There will be 5 rounds over the course of the season:

  1. September–October
  2. November
  3. December–January
  4. February
  5. March

If your club intends to compete you should fill out the Registration form.

The Round Shot will be the Portsmouth Round, 5 Dozen arrows @ 20 yards on a 60cm Face. The top score for each archer within the relevant period should be submitted. These scores must be shot in competition or under competition conditions at a club practice session. Competition conditions shall be taken to mean either double scoring or someone else scoring the archer's arrows; 3 arrows to be shot at a time; 6 sighters only; score-sheets to be submitted to the club's Records Officer. There is no requirement for all club or team scores to be shot on the same day.


Any archer eligible to compete in the BUCS championships shall be eligible to compete for a team in the E-League. Archers who are eligible for the BUCS Novice category may compete for both a Novice and Experienced team in each round.

Team Competition: Recurve (4 archers).

Barebow, Longbow and novice archers may also participate in this. Universities may enter more than one team at a time. The top 4 scores from one club will be taken for the 'A' team, the second 4 for the 'B' team, etc. Only the highest score from each archer will be considered in any one round. An archer may compete in more than one team (A/B/C etc.) over the year.

Team Competition: Novice Recurve (3 archers).

Barebow and Longbow novices may also participate in this. All novice teams shall compete in one division. Universities may, again, enter more than one team per round if their numbers warrant it. (A novice is an archer who has begun shooting in the current academic year.) Novice scores may be counted twice per round - once for a Recurve team and once for a Novice Recurve team.

Points and Divisions

Top scores will be taken for the teams, no pre-selection is required. Teams will be placed in Divisions similar to the previous year's e-league. Points will be awarded, depending on the number of teams in the division. E.g. a league of 8 would have the top team scoring 8 points, the second placed team 7 points, etc. Any team not entering that round shall not be awarded any points. Results for each month will be published. Final results will be published at the beginning of April. In the event of a tie, final positions shall be decided on the average of all 5 league scores.

Divisions for the 2005-2006 season were taken from a combination of the 2005 BUSA Indoor Championship Results and the November E-League scores. For subsequent seasons membership of these divisions will be maintained, save that any team which is in the top two in their division will be exchanged with one of the bottom two from the division above, if they have a higher average score over the year.

Only 'A' teams may be in the first division and only 'A', 'B' or 'C' teams will be considered for any division.

Regional and Home Nations Leagues.

Recurve (4 archers), Novice Recurve (3 archers) and Compound (3 archers) teams will again compete in Regional and Home Nations Leagues. As above, Barebow and Longbow archers can compete as Recurves. Top scores will be taken, no pre-selection required. Regional League teams are drawn from those competing in the BUTTS, NEUAL, SEAL, SUSF and SWWU league competitions.

Incomplete Teams, Sole Archers and Individual Rankings.

Universities may enter incomplete teams for some or all of the months. Archers being the sole representative of their university may also enter if they wish. In addition to the Team competitions, individual rankings will also be given in the results. The top twenty individuals will receive points in each round of the league. The overall places will be decided on total points with ties broken by average score.