Crawley Archery Club will play host to at least one other Sussex Club on Saturday 29th June, and shoot an Albion League competition match.
WHAT IS THE ALBION LEAGUE?
16 clubs in Sussex participate in four leagues. They will shoot against two or three clubs during the summer and the scores are sent to the County organisers to determine the winners. An award is presented to the winner of each division in January of the following year, at the County’s AGM. The top and bottom clubs in each division move up/down between the divisions as a result of their scores. Having not participated for the last few years, we are in the bottom division, ready to work our way up!
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
Shooting starts at 11am and will finish around 4pm. At which point the host club provides a light tea. This year, the club will host a BBQ. For members of the host club, this means arriving early to put out targets and ‘mark’ the ground (place a mark on the ground where each target must sit, when moved from one distance to the next. Also mark where archers must stand for each target). It also requires we prepare the tea, in this case a BBQ.
WHO SHOOTS, AND WHAT ROUND?
The round is an Albion Round of 9doz arrows; 3doz @ 80yds, 3doz @ 60yds & 3doz @ 50yds.
Everyone is invited to shoot. Juniors will shoot shorter rounds of 9doz arrows, at a distance to match their age group. Longbow and barebow archers can also participate. While only the top 5 adult scores and all junior & longbow scores go into our ‘team total’, all scores go to our Records Officer and contribute to your Handicap and Classification.
WHAT IF IT RAINS?
We get wet.
However, the club owns three gazebos, so just shoot your arrows a little faster.
DO I NEED TO ENROL?
No. As members of the club, you have the right to participate. It is an opportunity to shoot a round under tournament standards, and to meet archers from other clubs. However, to help us judge how many targets to put out, and how many sausages to buy, we’d like to know a week before the event who is going to be there, to shoot, and to help.
DO I NEED A UNIFORM, SPECIAL CLOTHING?
No. Any clothes other than jeans are permitted at tournaments. However, this is an opportunity to show off your Crawley Archery Club Crow polo shirts!
WHAT IF I DON’T WANT TO SHOOT?
You can still participate. Help find arrows that have missed the target, score for the Juniors, help prepare the BBQ, make tea. In addition to helping prepare the ground, or help put things away afterwards.
Hope you can make it!
Let the Chair know, if you plan to shoot and/or help out: firstname.lastname@example.org