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Welsh Archers Arrow In On British Championships Success

Welsh archers have been feared and revered across Europe for centuries and the modern day equivalent of the longbowmen of Crecy, Poitiers and Agincourt fame have chalked up another notable victory.

For the first time in more than a decade, the Welsh archery team triumphed at the All British & Open Field Archery Championships in Northern Ireland.

Hosted by Lough Cuan Bowmen at Mount Stewart, last month, a magnificent seven Welsh bowmen (4,571) finished well clear of England (4,298), Northern Ireland (3,938) and Scotland to become British Field Champions.

The winning Welsh team was made up of Tapani Kalmaru, Rhodri Curnow, Kayleigh Baylis, Simon Price, Victoria Williams, Ceri Thomas, John Davies, and Alex Newnes.

There were also several other medals won by Welsh archers alongside the team success:


Gents Compound Unlimited: Tapani Kalmaru (Castle Archers)

Gents Compound Bare Bow: Simon Price (RSM Archers)

Gents Traditional: Ceri Thomas (Pentref Bowmen)

Gents Longbow: Alex Newnes (Aber Archers)

Ladies Longbow: Beth Duthie (Castle Archers)

Ladies BB Veteran: Victoria Williams (RSM Archers)

Ladies RC U15: Niamh Rual (Pentref Bowmen)


Gents American Flat Bow: John Davies (Pentref Bowmen)

Gents Recurve: Rhodri Curnow (Radnor Foresters)

Gents Bare Bow: Mathew Thomas (Pentref Bowmen)

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