BUTTS Summer Series
The BUTTS League consistently wins medals at every student event we attend. Over the next year, it would be great to expand this success to the wider world of archery in the UK. Many of our top archers already do this, but sending strong student contingents to competitions together should encourage more members of the league to attend external competitions.
The inaugural BUTTS Summer Series (the event I advertised on the Facebook group, the one which happened to have representatives from six of the eight clubs in attendance, and the one I'm going to advertise here) is the first step on the way to allowing us to compete together in the outside world!
At Leg 1 (Leamington & Midlands Counties York/Hereford) Jack Bryant (Birmingham) won gold, Matt Cranham (Warwick) won open gold (awarded to the top score which didn't win the Midlands title), Andy Iles (Birmingham) won open silver, Jorge Lindley (Warwick) won open bronze and Ash McCloud (Loughborough Alumni) won Ladies open silver.
The Warwick team of Matt, Jorge, Rachael Hutchison and Ben Pooley also took the hotly-contested team award and our adopted Olympian, Sherab Zam from Bhutan, won all the things!
Leg 2 saw representatives from Birmingham, Nottingham, Nottingham Trent, Oxford, Warwick and Loughborough Alumni head to the Andoba Double FITA Star in Hampshire. George Harding (Nottingham), who also finds himself ranked in first place for the National Series Final on August 26th, comfortably won the event and achieved a PB of 1311 on the first day!
Leg 3 (Quantum Windsor) on Bank Holiday Monday, August 27th is the perfect opportunity for novices and those who prefer rounds at shorter distances to take part in an external competition. The entry form can be downloaded here - the competition only costs £6 to enter and doesn't start until midday!
Before the start of next term, we will also have the first ever BUTTS Field Championship, which is also the first ever student field archery championship in the UK! This will take place at March Hare Archers, Worcestershire on September 23rd and will cost £8 each to enter, with an initial allocation of six archers per club (although this may well increase if some clubs don't take up their full allocation). An entry form will be sent out to all clubs in the near future!
Now on to some admin things:
- I've updated the records on the website - please check them and let me know if I've missed any!
- Please join the BUTTS League Facebook group here.
- I will be sending out the provisional schedule and asking for new exec committee contact details for next year soon. Dates aren't currently known for the national events in term two, but I will let you know when everything's happening as soon as possible.
League Organiser 2012-13