Annita Bales

It is with great sadness that we have learned that Annita Bales has lost her battle with cancer. She died on Sunday night 22nd October 2017 at St Lukes Hospice with her family around her.
Annita together with her husband Peter have been enthusiastic members of Tavistock Company of Archers for a little over twenty years.

She brought joy to us all. She will be greatly missed.
Our condolences go out to  Peter and their son David. 

T.C.A. Family Fun Day – September 2017

Well done to all you chaps and chapesses for an excellent time at the T.C.A.  Family Fun Day Shoot.

We had a 10 target 3D course in the morning, ably set by committee member Ralph.

After a lovely spread of food at the bring-and-share lunch  -(Yum-yum)

We had a series of games in the afternoon including:

  1. Archery Darts
  2. Archery poker
  3. Archery Noughts and crosses (tic-tac-toe)
  4. Divided quarters-random scoring
  5. The Cheescake challenge
  6. The death of a hundred balloons

The day is what you made of it. And you guys mucked it and made it a great day. Lots of fun. Well done all.

Medieval Field Shoot – Poltimore House 2 Jul 17

Early on Sunday morning Friar Mike, Josh Hood, Little Harry and Sire Donald set forth for the Medieval Field Shoot at Poltimore House, Near Exeter.  Ok, well we all went in fancy dress as it saved a few groats on the entry fee (although we spent far more than that on the costumes).  As with all shoots there was a friendly relaxed atmosphere and everyone was impressed with the shields hanging from the rafters of the chapel; every single person taking part had their coat of arms on one of the shields.  This was an amazing idea and well done to the organisers who went to the effort of doing this.

it was a great day and that it was fun to take part, with a well thought out, interesting course and thanks to the organisers for making it such a great day.
























































































Mike won a Yew wood stave in the auction. The basis of a bow and some arrows, yet to be made.





John A Reynolds -1930 to 2017

It is with great sadness that we have learned of the death of John Reynolds.
John was one of the founder members of Tavistock Company of Archers when the Archery club was revived during the 1980’s
An indefatigable organiser, John had been – at various times – chairman, treasurer, secretary and worked hard for the club for several decades.
Both John and his wife Susan, shot regularly as well as organising all the things that keep a club going.
Whilst John was involved with the Tavistock Town twinning, he was instrumental in introducing the Tavistock club to our friends in Pontivy, Brittany, France.
What began as a inter-twinning archery competition developed into a long standing friendship between the two archery clubs.
Our thoughts and much gratitude go to John’s family.

The Committee
Tavistock Company of Archers

Twinning Competition 2017

Another successful and fun weekend with our friends in Pontivy, Brittany. The annual twinning archery competition included competative eating, drinking and general fun.
Congratulations to Les Archers de Pontivy on winning this the 20th Tournament.
(And a big Thanks to Johnny for a great job with the organising.)

TCA Club AGM June 2017

At this year’s AGM the new committee elected to run the club during the next year consists of:
Chairman – Sally Camman
Secretary – Jonathon Meneer
Treasurer – Rob Kenyon
Other committee members – Sam Ball, Mike Burke, Nigel Cammann, Evan Jones, Ralph Porteus.
We take this opportunity to thank the committee members who have stood down – Robin Booth, Keith Rogers and Ray Ashton, for all their help and hard work during the last few years.
We all look forward to another great year as the club continues to grow, and with even more archers taking part in competitions across the country.

TCA Open Shoot – Easter 2017

Tavistock Company of Archers will be Hosting an Open Field Shoot – Easter 2017
Date: Sunday 16th April 2017
Location: Mount Kelly prep School, Mount Tavy Road, Tavistock, PL19 9JL,-4.1303911,17.08z
Rounds:   36 x 3D’s, Big Game Scoring to NFAS  Rules.
Costs:   Pre-Pay – Adults=£7, Under 16=£3.50, Cubs – Free

Assembly 8:00 until 9:30.  Lead out at 10:00 Prompt
Hot and Cold Food available all day.
Entry forms available Here: Booking Form
All Archers must be members of the N.F.A.S. and be prepared to show their membership cards.


TCA Club AGM – June 2016

DSC_3243Following the AGM in June 2016 the new committee consists of: Sally Cammann – Chair, Jose Kenyon – Secretary, Robin Booth – Treasurer.
Additional committee members are: Ray Aston, Sam Ball, Nigel Cammann, Evan Jones, Jonathon Meneer, Keith Rodgers.
The committee and all members of the club, present would like to thank Mike Charlesworth for his many years of dedication to the committee and as chair of the club.

AGM and Elections – 2016

The AGM will be held on Friday 10th June at 7:30pm in the classroom next to the sportshall at Tavistock College.
We will, as usual, be electing the committee that runs the club on YOUR behalf for the next year – so we are looking for Volunteers to stand for the committee, and nominations. Don’t forget IT is YOUR Club. And now is the time for YOU to guide the direction for the next year.

South West Challenge 2015

Tavistock Company of Archers will be hosting two days of the prestigious South West Challenge. The SWC consists of eight days of shooting at four different clubs located in the South West.
Approximately 110 archers from all over the UK and even some from our neighbours in Europe have booked in.
We will be hosting the shoots on Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th of August.
We will be setting up at Mount Kelly Prep school on Saturday 1st or Sunday 2nd August and marshaling, and catering on the Monday or Tuesday. If any members can help, even just an hour or two on Tuesday evening to help clear away, all such help would be greatly appreciated. If you can help in any way please let our Club Secretary – Sally Know. Many thanks.
The Committee
The South West Challenge

In case anyone is interested the final Target List with actual measured distances are as per the attached document.
TCA SWC Target list 2015

We raised over £80 for the Air Ambulance with the Arrow Speed Meter
and £70 for the Cancer Charity to support Tom Milner with our 107 yard Volley at the Grizzly.

Well done to all you archers who attended. Congratulations to all the medal winners.
Well done to all the club members at Tavistock who helped with the course, catering and clearing up.

And our big thanks again to Mount Kelly for use of the grounds.

Welcome new members

WELCOME – 19/07/2015
A warm welcome to our all our new members. It was good to see so many of you joining us “on the line” this morning at Mount Kelly.
The weather was kind so there was a good turnout of members shooting target, field and setting up their bows.
For all those new to the sport please feel free to ask the coaches and members for advice. Don’t be afraid to ask, we were all novices in the beginning.
Club equipment is available for a nominal fee and is a good way of helping in you to select the right equipment.
You will also find that members will be able to offer you guidance on equipment. They may also have equipment for you to try before you buy.
Looking forward to also seeing you on Tuesday and Friday evenings.
Good Shooting!
Mike Charlesworth