2017 CPB 45th Open Tournament

Record Status & Rose Award

Sunday 23rd April 2017

The venue will be The Old Dunstonian's Sports Club, St Dunstanís Lane, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 3SS. Rounds will be York, Hereford, Bristols 1 to 5. Medals are awarded for the first 3 places in the junior rounds, and according to the number of entries in the senior rounds. The Judges should be Mark Davis, Tony Harris, Debbie Horn & Steve Vallis.

We will try to keep to 4 Archers per target, but are limited to the 40 target stands we can hire. Plenty of space left at the moment, the closing date is Monday 10th April 2017.

Beginners Course

Starting Tuesday 16th May 2017

There will be a 6 week beginners course starting on Tuesday evening from 16th May 2017. At the Old Dunstonian's Sports Club, St Dunstanís Lane, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 3SS.

Our beginnerís courses are staffed by three/four qualified coaches helped by a number of senior club members all of whom are DBS checked. This means that usually there is a ratio of one coach to two archers, more often one to one help is available. Shooting and training takes place under supervision and to the ArcheryGB rules so we are fully covered by third party insurance.

We provide all the equipment you will need and ensure that the equipment is suited to your personal physique and as the course goes on we can change the equipment as required.

Full details and an application form can be found here.

Tuesday Evenings Indoor

From 4th October 2016 to 28th March 2017

This is in the banqueting hall at Club Langley, the other side of the barriers in Hawksbrook Lane. We don't usually have to move the tables out of the way, but we have to avoid damaging the glitter balls and chandeliers.

Arrive at 6:30pm to get the backstop netting, targets and lights out of the cupboard and set up ready to start at 7pm. First 2 weeks in each month are Portsmouth (20 yards) for the postal league. Other weeks are WA 18 meter or Worcester. There are 3 straw bosses and one foam Danage for compound archers. Limited to 16 archers as there is not a lot of space behind the shooting line. Contact Mark to book a space.


From the first Sunday in September to the end of April, we have the field in the afternoons until it starts to get dark. We can start getting ready from about 12:30 while the Munchkins are putting their stuff away and be ready to start at 1pm.

From the first Sunday in May until the last Sunday in August, we should get there at about 9:30 to start at 10am and have the full day. (Except for a short break about 12:45 while the Munchkins put their stuff away.)

For other days you either need a key, or to ask someone with a key if they will be there. Tuesday afternoon / evening is very popular from April to the end of September.


Welcome to the Crystal Palace Bowmen's website. We are a friendly club who are lucky enough to be able to use the grounds of the Old Dunstonian's Club in Beckenham since about 1970.

The club meets every Sunday (weather permitting!!), on most Tuesdays and some Thursday evenings during the summer. We also have use of an indoor range on Tuesday evening during the winter. Club members can also shoot during the week.

We welcome all styles of archer (recurve, long bow, compound etc.) and have four 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.