A new National Rankings League for Longbow and Barebow has been launched by Barry Du-Crow of Southampton Archery Club (Archery GB Ranked No.1 in Longbow 2016.17) in collaboration with Archery GB. The Longbow League is sponsored by The Longbow Shop who are providing winners trophies and 2nd 3rd medals in the following categories. GMB, MB, Bowmen and below, for both Ladies and Gents. The Barebow League which is being run by Nick Hayball also of Southampton Archery Club has also been sponsored by The Archery Shop and has gained £200 of prize money in Archery Shop Vouchers.

The required rounds to gain a ranking and league position for both Longbow and Barebow are:
2 x WA720 rounds
2 x wa1440 rounds
1 x York/Hereford (depending on whether Gent or Lady)
These must be Record Status Tournaments.

The website for both leagues is up and running and can be found at https://sites.google.com/view/uk-longbow-ranking/home

Published in Tournament News

Sunburn League Final 2017

Sunday, 15 October 2017 18:12

Over the past 6 months archers from our club have been battling it out to see who will take home a trophy in our Sunburn League tournament and today saw the final round. As always the Sunburn League is very popular with club members and this year saw more members take part than in any previous year and the scores were very tight throughout with a number of trophies still up for grabs until this last round.

In total 18 archers turned out on Sunday morning to try and set their best scores and hopefully secure a trophy and after all the arrows were shot and the scores calculated all enjoyed a BBQ to celebrate not only the end of the Sunburn League for this year but the official end of the outdoor season.

Trophies Were Awarded To

Long Metric IV Highest Score

Place

Name

Score

1st

Nicky McDowell

1587

2nd

Chris Bruce-Hay

1541

3rd

Dan Mitchell

1530

Long Metric III Highest Score

Place

Name

Score

1st

Ron Wingrove

1552

2nd

Frank Hollis

1537

3rd

Dan Mitchell

1516

Long Metric II Highest Score

Place

Name

Score

1st

Trevor Little

1537

2nd

Trevor Little

1479

3rd

Trevor Little

1451

Long Metric I Highest Score

Place

Name

Score

1st

Clive Poland

1537

2nd

Tom Bruce-Hay

1532

3rd

Paul Murray

1519

Long Metric Highest Score

Place

Name

Score

1st

Dan Mitchell

1483

2nd

Dan Mitchell

1465

3rd

Dan Mitchell

1442

Most Improved Handicap

Place

Name

Score

1st

Dan Mitchell

18

2nd

Trevor Little

14

3rd

Paul Murray

10

Long Metric IV League Trophy

Place

Name

Score

1st

Nicky McDowell

4585

2nd

Pauline Baitup

4551

3rd

Chris Bruce-Hay

4467

Long Metric III League Trophy

Place

Name

Score

1st

Ron Wingrove

4535

2nd

Frank Hollis

4452

3rd

Barrie Le Grove

4327

Long Metric II League Trophy

Place

Name

Score

1st

Trevor Little

4456

2nd

Frank Hollis

1441

3rd

-

-

Long Metric I League Trophy

Place

Name

Score

1st

Tom Bruce-Hay

4488

2nd

Clive Poland

4440

3rd

Paul Murray

4418

Long Metric League Trophy

Place

Name

Score

1st

Dan Mitchell

4390

2nd

-

-

3rd

-

-

Sunburn League 2017 Grand Winner

Place

Name

Score

1st

Nicky McDowell

4585

2nd

Pauline Baitup

4551

3rd

Ron Wingrove

4535

Many congratulations to all our winners and many thanks to all who helped set-up, take down, process scores, cook the BBQ and to everyone that entered. A full breakdown of the scores can be seen on the Sunburn League Leaderboard

We look forward to running the Sunburn League again next year but in the mean time, to take us through the winter months, starting next month we have the Frostbite League. We hope to see as many of you there as possible.

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252 Award Scheme

Saturday, 29 July 2017 18:40

We are pleased to announce that we are introducing the 252 Award Scheme at our club. The 252 Award scheme is designed to help you practice your shooting at different distances and measure your success at each distance with badges for qualifying scores at distances from 20 yards up to 100 yards.

After 6 sighters, you shoot 3 dozen arrows on a 122cm face at your chosen distance. The round can be shot at 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 80 or 100 yds with the objective of scoring 252 or better (alternative scores apply for other bow types). If you achieve the score twice you can claim a badge.

The Rules

  • You have six sighters which are to be followed immediately by three dozen scored arrows.
  • Use 5-zone scoring (Gold = 9, Red = 7, Blue = 5, Black = 3, White = 1) using a 122cm target face.
  • The three dozen arrows may be shot alone or as the first three dozen of a longer Imperial round.
  • Scores need to be achieved twice to qualify for the award.
  • Qualifying scores for a given distance must be shot on different days.
  • Badges can be claimed in any sequence.
  • All score sheets must be witnessed by another member and given to our Records Officer. If you are claiming a score as part of another round please indicate on the score sheet that you wish to also claim a 252 Scheme score.

Qualifying Scores

Distance
(Yds)

Award

Recurve
Score

Compound
Score

Longbow
Score

Barebow
Score

20

White

252

280

164

189

30

Black

252

280

164

189

40

Blue

252

280

164

189

50

Red

252

280

164

189

60

Bronze

252

280

164

189

80

Silver

252

280

126

164

100

Gold

252

280

101

139

The Badges

20 Yds 30 Yds 40 Yds 50 Yds 60 Yds 80 Yds 100 Yds
20 Yds 252 Scheme Badge 30 Yds 252 Scheme Badge 40 Yds 252 Scheme Badge 50 Yds 252 Scheme Badge 60 Yds 252 Scheme Badge 80 Yds 252 Scheme Badge 100 Yds 252 Scheme Badge

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Success at Junior Nationals 2017

Saturday, 08 July 2017 20:01

The 2017 Junior Nationals were held at Lilleshall on the 1st and 2nd of July and two of our junior members were competing. Nathan Thomas came first on the 1st day shooting a score of 1363 beating Lewis Halsam (1345) and Finnlay Barrett-Rees (1326). On the second day Nathan won again, coming joint first with Lewis Haslam where they both shot scores of 1286. Megan O'Connor, Nathan's sister, was also shooting and won her 6 gold end badge at 30 yards. On the Sunday Megan also shot a personal best of 1160 comprising of 91 golds.

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Silver Medal for Dan Talbot

Friday, 02 June 2017 14:20

Club member Dan Talbot won silver at Archery GB's Key Event 3 held at Princess Helena College on 27/28 May. Dan was shooting in the Junior Mens Team with Marc Charlesworth and Chris Cooper both fellow Sussex archers.

This is Dan's 2nd silver medal this year with the first coming in April in Key Event 1 held at Lilleshall where he was shooting with Jack Masefield and Ryan Pinder.

In both rounds Dan was shooting in the 3rd spot putting him under the most time pressure but rose to the challenge shooting well throughout. We are sure that Dan will continue to build on his success and win more medals and trophies in the future.

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Sunburn League 2017

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 11:37

Our 4th annual Sunburn League will be running throughout the outdoor season. For those of you that are new to the club or who haven't shot in previous years, the Sunburn League is open to all members of all abilities and bow types and is a great way to not only improve your handicap but also to achieve classifications up to Bowman and win a trophy.

The league works on the handicap system which means that all archers can compete against each other on an equal basis. It is entirely possible for a beginner to beat a seasoned archer as scores are based on your handicap and not just what you actually shoot. Not only that but archers compete against each other by shooting different rounds. This means that one archer might be shooting at 50M against another archer shooting at 90M, the handicap system takes all of this into account making it equal for all.

The Sunburn League uses variations of the Long Metric rounds details of which can be found below with each distance being a different league. Our League Secretary, Paul Murray will be organising the league so if you wish to enter any of the rounds please make sure you let Paul know ASAP as places do fill up fast

The Leagues

There will be 5 different leagues and each league will shoot a different distance.

The leagues will shooting the following rounds/distances:

Long Metric (90M & 70M)
Long Metric I (70M & 60M)
Long Metric II (60M & 50M)
Long Metric III (50M & 40M)
Long Metric IV (40M & 30M)

Each round consists of 3 dozen arrows at each distance.

Depending on gender, age and bow type the following classifications can be achieved:
Long Metric - Up to Bowman for all archers
Long Metric I - Up to Bowman for all except Senior Gents
Long Metric II - Up to Junior Bowman for most juniors, 1st Class for Senior Ladies and 2nd Class for Senior Gents
Long Metric III - Up to 2nd Class for Senior Ladies, 3rd Class for Senior Gents and Junior Bowman for most Juniors
Long Metric IV - Up to Junior Bowman depending on gender, age and bow type

The Rules

  1. You must have a valid handicap in order to enter the league subject to rule 1a
    1a. Archers who do not have a handicap may shoot in 3 rounds to one. However their scores will not be included in the leaderboards and so won't count towards an trophies until they have achieved a handicap. If you have not yet got a handicap than you can submit any 3 scored rounds to our records officer that have been shot this year at any time and one will be calculated for you.
  2. You can shoot in any league you wish.
  3. You can change leagues as many times as you want
  4. Your top 3 scores in any one league count towards the leader board for that particular league
  5. Your top 3 scores across all leagues count towards the leader board for the overall Sunburn League
  6. Scoring will use the 10 zone scoring system (X,10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 for each ring of the target face)
  7. In the event of a tie (after adding the handicap allowance) the number of X's will determine the winner. Should there still be tie, the number of 10's, 9's etc until a winner is determined.

The Rounds

There are 6 rounds in this years Sunburn League. You don't have to shoot in every round as only your top 3 scores will count towards your total but the more rounds you enter the more chance you have of improving an earlier score. Each round will have an assembly at 9:15am with sighters starting promptly at 9:30am. Please make sure you arrive in time to set-up before. The dates for each round are as follows:

Round 1: May 14th 2017
Round 2: June 25th 2017
Round 3: July 16th 2017
Round 4: August 13th 2017
Round 5: September 17th 2017
Round 6: October 15th 2017

The Prizes

There will be trophies for the following winners:

Most Improved Handicap
Winner of the Long Metric IV League
Winner of the Long Metric III League
Winner of the Long Metric II League
Winner of the Long Metric I League
Winner of the Long Metric League
Overall Winner of the Sunburn League

The Sunburn League is a lot of fun and all members are welcome to join in, so get your bows tuned, get practicing and get ready for The Sunburn League 2017!

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Target Rounds

Friday, 10 February 2017 14:43

There are many different rounds that can be shot both indoors and outdoors and broadly breakdown to either Metric or Imperial. Imperial rounds are the traditional rounds from Archery GB (governing body of archery in the UK) that are typically named after British cities. These rounds are shot at distances measured in yards. Metric rounds are shot at distances measured in meters and predominantly fall under the World Archery (formally FITA) governing body although there are also some metric rounds from Archery GB.

The following tables show the number of arrows (per dozen) shot at each distance for each specific round and the maximum score that can be achieved for that round. The tables also list what size target face is required and the scoring system that is used, either 5 zone or 10 zone.

5 Zone Scoring / Imperial Scoring

Target Face5 zone scoring is only used in Archery GB Imperial rounds. On a target face there are ten rings with the rings being in coloured pairs resulting in 5 colours. These 5 colours are the zones and are scored as follows:

Gold: 9
Red: 7
Blue: 5
Black: 3
White: 1

10 Zone Scoring / Metric Scoring

10 zone scoring is where each of the 10 rings has a different value with 10 being for the inner gold ring, 9 for the outer gold ring all the way down to 1 for the outer white ring. Many target faces number each ring accordingly, as can be seen in the picture above.

Archery GB Indoor Rounds

Indoor rounds such as a Portsmouth are shot in 3 arrow ends with 2 ends (6 arrows) of sighters and use metric scoring.

Archery GB Outdoor Rounds

Outdoor rounds such as a York are shot in 6 arrow ends with 1 end (6 arrows) of sighters and use imperial scoring. A 120cm target face is used and rounds involve multiple distances. The furthest distance is shot first and then the bosses are moved to the closer distance.

World Archery Indoor Rounds

All indoor rounds are shot in 3 arrow ends and archers also get 2 ends (6 arrows) of practice before scoring commences. Archers also have 2 minutes in which to shoot an end an 3 arrows. The metric, 10 zone scoring system is used.

World Archery Outdoor Rounds

A single outdoor round is shot at multiple distances with the furthest distance being shot first. The bosses are then moved closer to shoot the shorter distances. Archers are given 45 minutes of sighters at the furthest distance and the archer can shoot as many arrows as they like within this time. Distances 90, 70 and 60 metres are shot in 6 arrow ends using 120cm faces. The closer distances, 50 and 30 metres, are shot in 3 arrow ends using 80cm faces. For 6 arrow ends the archer is given 4 minutes to shoot, for 3 arrow ends they have 2 minutes. The metric, 10 zone scoring system is used.

Archery GB Imperial Outdoor Rounds (5 Zone Scoring)

Round Name100 Yards80 Yards60 Yards50 Yards40 Yards30 Yards20 Yards10 YardsMax Score
York642     1296
Hereford / Bristol I
 642    1296
Bristol II  642   1296
Bristol III   642  1296
Bristol IV    642 1296
Bristol V     6421296
St. George 33     972
Albion 333    972
Windsor  333   972
Short Windsor   333  972
Junior Windsor    333 972
Short Junior Windsor     333972
New Western44      864
Long Western 44     864
Western  44    864
Junior Western   44   864
Short Junior Western    44  864
American  2.52.52.5   810
St. Nicholas    43  756
New National42      648
Long National 42     648
National  42    648
Short National   42   648
Junior National    42  648
Short Junior National





4
2

648
New Warwick22      432
Long Warwick 22     432
Warwick  22    432
Short Warwick   22   432
Junior Warwick    22  432
Short Junior Warwick     22 432

Archery GB Outdoor Metric Rounds (10 Zone Scoring)

  122cm Target Face 80cm Target Face
Round Name 90 Meters 70 Meters 60 Meters 50 Meters 40 Meters 30 Meters 20 Meters 50 Meters 40 Meters 30 Meters 20 Meters 15 Meters 10 Meters Max Score
Metric I 3 3 3 3 1440
Metric II 3 3 3 3 1440
Metric III 3 3 3 3 1440
Metric IV 3 3 3 3 1440
Metric V 3 3 3 3 1440
Long Metric (Gentlemen) 3 3 720
Long Metric (Ladies) / Long Metric I 3 3 720
Long Metric II 3 3 720
Long Metric III 3 3 720
Long Metric IV 3 3 720
Long Metric V 3 3 720
Short Metric / Short Metric I 3 3 720
Short Metric II 3 3 720
Short Metric III 3 3 720
Short Metric IV 3 3 720
Short Metric V 3 3 720

World Archery (WA) Metric Outdoor Rounds (10 Zone Scoring)

 122cm Target Face80cm Target Face
Round Name90 Meters70 Meters60 Meters50 Meters40 Meters30 Meters20 Meters50 Meters40 Meters30 Meters20 Meters15 Meters10 MetersMax Score
WA 1440 (Gentlemen) 33     3 3   1440
WA 1440 (Ladies)  33     3 3   1440
WA 1440 (Cadet Ladies)   33     33   1440
WA 900  2.5 2.52.5        900
WA 720 (70 Meters)  6           720
WA 720 (60 Meters)            720
WA 720 (50 Meters)            720
WA Standard Bow Round
   3        720
Olympic Round Sets            Best of 3 or 5 Sets
Olympic Round (Cadet)  Sets           Best of 3 or 5 Sets
Compound Match        1.25     150

Archery GB Imperial Indoor Rounds (10 Zone Scoring)

Round Name Distance Face Size Dozens Max Score
Portsmouth 20 Yards 60cm 5 600
Bray I 20 Yards 40cm 2.5 300
Bray II 25 Yards 60cm 2.5 300

Archery GB Indoor Special Rounds

Round Name Distance Face Size Dozens Max Score
Stafford 30 Meters 80cm 6 720
Worcester 20 Yards 16" (5 Zone Scoring) 5 300
Vegas 18 Meters 3 Spot Triangle 5 600

World Archery (WA) Indoor Rounds (10 Zone Scoring)

Round Name 18 Meters
40cm Target Face
25 Meters
60cm Target Face
Max Score
WA18 5   600
WA25   5 600
WA Combined 5 5 1200
Recurve Match Sets   Best of 3
Compound Match 1.25   150
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Sunburn League 2016 Final

Sunday, 23 October 2016 19:55

The final of the 2016 Sunburn League was held today, Sunday 23rd October.

Whilst there was no chance of anyone getting sunburn today from the cold morning sun, everyone enjoyed the final round and waited around after the final arrows had been shot for the scores to be calculated and verified and the trophies to be handed out.

The full results of the Sunburn League can be viewed below but before we come on to that we would like to extend our thanks to everyone that entered but especially to our League Secretary, Paul Murray, who has worked so hard to organise and run the league this year. Paul has already said that we will be running the Sunburn League again next year so get practicing over the winter months and maybe next year you will be taking home one of the trophies!

It was a very tightly fought contest this year and after 6 rounds one trophy was decided by just one point. The full results were as follows:

Long Metric IV Highest Single Score Shot Trophy

1st: Louise Moorhouse-Booth - 1511
2nd: Barrie Le Grove - 1499
3rd: Barrie Le Grove - 1499

Long Metric III Highest Single Score Shot Trophy

1st: Barrie Le Grove - 1525
2nd: Clive Talbot - 1495
3rd: Andrew Walford - 1489

Long Metric II Highest Single Score Shot Trophy

1st: Bob Tutt - 1534
2nd: Bob Tutt - 1454
3rd: Bob Tutt - 1419

Long Metric I Highest Single Score Shot Trophy

1st: Daniel Talbot - 1523
2nd: Dan Ellis - 1489
3rd: Dan Ellis - 1489

Most Improved Handicap Trophy

1st: Barrie Le Grove - 8 (largest score difference over 2nd place)
2nd: Dan Ellis - 8
3rd: Daniel Talbot - 4 (largest score difference over 4th place)

Long Metric IV League Trophy

1st: Barrie Le Grove - 4344
2nd: Louise Moorhouse-Booth - 4343

Long Metric III League Trophy

1st: Andrew Walford - 4355
2nd: Paul Murray - 4349
3rd: Frank Hollis - 4257

Long Metric II League Trophy

1st: Bob Tutt - 4407

Long Metric I League Trophy

1st: Daniel Talbot - 4439
2nd: Dan Ellis - 4404
3rd: Andrew Hodgson - 4325

Sunburn League 2016 Grand Winner

1st: Barrie Le Grove - 4451
2nd: Daniel Talbot - 4439
3rd: Bob Tutt - 4407

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Sunburn League 2016

Tuesday, 12 April 2016 16:12

We are pleased to announce that, for the third year in a row, we will be running the Sunburn League throughout the summer months.

If you haven't shot in previous years, the Sunburn League is a great way to not only get or improve your handicap but to also achieve classifications up to Bowman, the highest classification possible at club level and its a lot of fun too.

The league works on the handicap system which means that archers of all abilities and experience can compete against each other on an equal basis and archers can even compete against each other when shooting different rounds. As we did last year we will be shooting variations of the Long Metric rounds details of which can be found below. This year's Sunburn League will be run by our League Secretary, Paul Murray who did a great job of running the Frostbite League over the winter. If you wish to enter any of the rounds please make sure you let Paul know ASAP as places do fill up fast.

The Leagues

There will be 5 different leagues and each league will shoot a different round

The league/rounds we will be shooting are:

Long Metric (90M & 70M)
Long Metric I (70M & 60M)
Long Metric II (60M & 50M)
Long Metric III (50M & 40M)
Long Metric IV (40M & 30M) Only open to Juniors and those who don't yet have a handicap.

Each round consists of 3 dozen arrows at each distance.

Depending on gender, age and bow type the following classifications could be achieved:
Long Metric - Up to Bowman for all archers
Long Metric I - Up to Bowman for all except Senior Gents
Long Metric II - Up to Junior Bowman for most juniors, 1st Class for Senior Ladies and 2nd Class for Senior Gents
Long Metric III - Up to 2nd Class for Senior Ladies, 3rd Class for Senior Gents and Junior Bowman for most Juniors
Long Metric IV - Up to Junior Bowman depending on gender, age and bow type

The Rules

  1. You must have a valid handicap in order to enter the league subject to rule 1a
    1a. Archers who do not have a handicap may shoot the Long Metric IV round to obtain a handicap but their scores will not be included in the leaderboards and so won't count towards an trophies until they have achieved a handicap
  2. You can shoot in any league you wish with the exception of the Long Metric IV which is only open to juniors (under 18) and those without a handicap
  3. You can change leagues as many times as you want
  4. Your top 3 scores in any one league count towards the leader board for that league
  5. Your top 3 scores across all leagues count towards the leader board for the overall Sunburn League
  6. Scoring will use the 10 zone scoring system (X,10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 for each ring of the target face)
  7. In the event of a tie (after adding the handicap allowance) the number of X's will determine the winner. Should there still be tie, the number of 10's, 9's etc until a winner is determined.

In regards to Rule 1. A valid handicap is where you have completed 3 scored outdoor rounds in the past 12 months and submitted those scores to our Records Officer. If you have not done this then you will need to do this before April.

The Rounds

There are 6 rounds in this years Sunburn League. You don't have to shoot in every round as only your top 3 scores will count towards your total but the more rounds you enter the more chance you have of improving an earlier score. Each round will have an assembly at 9:30am with shooting starting promptly at 10:00am. The dates for each round are as follows:

Round 1: 29th May 2016
Round 2: 12th June 2016
Round 3: 24th July 2016
Round 4: 14th August 2016
Round 5: 25th September 2016
Round 6: 16th October 2016

The Prizes

There will be trophies for the following winners:

Most Improved Handicap
Winner of the Long Metric IV League
Winner of the Long Metric III League
Winner of the Long Metric II League
Winner of the Long Metric I League
Winner of the Long Metric League
Overall Winner of the Sunburn League

So get your bows tuned, get practicing and get ready for The Sunburn League 2016!

 

Published in Tournament News

Frostbite League 2015 Round 1

Tuesday, 17 November 2015 19:07

Sunday saw our first Frostbite league shoot of the year.  A big thank you to all 14 Archers who braved the windy and slightly muddy conditions.


We had everything from flapping targets to one boss blowing over, but hey that’s what the Frostbite league is all about – braving and adjusting to the elements!!!!
The great thing about this competition is we are in 2 leagues (A&B) A league is made up of the following teams.

League A:

1 Worthing A.C. A
2 Ditchling A.C. B
3 Pastures C of A (company of Archers)
4 The High Weald A.C. B
5 Assheton B`men B
6 Woking A.C. B

League B:

1 Leek A.C.
2 Andover Archers B
3 Atkins Archers B
4 Worthing A.C. B
5 Maidenhead Archers B
6 Sutton Coldfield A.C. B
On Sunday we shot against Ditchling and Sutton Coalfield – we await their scores.
 
Our next Frostbite League will take place on Sunday 13th Dec and we will be shooting against Pastures C of A & Maidenhead.  Everyone is welcome.

Photos from Round 1 can be seen below

 

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