Outdoor Championships

BUCS Outdoor Archery Championship

The BUCS Outdoor Archery Championships will take place on the 13th and 14th June at Lilleshall National Sport Centre.

Please see below for event details.

BUCS Outdoor Archery Championships 2015 and H2H Tournament – Pre-Event Information

At the closing of entries on Thursday 21st May the number of entries received exceeded the places available so not all entries will be able to be accepted. As advised in the entry information, wherever possible an equal number of places shall be given to all institutions. Institutions were asked to enter all competitors into the competitor seeding category in order of preference for entry and so we are using this information to allocate spaces. The competitor seeding information which was received can be found in the below file - all institutions are requested to check this ASAP and advise if they believe there are any errors.

Competitor Seeding Please note that these do not include all competitors who had entries submitted and ONLY those whose Institution submitted a seeding list.

Pre-Event Information will be published here on Tuesday 2nd June.

BUCS Outdoor Archery Championships 2015 and H2H Tournament – Entry Information

Lilleshall National Sports Centre, Near Newport, Shropshire, TF10 9AT
If you are travelling to the centre using Satellite Navigation please use the alternative postcode TF10 9LQ.
Saturday 13th June 2015 – BUCS Outdoor Championships
Sunday 14th June 2015 – BUCS H2H Tournament (no BUCS points available)
Archery for Students (AFS)
Event Details – BUCS Outdoor Championships:
Individual Events: There will be Recurve, Compound, Barebow and Longbow for both Men and Women at Championship (Experienced) and Trophy (Novice) Level:
Trophy (Novice) Ladies Round: Cadet Ladies WA1440 (60m, 50m, 40m, 30m)
Trophy (Novice) Gents Round: Cadet Gents WA1440 (70m, 60m, 50m, 30m)
Championship (Experienced) Ladies Round: Ladies WA1440 (70m, 60m, 50m, 30m)
Championship (Experienced) Gents Round: Gents WA1440 (90m, 70m, 50m, 30m)
This event will be World Record Status at which World Archery Stars may be claimed by experienced archers only.
Trophy Entries:    
Any entrants who began shooting this academic year are eligible for the Trophy Category and should enter the appropriate category on the online entry form. Queries on the status of a novice should be directed to the BUCS office.
Team Events:
There will be a Men’s Team Championship and a Women’s Team Championship available this year.  Teams will be automatically entered into the team competitions, providing there are enough eligible individuals from your institution. There are 3 categories and each institution may enter up to one team into each category:
Men’s Experienced Team Championship - Top 3 Recurve, Barebow or Longbow scores, men from the same institution in Championship only.
Women’s Experienced Team Championship - Top 3 Recurve, Barebow or Longbow scores, women from the same institution in Championship only.
Trophy Team - Top 3 Recurve, Barebow or Longbow Scores, men & women from same institution in the Trophy Category ONLY.
Qualifying Standards:
For a qualifying score experienced archers must have shot a second class score, novices must have shot a third class score on a round of at least 9 dozen including the longest distance. The appropriate rounds and scores are listed below:

  Round Recurve Compound Longbow Barebow
Gents Experienced Gents WA1440 716 1026 226 328
  York 511 865 89 158
  St. George 442 689 92 157
Ladies Experienced Ladies WA1440 602 845 187 191
  Hereford 508 752 124 155
  Albion 435 610 121 149
Gents Novice Metric I 571 873 171 224
  Hereford 477 780 110 155
  Albion 412 629 108 149
Ladies Novice Metric II 480 769 101 157
  Bristol II 473 754 92 148
  Windsor 402 605 89 140
The appropriate round must be shot in competition since the BUCS Outdoor Championships 2014. If a novice shot a second class score last year at BUCS it may be used as their qualifying score, but a full distance round is preferred. If you are having difficulties finding a suitable competition please contact BUCSArcheryChair@gmail.com and permission may be given to allow other events to be used.
Restricting Entries:    
Each Institution may make an unlimited entry. In the event of the number of entries exceeding the places available, wherever possible an equal number of places shall be given to all institutions. All entries must be made through BUCScore. 
Please enter all competitors into the competitor seeding category in order of preference for entry. If the event is oversubscribed we will use this information to allocate spaces.  
Event Details – BUCS H2H Tournament (no BUCS points available):
There will be no novice category. The divisions for the Head to Head rounds will be dependent on the number of entries received for each discipline.
Qualifying Rounds:
Compounds: WA 50m (80cm 6 ring (10>5) faces)
Recurve, Barebow and Longbow: WA 70m
Followed by head to head elimination matches; consisting of the best of five sets of three arrows for Recurve, Barebow and Longbow and five ends of three arrows for Compound.
This event will be World Record Status at which World Archery Target awards may be claimed.
Clothing Regulations:
Competitor’s clothing must conform to ArcheryGB rules of shooting 307. Clothing must be appropriate to archery. Strictly no denim, olive drape or camouflage pattern may be worn. Footwear must enclose the toes and front of the foot.
Drug Testing:
Record status shoots are liable for drug testing. Any competitor approached to give samples MUST comply. If they refuse, that refusal will be treated as a positive result.
Entry Fees:
Individuals - £13.50 for Saturday and £14.50 for Sunday
Teams – No fee
Entry process:
Entries must be submitted via BUCScore. Your Athletic Union will need to submit your entry on the BUCScore system.  The online forms will be live from 24th March 2015 and will close on Thursday 21st May 2015. 
Individuals will need to submit their qualifying score on the entry form at the time of entry. 
Please note that only those persons listed on the Online Entry Form can participate and substitutions cannot be made on the day under any circumstances.
All institutions will be invoiced directly; no payment is required at the time of the online entry.
All competitors must be members of ArcheryGB and membership cards MUST be presented at registration on the day of the Championships.
Closing Date:    
Thursday 21st May 2015
Additional information required for the BUCScore entry form:
[1] Archery GB membership number
[2] Qualifying Round
[3] Qualifying Score
[4] Competition (Venue and Date)
[5] Is the competitor a disabled athlete?
[6] Will it be more convenient for the competitor to stay on the shooting line?
[7] Please provide any additional Information you think may be useful.
Camping will be available at Lilleshall National Sports Centre on Friday and Saturday night at a cost of £8.50 per tent per night.
Pre-Event Information:    
A document outlining all accepted and reserve entries will be published in the BUCS Essentials and on the Archery Pages of the BUCS Website (www.bucs.org.uk/archery) on the 2nd June 2015.
Should you have any queries then please do not hesitate to contact me. 
Nick Burley
Sports Coordinator