With the Intercounty team event coming up in September, along with national events soon after, now's the time to let us know if you want to shoot for the county. Please see here for more information on how to be considered for a spot on the team.

The DCAA County Championships are to be held on the 20th of August 2022, at Mercia Archers ground in Castle Gresley, Swadlincote. Reception is open from 8am with assembly open from 9:10am for this record status event. Please see here for more details, and complete the entry form if you wish to take part.

Please note - the contact for this event is now Derek Jameson (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

This is a Windsor Round to be held on the great lawn at Kedleston Hall on the 12th of June 2022. Please see the tournaments page for more information.

The DCAA County Senior and Junior Indoor Championships 2022 are available for booking, please see here for all of the details.

This is a fun open event and fancy dress is encouraged but not mandatory. We will be shooting at full size foam Viking targets. Gentlemen will be shooting 140 yds, Ladies 100 yds and juniors will be shoot 60 yds. Click here for the entry form.

With restrictions finally starting to ease, tournaments are now being added to the calendar. Check out the tournaments page for more information.

With the end of the national lockdown and England moving back to tiered restrictions, Archery GB have issued new guidance for shooting in England. Please see the summary of Covid restrictions for more information.

The DCAA Constitution has been updated following an EGM held on the 16th of September 2020. The updated constitution is available from the Documents section.

John sadly passed away on March 28th 2020 leaving his wife Mae and daughter Gina.

Many of you will know John from his role as an EMAS Judge – which he took to National level before retiring and becoming Judge Emeritus.  But even after his retirement he was still to be seen around at tournaments.

He was EMAS Chairman for 2002/03 and Mae was EMAS TA also – they made a good team, their work on setting up information and arranging for specific scoring programs for the EMAS tournaments is still in use today.

He was an honorary member of Derbyshire County Archery Association – a testament to the support he gave to the sport of archery.

He as always the epitome of a gentleman, always ready to pitch in and help wherever he could. His knowledge was exemplary, both with archery rules and background knowledge of the County Association.

He still enjoyed shooting; he especially was pleased when he could return to shooting after he had his shoulder surgery some years ago.

Sadly, due to Mae’s failing health he has not been able to take part as much as he could have liked in the past couple of years, but he still came along to the county shoots, bringing Mae with him.

For me personally his support and encouragement for my judging role was always there and he gave sound information and gentle advice where he thought I could do better.  Only last summer he told my other half to make sure that I went for National grade, something that I now must do (when I can get some judging in!).

I am still using his magnifying glass, his triple timers, and have his spare whistle as my spare whistle – so a little bit of John is still judging.

 

Janet Short

The following statement has been issued by Archery GB: 

We are advising that all archery in the UK is postponed for the foreseeable future, to reduce all non-essential contact with others. Our priority is the health and safety of our members, participants, volunteers and staff.

The full article is available here.

As we get more information we will update our list of tournaments and courses. If you have booked to attend a tournament, course or other archery event, it is very likely that it will no longer be going ahead, so please seek confirmation from the event organisers.

Stay safe, look after your families and loved ones, and we'll all be back on the shooting line in no time.

Derbyshire County Archery Association