18 women Eleanor Thornton
Recurve under 12 men Nate Thornton
Best junior recurve Eleanor Thornton
Compound unlimited men Carl Richards
Compound unlimited women Ella Gibson
Compound unlimited veteran men Gary Cole
Compound unlimited under 18 men

Ioan Rees

Compound unlimited under 18 women Isabella Bruguier
Best junior compound unlimited Ioan Rees
Barebow men James Annall
Barebow women Francesca Hawker
Barebow veteran men Adam Strachan-Stephens
Barebow veteran women Victoria Williams
Barebow under 18 men Finlay Hicks
Barebow under 15 women Ruby Davies
Best junior barebow Ruby Davies
Longbow men Alex Newnes
Longbow women Beth Duthie
Compound barebow men Simon Price
Compound barebow women Marion Patterson
Traditional men Ceri Thomas
Traditional women Emma Harrison
Traditional veteran men Ceri Thomas
Traditional under 18 men Andrew Berresford
Traditional under 15 women Rachel Berresford
American flatbow men John Davies
American flatbow veteran men John Davies

Vic added: "I have to congratulate the team of judges and work party on their professionalism and dedication to making it all happen this weekend, it ran like clockwork. Thank you!"

To see all the scores and final results from the competition, please use the link below:


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