Wins for Swansea, Warwick [29/Jan/16]

On Saturday 23rd, SWWU got 2016 off and running. The fixture literally broke new ground with Cardiff and Plymouth both hosting a SWWU fixture for the first time and it was the first ever split venue SWWU match.

In SWWU match 2, as in match 1, one side ran away with the leg, finishing over 100 clear. In match 2 however, it was Swansea who left the others trailing, winning with 2178, Gaving Tsang top scoring in the match. Cardiff took second place on 2051 and Aberystwyth made it an all Welsh podium on 2041. Plymouth were the top English side as Exeter's total was reduced by 25 because of SWWU's mixed team rule and both Bath and Bristol were absent. Exeter did win the novice match quite comfortably, though, Chris Crawford (Exeter) top on 485.

BUTTS match 3 took place on the Sunday and despite a 2261 from Birimingham, league leaders Warwick won the match with 2281. Nottingham were third on 2237, whilst Loughborough (4th) beat Cambridge (5th) by six points, both sides a touch either side of 2200. Warwick are defending the BUCS Indoors gents team title in Telford and their leading trio put in a good performance with Tom Hall (fresh from his exertions in Nimes) on 582, James Jeffs 572 and Jorge Lindley 564. Another three of the 13 archers to break 560 were Sam Rees, Francis Berti and Christopher Avins (all Birmingham), all a couple of points either side of 570. Harry Ives-Keeler and Adam Sartain (both Nottingham) hit 581 and 561 respectively. Top scorer in the match was actually Sherman Ip (Oxford) on a massive 587, whilst 570s from Arthur Coveney (Loughborough), Jack Masefield (Derby) and Rob Gray (Nottingham Trent) and 564 from Lydia Sinnett-Smith (Cambridge) top scored for their respective teams.

Birmingham won the novice match from Warwick in second place. Guy Coop (Birmingham) was one point away from the 530 of Antonio Rubino (Cambridge). Loughborough were third novice team overall.

Warwick now have 23 points with two fixtures remaining, whilst Birmingham have 21. Loughborough are third but are back on 17 points, probably too far behind to overhaul the leaders at this point. However BUTTS concludes, Birmingham are poised for their best finish for 20 years. Despite winning the inaugural championships in 1996, the Brummies best finish since is 4th in 2005 and 2007. Birmingham's production line of good novices (they have been top 2 in BUTTS novice table every year since 2010) has had the impact it deserves. Another win sees Birmingham's novices sitting 5 clear in the novice table.

SWWU's table has been shaken up with results of match 2. Exeter drop to third on 16, behind new leaders Swansea on 19 and Cardiff on 17. Exeter lead the novice table with maximum points, three ahead of Swansea. However the SWWU table will be on the move again soon as SWWU derives a match from the scores of BUCS Indoors (as do SEAL and NEUAL).

See current SWWU and BUTTS standings.

This coming weekend (30th/31st Jan) is the BUTTS Hit Miss Champs, at Nottingham Trent , which could also include BUTTS Division 2's four clubs. Remember that BUTC's entry deadlines are 8th and 19th Feb. There are also fixtures in NEUAL's Eastern (York v Bradford v Huddersfield) and Western (Salford v Lancaster) conferences. It is also the last opportunity to shoot scores for Round 3 of the E-League (score submission deadline is 5th Feb) and the Archery GB January challenge. The small matter of BUCS Indoors (715 entries from 66 clubs) follows the weekend after.

News and Editorials 2015/2016

  • Sixteen going on Seventeen [23/Aug/16]
  • Lilleshall Head to Heads [30/Jun/16]
  • BUCS Outdoor 2016 Review [16/Jun/16]
  • Swans glide to SWWU title [12/May/16]
  • Warwick retain E-League [21/Apr/16]
  • AGMs, Lilleshall, News in Brief [12/Apr/16]
  • The B of BUTTS [24/Mar/16]
  • SSS, SEAL titles decided [17/Mar/16]
  • BUTC 2016 Review [11/Mar/16]
  • Catch Up: BUTTS and SEAL [02/Mar/16]
  • Catch Up: SSS and NEUAL [25/Feb/16]
  • BUCS Indoor 2016 Review [12/Feb/16]
  • Wins for Swansea, Warwick [29/Jan/16]
  • Deadline Days [19/Jan/16]
  • NEUAL New Year [04/Jan/16]
  • London seize SEAL lead [18/Dec/15]
  • Aberdeen go top of SSS [15/Dec/15]
  • E-November E-League [11/Dec/15]
  • AGB Roadshow Review [04/Dec/15]
  • BUTTS 2 win for Warwick [01/Dec/15]
  • Edinburgh and Exeter win [25/Nov/15]
  • Birmingham's 1 gold win [18/Nov/15]
  • E-League, NEUAL Round 1 [13/Nov/15]
  • The Discs go to Derby [02/Nov/15]
  • The Season Awakens [29/Oct/15]
  • Let's get Regional [16/Oct/15]
  • And now the news where you are [28/Sep/15]
  • Leap Ahead to 2016 [15/Sep/15]

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