E-League ups and downs [10/Oct/11]

With the first round now in its 40th day and with the first batch of inter university fixtures now less than one month away, it's time to talk E-League. The E-League website has confirmed the list of promotions and relegations from the end of last year and there are a few talking points in amongst the 2 up, 2 downs.

Only one team, Southampton, managed to secure promotion into Senior Recurve Division 1. Bath were the second best A team in Division 2 (6th overall) but missed out as Surrey (9th in Division 1 last year) were saved by the higher average rule with 2149.2 as against Bath's 2145.4.

In Senior Recurve Division 4, Bradford A, Brunel A and York C all entered no scores for the year at all. Rather than attempt to pick just two of them, all three were relegated. Reading B (3rd in the Conference last year) were the lucky team to take advantage.

In fact there were a total 16 promotions and relegations across the senior recurve, novice recurve and compound divisions. Interestingly, the promotions were shared between only 9 clubs, with Southampton, Imperial, Reading, Essex, Nottingham Trent, Birmingham and Bath each toasting a double elevation. Astonishingly 11 out of the 16 relegations were suffered by NEUAL clubs, a testament to the problems of match hosting and result distribution that hit that league last year.

The E-League is very much a test of consistency throughout an entire season, for clubs and individuals alike, with five good scores rewarded far more than one blistering one. Whilst the E-League's structure can mean it lacks the dramatic punch of BUTC (or even BUCS Championships), performing well in the E-League is a sure sign of a quality.

See the E-League section of this website for full dates and information. Scores for round 1, September/October, can be shot until Monday 31st October and they must be submitted to the E-League website by Saturday 5th November.

News and Editorials 2011/2012

  • 2012 and all that [27/Jul/12]
  • International outlook... mixed [09/Jul/12]
  • BUCS Outdoors 2012 Review [21/Jun/12]
  • Queen Mary first at SEAL [11/Jun/12]
  • Brummie joy at BUTTS Outdoors [01/Jun/12]
  • Sheffield take NEUAL title [24/May/12]
  • Clout and Target wins for Bath [14/May/12]
  • Another 10 for Edinburgh [03/May/12]
  • NEUAL 8, 11, 15, 19 and IC [24/Apr/12]
  • Single point decides E-League [16/Apr/12]
  • A FITA Star is born [06/Apr/12]
  • One in one out for SWWU [30/Mar/12]
  • Warwick win BUTTS, eye E-League [23/Mar/12]
  • Photo finish for SEAL silvers [19/Mar/12]
  • BUTC 2012 Review [13/Mar/12]
  • Fifty up for Edinburgh [06/Mar/12]
  • NEUAL 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 18 [02/Mar/12]
  • Soton SEAL flawless Feb [27/Feb/12]
  • BUCS Indoors 2012 Review [21/Feb/12]
  • To Telford! [17/Feb/12]
  • SEAL, SUS wins of change [10/Feb/12]
  • Snow joke for BUTTS [06/Feb/12]
  • Be the change you wish to see [01/Feb/12]
  • January Leagues Update [17/Jan/12]
  • Points of Order for 2012 [11/Jan/12]
  • DNS dictates NEUAL destiny [28/Dec/11]
  • Three way SEAL fight [19/Dec/11]
  • Warwick to host BUTC X [12/Dec/11]
  • 16 week gap looms for SWWU [06/Dec/11]
  • Increased lead for Warwick [02/Dec/11]
  • Edinburgh work for win [29/Nov/11]
  • Opening salvos from BUTTS [23/Nov/11]
  • Graft and Grift give Edinburgh wins [16/Nov/11]
  • Brunel, Leagues to re-start [02/Nov/11]
  • End of the line for Brunel [20/Oct/11]
  • E-League ups and downs [10/Oct/11]
  • A Shropshire Pad for BUCS [27/Sep/11]
  • Fresh start for freshers [12/Sep/11]
  • New faces for NEUAL [01/Sep/11]

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