The final month of the Winter Postals is here, the Grand Prix has finished and the January Challenge results are in, so this will be the penultimate League Report of the Indoor Season. DCAS normally runs a Summer Postal league, so if you’re interested, please let me know and I’ll look at entering teams for the club.
The majority of the material below focuses on results from February. However, because of the timing of the Grand Prix, I have also included the March final results from that
For those unfamiliar with the format; Archers shoot a Portsmouth round under competition conditions and the top three scores for each bow type form a team (and the following archers form the ‘B team’, ‘C team’, etc if a club enters multiple teams). These scores are sent to DCAS and clubs compete against each other from November to March.
In February, we won two of our matches (Recurve A and Compound) and lost three (Recurve B, C and Longbow). Below are the results tables from DCAS and a table that I keep myself for progress within the club. Take a look and see how you/we did.
Please continue to provide scores for the final month, even if you don’t feel that you will make the teams. A low score is better than a zero and if there is illness, etc then even the newest member could potentially make the team (plus, it still counts towards the in-house Tavistock Trophy).
The Frostbite teams are selected in the same way as the Portsmouth, with the top three scores forming each team. As with the Indoor Postal, archers shoot a Frostbite round and the top three scores form a team. Unlike the Portsmouth, teams are not bow specific (with the exception of the new Longbow team). Archers from any bow style can contribute to the teams, although there is a maximum of one Compound allowed per team.
In January we lost all three of our matches (or more precisely, we entered no scores for two and lost the Longbow match). This was because of the combination of terrible weather for most of the month and the club hosting the DCAS Indoor Championships. This meant that only a couple of archers were able to get scores in. Below are the results tables from DCAS as well as the table that I keep myself.
Please continue to provide scores for the final month, even if you don’t feel that you will make the teams. A low score is better than a zero and if there is illness, etc then even the newest member could potentially make the team.
The Grand Prix has now concluded. Based on the popularity of the inaugural event, I shall look at running it again next season (assuming I’m re-elected at the AGM).
The use of handicaps has made it very interesting to watch the leader board change over the months, especially as the eventual winner was actually placed quite low after the first month but climbed ever higher as the rounds progressed.
Congratulations to Jamie and thank you to everybody who took part.
The Tavistock Trophy is an internal competition run using the scores entered in the Indoor Postal. The highest cumulative score for each category over the five months wins. In the event of a category only having a single participant, they will be included in the most appropriate alternative (normally forming a unisex bow category).
The categories remain as Gents Barebow, Ladies Barebow, Compound (unisex), Longbow (unisex), Gents Recurve and Ladies Recurve. The current standings can be seen on the table below.
We had 17 entries from the club in the nation-wide January Challenge and the following table shows how well they did. Well done to all.
The official full table of results can be found here (Assuming they don’t issue another version… This is the third I’ve been sent).