Shooting at Back begins on Wednesday, 15th August at 7pm.
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First, there will be no club night next Wednesday, 14th March as Back are using the hall all week.
The last round of the postal league will need to be shot and I suggest this should be on the 21st with the 28th as a back up for anyone who cannot shoot on the 21st.
The Easter Egg competition can be after Easter this year which will be the 4th April.
The handicap competition was held last year in May which is a few weeks away so the date can be set nearer the time.
That leaves the Lewis and Harris Sports Festival/Western Isles Indoor Championship. I have been asked to find out whether we would prefer to run this on a club night or to do as we have before, hold it on a Saturday. The question is which time would be best to attract the largest number of competitors, although we would also need to be sure we could finish the competition in the time allowed on a Wednesday.
Your thoughts on the LHSF would be appreciated.
The club will not have shooting nights on either the 27th December or the 3rd January but the new 2018 season will start on January 10th.
The January postal league match can be held either on the 17th, 24th or the 31st. This can be decided on the 10th Jan if you could let Stuart know when you are likely to be unavailable.
It looks like the best date for the Christmas pudding shoot will be next Wednesday, 13th December. Sorry for the short notice. The format is the same as the last couple of years - each match will be 3 ends (final is 4 ends) with 2 points to the winner of each end, 1 point each for a draw. The match is won by the first to 3 points (5 points for the final). An extra end can be shot in the case of a draw and then the nearest to the centre.
Initially, competitors are divided into 4 groups according to 'seeding' and then a round robin within each group. For the quarter finals the winner of group A shoots against the runner up of group B etc.
If numbers are low, we can divide into 2 groups rather than 4.
The Christmas Pudding Shoot went very well and was lots of fun and lots of good shooting.
Colette was the best novice, getting into the quarter finals
Maddie was the best Junior after a shoot out with Jack
Jason was the winner of the Christmas Pud after an exciting match against Calum which went to 4 ends. Well done to both finalist.
That ends the 2016 season, our next meeting is the AGM on Jan 11th with shooting restarting on the 18th Jan at Back
The format for the competition on Wednesday is pretty much like the Olympics only over 18m rather than 70m. Primary school juniors will shoot at 9m, everyone else at 18m. Novices have been shooting for less than a year.
Competitors will be seeded into 4 groups, A, B, C, D for a round robin series of matches, where everyone in a group has a match with everyone else. In the quarter finals, the winner of A shoots against the 2nd place in B, and the winner of B shoots against the 2nd place in A; and the same
with C and D.
Semi finals - the winner of the 2 A/B quarter finals shoot together and the same with the C/D winners.
Finals are obvious.
THE MATCH FORMAT
A SET is an end of 3 arrows. The shooter with the highest total in the set gains 2 points, the lower total has 0 points. A drawn set results in 1 point each.
A MATCH is the first to 3 points. If the match is drawn at 3 points each after 3 sets a fourth is shot with the winner winning the match. If the match is still drawn then there is a single arrow shoot off with the nearest to the centre winning.
The FINAL will be the first to 4 points.