Crystal Palace Bowmen

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2019/2020 Fixtures and Results

Recurve Portsmouth A - Division 8 (1662)

MonthOpponentScoreCPB TeamScorePointsPosn.
NovInverness Field ACYulia 687, Phil 573, Lewis 5651725
DecWymondham Archers
JanBowmen of Rutland A
FebLeek AC
MarOakfield Archers A

Adjustment Threshold 1782.

Recurve Portsmouth B - Division 25 (1572)

MonthOpponentScoreCPB TeamScorePointsPosn.
NovGuildford AC BDave 558, Linda 551, Roger 5341643
DecHampshire Scount AC
JanSutton Coldfield AC B
FebBebington Archers B
MarRyston Heath AC B

Adjustment Threshold 1692.

Recurve Portsmouth C - Division 40 (1487)

MonthOpponentScoreCPB TeamScorePointsPosn.
NovSutton Coldfield AC CMike 510, Mel 480, Mark 4771467
DecPeacock Archers P D
JanAyr Archery Club B
FebKirby Muxloe AC P C
MarSpinners Mill Archers B

Adjustment Threshold 1607.

Recurve Frostbite A - Division 3 (946)

MonthOpponentScoreCPB TeamScorePointsPosn.
NovBowmen of Guernsey ALewis 320, Linda 312, Roger 308940
DecRedhill Archers F A
JanWarlingham AC A
FebBulwell Foresters AC
MarMole Valley Bowmen

Adjustment Threshold 1036.

Recurve Frostbite B - Division 12 (884)

MonthOpponentScoreCPB TeamScorePointsPosn.
NovSupermarine Bowmen BMark 307, Simone 305, Dave 301913
DecABBA A
JanWorthing AC A
FebLichfield Archers B
MarReigate Priory Bowmen A

Adjustment Threshold 974.

Compound Frostbite - Division 5 (990)

MonthOpponentScoreCPB TeamScorePointsPosn.
NovBowmen of MinchinhamptonTerry 352, Stelvio 338, Isabella 323 JG1013
DecHinxworth Archery Club
JanSpelthorne Archers
FebAssheton Bowmen
MarSelby Archers

Adjustment Threshold 1065.

Compound Portsmouth - Division 13 (1605)

MonthOpponentScoreCPB TeamScorePointsPosn.
NovPeacock Archers CP BTerry 560, Isabella 556 JG, Stelvio 5491665
DecGravesend Archers B
JanOakfield Archers
FebBowmen of Darenteford
MarWoking A C

Adjustment Threshold 1725.

 

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 medals to share out. The medals will be allocated to archers that shoot in that team, by various conditions, such as not getting a medal the previous year, 2 or more appearances for that team, highest scores ...

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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