Exeter, Warwick successes [23/May/19]

BUCS have published a list of the entries received for checking (as distinct from a list of accepted entries) in their Outdoor Championships section. Any amendments cost 10 and must be received by 5pm on Friday 24th May. Changes must be sent by Athletic Union to Alice Robinson. BUCS explicitly state they will not accept emails direct from students. The accepted entries list will be published on Friday 31st May.

The squad list for the World University Games (or Universiade) has been published in the Internationals section. Seven archers will represent the UK in Naples - recurves William Pike, Hannah Burnage (both Warwick) and Philippa Taylor (Derby) alongside compounds Isabelle Carpenter (Sheffield Hallam), Sarah Moon (Nottingham Trent), Stuart Taylor (Keele) and Kai Thomas-Prause (Warwick). With 2018 being a fallow year, all 7 will be making their first appearance at a World University event.

With a maximum of two competitors allowed in each bow category and gender, the UK will actually be eligible for all the mens', women's and mixed team events except for men's recurve. Non-British students at British universities are eligible for their "home" countries, so there is likely to be an extra name or two to cheer for.

Warwick will contribute nearly half of the squad heading to Italy and they were the winners at BUTTS Outdoors, a St George/Albion/Windsor hosted by Loughborough at Bowmen of Glen on 18th May. An impressive team performance saw Warwick amass 3324 points, with all 4 of their team exceeding 800. They smashed the previous record (of 3181 by Oxford, 5 years ago) by 143 points, completing a BUTTS clean sweep in to the bargain. Birmingham were in second place on 3150, completing a BUTTS silver sweep. Oxford were in third place on 3041, with Loughborough just a handful of points under 3000. Results up on BUTTS 2018/19 page.

William Pike (Warwick) broke the All Unis gents recurve St George with a score of 860, beating the previous mark of 857. Rebekah Tipping (Birmingham) was top lady on 885. Chris Cooper (Loughborough), Chris Avins (Birmingham) and James Gardner (Warwick) all broke 800 on the St George, whilst Ellie Jones (Oxford), Sarah Allaway and Hannah Burnage (both Warwick) did so on the Albion.

Birmingham won the novice event ahead of nearest rivals Cambridge. Yang Ma (Birmingham) was top novice on 814.

Exeter won SWWU match 6 at home on 18th May. Partly because Plymouth took second spot (ahead of Swansea or Bristol), Exeter are now mathematically certain to win the overall senior SWWU league title. In the years of all vs. all format, this is thought to be the first time a team has won in any league with a match to spare. This is Exeter's third consecutive senior SWWU title and their seventh overall. Although the title is decided, second place will be a straight fight between Swansea and Bristol. The Welsh side are ahead 48 to 47 but also enjoy a significant aggregate cushion, so Bristol are likely to need to finish two places ahead to grab the silver medal slot.

In match 6 itself, Exeter's total of 2761 was enough to win fairly comfortably ahead of Plymouth's 2596. Alex Rowe (Plymouth) top scored individually with 814, Tom Ledgerwood (Exeter) a colour (i.e. 2 points) over 800. Swansea were a distant third on 2174, however they did win the novice match (ahead of Exeter) to stretch their novice league lead to 5 points. Guy Codrington (Swansea) was top individual novice in the match. Given that they host match 7, the novice Swans are prohibitive favourites to rack up a fourth novice SWWU title.

Updated tables and results up on SWWU 2018/19 page. SWWU match 7 and SEAL Outdoors take place over the coming long weekend, the last regional fixtures before Lilleshall.

News and Editorials 2018/2019

  • August Update [13/Aug/19]
  • Neapolitan tiro con l'arco [22/Jul/19]
  • National and International [09/Jul/19]
  • Lilleshall Head to Heads [30/Jun/19]
  • BUCS Outdoor 2019 Review [17/Jun/19]
  • Exeter, Warwick successes [23/May/19]
  • UKSAAgram [16/May/19]
  • Directory & Calendar Updates [24/Apr/19]
  • Lilleshall Qualifying Info [16/Apr/19]
  • BUTC 2019 Review [05/Apr/19]
  • Finale Fortnight for SEAL [27/Mar/19]
  • BUCS Indoor 2019 Finals Review [20/Mar/19]
  • Battle for NEUAL - Part 2 [14/Mar/19]
  • Battle for NEUAL - Part 1 [13/Mar/19]
  • Combined BUTTS Champs [08/Mar/19]
  • Saints go marching, win [04/Mar/19]
  • BUCS Qualifiers decided [28/Feb/19]
  • SExSW [22/Feb/19]
  • De Montfort, Warwick wins [14/Feb/19]
  • Pitman pitstops oldest record [11/Feb/19]
  • Strath surge and SSS shocks [04/Feb/19]
  • Deadline day, BUTTS 3 [31/Jan/19]
  • First action of 2019 [23/Jan/19]
  • Discs roll to Reading [15/Jan/19]
  • E-League Round 2 Round Up [11/Jan/19]
  • 3 is the magic number [19/Dec/18]
  • SEAL 1 vs SEAL 2 [14/Dec/18]
  • Bradford lay NEUAL marker [05/Dec/18]
  • BUTTS 3 pointer [28/Nov/18]
  • SSS double for Napier [25/Nov/18]
  • North by South West [21/Nov/18]
  • Warwick 1-1 Birmingham [16/Nov/18]
  • Northumbria return in style [09/Nov/18]
  • Flying start for Fifers [01/Nov/18]
  • BUTC bid dates, BUTC dates [18/Oct/18]
  • BUCS Regional proposals [08/Oct/18]
  • Leeds the way for BUCS [01/Oct/18]
  • 18 Certificate [03/Sep/18]

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