Our Story

Kingsboro Bowmen was found in 1979 and chartered with the Virginia Bowhunters Association (VBA) in 1982. Charter members were Pete King, William Powell, Tim Miller, Dwight Cooley, and June Cooley. The purpose was to promote the use of the bow and arrow for Hunting, Sport and Competitive Archery. Pete’s house in the “Kingsboro neighborhood” was the location for early novelty shoots. They built there first field range at the Joyner sand pit owned by member Bobby Davis on Lake Cahoon Road. Field Archery and indoor tournaments in the area were hots spots of active participation of club members. Other early members included, Ken and Kathy Cliton, Thomas “Gene” Batten and Harry Allen.

 

The field range was relocated to Lone Star Lakes Park in Chuckatuck, a village in Suffolk, VA in 1990. The present field range consists of 14 targets inspected and approved by the VBA. We also added a roving 3D range consisting of approximately 50 different lanes for a variety of shoot layouts. We have hosted the Spring Class 3D Championship at the range for 2 years. The GPS Coordinates for entrance to the park are N36-52-33, W76-35-02. The physical street address is: 401 Kings Highway, Suffolk, VA 23432.

 

The club has been involved with Indoor Archery tournaments since 1985. We organized and held weekly indoor leagues for 10 years at the Tidewater Community College. We also hosted the VBA State Indoor Championship at TCC from 1986-1996 when the tournament was held at a single location. The excellent facilities were host to some great shoots with all archers competing head to head with their competitors. The college renovated in 1997 and we lost the location. Since 2009, we have been hosting the Eastern Leg of the VBA State Indoor Championships using Wilcox Indoor Archery Range in Newport News.

 

Nearby attractions include: Smithfield VA, Ham Capital of the World, Williamsburg, Mariners Museum in Newport News, and Virginia Beach of course. The NC beach of Nag Heads and Duck are only two hours away.