During the summer and winter seasons DCAS (Devon & Cornwall Archery Society) organise a postal league. Results from a club shoot are collated by the club Records Officer and posted to DCAS and entered into various divisions and leagues depending on age groups and disciplines.
During the winter season Yelverton Bowmen will have teams entered into the DCAS “Frostbite” and “Portsmouth” postal competitions. The Frostbite consists of shooting 36 arrows at 30 metres on an 80cm face, outdoors on a Sunday morning. The Portsmouth round is shot indoors and consist of 60 arrows shot in ends of 3 arrows on a 60cm full size, or 5 Zone triple face target at 20 yards. Only one shoot and result for each month can be entered into the postal leagues by an individual archer for any bow type, and club score sheets need to be completed and signed.
The top results for each month are organised to produce a team and these results are then put forward to DCAS, the teams can therefore change from month to month. The individual archer results, team results and the DCAS leagues and divisions are available on the respective club and DCAS websites.
During the 2023 summer season Yelverton Bowmen re-entered the summer postal competition with 8 teams taking part. Participants are required to shoot either Long Warwick (Compound only), Warwick (Longbow only), Short Warwick (mixed, but not Compound) or Short Junior Warwick (mixed, but only 1 compound) rounds over the four months between May and August. However, as with the Frostbite Postal, only one result can be entered by each competitor each month, for each relevant category (Archers are not allowed to shoot for the Long Warwick, Warwick and Short Warwick Categories in the same bow style). Rounds must be recorded on the ‘Yelverton Bowmen Warwick & DCAS Postal Score Sheet’.
The makeup of the competition means that any registered Yelverton Bowmen archer is able to take part and submit one score each month. The Records officer will then rank the entries in descending order and submit the requisite scores to the DCAS organiser within one week of the end of each month.