BA Postal Leagues

2018/2019 Fixtures and Results

Recurve Portsmouth A - Division 10 (1648)

MonthOpponentScoreCPB TeamScorePointsPosn.
NovEvesham Archers1628Richard 573, Shirley 555, Dave 54816763
DecThe High Weald A.C. A
JanBowmen of Guernsey A
FebColchester & District A.C. P
MarHastings & St. Leonards

Adjustment Threshold 1768.

Recurve Portsmouth B - Division 30 (1550)

MonthOpponentScoreCPB TeamScorePointsPosn.
NovBowmen of Bruntwood C1595Lewis 547, Mike J 529, Dan 52616023
DecR.U.K.A.S. A
JanGosport B`men B
FebAndover Archers D
MarQuantum Archers A

Adjustment Threshold 1670.

Recurve Portsmouth C - Division 44 (1440)

MonthOpponentScoreCPB TeamScorePointsPosn.
NovAbbeydale Archers B1380Linda 522, Roger 521, Mark 50915523
DecBowmen of Chesterfield B
JanAyr Archery Club B
FebR.U.K.A.S. B
MarCuckfield Archers B

Adjustment Threshold 1560.

Recurve Frostbite A - Division 4 (933)

MonthOpponentScoreCPB TeamScorePointsPosn.
NovWarlingham A.C. A937Linda 321, Lewis 297, Roger 2949121
DecOxford Archers
JanWorcester Bowmen A
FebAquarius Archers F A
MarHastings & St. Leonards

Adjustment Threshold 1023.

Recurve Frostbite B - Division 18 (851)

MonthOpponentScoreCPB TeamScorePointsPosn.
NovExeter C of A A0Chris 286, Mike 281, Joe 2758423
DecCastle Bowmen A
JanLeaves Green Bowmen
FebSpelthorne Archers
MarAssheton B`men A

Adjustment Threshold 941.

Compound Frostbite - Division 5 (978)

MonthOpponentScoreCPB TeamScorePointsPosn.
NovPilgrim B`men Boston1011Alfie 333, Terry 330, Stelvio 3169791
DecSurrey B`men
JanCleobury County Archers
FebPendle & Samlesbury CF B
MarSupermarine B`men

Adjustment Threshold 1053.

Compound Portsmouth

No team entered, but we need to get an accurate average if we enter next year.

MonthCPB TeamScore
NovTerry 556, Sharon 545, Isabella (JG) 5131614
Dec
Jan
Feb
Mar
 

Notes

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These are winter leagues for outdoor Frostbite and indoor Portsmouth, using Compound and Recurve bows (Barebow scores as Recurve). Mike J collects the Frostbite scores sheets and gets the Portsmouth scores from Terry to email (or post) off. Match day is usually the second Sunday in the month for frostbite, and the second Tuesday in the month for Portsmouth. The 3 archers with the highest score that month are team A, if a second team has been entered then the next 3 are team B etc. So the members of each team will vary from month to month. Only 10s as golds. 6 sighters. Compound score inner 10 for Portsmouth, outer 10 for frostbite.

Each team is entered in a division of 6 teams based on the previous years results or an estimate for new teams. Each month, for the 5 months from November to March, the team competes against one of the other teams in that division. The division is ranked by match point score with 3 points for a win, 2 for a draw, 1 for a loss and 0 for not entering a score. If there is a tie on match points, then the arrow score is used to break the tie, followed by hits and then golds (10s). At the end of the season, the top team in each division gets 4 badges to share out.

Every score helps, one year we came second in a league with the same match point score and lost on the total arrow score by 75 points, because we only had 2 archers scores for one month.

The fixture list for November to March is usually published in mid November. The November results are published in January, the December and January results in March, and the Febuarary and March results together with the overall winners in May.

Example Fixture List

Division 26 (1590)
 1 Redditch C of A B
 2 Bowmen of Gower A
 3 Bowmen of Harrow B
 4 Clophill A.C. B
 5 Crystal Palace
 6 Winnington Park B`men A   

Each month teams compete against one of the other teams acording to the following table. e.g. in December Team 5 (Crystal Palace) competes with Team 4 (Clophill A.C. B).

Team Nov.Dec.Jan.Feb.Mar.
1v23456
2v16345
3v51264
4v65123
5v34612
6v42531

Arrow Score Adjustment

After the division number on the fixture list there is division score. It is an average of the estimates for all the teams in the division. Most teams are put into a division which relates to their average monthly score for the previous season. If a team score exceeds the division score by 75 for compound frostbite, 90 for recurve frostbite or 120 for Portsmouth, then it's score is reduced by twice the excess.

Example:
  Division Score                900
  Recurve Frostbite allowance    90
  Division Threshold            990
  Arrow Score shot              995
  Excess Points                   5
  Adjusted score                985