The 2016-17 SEAL recurve season starts this weekend with matches at Brunel, East Anglia, Kent and Southampton. Brunel host Imperial, Portsmouth and Queen Mary in the big fixture of the weekend on Saturday, while Kent host Surrey and Sussex on the same day with league newbies Anglia Ruskin. Anglia Ruskin’s club page can be found here. In the two other fixtures, Southampton host Reading and UEA welcome London and Essex, both on Sunday. All results of these will be going live on TamlynScore. When the results are confirmed, the full league table here will be updated.
In other SEAL news, the 1st Non-Recurve leg took place last week at Surrey, with 23 archers competing. The results can be found here and the tables can be found here. The standings are currently led by Mathew Barber (Portsmouth, Men’s compound), Charly Knight (Surrey, Women’s longbow), David Williams (Southampton, Men’s longbow), Edward Bree (Sussex, Men’s barebow) and Georgia Thirtle (Women’s barebow). The next SEAL Non-Recurve match will take place on 5th February 2017, again at Surrey University. You can find all the SEAL Non-Recurve fixtures here.
The final leg of the 2015/16 Indoor League took place on the 12th and 13th of March, in which the defending champions retained their titles. London’s seniors sealed theirs with another win, while Southampton’s novices held on.
London have been consistently the strongest senior team this season, with three 1st places and two 2nd place results, and they won this leg over their nearest rivals Southampton by 53 points with a score of 2173. It was Southampton’s Andrew Howe that was the leg’s top scorer however with 577. London’s aggregate 5-leg aggregate of 10975 puts them third on the all-time SEAL table, which has been running in this format for five seasons now, though Southampton’s 2213 from BUCS was the only leg score to make the all-time board.
Southampton won the novice title despite only finishing 4th in this leg, having dominated the first three legs of the season. 4th was enough to virtually guarantee the title due to the aggregate advantage over Reading, who were only able to finish 3rd this time anyway. The leg was won by Imperial, whose score of 1522 was the 12th best novice SEAL score ever. James Jackson (Sussex) was the individual top scorer with 519, which is also his university’s highest novice individual top score in SEAL competitions.
What better way to start a website than by telling you all about the fun and games that happened at the British University Team Championships!?
This year, there were 6 teams from SEAL entered in BUTC, held in Derby: East Anglia, Imperial, London, Reading, Southampton and Surrey. Of these, there were only two B team slots available, given to Imperial and Reading. London had been given a B team a few days prior to the event because another club had dropped out. Surrey and Southampton were the last two on the waiting list, but that was soon to change…