No shooting for Foreseeable Future.

posted 17 Mar 2020, 10:54 by Lynn Bowmen

Following government guidelines KES have decided to halt all non-essential visitors to the site including all lettings for the foreseeable future. So this means no indoor or outdoor shooting until further notice.
We will update you further when we hear more. 

Stay safe.

Christmas Fun Shoot

posted 19 Dec 2019, 09:16 by melissa reeve

Yep, it's that time again! It will take place this Sunday (22nd) at KES Sports Hall. Usual 8.45 arrival for 9am start. There will be games and prizes for the best Christmas outfit/hat/jumper/socks or any other festive clothing you can think of! Bring along a small plate of nibbles to share and your best Christmas smile ;-)

Season's End 2019

posted 28 Oct 2019, 12:40 by Lynn Bowmen

Barry Shears Memorial winnerThe end of the outdoor season is traditionally marked with the Barry Shears Memorial Tournament and this year was no exception. 

The trophy winner this year was one of our newest members, Oliver. Very well done and what a cracking score.

To see the full rundown of who came where then just head over to the members area, where you'll find this plus the final summer league posted.

Now we have the indoor season to look forward too, and some of the things coming up are the Halloween Zombie shoot on Wednesday 30th October and the Annual Quiz and Presentation night on the 13th November ( more details on this can be found here).

Hope to see you all there.

Beginners' Course coming soon!

posted 1 Oct 2019, 11:01 by melissa reeve

We will be running a beginners' course at the club starting on Sunday 13th October, running for four weeks. The course will teach you the all basics and is aimed at anyone with an interest in joining the club and taking up the sport.  All the equipment will be provided for the duration of the course. 

Please contact Mel at for more details.

Club Outdoor Championships 2019

posted 29 Sep 2019, 12:12 by Lynn Bowmen   [ updated 29 Sep 2019, 12:33 ]

Outdoor Championships 2019

As the summer starts to wain, the KLBAC archers feel the hunger to gather together and do battle for the title of outdoor champion, for it is tradition.

As usual the round shot was a Windsor,  scored using the handicap system and featured a mixture of bow types.

The ultimate victors were:

    Gents Champ:  Tony 
    Ladies Champ: Mel
    Junior Champ:  Elliott

A plethora of medals were also distributed and a full run down of the recipients ( including all the scores ) can be found in the members area.

Well done to all who participated. The next and last outdoor tournament of 2019 will be the Barry Shears Memorial shoot on the 27th October.     

Fun Shoot 2019

posted 21 Sep 2019, 08:51 by Lynn Bowmen

After the first fun shoot attempt was postponed due to typical British summer weather, the re-scheduled event took place a few weeks later on the 8th September. There was a number of challenges played including:

Archery Pontoon
 Highest hand with 3 arrows without busting, shot as a head to head.

Wand shoot  
 Try to break the stick and release the sweets, or in this case just spear the sweets. 

Shooting while balancing on a wobble board.

             a lot harder than it looks.

Opposite Hand shoot

 Basically shooting with the opposite hand than you normally do. No problem for Oliver.

Then last but not least pop the Balloons.

A great time was had by all, a big thank you to Mel for organising the games and Andrew for drumming up the custom. 
Congrats to the trophy winners (list can be found in the members area) and those who bagged the sweets. See you next year!

David Atkinson Memorial Shoot 2019

posted 21 Jul 2019, 13:32 by Lynn Bowmen   [ updated 9 Aug 2019, 04:57 ]


A very big well done to all our medal winners in this years David (ChuffyAtkinson memorial shoot.

The shoot was an American round, being 2.5 dozen arrows shot at 3 different distances - 60, 50 and 40 yards. The scores were adjusted on a handicap basis. 

We had a great attendance, so a huge thank you to all those who attended and of course to JB for organising it.   

Congratulations to the overall trophy winner of the day,  Martin Crook.

A full list of the scores will be posted to the members area shortly. (NB the rundown is now in the members area)

Next club tournament will be the club outdoor championship on the 22nd Sept.

Welcome the Newbies!

posted 9 Jun 2019, 07:52 by melissa reeve

The latest Beginners' Course has just finished and look at those medals! 

Well done to all the participants for completing the Bronze Challenge. Looking forward to seeing you all giving the existing club members a run for their money! Bring on that Silver Challenge!

St George's Day Dragon Shoot 2019

posted 29 Apr 2019, 11:14 by Lynn Bowmen

KLBAC archers with the St. George flag
Dragon Slayer of the day
The inclement weather was not enough to stop the King's Lynn Bowmen from celebrating St George's Day. This year we once again had a dragon clout, with two dragons placed at different distances and only allowing longbow and barebows to take up the challenge.

Top dragon slayer of the day was Harvey (pictured left with 6 dragon end) and finished with  a magnificent score of 309 points. St. George would have been proud. 

Congrats also to the other top scorers:

Janet C. (Ladies barebow), 
John H. (gents barebow),
Tim (gents longbow)

Full rundown of scores and positions can be found in the members area. 

Big thanks as always to JB for organising the event and to all those who took part.

More pictures to follow shortly.

Next club tournament will be the May Metric.      

Easter goodies!

posted 22 Apr 2019, 05:10 by melissa reeve

Our first crop of the new season's 252 badges were earned at the club on Easter Sunday in the glorious sunshine! Well done to the worthy pair, Tony & Lorraine, who earned their 30yd badges! Onward and upwards! 

If you'd like to have a crack at earning one, or indeed want to collect the whole set, check out the table in the Resources section or speak to John B or Barry.

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