Whiteleaf Bowmen Club Championships 2023

We will be holding the Club Championships on 20th August 2023. Sighters will commence at 10:00 PROMPTLY, registration will be from 09:30. We would be grateful for any members that would be willing to help setup prior to this.

This year we will be shooting variants of the National rounds, with the round for the Club Champion being a Long National. These are six dozen rounds, 4 dozen at the longer distance and 2 dozen at the shorter.

Long National                  80y & 60y

National                            60y & 50y

National 50                       50y & 40y

National 40                       40y & 30y

National 30                       30y & 20y

To encourage new members to participate we will also offer a “National 20”, this is not an official AGB round, but at 20 & 10 yards is ideal for those who are new to Archery.

In order to plan for the day can you please complete the form below to enter. Entries to be received no later than Monday 14th August 2023.


If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the club Tournaments Officer

Whiteleaf Bowmen Open Shoot 2023 Results

The day finally arrived for the first Whiteleaf Bowmen Open Shoot post pandemic with 28 archers due to compete across all 9 targets.  The ground party arrived early to set up the field with mist swirling around but the prospect of a dry, maybe sunny shoot.  Some sterling work soon had the field ready for the shoot and it was great to see a full field of targets with pristine targets on, ready to greet the archers.

As our Chairperson Julie welcomed the archers and went through the admin, the sun started to appear and 27 archers prepared themselves for the challenge ahead.  The shoot went really smoothly under the control of the judges David and Meera and helped by the fact we only had one missing arrow the whole day.

At the end of a very enjoyable shoot, the top archers in each category received their medals from our Lady Paramount, Jan, and a hastily arranged raffle (thanks to those who provided prizes) raised over £100 for club funds.

Thanks to Neill for arranging the tournament and those archers who helped on the day.

Whiteleaf Bowmen classifications shot on the day
Master Bowmen (and club and county records[tbc])            –           Imran R
Bowman 1st Class        –           Julie M, Kevin J
Bowmen 2nd Class       –           Jan O, John W, Marc B, Brenda G
Bowmen 3rd Class       –           Paul F, Jon S


Open Tournaments for 2023

We are please to announce that we will be running 2 UK record status tournaments this year. Dates and entry forms below.

Longbow Tournament – Double National

Unfortunately this event has been cancelled for 2023 – all those who have entered have been contacted. If you have not received an email please do get in touch with the tournaments officer.

UKRS York / Hereford / Bristols

14 May 2023
Venue: Whiteleaf Bowmen, New Road, High Wycombe, HP27 0PP
Rounds: York, Hereford and Bristols
Closing date for entries: 28 April 2023
For further information please download the entry form:

Indoor Calendar 2022/2023

Indoor archery is back on at Lacey Green Village hall, the dates are below

Sessions (ready to shoot) are at: 1730, 1930, and, with prior notification on the Whiteleaf Indoor WhatsApp Group, at 2130. If you are not already a member of the group and would like to be added, please contact Paul with your name and phone number: treasurer@whiteleafbowmen.org.uk

Cost per session is: £3 adult club members, £2 junior and £5 visitor (please bring proof of AGB membership.

This year we are dispensing with cash payments. You will need to sign in for every session that you shoot (please make sure your full name is clearly written). You will be billed twice – once at the end of December, and again at the end of the season, electronic bank transfer is the preferred method of payment.

Club Longbow and Barebow Champs 2022

On Sunday 28th August 2022 eight archers from Whiteleaf Bowmen gathered for the Club Longbow Championships. This year the competition was also opened up to Barebow archers from the club, recognising the growing number of Barebow archers within the club.

The day started fairly sedately with a National competition, 4 dozen arrows at 60 yards and 2 dozen at 50 yards. In traditional format the Longbow competition was judged by the number of hits, with score used as a tie break, whereas barebow were placed based on scores. With everyone warmed up and getting settled into a groove the next element of the competition would shake things up a bit.

This was a variation on the theme of a “Pope and Young” shoot. Five paper animal targets were placed downrange, and five shooting positions established. Each archer then had the opportunity to shoot five arrows from the one position, rotating round until they had shot five arrows from all of the positions. For the first stage of this each archer had 100 seconds to shoot all five arrows. Everyone was comfortably loosing all of their arrows within this time, so when the time for the next stage was dropped to 50 seconds the pressure was on. Subsequent stages saw the time drop to 40 seconds, and with the final stage only 30 seconds the pressure was on.

The final element of the day was a “Wand” shoot, which was one final chance for everyone to demonstrate their skill in hitting a 4” wide and 5’ tall stick placed at 40 yards. Andraes managed to hit this on his very first shot, with the longbows taking a bit more time to gauge the target. Both Paul and Julie managed a hit after a few attempts by everyone, but after a couple more arrows Paul managed to claim the prize.

Overall results

Gents Barebow Champion – Imran Rehman
Ladies Barebow Champion – Rukhsana Latif
Gents Longbow Champion – Paul Field
Ladies Longbow Champion – Julie Morling

Longbow Pope & Young Champion – Julie Morling

Wand Champion Longbow – Paul Field
Wand Champion Barebow – Andraes Kirschner

Best Unrewarded Score – John O’Keeffe

Overall Results

Club Champs and Longbow/Barebow Champs 2022

A few dates for your diaries

The Longbow/Barebow championship will take place on the 28th of August – further details at http://www.whiteleafbowmen.org.uk/events/whiteleaf-longbow-barebow-championship-2022/

The Whiteleaf Club Championship will take place on the 4th of September – further details are at http://www.whiteleafbowmen.org.uk/events/whiteleaf-club-championship-2022/

Medals and Trophy at the “Diana” Tournament

A number of club members entered 57th “Diana” Tournament held at Harlequin Bowmen on the 4th of June 2022. Well done to the medal winners

Brenda Godfrey – Silver – Senior Ladies Compound

John O’Keefe – Bronze – Senior Gents Longbow

Julie Morling – Bronze – Senior Ladies Recurve

Also the team comprising of John O’Keefe, Julie Morling, Kevin Jones and Neil Ovenden ended up second place and returned with the small Diana Trophy.

Chris Roberts

We are saddened to have to announce that long-standing club member Chris Roberts passed away at the end of December 2021.  Many of you will remember him as a previous Chairman of the club and as an active member. Chris shot barebow and holds many of the club and county records. His didn’t shoot during the worst of the pandemic, and latterly due to his illness. He will be very sorely missed.