Scorton Silver Arrow Tournament

Where: Various Locations, rotating annually
When: Saturday in May usually mid to late in month
Time: 10 am onwards


The Antient Scorton Silver Arrow Tournament is the long established and recorded sporting fixture in the World, dating back to the late seventeenth century (and the spelling IS Antient, no mistake). It has a different location year-to-year and takes its name from Scorton in North Yorkshire, where it originated. The Silver Arrow itself usually resides at the Royal Armouries in Leeds and is taken out once a year for the event – the winner gets to take home  a replica and has to organise the following year’s competition. It’s a serious target archery contest in which traditional bows are used with classes for men only ; gentlemanly conduct is observed as well as strict rules. It’s always held during  May.

Helpful Hints

In 2017 the tournament took place on Saturday 20th May at Phoenix Sports and Social Club, Brinsworth, Rotherham – 2018 date and venue are yet to be announced.

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