To compliment the Archery GB ranking system and make the season a bit more exciting, Barry Du-Crow, Paul Gregory and Nick Hayball from Southampton AC have created a Longbow and Barebow League. Jon Nott of Archery GB is supporting this league, expressing a desire to increase the number of competing longbow archers.
Through sponsorship by The Longbow Shop and The Archery Shop, trophies and 2nd and third place medals will be awarded in the following categories: GMB, MB, Bowmen and below, for both Gents and Ladies and Longbow and Barebow. In addition, the Barebow trophy winners will receive £30 archery shop vouchers sponsored by partsland.co.uk.
The current rankings may be found at https://sites.google.com/view/uk-longbow-ranking/home
The required rounds to gain a ranking and league position are: 2 WA720 rounds, 2 WA1440 rounds and 1 York/Hereford round, as appropriate. These must be record status tournaments.
The results will be entered from published scores, and there will be a page on the Archery GB website for archers to submit scores throughout the season, which will be entered provisionally until the tournament results are published.