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Welcome to the website of Cambridge University's archery club

We are a friendly and enthusiastic club catering for all levels, from the complete beginner up to the highly experienced athlete. Anyone is welcome, whether they wish to shoot purely for fun or desire to compete in any of the many competitions we attend. Cambridge University Bowmen have an excellent record over the years in both the experienced and novice levels of competition on the university stage as well as at county, regional and national level.

If you are a beginner interested in starting a new sport you can find out more by clicking here. Alternatively, if you are an experienced archer who has shot before, either at university or any other club, you can find out more by clicking here.

We shoot in the regional BUTTS league, as well as at the national indoor and outdoor BUCS competitions and a number of other university events. We also shoot in an annual Varsity match against Oxford University Company of Archers. In addition to University shooting, many members take part in external competitions held throughout the county and sometimes even farther afield.

Feel free to browse our website to find out more about the club from the menu on the left, or by opening the menu at the top of the page on a mobile device. If you can't find the answers to any of your questions, feel free to contact a member of the committee whose addresses can be found here. Please note that if browsing on a mobile device there is more content is available on the desktop site.

Latest News

CUB get their BUTTS kicked at Nottingham Trent
A rather sparse team of CUB archers made their way to Nottingham Trent on the 21st of November to shoot a Portsmouth in the second BUTTS leg competing against NTU, Nottingham and Oxford. Only 5 experienced archers and 3 novices made the trip to Robin Hood country.

Lydia Sinnett-Smith put in another good performance to take silver in the ladies' recurve competition in both the NTU and combined leg standings, again just behind Charlie Birch of Oxford. Antonio Rubino put in a strong performance to again take gold in the gent's novice recurve category with Alastair Houston making it a Cambridge 1-2. They each took 1st and 3rd place in the combined results.

The senior team of Lydia Sinnett-Smith, Jack Atkinson, Antonio Rubino and Liam Pattinson came 7th in the overall standings, well clear of Derby in 8th, whilst the novices, lacking a fourth team member came 8th overall.

In the overall standings the seniors are now 7th (though tied in 6th on leg points with NTU) and the novices fall from 2nd to 5th.

We hope to regroup over the vacation before many more competitions next term, hopefully fielding larger teams with a true reflection of our abilities. The overall standings haven't developed too much of a points gap yet, so watch this space.
Full results can be found here: BUTTS Results.

BUTTS is Back! - Oxford
BUTTS 2015-16 kicked off at Oxford on the 15th of November for CUB who were shooting with the hosts, Derby, and Birmingham with the other teams competing in Nottingham. 13 archers from CUB made the trip, 9 seniors and 4 of our new novices. Notable performances came from Lydia Sinnett-Smith (2nd Ladies' Recurve), Rob Littlechild (3rd Gent's Recurve) and Antonio Rubino (1st Novice Gent's Recurve).

The results for the combined leg saw Lydia and Antonio retain their standings, whilst strong male recurve performances at Nottingham saw Rob fall to 9th.

As for the teams, the Seniors, consisting of Lydia Sinnett-Smith, Rob Littlechild, Jack Atkinson and Nancy Chen came 6th, whilst a strong performance from all 4 novices, Antonio Rubino, Alastair Houston, Daniel Kang and Miguel Santos Silva, placed them 2nd behind Birmingham.

Congratulations to all who shot. Full results can be found here: BUTTS Results.
Thanks to Antonio for providing the photo.

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