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.
On Sunday 2nd September, CMO sent a team of two recurve and two compound archers to the finals of the Archery GB OnTarget Competition 2018 ... and won!
Yulia Larkins, Antony Wood, Andre Labuschagne and Martin Walton travelled to the home of Archery GB in Lilleshall, supported by coach Mike Cale to face two of the other three teams who were left in this knockout competition.
The first match was the semi-final against Deer Park Archers who fielded a strong side. CMO won the first round to make it 2-1 in the team against team match. Then came the pairs round in which our recurve team beat that of Deer Park, whilst their compound team beat ours leaving the overall score set at 5-4. After a very tight individual head to head round, CMO edged it by two points to win the match 11-9 and progress to the final.
Ruby, Ramona, Kate and Ethan represented Croydon in this year's London Youth Games held at Crystal Palace on Saturday 7th July.
Despite the searing heat, our juniors put in a scorching performance, finishing in 10th place which is three places up on last year.
Well done to the team and our thanks to Debbie and Neil Mason for all of their hard work organising the Junior Development Programme.
Click on the Read More button to see the final standings.
Whilst the weather continues to remain beautifully sunny and hot, please make sure you come to the field with plenty of water and slap on the sun cream.
A big floppy hat is also a good idea, however ridiculous it may look - remember, you don't have to look cool to stay cool.
If you feel unwell, have a drink and sit in the shade and alert one of our first-aiders.
Well done to Steven who travelled to Fox Archers on Sunday 1st July to compete in their Independence Day event, shooting an American (round, not person) and coming away with the Men's Barebow trophy with a score of 535.
A good tournament with a cracking lunch and great company by all accounts...congratulations again Steven. So that's what a real cup looks like...
Congratulations again to Yulia Larkins and Antony Wood shooting recurve and Andre Labuschagne and Eric Chan shooting compound for their win against Wallingford Castle Archers at home on Saturday 23rd June.
We finished 13-8 winners and progress to the Quarter Finals in July. Don't forget to submit those 50m scores to Antony if you'd like to join the squad.
Photo: Malcolm Rees
Over the last few weekends, our two eilte archers have been touring the country to rack up those ranking points with a view to seeing how far they can go at National and International level.
Yulia Larkins and Antony Wood have been getting better and better this season, with performances that have been impressive.
Two new galleries are now online - pictures from this year's Richmond Pagoda Shoot kindly submitted by Veronique, and also last year's Halloween Fun Shoot after many requests (mainly from Steve - sorry Steve).
Check them out here:
CMO competed against Thomas Wall Archers for the first stage of the AGB OnTarget Competition today, and came away with a victory. Congratulations to Yulia Larkins and Antony Wood shooting recurve and Andre Labuschagne and Eric Chan shooting compound.
CMO were able to win the individual, pairs and team rounds resulting in a 14 to 7 win over Thomas Wall, who were excellent hosts. We will proceed onto the stage 2 draw, which should be held in June.
On Sunday 15th April, CMO sent a contingent of 20 archers and supporters to the Royal Richmond Pagoda Shoot 2018, held next to Kew Gardens in the shadow of the great tower.
This event is normally well-attended by CMO but this year was the first trial of a group event booking and the turnout was even higher. Our archers represented the club across all disciplines, shooting Albion and Windsor rounds but nobody was quite prepared for the medals haul that was to follow.
Archery GB have just announced the details of their much-talked-about new scheme to work out the National rankings for archers involved in tournaments and competitions. Here's the statement reproduced from the AGB website, with a link to the official document below.
"Having received a considerable number of very constructive and informed comments regarding our original document, we are now in a position to publish the revised 2018 National Rankings.