Sussex League

Rebooting County-Wide Competition for 2022 :
A New Individual and Club ‘Postal’ Competition for Sussex Archers

You can start Shooting Scores for this League from 1st May. Then please submit your best scores later in the month, or no later than 7th of the following month. There are Links to several  Submission Forms below on this page giving you different ways to submit, please use whichever suits you best. Either do a group submission or individually.

Scores :

Adult Summer League Scores

Junior Summer League Scores

LATEST:

The 252 Scheme starts at 20 yards, but we’ve decided to include a 10-YARD DISTANCE FOR JUNIORS – and we will provide 10-yard 252 badges for Juniors who achieve it.

Use the Link below to download an Excel Template for submitting the scores for up to 20 archers, suitable for clubs who collect scores for their members. If you use this form you’ll only need to enter names, bowstyles etc once. You can then update the scores (and distances) each month and any score threshold adjustments will be made automatically.

SCAA Summer League Scores SUBMISSION TEMPLATE

And here are three versions of a simple submission sheet for ONE PERSON…

Adobe Acrobat PDF – SCAA SUMMER LEAGUE SIMPLE SUBMISSION SHEET

Rich Text Format – SCAA SUMMER LEAGUE SIMPLE SUBMISSION SHEET

MS Word Doc – SCAA SUMMER LEAGUE SIMPLE SUBMISSION SHEET

Please use separate forms for Seniors and Juniors as they have to be sent to different addresses.
WHEN YOU HAVE FILLED IN THE TEMPLATE, SAVE IT WITH THE CLUB NAME IN THE FILENAME AND EMAIL A COPY TO…

FOR SENIOR ARCHERS:      summer-senior-league@sussex-archery.org.uk

FOR JUNIOR ARCHERS:     summer-junior-league@sussex-archery.org.uk

OR FOR INDIVIDUAL ARCHERS THERE ARE ON-LINE FORMS:

Summer Scores Submission Form FOR ADULTS

Summer Scores Submission Form FOR JUNIORS

There’s no need to send a scoresheet at this point, but they MUST be kept until end of year

You can download a 2-up Scoresheet from this link:   SummerLeague-ScoreSheet


Feedback from Clubs indicates that it’s too early to re-start the established inter-Club Summer League. So to help everyone back on to the Club Ranges, there will be a 3-Dozen-Arrow Summer Postal League between May and September, that everyone can join in.

During the winter of 2021-22, SCAA operated Senior and Junior 3-Dozen-arrow Postal Leagues, and 14 Clubs participated, although some of these were hampered by not being able to access any Indoor facilities. But even with these restrictions many more archers took part than were able to in the winter of 2020-21, so we hope that all the Sussex Clubs that can get out onto their Range will take part in this League. We believe it will work for all levels of skill and all Bow Styles.

The Sussex Summer ‘Greasy Pole’ Postal League

The Competition is based on the 3-dozen-shot 252 Scheme that was invented by Targetcraft Archers – so clubs can award 252 Badges to their members if they like.
In the 252 Scheme you try to shoot a score of 252 or above on a full-size 122cm face at 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 80 and 100 yards. As these are Imperial distances, the 9-7-5-3-1 5-colour scoring system is used. Starting at the close distance, once you’ve achieved 252, you move up to the next distance and again try to score 252 or more. And so on through the distances.

http://www.targetcraft.org/badge-252-rules.php

OUR LOCAL VARIATION: All Compound Bows are to shoot on 80cm Faces (that’s mainly to avoid Ladies having to shoot 100 yards which may cause sighting difficulties)

Like the Winter League, you can shoot one or more 252 round each month, and submit your best score to the League Secretary, and at the end of the season the three highest scores are added together to give a grand total.  AND you can join in the Targetcraft Scheme to get yourself badges (or your club may be able to help with this)

BUT there is a ‘Greasy Pole’ dimension to this – If you shoot ABOVE 252, you MUST move up to the next distance for subsequent attempts.

And additionally, as in the BA and Selby Indoor Leagues, any scores higher than a ‘Threshold’ will be adjusted down. The threshold will be 272 for everyone. That means if your score is above 272, you have to reduce your score by one point for every point it is above 272. For example if your score is 292, which is 20 above 272, you take 20 points off 272, which gives an adjusted score of 252.
But any above-252 score that you shoot (threshold – adjusted if applicable) will stand as your best score for that month, and you can submit it.

The League will Start on 1st May 2022.
Start shooting as soon as you can after 1st May, and keep your scores, we need to make some changes to the score submission form and to the email forwarders which may take until the middle of May. As soon as you can see on the Summer league web page that the forms and forwarders are set up, please start submitting as soon as you think you have a Best Score.

As with the Winter Postal, please submit your scores no later than the 7th day of the following month.
Shooting must of course be carried out in accordance with Archery GB / GNAS Rules of Shooting.
Scores must be properly recorded – NO ONE MAY RECORD THEIR OWN SCORE.
Score sheets MUST BE SIGNED by the Scorer to confirm that they recorded the scores.
All score sheets must be kept until at least 31st December.


Something for the Archives:

Not surprisingly, the Sussex League shut down through 2020 and 2021. This is how it was operating the year before that, and how it may be in future years.

The Sussex League is a friendly inter-club competition between Sussex clubs during the Summer Season.
The League is organised by a County Committee representative. Any Sussex club may join the League.

For 2019 some changes were made, largely as a result of the Survey carried out in November 2018.

The overwhelming majority of responses favoured use of a fullsize target face, and more than half preferred a 9-dozen Imperial Round. But many archers weren’t confident about shooting further than 60 yards, although there was a definite contingent wanting to continue shooting Albion Rounds as in the past. So it was decided to run both Albion and Windsor competitions. Clubs may enter either or both.

Presently there is just one Albion Division of four clubs. And as there is no history of Windsor Rounds, for 2019 all clubs in the Windsor Round will shoot in  a ‘pool’, and the scores will be used to divide Clubs into League Divisions for 2020. Clubs may arrange to shoot their rounds alongside neighbouring clubs on a Friendly basis if they like.

There are also two sideshows, the Sussex Junior League and the Sussex Longbow League, which take the form of Postal Leagues and are shot alongside the Albion and / or Windsor Rounds at the Matches between Clubs. The difference is that the Junior and Longbow Archers aren’t competing against the other club on the Archery Field, they are competing against all other Junior and Longbow teams in the League over the Summer Season (and for 2109 somethingsimilar will apply to the Windsor League).

The results are announced at the AGM near the end of the year, and the winner of each Division is presented with a Cup. Medals are also given for first places for four team members.

Click on this link to view the

The Albion League rules and results forms can be downloaded using the following links:

For further details please contact the Albion League Organiser.