BA Postal Leagues

Final league position in May, so positions with ? are guesses.

2017/2018 Fixtures and Results

Compound Frostbite, Division 6 (972)

MonthOpponentScoreCPB TeamScorePointsPosn.
NovAssheton B`men946Phil, Terry, Alfie99631
DecColchester & District A.C. CF965Terry, Mike J, Alfie98031
JanCrawley Archery Club948Terry, Mike J, Dave96631
FebInverness Field A.C. B860Terry, Alan, Alfie96231 ?
MarNew Century B`men1033Terry, Alan, Mike J99911-3 ?

Adjustment Threshold 972 + 75 = 1047.

1 Crystal Palace                 3 9 0 0 2942 9 
2 Crawley Archery Club           3 6 0 1 2883 7 
3 New Century B`men              3 6 0 1 2757 7 
4 Assheton B`men                 3 3 0 2 2617 5 
5 Colchester & District A.C. CF  3 0 0 3 2842 3 
6 Inverness Field A.C. B         1 3 0 0  943 3 
Nov Lady:MS J KNIGHT Crawley Archery Club 300
     Man:MR P AXFORD Crystal Palace 345
     Boy:G LAVAN New Century B`men 240
Dec Lady:MS L FISHER Colchester & District A.C. CF  315 
     Man:MR I ASHWORTH New Century B`men  345
    Girl:R ASHWORTH New Century B`men  320    
Jan Lady:MISS M CODLING Assheton B`men  335
     Man:MR T WOODGATE Crystal Palace  343
     Boy:G LAVAN New Century B`men  200     

Recurve Frostbite A, Division 11 (893)

MonthOpponentScoreCPB TeamScorePointsPosn.
NovWorthing A.C. A805Linda, Shirley, Simone93133
DecBulwell Foresters A.C.927Simone, Linda, Shirley90413
JanLichfield Archers A937Simone, Richard, Linda95233
FebMeriden A.C. BLinda, Shirley, Richard9322-3 ?
MarDeben A.C.899Richard, Shirley, Linda94132-3 ?

Adjustment Threshold 893 + 90 = 983.

1 Bulwell Foresters A.C.         3 9 0 0 2801 9 
2 Lichfield Archers A            3 6 0 1 2834 7 
3 Crystal Palace A               3 6 0 1 2787 7 
4 Deben A.C.                     3 3 0 2 2620 5 
5 Worthing A.C. A                3 3 0 2 2471 5 
6 Meriden A.C. B                 3 0 0 3 2655 3 
Nov Lady:MS K GLOVER Lichfield Archers A 318
     Man:MR D LOUTON Bulwell Foresters A.C. 326
Dec Lady:MS K GLOVER Lichfield Archers A  320
     Man:MR D LOUTON Bulwell Foresters A.C.  321
Jan Lady:MS K GLOVER Lichfield Archers A  319
     Man:MR D LOUTON Bulwell Foresters A.C.  324   

Recurve Frostbite B, Division 30 (753)

MonthOpponentScoreCPB TeamScorePointsPosn.
NovHarefield Archers A785Roger, Dave, Stelvio82531
DecSutton Coldfield A.C. C616Mark, Lewis, Joe81131
JanBowbrook Archers B811Shirley, Lewis, Joe81631
FebBridlington Bay Archers833Simone, Mike J, Roger83531 ?
MarGrantham Archers839Lewis, Simone, Stelvio81111-3 ?

Adjustment Threshold 753 + 90 = 843. November score of 861 adjusted, January score 870 adjusted, March score 875 adjusted.

1 Crystal Palace B               3 9 0 0 2452 9 
2 Bridlington Bay Archers        3 9 0 0 2417 9 
3 Harefield Archers A            3 6 0 1 2426 7 
4 Bowbrook Archers B             3 3 0 2 2324 5 
5 Grantham Archers               3 0 0 3 2270 3 
6 Sutton Coldfield A.C. C        3 0 0 3 1960 3 
Nov Lady:MRS C REANEY Bridlington Bay Archers 186
     Man:MR N SIMON Bowbrook Archers B 315
    Girl:N TITLHERNER Bridlington Bay Archers 268
Dec  Man:MR D REANEY Bridlington Bay Archers  295
     Boy:T TURNER Sutton Coldfield A.C. C  206
    Girl:N TITCHENER Bridlington Bay Archers  291   
Jan Lady:MRS S BEDDOES Crystal Palace B  298
     Man:MR D REANEY Bridlington Bay Archers  303
    Girl:N TITCHERNER Bridlington Bay Archers  256   

Portsmouth A, Division 12 (1641)

MonthOpponentScoreCPB TeamScorePointsPosn.
NovSportsAble Archery A1590Linda, Dave, Shirley161733
DecSt. Georges A.C. A1605Richard, Linda, Dave165832
JanEbor Archers1647Linda, Shirley, Simone165332
FebArchers of the West A1643Richard, Linda, Dave166431 ?
MarBramcote A.C. A1596Richard, Simone, Dave165331 ?

Adjustment Threshold 1641 + 120 = 1761.

1 Archers of the West A          3 9 0 0 4967 9 
2 Crystal Palace A               3 9 0 0 4928 9 
3 Ebor Archers                   3 3 0 2 4898 5 
4 Bramcote A.C. A                3 3 0 2 4879 5 
5 SportsAble Archery A           3 3 0 2 4875 5 
6 St. Georges A.C. A             3 0 0 3 4848 3 
Nov Lady:MRS L RICHART Crystal Palace A 548
     Man:MR S PRINN Ebor Archers 571
     Boy:S MARCHANT SportsAble Archery A 463
Dec Lady:MRS L RICHART Crystal Palace A  558
     Man:MR D SEARLE Archers of the West A  566   
Jan Lady:MRS L RICHART Crystal Palace A  559
     Man:MR S PRINN Ebor Archers  570     

Portsmouth B, Division 38 (1537)

MonthOpponentScoreCPB TeamScorePointsPosn.
NovLincoln Archers B1636Terry, Stelvio, Mike J152814
DecDunstable Bowmen0Mike J, Stelvio, Ellen150934
JanHarefield Archers A1547Richard, Mike J, Stelvio154614
FebKirby Muxloe A.C. P B1528Shirley, Lewis, Mike J158133-4 ?
MarSutton Coldfield A.C. C1547Lewis, Linda, Mike J158933-4 ?

Adjustment Threshold 1537 + 120 = 1657.

1 Lincoln Archers B              3 9 0 0 4867 9 
2 Harefield Archers A            3 6 0 1 4566 7 
3 Kirby Muxloe A.C. P B          3 6 0 1 4543 7 
4 Crystal Palace B               3 3 0 2 4583 5 
5 Sutton Coldfield A.C. C        3 3 0 2 4230 5 
6 Dunstable Bowmen               2 0 0 2 2464 2 
Nov Lady:MISS H FAILKNER Lincoln Archers B 540
     Man:MR R LEE Lincoln Archers B 552
Dec Lady:MISS H FAULKNER Lincoln Archers B  552
     Man:MR J BESSENT Harefield Archers A  532
     Boy:K WATKINS Lincoln Archers B  540     
Jan Lady:MRS V SIMPSON Kirby Muxloe A.C. P B  509
     Man:MR J BESSENT Harefield Archers A  543
     Boy:K WATKINS Lincoln Archers B  538   

Portsmouth C, Division 49 (1418)

MonthOpponentScoreCPB TeamScorePointsPosn.
NovSouth Moorlands A.C.1498Simone, Roger, Mark146014
DecPinner B'men B1420Roger, Mark, Terry142233
JanSouth Oxon A.C. B1455Mark, Roger, Joe141913
FebWilford Bowmen C1510Stelvio, Terry, Mark144613-5 ?
MarSouth Bucks Archers B1397Terry, Stelvio, Roger146333-5 ?

Adjustment Threshold 1418 + 120 = 1538.

1 South Moorlands A.C.           3 9 0 0 4437 9 
2 South Oxon A.C. B              3 9 0 0 4343 9 
3 Crystal Palace C               3 3 0 2 4301 5 
4 Wilford Bowmen C               3 3 0 2 4114 5 
5 South Bucks Archers B          3 3 0 2 3239 5 
6 Pinner B`men B                 3 0 0 3 3214 3 
Nov Lady:MS L JONES-ALLEN South Oxon A.C. B 475
     Man:MR R POVEY South Moorlands A.C. 530
     Boy:S GRAY South Bucks Archers B 286
Dec Lady:MRS L KEELING South Moorlands A.C.  443
     Man:MR N MOSS South Moorlands A.C.  494
    Girl:W OAKES Wilford Bowmen C  454
Jan Lady:MRS L JONES-ALLEN South Oxon A.C. B  481
     Man:MR R POVEY South Moorlands A.C.  546
     Boy:H TIEN Wilford Bowmen C  516     
 

Notes

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These are winter leagues for outdoor Frostbite and indoor Portsmouth, using Compound and Recurve bows. For the 2016/2017 season CPB have entered the same as last year, 1 team in each of the compound frostbite, recurve frostbite, and two in recurve Portsmouth leagues. Mike J collects the Frostbite scores sheets and gets the Portsmouth scores from Mark to post (or email) off.

Match day is usually the first Sunday in the month for frostbite, and the first Tuesday in the month for Portsmouth. Unless the weather or holidays mean the match has to be shot on the second Sunday or Tuesday. 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.

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, last year we came second in one 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