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.
Huge congratulations to Penny Healey, a member of Bowbrook Archers, SAS, and WMAS, who, at the age of twelve, has won GOLD in the Recurve Youth Girls category. Fifteen points clear of the runner up, she won GB's first Gold of the event in Nimes, France.
Well done, Penny.
On the 16th September Shropshire took a team to Droitwich, Worcestershire to compete in the WMAS Junior Intercounty Competition.
As team manager I selected a team of 16 archers from different clubs to represent Shropshire.
At the end of the days shooting Shropshire lifted the Trophy.
I am writing this article to say how proud i am to be part of the team .
What a day I am so proud of you all, only six of you made the team for the Trophy but everyone of you was brilliant.
It was obvious to all that you enjoyed the day, the way you laughed, mixed and bonded as a team was noticed by the other team managers.
Your parents must be proud of you, your clubs should be proud of you and you represented Shropshire with style.
Kaitlyn Mary and Rhian claimed a Fita Star award but all of you need to check the web site below to see if you can claim an EAF Cross.
A mention for Holly Hulse who could not share the day because of being unwell on the morning of the shoot, i hope you are feeling better.
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