This year saw us launch the first ever Sunburn League which was a huge success with 2/3rds of participants either achieving or improving their classification and improving their handicap by an average of 4 points. Next year we are going bigger and better!
We have made a number of changes to the Sunburn League for 2015 the biggest being changing from shooting variations of the National round to shooting variations of the Long Metric and increasing the number number of rounds/leagues from 3 to 5. This means that next year every member will have the opportunity to achieve classifications all the way up to Bowman, the highest classification that can be achieved at club level.
There will be 5 different leagues compared to 3 this year. 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) Juniors Only
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 GentsLong 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
We have made a few changes to the rules for 2015.
- You must have a valid handicap in order to enter the league
- You can shoot in any league you wish with the exception of the Long Metric IV which is only open to juniors (under 18)
- You can change leagues as many times as you want
- Your top 3 scores in any one league count towards the leader board for that league
- Your top 3 scores across all leagues count towards the leader board for the overall Sunburn League
- 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)
- 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. We will allow anyone who doesn't have a valid handicap to shoot in the Sunburn League but your scores will not count towards the league but can be used to achieve a handicap.
We have increased the number of rounds from 5 to 7. 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: 19th April 2015
Round 2: 10th May 2015
Round 3: 14th June 2015
Round 4: 12th July 2015
Round 5: 16th August 2015
Round 6: 13th September 2015
Round 7: 18th October 2015
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
There will be medals for the following winners:
Highest individual score in the Long Metric IV League
Highest individual score in the Long Metric III League
Highest individual score in the Long Metric II League
Highest individual score in the Long Metric I League
Highest individual score in the Long Metric League
Due to the increased number of leagues and rounds regretably we will not be awarding medals to each months winners.
So get your bows tuned, get practicing and get ready for The Sunburn League 2015!