December Catch Up 2/5 BUTTS [06/Dec/17]

Match 2 of BUTTS was spread over two weekends, with its constituent legs hosted by Loughborough over the weekend of the 18th and 19th November and by Nottingham a week later.

For the team results from (and tables following) BUTTS match 2, see the BUTTS 2017/18 page.

Warwick produced another very strong display scoring 2325 to win match 2 by nearly 60 points. Birmingham fielded a stronger looking line up than in match 1 and did take second spot in the match with 2266, 21 clear of Loughborough who were themselves 21 clear of Nottingham in fourth. Behind the leading quartet, Trent were best of the rest on 2169, a score that saw them finish fifth. The same score would see them finish no lower than second in any SSS, SEAL or SWWU result so far this year.

Last season a barrage of heavy scoring (including several 2300+) from Birmingham blew the rest BUTTS (and indeed everyone else) away. This season, Warwick seem to have the bit between their teeth and will hope to regain some of the titles they lost to their West Midlands rivals. Warwick's two wins leave them on a maximum 16 points, but perhaps more importantly they find themselves 4 points clear at the top. Nearest rivals Loughborough (3rd-3rd), Nottingham (2nd-4th), Birmingham (4th-2nd) all took points away from each other. Consecutive 2nd placed finished would now be enough to see Warwick home as they chase a 7th senior BUTTS league title in 14 years. Cambridge have the overall record of 8, but have not won since 2007.

William Pike and Tom Hall (both Warwick) hit 588 apiece, with Rebekah Tipping (Birmingham) also scoring heavily on 582. A little further back Sherman Ip (Warwick) hit 575, one ahead of both Hannah Burnage (Warwick) and Conor Hall (Birmingham). Elsewhere Chris Cooper (Loughborough) scored 568, whilst there were additional low 560s from Matthew Peers, Jack Miller (both Loughborough), Luke Frearson, Tom Bott (both Nottingham) and Catherine Jackson (Birmingham).

As in match 1 (Chris Woodgate 562), Warwick had an archer break 560 but not make the team, in this case the unlucky fifth was James Jeffs on 568.

In the novice match, Nottingham and Birmingham were clear on 1st and 2nd again with team (of 4) scores of 1849 and 1818. Loughborough grabbed third spot just ahead of Derby but they were either side of the 1700 mark. Top scoring novice in this match was Alistair Stewart (Birmingham) on 496. Nottingham lead Birmingham in the overall table, with Loughborough moving up in to third courtesy of the match 2 scores. Nottingham have previously won the BUTTS novice title three times in 2009, 2010 and 2011.

News and Editorials 2017/2018

  • December Catch Up 4/5 SEAL [13/Dec/17]
  • December Catch Up 3/5 SWWU [08/Dec/17]
  • December Catch Up 2/5 BUTTS [06/Dec/17]
  • December Catch Up 1/5 SSS [04/Dec/17]
  • Strong start for Warwick [17/Nov/17]
  • Toucan play at disc game [13/Nov/17]
  • Heavyweights take control [09/Nov/17]
  • Saints soar to SSS summit [01/Nov/17]
  • Regions rise to 55 [12/Oct/17]
  • E-League for E-veryone [19/Sep/17]

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