Lancashire Archery Association
2007 Shooting Highlights

LAA Archers Achieving Grand Master Bowmen

  • Pete Philips, Compound, Assheton Bowmen
  • Gareth Aschenbrenner, Assheton Bowmen
  • Emma Parker, Compound, Chorley Bowmen
  • Deirdre Stepto, Compound, P&S
  • Simon Terry, the top UK recurve archer in 2007 and multiple UK record holder including 1351 at Timperley this year, became an LAA archer in October when he joined Chorley Bowmen. Welcome Sir!

LAA Archers Achieving Master Bowmen

  • Simon Stepto, Recurve, P&S
  • Roger Wild, Compound, Rochdale
  • Sue Wright, Compound, Rochdale
  • Charlie Richardson, Compound, P&S
  • Steve Izzat, Compound, Orrell
  • Geoff Tittensor, Compound, Chorley
  • Dave Hunter, Recurve, Rochdale Company of Archers. Dave affiliated through RCA in October and is now an LAA archer. Welcome Sir!

LAA Archers Achieving Junior Master Bowmen

  • Connie Hartley, Recurve, Rochdale Company of Archers

LAA Outdoor Champions: Full Results

  • Ladies Recurve Champion: Tish McKie, Southport
  • Gents Recurve Champion: Paul Tittensor, Chorley
  • Ladies Compound Champion: Deirdre Stepto, P&S
  • Gents Compound Champion: Pete Philips, Assheton

LAA Indoor Champions: Full Results

  • Ladies Recurve Champion: Vlada Priestman, Burscough
  • Gents Recurve Champion: Simon Terry, Chorley
  • Ladies Compound Champion: Emma Parker, Chorley
  • Gents Compound Champion: Pete Philips, Assheton

County Matches

New County Records & High Achievements

  • Ladies Compound Angela Fox of Southport Archers Albion, 936
  • Gents Recurve Simon Stepto of P&S FITA 70m, 625
  • Gents Compound Pete Philips of Assheton Bowmen Gents Double FITA 2708, 90m 330, 70m 346, York 1248
  • Gents Compound Gareth Aschenbrenner of Assheton Bowmen Double York 2404
  • Gents Longbow John Geldard of Samlesbury Longbow Archers (affiliated to GNAS through Preston
  • Grasshoppers) Gents FITA, 588 90m, 91 70m , 133 50m, 111 30m, 253
  • Clout: Ladies Compound Angela Fox of Southport Archers Two Way Single (GNAS), 100
  • Clout: Ladies Longbow Helen Rankin of St. Helen's Archers One way Single (GNAS) One Way Double (GNAS) 101, Single FITA (125m) 103 and Double FITA (125m) 205
  • Clout: Gents Longbow Graham Rankin of St. Helen's Archers Single FITA (165m) 110 and Double FITA (165m) 189

Emma Parker, Chorley, Ladies Compound, again represented Great Britain

Paul Tittensor, Chorley, is the 2007 Grand Northern Recurve Champion

Please send additions/corrections to Mark Leach

Connie Hartley of Rochdale Company of Archers

Connie Hartley, a 15 year old from Alder Grange Community High School in Rawtenstall, took up the sport some 3 and a half years ago and has already broken 10 of the County records at the under 16 junior recurve level. Connie is definitely a force to be reckoned with both at indoor and outdoor tournaments, as you will see from the following achievements:

  • Junior Master Bowman classification this year by putting in 4 Senior Lady Bowman FITA scores of 1081, 1123, 1132 and 1142
  • Achieved senior 900 rose
  • Winner of the Girl Recurve title at Thirsk in April with a FITA 900 score of 752
  • Holder of the U16 girl recurve title in NCAS junior winter postal league
  • 1st place in the Junior Girl recurve Section at Las Vegas (February)
  • Third in the U16 girl recurve at the Junior National Indoor
  • Second this year in the Under 16 Junior National FITA Star at Lilleshall, with a PB of 1261 shooting a Metric 3
  • Third next day in the Under 16 Junior National Championships Imperial Rounds with a PB of 1203 shooting a Bristol 3
  • Winner of the NCAS Under 16 and overall Junior Girl Recurve title at Wakefield scoring a magnificent 565 on a Portsmouth round which beat the Senior Lady Champion by 15 points!
  • Connie was third U16 girl recurve at the Junior National Indoor Champs held at Lilleshall on the 1st & 2nd December with a score of 561 shooting a Portsmouth round
  • To finish off the year Connie entered the Lancashire Indoor Championships held at Chorley on the 9th December as a senior shooting a FITA 18 and came second to Valada Priestman
  • 2nd U16 Girl Recurve UK National Rankings

When not shooting Connie manages to find time to play the bass guitar and sing in a rock band called Static Revolver as well as studying for her GCSEs.