Pitman pitstops oldest record [11/Feb/19]

Reminder that the BUTC deadline for clubs who might want a space in the B team draw is in just less than 2 weeks, whilst the final BUTC deadline is in just less than 4 weeks. In order to enter clubs must buy the entry product from the Reading SU website AND email in a completed copy of the entry form. Either on their own is not sufficient.

This article reviews NEUAL matches round 4 (E4, W4, N3, weekend of 26th Jan). Results for NEUAL round 5 (2/3 Feb) and round 6 (9/10 Feb) will follow when available.

When multi-Olympian Alison Williamson won ladies recurve at BUSA (now BUCS) Indoors 2003 there was an audible gasp when her score of 593 was read out. The previous Portsmouth record was 583 and had been set way back in 1989 - but it had simply been steamrollered. Williamson's 593 was shot a few weeks before the first ever BUTC. NEUAL was in its debut season, the first SEAL fixture was still 9 months away. However, this particular record has proved more durable than even some of the less frequently shot rounds.

There have been a few near misses, notably from Naomi Folkard with a 592 in a BUTTS match and 591 at BUSA 2005. However after nearly 16 years - the record itself is almost old enough to be a student - it has been broken.

Bryony Pitman (Northumbria) scored 596 whilst team mate Alex Wise (Northumbria) scored 592. Neither archer had anything outside the yellow. Pitman and Wise both had scored maximum individual points in E-League Round 2. Round 3 results were scheduled to go live on Thursday 7th, but have not done so yet.

Northumbria's winning total was 2127 - enough to win by 200 against hosts Teesside. In match W4 held on the same day, UCLan posted 1939 to beat Liverpool by over 100. Leeds vs Huddersfield was postponed. In the parallel novice matches, Teesside were the only complete novice team of three.

Central Lancashire lead the NEUAL table but they have played an extra fixture, see NEUAL 2018/19 page. Next up for NEUAL (chronologically) is the BUCS Northern Qualifier which is used a Championships style (i.e. all vs all) round. This will shake up the table and will give a clearer insight into which clubs have genuine title ambitions.

It will also be the first time that an English league fixture has been shot in Scotland, although in some ways this is a return to NEUAL's spiritual home. In the years leading up to NEUAL's foundation, York travelled to SSS Indoor and Outdoor championships several times before being central to NEUAL's beginnings.

News and Editorials 2018/2019

  • August Update [13/Aug/19]
  • Neapolitan tiro con l'arco [22/Jul/19]
  • National and International [09/Jul/19]
  • Lilleshall Head to Heads [30/Jun/19]
  • BUCS Outdoor 2019 Review [17/Jun/19]
  • Exeter, Warwick successes [23/May/19]
  • UKSAAgram [16/May/19]
  • Directory & Calendar Updates [24/Apr/19]
  • Lilleshall Qualifying Info [16/Apr/19]
  • BUTC 2019 Review [05/Apr/19]
  • Finale Fortnight for SEAL [27/Mar/19]
  • BUCS Indoor 2019 Finals Review [20/Mar/19]
  • Battle for NEUAL - Part 2 [14/Mar/19]
  • Battle for NEUAL - Part 1 [13/Mar/19]
  • Combined BUTTS Champs [08/Mar/19]
  • Saints go marching, win [04/Mar/19]
  • BUCS Qualifiers decided [28/Feb/19]
  • SExSW [22/Feb/19]
  • De Montfort, Warwick wins [14/Feb/19]
  • Pitman pitstops oldest record [11/Feb/19]
  • Strath surge and SSS shocks [04/Feb/19]
  • Deadline day, BUTTS 3 [31/Jan/19]
  • First action of 2019 [23/Jan/19]
  • Discs roll to Reading [15/Jan/19]
  • E-League Round 2 Round Up [11/Jan/19]
  • 3 is the magic number [19/Dec/18]
  • SEAL 1 vs SEAL 2 [14/Dec/18]
  • Bradford lay NEUAL marker [05/Dec/18]
  • BUTTS 3 pointer [28/Nov/18]
  • SSS double for Napier [25/Nov/18]
  • North by South West [21/Nov/18]
  • Warwick 1-1 Birmingham [16/Nov/18]
  • Northumbria return in style [09/Nov/18]
  • Flying start for Fifers [01/Nov/18]
  • BUTC bid dates, BUTC dates [18/Oct/18]
  • BUCS Regional proposals [08/Oct/18]
  • Leeds the way for BUCS [01/Oct/18]
  • 18 Certificate [03/Sep/18]

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