DCAS 46th Open Indoor Championships

February 25, 2024

On Sunday the 25th of February 2024, more than 70 archers from across Devon, Cornwall and wider afield mustered at the YMCA in Plymouth for the Devon and Cornwall Archery Societies 46th Open Indoor Championship. Archers shot WA18m rounds over two sessions at this UK Record Status event, hosted by Yelverton Bowmen.

Whilst 18 clubs were represented in total, Yelverton Bowmen fielded 23 archers; almost 1/3 of the field, and shooting in all bow categories.

A great day was had by all those who took part and Yelverton Bowmen archers won several categories and medalled in all bow types.

Jenny Kerchey was the Lady Paramount for the event and handed out all of the trophies and medals.

The full tournament results can be found on IANSEO, the following section summarises the clubs results:

Individual Awards

  • Alex Rowe, 1st place Recurve Men (Trophy and Gold medal)
  • Neill White, 1st place Longbow Men (Trophy and Gold medal)
  • Neill shot an Indoor Grand Master Bowman score and was only 2 points off of the national record
  • Jack Cunningham, 1st place Recurve Men U16 (Junior Trophy)
  • Josie Nuttall, 1st place Barebow Women U15 (Junior Trophy)
  • Iain Lees, 2nd place Compound Men (Silver medal)
  • Iain had an arrow malfunction and still only finished 1 points behind the first place archer!
  • Linda Wright, 2nd place Barebow Women (Silver medal)
  • Steve Marsh, 2nd place Barebow Men (Silver medal)
  • Seraya Danes, 2nd place Recurve Women U15 (Silver medal)
  • Finley Melia, 2nd place Recurve Men U18 (Silver medal)

Team Awards

  • 2nd place in the ‘Club Recurve Team of 4 Archers: Francesca Canale-Dow, Andrew Axworthy, Jamie Pruden and Alex Rowe
  • 3rd place in the ‘Mixed Doubles Team Recurve’: Francesca Canale-Dow and Andrew Axworthy
  • 2nd place in the ‘Mixed Doubles Team Barebow’: Linda Wright and Jonathan Ward

Yelverton Bowmen club members ensured the success of the event on the day by providing full support to the DCAS organisers and judging team, as well as running a significant raffle. This was further supported by a group of members who took time out from shooting at club nights to overhaul all of the target bosses etc. Your support to this event is greatly appreciated and was warmly recognised by Ann Gillbanks (DCAS Tournaments Officer) for ensuring that the day ran so smoothly.

Thank you to all those who gave up their time to help and well done to all archers who took part!