E-League e-finishes [22/Apr/10]

The 2009/2010 E-League drew to a close with the publication of round 5, March's scores. Edinburgh's record breaking performance in Sheffield propelled them to maximum points for the month and the SUS side finished on 48 out of 50 to take the overall title. Individual recurve winners were Matt Sharpe (Surrey) and Kyshiea Steele (Edinburgh) with the women's sections being dominated throughout by Edinburgh. As ever the E-League was by far and away the biggest competition of the year, encompassing as it does... everything!

Edinburgh closed out E-League Division 1 wth a convincing win, comfortably winning the March round and collecting 10 points for a total of 48. Loughborough just held on to second place, Warwick drawing level with them on 40 points each, but Loughborough's average total was a fraction higher. Nottingham finished fourth just ahead of Surrey 32 to 31 with Cambridge in sixth on 21, clear of the relegation dogfight. Oxford and Imperial both just kept themselves out of the bottom two the pair finishing on 16 one ahead of Liverpool, with York adrift in 10th place.

In Division 2, for the first time both of the top two sides were A teams with Birmingham and Southampton both finishing on 40, albeit in contrasting styles, Southampton having entered no score for Sept/Oct, then winning the next four rounds, Birmingham picking up no less than 7 points every round. At the bottom of Division 2, Exeter A picked up a solitary point, but it was enough to be ahead of Keele A and Leeds A who didn't score any. Southampton B won Division 3 despite no score in Sept/Oct, whilst Nottingham B denied Birmingham B second place, overtaking them with the last month's tally. In Division 4, Bath B and Southampton C were well clear at the top. Finally in the Conference, Reading A and Essex A will deservedly both be in the "proper" divisions from next year, Reading A taking 49 out of 50 points available.

In Novice Division 1, Edinburgh won the round to easily win the title on 47 points, clear of a three way all BUTTS scrap for second place. Warwick on 36 eventually just did enough to finish ahead of Birmingham third and Nottingham fourth, both on 35, despite a valiant late effort from the latter. Cambridge were the fourth BUTTS club in the top five, edging Napier into sixth place in the March round. The top two A sides in Novice Division 2 were Southampton third on 32 and Oxford fourth on 30. Surrey A won Novice Division 3 on 44 points, with Essex A second on 40, achieved with a no score followed by four first places. Edinburgh C won the Novice Conference, whilst Reading A grabbed maximum points in the round to take second place in that table.

Individually, Matt Sharpe (Surrey) won with Gents Recurve on 99 out of a possible 100 points, claiming maximum points in the March round and going one better than his second place last year. Matthew Cole (Loughborough) made sure of second on 85, whilst Matt Dale (Warwick) overtook Michael Bass (Lancaster) at the finished line to finish line for third place. Third last season, Kyshiea Steele (Edinburgh) wrapped up the Ladies Recurve title with 97 points, clear of Naomi Jones (Edinburgh) on 91, Julie Chenery (Reading) third on 81.

Novice Gents Recurve was won by Andrew Johnson (Essex) on 59 points, despite not entering scores for two of the five rounds. His nearest challengers were Alan Dawson (Warwick) and James Dunbar (Oxford) who both finished on 51, Dawson claiming second place. Carlos Ma (Surrey) was fourth on 47. Ladies Novice was an Edinburgh 1-2-3 as Mary Campbell 1st on 94, Migle Petruskeviciute 2nd on 90 and Hope Greenwood third on 74.

Other individual senior winners were barebows Chris Newberry (Derby) and Amyce Smith-Bannister (Bath), compounds Stefan Gies (Edinburgh) and Maggie Ziriax (Edinburgh) and longbows Chris White (Edinburgh) and Kathryn Evans (Surrey). Bath's Amyce Smith-Bannister was the only individual to perform a clean sweep and collect all 100 individual points available.

How did you and your team do? See the E-League website for the full 2009/2010 results.

News and Editorials 2009/2010

  • Croft makes last 16 in China [27/Sep/10]
  • Selection Shenzhanigans continues [15/Sep/10]
  • Selection Shenzhanigans [26/Aug/10]
  • Big BUCS News for 2011 [09/Aug/10]
  • Smith-Bannister for SWWU [29/Jul/10]
  • Calling all clubs [05/Jul/10]
  • BUCS Outdoors 2010 Review [17/Jun/10]
  • BUCS, BUTTS and Steven Johnson [10/Jun/10]
  • Swans fly towards SWWU title [28/May/10]
  • E-League e-finishes [22/Apr/10]
  • Indoor Results Round Up [05/Apr/10]
  • BUCS Indoors 2010 Review [02/Apr/10]
  • Capital wins for Imperial, Edinburgh [12/Mar/10]
  • Archery's coming home, it's coming home [09/Mar/10]
  • Nottingham and Napier nail wins [27/Feb/10]
  • Good times for Southampton, Reading [24/Feb/10]
  • BUTC 2010 Review [19/Feb/10]
  • League Updates - E and Regional [11/Feb/10]
  • Updates from BUTC, BUCS, BUTTS [03/Feb/10]
  • Doing the fixture shuffle [19/Jan/10]
  • Happy NEUAL year - almost [31/Dec/09]
  • Power of two - results round up [15/Dec/09]
  • GNAS student fee hike proposed [07/Dec/09]
  • Swansea win, Loughborough win again [25/Nov/09]
  • Loughborough bite back in BUTTS [17/Nov/09]
  • Early wins for Nottingham, Southampton [10/Nov/09]
  • Sheffield steel BUCS Indoors [04/Nov/09]
  • Leagues limber up [19/Oct/09]
  • UKSAA website relaunch [28/Sep/09]

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