CMO Bowmen has been in existence since 1961 shooting target archery with recurve, barebow, compound and other traditional archery equipment. Our members are of mixed ability, from beginner to County standard.
Through the ArcheryGB ontarget programme we are working hard to grow the sport of Archery at grass roots level. We take pride in the fact that we are an open and friendly club who gives a warm welcome to members and new archers from all areas of the community.
We make it as easy as we can for people to enquire and to quickly attend training courses and taster sessions run by fully qualified and DBS/CRB checked coaches.
As part of a drive to make shooting at the club more diverse and engaging, we are looking for an enthusiastic, hard-working soul who would be willing to take on the role of Internal League Organiser.
The job involves devising an internal league for CMO, communicating it to the members and of course, running it. You'll be working with Julie on the records side of things and Martin on the website and comms front. This is an exciting opportunity to create something that can engage everybody and hopefully become part of the club's way of life.
If you can spare the time and think that this is a project you can breathe life into, drop Martin a line by clicking here: I'M GAME, LETS TALK!
We are entered into three postal league competitions this winter. These are the CSAA Frostbite League, and the British Archery Frostbite and Portsmouth Leagues.
A postal league match is shot once a month for both Frostbite and Portsmouth leagues and are against a different team in our division each month. The other team will shoot at their ground and we will shoot at ours and the rounds can take place on different days within the month.
Our training course dates have now been published for next year.
Please look under TRAINING on the top menu and find the type of course you require. All the information you need is included but if you do have any other questions, please contact the training coordinator before you book and pay. Just follow the booking and payment instructions to secure your place. Booking and payments take place using our online system using PayPal.
Julie Beresford, Elisa Ball, Carl Johnson and Paul McCartney formed the Surrey Barebow team which beat Kent, Essex and Sussex at this friendly match held at Sittingbourne Community College. Andy Marshall was also representing Surrey team in the Recurve section.
In the individual Portsmouth rounds, Julie came first with a score of 524 and Elisa was third scoring 512.
We have now been entered into the British Archery Postal League which runs a Frostbite and a Portsmouth tournament. The matches will take place once a month from now until next April and we will flag the dates on the events calendar. This is in addition to the usual Surrey County Frostbite Postal League which is also under way.
The teams vary each month, based upon the highest scores shot in that particular match. Success in postal leagues relies upon getting a really good turnout for the matches and for everybody to submit their score sheets whether you are happy with your score or not. For example if nine recurve archers shoot and one of those doesn't submit a score because it's lower than usual, it could drop all three teams overall scores significantly.
Five of our archers have been selected to represent Surrey County in the forthcoming Inter-Counties friendly match on the 26th November.
Julie Beresford, Elisa Ball, Carl Johnson and Paul McCartney will form the whole of the Surrey Barebow team while Andy Marshall has been picked to join the Recurve team.
The match will be held on Saturday 26th November and hosted by Kent County. Good luck Surrey!
Thanks to everyone who came to our annual Halloween Fun Shoot.
It was a brilliant day with many archers looking fearsome and freaky, not to mention those in fancy dress! The evil foam animals were beaten back this time but who knows when they will show up again to wreak havoc on the field.
On Saturday 29th October we are holding our annual Halloween Fun Shoot from 1pm.
There will be prizes, ridiculous random scoring, food and fun. This event is barebow to make it even more challenging so please leave your sights and stabilisers in your bag.