BUCS Indoors 2014
March 4, 2014
Saturday 1st March saw UWAC take 4th place at the BUCS Indoor Championship with a team score of 2251, narrowly missing out on 3rd by 5 points. The team was made up of Jorge Lindley (571), Tom Hall (567), Enrik Nako (561) and Connor Gallagher (552). Warwick archers also took three individual medals – a gold, a silver and a bronze.
Luke Rieman won the Gents Experienced Longbow category with a score of 449, setting a new BUCS record in the process. Jake Bellamy took silver in Gents Experienced Barebow with a score of 514, and Matt Dale claimed bronze in the Gents Experienced Compound with a score of 572.
Due to hugely increased numbers of entries, the number of archers Warwick could enter was much lower than in previous years. Given that a key strength of UWAC is our depth of talent, coming out with the results we did on limited numbers speaks highly of those who shot.
A special mention should also be given to the many UWAC archers present on the day who didn’t shoot – helping out on the support team, selling raffle tickets and taking photos. They were a big part of the Warwick presence at the competition and did a great job!
February 17, 2014
BUTC (British University Team Championships) is one of the most exciting competitions in the student archery calender, where 32 teams compete in head-to-head hit/miss disc elimination rounds. BUTC this year was held on 15th February at Southampton University, and Warwick sent both an A and a B team.
Both competed at a very high level, with Warwick being the only University with two teams in the top 10 after the initial ranking round.
Warwick did a fantastic job and held their nerve throughout, making it to the final where they were narrowly beaten by Oxford – who won on the difference of a single point! However, achieving silver at BUTC is in itself an excellent result. The B team, despite being knocked out by Birmingham earlier on, were the second highest ranked Warwick B team ever and can also be proud of their performance.
Warwick BUTTS Leg
February 12, 2014
The fourth BUTTs leg took place here at Warwick on Saturday 8th February. Warwick came out with a number of individual medals and the Experienced team won the leg. They are now in second place overall to Derby by a meagre 2 points. Warwick won the leg with a team of Maddie Meatyard, Jorge Lindley, James Jeffs and Tom Hall and a combined score of 2216.
James Jeffs also came third in the experienced males with a score of 552, and Maddie won the female category with a score of 561. Luke Rieman took Longbow gold for Warwick, and Jake Bellamy claimed Barebow gold.
The novice team was comprised of Andrew Bushnell-Wye, Laura Woods, Nimra Imran and Miles Pool with a combined score of 1797 points which put them fourth on the day. Individually, Laura Woods took silver in the female novice category while Nimra Imran just missed out on bronze by a pair of points.
Nimra gave a novice view of the day:
The Fourth BUTTS leg started with the an abundance of cake and cookies. Hyped up on sugar, the archers went about setting up, and soon the floor was covered in a myriad of colourful bows. Shooting on home field allowed many of us to be more comfortable in our surroundings.
Novices and Experienced archers alike reached high standards of shooting, leading to a highly competitive competition. Additionally, both UWAC teams comfortably won the Boat Race, which brought the competition aspect of the day to a good close, leaving the home team in high spirits. Later on, after a delicious meal at Wing Wahs, UWAC headed home to reflect on the day’s events and take in all achievements, big or small.
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