The Bowmen of Harrow


Serving the needs of archery in the Harrow, Middlesex and London area

Welcome to the Bowmen Of Harrow Archery Club

Welcome

The Bowmen of Harrow is a target archery club. We promote archery in all its forms (for example Recurve, Longbow, and Compound bows), except Crossbow.

We are sited at the John Lyon Sports Ground, and have an outdoor range up to 100yds, and a 20-yard purpose-built indoor range available 7 days a week 8am to 11pm.

The club is run completely on a voluntary basis, and is run by its members for its members.

We organise archery lessons on a regular basis. New archers are given full training in a comprehensive beginners course. The course is run on a non profit basis, and at only £80 for 6 lessons run over 6 weeks, new archers can learn from some of the clubs most experienced archers. Courses are run in small to medium groups, and you will not be alone with 6-15 new archers completing the course over six Monday evening sessions. All equipment is provided by the club and further details can be found on our Archery Courses page.

Established archers can join by application and approval of the committee. Such archers must be Archery GB members, or have come from an Archery GB recognised course.

If you would like further information on any aspect of our club please go to our Contact page, or email our club secretary Barbara Saduikis at secretary@bowmenofharrow.org.uk.

 

News

2015

8th June 2015: BA League Results

We took fourth place in the Portsmouth League Division 4, and 5th place in the Portsmouth League Division 26. In the Frostbite League Division 11, we took second place losing out to Enfield on score points.

19th April 2015: Short Metric League Fixture Dates

This years fixture dates have now been announced. Check out the Calendar page. Our first shoot this year is pretty early - 17th May - so get practising!

NOTE! If your are attending various shoots external to club, please, please, please send your result to the League Officer to ensure that your handicap records are up to date!

19th April 2015: Worcester Postal League Results 2014/15

Congratulations are in order as this year we managed to take 1st place in the Recurve A team league, and were also 1st in the Recurve B team league.

14th April 2015: Indoor Club Championship Results

The full results are posted on the Results page.

The Gents Recurve first, second, and third places went to Nick Hunter, Martin White, and Luke Pittham respectively.

The Ladies Recurve first, second, and third places went to respectively.

The Junior Recurve went to Samuel Harris (first), and Louis Turvey (second).

9th Feb 2015: Middlesex Indoor Championships

Victoria Saduikis took the 4th place medal in the Ladies Recurve section.

2014

1st October 2014: Short Metric League Results

This year we came 3rd place on Made Score, and and joint 4th place in Handicap. Nick Hunter took 3rd place in the Gents Recurve, and Louie Hawes took 2nd place in the Junior Boys SM4 Recurve. Congratulations to both of them!

10th August 2014: Bowmen of Harrow Club Championships and Robert Abbott Memorial

There was a good turn out from club members. Many thanks to Sandrine and Barbara for the catering, to Petras for being field captain, and to Irene for acting as Lady Paramount.

The annual club championship was combined with the Robert Abbort Silver Arrow Memorial shoot.

The winner of the Gents Recurve Cup and Silver Arrow was Nick Hunter and the Ladies Recurve Cup and Silver Arrow was Victoria Saduikis.

Class Place Name
Gents Recurve 1st Nick Hunter
2nd Steve Hawes
3rd Luke Pittham
Ladies Recurve 1st Victoria Saduikis
2nd Mirusha Adampulle
3rd Irene Lawrence
Gents Barebow Ian Davies
Junior Recurve 1st Gabriel Zanlorenzi
2nd Sam Harris
3rd Oliver Gratton
4th Louie Hawes

 

8thJune 2014: Middlesex Spring Bank Holiday Tournament Results

Congratulations to Nawfar Rafeeldeen and Mirusha Adampulle who took the Married Couples Trophy on Sunday May 25th in the York/Hereford rounds

The Bowmen of Harrow team, consisting of Nick Hunter, Steve Hawes, Nawfar Rafeeldeen, and Mirusha Adampulle took the Team Trophy & Spoons (mustn't forget the spoons!) for the Monday May 26th FITA rounds.

24th May 2014: BA League Results

We took first place in the Portsmouth League Division 18 so congrulations all round. We didn't do so well in the Frostbite League Division 15, taking third place. Local Middlesex rivals Aquarius Archers A took first place, so congrulations to them.

For Portsmouth League Division 18, the following members took highest scores: November Nick Hunter 570; December Nick Hunter 563; January Nick Hunter 570; February Nawfar Rafeeldeen 572; March Nick Hunter 572.

5th May 2014: Indoor Club Championship Results

The full results are posted on the Results page.

The Gents Recurve first, second, and third places went to Nick Hunter, Rob Naysmith, and Nawfar Rafeeldeen respectively.

The Ladies Recurve first, second, and third places went to Victoria Saduikis, Mirusha Adampulle, and Barbara Saduikis respectively.

The Gents Compound went Mikit Sanghrajka (frist) and Gary Smith (second).

The Junior Recurve went to Adam Horne (first), William Stephenson (second), and Louie Hawes (third).

Obituary

Robert Abbott (9th March 1935 - 4th March 2014)

Robert Abbott

Sadly, Robert Abbott passed away suddenly in March 2014. To some, he was known as ‘Uncle’, ‘Old’Un’, ‘Bob’ or ‘Foxy’.

Robert and his late wife Nicky developed their interest in Archery with the Ruislip Bowmen in the late 70s and became founder members of the Bowmen of Harrow Archery Club in the early 80s.

Robert started his professional career with the RAF as a leading aircraft engineer and moved onto engineering for medical equipment. Whilst a committed archer; Robert also had a keen interest in firearms which he and Nicky enjoyed at Stanmore Rifle Club.

Robert was a devoted long term carer to his late wife and remained faithful to her memory since her death in 2007. Both Nicky and Robert instigated the first Middlesex Fita Star and Middlesex Weekend. He held multiple positions within Middlesex Archery; including Chairman, Team selector, Tournament Organiser and President.

More recently, Robert re-established a traditional historical Shoot with Harrow School, known as the Silver Arrow. Over the years, he reliably dedicated many hours to teaching school children as well as supporting new archers with Beginners Courses and guidance.

He will be sorely missed by all those who knew him.

The Harrow Times obituary can be found here.

1th May 2014: Middlesex Coaching Courses Cancelled

The Middlesex coaching courses have been cancelled. As a club we naturally feel quite let down by this, especially as we have gone out of our way to make sure the club was available.

13th April 2014: Middlesex Coaching Course Dates

The club's indoor range will be closed on the days that we host the Middlesex coaching course. The dates are published on the Calendar page.

12th April 2014: Short Metric League Fixture Dates

This years fixture dates have now been announced. Check out the Calendar page. Our first shoot this year is pretty early - 11th May - so get practising!

NOTE! If your are attending various shoots external to club, please, please, please send your result to the League Officer to ensure that your handicap records are up to date!

12th April 2014: Worcester Postal League Results 2013/14

Congratulations are in order as this year we managed to take 1st place in the Recurve B team league, and were 4th in the Recurve A team league.

3rd Feb 2014: Middlesex Indoor Championships

Rob Naysmith took the 4th place medal in the Gents Recurve section, and Victoria Saduikis took the 4th place medal in the Ladies Recurve section. The Lady Paramount was our very own club secretary Barbara Saduikis

2013

29th September 2013: Short Metric League Results

The Bowmen of Harrow took second place in the Made Score League and third place in the Handicap Score League following a shoot out with Aquarius for second place. We had a very good turnout from members for these shoots, so many thanks to those who came along and helped us get second place in the Made Score Leauge. Also congratulations to Victoria Saduikis on taking third place in the Ladies Recurve section.

10th August 2013: Bowmen of Harrow Club Championships

There was a good turn out from club members. Many thanks to Sandrine and Barbara for the catering, to Victoria for being field captain, and to Anne for acting as Lady Paramount.

The winner of the Gents Recurve Cup was Nick Hunter and the Ladies Recurve Cup was Lidia Tang.

Class Place Name
Gents Recurve 1st Nick Hunter
2nd Petras Saduikis
3rd Steve Hawes
Ladies Recurve 1st Lidia Tang
2nd Victoria Saduikis
3rd Mirusha Adampulle
Gents Compound 1st Robert Abbott
Junior Recurve Joint 1st Alison Dawson
Joint 1st William Stephenson

 

August 2013: No Shooting Fees for 2013-2014

We are continuing to suspend shooting fees/tickets for the 2013-2014 membership period. It has also been decided that there will be a re-structuring of fees at the next AGM in January with a variety of options which all members will be asked to vote upon.

Fees for renewing membership for the year 2013-2014 are:

  • Adults over 18 - £75.00 membership fee + £43.50 ArcheryGB, SCAS, Middx = TOTAL £118.50
  • Juniors under 18 - £30.00 membership

12th April 2013: Worcester Postal League Results 2012/13

This year we managed to take 2nd place in the Recurve B team league, and were 3rd in the Recurve A team league.

2012

22nd November 2012: Frostbite Time Moved to 2pm

Frostbites have been moved from 11am to 2pm, in order to avoid clashing with use of the fields for football.

15th July 2012: No Shooting Fees for 2012-2013

In order to celebrate the London Olympics, we are suspending shooting fees/tickets for the 2012-2013 membership period. It has also been decided that there will be a re-structuring of fees at the next AGM in January with a variety of options which all members will be asked to vote upon.

Fees for renewing membership for the year 2012-2013 are:

  • Adults over 18 - £75.00 membership fee + £39.50 ArcheryGB, SCAS, Middx = TOTAL £114.50
  • Juniors under 18 - £30.00 membership

12th May 2012: Short Metric League Fixture List Update

Due to the John Lyon School administration not responding to our repeated requests to book our home ground, the home shoot against GOA, Hampstead, and Hillingdon will take place on June 24th at GOA's ground. Many thanks to Greenwood Osterley Archers for being so accommodating, compared to the attitude taken by the school's administration.

15th April 2012: Short Metric League Fixture List

Following the Country League Officers meeting on the 22nd March we are still arranging dates for this year's fixture list. Harrow will be at home to Hampstead, GOA, and Hillingdon, and away to GOA, Hillingdon, and Aquarius. The dates as known so far are to be found on the Calendar page.

12th April 2012: Worcester Postal League Results 2011/12

This year we took 1st place in the Recurve A team league, and 1st in the Recurve B team league. Congratulations on a double first for Harrow, and to all our club members who took part and made it a success.

9th April 2012: Indoor Championship Results

The results of this year's Club Indoor Championship are as follows:

Gent's Recurve Score
Peter Zymanczyk 552
Amandeep Gabria 541
Petras Saduikis 540
Anthony Maddock 526
Luke Pittham 523
Dave Blunden 490
Kevin Norris 463
Kevin Honour 422

 

Ladies' Recurve Score
Victoria Saduikis 534
Barbara Saduikis 504
Sandrine Esteban 497
Lidia Tang 492
Jo Yee Wong 480
Pei-Lam Pang 416

 

Compound Score
Len Rush 557
Dave Farrer 550
Ian Davis 543
Ann Moram 523

 

Frostbite date moved to Sunday 25th March.

Due to the clash with Mother's Day on Sunday 18th March, the Frostbite has been moved to the 25th at 2pm.

5th February 2012: Middlesex County Open Indoor Championship

Welcome

Congratulations to Brian Power who took a medal for 5th place in the Gents Recurve section. Brian has now returned to Ireland and will be sadly missed. The team (Brian Power, Gints Ozols, Victoria Saduikis, and Lidia Tang) were awarded medals for third place. Barbara and Petras Saduikis retained the Married Couples trophy.

2011

25th September 2011: Middlesex Short Metric League Results

Congratulations to our team who took second place in the Made Score part of the League. Considering that a number contributing to the teams success came off the beginner's course a year ago, this was no mean feat. And having recently left the juniors to shoot as a senior, Victoria Saduikis took first place in the Ladies Recurve category. Well done Victoria.

27st August 2011: Bowmen of Harrow Club Championships

Despite some heavy showers, there were plenty of sunny spells to have a enjoyable competition. There was a good turn out from club members. Many thanks to Sandrine, Barbara and Victoria for the catering, and to Malcolm for being field captain, and to Robert for acting as Lord Paramount.

The winner of the Gents Recurve Cup was Brian Power and the Ladies Recurve Cup was Victoria Saduikis. Unfortunately, despite the good turnout, there were no entrants for the Junior Recurve Cup (highest scoring junior) or the Gents Compound Shield and the Ladies Compound Shield.

Class Place Name
Gents Recurve 1st Brian Power
2nd Tony Maddock
3rd Petras Saduikis
Ladies Recurve 1st Victoria Saduikis
2nd Lidia Tang
3rd Barbara Saduikis

 

12th April 2011: Worcester Postal League Results 2010/11

This year we took 2nd place in the Recurve B team league, and were 4th in the Recurve A team league.

3rd April 2011: Indoor Championship Results

The results of this year's Club Indoor Championship are as follows:

Gent's Recurve Score
Conrad Chambers 551
Brian Power 536
Peter Zymanczyk 528
Anthony Maddock 520
George Tsimperopoulos 513
Martin White 505
Clay Pickering 503
Amandeep Gabria 499
Dave Blunden 490
Luke Pittham 489

 

Ladies' Recurve Score
Victoria Saduikis 532
Lidia Tang 523
Barbara Saduikis 507
Sandrine Esteban 484
Jo Yee Wong 458
Pei-Lam Pang 434

 

Compound Score
Len Rush 563
Norman Hicks 533
Ian Davis 498

 

Junior Recurve Score
Mousa Abuelzein 439
Stephen Hicks 395

 

27th February 2011: New Opening Hours

Please note that following agreement with the school the indoor range will no longer be available 24/7. Access will now be limited to between 8am and 11pm. This also applies to outdoor shooting (daylight permitting!). However we are still open 7 days a week.

27th February 2011: Short Metric League Fixture List

Following the Country League Officers meeting on the 22nd we now have this year's fixture list. Harrow will be at home to Pinner, Aquarius, and Harefield, and away to Harefield, Hillingdon, and Hampstead. The home shoot again Pinner and Aquarius will be July 17th, and the away shoot against Hampstead on July 3rd. The Harefield and Hillingdon dates are still to be agreed, as their league officers were not present. Brian Power has now taken over as the Short Metric League Officer for BOH, so if you have any questions let him know.

6th February 2011: Middlesex County Open Indoor Championship

Welcome

Thanks to all those who turned up. Victoria Saduikis had the intimidating job of being Lady Paramount. Contrary to rumour she did not turn up in full Goth regalia! We didn't come away with any medals this year, but Barbara and Petras Saduikis did win the Married Couples trophy.

2010

26th September 2010: Middlesex Short Metric League Results

Congratulations this year to our Juniors. David Stanley took the Gold for Junior Boys under 16 SM2 Recurve, Stephen Hicks took the Bronze for Junior Boys under 16 SM1 Recurve. Victoria Saduikis took the Junior Girls under 18 SM1 Recurve for the fifth year in succession - Victoria will be a Senior at the end of this October, so no junior shield next year! For the Seniors, Jonathan Paradi took the Gents Recurve SM1 Gold.

This year Harrow came 4th in both the Recurve Made Score League, and the Handicap League.

22nd August 2010: Harrow vs. Pinner - Cancelled

Due to not being able to field a team and have enough members available to set up the field at our home from home Ruislip, we have unfortunately had to cancel and forfeit the Short Metric League shoot, which counts as a win for Pinner for made scores and for handicap.

21st August 2010: Bowmen of Harrow Club Championships

Though its was a bit of a windy day, the rain held off allowing us to have a enjoyable competition. There was a good turn out from club members including a number of beginners - who found there was nothing intimidating about an outdoor shoot, and that friendly help was always at hand. Many thanks to Ann and Sue for the catering, Malcolm for being field captain, and to Jan Egan for being Lady Paramount.

The winner of the Gents Recurve Cup was John Williams; the Ladies Recurve Cup - Jenny Charman; the Junior Recurve Cup (highest scoring junior) - Victoria Saduikis; the Gents Compound Shield - Len Rush; the Ladies Compound Shield - Ann Moran.

Class Place Name
Gents Recurve 1st John Williams
2nd Petras Saduikis
3rd Conrad Chambers
Ladies Recurve 1st Jenny Charman
2nd Sandrine Esteban
3rd Barbara Saduikis
Gents Compound 1st Len Rush
Ladies Compound 1st Anne Moran
Junior Boys Recurve 1st David Stanley
2nd Steven Hicks
Junior Girls Recurve 1st Victoria Saduikis

 

18th July 2010: Harrow vs. Aquarius Short Metric League Result

The Short Metric League shoot against Aquarius (at Aquarius) on July 18th, resulted in us losing to Aquarius on both handicap and made scores, on what was quite a blustery day (well it was the best excuse I could think of!).

4th July 2010: Harrow vs. GOA, Harrow vs. Hampstead Short Metric League Result

This was a 'double header' with ourselves at home (courtesy of Ruislip Bowmen who provided the grounds) against Hampstead and Greenwood Osterley Archers. We lost against GOA on both handicap and made scores, and lost against Hampstead on made score, taking handicap by default. Though it was a bit of a job getting bosses and stands to Ruislip (many thanks to our Treasurer Graham for supplying the transport), we managed to host the shoot. Again a big thank you to Ruislip Bowmen for the use of their grounds.

3rd July 2010: London Youth Games

The borough of Harrow was represented by Victoria Saduikis, David Stanley, Steven Hicks, and Sam Rea, all from the Bowmen of Harrow. We took eleventh place, with Victoria Saduikis taking gold for the girl's Windsor, and winning the girl's shoot-out trophy. A good time was had by all despite the efforts of London Youth Games officials.

13th June 2010: Hampstead vs. Harrow Short Metric League Result

The Short Metric League shoot against Hampstead (at Hampstead) on June 13th, resulted in a win for Harrow for Handicap score, but a lose on made score. Many thanks Hampstead for hosting the event and for staging their own prize giving event. The chocs were delicious!

1st June 2010: Middlesex Championships

Congratulations to Jonathan Paradi, Jill Moore, Jenny Charman, and Mati Lang for winning the County Team Recurve trophy for the Bowmen of Harrow. In addition Jonathan took Gents first place in the York (County) round, and Jill and Jenny came second and third respectively in the Hereford (County) round.

17th May 2010: New Beginner's Archery Course Starts

A new archery course started on Monday May 17th. Due to the numbers attending a second class has been started on Wednesdays to cope with the numbers attending. Both courses have got off to a cracking start with a good time being had by all.

16th May 2010:Pinner vs. Harrow Short Metric League Result

The Short Metric League shoot against Pinner (at Pinner) on May 16th, resulted in a win for Harrow for made score, but a lose on handicap score. Thanks to Jon Paradi, Sandrine Esteban, Kevin Norris, and Jenny Charman for sticking it out in the pouring rain. Also many thanks to Pinner for hosting the event.

12th May 2010: Bowmen of Harrow back in this years Short Metric League !!!

Pinner Bowmen and Ruislip Bowmen have kindly stepped in to help us in our predicament by putting forward some alternative venues we can use to host the Short Metric. In the short term this means we have had to postpone our home League shoots until we have agreed new dates and a venue. Hopefully this will be in July or August. Our away shoots will still be held as planned.

11th May 2010: Bowmen of Harrow withdraw from this years Short Metric League

Due to exceptional circumstances concerning the use of our field, and the very short notice required to make other arrangements, we have had to regretfully withdraw from this year's Short Metric League.

7th April 2010: New Short Metric League Fixture List

The horse trading is over and we now have a new set of fixtures for this season! Please put your name down on the list at the club for the shoots you want to attend.

Date Home Away
16th May Pinner BOH
23rd May BOH Hampstead
13th June Hampstead BOH
  4th July BOH GOA
18th July Aquarius BOH
22nd August BOH Pinner
26th September Presentation Shoot at GOA

 

4th April 2010: BOH Indoor Club Championship Results

The results are listed in the Blog. Congratulations to Graham Hartley (Gent's Recurve 1st), Mati Lang (Ladies' Recurve 1st), John Williams (Junior Recurve 1st), and Len Rush (Compound 1st).

3rd April 2010: Worcester League 2009/10 Results

Though Harrow came 3rd in the Worcester League this year we did manage to take the following individual gold's: Ladies Recurve: Mati Lang; Junior Boys Recurve: John Williams; Junior Girls Recurve: Victoria Saduikis. Congratulations!

29th March 2010: BOH 30th Anniversary Shoot Results

Detailed in all their glory in the Blog, along with photos!

1st March 2010: Thursday Tiddler Launched!

Come join us every Thursday for a 'tiddler' of a shoot, with a Bray round (2 ½ dozen arrows on a 40cm target, metric scoring). The scores will be averaged over the month, and a monthly award given to the best archer.

16th Feb 2010: Visit Us on Google Maps/Local Business Listings

Visit our club page on the Google Maps/Local Listings and write a review of the club by clicking this link! (then on the club's Google Maps/Listings page, go to the bottom and click on the Write a review link). We are trying to boost our presence there, so that when people look for "Harrow Archery" they'll find us!

10th Feb 2010: Middlesex Short Metric League Dates Announced

Check out the dates on the Calendar page under Upcoming Events. Away shoots have links to the host club's website, so you can find directions to their club.

7th Feb 2010: Middlesex Indoor Championships

Welcome

Congratulations to John Williams who took the silver arrow and the Junior Boy's 1st place with a score of 554, and to Victoria Saduikis who took the Junior Girl's 1st place with a score of 503. The Bowmen of Harrow Junior team (John Williams, Victoria Saduikis, and Stephen Hicks) took first place.

The Lady Paramount was our very own Jill Moore, who did a wonderful job on the day.