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Sunburn League 2016

Tuesday, 12 April 2016 16:12
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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!


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