Updated 31-Oct-2018
Welcome to the 2018/2019 Cheshire Winter Leagues
© Cheshire Archery Association 2017
© Cheshire Archery Association 2018/2019
1. Round to be Shot a. Bray I (i.e. 30 arrows at 20 yards at a 40cm FITA Face) under GNAS Rules. b. The Bray I Round is an Indoor Round, but it may be shot Outdoors
    2.  Club League Secretaries       a.   Clubs must appoint a League Secretary whose familiar with using Email and the Internet.      b.   Each Club’s League Secretary duties will include:- 1. to register all the their club's teams, ensuring the correct payment is sent to the League Organiser. 2 . to   gather   together   their   Club's   scores,   work   out   their   Club’s   Teams   and   submit them   correctly   each   month   not   later   than   the   end   of   the   3 rd    day   of   the   following month . 3 . to   communicate   back   to   their   Club,   the   League's   Divisions,   Fixtures,   Results   and   Latest   League   Tables. This   can   done   by   encouraging   their   members   to   use   the   Cheshire   Archery   Association’s   Website   www.cheshirearchery.org    and   following   the   link   to   the   Leagues   Website   by   clicking   on   the   Winter Leagues   Button   and/or   printing   off   the   Divisions,   Fixtures,   Results   and   the   Latest   League   Tables   for posting on their club’s Notice Boards/Websites. 4. Distribute any Medals won by their Club’s Teams sent to them by the League Organiser.
        3.   Bow Disciplines definitions in the Leagues – as described in the ArcherGB/GNAS Rules of Shooting - April 2014 Recurve - Rule 202 Compound - Rules 207 & 208 Longbow - Rules 206 Recurve Barebow - Rule 204
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        4.  Registration of Teams in the League  a . Club’s   League   Secretaries   must   submit   their   Clubs   Teams   with   Bow   Type   (Compound,   Longbow,   Recurve or   Recurve   Barebow)   and   Estimated   Team   Score   (if   a   new   team   for   this   coming   season).   This   Estimated Team   score   or   the   aggregate   team   score   from   the   last   Season   is   going   to   be   used   to   decide   which Division a team competes in so please to be fair to other Club's do not under estimate your team's score.  b . Club’s   must   register   their   interest   and   each   team’s   details   via   the   website   (‘Register   a   Team’).   Once   the League   Organiser   receives   the   Registration,   he   will   confirm   your   details   via   Email   and   also   supply   the Name   and   Postal   Address   to   send   the   Entry   Fees   for   the   teams   that   have   been   register   to.      Once   the correct   fees   have   been   received   each   Club   League   Secretary   will   be   confirmed   by   Email   and   also   be allocated a Userid  & password to allow them access to the Submit A Team Score page.   c . Registration   of   teams   (this   includes   sending   of   any   payment   Entry   Fees   to   the   League   Organiser)   must   be completed   by   no   later   than   24th   October   2018    in   order   for   the   Divisions   and   Fixtures   to   be   calculated. Once   these   have   been   calculated   they   will   be   posted   on   the   Website   as   well   as   a   copy   being   sent   to   each Club’s League Secretary ready for the 1 st  November, the start of the matches.
          5.  Team Make up a. The estimate Team score or the aggregate Team score from last season's score will be Separate Divisions for Compound, Longbow, Recurve and Recurve Barebow. b. There is no limit on how many teams a Club can enter into each of the Leagues. However, there could be a restriction depending on how many teams register and how many Divisions can be formed from the teams registered. Final Decision will lie with the League Organiser.  c. Team Sizes: For Compound and Recurve Teams - 3 Archers per Team and for Recurve Barebow and Longbow - 2 Archers per Team. d. Teams are made up of each club’s top scoring rounds – If more than one team is entered from a Club for a Bow type then the Team is made up of the top 3 scores for Recurve and Compound) and top 2 Scores for Recurve Barebow and Longbow for that month and the B team is made up of the 4 th , 5 th  and 6 th  top scores (Recurve and Compound) and 3rd and 4th for Recurve Barebow and Longbow Teams for that month and so on.  e. Archers can shoot as many rounds as they like each month, submitting only their top scoring round to their Club’s League Secretary for assessment. f. An Archer may shoot in one or more of the Leagues, but can only represent their club once each month in each of these leagues. g. An Archer can only shoot for one Club in these Leagues.
7.  Payment a. Entry Fee for each Team is £5.00. b. Payment for each team registered to compete in the league must be received by the Organiser by no later than 24th October, 2018. c. Cheques for Entry Fees must be made out to 'Cheshire Archery Association'. 8.  Awards d. Medals will be awarded to the top team in each of the divisions in each of the leagues - A Medal for every Archer who has shot for the winning Team over the 5 months the league has been operating. e. Medals will be presented to the Winning Club League Secretaries at the May 2019 County Meeting. All Club League Secretaries are invited to attend this meeting. 9.  General f. All communications is via Email with exception of the payment of Entry Fee. g. The League Organiser has the final decision with matters concerning these Leagues.
     6.  Matches a. 5 Monthly matches starting in November, ending in March the following year. b. Points will be awarded as follows: WIN - 3 points  DRAW - 2 points  LOSS - 1 point. c. If a Team fails to submit a Team score then please Submit a Team Score of NIL with 'DID NOT SHOOT' as the first Archer Name as this useful for the Organiser to know. d. To gain any points a team score must have at least one score in a team. e. All scores MUST to be submitted online via website. The County League Organiser will confirm receiving each Clubs teams score. That way we can practically eliminate invalid submissions. f. An extra Point will be awarded each month in each division for the highest individual score in that month. g. At the end of the season (after the March Matches) a team has managed to win all their 5 matches then 4 extra Bonus Points are awarded to that team to ensure that they win their respective Division. h. Scores from clubs for each month’s matches must be submitted no later than the end of 3 rd   day of the following month and it is each Club’s League Secretary responsibility to ensure the County League Organiser has received these scores. NOTE: failure to do so will lead to your club forfeiting those matches. i. The League Organiser will not chase the scores up with the Club's League Secretaries as in the past - this due to several Secretaries unfortunately, in the last couple seasons, not submitting on time and causing considerable delay in calculating and then publishing of the results each month the league is operating. j. Where a Team's fixture is set as a BYE they must shoot and submit a Team Score to gain the maximum points. k. At the end of season, after the March Matches, 4 Bonus points will be awarded to the team winning ALL of their 5 monthly matches , should it be necessary, to ensure they finish in 1st place in their Division.
Rules for the 2018/2019 Leagues