Leeds the way for BUCS [01/Oct/18]

Dates for BUCS Indoors regional qualifying and the national finals themselves have been released. Regional qualifying will take place at K2 Crawley (Sat 23rd Feb) and Napier (Sat 16th and Sun 17th Feb), with the national finals in Leeds on Sat 16th Mar. Full details on BUCS Indoors' sections of the BUCS website and UKSAA as well.

The K2 Leisure Centre in Crawley hosts Southern qualifying for the third time in the three years. It has hosted all of the Southern qualifiers since they were introduced. The Northern qualifier will be spread over 2 days and take place a weekend earlier. Perhaps surprisingly this is the first BUCS Archery event held in Scotland for no less than 17 years. Remarkably, Napier's own club have never previously been allowed to shoot in this, their own university's sports hall, which was opened in 2011. Napier have previously hosted BUCS Outdoors 2006 (at Lilleshall) and were BUTC 2011 co-hosts (with/at Edinburgh).

The finals will visit Leeds for the fourth time overall, with the competition also held there in 1993, 2004 (with York as co-hosts) and solo again in 2007.

Elsewhere, the E-League is already off and running. For round 1, scores (Portsmouths) may be shot at any time during September or October and submitted by 5th November. You may submit as many scores as you wish, but only the highest one will be considered. Scores can be shot in other competitions or under competition conditions in practice.

Last season, Warwick won the first two legs ahead of Birmingham, only to be reeled in by their neighbours as Birmingham won the E-League for the second time. Assuming the same promotion and relegation rules are applied for the new season, A teams that will be promoted for the 2018/19 campaign are Nottingham Trent, Swansea (2 to 1), Plymouth and Teesside (3 to 2), Bristol (4 to 3), Nottingham, Oxford and Anglia Ruskin (Conference to 4).

The number of clubs participating the E-League had fallen, but is now back on the rise again, with a significant majority of clubs and individuals able to pit themeselves against those from all over the country an extra 5 times per season.

Universities who might be interested in hosting BUTC should contact UKSAA in the next couple of weeks. A bid deadline will be announced in due course.

The regional leagues' calendars are also emerging with most getting going in November. BUTTS have their Field Championships on 27th October at Daventry Rugby Club, with a team set to comprise 1 barebow, 1 compound, and 1 recurve. SSS kicks off on the same day with League Match 1 - indoors - in Dundee.

News and Editorials 2018/2019

  • BUCS Regional proposals [08/Oct/18]
  • Leeds the way for BUCS [01/Oct/18]
  • 18 Certificate [03/Sep/18]

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