Crystal Palace Bowmen

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Frostbite. 3 dozen arrows at 30 metres. Must be shot outdoors on 80 cm face, scoring 10, 9, 8, etc. Only tens score as golds. 6 sighters. If we exceed the adjustment threshold we lose points. Full rules.

2023/2024 Fixtures and Results

Recurve Frostbite A - Division 2 (920)

MonthOpponentScoreCPB TeamScorePointsPosn.
NovReading Archers A878Keith, Lewis, Linda9593
DecBowmen of Darenteford A925Keith, Richard, Linda96531
JanBowmen of Guernsey A873Keith, Richard, Kerry9603
FebWyre Forest C of A A913Keith, Richard, Linda95131
MarMole Valley Bowmen A907Richard, Keith, Linda97031 ?

Adjustment Threshold (920 + 90 = 1010).

Recurve Frostbite B - Division 12 (650)

MonthOpponentScoreCPB TeamScorePointsPosn.
NovWoking A. C. C416Russ, Terry, Sharon7393
DecBowmen of Lyme B555Lewis, Kerry, Mike(802) 67831
JanBye-Linda, Russ, Mike(861) 6193
FebBannockburn B`men B643Kerry, Russ, Mike(820) 66031
MarArchers of Bingham0Kerry, Mike, Terry(783) 69731 ?

Adjustment Threshold (650 + 90 = 740). Where 2 scores are shown, the first is the actual score and the second is the adjusted score.

Recurve Frostbite C - Division 14 (465)

MonthOpponentScoreCPB TeamScorePointsPosn.
NovOld Basing Archers392Kerry, Henry, Denise5273
DecBye-Andy, Denise27431
JanReigate Priory Bowmen B(612) 498Chris, Andy, Henry(642) 4680
FebWaterside Archers Jnr421Henry, Andy, Terry54431
MarPinner Archers C318Henry, Andy3843?

Adjustment Threshold (465 + 90 = 555).



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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.

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.

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