Please see below a letter recieved from
Barry Du-Crow and Paul Gregory of the Longbow Ranking committee
Hi all LB Ladies and Gents.
To compliment the AGB rankings system and make the season a bit more exciting myself and Paul Gregory from Southampton AC have secured sponsorship from the "Longbow Shop" in the form of winners trophies and 2nd 3rd medals in the following categories. GMB, MB, Bowmen and below, for both Ladies and Gents. These are based on your classification at the start of the season.
I have been in discussion with Jon Nott of AGB and he is in full support and has offered his assistance and publicity.
The website is ready at https://sites.google.com/view/uk-longbow-ranking/home
The required rounds to gain a ranking and league position for both Longbow and Barebow are….2 x WA720 rounds 2 x wa1440 rounds and 1 x York/Hereford (depending on whether Gent or Lady) These must be Record status tournaments.
I will be entering the results from published scores and also Jon Nott informs me that there will be a page on the AGB site for Longbow archers to submit their scores throughout the season, these will be mailed to me (and entered as provisional results until I see the tournament results published)
Jon Nott expressed a desire to increase the competing longbow archers from 37 (on last years rankings table) to 100. This is something we will strive to do.
An important part of our league is that we are rewarding 1st 2nd and 3rd in all classes which gives much more encouragement to those climbing up the ladder so to speak.
We view this first year as very much work in progress and would like to develop the league with maybe adding a Championship division for Archers up to 1st class with shorter distance tournaments NON record status and also a junior league
Look forward to hearing your views
Longbow Ranking committee
PS. We have also mirrored the system for Barebow and have Nick Hayball from Southampton AC who will run this.
The barebow league have now gained sponsorship from “The Archery Shop” in Bournemouth.
As well as trophies and medals the barebow league has gained £200 of prize money in archery shop vouchers in £30 awards for first in each category sponsored by partsland.co.uk.
Congratulations to Simon Nelmes who passed his regional Judge's assessment yesterday (08/04/2018) and is now able to run shoots up to a WA 1440. Simon is the only judge currently in Shropshire and this grade is throughly deserved.
Congratulations also to Paul Nelmes, who on the same day passed his Level 2 coaching.
If anyone is intersted in becoming a Judge, please contact Simon who will explain the process.
On Saturday 17th March, Sam Dixon, Neil Clarke and James Beckett set a new world record of 31 hours continuous shooting to raise money for Sport Relief at the Bowbrook Archery clubhouse near Withington.
During the time between Friday morning and Saturday afternoon they shot a combined total of 4,797arrows, scored 35,411 points between them and walked over 12 miles apiece between the shooting line and the targets
Club chairman Sam said 'We are proud of what we've achieved but we could not have done it without the support of the club members.'
Their efforts, combined with other activities at the club's open day, have raised over £750 for Sport Relief, with more money still coming in.
Tired but successful; Archers Neil Clarke, Sam Dixon and James Beckett after 31 hours of shooting.
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