Welcome to the Crystal Palace Bowmen's website. We are a friendly archery club who are lucky enough to be able to use the grounds of the Old Dunstonian's Club in Beckenham, Bromley since about 1970.
If you are thinking of starting archery then ArcheryGB has a new web site startarchery.co.uk with information for beginners.
Come and help us to celebrate our 50th Tournament - A big milestone in the club and we look forward to welcoming you all.
As usual the venue will be The Old Dunstonian's Sports Club, St Dunstan's Lane, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 3SS.
Rounds will be York, Hereford and Bristol 1 to 5.
For the first time ever, scoring will be done using Ianseo electronic scoring - Yes that means NO running slips!!!
As many of you probably already know, Tenzone suffered a fire in December. Their "GoFundMe" page has the most uptodate information on their status. We decided it was best for archers and Tenzone to delay the tournament until September so that we can have all foam targets. Next year we hope to be back to normal and hold the tournament just after Easter.
We are planning to start running small groups for beginners starting from Tuesday 7th May 2024 at 6pm and/or Sunday 5th May at 1:30pm if there is enough demand.
The beginners course is usually 6 lessons of 2 hours. The location is the Old Dunstonian's Sports Club, St Dunstan's Lane, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 3SS.
Our beginner's course is run by ArcheryGB qualified coaches often helped by a number of senior club members all of whom are DBS checked. Shooting and training takes place according to the ArcheryGB rules so we are fully covered by third party insurance.
We provide all the equipment you will need to get started and ensure that the equipment is suited to your personal physique and as the course goes on we can change the equipment as required.
Please contact us by email. More details and an application form will be here.
Usually the club meets every Sunday (weather permitting!!), on most Tuesdays and some Thursday evenings during the summer. Club members can also shoot during the week.
We welcome all styles of archer (recurve, long bow, compound etc.) and have three coaches who can work with archers to help them improve.
We are affiliated to ArcheryGB (otherwise known as GNAS the Grand National Archery Society), the Kent Archery Association, the Southern Counties Archery Society.
We now have a facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/cpbbowmen.
We currently shoot all year round on a Sunday morning arriving at the field at about 09:40 to setup with an aim to start shooting at 10:00. It is possible to shoot all day, but this is dependent on a keyholder being present for the afternoon sessions.
There are normally club members shooting on a Tuesday morning. Between April to the end of September, we aim to hold sessions on a Tuesday late afternoon / evening until it gets dark, although this is subject to a keyholder being available.
For all other times, you either need a key or to liaise with a club member who is a keyholder. The club does have a WhatsApp group which makes contacting key holders a little easier.