The initial distribution of the ladder is randomly determined at the start of each year. Subsequent members who join will start at the bottom of the ladder.
A member may challenge anyone up to two spaces above themselves on the ladder. If the challenger wins, then the two swap places. If the challenger loses, then the order remains unchanged.
A challenge may be issued at any time, and must be completed within a week or the challenged member forefits the match. A challenge match must be completed before either member makes another challenge or is challenged themselves. In the circumstances where it is not possible for a match to be completed within a week please make allowances and notify the organiser of any disputes.
A challenge takes the form of a head-to-head match with ends of three arrows. After each end, the archer with the highest total scores 2 points whilst their competitor scores 0. In the event of a draw, both archers recieve 1 point. The winner is the first archer to score 6 points, with a one arrow shoot-off being used in the event that both archers have 5 points after 5 ends. The result of the shoot-off, as well as any line-cutters, should be decided by an impartial member of the club.
The format of the head-to-head is chosen by the challenger and may be based on any officially recognised round. e.g. Portsmouth, Beiter hit-and-miss, Worcester, 70m etc.
Challenge matches shall take place from the first training session within a full term until the last training session in the full term, and the ladder competition will run for the entire year, with awards being made at the AGM or Cuppers.
Please email the organiser with the results of any matches.