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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

Nottingham BUTTS & November E-league
By Andrew Browne

It's been a busy end of term for the archers of CUB, with both the second leg of BUTTS and score submission for the university e-league containing clubs from across the country.

A team of thirteen travelled to Nottingham, and gave a very good performance: Liam got a barebow bronze, Chris got compound bronze, and Nancy came fourth in ladies' recurve, just one point off third place. Our experienced team maintained their position of seventh in the league, and the novices placed a respectable fifth between the two shoots combined, bringing them to fourth overall in the league, so there's still everything to play for when competitions resume in January. In addition, there were some huge improvements in scores from our novices, some almost gaining 100 points on their last shoot! Thanks to Nottingham for hosting a very successful competition!

The e-league results were promising for November as well. Our experienced teams are performing well, with the C team in contention for promotion to division 2, and our novice A and B teams placed second in divisions 1 and 2 respectively, with both maintaining their overall top place! The novice C team showed a huge improvement, and are comfortably in the promotion places from conference. Individually many our archers placed within the top twenty for their gender and bowstyle, all of which bodes well for competitions next term.

First Competition of 2017 - Oxford BUTTS
Our archers made the trip to Oxford last weekend for the first leg of the regional BUTTS League.

We were delighted to be fielding a full team, with some people even on the reserve list. It was also great to see some of our new members for this year out representing the club at our first competition.

Even more exciting is that we came away with a good number of medals. Liam and Andrew took silver and bronze respectively in the barebow category, whilst Chris took gold in the Compound category. Our novices also did fantastically well; despite having been training for less time than the other universities they secured second place as a team, with Cindy and Lin picking up novice ladies gold and bronze, and Zhengao bringing home the novice gent's bronze.

Our thanks to Oxford University Company of Archers for organising the competition and hosting us. We had a great time at the social afterwards before making the trip back home.

Overall, when combined with the other leg, the novice team came in third out of eight, only three points behind Birmingham whilst the seniors were in seventh. We are now looking ahead to the next competition (Nottingham BUTTS) next weekend, whilst focussing on finishing our beginners' course closer to home.

If you are interested in competing for the university team please get in contact with a member of the committee, we are always looking for new competitive archers!

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Upcoming Events

SCAS Indoor Championships
Venue: Basingstoke
Southern Counties Regional Championships. WRS WA Combined Round

BUCS Indoor Qualifier
Venue: K2 Crawley
The Southern Qualifier for BUCS Indoors

BUCS Indoor Championships
Venue: Bristol
The finals for BUCS Indoors. WA18 qualifier followed by head-to-heads.

BUTC 2018
Venue: Birmingham
A one of a kind competition where teams of three from all UK universities shoot against each other in a Beiter hit-and-miss knockout format. Fast paced and great fun.

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