Sussex Junior Winter Leagues

Winter 2019-2020 Leagues

The league is due to start in November. There are some Rule Changes, which are shown below.

The Indoor and Frostbite Leagues are under way! You can send your scores in each month, the League Tables will be revised after the 7th of each month and there will be links to them on this page.

How to do it is explained below and there is an information sheet if you click here


The 2019/2020 season has finished …

Click Here to see FINAL Indoor Scores 2019/20

Click Here to see FINAL Outdoor Scores 2019/20

The 2019-2020 SCAA Winter Leagues are open to all Sussex Junior Archers and run from 1st November 2019 until 31st March 2020. Entry is free. No pre-registration is required, and the sooner you start the better.

IT’S EASY! Just shoot a round of 3 dozen arrows each month at one of your Club Days (see the Rules and details further down the page for the Indoor and Frostbite Outdoor Leagues), and email the score in to the Winter League Secretary at

League Details..

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

The Indoor league will now be divided by Gender and Age Group:

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

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

For the Indoor league, all bow-style 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%


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!

The leagues are open to any Junior Archers (under 18 years of age) who are affiliated members of any Archery Club or Junior Club that is affiliated to the Sussex County Archery Association.

The relevant age for the 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 Indoor 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 junior league score, as may scores shot in the Archery GB November Challenge.
The Outdoor Frostbite Competition will be shot on an 80cm FITA Face at a distance equal to the shortest distance of a Metric Round that would be eligible for a Junior Bowman Classification for the Archer’s age-group – see note below.
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.

GNAS 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 both the archer and a witness. 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

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.

The League Secretary 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
under 12 yrs – 10 metres;
12 to 13 yrs – 20 metres;
14 to 15 yrs – 20 metres;
16 to 17 yrs – 30 metres
under 12 yrs – 20 metres;
12 to 13 yrs – 20 metres;
14 to 15 yrs – 30 metres;
16 to 17 yrs – 30 metres


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