BUCS Qualifiers decided [28/Feb/19]

BUCS regional qualifiers played out over the weekends of the 16th and 23rd February. K2 Crawley hosted for the third year out of three whilst Napier hosted a genuinely "home" fixture for the first time in 11 years.

The points of qualifiers is to qualify and BUCS have released the list of those invited to the National Finals - to take place in Leeds on Sat 16th Mar. Finals spaces were allocated according to size of entry not just by bowstyle but also by gender, which has resulted in a total finals field of 242, split 60%/40% male/female. Cut off scores were 530/512 for recurve, 570/569 for compound, 455/430 for barebow and 274/267 for longbow.

At the top of the recurve field, eight archers broke 580. Bryony Pitman (Northumbria) scored 587, with Guillame Andrieux (Glasgow) top gent on 586. William Pike (Warwick) and Rebekah Tipping (Birmingham) both scored 585. Paul Ross (St Andrews) and Alex Wise (Northumbria) on 583 and 582, with Enrik Nako (Warwick) and Max Harding (Nottingham) on exactly 580. There were 14 gents and 5 ladies in the 570s, with similar numbers also in the 560s.

Sarah Prieels (Edinburgh) and Kai Thomas-Prause (Warwick) and were top compounds on 594 and 593 and came closest (1 and 3 points) to breaking a senior All Unis records. One novice All Unis record was tied however. Catherine Hughes (Exeter) scored 554 to match the existing record shot 12 years ago by Ali Sewell (Edinburgh). Jessica Nilsson (Edinburgh) on 538 and Chris Norwood (De Montfort) on 537 were the top barebows. Nilsson had a 22 point margin over the ladies field - Norwood's margin over the second barebow gent was 1. In longbow, once again Alex Newnes (Aberystwyth) was totally dominant on 506 - second highest longbow was top lady Jessica Nirkko (Edinburgh) on 382.

Also extracted from these scores was SEAL match 4. London won the match on 2191, with Imperial in second on 2159. SEAL seems to specialise in close finishes and from 3rd down to 12th, the gap was under 100 points. Surrey (2121), East Anglia (2110) and Southampton (2108) were next. With one match to go, Imperial have 55 points, London 54, so it could well be calculators for SEAL out once again. To win London must beat Imperial by 2 places or by 1 place and 79 points. Southampton are back on 49 points, presumably a bit too far behind, but this is SEAL, so you just never know.

Southampton clearly won the novice match on 1532, whilst London pipped Reading to second 1451 to 1444. London have 58 points, Southampton overtook Essex in to second on 52.

E-League Round 3 results have belatedly been published and will be reviewed separately.

Including hosts Reading, 18 clubs had entered BUTC by the B team deadline, with 16 of those wanting a B team space. The number of spaces available for B teams depends on the number of spaces taken up by A teams. Last year saw a record 27 A teams take part.

Finally, another NEUAL result has found its way online. Durham beat Newcastle in match N4, seniors and novices. Matthew Likely scored 568 of Durham's 2140.

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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