Sussex Junior Winter Leagues

Winter 2020-2021 Leagues
– This year Junior AND Adult Divisions!

The leagues are due to start in November. To make up for all the Cancellations of the regular Tournaments, an ADULT DIVISION will be run for the first time.
If your Club isn’t able to shoot Indoors this winter, you can shoot outdoors.

How to do it is explained below, and you can refer to the…
SUSSEX WINTER LEAGUE RULES 20-21 with Covid-19 Safety Concessions

SCORE SHEET TEMPLATE (Optional): DOWNLOAD HERE

The 2020-2021 SCAA Winter Leagues are open to all Sussex Archers and run from 1st November 2020 until 31st March 2021. Entry is free. No pre-registration is required, and the sooner you start the better

EXTRA! Clubs can submit Team Scores made up from the individual scores submitted – so there will be a Club Team League too, for the four months December to March.

IT’S EASY! Just shoot a round of 3 dozen arrows each month at one of your Club Days (see the Rules – link above – and details further down the page for the Portsmouth Indoor/Outdoor and Frostbite Outdoor Leagues), and email the score in to the Winter League Division Secretaries as follows:

JUNIOR DIVISION
EMAIL PORTSMOUTH LEAGUE SCORES to :
          junior-portsmouth-league@sussex-archery.org.uk
EMAIL FROSTBITE LEAGUE SCORES to :
         junior-frostbite-league@sussex-archery.org.uk
ENQUIRIES TO: junior-winter-league@sussex-archery.org.uk

ADULT DIVISION
EMAIL PORTSMOUTH LEAGUE SCORES to :
         winter-portsmouth-league@sussex-archery.org.uk
EMAIL FROSTBITE LEAGUE SCORES to :
         winter-frostbite-league@sussex-archery.org.uk
ENQUIRIES TO: senior-winter-league@sussex-archery.org.uk

INDIVIDUAL LEAGUES Details..

Introduction – JUNIOR LEAGUES
The Sussex Junior Winter Leagues are intended to encourage Sussex Juniors to shoot specified short rounds on a regular and organised basis.

The Portsmouth League will now be awarded by Gender and Age Group, differences in Bowstyles will be adjusted:

GIRLS: Under 18, Under 16, Under 14, Under 12

BOYS: Under 18, Under 16, Under 14, Under 12

For the Indoor league, all bow-styles will now shoot together in the relevant gender/age group, and scores will be adjusted by the League Secretary as follows:

Recurve: As shot (no adjustment)

Compound: -10%

Barebow: +20%

Longbow +30%

PLEASE SEND IN YOUR ACTUAL SCORES (NOT ADJUSTED SCORES!)

The outdoor (‘Frostbite’) competition will automatically take account of age difference because of the different distances shot.  There will be no score adjustment for the outdoor league.

At the end of the winter season, prizes will be given to the top three winners in each category for both girls and boys.

The objective should be enjoyment of shooting and the wish to improve personal performance rather than to destroy the opposition – after all, there may only be one participant in some categories!

ADULT LEAGUES
This year the new Adult Division follows the junior 3-Dozen format because there will shorter sessions and fewer opportunities to shoot, which should also make the League more accessible to Novices and archers who haven’t entered Winter Leagues before.
Both the Portsmouth and Frostbite Leagues will be awarded by Gender and Bowstyle, with no score adjustments.

THE COMPETITION
Eligibility

The leagues are open to all  Archers who are affiliated members of any Archery Club that is affiliated to the Sussex County Archery Association.
Archers whose age is is 18 or more shall enter the Adult Division and Junior Archers (under 18 years of age) shall enter the Junior Division.

The relevant age for the Junior  Archer will be their age on 31st January during the season.  Archers whose birthdays are between 1st February and 31st March may continue shooting at the lower age.

The Leagues
The competition is for individual archers who will compete by shooting 3 dozen arrows, and sighters as permitted by the Rules of Shooting.
The Portsmouth Competition will be shot on a 60cm FITA (Portsmouth) Face at a distance of 20 yards. The first 3 dozen arrows of a Portsmouth round may be used as a league score, as may scores shot in the Archery GB November Challenge.
The Outdoor Frostbite Competition will be shot at a distance that will be dependent on the Age of the archer. Adults will shoot at 30 metres and Juniors will shoot the distance prescribed in the Rules – see note below.
The size of the Target Face will depend on Bowstyle. Recurve and Compound bows will shoot on an 80cm FITA Face, Longbows and Barebows will use a 122cm Target Face.
In both competitions, only tens will be counted as ‘golds’, and inner-ten scoring will apply to Compound Bows when shooting the INDOOR competition.

The competitions will run for five months from November to March inclusive.
Each month every participant can submit their best score in either or both competitions.
The final scores at the end of the winter season will be the total of the best three scores shot during the competition. This means that starting late, or illness, will not necessarily put anyone out of the competition, but of course the more months participants shoot the better chance they have of eliminating ‘off’ days.

Shooting
GNAS / ArcheryGB Rules of Shooting must be followed. Scores must be properly recorded, no-one may record their own score, and all scores must be checked carefully for correctness and signed by the Scorer (Covid-19 Safety: Archers should not handle the score sheet, but the Scorer must get the Archer’s verbal agreement to the Totals before signing. Archer and Scorer to keep Socially Distanced at all times and errors in adding-up are to be be pointed out verbally). The League secretary will have the right to call in score sheets if there is any doubt or dispute, so all score sheets of submitted rounds must be kept at least until 1st July in the summer following.

Submission of Scores

  • Scores may be submitted by the archer, a parent/guardian for their own child, a parent/guardian acting as a representative for one or more juniors, or a representative from the club. HOWEVER it will be the responsibility of the competitors to make sure their scores are submitted in time
  • Scores for a particular month must be delivered to the League Secretary no later than the 7th of the following month.
  • Email submissions are preferred and a message acknowledging receipt will be sent.
  • Scores are to be e-mailed to the Division Secretaries – see above and in the Rules

IF YOU SCAN YOUR SCORE SHEETS TO E-MAIL THEM, PLEASE TRY TO KEEP THE FILE SIZE REASONABLE. Please scan in black and white (monochrome) and at medium resolution, say 300 or 600dpi. It will help if you can keep the file size below 1 megabyte, if you can scan as PDF (Adobe Acrobat portable document files) the size will probably be smaller than a normal JPEG picture. Thanks.

Submitted scores must have sufficient information to enable the Secretary to identify the competitor’s name, gender, age and club, the type of bow shot, and the score, giving the total, the number of hits, and the number of tens scored. Remember to say whether it’s an Indoor or a Frostbite Round.

Entering the League
To enter the League, simply send in a score as described above.

Results
The League Secretaries will try to keep up-to-date tables on the SCAA website, and final results will be declared as soon as possible after 7th April.

NOTE – Frostbite League Distances
Girls:
under 12 yrs – 10 metres;
12 to 13 yrs – 10 metres;
14 to 15 yrs – 20 metres;
16 to 17 yrs – 30 metres
Boys:
under 12 yrs – 10 metres;
12 to 13 yrs – 20 metres;
14 to 15 yrs – 30 metres;
16 to 17 yrs – 30 metres

CLUB TEAM LEAGUES Details

  • The Club Team Leagues will take place over four months, December to March, and the winners will be the Teams with the highest average placings at the end.
    Each Month a team Placing List will be published, based on the scores submitted that month.
    Any ties in the final placings are to be broken on total Team score for the four months.
  • Teams to be made up by bowstyles (Recurve, Compound, Longbow. Barebow). Recurve teams to comprise Three Archers, other styles to comprise Two Archers.
    All SCAA Affiliated Archers are eligible, but Juniors in the teams must have shot the Adult Distance.
  • There will  be TWO Club Leagues, the Portsmouth Team League comprising 36 arrows at 20 yards on a 60cm face (Indoors or Outdoors), and the Frostbite Team League to be 36 arrows shot Outdoors at the Adult Frostbite League distance and face sizes.
  • TEAM SCORES to be eMailed to the Winter Club Team League Secretary by 14th of the month following the relevant shooting month. Submissions must show:-
    Club NAME; and for each team:- Month when scores were shot, Bowstyle, Name and Score for each team member, Total Team Score

Team Scores are to sent to…

club-team-winter-leagues@sussex-archery.org.uk

The 2019/2020 season has finished …

Click Here to see FINAL Indoor Scores 2019/20

Click Here to see FINAL Outdoor Scores 2019/20

LEAGUE SCORE ARCHIVE…

Click Here to see FINAL Indoor Scores 2018/19

Click Here to see FINAL Frostbite Scores 2018/19

Click Here to see FINAL Indoor Scores 2017-18

Click Here to see FINAL Frostbite Scores 2017-18

Please note that the website has just had a radical re-build and the links below haven’t been updated yet – but will be soon.

Click Here to see FINAL Indoor Scores 2016-17
Click Here to see FINAL Frostbite Scores 2016-17

Click Here to see Final Indoor Scores 2015-16
Click Here to see Final Frostbite Scores 2015-16

Click here to see the Final Scores 2014-15

Click here to see the Final Scores 2013-14

Click here to see the Final Scores 2012-13

Click here to see the Final Scores 2011-12