Congratulations to the winners, runners up and all those who took part. Trophies for the winners and certificates were awarded at the NCAS AGM on 10th November for the top 10 places from both the senior and junior leagues.
2015/16 saw the first league season get off to a good start, with over 100 senior archers and over 30 juniors logging points within the league. But the county would still like to see more archers venturing out to take part in competitions away from their own clubs.
Both the Senior and Junior NCAS Chris Mason Celebration Leagues are open to all archers who are members of clubs within Northamptonshire. It’s aim is to encourage as many club archers as possible to attend local tournaments. Something that Chris was always a big advocate of.
The league has been designed to allow all archers, male, female any bow discipline to compete against each other over both the indoor and outdoor season. The league’s are updated on a regular basis on the county website so all archers will be able to see how they are doing. Trophies for the winners and certificates for the top 10 runners up, will be awarded at the County AGM in November 2017.
The points system is as follows:
– 3 points for attending
– 3 points for first, 2 points for second, 1 point for third (when 3 or more archers shooting in a bowstyle)
– 2 points for first, 1 point for second (when only 2 archers are shooting in a bowstyle)
– 1 point (when only 1 archer shooting in a bowstyle)
– Archers will only be placed against other county archers, for example if there are to be 10 archers in a bow style and 5 are from out of county then points will be awarded to the first, second and third highest scoring county archers irrespective of where they are placed overall.
ArcheryGB have recently made a significant change to the rules of shooting regarding sighters for multiple rounds.
From 1st October 2016, archers may now shoot sighter arrows prior to each round shot at the same venue on the same day. This brings ArcheryGB rounds more into line with WA rounds, except you still shoot the required number of sighter arrows for that round rather than having ‘practice’.
This means that national, regional and county records CAN be claimed for the second (or third, or fourth) round shot at the same venue on the same day, irrespective of round and bowstyle.
For example: if you shoot two Portsmouth rounds as a Double Portsmouth. It used to be that you could only claim a record for the first round shot, irrespective of bowstyle. But now you can claim a record for the second round if the score is better than the first round. You can also claim a record if you have changed bowstyle for the second round.
Another example: at the Duston Bowmen Triple (David Clarke Memorial), an archer can shoot all three rounds (Worcester, Vegas and Portsmouth) with three different bowstyles and claim records for any or all round scores on the day.
The official notes on the changes to rules from ArcheryGB can be found here.
If you have any questions please get in touch.
Dean Edwards(Contact) NCAS County Records Officer & Web Master