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Join us for the biggest weekend of the year!

August 29th 2018
Jane Percival

Two major events. One venue. One weekend. Is there a better way to celebrate a fantastic summer of competition?

Both the 2018 National Tour Final and the Key Event Final for our rising stars are being held at Lilleshall National Sports and Conferencing Centre on 15-16 September – and everyone is invited to come along and see the best of British archery in action!

The National Tour compound finals will be held on the Saturday while the recurve titles will be decided on Sunday.

The last time the finals were at Lilleshall was in 2008 when Lucy O’Sullivan and Duncan Busby took the compound honours. They will be back this year – and both are hungry to reclaim their titles. They will be up against three -time champion Adam Ravenscroft, two-time champions Chris White and Neil Bridgewater , along with 2016 women’s champion Lucy Mason and 2017 Champion Sarah Prieels of Belgium.

And there is bound to be drama in the recurve finals. Can anyone stop Patrick Huston winning his fourth consecutive title? GB teammates Tom Hall and Alex Wise will certainly try, along with Tom Barber who shot in the 2009 finals and is on the comeback trail.

Naomi Folkard has been in every women’s recurve final and has won the title three times. Looking to stop her are Alyssia Tromans-Ansell, Bryony Pitman and Sarah Bettles.

The Key Event finals dates have been moved to combine the senior and junior events. Why? To create a much better and busier atmosphere – and to give our young stars the chance to experience something like being part of big international finals . The idea is to help them develop and help equip them so that they can achieve on an international stage.

Spectators are welcome to join us to watch the champions crowned, the first match starts at 10.30am. Please bring a seat as there are no stands this year. Picnics are welcome, alternatively hot and cold refreshments can be purchased at the Lilleshall café within the grounds.

Car parking is free, please park in the main car park – please note Kent Hall car park is closed due to building work.

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