The Final Reckoning – October 2016

The Selby Summer Postal League runs for five months, and after four months all six teams in our Recurve Divison had the same number of points – four matches played, two wins and two losses each, 8 points scored. So the League Division was bound to end with three teams with 10 points and three teams with 8 points if all the teams put in scores. The Division Winner would be the team with 10 points and the highest score. At that point we were in Second Place, 12 points behind the Division Leader. We would have been clear out in front if our May result hadn’t been way below our average. We were up against Bowmen of Rutland (the Clout shooters among us know ’em well, we’ve been there five or six times) and they were right down at the bottom score-wise, all we had to do was put in an average score…
UNFORTUNATELY we didn’t, and Rutland produced one really good archer to top their score up.
So our Recurve Team ended up in fourth place in Divison 9, and so did our Longbow Team (which was Robert Keeling and Rod Brown every month) in Division 8. Recurve Team members were David Phillips, Martin Turner, Iain Charlesworth, Craig Marsden, Marc Charlesworth, Richard Smallbone, and Ross Moseley.

Sussex County League Results

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For 2016, Arundown was in Division 3 of the Sussex League. All the clubs in the Division got together at Newhaven on 25th September and shot a 4-way Match, the results being…

1st County Oak  3167
2nd Arundown  2988
3rd Hastings  2877
4th Newhaven  2106
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In the Junior Section, Alice Smallbone scored a huge 831 for her Short Junior Windsor round, which will go forward as a total of 2493 in the Junior league.

Our Senior Team Scores were…
Ian Charlesworth 813
Mark Charlesworth 785
Dave Phillips 724
Martin Turner 666
TOTALS 2988