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.
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.
Our next course will be in September. Please see TRAINING tab for dates.
Please remember - the booking system automatically closes when the course is full and/or 24 hours before the event. This is to allow time for the course administrator to properly compile the register for the course and to allocate equipment appropriately - so book your place now!
To book your Taster Session or Beginner's Course, head to the Training section of our website by clicking the button below.
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.
In the last few weeks, some of our archers have been competing at high level around the country and abroad.
In November, Antony went to Marrakech and competed at Stage One of the World Archery Indoor Championships. Antony qualified in 9th place with a fantastic score of 565 in his Fita 18 round and went on to win his first round head to head match to progress to round 2, where he fought a close match with Florian Bossard of France, who won the match 6-2.
Now that building works have been completed and the new nusery schools have been officially opened, parking at the ground at weekends has been reinstated.
However there is to be no parking during the week for CMO members, nor parents of the school. Disabled members may park their cars at the ground by contacting the Club Secretary who will arrange this with the school.
There is also to be no driving cars onto the grass areas. Please park next to the tennis courts with no exceptions.
Thank you for your patience and cooperation.
A fantastic day's shooting at the Club Champs today, which was hotly contested in some of the categories. Great company and food afterwards made for a smashing day out.
Pictures are now online in the member's gallery section and results are below.