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Frostbite/Portsmouth Postal League

Its that time of the year  again where we enter the postal league. You can submit as many scoresheets as you wish and the highest ones at the end of the month will be submitted to somerset archery.

 

Portsmouth Rules

  1. Five dozen arrows must be shot either indoors or outdoors at a distance of 20 yards on a 60cm face. Six sighters will be allowed before scoring commences.
    1. Recurve bows scoring 10, 9, 8, etc. Only tens count as golds.
    2. Compound bows scoring inner 10, 9, 8, etc. Only inner tens count as golds (As per normal indoor GNAS rules).
  2. A senior Club Team will consist of up to four archers, and may include any number of compound archers. A junior Club Team will consist of up to three archers, and may include any number of compound archers. More than one team can be entered per club if you have enough members, up to a maximum of four teams.
  3. There will be a senior and junior league, numbers permitting. All references below to a “Club Team” will refer to either senior or junior club team.
  4. A Club may shoot as many Portsmouth competitions per month as it wishes throughout the winter season, November to March.
  5. An individual archer may shoot multiple times during the month and submit their best score.
  6. Junior achers may be included in both junior and senior teams.
  7. An individual archer may shoot and enter scores for different bow types, but the rounds must be shot on different days.
  8. All members of the Club Team must shoot at the same venue. All members of the Club Team must be members of the Club, not visitors, and must be affiliated to Somerset. If an Archer is a member of more than one Club in the County, the archer can only shoot for one Club and cannot change midseason.
  9. Completed scores should be submitted from the web site using the relevant link from the Postal Comps page at http://www.somersetarchery.co.uk. Scores must be submitted no later than the tenth day of the next month. i.e. scores for November must be submitted no later than the 10th December.
  10. In the event of a tie of scores, the team with the most hits, then golds will gain the highest points.

The trophy for the winning Team will be presented at the Somerset Inter-Club tournament in September of each year.

 

Frostbite League Rules

  1. Three dozen arrows must be shot outdoors at a distance of 30 metres on an 80cm face. 6 sighters will be allowed before scoring commences.
  2. All bow types scoring 10, 9, 8, etc. Only tens count as golds.
  3. A senior Club Team will consist of up to four archers. A junior Club Team will consist of up to three archers. More than one team can be entered per club if you have enough archers, up to a maximum of four teams.
  4. Scores will be adjusted for compound, longbow and barebow rounds using the tables below. Scores for recurve rounds are not adjusted.
  5. There will be a senior and junior league, numbers permitting. All references below to a “Club Team” will refer to either senior or junior club team.
  6. A Club may shoot as many Frostbite competitions per month as it wishes throughout the winter season, October to March.
  7. An individual archer may shoot multiple times during the month and submit their best score.
  8. Junior achers may be included in both junior and senior teams.
  9. An individual archer may shoot and enter scores for different bow types, but the rounds must be shot on different days.
  10. All members of the Club Team must shoot at the same venue. All members of the Club Team must be members of the Club, not visitors, and must be affiliated to Somerset. If an Archer is a member of more than one Club in the County, the archer can only shoot for one Club and cannot change midseason.
  11. Completed scores should be submitted from the web site using the relevant link from the Postal Comps page at http://www.somersetarchery.co.uk. Scores must be submitted no later than the tenth day of the next month. i.e. scores for November must be submitted no later than the 10th December.
  12. All Club Teams will construct two leagues, senior and junior (numbers permitting), the Club Team with the highest score each month will gain the number of points that there are Teams in the respective league, i.e. If there are ten Teams the organiser will award ten points to the highest scoring Club Team, nine points to the second etc. Teams not returning scores on time will not receive any points.
  13. In the event of a tie of scores, the Team with the most hits, then golds will gain the highest points.
  14. The trophy for the winning Team will be presented at the Somerset Inter-Club tournament in September of each year.
  15. Table for adjusting compound scores:
    Comp. Score Adj. Score   Comp. Score Adj. Score   Comp. Score Adj. Score   Comp. Score Adj. Score
    354 353   298 259   242 181   186 120
    353 351   297 257   241 180   185 119
    352 350   296 256   240 178   184 118
    351 348   295 254   239 177   183 117
    350 346   294 252   238 176   182 116
    349 344   293 251   237 175   181 115
    348 342   292 249   236 174   180 115
    347 340   291 248   235 172   179 114
    346 339   290 246   234 171   178 113
    345 337   289 245   233 170   177 112
    344 335   288 243   232 169   176 111
    343 333   287 242   231 168   175 110
    342 332   286 241   230 166   174 109
    341 330   285 239   229 165   173 108
    340 328   284 238   228 164   172 108
    339 326   283 236   227 163   171 107
    338 324   282 235   226 162   170 106
    337 323   281 233   225 161   169 105
    336 321   280 232   224 159   168 104
    335 319   279 230   223 158   167 103
    334 317   278 229   222 157   166 102
    333 316   277 227   221 156   165 102
    332 314   276 226   220 155   164 101
    331 312   275 225   219 154   163 100
    330 311   274 223   218 153   162 99
    329 309   273 222   217 152   161 98
    328 307   272 220   216 151   160 98
    327 305   271 219   215 149   159 97
    326 304   270 218   214 148   158 96
    325 302   269 216   213 147   157 95
    324 300   268 215   212 146   156 95
    323 299   267 213   211 145   155 94
    322 297   266 212   210 144   154 93
    321 295   265 211   209 143   153 92
    320 294   264 209   208 142   152 91
    319 292   263 208   207 141   151 91
    318 290   262 207   206 140   150 90
    317 289   261 205   205 139   149 89
    316 287   260 204   204 138   148 88
    315 286   259 203   203 137   147 88
    314 284   258 201   202 136   146 87
    313 282   257 200   201 135   145 86
    312 281   256 199   200 134   144 86
    311 279   255 197   199 133   143 85
    310 277   254 196   198 132   142 84
    309 276   253 195   197 131   141 84
    308 274   252 194   196 130   140 83
    307 273   251 192   195 129   139 82
    306 271   250 191   194 128   138 81
    305 270   249 190   193 127   137 81
    304 268   248 188   192 126   136 80
    303 266   247 187   191 125   135 79
    302 265   246 186   190 124   134 79
    301 263   245 185   189 123   133 78
    300 262   244 183   188 122   132 78
    299 260   243 182   187 121   131 77

    As an example a Compound score of 223 is adjusted to 158.

  16. Table for adjusting Longbow scores:
    Long. Score Adj. Score   Long. Score Adj. Score   Long. Score Adj. Score   Long. Score Adj. Score
    326 338   259 313   192 274   125 222
    325 337   258 312   191 273   124 221
    324 337   257 312   190 273   123 220
    323 337   256 311   189 272   122 220
    322 336   255 311   188 271   121 219
    321 336   254 310   187 271   120 218
    320 336   253 310   186 270   119 217
    319 336   252 309   185 269   118 216
    318 335   251 309   184 269   117 215
    317 335   250 308   183 268   116 214
    316 335   249 308   182 267   115 213
    315 334   248 307   181 267   114 212
    314 334   247 307   180 266   113 211
    313 334   246 306   179 265   112 211
    312 333   245 306   178 264   111 210
    311 333   244 305   177 264   110 209
    310 333   243 305   176 263   109 208
    309 332   242 304   175 262   108 207
    308 332   241 304   174 261   107 206
    307 332   240 303   173 261   106 205
    306 332   239 302   172 260   105 204
    305 331   238 302   171 259   104 203
    304 331   237 301   170 259   103 202
    303 331   236 301   169 258   102 201
    302 330   235 300   168 257   101 200
    301 330   234 300   167 256   100 199
    300 329   233 299   166 256   99 198
    299 329   232 299   165 255   98 197
    298 329   231 298   164 254   97 196
    297 328   230 298   163 253   96 196
    296 328   229 297   162 253   95 195
    295 328   228 296   161 252   94 194
    294 327   227 296   160 251   93 193
    293 327   226 295   159 250   92 192
    292 327   225 295   158 249   91 191
    291 326   224 294   157 249   90 190
    290 326   223 294   156 248   89 189
    289 325   222 293   155 247   88 188
    288 325   221 292   154 246   87 187
    287 325   220 292   153 246   86 186
    286 324   219 291   152 245   85 185
    285 324   218 291   151 244   84 184
    284 323   217 290   150 243   83 183
    283 323   216 289   149 242   82 182
    282 323   215 289   148 242   81 181
    281 322   214 288   147 241   80 180
    280 322   213 288   146 240   79 179
    279 321   212 287   145 239   78 178
    278 321   211 286   144 238   77 177
    277 321   210 286   143 237   76 176
    276 320   209 285   142 237   75 175
    275 320   208 285   141 236   74 174
    274 319   207 284   140 235   73 173
    273 319   206 283   139 234   72 172
    272 318   205 283   138 233   71 171
    271 318   204 282   137 232   70 169
    270 318   203 281   136 232   69 168
    269 317   202 281   135 231   68 167
    268 317   201 280   134 230   67 166
    267 316   200 279   133 229   66 165
    266 316   199 279   132 228   65 164
    265 315   198 278   131 227   64 163
    264 315   197 277   130 227   63 162
    263 314   196 277   129 226   62 161
    262 314   195 276   128 225   61 160
    261 314   194 275   127 224   60 159
    260 313   193 275   126 223   59 158

    As an example a Longbow score of 223 is adjusted to 294.
     

  17. Table for adjusting Barebow scores:
    Bare. Score Adj. Score   Bare. Score Adj. Score   Bare. Score Adj. Score   Bare. Score Adj. Score
    335 343   270 306   205 259   140 203
    334 342   269 305   204 258   139 202
    333 342   268 304   203 257   138 201
    332 341   267 304   202 256   137 200
    331 341   266 303   201 256   136 199
    330 340   265 302   200 255   135 198
    329 340   264 302   199 254   134 197
    328 339   263 301   198 253   133 196
    327 339   262 300   197 252   132 195
    326 338   261 300   196 252   131 194
    325 338   260 299   195 251   130 193
    324 337   259 298   194 250   129 192
    323 337   258 298   193 249   128 191
    322 336   257 297   192 248   127 190
    321 336   256 296   191 247   126 189
    320 335   255 296   190 247   125 188
    319 335   254 295   189 246   124 187
    318 334   253 294   188 245   123 186
    317 334   252 293   187 244   122 186
    316 333   251 293   186 243   121 185
    315 332   250 292   185 242   120 184
    314 332   249 291   184 242   119 183
    313 331   248 291   183 241   118 182
    312 331   247 290   182 240   117 181
    311 330   246 289   181 239   116 180
    310 330   245 289   180 238   115 179
    309 329   244 288   179 237   114 178
    308 329   243 287   178 237   113 177
    307 328   242 286   177 236   112 176
    306 327   241 286   176 235   111 175
    305 327   240 285   175 234   110 174
    304 326   239 284   174 233   109 173
    303 326   238 284   173 232   108 172
    302 325   237 283   172 231   107 171
    301 325   236 282   171 231   106 170
    300 324   235 281   170 230   105 169
    299 323   234 281   169 229   104 168
    298 323   233 280   168 228   103 167
    297 322   232 279   167 227   102 166
    296 322   231 279   166 226   101 165
    295 321   230 278   165 225   100 164
    294 320   229 277   164 224   99 163
    293 320   228 276   163 224   98 162
    292 319   227 276   162 223   97 160
    291 319   226 275   161 222   96 159
    290 318   225 274   160 221   95 158
    289 317   224 273   159 220   94 157
    288 317   223 273   158 219   93 156
    287 316   222 272   157 218   92 155
    286 316   221 271   156 217   91 154
    285 315   220 270   155 216   90 153
    284 314   219 270   154 216   89 152
    283 314   218 269   153 215   88 151
    282 313   217 268   152 214   87 150
    281 313   216 267   151 213   86 149
    280 312   215 267   150 212   85 148
    279 311   214 266   149 211   84 147
    278 311   213 265   148 210   83 146
    277 310   212 264   147 209   82 145
    276 309   211 263   146 208   81 144
    275 309   210 263   145 207   80 143
    274 308   209 262   144 206   79 142
    273 307   208 261   143 205   78 141
    272 307   207 260   142 205   77 139
    271 306   206 260   141 204   76 138

Portsmouth Results

Frostbite Results

 

Good News

The club has had its field assessed and we can now shoot up to 100 yards again all from the front shooting line. The back shooting line has gone. The committee has looked at the currant safety rules for the club and they are being reviewed and as soon as they are complete everybody will get a copy to read and say they have read and understood them. Richard will not tolerate any more arrows being shot over the bank.

  • Before you can shoot at the 80-100 yards (70-90 metres) then you must have shot 3 second class rounds. (unless its an organised club shoot)
  • If you are unclassified or no handicap then the max you can shoot is 50 yards (40 metres)
  • If 2 or more archers are shooting then the most senior Archer will be field captain (senior in terms of classification or handicap)
  • All arrows must have your name or initials on them

These are just a couple that have been discussed. By the time you get your 2nd class you should have the experience and knowledge of shooting for the 80+ targets. The club has to get tough on safety breaches so it was decided any body who puts an arrow over the bank will have his membership terminated

Clout

Glynn (longbow rep) asked if clout could be put back on for 1 Saturday a month to start and if more people get interested then maybe adding another Saturday a month to it. Clout is back on for all bow types on the first Saturday afternoon of the month. Glynn also said that if animals were in the field then it would be canceled also if a member is shooting on the targets and he is in the middle of a scoring round he will be given time to finish. I spoke to Richard and he will do his best to make sure the fields have no animals in them on the given Saturday. I also asked him that during the winter months when the camp site is empty could they go up into the camp site which has plenty of room and shoot a 2 way 180 yard clout. Richard said as long as the campsite is empty, No arrows are left up there and the longbow rep lets him know he can't see that being a problem. The camp site should be empty from beginning of November-March but there is no guarantee to that so it will be up to someone having a look Saturday dinner time

The committee also agreed that at the beginning of a new year what ever classification you achieved stays. All we ask is you achieve the classification again shooting at the targets required at the earliest opportunity. As i get more information on this i will post it as soon as i can